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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 31 of his 45 pass attempts for 287 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in a 16-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. Despite the win, Roethlisberger didn't play particularly well in this one, with his interception getting returned by Shawn Williams for a 58-yard touchdown. Roethlisberger finishes the 2018 season with a career-high 5,129 passing yards and 34 passing touchdowns. He will be a locked-in QB1 in 2019 fantasy drafts.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Three Scores In Loss
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 33 of his 50 pass attempts for 380 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. Despite the real-life loss, Roethlisberger delivered a huge fantasy performance for his owners in the fantasy championship round. The star quarterback will draw a fantastic matchup against a reeling Cincinnati Bengals defense in Week 17. If your league plays through the end of the regular season, treat Roethlisberger as a top-three fantasy quarterback.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two TDs In Week 15
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 22 of his 34 pass attempts for 235 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in a Week 15 win. While it wasn't a huge performance, Roethlisberger did enough to down the AFC-rival New England Patriots. Roethlisberger will be a top-five play in Week 16 against a New Orleans Saints defense that has been generous to opposing quarterbacks this season.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Playing Through Cracked Ribs
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) suffered cracked ribs in Week 14 against the Raiders. It's the reason why he didn't return in the second half of that game until late in the fourth quarter with the team trailing. Big Ben will suit up and play in a very important game against the Patriots in Week 15. Despite the injury, Roethlisberger will have high-end QB1 upside in a potential shootout as long as he doesn't aggravate his ribs.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Ready To Go
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs), who missed practice on Wednesday, was a full participant on Thursday and Friday and is ready to go for Week 15 against the Patriots. Big Ben usually always fights through injuries, and this is no different in a must-win game against a tough opponent. Roethlisberger has been one of the best QBs in fantasy this year and will have high-end QB1 upside in what could easily become a shootout on Sunday.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Practices In Full
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) was a full participant in practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. It means that Big Ben will suit up in a crucial Week 15 game against the Patriots after missing most of the second half in the Week 14 loss to the Raiders. In what could be a high-scoring affair, Roethlisberger has high-end QB1 appeal this weekend.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner Miss Practice
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) and running back James Conner (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Roethlisberger missed most of the second half in the Week 14 loss to the Raiders, but he's expected to play in Week 15 against the Patriots. In what could be a shootout, Big Ben will be a high-end QB1 despite dealing with an injury. Conner hasn't been ruled out yet but is likely to miss his second straight game. Rookie Jaylen Samuels was the lead back last week with Conner out and would once again have RB2 upside if he starts.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Strong QB1 In Week 15
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger draws a fantastic Week 15 matchup against the New England Patriots. The veteran quarterback missed part of his team's Week 14 loss due to a rib injury but he was able to re-enter and finish the game. This bodes well for his Week 15 availability. Roethlisberger himself told reporters that he expects to play on Sunday, so his fantasy owners can tentatively pencil him into lineups. New England's secondary represents a plus matchup for fantasy quarterbacks as they are allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to the position and rank just 19th in pass defense DVOA. Fire up Big Ben as a top-five fantasy quarterback for the fantasy semifinals.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Doesn't Expect To Miss Week 15
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) said on his radio show on Tuesday that he doesn't expect to miss a big game in Week 15 against the Patriots. Big Ben was hit hard on a play just before halftime in Week 14 and then didn't return until just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter with the team trailing against the Raiders. Thankfully for fantasy owners, Roethlisberger was able to salvage his fantasy stat line somewhat late in that game, and he finished 25-for-29 for 282 yards with two touchdowns despite missing most of the second half. He'll be a strong QB1 this Sunday in what could be a high-scoring affair with New England.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two Scores, Injures Ribs
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 25 of his 29 pass attempts for 282 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 14 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Roethlisberger missed all of the third quarter and part of the fourth after injuring his ribs at the end of the second quarter, giving way to second-year signal-caller Josh Dobbs. The offense stalled under Dobbs and Roethlisberger re-entered the game with 5:20 left in the game, promptly connecting with JuJu Smith-Schuster for a one-yard touchdown. His ability to return to the game bodes well for his Week 15 availability but Roethlisberger's fantasy owners will want to have a backup plan, just in case. Pittsburgh will face the New England Patriots next.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Back In The Game Late
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rib) has returned in the fourth quarter of the Week 14 game against the Raiders with the team trailing with just over five minutes left in the game. Big Ben took a big hit right before halftime and was being looked at when the second half started. Joshua Dobbs played for most of the second half but wasn't very good. Roethlisberger had 164 yards passing and a touchdown in the first half and will end up being a fantasy disappointment after missing most of the second half. Unless he suffers a setback, we'd expect him to be ready to play in Week 15 in a showdown with the Patriots.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Dealing With Rib Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rib) is dealing with a rib injury and is questionable to return for the second half in Week 14 against the Raiders. Big Ben took a hard shot just before halftime and is being checked out in the locker room. Roethlisberger was 18-for-22 for 164 yards and a touchdown in the first half. His fantasy owners will need him to return and put up more yardage in the second half in the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Joshua Dobbs has taken over under center with Roethlisberger hurting. Pittsburgh's pass-catchers will be hurt the rest of the way if Big Ben isn't able to return. Roethlisberger is one of the toughest players in the NFL, so he'd have to be dealing with a serious for him not to return.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Top-Five QB In Week 14
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger heads to Oakland to take on the Raiders in Week 14. The veteran quarterback has been playing well of late, passing for multiple touchdowns in five of his past six contests. The tanking Raiders don't represent a very difficult challenge for him as they rank dead last in the league in pass defense DVOA and are allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Lock Big Ben in as a top-five fantasy quarterback for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger Solid In Defeat
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 29 of his 45 passes for 281 yards while throwing two touchdowns and one interception, but it wasn't enough as his team lost to the Los Angeles Chargers 33-30 on a last-second field goal. The veteran quarterback connected with Antonio Brown for a 28-yard score in the second quarter and then found Jaylen Samuels for a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Despite the loss, Roethlisberger continues to be an extremely consistent fantasy quarterback, having tossed multiple touchdown passes in five of his past six contests. He will look to stay hot in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders.
