2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Vampire League Starters

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Championship Vampire League Starters article!

Congratulations on dominating your opponents, taking their best players, and making it to the championship.

This is my second year being in the championship in the vampire league (last year I lost), and I plan on winning it this year. So, let's set a championship lineup.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Championship Vampire League Starters

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Quarterback

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

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God help me, but I'm actually going to put your championship hopes on Trubisky.

After you wash the bad taste out of your mouth that my previous statement caused, please listen to my line of reasoning.

Trubisky is facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16, who have been terrible at stopping quarterbacks. They allow the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, 22.3 fantasy points per game. As odd as this statement might be, The Jaguars' offense will help Trubisky put up fantasy points because the Bears' defense will cause plenty of turnovers. Those turnovers will put Trubiksy in good field position to score some touchdowns.

Since taking the starter job in Week 12, Trubisky is averaging 244.5 yards and two touchdowns. He has a 67.9 completion rate during that span, so he is actually accurate with his passes (which is a real F**King surprise).

I KNOW it seems crazy to risk a championship on Turbisky, but you made it this far by taking risks, so what's one more risk.

 Running Backs 

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals

Zac Taylor hinted that Joe Mixon could possibly return to the field this season, so you'll have to keep an eye on Mixon, but if he is out in Week 16, Giovani Bernard becomes a reliable starter for vampires.

Bernard hasn't been the greatest handcuff for fantasy players this year and has been nonexistent in the Bengals' offensive game plan since becoming the starting running back. But, in Week 15, Bernard has an incredible Monday Night performance against the vaunted Pittsburgh defense. So it's highly probable that he could have a repeat performance against the diminished Houston Texans' defense.

The Texans allow 30.8 fantasy points, 136.9 yards, and 1.2 touchdowns per game to running backs this season.

Salvon Ahmed, Miami Dolphins

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Unlike Bernard, Salvon Ahmed has been fantastic in injury relief for his team. In his three games as a starter, Ahmed is averaging 18.7 attempts, 83.3 yards, and 0.7 touchdowns. 

Now, Ahmed has one hell of a matchup against the Raiders in Week 16. The Raiders allow 28.5 fantasy points, 107.1 yards, and 1.2 touchdowns per game to running backs this season. If you watched the Raiders defense the past few weeks, they have checked out for the season.

Ahmed's starting status depends on Myles Gaskin's health, but if he is out then, Ahmed will be a must-start for vampires.

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

For your second week in a row on the Vampire League Starters article, welcome back to Antonio Brown. Well, Brown finally exposed himself to fantasy players in Week 15 against the Falcons, which is a step in the right direction for him (because he usually reveals himself off the field..do you get the joke?). 

In his past two games, Brown is averaging six targets, 71 yards, and 0.5 touchdowns. As he becomes more acclimated with the offense, his averages will jump up, and his Week 15 performance indicates he is starting to grasp the offense and his role.

He faces the Lions, who are allowing 41.5 fantasy points, 194.6 yards, and one touchdown per game to wide receivers. 

Brown is poised to do the full monty against the terrible Lions defense in Week 16 (I swear that's my last joke).

Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears

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Mooney is a bright spot for the Bears' future. He is averaging 72.8 air yards per game, which is one of the better rates among wideouts this year. He has 25.1 percent of his team's air yards, making him one of Trubiksy's prime targets against the Jaguars in Week 16.

The Jaguars allowed 39.6 fantasy points, 180.3 yards, and 1.2 touchdowns per game to wideouts per game this season.

Tight End

Jordan Akins, Houston Texans

Akins has six targets each of his past two games and is a feature of this Texans offense with all of their missing pieces.

He is facing the Bengals in Week 16, and the Bengals allow 14.4 fantasy points per game to tight ends, which is sixth-most among NFL teams.

I really hope you stole a tremendous tight end in your previous matchups because streaming tight ends is brutal, especially in a championship match.

Flex

Lynn Bowden Jr., Miami Dolphins

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Bowden has been another surprising weapon to step up for the Dolphins as their primary weapons are ravaged with injuries. He had nine targets in Week 14 and had seven targets in Week 15. So Tua is looking for Bowden to move the ball down the field, and he shouldn't have any trouble against the Raiders in Week 16.

The Raiders allow 38.2 fantasy points, 172.7 yards, and 1.2 touchdowns per game to wide receivers this season.

Defense/Special Teams

Cleveland Browns

They are playing the Jets, and Myles Garret will have the chance to make up his sack numbers when he was out with COVID because he will destroy Sam Darnold.


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