The Pro Bowl is essentially the NFL’s All-Star game. It pits football’s best against each other, providing a unique opportunity for rivals to work together and for fans to see this awesome dynamic.
Every year, the best players in each position are selected to compete in the Pro Bowl. Historically the game has been held the week before the Super Bowl in Hawaii, however, 2015 brings a bit of a change.
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played in the same arena as the Super Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium), the week before, in the very same place (Arizona)! So while we’re counting down the days to the first preseason game of the NFL (August 3rd!!!), we’ve decided to compile our picks for a Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.
Using best-of Pro Bowl statistics, we’ve pulled our picks for our “Fantasy” Pro Bowl Team. Check it out!
QB: Peyton Manning
The future Hall of Fame quarterback holds nine Pro Bowl records (not to mention categories he ranks second or third in):
- Career passing attempts: 179
- Single-game passing attempts: 41 (2004)
- Career completions: 107
- Single-game completions: 22 (2004)
- Career passing yards: 1,496.
- Single-game yards: 342 (2004)
- Career yards per completion: 8.36
- Career touchdowns: 14
- Career interceptions: 8 (tied with Dan Fouts)
In addition to a Super Bowl ring, multiple Super Bowl appearances and a new single season passing yard record in 2013, he also won the 2005 Pro Bowl MVP award, further solidifying him as our pick for QB in our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.
RB: Adrian Peterson
While his accolades during the Pro Bowl do not stack as high as Manning’s, Peterson still lands on this list for our fantasy team. Pro Bowl accomplishments include:
- Career rushing touchdowns: 4
- Second rookie ever to win Pro Bowl MVP (tied with Marshall Faulk)
RB: Walter Payton
This Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee has received high praise both on and off the field, but for his performance during various Pro Bowl games, he makes our team.
- Career rushing attempts: 81
- Career rushing yards: 368
He's also tied for second in rushing touchdowns with two, and has a long list of NFL records and awards that makes him more than worthy of our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team.
WR: Jerry Rice
Rice was chosen to 13 Pro Bowl games, and played in 10 of them. While Rice doesn’t hold any Pro Bowl records, he is second and third in several of them, and frequents football experts’ lists as one of the greatest receivers of all time. Some of his Pro Bowl accomplishments include:
- Second in career receptions: 37
- Second in career receiving yards: 495
- Third place in single-game receptions: seven (tied)
WR: Randy Moss
Moss owns one of the more prolific single-game performances in the Pro Bowl’s history. Pair that with his many records and professional accomplishments, and being on the fantasy team is a no brainer.
- Single-game receptions: 9 (also tied for third with seven receptions)
- Single-game receiving yards: 212
TE: Tony Gonzalez
Gonzalez has been a fixture in Pro Bowl games throughout his career and with a list of accolades that grew every year he played, it’s no question why he belongs on our fantasy Team! Some of his Pro Bowl records include:
- Most Pro Bowl selections: 14
- Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Receptions: 42
- Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Touchdowns: 6
Kicker: David Akers
An often overlooked position, anyone who's a football fan knows that kickers can win or lose a game for a team. Akers is definitely a player who has brought his team victories off his foot. Along with an impressive showing in the Pro Bowl Akers definitely makes the cut for our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team. Check out some of his records:
- Longest Field Goal in Pro Bowl History : 53 yards
- Points in Pro Bowl History: 57
What’d you think of our Fantasy Pro Bowl Team? Did we miss any players that you felt put on a clinic during their Pro Bowl tenures? What does your Fantasy Pro Bowl team look like?
See Your Favorites at the 2015 Pro Bowl
While some of the players on our list maybe out of the game, there are a few who’re still playing on AND there are even more who may just be starting to show glimpses of Pro Bowl greatness.
Next Jan., be in Arizona to watch as the NFL’s best compete in unconferenced football. Fantasy Football comes to life!
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