1 year ago: Ben Roethlisberger A QB1 In Tough Matchup
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will head back home to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13's Sunday Night Football game. Roethlisberger is in the middle of an excellent stretch, averaging 343.5 passing yards and racking up 12 total touchdowns in his past four games. The Chargers' sixth-ranked pass defense in DVOA poses a tough matchup for Roethlisberger, but he has proven throughout the season that he can be trusted as a QB1, even in difficult spots.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Racks Up 462 Passing Yards
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 41 of his 56 pass attempts for 462 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in a Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos. It could have been a much different outing for the quarterback as he was stopped at the Denver three-yard line on a 12-yard run during the fourth quarter. Instead of rushing for a score, he came back three plays later and threw a game-ending interception at the two-yard line. Despite the disappointing outcome, Roethlisberger has been one of fantasy's most consistent quarterbacks this season. He will bring 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions into a Week 13 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Solid Play In Week 12
Despite passing for just 53 yards in the first half, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger rallied to finish as a QB1 in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 12, he will go on the road to take on the Denver Broncos in what sets up as another tough matchup. The Broncos have been stout against the pass this season, ranking fourth in pass defense DVOA and allowing just the 19th-most fantasy points per game to opposing signal-callers. While Roethlisberger isn't in a prime spot, he showed last week that he can be trusted in fantasy despite the matchup. Treat him as a low-end QB1 for Week 12.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two TDs Against Jags
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shook off a slow start to lead his team to a comeback win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Roethlisberger completed 27 of his 47 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. The Steelers got off to a slow start in the game, passing for just 53 yards before halftime. Pittsburgh came roaring back in the second half, scoring all 20 of their points. His one-yard touchdown run with five seconds on the clock capped off an impressive comeback against a tough defense. Through 10 games, Big Ben has now thrown 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He will face off against the Denver Broncos in Week 12.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Has Difficult Week 11 Matchup
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is coming off his best game of the season, which saw him pass for five touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. Roethlisberger will be hard-pressed to repeat that performance in Week 11 as he heads on the road to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville has been tough on opposing quarterbacks this season, allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. Despite his recent success and improved play on the road this season, Roethlisberger should be treated as a low-end QB1 for Week 11 based on his difficult matchup.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Lights Up Panthers With Five TDs
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a memorable performance in his team's dominant 52-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. Roethlisberger completed 22 of his 25 pass attempts for 328 yards and five touchdowns while adding 26 rushing yards. The veteran quarterback was on fire all evening, connecting with JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 75-yard score on his first drop back of the game. Roethlisberger now has 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games played. He will draw a tough road matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Solid Week 10 Option
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will welcome the Carolina Panthers to Heinz Field in Week 10's Thursday night game. Roethlisberger is fresh off an impressive performance against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9 and will be looking to keep it going on Thursday night. Carolina represents a plus matchup for Roethlisberger as their pass defense ranks 20th in the league in DVOA while they are allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to enemy signal-callers. Pittsburgh's offense tends to play better at home, so treat Big Ben as a mid-range QB1 for Week 10.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Accounts For Three Scores
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid game against the Baltimore Ravens in a Week 9 win. Roethlisberger completed 28 of 47 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns while adding two rushes for four yards and a score. The veteran quarterback went into the game with a fractured finger on his left hand and took a huge hit in the fourth quarter against Baltimore. He appeared to injure his throwing shoulder but wound up missing just one play. The Steelers have a short week as they will face the Panthers on Thursday night.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Full Practice Participant
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (finger) was a full practice participant on Thursday. Big Ben fractured a finger on his non-throwing hand in Week 8, but he will play this Sunday in a big divisional game against the Ravens. Baltimore is one of the toughest all-around defenses in the NFL, so this is a bad spot for Roethlisberger's fantasy owners. Treat him more as more of a QB2 this week.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Draws Tough Week 9 Opponent
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger draws a tough opponent in Week 9 as he heads on the road to take on the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore's defense has been tough against the pass this season, ranking 10th in pass defense DVOA and allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game to the quarterback position. Furthermore, Roethlisberger's road struggles are well-known at this point, which makes him an even riskier start in Week 9. Fantasy owners have likely been rolling with him as their weekly starter but this is a week where it would be wise to stream someone with a better matchup over Big Ben. Treat him as a mid-range QB2 this weekend.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Has Fractured Finger
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (finger) has a fractured index finger on his left hand that he suffered in the Week 8 win over the Browns. However, Tomlin doesn't expect the injury to keep Roethlisberger from playing in Week 9 against the Ravens. While it's not to his throwing hand, this injury could still affect Big Ben some and is something worth watching. In a daunting matchup against Baltimore's stingy defense, Roethlisberger will be more of a low-end QB1 play.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Solid In Week 8
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid effort in his team's Week 8 win over the Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger completed 24 of his 36 pass attempts for 257 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the game. He got his offense off to a slow start as they were shut out in the first quarter but things started clicking in place after that. The veteran quarterback has now thrown 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven games this season. He will be a high-end QB2 in Week 9 in a tough road matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Mid-Range QB1 In Week 8
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will face off against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. Roethlisberger should be well-rested after a Week 7 bye, while the Cleveland defense is coming off their fourth overtime in seven games this season. Cleveland has been stout against the pass this season, ranking first in DVOA, but Roethlisberger will taking on a tired defense at home where he has traditionally played much better. Treat him as a mid-range QB1 for Week 8.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Lifts Steelers With Late TD Pass
