With no designated TE position on a Showdown slate, it’s pretty easy to scroll right past all the TE options. That statement is especially true when it’s the Pro Bowl, not to mention, the two best TE in the NFL in Travis Kelce and George Kittle are squaring off in the Super Bowl. However, tight ends have an impressive recent history of success at the Pro Bowl. Considering the pricing, it makes sense to find room on your roster.
Here are some QB/TE stacks to consider on DraftKings:
AFC: Lamar Jackson ($10,000) and Mark Andrews ($6,000)
These guys are both very expensive for plays that are likely pulled sometime in the late first quarter to late second quarter, but maybe that’s a good thing. This is the first Pro Bowl for both of the Baltimore Ravens’ breakout stars, so they should both be motivated to go out there and put up some big numbers. QBs generally don’t run much, if at all in the Pro Bowl — why risk it? Maybe Jackson scrambles around a bit, but he should be looking to throw for the most part. I’d expect him to go with what was working for him all season in Baltimore, and that was Andrews — who posted a 68-891-10 line. The only other QB that has a WR/TE teammate of his in the game is Drew Brees and Michael Thomas.
AFC: Ryan Tannehill ($5,400) and Jack Doyle ($3,600)
Tannehill’s playing in his first Pro Bowl, which would come as a shock to anyone even in the middle of this season. Being that QB3 in this game generally means the most snaps, although with two younger options ahead of him, his floor is probably checking in late third-quarter. Tannehill was very focused on his TEs during the Titans’ playoff push, and Doyle should be his guy in this one. Doyle was the backup TE in the 2018 Pro Bowl, and caught two passes for 17 yards.
NFC: Kirk Cousins ($5,000) and Austin Hooper ($5,200)
This is my favorite QB/TE stack in the game, simply because I think we can safely project a ton of playing time for Cousins and Hooper. Cousins is behind Drew Brees and Russell Wilson, who have absolutely nothing to prove in this game besides having a little fun and getting some cardio. Cousins was named as a replacement for Aaron Rodgers, which could give him some motivation. I could easily see Cousins getting the entire second half for the NFC. Zach Ertz comes into this game pretty banged up, playing through multiple injuries down the stretch for Philly. I’m actually pretty surprised he even accepted his Pro Bowl invite. Ertz has played in this game plenty, and should take it very easy before heading to the bench early. With Hooper as the only other TE on the roster, look for him to get the rest of the snaps. Hooper could potentially play three quarters in this game. He caught a 20-yard touchdown in the Pro Bowl last year.
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