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Fantasy Football Sleepers 2011: Top 5 Likely Comeback Players in the NFL
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Every year, fantasy owners spend hours upon hours scouring fantasy football magazines and on-line "expert" fantasy draft sites in hopes that they will find the upcoming season's big sleeper. 

Usually top sleeper picks focus specifically on impact rookies or young players that will finally get a chance to succeed and have a breakout campaign. These players are supposed to exceed expectations and allow whomever selected them the chance to rub it in the face of the rest of the league while riding said player's coattails to the promised land.

Yet quite often these unproven sleepers do not work out so well. (See Aromashodu, Devin and Celek, Brent)

That is why this article instead highlights some former fantasy studs that are ready to make a comeback in 2011. So rather than focusing on discovering the next new superstar, maybe you should take a look at these proven veterans that can be had much later in the draft than in previous years but that seem primed to re-discover their formerly outstanding production.

This is not to say that these players were not at all productive last season. In fact, each of them were once ranked within the top ten of their respective positions, but their numbers from last season were certainly not on par with their previous track records.

However, each of these five guys is set to come back in a big way in 2011.

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