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid Week 6 performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. Roethlisberger completed 32 of 46 passes for 346 yards and one touchdown in a 28-21 come from behind win. He saved some heroics for the end as he completed a game-winning touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with just 10 seconds left on the clock to give his team a 28-21 lead. Roethlisberger heads into his bye with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown Haven't Been On Same Page
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown leads the league with 21 incompletions on inaccurate passes from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. It's somewhat concerning that Brown and Big Ben haven't hooked up more often this year, but the two connected for two second-half touchdowns in the Week 5 win over the Falcons, and Brown had his first 100-yard game of the season. Brown also remains the most targeted receiver in the NFL (66) through the first five weeks, so he's going to be just fine.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Goes To Bat For James Conner
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks running back James Conner absolutely needs to remain in the game plan when Le'Veon Bell returns from his holdout in Week 8. Conner had 110 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 and has been great in Bell's absence. And I will push for James to get as much run as we can because weve seen some great things from him in all phases of football. Hes picking up blitzes, hes catching the ball, hes running hard and making plays and playing with a passion, so we need to keep using that. Conner remains a high-end RB2 for however long Bell remains away from the team. His fantasy value will obviously take a hit when Bell returns, but he could still be involved enough to be on the flex radar.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Low-End QB1 In Week 6
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will head on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. The veteran's road struggles are well-known at this point and have continued during the 2018 season. Four of his six interceptions this season have come in his two road games and he will take on a Bengals pass defense that has held him under 300 passing yards in six straight meetings. Roethlisberger is surrounded by excellent offensive pieces which keep his floor high but he is more of a low-end QB1 in Week 6.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Three Scores In Win
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 19 of his 29 passes for 250 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in a Week 5 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Roethlisberger had his offense firing on all cylinders in the game, connecting with Antonio Brown for two touchdowns and finding Juju Smith-Schuster for one. The veteran quarterback has been a rock-solid fantasy quarterback this season, passing for 11 touchdowns and six interceptions through his first five games. He will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6, where he will be a mid-range QB1 in fantasy.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Top QB Play In Week 5
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is coming off a pedestrian performance against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4, but fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to trust him in Week 5. Roethlisberger will take on a leaky Atlanta Falcons pass defense at home in Week 5, making him one of the top quarterback plays of the weekend. Atlanta's pass defense is ranked just 27th in the league in DVOA and is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to enemy quarterbacks. Roethlisberger can be treated as a top-three quarterback play for Week 5's tilt against the Falcons.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Slow By Ravens In Week 4
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a pedestrian game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. Roethlisberger passed for 274 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in his team's 26-14 loss on Sunday night. The Steelers did all of their scoring in the second quarter as Roethlisberger and the team's offense was shut out by Baltimore in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a 26-yard, leaping, twisting catch by Antonio Brown in the end zone. Roethlisberger now has 1,414 passing yards, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions at the quarter-point of the season. He will look to bounce back in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Low-End QB1 In Week 4
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has played some excellent football over the past two weeks. Over that span, the star signal-caller has passed for 805 yards, six touchdowns, and just one interception. The Steelers will welcome the division-rival Baltimore Ravens to town on Sunday night in Week 4. Baltimore has been inconsistent against the pass this season, allowing Andy Dalton to pass for four touchdowns in Week 2 but shutting down Nathan Peterman, Josh Allen, and Case Keenum in Weeks 1 and 3. This represents the toughest matchup Roethlisberger has had this season but he is armed with plenty of offensive firepower and will be at home, where he has historically played much better. Slot him in as a low-end QB1 in Week 4.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Three Touchdowns Monday
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in an excellent performance in his team's 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday. Roethlisberger completed 30 of his 38 pass attempts for 353 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. The road win was a welcome sight for fantasy owners who have become used to seeing Roethlisberger struggle on the road recently. Roethlisberger now has 1,140 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions through the first three games of the season. Locked in as a mid-range QB1, he will look to keep it going in Week 4 when the Baltimore Ravens come to Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Travels To Tampa Bay In Week 3
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a big Week 2 performance, accounting for four touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs. Through two weeks, the star quarterback comes in as the overall QB7 in scoring in six-point per passing touchdown leagues. Roethlisberger will look to keep it up in Week 3 when the Steelers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers on Monday night. This matchup offers a mixed bag for Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense. The Buccaneers have been generous to enemy quarterbacks this season, allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game. That being said, it is no secret that Roethlisberger hasn't been the same quarterback away from Heinz Field over the past several years. Treat him as a low-end QB1 for Week 3.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Three TDs In Week 2
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger bounced back from a disappointing Week 1 outing to throw for 452 yards and three touchdowns while adding another rushing score against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers wound up losing to Kansas City in a shootout but Roethlisberger did his part to keep his team close in the contest. The veteran quarterback completed touchdown passes to Juju Smith-Schuster, Jesse James, and James Washington in the game while chipping in his own rushing score at the end of the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger continues to be a better player at home than on the road for fantasy, and real life, purposes. He will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers for Monday Night Football in Week 3.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Listed As Questionable
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Chiefs, but he practiced in full on Friday and his teammates expect him to play. If he can't play, Joshua Dobbs would be under center. We'd be very shocked if Big Ben didn't suit up to play. Not only is he expected to play, but he should be a strong QB1 play against a weak and depleted Chiefs secondary.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Misses Another Practice
