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Sam Ehlinger

#3 QB,


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RANK: 51



RANK: 51


24 yrs


6'1'' / 222 lbs



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Solid in Week 18 spot start

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-08

Ehlinger completed 23 of 35 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Colts' 32-31 loss to the Texans on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 21 yards and committed a fumble recovered by Indianapolis.

Ehlinger's pair of turnovers, which unfolded on consecutive second-quarter possessions, certainly didn't help, especially with the first resulting a pick-six and the second coming two yards away from the Texans' end zone. However, Ehlinger did put up some solid numbers otherwise, with his afternoon highlighted by one- and four-yard touchdown passes to Michael Pittman and Mo Alie-Cox, respectively. Ehlinger gained valuable experience this season while drawing his first three NFL starts and making four appearances overall, and he'll enter the offseason as the primary (and latest) candidate to try and bring some long-awaited stability to the Colts' quarterback position come 2023.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
8 WAS Dome 57° 7.5 27th -3.040.523172010073.9100.16150778%50%29%70%13%17%
9 @NE Outdoor 78° 6.0 26th 5.039.529151030151.745.65390262%0%19%45%31%21%
17 @NYG Outdoor 52° 7.6 25th 5.538.5149601064.397.31120464%0%19%86%0%14%
18 HOU Dome 36° 14.5 12th -3.038.535232092265.777.05210471%25%12%51%31%14%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Retractable Dome 3 27.415th1370.70.769.086.174%38%5120.0
Away Outdoor 3 14.873rd540.30.355.862.563%0%3200.0
Away Retractable Dome 1 0-0.168th00.000.039.60%0%0-10.0

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2021 23 IND 3 0 1 71st000000.039.639000%0%-0%0%0%
2022 24 IND 4 3 36 51st101645733363.476.1178704.469%21%19%58%23%17%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Will start Week 18

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-02

Interim head coach Jeff Saturday said Monday that Ehlinger will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Texans, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

With Matt Ryan benched and Nick Foles (ribs) ruled out, Ehlinger will draw his third start of the season. The 2021 sixth-round pick completed 32 of 52 passes for 304 yards and one interception across back-to-back starts in Weeks 8 and 9. After being a healthy inactive Week 17, Ryan is expected to operate as the backup to Ehlinger during the Colts' last game of the 2022 campaign.

Serviceable in emergency duty

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-01

Ehlinger replaced an injured Nick Foles (ribs) to open the second half of the Colts' 38-10 loss to the Giants on Sunday and completed nine of 14 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also rushed once for 12 yards.

The second-year signal-caller's final numbers were respectable and mistake-free, and he even facilitated Indianapolis' only touchdown of the afternoon with a six-yard pass to Michael Pittman late in the third quarter. Ehlinger could be in line for his third start of the season in a Week 18 home matchup against the Texans if Foles is unable to suit up and interim head coach Jeff Saturday opts to keep Matt Ryan as a backup.