We have 12 wide receivers to choose from for DraftKings 2020 Pro Bowl DFS, and when there is little rhyme or reason as to what receiver will lead the way, the large player pool can be daunting. The good news is, the Pro Bowl is all about passing and receivers are all about catching.
Receivers have the highest yardage upside of any of the positions, but, the bigger player pool makes it tough to whittle them down to a single player. But, in the Pro Bowl, big plays are going to happen and you often need big play receivers to make that come to fruition. Nine receivers caught one or more passes in each of the last two Pro Bowls and seven the year before that, but only eight topped 40 yards in those three games. T.Y Hilton had two games over 58 yards and four receptions and Odell Beckham Jr. had six receptions for 93 yards in his last appearance.
Our best bet is to go with receivers who have strong yards per reception numbers and hope for big plays. Short passes are mostly going to running backs and tight ends, who are both required to be on the field at all times. Deep targets are going to receivers.
Kenny Golladay, NFC, Lions (Captain $6,900, Flex $4,600)
Golladay ranked third in yards per reception and first out of the receivers in the Pro Bowl. He’s a player who should get at least one deep pass due to his ability to catch 50/50 balls. His league-leading 11 touchdown receptions also make him a strong target in the red zone, where tight ends are usually the go-to targets in the Pro Bowl.
Courtland Sutton, AFC, Broncos (Captain $6,300, Flex $4,200)
Sutton was not happy he didn’t get voted into the Pro Bowl but will play due to DeAndre Hopkins heading to Fiji or maybe just sitting on his couch. Sutton is one of the best big play receivers in the league and played well this year with a poor group of quarterbacks throwing him the ball. Sutton is next on the yards-per-catch list of Pro Bowl participants and likely has a bit of a chip on his shoulder with no other way of showing his ability than balling out in the Pro Bowl.
D.J. Chark, AFC, Jaguars (Captain $7,200, Flex $4,800)
Chark didn’t put up the receiving yards per catch that Golladay and Sutton did, but he is without a doubt a big-play receiver. Chark got the call due to Tyreek Hill and two other receivers declining their invite. Chark may be more grateful to be playing than some of the other receivers and his ability has me hoping for a big catch or two.
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