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) missed his second straight practice on Thursday and is unsure if he will practice on Friday. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner is hopeful that backup Joshua Dobbs would be ready to go if needed for Week 2 against the Chiefs. Big Ben said he'd be fine to play this weekend in a great matchup against KC's weak secondary, but a second missed practice makes us wonder if might be less effective if he does suit up. Roethlisberger was 23-for-41 for 335 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the season opener. For now, we would still consider him to be a strong QB1 option.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Has Minor Elbow Issue
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is dealing with a minor elbow issue and might be limited in practice early in the week. However, the head coach is unconcerned and said the team "oftentimes limit him in the beginning of the week anyway." Big Ben was a turnover machine and a disappointment in Week 1 against the Browns, but he should have an easier go of it this weekend against the Chiefs. Chargers QB Philip Rivers dropped 424 yards passing and three touchdowns against KC in Week 1 on 51 attempts.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Has Five Turnovers In Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a forgettable afternoon in his team's Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger committed five turnovers in the contest, throwing three interceptions and losing two fumbles. Overall, Roethlisberger completed 23-of-41 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown as the Steelers and Browns wound up in a 21-21 tie. Roethlisberger will be in a prime bounce-back spot in Week 2 when the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh. Kansas City is fresh off allowed a 424-yard, three-touchdown performance to Philip Rivers in Week 1.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Out Of Concussion Protocol
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (head) is no longer in the concussion protocol. Big Ben is fine, although he's still unlikely to play in the second preseason game this week. The oft-injured quarterback needs to take better care of his body as he ages, and that's one of the biggest reasons why he's not as intriguing as a QB1 despite leading one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. You'll want to cover your bases with a solid backup if you take Roethlisberger as your QB1.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Likes James Washington
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is intrigued by rookie wide receiver James Washington. "You see him getting better every day," Roethlisberger said. "Early in camp, we were talking about he couldn't even get on the field with me. Now we're asking for him to be on the field so he can get some reps and we can see what he can do." Washington is still a bit raw, but he has been able to make grabs in traffic. He had two corner end-zone touchdowns with Roethlisberger in 11-on-11 drills in practice last week. Washington will likely be behind Antonio Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster, Justin Hunter and Darrius Heyward-Bey when the season starts, but he has intriguing potential and could make some noise eventually. He's more of a sneaky target in dynasty leagues, though.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger May Be Evaluated For Concussion
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have suffered a concussion during practice on Tuesday. The veteran quarterback went down on a play in practice and appeared fall on his head. He then touched his head a few times and left the field with trainers, presumably to get evaluated for a concussion. Roethlisberger already wasn't scheduled to play in the preseason on Thursday but expect him to miss a few days if he did suffer a head injury.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown Won't Play Thursday
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones, wide receiver Antonio Brown (hip) and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward will not play in the preseason game this Thursday against the Packers. The Steelers are just being cautious with several of their biggest playmakers. Big Ben isn't as sexy of a fantasy pick as he used to be, but he still leads one of the best offenses in the NFL and could be a steal as a low-end QB1. Brown has dealt with a nagging injury in training camp but should be fine. He's likely to once again be the first wide receiver off the board in drafts.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play In Second Preseason Game
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is not likely to play in his team's second preseason game on Thursday. The team hasn't made an official announcement just yet but it looks like Big Ben will be on the sidelines when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers. This continues the plan that the team has followed for the veteran signal-caller over the past few preseasons. According to Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, veteran backup Landry Jones probably won't play much, either. This is because Pittsburgh would like to get more reps for young quarterbacks in Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Will Sit Out Of Preseason Game
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will sit out the team's preseason opener this Thursday against the Eagles. Head coach Mike Tomlin plans to play backup quarterbacks Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and third-round rookie Mason Rudolph. It's not a surprise for the veteran Big Ben to sit out of preseason game. He's aging and is at risk of injury even more so than ever, but Roethlisberger still has one of the best running backs (Le'Veon Bell) and wide receivers (Antonio Brown) at his disposal. If you decide to wait on the position, he's not a bad low-end QB1.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Looking Leaner In Camp
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looks leaner in training camp after making an effort to cut out carbs and sugar while working with a nutritionist in the offseason. Big Ben takes way too many hits and is an injury risk because of it, but he is one of the toughest quarterbacks around. Even though he's getting older (now 36), he still plays in one of the most explosive offenses with two of the best offensive players in the game -- Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. He might not be as sexy of a QB1 selection as he was several years ago, but he should still get the job done.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Not Worrying About Contract
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is two years away from becoming a free agent but he told reporters that he is more concerned about winning games. Roethlisberger stated, "I care about record-breaking Super Bowl wins and things like that -- that's more important to me." Roethlisberger even mentioned that he would be willing to take less if it means allowing some of his other teammates to get paid. Roethlisberger openly discussed retirement during the 2017 season but he now appears intent on playing several more seasons. It appears he and the Steelers will try to hammer out one last contract extension at the conclusion of the 2018 campaign. He sets up as a low-end QB1 for fantasy in 2018.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger May Get Extension
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished 2017 very strongly and Steelers owner Art Rooney is open to extending Roethlisberger. "His play this year makes you feel he does have a few years left. All that is great in terms of the contract. We'll address that at the right time. Bottom line is we're excited and we'll continue to work with him." After retirement rumors last offseason, Roethlisberger plans to play for at least three more years. The Steelers have Roethlisberger signed through 2019.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Committed To Future
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told teammates he plans on playing at least three more seasons, according to Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey. Roethlisberger had already confirmed his return for next season, but now it looks like he will remain in Pittsburgh at least through the end of his current contract, which runs through 2019. The Steelers made an appeal to Big Ben last week by replacing offensive coordinator Todd Haley with quarterbacks coach and noted Roethlisberger advocate Randy Fichtner at offensive coordinator. The two-time Super Bowl champ turns 36 in March.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Backs Todd Haley On Radio Show
