Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy News

Steelers unlikely to re-sign Emmanuel Sanders
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:47am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Steelers beat writer Gerry Dulac on the possibility that WR Emmanuel Sanders leaves via free agency:

"I think they will stick with what they have, plus draft a tall receiver in the first or second round. I think they will let Sanders leave in free agency for a number of reasons and are perfectly comfortable thinking Markus Wheaton will not only replace him, but also be a much better receiver. Their intent is to take a tall receiver early -- they have already indicated that to Ben Roethlisberger -- another indication that Sanders will be gone."

Fantasy Impact:

If the Steelers do replAce Sanders with an early round draft pick, Wheaton will likely take over in the slot but may not be on the field in two-WR sets.

FREE 4for4 EMAIL SERVICE

Receive breaking news and fantasy analysis straight to your inbox.

Email Address:

Note: This service comes automatically with a paid subscription.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:20pm

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

The biggest beneficiary in the Ken Whisenhunt hire should be Jake Locker, the Titans’ talented but injury-prone quarterback. Whisenhunt has worked successfully with young quarterbacks (Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh), old quarterbacks (Kurt Warner in Arizona) and in-between quarterbacks (Philip Rivers in San Diego).

But it also ups the pressure on Locker. Entering his fourth pro season, he is at a crossroads. At some point this year, Whisenhunt will decide if Locker is indeed a franchise quarterback or if the Titans need to go a different direction.

Personally, I think it is a terrific pairing. Locker has worked in two different offensive systems — the first one run by Chris Palmer, the more recent by Dowell Loggains — over the past three seasons. Whisenhunt will provide new direction.

Bears sign Jay Cutler to seven-year deal
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 10:53am

Brad Biggs, Twitter - [Full Article]

According to beat writer Brad Biggs, the Bears have signed QB Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract.

Fantasy Impact:

No numbers have been released yet, but they are bound to be big given how quickly this deal went down. Cutler averaged 16.9 fantasy points per game in the 10 games where he attempted at least 10 passes. That average tied Ben Roethlisberger for 16th among QBs. Under Marc Trestman, the Bears threw early and often, and the offense has a bright future given the weapons (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett) at Cutler's disposal.

This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Mike Wallace still not accustomed to Ryan Tannehill
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:56am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace remains frustrated and had another conversation with offensive coordinator Mike Sherman about it in recent days.

“We’ve got to be able to throw the ball deep,” said Wallace, whose seven drops are third most in the league. “We have to be able to back people up and not have people sitting us. We have to balance it out.”

Sherman said he has tried to throw deep, but “for whatever reason, something has happened here or there.”

Even after working together since May, Wallace said Tuesday he’s still not completely accustomed to playing with Tannehill. “He’s more of a timing quarterback,” Wallace said. His former QB in Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger, “is a guy who extends plays and makes things happen.”

Fantasy Impact:

Wallace has been a disappointment, but he has seen 10+ targets in the last three games. He's a high-risk WR2/WR3 this week against the Bengals.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Antonio Cromartie injures knee
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11:51pm

ESPN New York - [Full Article]

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie went down in practice Thursday with a noncontact knee injury and was taken for an MRI exam, according to two league sources.

The results of the MRI weren't immediately known, but the team is concerned it could be a serious injury. One source described it as a hyperextension, but that hasn't been confirmed by the team.

Fantasy Impact:

This is bad news for the Jets defense and good news for Ben Roethlisberger and Co. this week. Cromartie hasn't been elite in coverage this season, but his absence would impact Sunday's game.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:39am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - [Full Article]

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was skeptical when he talked about LeVeon Bell's prospects of playing on his show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan.

"Honestly, I have no idea with him," Roethlisberger said. "You can't get a read on him. One day, he's practicing, one day, he's not; one day, he's going hard, the next day, he's not. I wish I could.

"If he was a guy like Heath Miller that you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there ... Le'Veon is a rookie, I don't know him quite well enough yet. But if he can come back and help us, we'll take him."

Fantasy Impact:

We're not expecting much from a rookie potentially starting his first game coming off a foot sprain behind a suspect offensive line.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.

Premium News Item:  Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller
This news item is only available to 4for4 Premium Subscribers. Please login or sign up to view 4for4.com Premium News.