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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%: 89/25 | Average Draft Position: 105.81
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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."


Ben Roethlisberger looking to keep rolling in Week 5


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is off to the most productive start of his career, and he will look to keep rolling in Week 5 against the Jaguars.

The only concern Fantasy owners should have about Roethlisberger's value in Week 5 is whether he will throw enough or rack up the kind of numbers you are hoping for. Roethlisberger is attempting 35.3 passes per game, and passing for 273 yards as a result. If the Steelers don't open up a lead early and shut the passing game down, he should easily reach his season averages against a defense that is allowing opposing quarterbacks to average 28.0 Fantasy points per game.

The good news is, opposing quarterbacks are attempting 40-plus throws per game against the Jaguars, mostly because it is just too easy to pass against them not to. Roethlisberger should put together another solid game, and should be considered a strong starting option for Week 5. 


Ben Roethlisberger takes advantage of matchup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/28/2014) Facing the same Buccaneers defense that got shredded by Matt Ryan and company on national TV in Week 3, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned in his best game of the season, throwing for 314 yards and three touchdowns.

So that's two big-yardage games in four. The other -- a 365-yard effort in Week 1 -- came against a Browns defense that has also struggled against the pass. The Ravens and Panthers, meanwhile, had fared pretty well prior to Week 4.

Through four games, Roethlisberger is looking like one of the more predictable matchup plays at the quarterback position, which means you'll probably want to keep him active for Week 5 at Jacksonville.


Ben Roethlisberger throws for 300 yards and three TDs in loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can't be blamed for a stunning late loss to Tampa Bay in Week 4. He produced arguably his finest game of the young season.

The veteran overcame five sacks to complete 29 of 40 passes for 314 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He hit favorite target Antonio Brown for a 10-yard score with 15 seconds remaining in the first quarter and found him again for a 27-yard touchdown early in the second. His perfect bomb to an open Brown in the fourth clanked off the receiver's hands.

Roethlisberger also popped in a 5-yard score to tight end Heath Miller midway through the third quarter, but the team failed to score again.

He hit six different receivers in the first quarter and nine in the game. He will try lead the Steelers to victory next Sunday in Jacksonville.


Steelers strong physically for game against Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Ryan Shazier are out, but the Steelers are otherwise in good shape for their Sunday clash against visiting Tampa Bay. Only one other player on their Friday injury report has been designated any worse than probable. That is guard Ramon Foster (ankle), who is questionable.

The probables are running back Dri Archer (ankle) and wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle). Standouts such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Heath Miller, safety Troy Polamalu and defensive end Brett Keisel are all probable with non-injury related issues.


Ben Roethlisberger ends touchdown drought


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who had failed to lead a touchdown drive in more than eight quarters, threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's 37-19 win at Carolina. Roethlisberger completed 22 of 30 throws and did not commit a turnover.

As usual, Big Ben's favorite target was Antonio Brown. The duo hooked up 10 times for 90 yards, including a pair of 7-yard scores in the third quarter. The first was vintage Big Ben as he pump faked, scrambled out of the pocket and flipped it to the back corner of the end zone where Brown tapped his feet in.

Roethlisberger will try to keep it going Week 4 against the Buccaneers.


Ben Roethlisberger a risky starter in Week 3


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might be a quarterback to avoid in Week 3 at Carolina.

Roethlisberger is off to another slow start for the second year in a row with 24 Fantasy points combined in his first two games against Cleveland and Baltimore. Last year, Big Ben had 25 points in his first two outings against Tennessee and Cincinnati before getting 20 points against Chicago at home.

A similar situation could unfold this week against the Panthers, but Carolina was able to contain Matthew Stafford in Week 2 and should have similar success against Roethlisberger. The Panthers have a 10-game streak of not allowing a quarterback to score multiple touchdowns, which extends back to Week 14 in 2012, including matchups with Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Stafford and Russell Wilson.

Roethlisberger will face a heavy pass rush in this game, and he is not a recommended starting option in most formats. 

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.


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.