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7 Ben Roethlisberger QB
Height/Weight: 6-5/241 | Birthdate: 3/2/1982 | Birthplace: Lima, OH, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Miami (Ohio) | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 91/20 | Average Draft Position: 105.81
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Ben Roethlisberger still hurting from 'significant shot'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday he's still hurting from the illegal hit he received from Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw last Thursday, reports Steelers Depot. The hit, which drew a roughing-the-passer flag, occurred on Pittsburgh's first possession.

"I lost my breath instantly and remember hitting the ground thinking, 'Boy, that hurt a lot,'" Roethlisberger said in a radio interview about Upshaw burying himself into the quarterback's chest. "I kind of pride myself on not taking those big hits, but I sure as heck didn't see it coming."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger was hurting the rest of the game. "That was a significant shot, but that comes with the territory and that's something that he's embraced over the years," the coach said.


Ben Roethlisberger held without a touchdown Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was held without a touchdown Week 2 against the Ravens.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 37 passes for 217 yards. He threw one interception during the game. Roethlisberger had a tough time getting any passes down the field. He averaged just 5.9 yards per attempt. Roethlisberger was a victim of poor luck as well. After leading a long drive to open the game, the Steelers turned the ball over on a fumble. The team would also fumble away another possession in the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger was able to get the team into Ravens territory a few times, but couldn't find a way to get into the end zone.

Roethlisberger will take on the Panthers Week 3. 


Stud Steelers ready to go Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) The Steelers will go into Week 2 with all of their stud offensive players. 

A number of important players entered the week listed as probable on the injury report. Nearly all of them are active Week 2 against the Steelers. Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller, Ben Roethlisberger, Cody Wallace and Markus Wheaton were all cleared to play. While they were all on the injury report, only Wallace was dealing with an injury. The rest missed practice for non-injury reasons. 

On defense, the Steelers will have Brett Keisel, Steve McLendon, Troy Polamalu, Ike Taylor, Shamarko Thomas and Vince Williams. Wallace was dealing with an ankle issue, but the rest were listed for non-injury reasons. 


First-half explosion leads to 365-yard day for Ben Roethlisberger


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Make that 18-1 lifetime for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Browns.

What appeared to be a walk in the park, however, turned into a super struggle for Roethlisberger on Sunday. Only an 11-yard to Marcus Wheaton with time running that set up the game-winning field goal allowed him to remain undefeated against Cleveland in Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger finished 23 of 34 for 365 yards, one touchdown and one interception. It appeared he was destined to put up even better numbers when he set a personal record with 278 yards through in the air in first half and fired a 35-yard scoring strike to featured receiver Antonio Brown five minutes in the second quarter.

The veteran found tremendous success in the first half throwing short passes to backs and longer ones to Brown, but his line broke down under a fierce Cleveland rush thereafter, limiting him to 87 yards passing after intermission.

Roethlisberger and his Steelers play at Baltimore on Thursday night.


Ben Roethlisberger not destined for a super-stat Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) One would think Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spends much of his time against the Browns flinging completed passes all over the field and racking up touchdowns. After all, he's 17-1 against them lifetime and undefeated in Pittsburgh.

Well, one would think wrong. His numbers against Cleveland are rather modest. In 2013, for instance, a year in which he racked up a career-high 4,261 yards passing and 28 scores, he averaged 198 yards in two games against his AFC North rival and threw for just three touchdowns.

With Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden covering only proven receiver Antonio Brown, who might even receive some double-teaming, Roethlisberger could be hard-pressed to find success in the passing game. The Browns struggled last season and in the preseason against the no-huddle and in preventing long gains on short passes to running backs, so perhaps Roethlisberger can pad his numbers going that route.

His best bet is torching a tired Browns defense - their offense seems destined for a lot of three-and-out possessions - late in the game. But don't look for huge numbers for Roethlisberger on Sunday.


