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  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 16-
Best Rank# 6# 10-
Worst Rank# 22# 22-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total341.0284.9-
Avg Game21.317.8-
Avg Projection289.2270.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank3019-
    
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  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE vs. IND
Week 2 vs. SEA at DET
Week 3 at SF vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. CIN at MIA
Week 5 vs. BAL vs. DEN
Week 6 at LAC vs. PIT
Week 7BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 8 vs. MIA at CHI
Week 9 vs. IND vs. GB
Week 10 vs. LAR at OAK
Week 11 at CLE vs. KC
Week 12 at CINBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. CLE at DEN
Week 14 at ARI at JAC
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. MIN
Week 16 at NYJ vs. OAK
Week 17 at BAL at KC
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att630.3548.3
Pass Cmp414.2361.6
Pass Yards4,732.64,390.3
Pass TDs29.729.6
Ints15.512.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts22.514.3
Rush Yards74.726.2
Rush TDs1.40.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles1.81.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points289.2270.6
   
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
2018 Points 
Week 19.029.0
Week 239.022.7
Week 324.017.0
Week 414.921.7
Week 521.621.4
Week 620.614.3
Week 720.1
Week 816.9
Week 925.217.1
Week 1035.815.0
Week 1120.719.6
Week 1220.320.7
Week 1317.224.0
Week 1419.313.5
Week 1513.118.5
Week 1629.63.3
Week 1713.87.0
  Ben Roethlisberger
QB - PIT
Ben Roethlisberger
Philip Rivers
QB - LAC
Philip Rivers
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Losing Antonio Brown won't do Roethlisberger any favors and it's not as if he was a lock to finish top-10 before then. In fact, Roethlisberger has finished inside the top 10 quarterbacks just four times in his 15-year career. You thought he had ups and downs before? He's not worth the headache and we're surprised many experts are willing to invest a top-12 quarterback selection on him.Here's the example of a player who's top-five at his position in real-life, but not when it comes to fantasy. You've probably heard it a million times - Rivers has been a top-14 quarterback in 11-of-13 seasons, so you're drafting him at his floor if he's being taken as the QB14. Well, no. Rivers is a very consistent quarterback, but he's not going to help lead your team to a championship. There was just one game in 2018 where he totaled more than 24 fantasy points, and it's because his defense has continually gotten better. He also doesn't offer anything rushing, so unless his defense takes a step back in 2019, he's not going to have much of a chance to deliver much better numbers in 2019.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Six hundred and seventy five. That's how many pass attempts Big Ben threw in 2018. That number is going to drop, perhaps even by 100 so don't be expecting another 5,000 yards or another QB3 fantasy performance on the season. With that said, when Big Ben has been on the field, he is a consistent top 15 option so we ought to plan for much of the same even despite the decrease in volume and the loss of Antonio Brown.Since throwing 661 passes four years ago, the Chargers have slowly been pulling it back, all the way down to 508 in 2018. While he does have killer weapons in the receiving game, Gordon, Ekeler and even Justin Jackson make it likely that Rivers' fantasy production will again be hindered by the running game. Furthermore, his 6.3% TD-rate is almost certain to come down as well so don't be surprised if he ends up lower than his standard fringe QB1 finish.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Big Ben had 5,129 yards passing, 34 passing touchdowns and he was the 3rd ranked fantasy quarterback. The loss of WR Antonio Brown will hurt his fantasy value, but Big Ben should still be a high-end QB2 with QB1 upside in favorable matchups.Rivers was the 11th ranked fantasy quarterback thanks to 4,308 yards and 32 passing touchdowns in 2018. He remains a low-end QB on an offense that seems to be on the ascent.