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Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

QB - PIT
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 38College: Miami (OH)Drafted: #11 (1st Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
QB Rank: 14th
Draft Rank (ECR) #117
Best / Worst #87 / #171
ADP #127

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Ben Roethlisberger works out with teammates for first time since surgery

Ben Roethlisberger posted a video on Twitter of him throwing footballs to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, and Ryan Switzer.

Fantasy Impact

Roethlisberger still has a long way to go to show that he has recovered from Tommy John surgery, but seeing him throwing passes to his teammates is a great sign. The veteran quarterback is in line to be a great value come fantasy draft season if he can return to his earlier form. He will be a quarterback to target for those rolling with the late-round quarterback strategy, as he should be taken after the top 12 quarterbacks are gone.

Leonard Grandio3 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger: Tomlin 'fully expects' him to be ready Week 1

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says the team "fully anticipates" Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) being ready for Week 1.

Fantasy Impact

News about Roethlisberger's elbow has been positive all off-season. It's noteworthy that Pittsburgh hasn't signed a high-profile backup after some horrific quarterback play following his injury last season. Of course, that could be completely unrelated to Roethlisberger's health. Still, a fully recovered "Big Ben" would do wonders for all Steelers skill position players in fantasy this season. “As we sit here today, we are extremely confident in his readiness,” Tomlin said during an interview with NFL Network. “We are enjoying the process that he’s going through right now."

Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) expected to be healthy by Week 1

Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) expects to be healthy for Week 1 of the 2020 season.

Fantasy Impact

“I was going to be ready for OTAs and the minicamps, said Roethlisberger. “That was going to be the plan.” He underwent elbow surgery last season, but seems to be progressing well as he was throwing pain-free for the first time in years. Barring a setback, Roethlisberger should be all systems go before Week 1. It is unclear at this time if he will get any work during the preseason. Big Ben is currently 17th among all quarterbacks in the expert consensus rankings. His return would boost all the Steelers’ skilled position players in 2020.

Brad Camara9 weeks ago
Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) throwing pain-free for the 'first time in years'

Ben Roethlisberger says he is throwing without pain for the first time in years.

Fantasy Impact

The two-time Super Bowl champ added that right now he is making about 40 throws per day from 20 yards out. Roethlisberger underwent elbow surgery last season but seems intent on playing again in 2020. The return of the 38-year-old would be a big boost for all Pittsburgh's skill position players.

Ben Roethlisberger 2-3 months from 'total clearance'

Ben Roethlisberger was able to resume throwing a football over the weekend for the first time since undergoing surgery. He told reporters that he's 2.5 to three months away from receiving total clearance from his doctors.

Fantasy Impact

The Steelers have continued to say that they expect Big Ben to be ready for Week 1 of the 2020 season, but he still has a lot of recovery ahead of him. Given his age and his declining play on the field in 2019 prior to his injury, along with the decline of the surrounding offense, Roethlisberger isn't likely to be more than a late-round flier and may even go undrafted in 1QB leagues depending on how his recovery goes over the summer.

Blaine Blontz15 weeks ago
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