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Height/Weight: 6-5/241 | Birthdate: 3/2/1982 | Birthplace: Lima, OH, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Miami (Ohio) | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 99/54 | Average Draft Position: 105.81
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Steelers' Troy Polamalu doubtful to play Sunday vs. Chiefs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Steelers released their final injury report for Week 16’s game against the Chiefs and safety Troy Polamalu (knee) is listed as doubtful.

Cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder) is also listed as doubtful. Tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) is the only player listed as questionable.

The following players are listed as probable: William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, James Harrison, Steve McLendon, Heath Miller, Mike Mitchell, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger and Markus Wheaton.

The Steelers are 3-point favorites.


Ben Roethlisberger losing out to running game


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had another big passing performance with 360 yards Week 15 against the Falcons, giving him at least 340 in four of his last five games.

But where were the touchdowns? He had zero, zip, nada. And since his back-to-back six-touchdown games in Weeks 8 and 9, that's been the norm. He's had no more than one in three of those five.

Meanwhile, Le'Veon Bell has had six of his seven rushing touchdowns this season during that same stretch ...

I think you can see where I'm going with this. For more major takeaways from Week 15, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Steelers QB Roethlisberger keys win without passing TD


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had not thrown for more than 330 yards without a touchdown in his NFL career until Sunday in Atlanta. He's not complaining, though. He still guided his team to victory to keep them in the midst of the playoff chase.

Roethlisberger completed 27 of 35 for 360 yards with nary a score or pick. He completed his first four passes for 52 yards and maintained his accuracy throughout. He was particularly efficient in the fourth quarter as his team held off the Falcons, hitting on 11 of 14 for 150 yards.

Big Ben will try to keep up the good work against visiting Kansas City in Week 16.


Steelers list Ike Taylor as doubtful, James Harrison questionable


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Steelers have listed corner back Ike Taylor as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Taylor, who left last week's game against the Bengals with a forearm injury, was unable to practice most of the week. 

Linebacker James Harrison , who missed last week's game with a knee injury, is questionable. 

The following players are probable for Pittsburgh: Ben Roethlisberger, William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, Cameron Heyward, Heath Miller and Maurkice Pouncey.


Ben Roethlisberger riding high again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put together another huge performance in Week 14, a 42-21 win over the Bengals.

Roethlisberger, who racked up 29 Fantasy points last week, followed it up with a 34-point showing Sunday. He once again came alive late, tossing two of his three touchdowns in the second half, including a 94-yarder to Martavis Bryant, the seventh time those two have hooked up in seven games.

Roethlisberger got off to a slow start to the season, topping 20 Fantasy points just once in the first six games. However, since Bryant made his debut in Week 7, Roethlisberger has at least 20 in five of seven games. This might be the most talented receiving corps Roethlisberger has ever played with, and he is enjoying the best Fantasy season of his career as a result.

Roethlisberger faces some tough matchups down the stretch, including two games against teams that rank among the 10 best at slowing down opposing quarterbacks in Week 16 and 17. However, with the Falcons on the schedule in Week 15, he should be a solid option yet again next Sunday.


Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger tops 350 yards, 3 TDs in rout of Bengals


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reached 350 yards passing and threw three more touchdowns to lead Pittsburgh past Cincinnati 42-21 on Sunday. 

After a scoreless first quarter, Roethlisberger connected with tight end Heath Miller on the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown. Then, Ben hit Le'Veon Bell for a 10-yard touchdown to give the Steelers a 17-14 lead. After a Bell rushing touchdown, Roethlisberger connected with Martavis Bryant for a 94-yard touchdown, the second longest of his career. 

Roethlisberger and the Steelers will look to stay hot in Week 15 at Atlanta. 


Polamalu, Taylor, Shazier among Steelers' probables for Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) was unable to practice and received the thumbs-down for Week 14 against Cincinnati. Gilbert was the only player on Pittsburgh's final injury report ruled out for Sunday. Linebacker James Harrison (knee) also missed practice all week and is unlikely to play. He was ruled as doubtful.

Nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder) was the only player on the report designated as questionable, while cornerback Cortez Allen (thumb), cornerback Brice McCain (hamstring), tight end Heath Miller (rest), safety Troy Polamalu (illness), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rest), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder) were deemed probable.


