QB Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers
|6-5, 241||Born: 3-2-1982||College: Miami (OH)||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2004|
Week 7: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Ben Roethlisberger's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs CIN (32 / 46 / 369 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
It took Roethlisberger almost the entire first quarter to find his rhythm and pass the ball to one of his receivers. In fact, Roethlisberger did not complete a pass to a wide receiver the Steelers third possession and Roethlisberger's ninth pass attempt. Things picked up quickly for Roethlisberger after hitting Antonio Brown for the first time. Ben's best throw of the game went to JuJu Smith-Schuster on what looked like a touchdown but was called down at the one-yard line.
2018 Week 5 vs ATL (19 / 29 / 250 / 3 / 1 pass, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
This is Roethlisberger's lowest attempt game of the season and you could see the lower attempts came from a combination of hitting on longer pass plays and having balance to the offense. Early on Roethlisberger relied on James Conner to be the team's offense. Bringing the defense closer to the line of scrimmage. As soon as the Falcons defense crept up Roethlisberger was able to attack deep. Roethlisberger allowed JuJu Smith-Schuster to make a high-point play for a touchdown early and Ben's best pass of the season to Antonio Brown came off of a nine route where Ben hit Brown in stride for a touchdown. Overall, Roethlisberger was able to hit on two of five attempts traveling 20+ yards for two touchdowns. This is exactly the type of efficient downfield game we are used to from Ben Roethlisberger and hopefully the WiFi connection between him and Brown is fixed.
2018 Week 4 vs BAL (27 / 47 / 274 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Starting the game there wasn't much open down the field for Ben Roethlisberger. The Ravens were playing a lot of zone coverage. Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense looked to be finding the holes in the second quarter with a big play to Vance McDonald and a well thrown jump ball touchdown to Antonio Brown to tie the game. In the second half the Ravens seemed to have Roethlisberger and crew's number. They were disrupting his timing just enough to take away his top options in the second half and cause two of Roethlisberger's signature pump fakes to be thrown to the ground.
2018 Week 3 vs TB (30 / 38 / 353 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / -1 / 0 rush)
Roethlisberger started Week 3 slowly. His first possession ended with a three and out and his second possession ended on an interception was picked off. The rest of the first half Roethlisberger was on target. Ben Roethlisberger finished the two-minute drill 8-9 for 74 yards and a touchdown. The scoring drive was capped by a short pass to Ryan Switzer. After half time Roethlisberger only had 13 more pass attempts and struggled to sustain drives. At the end of the day the stats look good, but Ben is still missing his on deep targets (1-4 on targets of 30-yards or more).
2018 Week 2 vs KC (39 / 60 / 452 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 1 rush)
Roethlisberger came into the game with an elbow injury and wore a sleeve on his right arm for protection. Ben Roethlisberger did not only need protection for his arm, but he also needed extra protection with his right guard, David DeCastro, out for the game. DeCastro's absence was felt throughout the game and Roethlisberger was moved off his spot and forced to make plays on his own. With their backs against the wall Roethlisberger almost turned the ball over again if it weren't for a holding penalty that negated the play. Through the first half of the game Roethlisberger had over 30 pass attempts, and the Steelers were using the short passing game to supplement the run and was efficient. At one point, Roethlisberger as 9-9 before missing James Washington on a deep end zone target. Ben Roethlisberger wasn't off target through the game, but he had miscommunications with his receivers and was putting more velocity on his throws than Week 1. With the Steelers down by two scores, Roethlisberger rushed for a touchdown with two minutes left in the game.
2018 Week 1 vs CLE (23 / 41 / 335 / 1 / 3 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)
The new look slimmer Ben Roethlisberger struggled early. His first interception was thrown into heavy coverage, interception two came on a miss-fire to Antonio Brown, and his third came when the Steelers were driving on the Browns. Unfortunately, this was only in the first half. In the second half things didn't get better. Roethlisberger added a fumble in the fourth-quarter and another interception that looked like an interception during overtime. Roethlisberger displayed his signature escapability on a 15-yard run and his uncanny ability to find Antonio Brown for a touchdown, even in double coverage. The elements were largely to blame for such a bad start to Ben's season.
Latest NewsSteelers | Big Ben helps beat Cincinnati again (Sun Oct 14, 04:51 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 32-of-46 passes for 369 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 6 win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Our View: Roethlisberger was better than typical Road Ben in this one, and a better game was there if James Conner didn't get both early scores on short touchdown runs. He's an every week start after his bye next week.
link to story Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger bothered by elbow (Sat Oct 13, 02:21 AM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has been bothered by an elbow injury since the opener and won't throw at all during the team's upcoming bye week, according to offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner. Our View: Is this elbow injury the reason for some of Roethlisberger's inconsistencies? He said earlier in the week that it wasn't a big deal but clearly if they're giving him a week off of throwing then it's a concern to the team. Roethlisberger has commented on how he's got to work through pain in his throwing motion and that may be why he looks great sometimes then awful the next. The Steelers travel to face division rival Cincinnati in Week 6 and we've got him as a low-end QB1.
link to story Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger ready to play (Fri Oct 12, 03:06 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is not on the injury report for Week 6. link to story Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger full go (Thu Oct 11, 04:07 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 11. link to story Steelers | Rest day for Ben Roethlisberger (Wed Oct 10, 04:28 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10. Our View: No big deal here as we've seen Roethlisberger get rest in the middle of the week before. On the road against the Bengals in Week 6, we've got Roethlisberger as a low-end QB1.
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