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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-36 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.
He was sacked twice for a loss of 17 yards. Roethlisberger came out firing by completing 17-of-24 passes for 204 yards in the first half. The Steelers relied more on the run after halftime, which tends to happen when your team has the lead. Antonio Brown was getting hounded all day, which usually left tight end Ladarius Green wide open. Roethlisberger was more than happy to exploit the mismatch, connecting with Green six times for 110 yards and one touchdown. You can’t blame Ben too much for his interception, which came on a play where Eli Apple essentially stole the ball right from Eli Rogers’ hands. Roethlisberger, as usual, will be on the QB1 radar next week at Buffalo. Dec 4 - 8:21 PM

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Ben Roethlisberger completed 14-of-20 passes for 221 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions Thursday in the Steelers' Week 12 win over the Colts.

Blessed with a great matchup against a beat-up Colts secondary, Roethlisberger didn’t disappoint. All three of his touchdown passes went to Antonio Brown, who was absolutely unstoppable on Thursday night. With Pittsburgh in cruise control late in the game, Roethlisberger handed the reigns to Landry Jones for the team’s final drive. It was a nice bounce-back game for Roethlisberger after struggling in windy conditions Sunday at Cleveland. Big Ben will be in the QB1 discussion next week against the Giants.
Nov 24 - 11:33 PM

In his last two games against the Colts, Ben Roethlisberger has completed 64-of-88 passes for 886 yards, 10 touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

Roethlisberger's recent success against the Colts will pit two competing narratives against each other on Thursday night. While he has shredded Indy the last two times he faced them, his home-road splits have been dramatic the last couple seasons, and both of those Colts games were at home. Still, this matchup is too good to call Ben anything but a QB1 this week.
Source: ESPN
Nov 22 - 10:26 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-36 passes for 167 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Steelers' 24-9, Week 11 win over the Browns.

The wind was a factor in Roethlisberger's snoozer of a game — a few passes were noticeably knocked down — but the Browns' non-competitiveness hurt just as much. Aside from teeing off on Cleveland's brittle quarterbacks, the Steelers hardly had to do anything to win. Roethlisberger should bounce back as an elite QB1 for Pittsburgh's Thanksgiving game in Indianapolis.
Nov 20 - 4:27 PM

The game total on Steelers-Browns has dropped six points since open.

This means significant money came in on the under for a game which opened at 49 1/2 points. The total is now down to 43 1/2 at most shops. It is very likely being driven by weather, as high winds are in the forecast in Cleveland. We would try to not overreact in season-long leagues, but these situations are meaningful in DFS and may limit someone like Ben Roethlisberger's upside.
Nov 20 - 10:43 AM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 37-of-46 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns and rushed once for one yard Sunday in the Steelers' Week 10 loss to the Cowboys.

He was sacked once for an eight-yard loss. Roethlisberger didn’t look 100 percent last week versus Baltimore and coach Mike Tomlin admitted that was the case. But Sunday against Dallas, Ben looked as good as he has all season. Aside from two-point conversions (the Steelers were 0-for-4), Roethlisberger could do no wrong against a Cowboys’ secondary missing Morris Claiborne and Barry Church. Roethlisberger came out swinging with touchdown passes to Le’Veon Bell and Eli Rogers in the opening quarter. He didn’t throw his next touchdown until the fourth, but it was worth the wait. With less than a minute remaining and only one timeout left, Roethlisberger took a page out of Dan Marino’s book by faking the spike and hitting Antonio Brown for the go-ahead score. Dallas answered with a late touchdown to win the game, but it was still an impressive effort by Ben. He’ll be an obvious QB1 against Cleveland next week.
Nov 13 - 8:43 PM

Ben Roethlisberger is not listed on the Steelers' Week 10 injury report.

Roethlisberger looked rusty in the first three quarters of last week's loss to the Ravens, but he got it going in the fourth quarter and should be near 100 percent against Dallas. Big Ben is a mid-range QB1 play for Week 10.
Nov 11 - 2:25 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted Ben Roethlisberger looked "rusty" against the Ravens in Week 9 and may not be 100 percent.

