Ben Roethlisberger

#7 QB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 17YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 240 lb Age: 38 College: Miami (OH) Bye 8

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Player Outlook

A significant elbow surgery and nearly a year away from the game coupled with some social media videos and confident talk from his coaches and teammates are all we have to go on with Ben Roethlisberger. Only time will tell if he's the same strapping, strong-armed quarterback we've come to know since 2004. Ignoring Big Ben's six quarters from 2019, he's posted at least a top-12 finish in his previous three seasons and five of his past six. Those seasons included Antonio Brown making plenty of plays, but does he have someone like him now? JuJu Smith-Schuster is a candidate, as is Diontae Johnson, plus rookie Chase Claypool and veteran Eric Ebron figure to contribute. The fear is that Roethlisberger's receiving corps can't help him put up crazy good numbers. If that's the case, and if his arm is compromised in any way, it's unlikely he'll be back in the good graces of Fantasy managers. Until there's evidence of Roethlisberger playing well, he shouldn't be more than a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback drafted after Round 11 in typical leagues and in Round 6 in Superflex/two-QB leagues.

Player News
  • Roethlisberger's (elbow) teammate, JuJu Smith-Schuster, said in Wednesday's episode of the "Pardon My Take" podcast that the quarterback is "pretty much back to 100 percent" and should benefit from losing some weight over the offseason, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports. Coming back from major elbow surgery last September, the 38-year-old said in March that he was throwing without pain for the first time in years. The Steelers have given every indication Roethlisberger will be under center for Week 1, as he's recently been throwing passes to a group that includes Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, James Washington, Eric Ebron and James Conner. The Pittsburgh offensive line isn't quite what it was a few years ago, but the overall setup remains solidly above average.

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  • Roethlisberger (elbow) is shown throwing passes to teammates James Conner (quadriceps) and JuJu Smith-Schuster in a video released by the Steelers on Monday. Roethlisberger, who underwent right elbow surgery in September, opens the video stating that he won't cut his hair or shave until he's able to throw a "legit NFL pass" to his teammates. The clip ends with the veteran signal-caller receiving a cut and trim, indicating that his on-field work with Conner and Smith-Schuster represents being able to resume throwing without issues. The Steelers expect the 38-year-old to make a full recovery in time to kick off the 2020 campaign, and being able to resume making an on-field connection with his receivers is a significant step in the right direction.

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  • Roethlisberger (elbow) is expected to be ready when the season begins, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Chris Adamski reports. "As we sit here today, we are extremely confident in his readiness," coach Mike Tomlin said. When asked about Roethlisberger's projected availability for the Steelers' season opener September 14 at the Giants, Tomlin added "He's throwing on a rehab schedule, and it's going well, and we fully anticipate him being ready to go for that opener." The Steelers will need Big Ben to stay healthy this season for the offense to improve after being one of the worst in the league last year.

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  • Roethlisberger (elbow) expects to be healthy for Week 1 of the 2020 season, Ed Bouchette of The Athletic reports. "I was going to be ready to go for OTAs and the minicamps," Roethlisberger said Monday. "That was going to be the plan." Roethlisberger has displayed modest progress in his recovery from September surgery to reattach three ligaments in his throwing elbow, lofting passes in late February and throwing pain-free by the end of March. Along the way, there was an expectation he wouldn't do much during the offseason program and even be limited at the start of training camp. With the former happening virtually this year, Roethlisberger will turn his focus to being ready at the height of summer, though it remains to be seen if he'll get any run in the Steelers' Hall of Fame Game matchup with the Cowboys on Aug. 6 or during the preseason whatsoever.

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  • Roethlisberger (elbow) indicated Friday that he's "throwing without pain for the first time in years," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the QB also relayed that he's throwing about 40 passes per day from about 20 yards. With that in mind, Roethlisberger plans to gradually increase the volume and velocity of his throws, with an eye toward being ready for Week 1 on the 2020 NFL season.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
PROJECTION 556 359 3851 24 18 95 2 279

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/14 @New York Giants 29 23.88
2 09/20 Denver Broncos 9 16.50
3 09/27 Houston Texans 31 25.00
4 10/04 @Tennessee Titans 19 19.68
5 10/11 Philadelphia Eagles 16 18.65
6 10/18 Cleveland Browns 21 20.25
7 10/25 @Baltimore Ravens 2 12.94
8 BYE - - -
9 11/08 @Dallas Cowboys 11 17.13
10 11/15 Cincinnati Bengals 27 23.13
11 11/22 @Jacksonville Jaguars 18 19.50
12 11/27 Baltimore Ravens 2 12.94
13 12/06 Washington Football Team 25 22.75
14 12/14 @Buffalo Bills 4 14.53
15 12/22 @Cincinnati Bengals 27 23.13
16 12/27 Indianapolis Colts 22 21.00
17 01/03 @Cleveland Browns 21 20.25

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 56.5 351 0 1 7 0 12
2018 67.0 5129 34 16 98 3 408
2017 64.2 4251 28 14 47 0 316
2016 64.4 3819 29 13 14 1 309
2015 68.0 3938 21 16 29 0 269
2014 67.1 4952 32 9 27 0 370
2013 64.2 4261 28 14 99 1 315
2012 63.3 3265 26 8 92 0 275
2011 63.2 4077 21 14 70 0 258
2010 61.7 3200 17 5 176 2 243
2009 66.6 4328 26 12 79 2 318
2008 59.9 3301 17 15 101 2 212
2007 65.3 3154 32 11 204 2 322
2006 59.7 3513 18 23 98 2 219
2005 62.7 2385 17 9 69 3 201
2004 66.4 2621 17 11 144 1 200
3 Year Avg 65.1 3244 21 10 51 1 248
Career 64.3 56545 363 191 1357 19

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