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Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger

QB - PIT

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 240 lbsAge: 39College: Miami (OH)Drafted: #11 (1st Rd. by Pittsburgh)

Week 2 Outlook

LV @ PIT
Sun 1:00pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) QB #17
Projection 19.2 pts

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37%
 
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36%
 
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Let's be honest, it wasn't pretty for Big Ben in week one. He had a 56% completion rate and only averaged 5.875 yards per attempt with one touchdown. With that being said, this matchup against the Raiders is a get-right game for Ben and the Steelers offense. Ben's on the streaming radar in this one, but based on what we saw last week, we can't view him as anything more than a low-end option. He's a mid-range QB2 in my rankings.

Ugh. The signs of decay we saw last season are still abundant. Big Ben, who once stood in the pocket so admirably and was willing to withstand big hits if it meant waiting an extra second for a receiver to break open downfield, has been reduced to dinking and dunking. His average depth of target shriveled to 6.9 yards in 2020, and last Sunday against the Bills it was just 5.9 yards. Roethlisberger finished with 189 passing yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He averaged 5.9 yards per pass attempt. Big Ben's Week 2 matchup against the Raiders is more favorable than his Week 1 matchup against the Bills, but he's still just a mid-range QB2.

The Raiders D showed a lot better than I thought they would in Week 1, Big Ben should be better than he was last week, but he is more of a low-end QB2 at home.

Roethlisberger should have a better showing in Week 2 against the Raiders than he did against Buffalo's stout defense in Week 1.

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