2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Vampire League Starters

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Vampire League Starters article!

It is here, the final week of the fantasy football regular season. I don't know how the rest of you look as the season ends, but I'm sitting pretty. I have clinched a playoff spot and a first-round bye as well with my latest victory in Week 13. Plus, I've added a decent tight end to my roster, Dalton Schultz, so I can avoid digging through the trash at the tight end position.

Even though I'm pretty set for the playoffs, my work in Week 14 is far from done because I've got my eye on Travis Kelce, and if I can snag him before the playoffs, my team will be extremely difficult to beat. My team consists of Jonathan Taylor, Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, Austin Ekeler, A.J. Brown, Davante Adams, and Schultz. I did lose Lamar Jackson and Leonard Fournette due to injuries, but I'll have a competitive team.

Enough of my gloating; let's focus on you and help you achieve success in Week 14, so you can wreak havoc in the playoffs. That way, your league mates will continue to face your wrath and have their dream of championship come to an end!

2022 Fantasy Football Week 14 Vampire League Starters

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Quarterback 

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

It has been a while since Goff has graced his presence in the article, but we will be happy to have him in our lineups in Week 14.

Goff has been a solid starting fantasy quarterback this season, averaging 19.4 fantasy points, 251.8 yards, and 1.6 touchdowns per game. Now, in Week 14, he has a fantastic matchup against the Vikings in a game that should be a shootout.

The Vikings' defense has been a liability for them despite being 10-2. They allow 19.1 fantasy points, 299.5 yards, and 1.3 touchdowns per game to quarterbacks. Goff has fantastic averages when facing the Vikings, averaging 293 yards and 1.8 touchdowns throughout his career. 

Running Backs

D'Onta Foreman, Carolina Panthers

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Foreman has been one of the most reliable running backs since becoming the Panthers' primary back. He averages 87.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns during his short reign as king of the backfield. Despite the Panthers' offense and even his offensive line being completely unreliable, that doesn't stop him from gaining yards; 61.8 percent of his yardage has come after contact.

In Week 14, Foreman has a terrific matchup against the Seahawks, who haven't figured out how to tackle running backs this far in the season. They allow 27.7 fantasy points, 111.9 yards, and 0.9 touchdowns to running backs.

DeeJay Dallas, Seattle Seahawks

You should start the running back facing off against Foreman in Week 14 as well, DeeJay Dallas.

The Seahawks running back room has been ravaged by injuries; Ken Walker and Travis Homer are both questionable for Week 14. The Seahawks signing of Wayne Gallman is a bad sign that both of them will not be on the field, leaving Dallas the lone back who knows the playbook.

Dallas's matchup against the Panthers bodes well for vampires since Carolina's defense is struggling against the run. They allow 23.9 fantasy points, 109.1 yards, and 0.7 touchdowns per game to running backs.

Side Note: If Travis Homer is active for Week 14, I would start him over Dallas.

Wide Receivers

Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens

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I'm not going to lie to you, Week 14 is filled with tough matchups for wide receivers available to vampires. I hope you have gotten some big names along the way to avoid many of these desperate plays, and starting Devin Duvernay is a desperate play.

Duvernay has a decent 13.2 percent target share and a 14.6 percent share of the Ravens' air yards. So, he has the potential to be a pleasant surprise in Week 14. 

He has the perfect matchup in Week 14 against the Steelers to help many of us get into the playoffs. The Steelers allow the third-most fantasy points to running backs, 39.1 fantasy points, 185 yards, and 1.2 touchdowns per game to RBS. 

Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions

If you are going with Goff at quarterback, it's definitely a good idea to stack him with a wide receiver since Amon-Ra St. Brown isn't available to vampires; let's take a shot at Josh Reynolds.

Reynolds is averaging 5.6 targets and 41.8 yards in his last ten games and should be able to torch the Vikings' secondary with that kind of target share.

The Vikings allow the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, allowing 39.6 fantasy points, 203 yards, and 0.7 touchdowns per game. They have been super terrible recently, allowing 42.9 fantasy points and 226.5 yards to wide-outs over their past four games.

Tight End

Hunter Henry, New England Patriots

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If you still need to figure out the theme of this week's article, it's risky plays. Hunter Henry is a risky play since he has only been startable for four games this season. But Henry does have a fantastic matchup in Week 14 against the Cardinals, who allow the most fantasy points to tight ends.

The Cardinals allow 20 fantasy points, 80 yards, and 0.7 touchdowns per game to tight ends this season.

You will probably feel stressed out all week by starting Henry, but the reward will be worth the risk to your sanity…I hope.

Flex

George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers

When you are in desperate mode, you can never go wrong by starting a tremendously talented young wide receiver and hoping for the best. Despite being on an ineffective offense, Pickens has solid averages in his last ten games, 5.6 targets and 48.6 yards. He is in the green in most of the advanced stats for wide receivers, 26.1 percent team air yards, 73.4 air yards per game, and 14.2 average depth of target.

In Week 14, Pickens has the chance to destroy his archrival, the Ravens. Baltimore allows 36.9 fantasy points, 181.4 yards, and 0.8 touchdowns per game to wide receivers. The Ravens' secondary has struggled at stopping WR2s this season. They are allowing 7.2 targets and 66.1 yards which is the second-most in the NFL.

Defense/Special Teams

Kansas City Chiefs 

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The Chiefs' defense has been surprisingly effective for fantasy players this season. They have five double-digit point totals and haven't gone negative so far this season. In Week 14, they have a juicy matchup against the Broncos.

The Broncos' offense is hard to watch, and they have allowed 38 sacks this season. Plus, they are one of the most ineffective offenses in the red zone; they can't score to save their life.

This article is filled with high-risk, high-reward plays. However, the Chiefs' defense against the Broncos is the safest play of Week 14. 

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