Steelers QB Roethlisberger: I do not have fractured wrist


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has refuted an apparently erroneous report that he is playing with a fractured bone in his right wrist. The claim had been made in Bleacher Report.

Tomlin: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 'could play better'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Mike Tomlin believes Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can play better than he has recently. It's hard for him to perform any better than he did in a two-game span earlier in the year, when he threw for a combined 862 yards and 12 touchdowns, but Tomlin isn't expecting that.

"He hasn't been as accurate as he had been," Tomlin said after Roethlisberger completed less than 50 percent of his passes in a Sunday loss to New Orleans. "Some of it is due to pressure created in the pocket. Some of it is due to game circumstances. Some we are a lacking a little cohesion. [Roethlisberger] could play better. We all could play better. We're looking forward to doing it this week."

Roethlisberger hit on 13 of his last 16 throws against the Saints, but the game was out of reach. A strong effort will be needed if the Steelers are to win at Cincinnati in a critical Week 14 game.


Steelers' Big Ben throws over 400 yards in loss to Saints


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Despite never being close until the end of the game, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 435 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions on Sunday. 

Because of the large deficit, Roethlisberger had 58 attempts and threw his two touchdown passes late in the game. 

Roethlisberger and the Steelers will look to rebound at Cincinnati next week. 


Ben Roethlisberger takes a beating in MNF victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Facing an onslaught of Titans' blitzes, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 32 throws for 207 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Monday's 27-24 road win. Despite absorbing five sacks and several other big hits, Roethlisberger led consecutive second-half touchdown drives to secure the victory.

The pressure bothered Roethlisberger in the first half when he underthrew a wide-open Martavis Bryant on a potential touchdown, then overthrew him on an end-zone fade. Roethlisberger and wideout Antonio Brown had miscommunication right before halftime, leading to Jason McCourty's end-zone interception.

Roethlisberger heated up in the second half. On play-action, he zipped a 12-yard touchdown to Brown to put Pittsburgh ahead for good.

Roethlisberger has thrown two touchdown passes over the past two weeks after throwing 12 in the previous two games. He's on a bye Week 12.


Ben Roethlisberger falls flat in encore


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fell flat on his face in an easy matchup Sunday, a 20-13 loss to the Jets in Week 10.

Roethlisberger entered the game riding the best two-game stretch in NFL history, having passed for six touchdowns in each of his previous two games. However, against a Jets defense that had allowed 24 touchdowns to just one interception to quarterbacks this season, Roethlisberger managed just one touchdown and was picked off twice in the surprising loss.

Roethlisberger still passed for 343 yards and completed 69.8 percent of his passes, so it's not all bad for him. He continues to show a good rapport with deep threat Martavis Bryant, as the duo connected for 143 yards and their sixth touchdown in four games.

Roethlisberger has never been a big touchdown guy, so the last two weeks certainly stand out as outliers. However, he is still completing 68.5 percent of his passes with just three interceptions on 381 attempts overall, the best numbers of his career. Roethlisberger isn't nearly as good as he looked during his historic stretch, but Fantasy owners should feel pretty comfortable relying on him down the stretch, beginning in Week 11 against the Titans. 


Steelers QB Roethlisberger racks up big yards in bad day


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Anyone claiming statistics lie can cite those compiled by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the host Jets on Sunday for proof.

Roethlisberger, who exploded for successive six-touchdown games heading into Week 10, would have been held to zero if not for a desperation 80-yard heave off a scramble to wide-open Martavis Bennett with 1:16 remaining. He finished 30 of 43 for 343 yards, two interceptions and a costly defeat to a team entering play at 1-8.

The numbers are not bad considering he dinked and dunked his way to a mere 8 for 10 for 24 yards in the first half. His first pick was his first pick in 147 attempts. His second was an overthrow into 3-on-1 coverage despite loads of time to throw, killing the first possession of the third quarter.

Roethlisberger will get an extra day to think about his Week 10 dud. His team plays at Tennessee next Monday night.


Jets DE Wilkerson: We can strip ball from Roethlisberger


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Jets standout defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has expressed hope that what he describes as "poor ball security" plaguing Steelers sizzling quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could provide positive opportunities for his team Sunday.

"You've got to make sure when you're getting up close to him that you wrap him up," Wilkerson told NJ.com. "We know that he has poor ball security, as well, so get after the ball when we get close to him."

