Ben Roethlisberger | QB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 12/16/2014 12:59am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley are working very well together this season. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, Haley gave Roethlisberger the freedom to decide between two different plays. The fact that Haley didn't insist on a run with a yard to gain shows how well the relationship between the coordinator and QB is going. Roethlisberger was 12-for-14 for 191 yards on plays in which the Falcons rushed at least five defenders, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger has already had a career year with 4,415 passing yards and should eclipse his marks for completions (9 short at 366), TD passes (3 short at 29) and passer rating (.7 off at 103.4). Yeah, we'd say that's "clicking."
Posted: 12/3/2014 6:13pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (wrist) said there is no broken bone in his right hand, despite rumors that speculated otherwise.
Huddle Up: Big Ben should be fine, but be wary of the tough matchup against a Cincy D that's allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Posted: 11/3/2014 10:26am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdown passes in the Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving him 12 over the past two games to tie an NFL record.
Huddle Up: Big Ben brings his hot streak into a Week 10 matchup with the Jets' putrid pass defense; what's the record for most TD passes over a three-game span?
Posted: 10/27/2014 9:21am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 40 of his 49 pass attempts for 522 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts. His passing yardage and touchdowns were each franchise records, as he racked up his 100th victory in his 150th NFL start. In fact, Roethlisberger's yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. Roethlisberger is now 18-1 at home in the month of October.
Huddle Up: Roethlisberger shredded a Colts defense fresh off a shutout of the Bengals, one that ranked highly across the board--especially in defending the pass. His passing prowess kept Antonio Brown atop the receiver rankings, reinforced Martavis Bryant as an up-and-coming star, and even returned tight end Heath Miller to fantasy relevancy. And he did it all while dresses like a bumblebee for Halloween.
Posted: 10/11/2014 3:39pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 365 yards with a touchdown in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, the team's Week 6 opponent. Over his past eight starts against the Browns, Roethlisberger has thrown two or more touchdown passes. However, in 19 career starts, he has eclipsed 281 yards just twice.
Huddle Up: Big Ben is a viable QB1 this week against a struggling Browns pass defense.
Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury related) was listed as having limited participation in practice Monday, Sept. 8. The team is required to release an injury report for their Week 2 game Thursday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Ravens, even though they did not officially take the practice field Monday.
Huddle Up: Big Ben was listed alongside just about every other notable Steeler as a limited participant in Pittsburgh's non-existent Monday practice. In other words, nothing to see here.
Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said the team may use more no-huddle formations on offense. '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,' Roethlisberger said. Roethlisberger was extremely successful in the no-huddle, completing 102 of 163 passes for 1,221 yards and 10 of his 28 touchdowns last season.
Huddle Up: The Steelers also have talked about this in past seasons with nothing noticeably changing, but if they follow through this time, it could mean more aerial attempts for Big Ben, who easily hit career highs for completions (375) and attempts (584) while posting his second-best single-year yardage (4,261) and TD pass (28) totals.
Posted: 3/23/2014 10:58pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team remains interested in signing QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension, but nothing likely would occur until the summer at the earliest. Colbert also indicated the team may not be able to reach an agreement with Roethlisberger this offseason.
Huddle Up: Big Ben recorded his highest yardage total (4,261) since 2009 and his most TD passes (28) since 2007 and remains a lower-tier QB1 in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 2/19/2014 8:21pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said he wants to sign QB Ben Roethlisberger to a contract extension that would keep him with the team for the rest of his career.
Huddle Up: The Steelers would love to keep Roethlisberger around, and do so in a cap-friendly manner. Sounds like the GM has some work to do this offseason.
Posted: 1/5/2014 2:17pm et
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to offer QB Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension this offseason. Roethlisberger has two years left on his current contract.
Huddle Up: Despite the personnel changes around him, Big Ben actually posted the second-highest passing yardage (4,261) and TD pass totals (28) of his career, and with franchise QBs at an all-time premium, look for an extension to be forthcoming.