Ben Roethlisberger

#7 QB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 14YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 240 lb Age: 35 College: Miami (Ohio) Bye 9

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QB Rank
10

Player Outlook

Forget the retirement talk -- Ben Roethlisberger is back in his familiar spot under center for the Steelers, right where Fantasy owners want him. Loaded with pass catchers, Roethlisberger should continue racking up stats as long as he stays healthy. That's been a small issue for him over his career, never missing more than four games in a season. The bigger detail that's hurt him is his inability to play big on the road. In 2016 he averaged twice as many points in Pittsburgh (31.0) as he did away (14.8). In fact, he was straight money at home and downright terrible in five of eight road games. Even with favorable road trips to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indy, Chicago and Detroit on the horizon, there will be weeks where Roethlisberger carries risk. Of course he should be picked as a Fantasy starter, right around Round 8, but do yourself a favor and collect a second quarterback for weeks when Big Ben has a suspect road matchup, or for when he's hurt. 

Player News
  • Roethlisberger (ankle) was told he won't play in Sunday's preseason game against Atlanta, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports. Roethlisberger has been nursing a minor ankle injury for the past couple weeks, and while he'd probably be fine to play through it in the regular season, the Steelers will wait until Aug. 26 against the Colts to have their starting quarterback make his preseason debut. Rookie fourth-round pick Joshua Dobbs is expected to start Sunday, though No. 2 QB Landry Jones (abdominal) might be ready after returning to practice Wednesday.

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  • Roethlisberger (ankle) isn't slated to play in Friday's preseason opener against the Giants, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. With Roethlisberger's primary backup Landry Jones dealing with an abdominal injury, Josh Dobbs will start Friday's contest. Roethlisberger tweaked his right ankle last week, but that's not thought to be a big concern. Rather, the Steelers are inclined to minimize the oft-injured QB's reps in the preseason, with an eye toward keeping his body intact in advance of Week 1.

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  • Roethlisberger injured his right ankle Thursday and was unable to finish practice, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. After taking a low hit during team drills, Roethlisberger walked with his well-known limp to the back of the field, but he stuck around to watch the remainder of practice. Head coach Mike Tomlin later downplayed the ailment, calling Roethlisberger "great" and terming the hit "nothing." Clearly, Roethlisberger's boss doesn't believe the issue is a concern, meaning any absence in the next few days could just be a precautionary measure. With No. 2 QB Landry Jones (abdomen) also sidelined, rookie Josh Dobbs took on the remaining reps with the first-team offense Thursday.

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  • Roethlisberger said Friday that retirement remains an option following the upcoming campaign, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Roethlisberger contemplated retirement following last season, but he was widely expected to continue playing, which he indeed confirmed he'd do back in April. While many didn't take the thought of him hanging up his cleats too seriously, it appears the 35-year-old could actually be nearing his final campaign. It remains to be seen whether that'll be the 2017 season, but after dealing with a laundry list of injuries throughout his decorated career, Roethlisberger hasn't ruled out that possibility.

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  • Roethlisberger tweeted Friday that he's informed the Steelers of his intention to return for the 2017 season. Roethlisberger was always anticipated to continue playing, despite stating in January that he was unsure over his future after the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs. Although he recently turned 35 years old and has a lengthy history of playing through pain, Roethlisberger remains one of the league's very best quarterbacks, evidenced by his 3,819 passing yards and 29 touchdowns versus 13 interceptions last season. Roethlisberger missed one game along the way due to meniscus surgery and was rested for Pittsburgh's regular-season finale, but in entering the 2017 campaign fully healthy, he'll look to pick up where he left off as the leader of arguably the league's most electric offense.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
1 @WAS 37 27 300 3 1 -2 0 29
2 CIN 37 19 259 3 2 14 0 27
3 @PHI 44 24 257 0 1 7 0 9
4 KC 27 22 300 5 0 -1 0 44
5 NYJ 47 34 380 4 0 0 0 39
6 @MIA 34 19 189 1 2 0 0 13
*7 NE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE - - - - - - - -
9 @BAL 45 23 264 1 1 3 1 21
10 DAL 46 37 408 3 0 1 0 34
11 @CLE 36 23 167 0 0 0 0 8
12 @IND 20 14 221 3 0 0 0 26
13 NYG 36 24 289 2 1 0 0 22
14 @BUF 31 17 220 0 3 -2 0 5
15 @CIN 36 21 286 1 0 -5 0 17
16 BAL 33 24 279 3 2 -1 0 27
*17 CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PROJECTION 589 387 4409 29 17 37 0.7 331.2

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/10 @Cleveland Browns 33 24.13
2 09/17 Minnesota Vikings 11 18.63
3 09/24 @Chicago Bears 14 19.38
4 10/01 @Baltimore Ravens 13 19.13
5 10/08 Jacksonville Jaguars 7 18.19
6 10/15 @Kansas City Chiefs 9 18.47
7 10/22 Cincinnati Bengals 8 18.31
8 10/30 @Detroit Lions 29 22.35
9 BYE - - -
10 11/12 @Indianapolis Colts 28 22.13
11 11/17 Tennessee Titans 27 21.88
12 11/27 Green Bay Packers 30 23.05
13 12/05 @Cincinnati Bengals 8 18.31
14 12/11 Baltimore Ravens 13 19.13
15 12/17 New England Patriots 12 18.84
16 12/25 @Houston Texans 4 16.89
17 12/31 Cleveland Browns 33 24.13

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 64.4 3819 29 13 14 1 326
2015 68.0 3938 21 16 29 0 269
2014 67.1 4952 32 9 27 0 383
2013 64.2 4261 28 14 99 1 339
2012 63.3 3265 26 8 92 0 287
2011 63.2 4077 21 14 70 0 282
2010 61.7 3200 17 5 176 2 254
2009 66.6 4328 26 12 82 2 337
2008 59.9 3301 17 15 101 2 241
2007 65.3 3154 32 11 204 2 339
2006 59.7 3513 18 23 98 2 246
2005 62.7 2385 17 9 69 3 212
2004 66.4 2621 17 11 144 1 215
3 Year Avg 66.5 4236 27 13 23 0 330
Career 64.1 46814 301 160 1205 16

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