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked on his radio show on Tuesday whether he wanted offensive coordinator Todd Haley back in 2018. Roethlisberger responded by saying, "The least amount of change the better. We don't want to have big changes because we're right there, we're on the cusp...We feel we have some great things going for us." Rumors of a fracture between Haley and Roethlisberger popped up during the season but it is apparent those issues were overblown. Roethlisberger went on to state, "I think its perceived as a bigger deal than it was." Haley is not under contract for the 2018 season but the Steelers could look to bring him back with the support of Roethlisberger.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws For 469 Yards In Losing Effort; Will Return In '18
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in an excellent performance in a losing effort against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Roethlisberger completed 37-of-58 passes for 469 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception as his team lost to the Jaguars 45-42 in a thrilling shootout. Roethlisberger overcame some shaky playcalling from offensive coordinator Todd Haley to keep his team in the game against a Jacksonville defense that was one of the best in the NFL all season. Despite the playoff loss, Pittsburgh fans got some good news after the loss as Big Ben told reporters he planned to return in 2018 after openly considering retirement during this past season.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Draws Tough Playoff Matchup
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger pulls a tough playoff matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday. The Steelers, coming off a first-round bye, will welcome the Jaguars to town in a rematch from Week 5, which saw Pittsburgh lose 30-9. Roethlisberger turned in his worst performance of the season back then, completing 33 of 55 passes for 312 yards, no touchdowns and five interceptions. While that performance marked a low point for Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense, he has played much better since the Week 9 bye, accounting for multiple passing touchdowns in all seven games played. The Jaguars had the top-rated pass defense in the league, according to DVOA during the regular season, which makes Roethlisberger a better option in DFS tournaments than he is in cash games.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell Out
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rest) will not play in Week 17 against the Browns. In addition, running back Le'Veon Bell (rest) will also be held out. With wide receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) already not playing, expect more looks for wide receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and Martavis Bryant. Quarterback Landry Jones will get the start for Roethlisberger and anticipate Fitzgerald Toussaint to handle the bulk of the snaps from the backfield on Sunday.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell To Sit Out Week 17
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Le'Veon Bell are expected to be out for Sunday's finale. The word came from teammate Marcus Gilbert in a Thursday radio interview. The Steelers apparently do not expect the Jets to give the Patriots a game, which would be the only way Pittsburgh could improve from the No. 2 seed. It also means the 0-15 Browns will have a much greater shot at avoiding 0-16. Landry Jones will be under center for Pittsburgh. 35-year-old Roethlisberger will be working on two weeks rest in the Divisional Round.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two Touchdowns Against Houston
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid game against the Houston Texans. The veteran quarterback completed 20-of-29 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns as his team rolled to a 34-6 win over Houston. Despite the solid game, Roethlisberger's performance certainly left fantasy owners wanting more as Houston came into the game sporting one of the worst pass defenses in the league. The Steelers ran away from the Texans early while picking up two rushing scores, which capped Roethlisberger's fantasy performance. With the win, Pittsburgh wrapped up a bye in the Wild Card round of the playoffs but they still have a shot at locking up home field advantage in the AFC so expect Big Ben to be under center in Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Has A Fantastic Week 16 Matchup
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been playing extremely well over the past six games. Over that span, Roethlisberger has racked up 16 passing touchdowns while topping 280 yards five times. He draws a fantastic matchup in Week 16 as he will take on the Houston Texans on the road. While Big Ben will be without star wideout Antonio Brown, who was injured during the second quarter in Week 15, he showed that he can be an effective fantasy passer even when Brown is not playing. The Texans have been one of the best fantasy matchups for quarterbacks this season, giving up the second-most fantasy points per game while allowing 27 passing touchdowns and seven 300-yard passing games this season. Lock Roethlisberger in as a high-end QB1 this weekend.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Game-Ending Interception To Spoil Otherwise Solid Day
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hung in there blow-for-blow with future Hall Of Famer Tom Brady on Sunday. Roethlisberger completed 22-of-30 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception as the Steelers lost to the New England Patriots 27-24. Overall, Roethlisberger played a good game but his interception was a killer as he turned the ball over in field goal range to effectively end the game for his team. Roethlisberger had to play a majority of the game without top wide receiver Antonio Brown, who departed during the second quarter with a partial tear in his left calf muscle. Roethlisberger will look to bounce back in Week 16 against the Houston Texans.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Solid QB1 In Week 15
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been red-hot of late, having thrown 14 touchdowns to just four interceptions over his last five games. He will look to keep it going in Week 15 when his team welcomes the New England Patriots to town in what should be a spectacular game. New England's defense has improved greatly since the beginning of the season but this game is expected to be a shootout with two of the most explosive offenses in the league taking aim at one another. Fantasy owners can trust Roethlisberger as a top-five QB1 for the fantasy semifinals this weekend.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Hangs 506 Yards On Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a massive game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. The veteran signal caller completed 44-of-66 passes for 506 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. It was a surprisingly high-scoring game between two division rivals that usually play stout defense against each other. Roethlisberger has been trending up over the past four games after getting off to an extremely slow start this year. He will look to keep it going in Week 15 against the New England Patriots.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Low-End QB1 In Week 14
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been playing his best football of the season over the past four games. Over that span, Roethlisberger has 12 touchdowns and four interceptions while topping 290 yards in three of his four games. The Steelers' Week 14 matchup appears to be a foreboding one against the Baltimore Ravens, but Baltimore will be without top cornerback Jimmy Smith, which should open things up for Pittsburgh's passing attack. Roethlisberger can be treated as a low-end QB1 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Two Touchdowns Monday Night
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. The veteran signal-caller completed 24-of-40 passes for 290 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception to lead the Steelers to a 23-20 win. Roethlisberger's first touchdown pass was a gift from the Bengals as a Cincinnati defender just stood by as Le'Veon Bell slipped by him on the sidelines for a 35-yard receiving score instead of simply pushing him out of bounds. Big Ben later hooked up with Antonio Brown in the fourth quarter with a game-tying, six-yard touchdown. Roethlisberger has returned to form over the past month after a brutal start to the season. He's back to being trustworthy as a low-end QB1 on a weekly basis.
