It’s the final week of the fantasy football regular season. Almost every manager has something to play for. In Week 14, some teams are still trying to clinch a playoff spot which means the playoffs really start now. With six teams on bye, lineup decisions are more difficult than we’d like them to be. These bold predictions should help bolster your lineup and propel your teams into playing next week.
You’re going to start your studs of course week in and week out. It’s undeniable, though, that you will run into a few lineup decisions that could make or break your week this season. Our team at Fantrax is here to help. These weekly bold predictions are meant to tip the scale in favor of the players below. We believe they have a chance to help win you the week and put up big numbers. The bold predictions won’t always have a 100% success rate but do provide a well-educated guess for the ceiling each player can achieve each week.
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2022 NFL Week 14 Bold Predictions for Fantasy Football
Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions
Bold Prediction: 350 passing yards, 3 touchdowns
26.0+ fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Colin McTamany, @Colin_McT on Twitter
Colin’s Breakdown: In Week 14, Jared Goff will look to lead the Detroit Lions to their fifth win in six games. They will host divisional rival, the Minnesota Vikings, who currently sit at 10-2. Though the Vikings record is impressive, they’ve allowed an average of 342 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks in their last three games. Teams are picking them apart, but just coming up short of victory. My bold prediction is that Goff picks them apart, too, but also secures the win for Detroit.
In the last two weeks, both Mac Jones and Mike White have eclipsed 360 passing yards each. Not only do I believe Goff to be a better quarterback then both of them, but he has better weapons. Amon-Ra St. Brown is 12th in yards after the catch. D’Andre Swift is the healthiest he’s been all season and Minnesota allows the fifth-most receiving yards to running backs per game. D.J. Chark and rookie Jameson Williams are also solid deep threats which could assist in racking up points for Goff on big plays.
Goff is doing a fantastic job protecting the football, too. He has not thrown an interception in four games. He’s also thrown exactly two passing touchdowns in each of his last two games. As the leader of the sixth-highest scoring offense in the league, I think Goff deserves to start on plenty of fantasy football teams in Week 14.
Hunter Henry, TE, New England Patriots
Bold Prediction: 5 receptions, 75 yards, 1 touchdown
18.5 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Lauren Auerbach, @lkauerbach on Twitter
Lauren’s Breakdown: Hunter Henry is in a smash spot this week. He faces off against a leaky Cardinals defense that has allowed the most receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns to tight ends. They’ve also given up the second-most fantasy points per game to the position. This matchup is too good to ignore, making Henry one of my favorite tight end plays in Week 14.
Henry is coming off an ugly game where he caught two of his five targets for a measly 13 yards. However, he has a total of 10 targets over his last two games (fifth-most among tight ends), as well as one touchdown. While the Patriots aren’t a pass-heavy team, Henry is their second-most targeted player and leads the team in red zone looks. He should continue to be peppered with targets this week, and would likely see a bump in volume if Jakobi Meyers is out. For my bold prediction, I like Henry to find the end zone and finish with his best game of the season to date.
Nico Collins, WR, Houston Texans
Bold Prediction: 6 receptions, 70 yards, 1 touchdown
19.0 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Bradlee Kilgore, @SirBradleeK on Twitter
Bradlee’s Breakdown: He’s rostered in under 20% of leagues, but with Kyle Allen at quarterback, I’m surprised that number isn’t lower. Let’s be honest, this offense isn’t able to move the ball until garbage time. But guess what? Garbage time counts the same as all the other seconds and minutes in the game.
Collins has 36 targets, two touchdowns, and 176 yards in his last four games. The important number in that stat line is the 36 targets. He’s going to give you a chance to score double digits. What more can you ask for, really? It doesn’t matter who the Texans play. A team this bad is going to be passing more than running in the second half of every game. Roster the man. If he is able to play (foot injury) in Week 14, my bold prediction is he posts his best fantasy score of the season.
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Carolina Panthers
Bold Prediction: 112 yards, 1 touchdown
17.2 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Michael Quintero, @WeekendMike on Twitter
Michael’s Breakdown: D’Onta Foreman has been hit or miss this year. He either has a huge game for over 100 rushing yards and a couple of touchdowns or 12 carries for 40 scoreless yards. It’s a good thing he has the Seahawks this week. Seattle is giving up just around 25.0 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. My bold prediction is Foreman has another 100-yard day on the ground.
I expect Foreman will have another huge game with Sam Darnold leading the offense. The offense runs more smoothly with him under center. This will be a high-scoring game which will lead to fantasy points for Foreman. As for his competition, Chuba Hubbard has only had double-digit carries once this season. In their last game, Foreman was on the field 75% of the time while in the red zone. So, Hubbard isn’t much of a threat to him in this backfield.
Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos
Bold Prediction: 6 receptions, 88 yards, 1 touchdown
20.8 fantasy points
Fantrax Writer: Reese Jones, @PotPharma on Twitter
Reese’s Breakdown: We’ve known that Greg Dulcich was going to be a star for a while now. In fact, he made his presence known from his very first NFL start. In Dulcich’s Week 6 debut, he caught two balls for 44 yards and a touchdown. Production from a Broncos receiver had been virtually unheard of before this, so while the stat isn’t eye-popping, it stuck out more than others.
Since his debut, Dulcich continues to see a steady share of targets. Those looks should increase with Courtland Sutton unlikely to play with a hamstring injury in Week 14. Fortunately for the Broncos, Jerry Jeudy is back in the lineup. Jerry remains limited at practice this week, so he’s obviously not at 100% health, though.
Look for Dulcich to improve on his 6-85-0 line from last week. Russell Wilson should rely heavily on his rookie tight end in Week 14 when the Broncos face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. It is my bold prediction that Dulcich catches six passes for 88 yards and one touchdown.