Pro Bowl Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for 2020 Pro Bowl

AFC QB Deshaun Watson smiles during the 2019 Pro Bowl.
AFC QB Deshaun Watson smiles during the 2019 Pro Bowl. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

The Pro Bowl may sometimes just feel like it leaves us with a dead weekend as we wait for the Super Bowl, but between betting on the game and fantasy football, there are plenty of ways to keep things interesting.

We've got you covered on both fronts at The Duel. For the first half of the equation, check out our 2020 Pro Bowl betting preview and place your wagers on FanDuel Sportsbook. And we have you covered for the second half here, with 2020 Pro Bowl fantasy picks.

Pro Bowl Fantasy Picks

Start Lamar Jackson, QB, AFC: This one may be a bit of a gimme, but it's important to note that the regular season's top fantasy scorer in standard-scoring leagues remains an elite option in the Pro Bowl. As the AFC's starter he should get plenty of playing time, and at +750 he's the favorite to take home the Pro Bowl Offensive MVP award. Always a big-play threat, Jackson could blow this game open in just a couple of plays.

Start Kenny Golladay, WR, NFC: Kenny Golladay finished the regular season with the second-most targets of 16-plus yards in the NFL, and he ranked eighth among wideouts in average depth of target. Being a downfield monster is especially valuable in a format like this, both because QBs will likely be hurling a ton of deep balls and because limited playing time for everybody means you want your fantasy picks to have the potential to drop a huge score on just a couple of touches.

Sit running backs, AFC and NFC: Running backs may be seeing a huge resurgence in fantasy upside, with high-profile bell cows putting up some monster numbers this season, the Pro Bowl is just not their place to shine, though. The pass-heavy nature of the game means they're not likely to contribute much on the ground, and the fact that their receiving contributions generally come on shorter passes means their chances of exploding for big numbers on limited touches are much lower than players at other spots.

Sit Jack Doyle, TE, AFC: Tight ends can have plenty of appeal in Pro Bowl fantasy, but they need to profile well to do so. Mark Andrews, for example, does plenty of downfield work and is a great play to pair with his real-world and Pro Bowl QB Lamar Jackson. Jack Doyle, though, had a paltry 6.9-yard average depth of Target in the regular season, ranking below average for tight ends. You're really relying on a red zone touchdown for Doyle to return any kind of value, and everyone in this game has that kind of potential, so there's not much appeal in counting on Doyle here.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.