Ben Roethlisberger Was the #4 Fantasy QB

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND 2019 FANTASY PROJECTION

Ben Roethlisberger was the #4 ranked fantasy player this season. He showed improvement from his start of the season to the middle of his season, but then his production dropped off. In his middle 5 games he averaged 28.2 fantasy points which was higher than his start (25.5 FP) and his ending average (22.2 FP). A late season drop-off might be expected given his age. His standard deviation divided by his average is 0.37 which is close to the league ratio. He averaged 25.1 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 46 fantasy points with a floor of 12 points. Ben Roethlisberger (2019 Season Projection: 4930 Yards, 29 TDs, 19 INTs, 84 Rushyd) is projected to take a slight step downward in the upcoming fantasy season. His rank based on total projected fantasy points has him as the #7 player at his position.

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STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

Getting older did not stop Roethlisberger from increasing production. His average Fantasy points increased by 21% this season.

SEASON TREND201820172016
Fantasy Points402313304
FP Average25.120.821.7
Regular Season GP161514

PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2017 TO 2018)

He was the #4 ranked fantasy QB based on total fantasy points. He averaged 25.1 FP per game (#4 ranked based on average). He is trending up based on improved per game fantasy ranking from 2017 to 2018. He is relatively stronger (stats bolded below) than weaker in more categories.

2017-2018FPCOMP%PASSYDPASSTDPASSINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
Stats (31 Games)714812/1236, 65.7%938062301453
QB Rank#2#18#1#2#53#30#15
Average Stats2326.2/39.9, 65.7%303214.70.1
QB Rank (Averages)#6#18#2#5#40#50#26
2018 SeasonFPCOMP%PASSYDPASSTDPASSINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
Stats (16 Games)401452/675, 67%51293416983
QB Rank#4#15#1#5#41#29#7
Average Stats25.128.2/42.2, 67%3212.116.10.2
QB Rank (Averages)#4#15#1#6#31#39#15
2017 SeasonFPCOMP%PASSYDPASSTDPASSINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
Stats (15 Games)313360/561, 64.2%42512814470
QB Rank#9#17#5#5#36#32#66
Average Stats20.824/37.4, 64.2%2831.90.93.10
QB Rank (Averages)#8#17#3#6#30#40#1

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 22.3 points and on DraftKings it was 23.9 per game. We used his second highest game as his ceiling and second lowest as his floor. On DraftKings his floor was 13.9 and on FanDuel it was 12 fantasy points. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 38.8 and 35.8 on FanDuel. He has had an equal number of good (20% above average) and bad games (20% below) on FanDuel, but on DraftKings he has had more bad than good games. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
All22.3 ($8.1K)3 G, 3 B23.9 ($6.4K)3 G, 5 B
12/30 CIN14.8--14.8--
12/23 @NO27.6 ($8.7K)+5.330.6 ($6.7K)+6.7
12/16 NE15.1 ($8.6K)-7.215.1 ($6.6K)-8.8
12/9 @OAK19.3 ($8.6K)--19.3 ($6.8K)--
12/2 LAC18.2 ($7.9K)--18.2 ($6K)-5.7
11/25 @DEN22.3 ($7.9K)--25.3 ($6.1K)--
11/18 @JAC23.7 ($8K)--26.7 ($5.8K)--
11/8 CAR35.8 ($7.8K)+13.538.8 ($6.3K)+14.9
11/4 @BAL25.2 ($7.8K)--25.2 ($5.7K)--
10/28 CLE17.9 ($8.4K)--17.9 ($6.1K)-6
10/14 @CIN19.1 ($8.5K)--22.6 ($6.5K)--
10/7 ATL22.6 ($8.4K)--22.6 ($6.9K)--
9/30 BAL13.9 ($7.6K)-8.413.9 ($6K)-10
9/24 @TB25 ($7.6K)--28 ($6.9K)--
9/16 KC37 ($7.6K)+14.740 ($6.9K)+16.1
9/9 @CLE12 ($8K)-10.315 ($6.6K)-8.9