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Ben Roethlisberger or Drew Brees

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QB - PIT
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Avg Game20.86.9-
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB at NYG
Week 2 at LV vs. DEN
Week 3 vs. GB vs. HOU
Week 4 at DET at TEN
Week 5 vs. LAC vs. PHI
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. CLE
Week 7 vs. CAR at BAL
Week 8 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 9 at TB at DAL
Week 10 vs. SF vs. CIN
Week 11 vs. ATL at JAC
Week 12 at DEN vs. BAL
Week 13 at ATL vs. WAS
Week 14 at PHI at BUF
Week 15 vs. KC at CIN
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. IND
Week 17 at CAR at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Passing
   
Pass Att534.0544.3
Pass Cmp379.9353.4
Pass Yards4,183.43,992.2
Pass TDs30.426.0
Ints9.813.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts23.022.9
Rush Yards25.963.4
Rush TDs1.11.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.42.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points275.7245.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
2019 Points 
Week 121.810.7
Week 20.53.0
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 825.9
Week 9
Week 1011.5
Week 1121.1
Week 1223.4
Week 1311.3
Week 1440.1
Week 1528.3
Week 1622.9
Week 1722.0
Total228.813.7
Average20.86.9
Notes for Player Combination
  Drew BreesD. Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Ben RoethlisbergerB. Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Expert 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
 I have serious concerns that elbow will hold up for 16 games. I've lowered him outside of my top-20 with that injury concern baked in.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Brees is aging, but he still has plenty of weapons and tore it up when healthy last year. Expect more of the same in what feels like his swan song.Big Ben still has the talent and weapons to be an elite QB1. The problem is he's coming off a serious elbow injury and he's another year older. He is a risky, high upside pick to be your QB1.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
As New Orleans became more run-oriented in 2017, Brees failed to surpass 625 pass attempts for the second time since 2006. If he continues to average 33.4 attempts per game like the past three seasons, his fantasy upside will again be somewhat limited.Limited to two games in 2019, Roethlisberger had elbow surgery to reattach three tendons. He began throwing a football in mid-February, and he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in mid-March, "I'm throwing without pain for the first time in years."
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Drew Brees was the QB2 in fantasy last year! Well, kinda. You need to remove the game against the Rams where he injured himself after 5 throws and measure points per game, but there he is, right near the top! Now he's being taken as a borderline starter in many drafts and I just don't understand why. He threw three TDs in 6 of his last 7 games, he's got Emmanuel Sanders and a fit Alvin Kamara to go with Thomas, Cook and rookie upstart Adam Trautman and he's still got Sean Payton running aggressive plays! He's got mammoth upside for a bargain price. Go get him and stop sleeping on Drew Brees.Big Ben turned into Bigfoot in 2019-20 as an elbow injury crueled a promising fantasy season for Roethlisberger, Juju and anyone else connected to the Steelers. Therefore, the question still remains whether he can replicate his breakout (yes, that sounds funny) 2018 when he finally topped 20 fantasy points a game. My take is that he'll struggle without AB, but I still believe this offense has enough quality to make him a solid fantasy option in 2020. Take him as your second QB at the end of drafts if you're preferred pick is on the risky side and you have a big bench.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
I'm not sure if anyone has realized it, but Brees has broken the age 40 barrier and is now 41 years old. Unlike Tom Brady, Brees is going to retire after this year. His average depth of target continues to decrease, which will require more pass attempts in order to reach QB1 territory. How to prove that? He completed 74 percent of his passes and threw a touchdown on 7.1 percent of his attempts, yet he was just the No. 7 quarterback in fantasy points per game. His ceiling at this point in middling QB1 territory.This is one of the weirdest offseasons in NFL history. It's uncharted territory with so many question marks. Then you add in Roethlisberger, who's been rehabbing from an elbow injury that had him tear three tendons in his throwing arm. Yikes. His teammates have said he looks good while throwing the ball around, and have also said he's lost weight, and looks lighter on his feet. Many are undervaluing the Steelers this year due to what happened last year, but don't forget they averaged 66.4 and 66.1 plays per game in 2017 and 2018, while averaging just 58.6 plays per game in 2019. That amounts to an extra 120-plus plays for this offense with Roethlisberger back. The pass attempts dropped from 687 to 510. While that 687 number from 2018 was sky-high, the Steelers continually have averaged 585-610 pass attempts. We can talk about Roethlisberger throwing at least 26 touchdowns in six of his last eight seasons and that he's averaged at least 7.5 yards per attempt each year from 2014-2018, but none of that matters if his elbow isn't right. It adds a level of risk to the entire roster, though he was apparently playing through some elbow pain for quite some time, and it makes sense considering how three tendons finally snapped. We'll talk about it throughout the season in The Primer, but you should also know that Roethlisberger has been horrendous on the road over the last six years, averaging just 15.22 fantasy points per game compared to the 22.19 fantasy points per game at home. He opens the season on the road against the Giants, which is a juicy matchup, but should you trust him coming off the arm injury? I'd probably play it safe and stream him throughout the year once we know he's healthy.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
As consistent as you can get. Locked in as a low end QB1 with blow up weeks. 
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
Drew Brees always comes through in the fantasy playoffs.Big Ben Fantasy Splits = Hardpass
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Brees had 2,979, 27 passing touchdowns, and just 4 picks in 11 games last year. As long as he stays healthy in 2020, he should be a Top-10 fantasy option, but there is some risk that he declines this year as he turned 41-years old in early January. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Brees is no longer a viable locked in, every-week starter for fantasy football. He's going to be someone that you can plug in to play in certain matchups, but it's unlikely that he ever wins you a week single-handedly at this point.Ben's currently being drafted outside the top-12 QBs, but he has an extremely favorable matchup in Week 1 against the Giants. Having missed most of 2019 due to injury makes his value a major a question mark right now, but taking a shot on him could pay off in a big way right out of the gates.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Back in 2018 when Ben Roethlisberger was healthy, the Steelers were the most pass-heavy team when the game was within a score (66.4%) and they were No. 1 in pass rate when trailing (81.5%). @YardsPerGretch
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Drew Brees is the classic must start at home and probably avoid while on the road. His home games make him worth rostering but you will be forced to roster another QB for Brees' road weeks. If the value is there and you don't have a pressing need, I'd take him near the double-digit rounds.Coming off an elbow injury that cost him his entire 2019 season, Roethlisberger is going to have to prove a lot of doubters wrong and show that he's still got it. It helps when you've got WR's like Juju Smith Shuster, Diontae Johnson, and rookie Chase Claypool. I expect Ben to be slinging it all season long for better or worse. Could be a volatile player to rely on.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
The addition of Sanders gives Brees the best cast of weapons he's had in years, possibly ever. The only concern is how large of a thorn will Taysom Hill, who is expected to play an even greater role (20-30% of snaps), play?