Ben Roethlisberger
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By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 5:48pm EDT

Despite the Steelers pushing back contract negotiations with Roethlisberger until the offseason, general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday he couldn't see “any circumstance that Ben won't end his career here (in Pittsburgh).” (Source: Pitt Trib Review)

Fantasy Impact: Colbert's statement was the most forceful made by the team that it fully expects to re-sign Roethlisberger, who has two seasons remaining on a contract he signed in 2008. Now that Roethlisberger knows the Steelers want him for sure, his future is in his hands. He can give the club a "hometown discount" or he can play "lights out" football to get a maximum deal. I think the truth will lie somewhere in the middle. Roethlisberger's stats over the past 3 years are: 2011 4077 yds/21 TDs/14 INTs (15 games), 2012 3265/26/8 (13 games) and 2013 4261/28/14 (16 games). Expect him to come close or even surpass his 2013 yards and TD totals while minimizing mistakes. His current projections (per Fantasy Pros) are 4240/28/14 which may be a little low. He may qualify for a maximum deal if he plays extremely well, but would probably take a slight discount to help the team out of any salary cap issues they may face next year.

By Dave Carroll, Steelers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 25th 4:52pm EDT

Roethlisberger signed an 8 year 102 million dollar contract in 2008. With 2 years left on that contract, team president Art Rooney II told, "he met with Roethlisberger last month and that the Steelers have also talked to Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger's agent, about their intention of getting a new contract done with their franchise quarterback after this season." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Steelers almost never negotiate during the season. Given the fact that Roethlisberger has 2 years remaining on his contract, shows the Steelers do not want the circus involved with playing and negotiating during the last year of a deal. Expect Roethlisberger to make this season his season to shine, thus giving him more leverage during the negotiations. With the speedy Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton at his disposal, he may try to stretch the field more to add to his yardage and TD totals. This may cause a slight bump in his current ADP of 126 overall and 16th ranked QB.

Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 1st
He is fully capable of having 4,000+ yard seasons and nearly 30 TDs. He is a solid back-up QB selection.
The New York Times | Aug 1st
A Cutler-Big Ben platoon is a solid plan if you like to wait until the later rounds for your QB.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
Big Ben can still sling it and he looked dominant in spurts last year. If the Steelers can add another weapon he should be a solid QB1 again.
Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 30th
Quite possibly our biggest sleeper pick of 2014. To make sure you know we aren't crazy, Big Ben was ranked outside our top 20 last year, but for 2014 with a new uptempo, no huddle offense, we are buying big time on Roethlisberger, especially given his late round ADP. Grab him in the final rounds of all drafts this year, as he could easily be your starter by week 3
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
Big Ben had a great fantasy season last year. This is the reason you do not need to take a quarterback in the first or second round. Big Ben is a terrific fantasy option, there are just too many guys to put everyone in the Top 10.