Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
|QB - #15||124.15||PIT||Active||11 years||32||6'5||241|
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jul-01-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
At the age of 32, Big Ben is coming off one of his best fantasy seasons. Roethlisberger threw for 4,261 yards and 29 TDs. He attempted the most passes of his career last season by more than 70 attempts. This stat could take a drastic downward turn in 2014. The Steelers allowed Roethlisberger's second and third receivers (Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery, respectively) to walk via free agency in favor of an aging Lance Moore and promising, yet still unproven talents Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. Pittsburgh will also have a healthy Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount in the backfield to help them get back to Steelers' smash-mouth football. Roethlisberger was sacked 42 times and turned the ball over 20 times. The offensive line must better protect him. In spite of the questions with the offense, the former Miami of Ohio QB is still a seasoned veteran with two Super Bowl rings on his hand. His fantasy value has been underrated his whole career. He knows how to make something out of nothing and get the job done. It also helps to have budding superstar Antonio Brown at his disposal. The duo connected for 110 receptions in 2013. If healthy, Roethlisberger can be one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rough night against the Baltimore Ravens, which was evident when Le'Veon Bell only rushed 11 times for 59 yards. The Steelers were behind for most of the game, causing Ben Roethlisberger to drop back 37 times. When he did get his chances, Bell looked as good as he ever has, but the carries weren't there with the offense playing catch-up for most of the night.Fantasy Analysis:
Bell saved fantasy owners with his five receptions for 48 yards. It was a bad night for the Steelers as they didn't see a touchdown and had only two field goals. Bell will have another tough matchup against the stingy Carolina Panthers defense next week, but he is a must-start in every format.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/12 - Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushes 11 times in loss
8/22 - Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger struggles in third preseason game
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|12.12||Scout PRO - Had a very good yr that flew under the radar a bit. Talks of no-huddle could lead to more production|
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