2 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Low-End QB1 In Week 13
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in the midst of his best stretch of the season. After getting off to a very slow start this season, the veteran quarterback has thrown eight touchdowns and just two interceptions in his past two games. He will take on a familiar foe in Week 13 as he travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals on Monday night. The Bengals sport an average pass defense, ranking 16th in the league in DVOA, but the scores tend to be low when these two division rivals get together. Roethlisberger passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns the last time these two teams met, back in Week 7. Big Ben sets up as a low-end QB1 for Week 13.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Hangs Four Touchdowns On Packers Sunday Night
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continued his recent hot play in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran signal caller completed 33-of-45 passes for 351 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions to help down the Packers 31-28. After getting off to a brutal start this season, Roethlisberger has been trending up over the past two weeks, accounting for eight touchdowns and 650 passing yards. It appears the veteran is trending up just at the right time of the season for fantasy owners as the fantasy playoffs are just around the corner. He will look to stay hot in Week 13 when he travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Solid QB1 In Week 12
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, coming off his finest performance of the season, will look to stay hot in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. Roethlisberger has a good chance to turn in a solid afternoon as the Packers have had their struggles against opposing passing games this season. Green Bay's pass defense ranks just 23rd in the league in DVOA while their run defense has been excellent, ranking eighth in DVOA. Roethlisberger should have no trouble picking them apart whenever he goes back to pass on Sunday and may have to pass often if the Steelers can't establish a running game against a stout Green Bay run defense. While Roethlisberger has been mostly a fantasy dud this season, he can be started as a mid-tier QB1 for this matchup against the Packers.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Roasts Titans Defense With Four Touchdowns
After stumbling through a lackluster season, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethsliberger roared to life on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans, shredding them for 299 passing yards and four touchdowns. Thursday night marked the first time Roethlisberger threw more than two touchdowns all season in what has been a down year for him. The veteran quarterback had no trouble moving the ball against a leaky Titans pass defense, completing 30-of-45 passes in Pittsburgh's 40-17 win. He will look to stay hot in Week 12 as he will take on a weak Green Bay Packers defense at home.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Low-End QB1 In Week 11
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has struggled through a disappointing fantasy season but he has a chance to have a big game against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. Roethlisberger will be playing at home against a Tennessee pass defense that has allowed 17 passing touchdowns this season and is ranked just 24th in the league in DVOA. The Titans have had much better success stopping the run this season as they rank 14th in run defense DVOA, which could force the Steelers to pass the ball more than they have been of late. Even though Roethlisberger hasn't been as productive this season as he was in prior years, he is still a strong fantasy option in Week 11.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Fails To Capitalize On Dream Matchup
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger saw his 2017 struggles continue in Week 10 against the Indianapolis Colts. In what was a dream matchup on paper, Roethlisberger completed 19-of-31 passes for 236 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. While it certainly wasn't a terrible performance, much more was expected out of Roethlisberger, who had been making it a habit to beat up on the Colts over the past few seasons. Roethlisberger has settled in as a QB2 this season, although he draws another favorable matchup in Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A QB1 In Week 10
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has struggled through one of his more disappointing fantasy seasons this year, passing for 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions in eight games. Pittsburgh has skewed more run-heavy this season as a result but Roethlisberger is on the QB1 radar for this weekend's game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts present an extremely favorable matchup for the entire Pittsburgh pass offense as they rank just 25th in DVOA on the year. Roethlisberger faced the Colts back in 2016 and shredded them for three passing touchdowns on just 20 pass attempts. Lock Big Ben in as a QB1 for this weekend's matchup.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Reaches 300 Yards For First Time Since Week 5
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 17-of-31 passes for 317 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in his team's 20-15 win over the Detroit Lions in Week 8. While Roethlisberger's final stat line looks solid, most of the damage came on a 97-yard touchdown reception to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster took an intermediate pass over the middle all the way to the house for the score, bolstering Big Ben's final line. Roethlisberger hadn't passed for 300 yards since Week 5 and has only passed for multiple touchdowns three times this season. Mostly due to his poor play this year, the Steelers have moved to a more run-heavy offense which has limited his pass attempts. He heads into his bye in Week 9 and can no longer be trusted as a QB1 in fantasy.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Makes No Promises To Get Martavis Bryant The Ball
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took some time on Wednesday to address the ongoing Martavis Bryant saga, stating that he still considers Bryant to be a valuable part of the Steelers' offense. That being said, Roethlisberger also told the media that there are no guarantees Bryant will see extra passes come his way just because he has been extra vocal in his displeasure over the past two weeks. It has been a rough start to the season for Roethlisberger and Bryant, who have both struggled to get untracked. The Detroit Lions offer another tough test as they have been stout against the pass this season, ranking ninth in pass defense DVOA. Roethlisberger is a low-end QB2 in fantasy going forward.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Manages Two Touchdowns Against Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a steady performance in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Roethlisberger completed 14-of-24 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns, and most importantly, no interceptions. It was a decent performance against a tough Bengals secondary for the veteran quarterback, who has been struggling for most of the season. The Steelers have now limited his pass attempts for two straight weeks while leaning heavily on the run. It appears that Big Ben's days as a QB1 are over. He draws another tough matchup against the Detroit Lions in Week 8.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Looks To Get Going Against Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has struggled through one of the worst starts of his career. Through six games, the veteran signal caller is tied for second in the league with eight interceptions. Even worse for his fantasy owners, Roethlisberger hasn't even performed well at home, which had been a safe haven for him over the past few seasons. In Week 7, the Steelers will welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to town in what is a tough matchup for their passing game. Cincinnati's pass defense ranks seventh in DVOA on the year. Roethlisberger can't be trusted as anything more than a QB2 until he starts playing better.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Underwhelms Again
