Ben Roethlisberger, QB Pittsburgh Steelers

Rankings

Notes: Roethlisberger finished #5 last season, which broke a streak of four straight finishes in the #10-#17 range. He has one of the best receivers in the league (Antonio Brown) and an up-and-comer (Martavis Bryant) at WR2. He also has one of the best pass-catching backs in LeVeon Bell. He’s a very solid pick in the 8th round.
PIT Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - PIT
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
24
@NE
15
SF
4
@STL
19
BAL
23
@SD
11
ARI
5
@KC
3
CIN
27
OAK
8
CLE
BYE1
@SEA
21
IND
3
@CIN
25
DEN
19
@BAL
8
@CLE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1CLE23343651110.7415.8728004.0071/71100%
2BAL2237217015.869.860000-59/59100%
3CAR2230196206.538.9111001.0063/7090%
4TB2940314307.8510.8324012.0076/76100%
5JAX2636273107.5810.503-201-0.6768/68100%
6CLE2142228115.4310.8617007.0078/78100%
7HOU2333265208.0311.5243010.7565/65100%
8IND40495226010.6513.051-100-1.0083/83100%
9BAL2537340609.1913.6021010.5069/69100%
10NYJ3043343127.9811.4310000.0064/64100%
11TEN2132207116.479.8632000.6773/73100%
12BYE--------------
13NO3258435227.5013.5918008.0090/90100%
14CIN2539350308.9714.001-100-1.0073/73100%
15ATL27353600010.2913.332-200-1.0059/59100%
16KC1825220108.8012.224-400-1.0054/54100%
17CIN2438317218.3413.2143010.7559/59100%
Totals40860849523298.1412.143227050.841104/111199%

Most Recent News

Monday, June 29, 2015, 8:22am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller is a No. 3 or 4 option for the offense but nothing more.

He might’ve been a 1,000-yard receiver as a 25-year-old in Haley’s offense. Miller’s scoring rate is concerning. After 27 touchdowns in his first five years, Miller has 16 in his last five, for an average of 3.2 per year. He surpassed three scores in one of those five seasons.

The Steelers placed a waiver claim for tight end Tim Wright, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. When coupled with reported interest in second-round tight end Maxx Williams during the draft, the Wright claim indicates the franchise is at least exploring tight end alternatives.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Miller isn’t an elite tight end but he’s still very solid. He can put up 600 yards in this offense at age 32. And the truth is the Steelers still need him. He’s a safety valve for QB Ben Roethlisberger. In fact, we predict Miller for 588 yards and just under 3 TDs for 2015. However he's ranked 20th on our list and likely won't get a lot of draft attention in typical leagues. With Antonio Brown, LeVeon Bell and Martavis Bryant, that's a strong core of talent to monopolize the red zone touches.

Scouting Report

Ben Roethlisberger Wildcard game vs. Ravens
Ben Roethlisberger fought through a bout with the flu last week to throw for 317 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Bengals to cap off a season in which he tied Drew Brees for the NFL lead in passing yards. Now, he gets to face the Baltimore Ravens at home, where he torched their secondary for 340 yards and six touchdowns in the previous meeting. With LeVeon Bell not expected to play, the Ravens will likely have little respect for Pittsburgh's running game. But Roethlisberger should have some success throwing the ball - if the weather permits. Forecasts for the game are calling for rain/snow and temperatures in the 30s. Even without Bell, who caught 83 passes for 854 yards this season, Roethlisberger still has four other receivers who had 500 or more yards to whom he can distribute the ball - including Antonio Brown. He should be a strong start if the weather cooperates.

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