Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Thu, Jun 30th 1:50pm EDT
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.

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that QB Ben Roethlisberger will be among the many starters held out of Thursday's fourth and final preseason contest. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Fantasy Impact: This hardly comes as a shock, but there are a few teams planning to give their starters a couple of reps during the fourth week of preseason. Roethlisberger appeared to be in mid-season form in the Steelers' third preseason game, throwing for 148 yards and two touchdowns in his only two drives of the night. Look for Roethlisberger to be healthy and ready to go for Pittsburgh's Week 1 Monday night matchup against the Redskins, where he'll be a no-brainer QB1 in fantasy.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 12-of-17 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 27-14 win over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: What's most impressive about Roethlisberger's performance is that he did all his damage on just two possessions. In limited action with a full complement of starters, Roethlisberger's first touchdown went to Jesse James at the goal line, while his second was a 57-yard shot to Antonio Brown. The All-Pro WR burned a rookie CB and scored with relative ease. If Roethlisberger and his supporting cast can stay healthy in 2016, his fantasy value will undoubtedly remain in mid-range QB1 territory.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Roethlisberger had an odd 2015 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
The NY Times | Aug 9th
Should be counted on even more during the Bell suspension.
SoCalledFanEx | Aug 8th
We all have a Fantasy dilemma once in a while, and one of those for this year is would you rather draft Drew Brees or Ben Roethlisberger? This is part of a new series we’re starting on SCFE, where we choose two players at one position and debate who’s the better pick, despite their very […] The post 2016 Fantasy Dilemma: Draft Drew Brees or Ben Roethlisberger? appeared first on ...
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 21st
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
Coach Esser | Jul 17th
Losing one of his best TD threats to a suspension hurts, but getting Le'Veon Bell back healthy will boost the easy yards after the catch that all QBs and fantasy owners love.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Big Ben loses a big weapon in Martavis Bryant and safety net Heath Miller is gone. Throw in his injury history, and he loses a little luster for me.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
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.