Tomlin also acknowledged that Pittsburgh altered its game plan specifically to keep Ben out of harm's way. Roethlisberger didn't look like himself against Baltimore (23-of-45 for 264 yards with one touchdown and one INT) and it's possible the Steelers rushed him back too quickly. Though he may have his practice reps limited, Roethlisberger is in no danger of missing Sunday's home game against Dallas.
Nov 8 - 1:13 PM

Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-45 passes for 264 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Steelers' 21-14, Week 9 loss to the Ravens.

He added a late rushing score. Ben was flat bad in this one, struggling for first downs, let alone points, until the Ravens went up 21-0 early in the fourth quarter. The Steelers called an extremely conservative game, often opting for runs on third down, and clearly not trusting Big Ben to run around on his banged up knee. If there's a silver lining going forward, it's that Roethlisberger got cooking in garbage time, even scrambling a bit. He did not appear 100 percent, but looked better than he probably should have so recently returned from (minor) surgery. Roethlisberger will be a QB1 at home against the Cowboys in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 4:42 PM

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is active for Week 9 and starting against the Ravens.

The Steelers finally decided to stop messing around and confirm what everyone has thought for weeks. Zach Mettenberger's healthy scratch was the dead giveaway. Roethlisberger is a volatile QB1, but there are worse gambles for players in bye week crunches. Inactive for the Steelers are WR Markus Wheaton, DE L.T. Walton, CB Justin Gilbert, OT Brian Mihalik, WR Markus Wheaton, LB L.J. Fort and FB Roosevelt Nix.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While Ben starting is certainly an upgrade for the Pittsburgh receivers, Le’Veon Bell may be the best play in their offense. In two trips to Baltimore, Bell has averaged 121.5 total yards. Currently, our models are projecting him as the second best running back in terms of raw points, behind Ezekiel Elliot. However, we’re also projecting his ownership to be nearly half of Elliott’s across the industry. He’s a solid pivot off of the Cowboys’ running back.
Nov 6 - 11:39 AM

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Ravens.

ESPN's Adam Schefter stopped short of reporting that Roethlisberger will start, but said it's expected to be the case. No. 3 QB Zach Mettenberger is inactive, a strong signal Roethlisberger will give it a go.
Nov 6 - 11:37 AM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports team sources would "be shocked" if Ben Roethlisberger (knee) did not play Week 9 against the Ravens.

McHenry cautions Ben is still a "game-day decision," but the expectation all week has been Roethlisberger will play. He does not have a great history against the Ravens, however, and especially struggles coming out of injury layoffs. Even if he plays, Roethlisberger is more of a lower-end QB1 this week. On ESPN's Sunday Countdown, Adam Schefter suggested Roethlisberger will spend most of the day in the shotgun as part of a quick-pass-based game plan.
Nov 6 - 10:05 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Steelers personnel think Ben Roethlisberger (questionable, knee) will play in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Ravens.

That's been the expectation all week, despite the Steelers labeling him as a game-time decision. Rather ominously, Rapsheet notes that Roethlisberger could be active as a backup if the Steelers don't feel he's ready to start. That exact scenario played out last year in a Week 10 game against Cleveland. Stay tuned for the inactive lists, which come out an hour and a half before game time. Hopefully that will give us some clarity on Roethlisberger's status.
Nov 6 - 8:53 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ben Roethlisberger (questionable, knee) is a "true gameday decision" for Week 9.

Roethlisberger is expected to start after practicing on a limited basis, but his status could come down to pregame warmups. He's clearly going to be less than fully healthy if he plays. With six teams on bye, Roethlisberger will be a back-end QB1 against Baltimore.
Nov 5 - 6:51 PM

Ben Roethlisberger (knee) is questionable for Week 9 against the Ravens.

He's been limited at practice this week but is fully expected to suit up against Baltimore. It's a huge upgrade for the entire offense. Roethlisberger should also have his full complement of weapons with Markus Wheaton returning from a shoulder injury and Sammie Coates no longer limited by a hand injury. Big Ben is No. 9 in RotoPat's Week 9 quarterback rankings.
Nov 4 - 1:36 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Eli Rogers
WR21Sammie Coates
2Cobi Hamilton
3Markus Wheaton
WR31Darrius Heyward-Bey
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
2Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell
2Randy Bullock