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in another slow outing in Week 6. Roethlisberger completed 17-of-25 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Kansas City Chiefs. Sunday's game marks the fourth straight game in which he has failed to pass for multiple touchdowns. While it was a slow game for Big Ben, it was much better than the disastrous outing he posted in Week 5, where he threw five interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will look to reach 300 yards for just the second time all season when he takes on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Looks To Bounce Back From Nightmare Week 5
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is looking to bounce back from a disastrous Week 5 performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After throwing five interceptions against Jacksonville, Roethlisberger has passed for 1,269 yards, six touchdowns, and seven interceptions on the season. If he's going to return to form in Week 6, he will have to do it on the road, where he has struggled over the past few seasons. The Steelers will travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in Week 6. Kansas City has been solid against the pass this season, ranking 14th in pass defense DVOA although they are allowing quarterbacks to score the seventh-most fantasy points per game. Due to his recent struggles, Roethlisberger is a QB2 for this week and should stay on the bench until he starts to show some improvement.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Still Believes He's "One Of The Best"
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in one of the worst performances of his career in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The veteran quarterback tossed five interceptions, including two pick-sixes in what was an ugly game for the Steelers. Roethlisberger sounded weary after the game, telling reporters that perhaps his best days were behind him. The All-Pro quarterback changed his tune on Tuesday when he met with the media, telling them that he still has "that belief that I'm one of the best" to ever play the quarterback position. He will look to bounce back in Week 6 against Kansas City Chiefs on the road.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Brutal Against Jaguars In Week 5
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in one of the worst performances of his career in Week 5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Roethlisberger completed 33-of-55 passes for 312 yards, no touchdowns, and five interceptions. Of those five interceptions, two went for pick-sixes. Roethlisberger's early season struggles have been mostly explained away by his road-heavy schedule but this was a home game, making the brutal performance even more alarming for fantasy owners. After the game, Roethlisberger had some interesting comments for reporters, stating, "Maybe I don't have it anymore." While you can't take what was said after a tough loss at face value, this is the same player who talked seriously of retiring after the 2016 season. Roethlisberger can't be trusted as a starter in one-quarterback leagues until he picks up his play significantly. He will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Could Be In For Another Slow Game
The Pittsburgh Steelers finally head home after having played three of their first four games on the road this season. That is good news for owners of Ben Roethlisberger, who has struggled on the road over the past few seasons. Before locking Big Ben into your lineups, however, keep in mind that the Jacksonville Jaguars boast one of the best secondaries in the league. Second-year defensive back Jalen Ramsey is turning into a lockdown corner while free agent signee A.J. Bouye has been a fantastic addition to the team. Ramsey is the third-highest ranked cornerback according to Pro Football Focus while Bouye is no slouch, either, ranking 20th. Look for the Steelers to lean on the running game in Week 5, which will limit Roethlisberger's chances. Roethlisberger can be treated as a mid-range QB2 for Week 5.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Yet To Break Out
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has yet to have a big game after four weeks, and he had a season-low 216 yards against Baltimore in Week 4 with running back Le'Veon Bell doing the heavy lifting. Big Ben's 6.8 yards per attempt and 11.0 yards per completion are also the worst figures of his 14-year career. "Who's to say?" guard Ramon Foster said. "Ben might come out and throw for 500 next week." At this point near the end of his career Roethlisberger just isn't putting up big numbers, and he's now gone 10 straight games without passing for 300 yards. It's the first time since 2008 that he's opened with four games without a 300-yard performance. This may be the new norm for the 35-year-old, as the Steelers look to lean more on the ground game and their strong defense, which makes Big Ben more of an uninspiring high-end QB2.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Manages Just One Score In Week 4
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a pedestrian day against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. The veteran quarterback completed 18-of-30 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown, and one interception as the Steelers went on to defeat their divisional rivals 26-9. This was just the latest in a long string of disappointing road starts for Big Ben as the team chose to ride running back Le'Veon Bell to get the victory. It's hard to fault Roethlisberger for his interception, however, as star wide receiver Antonio Brown bobbled a pass before having it land in a defender's gloves for the pick. Roethlisberger will head back home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5. Jacksonville's defense is much improved this season but Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense is much more dangerous at home.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger's Road Woes Continue In Week 3
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a disappointing Week 3 performance against the Chicago Bears. The veteran quarterback completed 22-of-39 passes for just 235 yards and one touchdown as the Steelers lost to the Bears 23-17. Despite the plus matchup, the slow performance continues the trend of Roethlisberger struggling on the road. On the year, Big Ben has passed for 741 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception through three games. Better days are ahead for the Pittsburgh offense but fantasy owners may want to have a backup plan in place for Steelers' road games. Pittsburgh will face the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 4.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Locked In As QB1 In Week 3