Wilkerson, who has 4 1/2 sacks on the season, declined to elaborate when asked about his perception that Roethlisberger struggles to hold on to the ball. But Roethlisberger does have six fumbles this season with five lost.


So many thoughts on Ben Roethlisberger


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/3/2014) What do you say about a quarterback who throws for six touchdowns in back-to-back games?

When that quarterback is Ben Roethlisberger, plenty. Chris Towers and I had a hard time containing our thoughts, actually, so we went to the Fantasy Football Today blog with them.

Chris gave historical context to the performance while admiring each of the 12 touchdowns individually. He also looked ahead to Roethlisberger's Week 10 matchup against the Jets, predicting big numbers for him yet again. I took more of a rest-of-season angle, assessing Roethlisberger's chances of hanging with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

If you own Roethlisberger or are considering trading for him, you'll want to give both a read.


Ben Roethlisberger sets record with second six-TD game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the first quarterback in history to throw six touchdowns in consecutive games Sunday, completing 25 of his 37 pass attempts for 340 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in his team's 43-23 win over the Ravens in Week 9.

Roethlisberger delivered a six-score gem in Week 8 while throwing for 522 yards and somehow managed to rack up six more touchdowns one week later, giving him an NFL-record 12 touchdowns in a two-game span. Five different receivers hauled in his passes for scores, and Roethlisberger now owns a pristine 22:3 TD:INT ratio after his exceptional run to go with 2,620 passing yards. His next test comes against a mediocre Jets secondary in Week 10.


Ben Roethlisberger deserves to start


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) It goes without saying that Ben Roethlisberger's six-touchdown, 522-yard performance Week 8 against Indianapolis was a once-in-a-blue-moon thing, and I stand by my earlier assessment that he's too inconsistent to start in standard 12-team leagues. But that's more for those weeks when every quarterback is available. With six teams on bye, that's certainly not the case in Week 9.

For those owners accustomed to starting Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler, Roethlisberger may be the best choice. His matchup against Baltimore isn't great. The Ravens rank a suspect 22nd against the pass, giving up 256.0 yards per game, but having allowed just seven touchdowns through the air, they've surrendered the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Regardless of the matchup, though, Roethlisberger has a better chance than most of the quarterbacks who might be available of putting up the numbers you're accustomed to.

I'd prefer Carson Palmer, Nick Foles and Cam Newton to him, to name just a few fringy types, but Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Ricahrd both have Roethlisberger in their top 10 for this week.


Big game only makes Big Ben more frustrating


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/27/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a career performance Week 8 against Indianapolis, setting franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns. It was just the latest high mark in a career of high marks and a reminder why you should never sell him short in Fantasy.

The problem is he so often tempts you to sell him short with his on-again, off-again play. Actually, blaming it on him isn't entirely fair because he's pretty much always good. But what's good in real life isn't always so good in Fantasy.

Roethlisberger's six touchdown passes in Week 8 give him 16 for the season, which puts him on pace for 32 for the year, good by anyone's standards. But 13 of those touchdowns were divided between four games. Roethlisberger had a combined three in the other four.

If you started him for one those other four, there's a good chance he lost it for you. It's a 50-50 proposition whether he'll greatly help you or hurt you in Fantasy. As more than a bye-week replacement, I need more from a quarterback than that.


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger lights up Colts on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) If the NFL handed out a First Half of the Season Greatest Single-Game Performance Award, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would have captured it hands-down on Sunday.

Roethlisberger set personal records with 39 completions, 522 yards and six touchdowns in overwhelming visiting Indianapolis. His brilliance throughout proved necessary in the wake of continued Colts comebacks. His yardage total ranks fourth all-time - just 32 behind the mark set by Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams in 1951.

The 11-year veteran completed all five of his passes for 63 yards and a touchdown to Markus Wheaton on the team's first possession of the game and he remained sizzling in burying Indianapolis. He was 23 of 25 for 320 yards at one point late in the second quarter and put the game away with 5:14 remaining on an 11-yard scoring strike to tight end Heath Miller.

Roethlisberger, who is on pace to throw for a career-best 4,760 yards this season, will try his hot hand against Baltimore in Week 9.


