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Best NFL Pro Bowl Captain Obvious lineup strategy for DraftKings Showdown

We break down some ideal Showdown lineup picks for Sunday’s Pro Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at M&T Bank Stadium.  Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 Pro Bowl is set to kick off Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET and DraftKings will have a host of DFS contests available. We broke down the ideal lineup strategies for this matchup between the best of the AFC and NFC. Here’s who we think you should consider.

Captain Obvious

It’s hard to tell who will go off in the Pro Bowl, as there are stars at every position. But we’re still going to try. Lamar Jackson ($15,000) seems like the safest captain’s choice. Although he’s the most expensive Pro Bowl player, he’s worth his price tag. Teams have been known to resort to strange antics in this game, which suits Jackson just fine. It’s not secret that the Baltimore Ravens signal caller is one of the best athletes in the league. His ability to throw the ball and make plays with his legs make him a threat every play. Considering the quirky nature of the game, it would not be at all surprising to see him get a snap or two at wide receiver or running back once he’s subbed out.

Captain Courageous

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry ($10,800) led the NFL in rushing this year and went on a ridiculous run that ended in the AFC title game. He ran for at least 180 yards in three consecutive games before the Kansas City Chiefs held him to 69 yards on the ground. The Pro Bowl is notorious for lacking physicality and effort on the defensive end, so a player as big and strong as Henry is a candidate to have a huge performance.

Flex

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ($8,400) already has a Pro Bowl MVP on his resume and shouldn’t have much competition at quarterback in the NFC. His backups will be Drew Brees ($7,600) and Kirk Cousins ($5,000). It’s unlikely that either of them will throw or run as much as Wilson. He just has more in his toolbox.

Wilson paired with Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ($8,200) could make for a dangerous combination. It’s already hard enough containing Wilson, so adding another versatile runner to the mix who can also be an asset as a receiver out of the backfield should be a nightmare. Alvin Kamara ($6,800) is also a threat for that same reason. Both backs could have big games. A lot will depend on who gets more combined carries and targets.