QB Ben Roethlisberger - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-5, 241Born: 3-2-1982College: Miami (OH)Drafted: Round 1, pick 2004

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Preseason player page

Roethlisberger (elbow surgery) is out for the season

Week 12: at Cincinnati Bengals - $4000

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Ben Roethlisberger's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs SEA (8 / 15 / 75 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush - 3 points, $5800)

Ben Roethlisberger, coming into his 2019 home opener, had a 68.9% completion percentage and a 22-7 touchdown to interception ratio. Unfortunately, his sterling track record did not carry over into this game. Roethlisberger was seeing extreme pressure as early as the second play of the game. He took a sack where he landed awkwardly on his elbow. Similar to Week 1, Roethlisberger did take his deep shots against the Seahawk's secondary. Also similar to Week 1, Roethlisberger targeted speedy wide receiver, Johnny Holton. Holton, this time, was open as he split his defenders deep, but Roethlisberger overthrew the ball. Roethlisberger's best pass of the game came just before half time. Roethlisberger looked the defender inside so Juju Smith-Schuster could gain outside leverage and work in space. Roethlisberger went to the locker room with a couple minutes left in the first half and did not return the rest of the game.

2019 Week 1 vs NE (27 / 47 / 276 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush - 10.74 points, $6300)

Drops and overthrows are the story of Ben Roethlisberger's night against the New England Patriots. Similar to last year, Ben Roethlisberger and his offensive coordinator, Randy Fichtner, started the game with short passes and allowing Roethlisberger to get into rhythm. In fact, Roethlisberger started the game three for three with a pinpoint pass to Juju Smith-Schuster converting a first down on their opening drive. Unfortunately, instead of continuing to pick the Patriots apart underneath, Roethlisberger took a deep shot on third down to Johnny Holton. The ball was underthrown and Holton was not able to make a play to keep the drive alive. As the game continued, Roethlisberger was trying to find other weapons to step up due to tight coverage on Juju Smith-Schuster from Stephon Gilmore. Roethlisberger not only found safety in dumping the ball off underneath to both James Conner and Jaylen Samuels, but also found reliability in slot receiver Ryan Switzer. Unfortunately, Roethlisberger's best throw of the night came on a dropped pass in the end zone by Donte Moncrief. The pass was exactly where it needed to be for an 18-yard touchdown, but the ball was separated from Moncrief by the defender. Ben did have one other highlight toss second year wide receiver James Washington on a 45-yard completion. The ball was thrown well ahead of the receiver and Washington made a good play tracking the ball. Ultimately, something we to remember from this game is that things could have been a lot worse for Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger ended the game with one turnover, an interception in the end zone in the fourth quarter when the game was out of hand, and he easily could've had two more. One from a fumble in the red zone when he was hit from behind and another when a defender undercut Juju Smith-Schuster's route.

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Schedule

12@ Cincinnati Bengals
13vs Cleveland Browns
14@ Arizona Cardinals
15vs Buffalo Bills
16@ New York Jets
17@ Baltimore Ravens