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is off to a solid start for his team in 2017, having thrown for two touchdowns in each of his first two games. The veteran signal caller will look to stay hot in Week 3 when he travels to Chicago to take on the Bears. Chicago ranks just 26th in the league in DVOA this season, giving Big Ben a plus matchup this weekend. While Roethlisberger's road splits have not been as good as his home stats over the past few seasons, a road matchup against the Bears is too good to pass up in fantasy. Fire up Roethlisberger as a low-end QB1 in Week 3.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Throws Two Touchdowns Against Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in a solid performance against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. The veteran signal caller completed 23-of-35 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns to lead his team to a 26-9 victory over the Vikings. This game had the makings of being a more high-scoring affair before Minnesota's starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, was ruled out a few hours before kickoff. The Vikings were then forced to start Case Keenum, who had trouble moving the ball against the Steelers. This allowed Pittsburgh's offense to take their foot off the gas a bit in this one. The Steelers will travel to Chicago to take on the Bears in Week 3.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger A Strong Option In Home Start
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will make his first home start of the season Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings visit Heinz Field. Roethlisberger showed well in his 2017 debut, passing for 263 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns. By now it's no secret that Roethlisberger has much better splits at home but he does draw a matchup against a tough Vikings defense. Despite the tough matchup, Roethlisberger has plenty of weapons at his disposal and has loads of fantasy upside. Feel free to fire up Big Ben as a mid-tier QB1 in Week 2.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Tosses Two Touchdowns In Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led his team to a 21-18 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Roethlisberger completed 24-of-36 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the game. Roethlisberger has had his struggles in road starts over the past few seasons but he played well in this one. The veteran quarterback was able to prevail in this game despite one of his best weapons, Le'Veon Bell, only accounting for 47 all-purpose yards. Roethlisberger is scheduled to take on the Minnesota Vikings in his next start.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Looks To Erase Recent Road Woes In Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will face off against a vulnerable Cleveland Browns pass defense in Week 1. In a move that will likely compound pass defense issues from last year, Cleveland recently cut their best cornerback, Joe Haden, who ironically wound up signing with the Steelers. Roethlisberger has the best stable of weapons that he's had in years as stars Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell are joined by recently reinstated deep threat Martavis Bryant and Vance McDonald, who is possibly one of the most athletic tight ends Roethlisberger has played with in his career. Big Ben has inexplicably experienced some struggles in road games over the past few seasons which even carried over to his road matchup with the Browns in 2016. That being said, Roethlisberger's weapons on offense are too good to fade him this weekend. He sets up as a low-end QB1 for the season opener.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Plays Two Series On Saturday
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made a brief appearance in his team's third preseason game on Saturday. The veteran signal caller played in the team's first two series, completing 6-of-9 passes for 73 yards and losing a fumble. This was Roethlisberger's first preseason action as he doesn't need to risk injury playing in games that don't count. Charged with running one of the most explosive offenses in the league, Big Ben is a solid late-round quarterback option who is generally being drafted in the ninth round of fantasy drafts. He threw for 3,819 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions in 2016.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Talks Up Justin Hunter
Ben Roethlisberger seems to be buying into the newfound hype of free agent signee Justin Hunter. Claiming he's trying not to get too excited, Ben praised Hunter's on-field presence. It's still way too early to start getting riled up over Hunter as a fantasy prospect but the Steelers have a position battle at wide receiver that's well worth watching.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Non-Committal On His Future Beyond 2017
Ben Roethlisberger turned some heads in the spring when he hinted at retirement. While it was easy to shrug it off as Ben being dramatic, recent comments have made it clear that he is legitimately considering it after 2017. Roethlisberger cited wanting to spend more time with his family as well as the recent reports on players who have suffered with CTE. Big Ben has had his share of injuries over the years as well which is certainly another element to consider. This is likely to be a very long, drawn out song and dance throughout the season. Expect plenty of updates as 2017 rolls on.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Expected To Come Back For Another Year
Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney personally believes quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return for another season in 2017. Big Ben would be heading into his 14th season as a pro and will be 35 next fall. Roethlisberger takes a beating, so it's understandable at his age to think about his future. But we'd be shocked if he hung them up. He managed 3,819 yards and 29 touchdowns in 14 games in 2016, so Roethlisberger should remain a midrange QB1 again next year with plenty of dynamic weapons around him, despite the fact that he's in the twilight of his career.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Considering Retirement?
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to playing in 2017. "I'm going to take some time and evaluate with my family and just do a lot of praying about it and make sure it's the right thing for me and my family," he said. At age 34, it'd be a shock if Big Ben hung them up, but he has been battered over the course of his 13-year career, although he hasn't missed a ton of games. In 2016, he threw for 3,819 yards with a 64.4% completion rate, 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He's surely in twilight of his career, but with Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown around as the foundation of this high-flying offense, Roethlisberger should have a few good years left in him if he stays healthy. He should be a midrange QB1, at worst, for 2017.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Struggles In The Red Zone In The Divisional Round
The Steelers were uncharacteristically held without a touchdown, but they will certainly trade points for a Divisional Round win. Specifically, Ben Roethlisberger struggled in close with his sole interception coming in the end zone. He finished the day with 224 yards on 31 attempts, completing 20 of them to six different receivers. Unfortunately, Big Ben hasn't been all that great for fantasy purposes in the playoffs despite syncing up with Antonio Brown on a regular basis. With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan available to use in daily, Roethlisberger isn't the best option in the Conference Championship.
3 years ago: Ben Roethlisberger Should Take Advantage Of A Fully Healthy Offense
With the Pittsburgh offense at full strength for the first time in quite a while, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have a plethora of weapons at his disposal. Both Ladarius Green and Sammie Coates have been practicing in full and everyone else on the roster is as healthy as ever. The Steelers offense should have no problem exposing Miami's defensive weaknesses. The Dolphins do boast a stronger pass defense than they do against the run but that likely won't make much of a difference. Big Ben is a strong play in all playoff fantasy formats.