Week 5
October 08, 2015

Overall Ranking

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CLE @ PIT

  • Week 2 - Sep 11

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    PIT @ CAR

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    TB @ PIT

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    PIT @ JAC

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    PIT @ CLE

  • Week 7 - Oct 20

    HOU @ PIT

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    IND @ PIT

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    BAL @ PIT

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    PIT @ NYJ

  • Week 11 - Nov 17

    PIT @ TEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 23


  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NO @ PIT

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    PIT @ ATL

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    KC @ PIT

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CIN @ PIT

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    PIT 19 @ DEN 31

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NYJ 10 @ PIT 27

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    PIT 31 @ OAK 34

  • Week 4 - Sep 30


  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    PHI 14 @ PIT 16

  • Week 6 - Oct 11

    PIT @ TEN

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    WAS @ PIT

  • Week 11 - Nov 12

    KC @ PIT

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    PIT @ CLE

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    PIT @ BAL

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    PIT 7 @ BAL 35

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    SEA 0 @ PIT 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    PIT 23 @ IND 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    PIT 10 @ HOU 17

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    TEN 17 @ PIT 38

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    JAC 13 @ PIT 17

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    PIT 32 @ ARI 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    NE 17 @ PIT 25

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    BAL 23 @ PIT 20

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    PIT 24 @ CIN 17

  • Week 11 - Nov 20


  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    PIT 13 @ KC 9

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    CIN 7 @ PIT 35

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    PIT 3 @ SF 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    STL 0 @ PIT 27

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    ATL 9 @ PIT 15

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    PIT 19 @ TEN 11

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    PIT 38 @ TB 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    BAL 17 @ PIT 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 10


  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    CLE 10 @ PIT 28

    257 pass yards

    3 TDs

    5 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    PIT 23 @ MIA 22

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    PIT 10 @ NO 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    PIT 27 @ CIN 21

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    NE 39 @ PIT 26

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    OAK 3 @ PIT 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    PIT 19 @ BUF 16

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    PIT 13 @ BAL 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    CIN 7 @ PIT 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    NYJ 22 @ PIT 17

  • Week 16 - Dec 23

    CAR 3 @ PIT 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    PIT 41 @ CLE 9


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Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers

2008 - 2011 Statistics

PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY

                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        324/513    4077    21    14      31      70      0        254.1    16.9

2010 Stats        240/389    3200    17     5      33     176      2        225.6    18.8

2009 Stats        337/506    4328    26    12      40      82      2        297.3    19.8

2008 Stats        281/469    3301    17    15      34     101      2        222.1    13.9

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Mike Wallace will be playing for a contract this season

(+) Antonio Brown emerged as a great WR2 while many say he is just as explosive as Wallace

(+) Might have the most diversified receiving corps in the entire league (speed/route-running/slot-play/run-after-the-catch/etc)

(+) Mendenhall’s injury should have the Steelers leaning on the pass early on and allow Big Ben to put up some prolific passing numbers

(+) Todd Haley is the new offensive coordinator and has proven in the past he can put on an aerial assault no matter the personnel

(+) The Steelers really improved their offensive line with their first two picks in the draft (G David DeCastro & T Mike Adams)

(+) Roethlisberger had five 300+ yard games

(+) He’ll be an excellent guy to have as your QB2 as he could easily put up QB1 numbers any week you need him

(+) Emmanuel Sanders is fully healthy and looking to prove he’s just as good as Antonio Brown

(–) Will the revamped offensive line be able to gel in training camp and protect Big Ben better than last season?

(–) Ben is slightly injury-prone due to him taking too many hits from standing in the pocket too long

(–) Threw one TD or less in 10 of 15 games in 2011

(–) Had seven games where he threw for under 250 yards

(–) The lack of a running game could lead opposing defenses to concentrate more on the pass

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2009 Review

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This just in: Ben Roethlisberger's favorite artist is none other than Maxim's hottest girl (which we think is bogus by the way) for 2010, Katy Perry! We don't have any real confirmation on that, but based on his season, he was hot then cold, in then out. On one hand, at one point during the year Ben put together a nice winning streak of five straight games for the Steelers.  Not many other teams can lay claim to that long of a streak during the year.  On the other hand, he also gathered up a losing streak of five straight games for his crew as well.  

