Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy News

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He will be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is out.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown ruled out for Sunday

Friday, January 15, 2016, 11:00am

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game at Denver.

Brown could not get over the concussion protocol hump.

The team announced the news Friday.

Related players: Ben Roethlisberger, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Fantasy Impact:

It's a big blow to the entire Steeler offense. Ben Roethlisberger may struggle without his top weapon, but Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey all get a bump. The matchup is bad, however, so Bryant and Wheaton aren't shoo-ins for productive afternoons. Heath Miller is also more attractive as a cheap play at tight end.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is iffy for Sunday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Roethlisberger is expected to play, but isn’t close to 100% at this point. It’s a tough matchup against Denver, but the Steelers went pass-heavy when they played the Broncos in Week 15. Roethlisberger attempted 55 passes and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He may be without his top weapon since Antonio Brown is iffy for Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger injures shoulder, was in 'a lot' of pain on game-winning drive

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 11:34am

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals after exiting earlier with a right shoulder injury and helped Pittsburgh to a last-minute, game-winning drive in an 18-16 victory Saturday night.

Roethlisberger was hurt on a sack by linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the closing seconds of the third quarter but re-entered the game with 1:23 remaining in the fourth, after the Bengals had fumbled.

Roethlisberger did not want to address the extent of the injury in his postgame news conference, saying "we won the game" when asked what news he received from trainers in the locker room. He's scheduled to have additional exams on Sunday.

Roethlisberger said he was in "a lot" of pain on that final drive. He told coaches he couldn't take any deep shots to the end zone because he couldn't throw the ball that far.

"I'm going to give everything I can," said Roethlisberger about playing in the AFC divisional round on Sunday at Denver.

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger's status will be one of the biggest storylines of the week heading into the divisional round of the playoffs. If he can't play, Landry Jones would get the start.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (illness, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. Roethlisberger is likely to bounce back after a subpar game last week.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (illness) did not practice Wednesday. No worries here.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) did not practice Wednesday. Miller is averaging 7.3 T/G (and 5.5-51-0.12) in the eight games where Ben Roethlisberger has played.

Heath Miller continues to get targeted

Monday, December 14, 2015, 11:58am

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The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t need a reminder of Heath Miller's importance to the offense, but viewers of Sunday’s 33-20 win in Cincinnati got just that.

With 42 targets in his last five games, the ball is likely coming his way Sunday against Denver, which hasn't given up a 300-yard passing game all year. The Broncos will try to force some checkdowns, which means some methodical, move-the-chains action for the 33-year-old Miller.

Miller's involvement often depends on the matchup -- he's an excellent run-blocker -- but after Sunday’s 10-catch, 66-yard performance Sunday, Miller is setting a career receiving pace that won’t materialize because of injuries.

The numbers are sort of surprising, considering all the fireworks from the Steelers' offense. For the 28 quarters Ben Roethlisberger and Miller have been healthy and and on the same field together, Miller has 44 catches for 404 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Miller is the perfect safety valve in the middle of the field when the offense can't go deep, and despite several weapons on the outside, Roethlisberger might be using Miller more than ever right now, the story said. He caught all ten of his targets on Sunday against the Bengals and it sounds like he could be heavily used again this week against the Broncos.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. It looks like Miller will make his return this week. He’s been better with Ben Roethlisberger throwing the ball.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Roethlisberger is all set to play in a nice matchup with the Colts. He is averaging 20.9 FP in the six games where he’s played at least 86% of the snaps. That would be the 3rd-highest average at his position.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. Roethlisberger is set to play in a nice matchup with the Colts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Roethlisberger has been cleared to practice, which is a great sign for his potential Week 13 availability. He has a nice matchup with the Colts.

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