Ben Roethlisberger has up-and-down preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an up-and-down performance in what may have been his final tuneup before the start of the regular season, Thursday in Philadelphia.

Roethlisberger was intercepted by Nolan Carroll in the second quarter. He stayed on with the first-team offense after halftime and fired a 27-yards touchdown pass to Heath Miller in the third quarter. He compiled 157 yards through the air while completing 15 of 24 passes. He added one touchdown and one interception, registering a 78.0 passer rating.

Through three preseason games, Roethlisberger has passed for 331 yards.

Ben Roethlisberger strikes twice in preseason game vs. Bills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made some big plays and found the end zone twice during Saturday’s preseason game at home against the Bills.

Roethlisberger found and open Antonio Brown for a 76-yard touchdown strike in the opening quarter. Late in the same quarter, he connected with Markus Wheaton for a 16-yard touchdown strike. He played for three drives and compiled 128 yards through the air while completing 8 of 11 passes. He added two touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 150.8 passer rating.

Ben Roethlisberger limited to one drive in preseason action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed only one pass, but it was enough to make an impact in Saturday's preseason opener against the Giants.

Roethlisberger worked with the first-team offense for just one series. He hooked up with Dri Archer for a gain of 46 yards in the opening drive. Roethlisberger completed 1 of 2 passes for 46 yards before backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski relieved him in the first quarter.

Steelers have timetable for Ben Roethlisberger's contract


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) The Steelers plan to address quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's contract situation after the 2014 season, reports the team's official website.

"I met with Ben shortly before we did the Maurkice Pouncey signing (in the middle of June) just to make sure Ben understood where we were with our intentions as far as a contract extension for him," said team president Art Rooney II. "I just didn't want him to feel like we were moving ahead with other players without any communication.

"And so I talked to Ben, and then we talked with his agent Ryan Tollner about where we are and the fact we intend on addressing Ben's contract situation after the season, so that we could address a number of players who were going into their last year in 2014. I think Ben understands that's our intention and the way we'd like to proceed. I think we had a good conversation."


Steelers to run more no-huddle offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) The Steelers ran at least 15 no-huddle plays in each of their final nine games, a stretch in which they went 6-3 and averaged more than 10 points more than in the first seven games, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The team is spending a lot of time on the no-huddle during OTAs and plans to use it more in 2014.

"I think it's something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we'll use it more," quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the paper. 

"I don't want to call it our base offense,” Roethlisberger added, "but I think you'll see more of it, so it was more important for us to get it in early and often."

According to the report, the Steelers used the no-huddle on 23 percent of their plays last year. Roethlisberger hit 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 touchdowns out of the no-huddle.


Ben Roethlisberger likes continuity up front


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished last season strong as the team used the no-huddle frequently. He told the team's website he's excited about an offensive line that returns every starter and gets Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey back from a torn ACL. 

"That’s a big part of being able to run the no-huddle because those guys are up there and they’re comfortable, they’re familiar," Roethlisberger said. "They’ve got another offseason in training of continuity and learning from each other. I tell them before each game that they are what is going to drive this team and this offense. As long as they stay healthy and can play every game we’ll be good."


Big Ben aims to play 5-7 more years


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who just turned 32, said he's not nearing the end of his career. "I feel like I'm in great shape," Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan. "I think I can get five, six, seven more years out of this arm and these legs."

Roethlisberger played every snap last season, throwing for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.


Steelers might not address Big Ben's contract this offseason


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Steelers traditionally address their quarterbacks' contracts two years out, but general manager Kevin Colbert said that might not be the case with Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben is set to make $12 million this year and $11 million in 2015. His deal carries cap hits of nearly $18.9 million and $18.3 million.

“We'll get through free agency, get through the draft and see where we are,” Colbert said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Traditionally we have done quarterbacks (contracts) two years out, but as (team president) Art (Rooney) stated, we may or may not be in a position to do something this summer.”