But that's not all. He threw for over 350 yards in a game four different times, with two of them going for over 400 yards, and the last one going for 503 yards (the high for the NFL in 2009).  Still, Ben also threw for under 225 yards on 5 separate occasions as well.  Overall, he ended up with one of the better fantasy seasons for QBs in the league, but you never knew what you were going to get from week to week, thus making him a risky start every time you turned to him.  It was, however, his best fantasy season points-wise to date, though off the field, it might have been his worst…


ben roethlisberger 2009 stats

~ Set career bests in completions (337), attempts (506), completion percentage (66.6%), yards (4,328), yards/attempt (8.5), and yards/game (288.5)

~ Set Pittsburgh franchise records in completions (337), completion percentage (66.6%), yards (4,328), and yards/game (288.5)

~ Became just the ninth QB in NFL history to pass for more than 500 yards in a game on 12-20-09 against the Green Bay Packers (503 yards)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

There are two reasons why we thinkBig Ben won't replicate his numbers of 2009. Firstly, they were boosted by a few extraordinary games, and even though you can’t take those games away from him, they’re not likely to happen again.  It’s been handed down from the higher-ups that the Steelers need to move back to the ground-and-pound offense that the franchise thrives upon, and coach Mike Tomlin agreed.  Secondly, and more importantly, he’s been suspended for at least the first four games of the season for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. Roethlisberger still might have had the potential to end up as a Top 10-12 fantasy quarterback in 2010, but the chances of it happening now are slim to none. Even when he comes back from his suspension, he’s still a bit too inconsistent to use as a full-time fantasy starter, especially with fellow scandalmonger Santonio Holmes jettisoned off to the Jets this past offseason.

~ Team is moving back to focusing on the running game

~ Santonio Holmes is out of the mix playing with the New York Jets

~ Hines Ward is another year older, while his #2 receiver, Mike Wallace, will be just a sophomore in the NFL in 2010

~ His Hollywood party lifestyle finally caught up to him as he's suspended for the first 4 games

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Roethlisberger does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Steelers Player Tweets



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Featured Pieces

500-yard passing performances - all-time

longest regular season win streaks

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On a short leash

This is what we wrote a year ago:

"In five seasons, he holds many of the Steelers QB records and is well on pace to crush them all.  Above all else, he is a likable guy, and it’s difficult to detect even a shred of elitism from his direction.  He is perfect for the Steelers organization, and it’s a good bet that he’s one of the few guys to only play for one team in his career."

Jeesh... What a difference a year makes. 

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Ben signed a whopper before the ’08 season.  Eight years at $102 million, of which $33.2 million was guaranteed including a $25.2 million signing bonus.  Yowza!  Details on the yearly incentives are below:

2010 - $8.05 million

2011 - $11.6 million

2012 - $11.6 million

2013 - $11.6 million

2014 - $11.6 million

2015 - $12.1 million

2016 - Free Agent

*Steelers brass also wisely included a "no idiot" clause, making some of the bonus portions of this contract recoverable if Ben decides he doesn't want to wear a helmet while riding his motorcycle again.

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Byron Leftwich is the current handcuff for Roethlisberger should Big Ben, say, go to jail or something during his suspension…

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - Steelers


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Injury Report


Big Ben gets dinged up a bunch, but he’s a gamer, as evidenced by his playing in Super Bowl XLIII with two broken ribs. He missed one game due to a concussion last year, but he'll be good to go as soon as his suspension is over...

Big Ben Down in Week 3, May Miss Up to 4 weeks - Carr is a Stream Option in Week 4

Big ben Down week 3

Pyro's take: The hit Big Ben took did not look good. Adam Schefter is reporting that he may miss up to 4 weeks. MRI Monday. Fear not, drink from the stream. Carr should be available and plays a weak Chicago D in Week #4. The Bears have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL.

