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Ben Roethlisberger | Quarterback | #7

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
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Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-44 passes for 257 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and rushed once for seven yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
He lost one of his two fumbles. Fresh off a convincing win against Cincinnati in Week 2, Big Ben fell flat against the Steelers’ in-state rival on Sunday. Roethlisberger was passable in the first half (no pun intended), converting 13-of-18 attempts for 147 yards. The wheels fell off after that as Pittsburgh’s offensive line collapsed, forcing Ben to spend most of the second half running for his life. The one interception he threw came on a deep shot to the end zone that Rodney McLeon wrestled away from Darrius Heyward-Bey. Roethlisberger was also strip-sacked by Fletcher Cox in the third-quarter. Brandon Graham recovered the fumble, setting up Philadelphia’s third touchdown of the quarter. Big Ben stayed in during garbage time but the Steelers never came close to scoring again. He’ll look for a clean slate next week at home against the Chiefs. Sep 25 - 8:18 PM

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 19-of-37 passes for 259 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Bengals.

Fantasy owners will be happy, but it was not a great performance from Big Ben. His first interception should have been a touchdown for Antonio Brown, but Ben did not see the middle of the field was open and threw well behind an in-breaking Brown. He also was picked targeted Sammie Coates deep down the right sidelined, and he should have been picked again on a similar play. Still, he saved the day with a deep bomb to Coates again down the right and finished the drive with a short touchdown to Jesse James. Despite the up-and-down performance, Ben will be a must-start option next week against the Eagles.
Sep 18 - 4:40 PM

Ben Roethlisberger racked up 300 yards with three touchdowns and one interception on 27-of-37 passing and rushed once for -2 yards Monday in the Steelers' Week 1 win over the Redskins.

The night didn’t start well for Roethlisberger, who was picked by Bashaud Breeland in the first quarter. Eli Rogers had a miscommunication with Roethlisberger on the play and let it deflect off his chest. Roethlisberger shook off the miscue by firing a 29-yard touchdown to Antonio Brown to convert on fourth-and-one in the second quarter. He got lucky on his three-yard TD to Rogers, which pinballed off Sammie Coates, who was the intended receiver on the play. Roethlisberger connected with Brown again in the third quarter on a 26-yarder that looked almost identical to his first touchdown of the night. Playing without Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton didn’t faze Ben in the slightest as the veteran was able to do whatever he wanted on Monday night. Roethlisberger will be a no-doubt QB1 against the Bengals in Week 2.
Sep 12 - 10:31 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 12-of-17 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in two possessions during Thursday night's third preseason game.

As Ben should, he carved up the Saints' swiss-cheese defense amidst zero pass rush. Picking on rookie CB De'Vante Harris, Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for a 57-yard TD after connecting with TE Jesse James in the red zone for his first score. Roethlisberger's weaponry has taken a hit, but he remains a top-eight fantasy quarterback. His ADP is just a bit rich for our taste.
Aug 26 - 9:25 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said he expects to play this week against the Saints.

Roethlisberger has yet to suit up this preseason, but he will finally get in some work during the dress rehearsal. Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will likely suit up as well.
Source: ESPN
Aug 22 - 10:21 AM

Ben Roethlisberger (rest) will not play in the second preseason game.

Neither will Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, nor Antonio Brown. Markus Wheaton was also rested last week, so it is possible he sits out as well. Landry Jones and Sammie Coates will both get the opportunity to bounce back from disappointing performances Week 1.
Aug 16 - 12:22 PM

Ben Roethlisberger (rest) will not play in Friday's preseason opener.

Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Antonio Brown, and Markus Wheaton also will be rested. Landry Jones and Sammie Coates should get quite a bit of run.
Aug 10 - 11:56 AM

Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he wants the Steelers to go for two-point conversions after every touchdown this season.

Big Ben said he's "discussed it" with coach Mike Tomlin. "Why not?" Roethlisberger said. "Put it in our hands. I want the ball. Any player would relish that opportunity." The Steelers converted the most two-pointers in the league last season, executing eight while the next-best team only executed four. Pittsburgh also led the NFL with 11 two-point attempts. While going for two every touchdown probably won't happen, a likely uptick in two-point tries is good news for Roethlisberger's fantasy outlook and bad news for the Steelers' kicker.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 15 - 6:28 AM

Ben Roethlisberger has lost 15 pounds this offseason using a "high-cardio" workout plan.