The Steelers won't be able to lower Roethlisberger's cap impact unless they sign him to a long-term extension. He turned 32 this month.


GM: Let's keep Ben Roethlisberger for a while


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/20/2014) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday the team wants quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to spend his entire career in Pittsburgh, reports ESPN. 

"It's unanimous that we want Ben to be a Steeler for the rest of his career," Colbert said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. "There's nobody that I'd rather have or the franchise would rather have than Ben. He's won for us, there's still a lot of tread of the tires. We feel good about where he is, we feel great about how he finished last year and we're looking to build off of that."

Roethlisberger's contract has two years left. The Steelers haven't indicated that they are in a hurry to negotiate a new deal with Roethlisberger, who will have a cap hit of just under $18.9 million in 2014, but they have made it clear that one will get done.


Big Ben to get help in the draft


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Indications are the Steelers will take a receiver early in the draft, either the tall target quarterback Ben Roethlisberger "has long coveted or a game-breaking one," reports ESPN.com. The team's brass is committed to maximizing the years Roethlisberger has left by surrounding him with as much talent as possible, the report added.

Pittsburgh would be in dire need of a wideout if Emmanuel Sanders leaves via free agency.


Ben Roethlisberger spends time with young receivers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/11/2014) Steelers receiver Derek Moye went to Southern California last week to work out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, reports the Beaver County Times. Also there were fellow receivers Markus Wheaton and Justin Brown.

"It went well," Moye said. "It was a chance to get out there and catch some balls from him on the field, but we didn't do that all day. We were able to get to know each other a little bit better as well."

The goal was to work on timing with Roethlisberger and develop a rapport. 

"It was really about (Roethlisberger) getting a feel for some of us a little bit more," Moye said. "We ran some different routes that he wanted to work with us individually on."

Mike Munchak hiring could bode well for Ben Roethlisberger


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) The hiring of Mike Munchak as offensive line coach could result in keeping Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger upright more often, Steelers Depot has speculated.

Roethlisberger was sacked 43 times in 2013, though 32 of those occurred in the first eight games. Steelers quarterbacks (mostly Roethlisberger) have been sacked an average of more than 40 times since 2004.

On the other hand, Munchak teams have yielded an average of just 28 sacks per season in his years as an offensive line coach.


Owner seeks to have Ben Roethlisberger retire as Steeler


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Steelers owner Dan Rooney II said he would like to extend the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and keep him in town for the rest of his career, per ESPN.

"We've got to have Ben retire as a Steeler," Rooney said. "There's no doubt about that."

Roethlisberger has two years remaining on the eight-year, $102 million contract he signed in 2008. He has since become the franchise leader in touchdown passes with 219.


Ben Roethlisberger doesn't shine in finale


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished the season with his worst performance in months in a 20-7 win over the Browns in Week 17.

Roethlisberger tossed two interceptions, giving him his first multi-interception game since Week 9. He did toss one touchdown, a 9-yard strike to Jerrico Cotchery in the first quarter, and ultimately finished with 179 yards on 19 of 31 passing.

Roethlisberger finished just short of a few career-high marks, as he passed for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns in the season. He added 14 interceptions as well on a career-high 584 passing attempts.  


Ben Roethlisberger looking for more success vs. Cleveland


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been on quite a roll in the second half of the season, though it may not end up making much of a difference for the Steelers season. Heading into Week 17 against the Browns, the Steelers' playoff hopes are slim despite Roethlisberger's stellar production.

Roethlisberger heads into Sunday's finale with multiple touchdowns in six of the last eight games, including a two-score game against these Browns in Week 12. This should prove to be a fruitful matchup for Roethlisberger yet again, as the Browns have allowed multiple touchdowns in each of the last 10 games.

With how well Roethlisberger is playing, and how much the Browns have struggled against opposing quarterbacks, this seems like a great matchup for the veteran. Consider him a solid starting option in all Fantasy formats for Week 17. 


