How To Treat Colts QB Sam Ehlinger as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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On Monday, Colts head coach Frank Reich pulled the plug on the Matt Ryan experience and announced that Sam Ehlinger is the team’s new starter at quarterback.

The 2021 sixth-round pick out of Texas is set to make his first career NFL start at home against the Commanders. With a favorable matchup and a talented supporting cast to work with, can Ehlinger kick-start Indianapolis’ offense?

Action Network’s fantasy football experts discuss what Ehlinger brings to the table below.

Sean Koerner: Ehlinger has enough rushing upside and pass-catching talent surrounding him to provide mid-range QB2 value for as long as he remains the Colts' starter.

It remains to be seen just how long that will be, but how he performs this week gives us a much better idea going forward. He is a must-add for QB-needy teams in 2QB/Superflex leagues.

Mike Triplett: My colleague Samatha Previte told me on Monday’s Fantasy Flex podcast that she is in a 16-team league with deep benches where she had to choose between Brett Rypien and P.J. Walker. So there are indeed some leagues where someone like Ehlinger is a must-add!

Otherwise, it’s hard to have high hopes, considering how much Indy’s offense has struggled this year behind a crumpling offensive line. His best path to any potential fantasy relevance is using his mobility to add some rushing yardage value.

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