Ben Roethlisberger is Still a Top 10 Fantasy QB and a Sleeper Despite His HOF Credentials

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

Ben Roethlisberger may not be the most popular QB in and out of Pittsburgh but he is still projected to be a Top 10 fantasy QB with nearly 5000 yards and 28 TDs. The CBS Fantasy Expert consensus has him as #14 so expect most owners to value him lower than he should be valued. You can draft him as a fantasy backup knowing you are actually getting your starter.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Ben Roethlisberger to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 354 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Jameis Winston and ahead of Carson Wentz. He has averaged 25.05 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 22.1 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #10 most highly owned quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger is expected to come up short of last season's #3 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON QB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#6 Jared Goff (99% OWN)357 FP, 22.3 per game368 FP, 16 gp, 23 per game (#8)
#7 Jameis Winston (93% OWN)355 FP, 22.2 per game234 FP, 11 gp, 21.3 per game (#12)
#8 Ben Roethlisberger (98% OWN)354 FP, 22.1 per game401 FP, 16 gp, 25.1 per game (#3)
#9 Carson Wentz (98% OWN)354 FP, 22.1 per game233 FP, 11 gp, 21.2 per game (#14)
#10 Russell Wilson (98% OWN)353 FP, 22.1 per game366 FP, 16 gp, 22.9 per game (#9)

BEN ROETHLISBERGER WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ben Roethlisberger is projected for 20.1 fantasy points which projects to being the #19 ranked quarterback. This may be a week you want to sit Ben Roethlisberger. This is projected to be a slightly below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Josh Allen but behind Tom Brady. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 22.1 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Philip Rivers (95% OWN)20.7 FP (37% ST)21 FP
#18 Tom Brady (98% OWN)20.7 FP (53% ST)21.8 FP
#19 Ben Roethlisberger (98% OWN)20.1 FP (66% ST)22.1 FP
#20 Josh Allen (56% OWN)20 FP (10% ST)20 FP
#21 Matthew Stafford (46% OWN)19.8 FP (6% ST)18.3 FP
WEEK 2 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Lamar Jackson (92% OWN)23.2 FP (43% ST)21.5 FP
#7 Jared Goff (99% OWN)22.6 FP (77% ST)22.3 FP
#8 Ben Roethlisberger (98% OWN)22.1 FP (66% ST)22.1 FP
#9 Deshaun Watson (100% OWN)22 FP (93% ST)23 FP
#10 Matt Ryan (99% OWN)21.9 FP (77% ST)22.9 FP

BEN ROETHLISBERGER IS JUST THE #15 QB ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #10 HIGHEST PRICED

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL WEEK (QB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#13 Josh Allen18.9 FD Points$6900
#14 Mitchell Trubisky18.7 FD Points$7200
#15 Ben Roethlisberger18.6 FD Points$7600
#16 Baker Mayfield18.6 FD Points$7900
#17 Derek Carr18.4 FD Points$6600

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

BEN ROETHLISBERGERFPPASSYDPASSTDINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
2019 Projection354488528.218.885.92.3
-- Per Game (16 Proj)22.13051.761.185.40.14
Week 1 @NE20.13221.401.305.90.11
Week 2 vs SEA22.13021.700.955.80.14
2018 Season40151293416983
-- Per Game (16 GP)25.13212.121.006.10.19