Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
7 Ben Roethlisberger QB
Height/Weight: 6-5/241 | Birthdate: 3/2/1982 | Birthplace: Lima, OH, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Miami (Ohio) | NFL Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 100/56 | Average Draft Position: 105.81
PIT

Latest Updates

 

Report: Ben Roethlisberger to make $99 million over next five years


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Terms of Ben Roethlisberger's new contract extension surfaced on Saturday. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Big Ben's five-year deal is worth $99 million, and can escalate to $108 million. Roethlisberger was set to hit free agency after the 2015 season before both sides reached an agreement this offseason.

Roethlisberger was selected in the first round of the 2004 draft and has been the organization's quarterback since, leading the Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances and two titles.

In his 11-year career, Roethlisberger has thrown for 39,057 yards, 251 yards and 131 interceptions. He is coming off his best season. He threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He also had a career-best 103.3 quarterback rating in 2014.

>> Want more NFL offseason? >> Mock drafts | Free agency tracker


Steelers announce contract extension with Ben Roethlisberger


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) The Steelers are taking care of their quarterback once again. 

On Friday, Pittsburgh announced that it has locked up Ben Roethlisberger to a five-year contract extension. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed by the team.

"It's home. It's family," Roethlisberger said. "As much as my wife and kids are family, so is the Rooney family and my team and coaches."

Roethlisberger was selected in the first round of the 2004 draft and has been the organization's quarterback since. In his 11-year career, Roethlisberger has thrown for 39,057 yards, 251 yards and 131 interceptions.

Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to three Super Bowl appearances and has won two — Super bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII.

In 2014, Roethlisberger tied Saints quarterback Drew Brees as the NFL leaders in passing yards with 4,952 each. Roethlisberger threw six touchdowns in consecutive games this past season, in Week 8 against the Colts and Week 9 against the Ravens. 


Steelers GM: Ben Roethlisberger extension talks still ongoing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters during his combine press conference that contract extension talks between Pittsburgh and Ben Roethlisberger are still ongoing, per CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The team is working on finalizing a deal that will keep Roethlisberger a Steeler for the remainder of his career.

Roethlisberger, who will turn 33 next month, signed a $102 million deal in 2008, which runs out at the end of the 2015 season. He is coming off his best season. He threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He also had a career-best 103.3 quarterback rating in 2014.


Steelers open contract talks with QB Ben Roethlisberger


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/10/2015) The Steelers announced they've begun preliminary negotiations on a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who's owed $11.6 million in 2015, the final year of his deal.

General manager Kevin Colbert said there's no timetable for finalizing the contract. Big Ben turns 33 next month and likely will finish his career in Pittsburgh.

"I think Ben is going to be better quarterback down the road than he has to this point," Colbert said, per NFL.com. "He'll get better with good players around him."

Roethlisberger threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions last season.


Rooney on Big Ben extension: 'The sooner the better'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/21/2015) Steelers co-owner Art Rooney II sounds eager to negotiate a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who's owed $11.6 million next season in the final year of his deal.

“Obviously we would like to get it done this offseason, and I think it’s fair to say the sooner the better,” Rooney told the team's website, “but I’m not going to put any particular time frame on these things.

"It’s kind of hard to predict how long it takes to get something done, but we certainly want to get something done this offseason. That’s for sure. It takes two to tango when it comes to contract negotiations. I’m not expecting a problem, but again, I hate to put predictions on those kinds of things.”

Roethlisberger is coming off his best season. He threw for 4,952 yards and 32 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

“I will take that problem,” Rooney said, referring to the higher cost of an extension now. “I’m happy to have a player who had a great year. I would rather have that situation than the reverse. I’m not complaining about it. It is what it is. We will just have to deal with the circumstances as they present themselves in this offseason.”


Agent: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger won't need knee surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who opted out of the Pro Bowl, will not need offseason knee surgery, his agent said in an email to ESPN on Friday. He's expected to test his knee before starting offseason training.

"Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl," Tollner said. "His knee will not require surgery and he looks forward to an otherwise healthy offseason to improve with his teammates."

Roethlisberger posted his best season as a pro in 2014, throwing for 4,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. He also had a career-best 103.3 quarterback rating.

Roethlisberger should be entering contract talks with the Steelers this offseason in hopes of a new extension. He signed a $102 million deal in 2008, which runs out at the end of the 2015 season.


Steelers, Roethlisberger to work on extension during offseason


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to work on a contract extension with the team during this offseason, the 32-year-old said during his radio show Tuesday.

Roethlisberger signed a $102 million deal in 2008, which runs out at the end of the 2015 season. 

“Ultimately, it's up to (my) representation and the Rooney family to do something, hopefully, this offseason,” Roethlisberger said on his radio show on 93.7 FM. “It is always nice to get things done so it doesn't get dragged on.”

Roethlisberger posted his best season as a pro in 2014, throwing for 4,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. He also had a career-best 103.3 quarterback rating.


Tomlin: Ben Roethlisberger might need knee 'cleaned up'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/6/2015) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might undergo a procedure "to clean up his knee," reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Roethlisberger, who turns 33 in March, is coming off a solid season in which he threw for a career-high 4,952 yards with 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

He is signed for one more year at $11.6 million.


Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger throws for 334 in losing effort Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 31 of 45 for 334 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Pittsburgh's 30-17 loss to the Ravens.

It was a playoff-career high 45 attempts for Roethlisberger, who was sacked five times on the night. He was slammed to the turf in the fourth quarter and forced to come out of the game for a few plays. 

When he returned, Roethlisberger immediately threw his second interception of the night.


Troy Polamalu among notable Steelers probable for playoff game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) The following players for the Steelers have been ruled as probable for Saturday's wild-card clash against Baltimore: Offensive tackle Mike Adams (illness), nose tackle Steve McLendon (shoulder), tight end Heath Miller (not injury related), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), cornerback Ike Davis and safety Troy Polamalu (knee). 

Polamalu has missed the previous two games and four of the last seven due to numerous injuries. His teammates scoffed at the idea that the Steelers are better off without the services of Polamalu, after he was a surprise inactive in Week 17. However, Will Allen could cut into Polamalu's playing time on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Pittsburgh is a 3-point home favorite against Baltimore.


Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger finishes 2014 as passing coleader


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 24 of his 38 passes for 317 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in his team's 27-17 win over the Bengals in Week 17.

Roethlisberger connected with Martavis Bryant on a screen pass for a 21-yard score in the second quarter then appeared to be completely in sync with leading receiver Antonio Brown on a 63-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that featured an excellent adjustment from the receiver on well-covered route. That play, which was Roethlisberger's last completion of the day, left the Pittsburgh quarterback with a share of the passing lead on the season, tying Drew Brees with 4,952 passing yards.

Roethlisberger racked up 32 touchdowns while throwing just nine interceptions, and he managed to start all 16 regular-season games for just the third time in his career. With the win, the Steelers wrap up the AFC North title and the No. 3 seed in the AFC. They'll face the Ravens at home Saturday in the first round of the playoffs.


Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger will start despite stomach virus


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start Sunday against the Bengals despite dealing with a "minor" stomach virus in pregame warmups, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Roethlisberger missed warmups while backup Bruce Gradkowski took reps with the starters. 


Steelers' Roethlisberger throws for 220 yards and a touchdown in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 18 of his 25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's win over Kansas City Sunday.

Roethlisberger also got banged up when he got hit in the leg making time to find Antonio Brown in the end zone for a touchdown.

He went to the locker room to get examined but did not miss any gametime with the injury.

Roethlisberger now has 4,635 yards passing on the season, the most in any season of his career.

The Steelers will have a chance to win the division in Week 17 against the Bengals.


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 | Senior Analyst
(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.