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Best available QBs on Week 17 fantasy football waiver wire

We identify the readily available quarterbacks who could have big fantasy football performances in their regular season finales.

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones celebrates with fans while leaving the field after the Giants game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The final week of regular season football is nearly upon us, and that will make for some interesting start/sit decisions. Teams will be looking to rest starters to extend their recovery period ahead of the postseason, give reserves some reps in a game that doesn’t mean anything, and ramp up targets and touches/targets for stars in an attempt to punch a ticket to the playoffs. Here are some available quarterbacks we think you should consider bringing onboard in Week 17 off the fantasy football waiver wire.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants (26.1 percent)

Jones came back from injury piping hot and threw for 352 yards and five touchdowns to help the Giants take down Washington in Week 16. He aired it out 42 times and spread the ball around plenty en route to a performance in which he tallied 38.28 DKFP. New York will face the Eagles in Week 17, and while their secondary isn’t as bad as it was was to start the season, Jones should get the green light to let it fly some more.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins (22.6 percent)

Fitzmagic pulled a rabbit out of a hat against the Bengals, totaling 35.66 DKFP while throwing for 419 yards and four touchdowns. The Dolphins signal caller has been given freedom similar to what he had in Tampa Bay last year and launched 52 passes against Cincinnati. He has thrown for at least 245 yards for four consecutive games. He’ll likely get to go all out against the Patriots in the season finale. It’s risky because New England has one of the better pass defenses in the NFL, but he could get enough volume to put up a gaudy stat line.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (4.9 percent)

Dalton has nothing to lose and played like that against Miami. Cincinnati has officially secured the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and will have the worst record in the NFL this year regardless of how they close out the year. Dalton might be closing in on the last start of his career with the Bengals and tallied 37.84 DKFP in his last outing while throwing for 396 yards and four scores. His last hurrah might be worth taking a chance on.

Robert Griffin III, Baltimore Ravens (.3 percent)

Now that Baltimore has clinched the AFC North and secured a first-round bye in the playoffs, Lamar Jackson won’t play in Week 17. This opens up the door for Griffin, who has only played in five games this season and last appeared in Week 14. Although he hasn’t attempted more than six passes in a game this season, he was once one of the NFL’s most lethal dual-threat signal callers. If he gets an opportunity to show what he can do, the world could be in for a show.