Ben Roethlisberger contributes three scores to Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The passing numbers Sunday for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were as unimpressive as any since Week 7, but he sure knew what to do with the ball in the red zone Sunday in Green Bay.

Roethlisberger completed just 16 of 28 passes for 167 yards, his lowest total since Oct. 20, but his two scores through the air and one on the ground keyed his team's seventh win in the last 11 games. Roethlisberger threw a 1-yard scoring strike to Emmanuel Sanders on the final play of the first quarter, ran for a 13-yard touchdown early in the third and fired one 11 yards into the end zone to blocking tight end Matt Spaeth with two minutes left in that quarter.

He was, however, inaccurate at times, missing top wideout Antonio Brown on a few occasions, including once with 1:45 remaining in the game on what should have been a touchdown.

Roethlisberger and his Steelers finish the regular season at home in Week 17 against visiting Cleveland.


Multi-touchdown game could be in Ben Roethlisberger's future


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be facing the Packers Week 16 for the first time since Green Bay knocked off Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV (Feb. 2011). Though the stakes aren't as high, Roethlisberger would surely like to avenge the Super Bowl loss. 

From a Fantasy standpoint, it's not a bad matchup for Roethlisberger. Quarterbacks average 269.4 passing yards and 20.6 Fantasy points per week against Green Bay. Nine quarterbacks have thrown multiple touchdowns and seven quarterbacks have totaled 20-plus Fantasy points against the Packers.

Roethlisberger has been a pretty good Fantasy option down the stretch. After averaging 15.1 Fantasy points through his first seven games, Roethlisberger is averaging 24 Fantasy points in his last seven games. He's also thrown multiple touchdowns in five of his last seven games.

Roethlisberger should be in for another good week, so consider him a viable Fantasy start in all formats Week 16.


Ben Roethlisberger highly accurate in win over Bengals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on target throughout the Week 15 win vs. Cincinnati, but his streak of throwing multiple touchdowns ended at four. Roethlisberger finished 20 of 25 for 191 yards and a touchdown with an interception.

Roethlisberer completed his first 12 throws, including a 12-yard score to top receiver Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger underthrew a bomb in the third quarter and was intercepted by corner Adam Jones.

With 12 touchdowns and two turnovers in his last five games, Roethlisberger visits Green Bay in Week 16.


Ben Roethlisberger in top form entering Week 15


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger enters Week 15 on a tear. He's tossed 11 touchdowns without an interception the past four weeks and has a franchise-record 3,724 passing yards through 13 games.

The Bengals arrive in Pittsburgh after giving up 326 passing yards and four touchdowns to the Colts' Andrew Luck. Still, Cincinnati gives up the 11th-fewest Fantasy points (17.4 per game) to opposing quarterbacks.

Cincy did a nice job against Big Ben in Week 2, holding him to 251 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception. In 19 career meetings, Roethlisberger has averaged 221 passing yards with 26 touchdowns (three rushing) and 21 turnovers.

Those aren't great numbers. But with Roethlisberger playing some of the best football of his 10-year career, start him Week 15 as a low-end QB1.


Ben Roethlisberger's strong performance can't save Steelers


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continued his run of strong play in Week 14 against the Dolphins, but it was not enough to finish off a comeback in a 34-28 loss.

Roethlisberger extended his streak of games without an interception to four games, while tossing three touchdowns. He nearly had a fourth on a desperation play with no time left on the clock, but Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds at the  after a series of laterals  that appeared to break him for the game-winning touchdown.

Roethlisberger ultimately completed 23 of 39 passes for 297 yards along with his three touchdowns. He has 11 touchdowns during his string of four games since his last interception. He now has 24 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions.

Despite Roethlisberger's strong play, the Steelers head into Week 15 against the Bengals looking to snap a two-game losing streak. He finished with 251 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's last meeting in Week 2.