Top 7 QB in FAN PPG (min. 10 games) each of past two seasons and has, arguably, the best weapons in the passing game at both WR (A. Brown) and RB (L. Bell), and addition of athletic TE L. Green should help ease the loss of suspended WR M. Bryant
Big Ben missed five starts last season, but has historically been durable and reliable. If Mark Sanchez had Antonio Brown to throw to, he would be a stellar fantasy option. The fact that Big Ben is five times more talented should tell you everything you need to know. Having a healthy Le'Veon Bell should force defenses away from nickle and dime packages too.
My only concern with Big Ben is durability. If he is healthy, he should throw for 5,000 yards and 40 touchdown passes. The question is how many games will he miss with ankle, knee and shoulder injuries. Reports are that he has lost 15 lb. this off-season, which may help him stay healthy this year.
Roethlisberger had an odd season. He was often injured, coming off an injury, getting injured, throwing for huge fantasy points and/or getting intercepted. But when it was all said and done, if Roethlisberger was playing, there was a decent chance he would put up plenty of fantasy points. His duds in the fantasy playoffs, of course, will stick out in plenty of people's minds. The upside however, is great, as he showed, passing for 334 or more yards in eight of his 12 games. His nearly constant injuries are scary, but with Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell, Ladarius Green and an improved Markus Wheaton, this offense will continue to put up numbers.