"He couldn't really work out because he kept getting hurt," agent Ryan Tollner said. "I think he said after the season, you know what, I'm going to lose weight to alleviate potential pain in my joints." Roethlisberger "only" missed four games last season, but he dealt with an MCL sprain, a bone bruise in his knee, a foot sprain, a week in the concussion protocol and a separated shoulder suffered during the playoffs. Getting in better shape can only help his chances of staying healthy, especially as he heads into his mid-30s.
Source: ESPN
Apr 5 - 9:11 AM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Ben Roethlisberger has "three to four more good years in his prime."

"We're excited to see what he can do in that time period and what we can do to help him be successful," Colbert continued. Steelers president Art Rooney II expressed similar sentiments after the season, saying the team is not yet thinking about life after Roethlisberger. Ben just turned 34 in March, but he may not have as long a shelf life as quarterbacks like Tom Brady or Drew Brees after taking beating after beating throughout his career. The Steelers need to at least invest in a quality backup as Roethlisberger gets older. He missed four games last season.
Source: ESPN
Mar 29 - 9:19 AM

The Steelers offense scored 6.4 fewer points a game without suspended WR Martavis Bryant in the lineup over the last two seasons.

The most noticeable split occurred in Bryant's rookie year. After struggling through the first six games, the offense took off once Bryant made his NFL debut. Ben Roethlisberger averaged almost six fewer fantasy points in the nine games he played without Bryant over the last two seasons. The Steelers added help in free agency with Ladarius Green, and sophomore Sammie Coates should be able to help fill the hole left by Bryant. Still, this offense should take a step back without Bryant on the field.
Mar 14 - 8:49 AM

Steelers president Art Rooney II says the team still isn't thinking about life beyond Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger has been playing the best football of his career the past two seasons, but is going on 34. He's grown increasingly prone to injury, dealing with knee, foot and shoulder issues in 2015. That's in addition to a concussion. At the very least, the Steelers need to get serious about finding a viable backup. Michael Vick and Landry Jones didn't get the job done in 2016. Roethlisberger is signed through 2019.
Jan 28 - 3:24 PM

Ben Roethlisberger said he will not need surgery on his injured shoulder.

"From what I’ve been told by [Dr. James] Bradley, no surgery," Roethlisberger said in a radio interview. "The ligaments will scar up and heal on their own. The only thing he could foresee possibly down the road is cleaning out the arthritis and scars. I don’t foresee any surgeries anytime soon." Roethlisberger should be 100 percent well before training camp. He will be a top-five option even in a loaded quarterback group next season.
Jan 19 - 12:18 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-37 passes for 339 yards in the Steelers' Divisional Round loss to the Broncos.

Amid arm strength concerns following last week's shoulder injury, Roethlisberger fired two deep attempts early, the first overthrown badly down the left sideline before the second bounced off Markus Wheaton's chest in the end zone. Big Ben got the vast majority of his first-half yardage on poorly-covered completions to Darrius Heyward-Bey (58 yards), Sammie Coates (37), and Martavis Bryant (23). The Broncos' secondary seemed to have frequent breakdowns with CB Chris Harris (shoulder) in and out of the lineup, leaving Bryant wide open all too often. The Steelers were ultimately overwhelmed by the Broncos' defense -- especially in scoring position -- bringing to end an injury-plagued, but very often explosive 2015 season for Roethlisberger. Big Ben should be locked in as a top-five fantasy quarterback pick in 2016 re-draft leagues.
Jan 17 - 8:08 PM

Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Broncos.

Despite being listed questionable, Big Ben was never expected to miss this one. The Steelers, however, will be without DeAngelo Williams (foot) and Antonio Brown (concussion) on Sunday. Also inactive for the Steelers are Michael Vick, CB Doran Grant, FB Will Johnson, OT Byron Stingily, and DE Leterrius Walton. Roethlisberger is expected to have the full playbook available.
Jan 17 - 3:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Eli Rogers
WR31Eli Rogers
TE1Jesse James
2David Johnson
3Xavier Grimble
4Ladarius Green
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell