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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 241
College: Miami (OH)
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Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-33 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Steelers' Week 7 win over the Texans on Monday night.
Roethlisberger absorbed three sacks and lost his right tackle and left tackle for stretches in this one. The offense got off to a really slow start, being held scoreless until there was 3:08 left in the first half. That's when Big Ben hooked up with rookie WR Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown over the top of the defense. The flood gates opened for Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown found Lance Moore for a three-yard touchdown 1:41 later, and Ben then found Le'Veon Bell for a two-yard score just 49 seconds after that. Roethlisberger hooked up with Brown nine times for 90 yards and had a 16-yard score called back when Brown couldn't get a second foot in bounds. Ben will be a mid-range QB2 vs. the Colts next week. Oct 21 - 12:02 AM

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 21-of-42 passes for 228 yards, one touchdown and an interception in Pittsburgh's 31-10, Week 6 loss to the Browns.

Big Ben and the Steelers could never get in rhythm, and in continuing a running theme, got less efficient the closer they got to the end zone. Roethlisberger has now been held to just one touchdown in back-to-back games, but the pick was his first since Week 2. The ball got batted at the line of scrimmage. Roethlisberger will take an 8:3 TD:INT ratio into next week's game against the Texans. He'll be a low-end QB1 against a defense that just got dominated by Andrew Luck.
Oct 12 - 4:35 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 26-of-36 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 17-9, Week 5 win over the Jaguars.

Roethlisberger didn't toss any picks, but was strip sacked for a fourth-quarter fumble. It wasn't the feast fantasy owners had in mind against the Jaguars' soft defense, but Big Ben was efficient, completing over 70 percent of his passes for the third-straight game. Playing like a legitimate top-12 quarterback, Roethlisberger will remain a QB1 for next week's trip to Cleveland.
Oct 5 - 4:21 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 28-of-39 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 27-24, Week 4 loss to the Bucs, also losing a fumble.

Big Ben got strip sacked on Pittsburgh's opening possession, leading to a 7-0 deficit in a game that Pittsburgh still should have easily won. Roethlisberger was completing passes with ease all afternoon, and is now on pace for 4,368 yards and 24 touchdowns. He's completing 68.1 percent of his passes, averaging 7.74 yards per attempt and on track for only 12 turnovers. Big Ben is a clear-cut QB1, and has a juicy Week 5 matchup with the Jaguars.
Sep 28 - 5:18 PM

Ben Roethlisberger was limited in Steelers practice Friday for non-injury-related reasons, but is listed as probable for Week 4.

We'll have another update on this if there's anything to worry about, but at this moment in time there doesn't seem to be any concern. The "probable" listing means the team considers Roethlisberger "virtually certain" to be available for his normal duties. He has a cake matchup versus Tampa Bay.
Sep 26 - 1:40 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-30 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's 37-19 blowout of the Panthers.

The Steelers didn't need their pass game with Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both rushing for over 100 yards, but Roethlisberger was able to connect with Antonio Brown for two third-quarter touchdowns. One of his touchdowns was a vintage Big Ben play where he pump faked the entire Panthers defense and made a cross-field throw to Brown. Roethlisberger should get more opportunities to throw in a matchup with the Bucs in Week 4, making him a low-end QB1. He's averaging 273 passing yards with a 3:2 TD:INT ratio through three games.
Sep 22 - 12:09 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 22-of-37 passes for 257 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in Pittsburgh's 26-6, Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Big Ben took a pulverizing hit from Courtney Upshaw on the third play of the game, and never really got in rhythm. His pick came on a tipped ball from Haloti Ngata. Roethlisberger's 64.8 QB rating would have been his second lowest of 2013. In reality, it wasn't that unpredictable of a night for a quarterback on the road in a short week early in the season. Roethlisberger continued to relentlessly pepper Antonio Brown with targets, looking his way 12 times for seven receptions. Things won't get any easier for Big Ben in Week 3, where the Steelers must venture to Carolina.
Sep 11 - 11:30 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-34 passes for 365 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Steelers' 30-27, Week 1 win over the Browns.

Roethlisberger also fumbled, but the Steelers managed to recover. Big Ben did the vast majority of his damage in the first half, where the Steelers raced to a 27-3 lead. Seemingly believing the game was over, Ben and Pittsburgh shut it down as the Browns stormed back for a tie. Roethlisberger then found previously invisible No. 2 receiver Markus Wheaton twice for 47 yards on the Steelers' game-winning drive. The highlight was a typical Roethlisberger Houdini act in the first half, where he evaded three would-be sackers before finding Antonio Brown for a 35-yard touchdown. With the Steelers traveling to Baltimore on a short week for Thursday Night Football, Big Ben will be a low-end QB1 for Week 2.
Sep 7 - 4:23 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 15-of-24 passes for 157 yards, a touchdown and interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Big Ben's score, a 27-yard strike to Heath Miller, came deep into the second half against the Eagles' second-team defense. Roethlisberger and the Steelers' first-team struggled mightily against Philly's starters, with Big Ben tossing a horrid pick on an ill-advised freelance. He also showed noticeably-little chemistry with No. 2 receiver Markus Wheaton. Barring a surprise appearance in the Steelers' preseason finale, Roethlisberger finishes August 24-of-37 for 328 yards (8.86 YPA), three scores and a pick. He's a low-end QB1 with top-eight upside.
Aug 21 - 9:56 PM

The Steelers insist they're committed to running more no-huddle offense this season.

"We practice it all the time," C Maurkice Pouncey said. "It's big for us," were the words of Antonio Brown. "(It's) going to be a key for us this year to get things going fast and catch defenses off-balance and let Ben (Roethlisberger) pick and read his reads, and it gives us the opportunity to play fast." The Steelers' pledges to run more no-huddle used to ring hollow, but they should be serious this time after it helped turn around their 2013. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Roethlisberger matches or even exceeds last year's top-eight QB finish.
Aug 21 - 4:29 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 8-of-11 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's second preseason game against the Bills on Saturday.

Big Ben's first score went to Antonio Brown, who roasted the Bills secondary for a 76-yard visit to the end zone. Roethlisberger then found speed demon Markus Wheaton for a 16-yard touchdown. Through two preseason games, Big Ben is 9-of-13 passing for 174 yards (13.3 YPA) and the two scores. Expected to be given more freedom to run the no-huddle for the entirety of the season, Big Ben has QB1 potential and is a prime target for late-round QB drafters.
Aug 16 - 10:01 PM

Speaking Monday, GM Kevin Colbert said he didn't "any circumstance" where Ben Roethlisberger did not finish his career with the Steelers.

Roethlisberger's contract has become a talking point even though he's signed through the 2015 season. With their cavalier quarterback now 32 years of age, the Steelers have no reason to rush an extension.
Jul 28 - 5:37 PM

Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team will wait until next offseason to sign Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension.

Roethlisberger is signed for $23.7 million over the next two years, and will make $12.1 million in 2014 base salary. The Steelers have $6.37 million in cap space and plan on extending him after the season when there's more financial flexibility. "Ben wants to be part of a winning team, to be in a position to compete for championships, and he understands that in order to do that we need to try to keep as many of the other players around as we can," Rooney told Steelers.com. "That's what he and I talked about. We did assure him that next year is the time frame in which we want to address it."
Jul 26 - 9:16 PM

Steelers OC Todd Haley confirmed the no-huddle will be a staple of Pittsburgh's 2014 offense.

The Steelers played no-huddle sparingly early in 2013. They implemented it down the stretch, and Ben Roethlisberger was fantasy football's No. 4 overall quarterback across Pittsburgh's final nine games. "We’ve been working hard at it," Haley said. "That’s going to be part of what we do. We don’t want to just give it lip service." Playing faster would benefit all Steelers skill players.
Jun 18 - 10:10 PM

Ben Roethlisberger says the Steelers will use the no-huddle offense more in 2014.

OC Todd Haley was leery of the hurry-up over the first half of last season, but embraced it down the stretch, and Pittsburgh's offense took off. The Steelers went 6-3 over their final nine games, averaging ten points more per game than over the previous seven. Big Ben was the No. 4 overall fantasy quarterback during that nine-game stretch. "I don't want to call it our base offense," Roethlisberger said, "but I think you'll see more of it." It allows Big Ben to call plays at the line and run more of them. Roethlisberger quietly played some of the best football of his career in 2013 and has sneaky 2014 fantasy upside.
Jun 8 - 10:26 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3Dri Archer
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2LeGarrette Blount
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Dri Archer
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Antonio Brown
2Lance Moore
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Justin Brown
3Martavis Bryant
WR31Justin Brown
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Michael Palmer
K1Shaun Suisham