Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers - 95.3% owned (?)
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jan 18th 4:14pm EST
Don't be quick to forget that Big Ben is dealing with a difficult injury or that he has been quite bad on the road this season. With that being said, the game script is promising for his floor.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 the Fan he's "not ready to commit to playing" football in 2017. Roethlisberger later added that he'll "consider his options then decide" on his playing future. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact
Pittsburgh's fan base, the team's front office and Roethlisberger's teammates are holding their breath in the wake of the signal caller's comments Tuesday that leads me to believe he's pondering retirement. Roethlisberger, 34, is at the back end of his career with a laundry list of injuries beginning to pile up on his resume -- he's missed six games in the past two years putting his durability in question moving forward. However, he is coming off of a season in which he threw for his most touchdown passes (29) since 2014 and despite losing, led the Steelers to the 2016-2017 AFC Conference Championship Game -- Pittsburgh hasn't missed the playoffs since 2013. Players, especially the prominent, have contemplated retirement in recent seasons, with most returning the following year. But the 2016 offseason proved that players do walk away with some thread left on the tires -- see Marshawn Lynch and Calvin Johnson. If Roethlisberger elects to hang up his cleats, his departure would leave a tremendous void at quarterback for the Steelers and open up the door for a possible acquisition of Tony Romo from Dallas. Romo to the Steelers? That would be a match made in heaven as they have the pieces in place to not only win now but also protect Romo with one of the best offensive lines in the league.

Category: Rumors


Ben Roethlisberger had a solid outing in Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger finished with 314 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Fantasy Impact
It's hard to say it, but Roethlisberger was the worst of all the quarterbacks in Sunday's Conference Championship games. Once, Bell went down after acrrying the ball for six times, the passing game was keyed on by the New England defense more heavily. We shall only see what next season brings in store for Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Fantasy Football Maniax, Wed, Jan 18th 1:51am EST

Big Ben has been strong at home, but inconsistent on the road. The Patriots are ninth against fantasy quarterbacks, he has the toughest road of the four fantasy quarterbacks this weekend.

FanSided, Thu, Dec 29th 7:35pm EST

With so many quarterbacks now injured, do you ride with Ben Roethlisberger or Dak Prescott in fantasy football Week 17? The final week of the NFL regular season is always the trickiest to predict in regards to fantasy football because we aren't sure who is ready to put forth a full effort. For...