Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #5 84.57 PIT Active 12 years 34 6'5 241

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): The Steelers have the most exciting passing offense in the NFL with Ben Roethlisberger behind center. Over the last four games he has 1,533 yards passing (383 per game) with 10 TDs. In his first game back after his early season injury, Roethlisberger threw for 262 yards with a TD against the Bengals. Last season in his road game vs. Cinci, he threw for 350 yards with three TDs. The Bengals rank 7th in the league in WR Fantasy defense, with no team scoring over 30 Fantasy points. QBs have 15 TDs while gaining 6.7 passing attempts per game. Possible high scoring game with Pittsburgh's offense improving each week.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/3): Roethlisberger has made too many mistakes (seven Ints) in his last four games, but he has massive passing yards in his last three starts (1,169 yards). In his seven games played he has five games with 300+ yards, but with only 11 TDs. Last season Roethlisberger had his best game of the year vs. the Colts (522 yards and six TDs). This year Indy ranks 24th in QB Fantasy defense, with 20 passing TDs allowed and three teams have passed for over 300 yards. Excellent value with three+ TD upside. The key to his ceiling is the Colts ability to press the issue on the scoreboard.

Over the past two years, Roethlisberger has seen his number of pass attempts spike under offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He set a career highs in completions (408), attempts (608) and passing yards (4,952) in 2014 while tying his career high in touchdown passes (32). In addition, Ben had a career-high 67.1 percent completion rate. His growth is due to the development of Le'Veon Bell and the electric talent of WR Antonio Brown. Last year, he had seven 300-yard passing games, one 400-yard game and one 500-yard game. Six of those nine performances came at home. He finished only two games with three TDs and had a pair of six-touchdown outings. A big part of his step forward was the improved play of the team's second- and third-year receivers. This season should be an exciting one for Steelers fans with Roethlisberger possibly having six viable receiving options when you add rookie Sammie Coates into the mix. I'd love to say he could throw 40 touchdowns, but Ben will face some tough defenses this year. Roethlisberger, with all that surrounding talent, should still finish as a top-five fantasy QB for the second straight year. I see 4,800-plus yards with 35-plus TDs.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
6.09 Scout Fantasy - @CoolCutter21 - He was my No. 3 QB and decided it was time to grab him. If he wasn't there I probably wouldn't have drafted a QB for a long time. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 9:18:06 p.m. ET 2015)
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