Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy News

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger won't need knee surgery

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 12:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl as a precaution, but the decision is not related to a larger problem with his knee, his agent said in an email to ESPN.com Friday night.

"Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl," agent Ryan Tollner said. "His knee will not require surgery and he looks forward to an otherwise healthy offseason to improve with his teammates."

Fantasy Impact:

Roethlisberger should be good to go for OTAs and minicamp.

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Tomlin: QB Ben Roethlisberger may have surgery to 'clean up' his knee

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 3:45pm

Ed Bouchette, Twitter - [Full Article]

HC Mike Tomlin said that QB Ben Roethlisberger may have offseason surgery to clean up his knee.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not ominous news given the timeframe. Roethlisberger should be fine for minicamp/OTAs if he's simply having his knee "cleaned up."

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. No worries here. Big Ben should be a quality start against a shaky secondary.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Steelers RB LeVeon Bell (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. With Bell out, Josh Harris should see the most touches in the Pittsburgh backfield. If he’s not able to run the ball effectively (which seems likely given Baltimore’s stout run defense), look for Ben Roethlisberger to air it out against a shaky secondary. Harris should be a decent cheap option in daily formats due to workload alone.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16. Roethlisberger is a top 10 start against Kansas City.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Roethlisberger is a top 10 start against Kansas City.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. No worries here — Big ben is probably just getting a day of rest.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. He’s a great start given the matchup against Atlanta.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Big Ben is fully expected to play in Week 15. He’s a great start given the matchup against Atlanta.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Big Ben is fully expected to play in Week 15. He’s a great start given the matchup against Atlanta.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 14. He has a tough matchup with the Bengals, who are #4 in QB aFPA.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. He has a tough matchup with the Bengals, who are #4 in QB aFPA.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. It’s interesting that there’s no mention of the hand injury that Big Ben obviously suffered in Week 13. He has a tough matchup with the Bengals, who are #4 in QB aFPA.

Steelers not worried about LeVeon Bell's workload

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:40pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

There is no secret as to the Pittsburgh Steelers' plan out of the backfield. It's Le'Veon Bell all game, every game from here on out.

With LeGarrette Blount jettisoned, there is not other back on the Steelers roster capable of sharing the load with Bell. However, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he's not worried about overworking the second-year runner, citing Bell's pedigree at Michigan State.

"I'm not overly concerned about that," Tomlin said of overtaxing Bell, per ESPN.com. "He's a highly conditioned guy, he's a mentally tough guy. Personally I think he's built for it. He's excited about having an opportunity to do that for us."

Fantasy Impact:

Bell is second in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,046 and third in attempts with 216. He is also second among running backs in receiving yards with 643 on 65 receptions. He played on 90 of 92 snaps against the Saints the story said. Someone who is worried is QB Ben Roethlisberger, who hopes the team doesn't run Bell into the ground, the story said. Bell's SOS is very favorable down the stretch.

Ben Roethlisberger says his hand will be fine

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:42am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger banged his throwing hand against the arm of Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton during Sunday’s loss, and it was clear that, at least for a while, the hand was bothering Ben.

He shook it and flexed it and his index finger wobbled as he tried to make selections from the menu of plays on his left wrist. He handed off for the next five plays, initially using his left hand to deliver the ball to the tailback. But it appears for now that the injury won’t affect Roethlisberger’s ability to play next Sunday at Cincinnati.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Roethlisberger was confident as of Sunday night that he’ll be fine. Also as of Sunday night, it was unclear whether the team would be ordering any testing of the hand.

“I am sure every quarterback has that happen every game,” Roethlisberger said, via Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, of an injury that caused him to react in a way that few quarterbacks ever do during games. “Does it hurt? Yeah. Did it affect my throwing? No.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that it could end up getting worse over night, so we'll continue to check reports on Big Ben throughout the week. Don't be shocked if Roethlisberger ends up on the injury report this week. Bruce Gradkowski is the Steelers backup QB and if he would have to play it would downgrade the WRs a bit.