Big Ben throws for 265 yards, two TDs in victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw multiple touchdown passes for the first since Week 4, completing 23 of 33 throws for 265 yards and two scores Monday against the Texans. Roethlisberger did not toss an interception but lost a fumble while getting sacked.

It was a nice bounceback for Roethlisberger, who had accounted for two touchdowns and two turnovers in Weeks 5-6.

Roethlisberger found rookie Martavis Bryant for a 35-yard touchdown and running back Le'Veon Bell for a 2-yard score in a 24-point onslaught right before halftime. He had a touchdown pass called back when it was ruled Antonio Brown did not get both feet down.

Roethlisberger plays the Colts in Week 8.


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger finally falls to Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger arrived in Cleveland with an 18-1 lifetime record against the Browns. He left 18-2 - and it wasn't close. The 31-10 blowout marked his first defeat to their turnpike rival since 2009.

Roethlisberger was held without a touchdown until firing a meaningless one to 2014 disappointment Lance Moore with just 2:36 remaining in the game to chop the deficit to 31-10. He should have tossed one earlier in the fourth, but he overthrow an uncovered Markus Wheaton in the end zone.

His finished the game 21 of 42 for 228 yards and a tipped interception late in the third quarter. He will try to right himself and his offense when Pittsburgh hosts Houston in Week 7 on Monday Night Football.


Ben Roethlisberger should carve up Browns again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger disappointed Fantasy owners in what seemed like a favorable matchup Week 5 at Jacksonville. But just because he was short on Fantasy points doesn't mean he didn't play well, completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 273 yards. He was simply lacking in touchdowns.

So you should still like his chances for big numbers Week 6 at Cleveland, especially since he had them against the Browns back in Week 1, throwing for 365 yards. Of course, he also had just one touchdown pass in that game.

The Browns have given up the eighth-most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, though, so I'm thinking Roethlisberger has a better chance than not of throwing for a couple scores in this one. It's not like Le'Veon Bell is piling up the touchdowns, so what would stop him?

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Roethlisberger ninth among quarterbacks for this week, and I'm good with that given that Tony Romo and Tom Brady both have tough matchups and Matthew Stafford has been equally unreliable.


Ben Roethlisberger can't take advantage of prime matchup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Quarterbacks have taken great pleasure in padding their stats against the Jaguars this season, which makes Ben Roethlisberger's performance Sunday a pretty disappointing one.

Roethlisberger was efficient, in completing 26 of 36 passes in the game, but had trouble finishing in the red zone. With the exception of a 10-play drive capped off by a 1-yard pass to Michael Palmer, Roethlisberger saw two drives stall in the red zone, with both ending when Roethlisberger took ill-timed sacks.

Given the way to game went and how ineffective Jacksonville's offense was throughout, the Steelers had little reason to ask Roethlisberger to force things. Still, we were certainly hoping for more from Roethlisberger against the lowly Jaguars, who had allowed 28 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season; Roethlisberger's 14-point effort is by far the lowest for a quarterback against the Jaguars this season.

Roethlisberger has a good chance to bounce back in Week 6, with the Browns on the schedule. He carved Cleveland up for 365 yards in a prior meeting in Week 1, and should be worth starting even coming off this disappointing showing. 


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger throws one TD in Week 5 win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 273 yards and one touchdown during a 17-9 win Week 5 at Jacksonville. He completed 26 of 36 passes, while rushing for minus-2 yards on three carries.

Roethlisberger's lone touchdown pass was a 1-yarder to tight end Michael Palmer in the second quarter, which gave Pittsburgh a 10-3 lead. He has now totaled one or no passing touchdowns in three of five games.

Roethlisberger also lost a fumble early in the fourth quarter inside the red zone. The football was knocked loose on a quarterback sack.

The Steelers are back in action Week 6 at Cleveland.


Ben Roethlisberger compares Blake Bortles to ... himself


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Ahead of their matchup in Week 5, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he sees a lot of himself in Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"A young me," Roethlisberger said, although, "I don’t move quite as well as I used to.

"I liked him coming out (of college). I thought he was the most ready and a guy that I thought could be the best, just because I think the things he does: He can extend plays, he can stay in, he can throw the ball, he can throw on the run. He is an impressive-type young player. He makes some rookie mistakes but he also makes some plays that you don’t expect rookies to make in a good way."