09/27/15, 02:24 PM CDT by M O
Source: twitter.com

Roethlisberger Sharp


Pyro's take: Ben Roethlisberger 26-of-38 passes for 351 yards, a touchdown. He targeted Antonio Brown and Heath Miller throughout the game, and his touchdown came on the last offensive play of the game.

09/11/15, 02:02 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Big Ben Back

Ben Roethlisberger got the Steelers back on track against the Houston Texans in a wild Monday Night Football game. The Texans were in complete control and dominating, when Pittsburgh came to life at the end of the second quarter, scoring 24 points within four minutes.

Pyro's take: Ben Roethlisberger finished the night with 23 completions of 33 attempts for 265 yards and a touchdown, in the much needed win.

10/21/14, 01:34 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.cbssports.com

Troy Polamalu ruled out for Week 15

The Steelers announced today that SS Troy Polamalu (knee) will be inactive for the game against the Packers in Week 15.

Pyro's take: Polamalu is in danger of missing the rest of the season, and the Steelers are feeling the effects of his absence. Troy took an MRI last week that showed no improvement in his knee, so if Pittsburgh wants to make a last-ditch effort at the playoffs, they'll likely have to do it without their defensive leader.

12/15/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Big Ben back in starting lineup for Steelers

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is active and starting against the Raiders today.

Pyro's take: The Steelers will likely run the ball pretty heavily today, but with the offense as dynamic as it is, we'd still recommend playing Big Ben on your fantasy football team today.

12/06/09, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Roethlisberger to start on Sunday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) went through another full practice on Friday and looks good to go against the Raiders this weekend.

Pyro's take: Big Ben should only be a very low-end QB1 on your fantasy football team this week as the Steelers will likely be running Rashard Mendenhall up the Raiders gut all game long.

12/04/09, 05:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Big Ben practices again and ready to go Sunday

When asked how he felt after going through a full practice on Wednesday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) had this to say:
"I feel great," Roethlisberger said. "I'm ready to go, practiced yesterday, felt good, no headaches and ready to rock and roll."

Pyro's take: Ben sure sounds like he's ready to get back on the field this weekend, but we'd check back over the next few days just to be sure you can get him into your starting fantasy football lineup.

12/03/09, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Roethlisberger fine at practice yesterday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is expected to start this weekend against the Raiders.

Pyro's take: Coach Mike Tomlin has said that Big Ben will be starting this Sunday, so there shouldn't be any worries there. Oakland may boast a pretty good pass D, but Tony Romo didn't seem to have a problem picking them apart last week, so go ahead and start Roeth on your fantasy football team this week and see if he can't do the same.

12/03/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå

Big Ben expected to start on Sunday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (concussion) is fully expected to be back starting for the team against the Raiders this coming Sunday.

Pyro's take: We suspect Big Ben could have played against the Ravens this past week, but with the beat-down Baltimore tends to give opposing QBs, we're not shocked he was held out. Obviously, it's a bit different against the Raiders D who don't nearly have the same reputation. You can return Roethlisberger to QB1 fantasy football status for this coming weekend.

12/01/09, 02:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Big Ben decides to sit out Sunday night game

According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (mild concussion) has decided to sit out the Sunday night game against the Ravens. Glazer also says that Roethlisberger has been suffering from exercise-induced headaches lately, so the team decided it would be best to hold him out for at least this one game.

Pyro's take: Not exactly what we were expecting, seeing that Big Ben was doing just fine in practice all week. However, this shouldn't come as much of a shock as injuries to the head tend to be a little tricky.
We'll let you know if this is a for sure thing tomorrow, but for now, make sure you get the big Steeler QB out of your fantasy football lineup.

11/28/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Big Ben debating sitting out Week 12

A league source told NFL.com's Jason La Canfora that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (mild concussion) is debating whether to sit out or play this Sunday night against the Ravens and that he'll make his decision sometime on Saturday.

Pyro's take: So that's why he's listed as questionable this week. Big Ben made it through a full week of practice without a setback, so everyone assumed he would just be playing Sunday no matter what.
Check back with us tomorrow and Sunday to see what the final call is before sticking him in your fantasy football lineup this weekend.

11/27/09, 05:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.nfl.com

Roethlisberger practices again Friday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (mild concussion) was out on the practice field again Friday running through all the normal drills with his teammates.

Pyro's take: Looks like Big Ben is a go for Sunday night's game against the Ravens. As he has been all season long, he'll be a fine QB1 for your fantasy football team this week.

11/27/09, 12:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Big Ben practices again

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (mild concussion) practiced in full again on Thursday and is expected to make his normal start against the Ravens this weekend.

Pyro's take: Sunday night football, prime-time, Steelers-Ravens. Look for Big Ben to put up a nice game as he seems to relish these bright light games. Get him in your starting fantasy football lineup if you got him.

11/26/09, 03:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Roethlisberger returns to practice as expected

After passing a series of neurological tests Monday, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (mild concussion) returned to practice on Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis.

Pyro's take: Big Ben will start Sunday night against the Ravens unless he experiences a setback of some sort. If he plays, he's a low-end QB1 play for your fantasy football team this week.

11/25/09, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pittsburghlive.com

Big Ben passes concussion tests, will play Sunday

According to coach Mike Tomlin, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed all of his concussion tests and feels just fine. He is expected to make his normal start this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

Pyro's take: Roeth has been a fantasy football QB1 all year long and should be in your starting lineup this weekend against the beatable Ravens secondary.

11/24/09, 01:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Big Ben says he's ok after possible concussion Sunday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared to be lucid in the locker room after an OT loss to the Chiefs Sunday, but the team will likely put him through the normal baseline tests just to be sure the mild concussion has no lasting effects.

Pyro's take: We expect Ben to start next Sunday night against the Ravens, but you'll want to check back with us throughout the week before throwing him in your fantasy football lineup.

11/23/09, 11:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Big Ben sits out parts of Thursday's practice

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out certain segments of practice on Thursday with a wrap around his right (throwing arm) elbow.

Pyro's take: He played like shit last week, but has always bounced back very well after games like that. He shouldn't be in danger of missing this week's game against the Chiefs, but check back with us to make sure you can start him on your fantasy football team... cuz you really really should this week.

11/20/09, 10:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: pit.scout.com

Polamalu doesn't re-injure MCL, just a PCL strain

The MRI results came back for Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu on Tuesday, and it looks as if his injury was just a strain to his PCL and not a re-injury to his MCL.

Pyro's take: The timetable for Troy's return is anywhere from 1-3 weeks, with coach Mike Tomlin saying that he is "questionable at best" for this week's game against the Chiefs. Even though the injury is to the same knee he injured earlier in the season, this is still great news for the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

11/17/09, 12:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Troy Polamalu's knee injury not as bad as feared

Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu left Sunday's game with an injury to the same knee he had a sprained MCL in earlier this year, but an MRI revealed after the game that the injury was not as serious a the one suffered in the season-opener.

Pyro's take: The team hasn't put out an official release on the All-Pro safety yet, but this news put out by KDKA in Pittsburgh is encouraging. It is not yet known how long the injury will keep Polamalu out of action.

11/16/09, 04:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: kdka.com

Big Ben fifth in SI's "most overrated player" players' poll

Each year, Sports Illustrated conducts a poll to see who NFL players consider to be the most overrated player in the league. This year's poll had Brett Favre finishing first, with Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, Eli Manning, and Ben Roethlisberger rounding out the top-5.

Pyro's take: The poll, according to SI, was completed before the NFL's Week 2 games, and after what Favre has done the past two weeks, we're betting that some players are wishing they had their vote back.
Hey, at least they got Romo and Owens right.

10/06/09, 12:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nydailynews.com