Posted: 2/13/2020 7:09 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) has a check-up on his injured elbow scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, in Los Angeles, and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says he is optimistic. 'All signs are good,' Colbert said Thursday, Feb. 13. 'We're hopeful he can make a complete recovery.'
Huddle Up: Don't forget that Big Ben was fantasy's second-ranked quarterback in 2018, but he will turn 38 next month and will be coming off a season on the sideline. It all adds up to an uphill battle for Roethlisberger to automatically return to QB1 status.
Posted: 2/05/2020 12:49 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is scheduled to meet with his doctors later this month to have his surgically repaired elbow examined. He hopes to be cleared to start throwing tennis balls and other lighter objects after the meeting. Roethlisberger believes he will be able to participate in the May workouts.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation during the offseason to see if Roethlisberger suffers any setbacks. He has played well over the last several seasons and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback if he is healthy.
Posted: 12/31/2019 10:04 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) reportedly has a medical checkup scheduled in February that will be 'significant in terms of mapping out what is next,' according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely Roethlisberger will do much throwing before training camp regardless of how his elbow checks out, but the Steelers' ability to return to the playoffs in 2020 hinge greatly on 37-year-old's ability to return to form. Assuming he is 100 percent by August, fantasy owners should view him as a serviceable QB2 option.
Posted: 12/25/2019 6:22 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger took to Twitter to announce that he has been working hard and is more determined than ever to come back stronger next year.
Huddle Up: Big Ben sounds like he's definitely coming back in 2020 after some recent reports that he was uncertain about his future. He'll be in the QB2 mix in drafts next year.
Posted: 12/23/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is recovering from surgery to reattach three tendons in his elbow, and the team is optimistic about his availability for 2020, according to sources. He is not been cleared to throw at this point, but he expects to play next season and beyond.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Roethlisberger suffers any setbacks during the offseason. He has the chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback next season if he completely recovers from the surgery.
Posted: 10/06/2019 3:58 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was fined $5,000 by the National Football League for a uniform violation, according to multiple sources. He wore an Apple watch on the sidelines during Week 4's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and received the fine due to a ban of all devices which transmit messaging. Roethlisberger is expected to appeal the fine.
Posted: 9/24/2019 12:23 am UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) underwent elbow surgery Monday, Sept. 23. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Roethlisberger will participate in training camp, but he likely will be ready for Week 1 next season. Mason Rudolph will be the starting quarterback for the rest of the season but should only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/22/2019 3:10 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is expected to start throwing during the spring and should be ready for the start of training camp, according to a source. His surgery was to repair a muscle tear, and he did not have any damage to the ligaments or tendons in his elbow.
Huddle Up: Mason Rudolph will be taking over the starting job for the rest of the season and posted decent stats when he played in Week 2. Rudolph should not be a starting option in fantasy leagues at this point but could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/17/2019 1:04 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) isn't having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and the recovery time isn't as long as the 12-to-15-month window it would take. His season is still over, though.
Huddle Up: Mason Rudolph will be a matchup play the rest of the way. If you own Big Ben in a dynasty league, it's hard to see holding on to him considering his age and the severity of the injury to his position.
Posted: 9/16/2019 11:45 pm UTC
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 16. The team also signed practice squad QB Devlin Hodges to their 53-man roster.