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With bad news about Carson Wentz's balky back coming out Philadelphia this morning, his fantasy football owners will need to turn to their attention to the waiver wire for a streaming replacement for Week 15. But, according to a report, Wentz could potentially be out for the remainder of the season, meaning this could turn into a longer-term play.

​​With that in mind, here are the three streaming replacements at quarterback (owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues) that his fantasy owners should have their eyes on for the fantasy football playoffs. 


1) Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (22 percent owned)

Allen has been playing the best football of his rookie season ​over the past three weeks. He's thrown for 597 passing yards, three touchdowns, and just one interception since Week 12. Over that same span, Allen has also rushed for 335 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. His running ability makes up for what he lacks in the passing game, making him a viable replacement for Wentz moving forward.


2) Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (48.3 percent owned)

Similar to Allen, Mayfield has been hot of late. Despite an upcoming matchup with the Denver Broncos defense in Week 15, he makes for a back-end QB1. Baker has 893 yards and six touchdowns through the air since the Browns' Week 11 bye. Cleveland's offense as a whole have been rolling since firing former head coach Hue Jackson, so expect at least 250 yards and a touchdown this weekend. Looking at Mayfield as a championship-week play is the key here as the Browns take on the league-worst Bengals secondary in Week 16. 

3) Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (48.8 percent owned)

Jackson has been dynamite since taking over the starting role in Baltimore -- both through the air and on the ground. Jackson has thrown for 450 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions over the last three games. He's added 217 yards and another two TDs on the ground, giving him a high floor due to his rushing ability. Facing Tampa Bay in Week 15 makes him a sure-fire QB1 this Sunday -- a good enough play to ride you into your fantasy finals.


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