Posted: 7/11/2020 3:04 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has the NFL's air yards percentage over the last two seasons at 46 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger led the NFL with 5,129 passing yards in 2018, but he relied heavily on WRs Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster's abilities after the catch. He's healthy following a 2019 season lost to injury and should be targeted as a mid-tier QB1.
Posted: 6/23/2020 7:13 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has impressed coaches and doctors with his progress from last year's season-ending injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin Tuesday, June 23. 'He's comfortable and pleased where he is,' Tomlin said. 'Some people who had the opportunity to work with him are impressed and pleased where he is. The medical experts are comfortable where he is and his readiness for 2020.'
Huddle Up: A little less than three months away from the scheduled start of the 2020 season, Roethlisberger seems to remain on track for the beginning of the campaign. He'll be a low-end QB1 when healthy and also helps boost the fantasy stocks of the rest of the Steelers' top playmakers including WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and RB James Conner.
Posted: 6/05/2020 6:14 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is a co-favorite, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski to win the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award, according to odds posted by MGM.
Huddle Up: Big Ben turned 38 this offseason and has played in only two games since the 2018 season concluded with him finishing as fantasy's third-ranked QB. He certainly has QB1 upside given all the uncertainty, value him as a QB2 in drafts this summer.
Posted: 5/19/2020 4:22 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has been ready to throw for 'some time,' NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said. The Steelers coaches have been overly cautious with Roethlisberger following elbow surgery last year.
Huddle Up: The 38-year-old likely will continue to take it easy during the summer months, probably being placed on a pitch count until the team is fully confident in his recovery. In 2020 fantasy football drafts, Big Ben is a backup but should be considered a matchup play when the proper opportunities arise.
Posted: 5/18/2020 7:02 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) recently worked out with RB James Conner, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and WR Ryan Switzer and was throwing passes during the workout.
Huddle Up: It appears Roethlisberger is on track to play in 2020 as long as he does not suffer a setback. He played well in his last full season and will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with this upcoming season. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted: 5/14/2020 11:01 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has been progressing well in his recovery after missing the final 14 games of the 2019 season due to an elbow injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. 'He's doing great thus far. He's in great physical condition. Rehabilitation, in regards to the injury itself, is going well. I hear nothing but positive reports from that standpoint,' Tomlin said. 'There have been no bumps in the road.'
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger led the NFL in pass attempts (675), completions (452), yards (5,129) and interceptions (16) in 2018 before being limited to just a game-and-a-half last year. He no longer has WR Antonio Brown, but he still has WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, and TE Eric Ebron and WR Chase Claypool were added to the pass-catching corps. Big Ben will be a mid-tier QB1 entering draft season, and he also boosts the stocks of all of his receivers.
Posted: 5/08/2020 2:10 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is doing well in his rehab and expected to be ready for the season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. 'As we sit here today, we are extremely confident in his readiness,' Tomlin said. 'We are enjoying the process that he's going through right now. Obviously, it's not without its angst. The guy is coming off a season-ending injury and surgery. But we like where we are. He's throwing on a rehab schedule, and it's going well, and we fully anticipate him being ready to go for that opener.'
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger, at his advanced age, and coming off a major arm injury, is really limited to QB2 status.
Posted: 4/17/2020 8:56 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) said he is excited to return to the field and believes missing most of the season last year put a 'little fire' into him. Roethlisberger said he is going to give it everything he has to be better than ever. While he previously rested his arm during the offseason, he is throwing about three times a week as he works through recovery from surgery.
Huddle Up: In his last full season, Roethlisberger, 38, threw for 5,129 yards and 34 touchdowns. He is, however, coming off surgery, so we're going to have to temper our expectations a bit until we see him on the field. He should be considered at strong backup quarterback entering the season and should come at a cheap price on draft day.
Posted: 4/06/2020 6:59 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) said his recovery is going fine and that he believes he would have been able to participate in some offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger miss most of the 2019 season because of elbow surgery but appears to be on track for training camp and the 2020 season. He has played well over the last few seasons and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/20/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has 'no doubts' he'll be able to make a full return in 2020 and come back and play well, he said Thursday, March 19. 'I have complete confidence in that. I'm throwing without pain for the first time in years,' Roethlisberger said. 'Some games, I would have a little pain. Some games, I would have a lot of pain.'
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger played just the first two games of the 2019 season with no touchdowns and one interception. He led the league in passing attempts, completions and yards in 2018, and his return would boost the fantasy appeal of everyone else within the Steelers offense. He's a low-tier QB1.