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Best available QBs on Week 15 fantasy football waiver wire

We’ve got some young quarterbacks emerging, and potentially one grizzled veteran to consider. Here are your Week 15 waiver options.

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock attempts a pass during the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy owners are heading down to the wire with most seasonal leagues entering the semifinal round. There are some widely available QBs that could be worthy streaming options in Weeks 15 and 16, especially in two QB leagues. Here are some QBs with under 50 percent ownership in traditional mainstream leagues that fantasy owners can consider picking up:

Drew Lock, Denver Broncos (1 percent)

The rookie 2nd round pick was outrageously good in his second NFL start, completing 22-of-27 passes for 309 yards, three TDs and one INT in Denver’s Week 14 win over the Texans. Lock’s accuracy was especially impressive when taking into account the difficulty of his throws. Lock outperformed his expected completion percentage by the second best margin among all Week 14 QBs, a stat that takes into account factors such as defender distance and time to throw. His 138.6 passer rating was the top mark among QBs on the 1:00 p.m. ET slate. Lock is set for two good matchups in the coming weeks, the first against the Chiefs in what could be a heavy passing volume game and the second against a soft Lions defense in Week 16.

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears (19 percent)

Trubisky had largely been having a poor season but has been very productive for fantasy owners over his last two weeks, scoring a total of seven TDs. Trubisky was especially effective in Week 14 utilizing what appeared to be a blend of run-pass options that allowed him to find space. Trubisky carried the ball a season-high 10 times, rushing for 63 yards, shattering his previous season-high of 18 yards on the ground. Trubisky also displayed strong accuracy based on throw difficultly, outperforming his expected completion percentage by the fourth best mark among Week 14 QBs. Trubisky has a Week 16 matchup against an explosive Chiefs offense that could force the Bears into pass mode, and an added running element to Trubisky’s game can help increase both his floor and ceiling.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (14 percent)

Fitzpatrick had a poor Week 14 against the Jets, but he is set for two soft matchups in the coming weeks. In Week 15, Miami takes on a poor Giants defense that has allowed the eighth most DraftKings fantasy points to opponents. After that, Fitzpatrick faces the Bengals in Week 16, who have allowed the ninth most DraftKings fantasy points to QBs. Fitzpatrick is a fantasy risk, as his aggressive and sometimes reckless style of play can lead to disastrous fantasy performances, but he is also capable of making plays.

Eli Manning, New York Giants (3 percent)

Manning is back in the starting lineup after Daniel Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain, which is expected to keep Jones sidelined for more than one game. Manning is well past his prime, but he lands a good spot in Week 15 against a Dolphins team that has allowed the fourth most DraftKings fantasy points to QBs. This could be Manning’s final home game with the Giants, so there is extra narrative surrounding a potential Manning start in Week 15.