Ben Roethlisberger, who underwent season-ending surgery on his right elbow two weeks into the season, recently discussed his injury with Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He also offered a hopeful timetable for his return.
"OTAs. Minicamp. Somewhere in there," said Roethlisberger, who ended any possible speculation about his future by issuing a statement stating his plans to fulfill the remainder of his contract shortly after sustaining the season-ending injury. "Just taking it nice and slow, doctors' orders. It's all about what they say."
The story said his focus is rehabbing for next season, but Big Ben is also helping his current replacement, Mason Rudolph, grow as much as possible. Rudolph is now 4-2 as a starter this season.
PIT QB Ben Roethlisberger - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers offense struggled mightily last week in New England, as he produced 276 yards and no touchdowns with an interception. But better days should be ahead. Roethlisberger gets a Seattle defense this week that just allowed more than 400 passing yards to Andy Dalton. He also had a monster day the last time he played the Seahawks, throwing for 456 yards in Seattle in 2015. Roethlisberger at home also has typically been fantasy gold. He's a borderline QB1 this week.