Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. He sat out practice early in the week, but there was never any concern about his availability. Big Ben is an elite fantasy play at home for a leaky Chiefs defense.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will play against the Chiefs tomorrow, ESPN's Dianna Russini confirms. Roethlisberger is listed as questionable but put in a full practice. His elbow issue never seemed like a real concern. Big Ben is an elite Week 2 fantasy play.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. But he returned to a full practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. We don’t expect the elbow to be an issue this weekend. Big Ben is an elite fantasy play at home for a leaky Chiefs defense.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. “We’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” he said when asked if he'll practice Friday. The veteran could play without practicing, and we're still not very concerned about his Week 2 availability. HC Mike Tomlin characterized Roethlisberger's injury as minor earlier this week. We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that QB Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a minor elbow injury and will be limited in practice early this week. It's unclear if it's his throwing arm. "It's just bumps and bruises associated with the game," Tomlin said. This doesn't sound like something to worry about, but we'll keep an eye on Big Ben. He's in an excellent spot this weekend at home against the Chiefs.
The weather for today's Steelers-Browns game doesn't look quite as bad as it appeared it might be 24 hours ago. Light rain is expected throughout with winds of 10-20 mph. We'd try to avoid the kickers in this game and use the weather as a tiebreaker for passing-game pieces. But we're not adjusting our projections.
Cleveland could see heavy rain throughout the day Sunday along with potentially strong winds, according to multiple reports. That obviously has a chance to impact Browns-Steelers, especially the passing games. We'll keep an eye on the situation heading toward the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Try to have an insurance option available behind players such as Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and Browns QB Tyrod Taylor.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is out of the concussion protocol, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac reports. It's still unclear whether Big Ben actually sustained a concussion in practice earlier this week, but it's a non-issue now. With an ADP sitting in the 10th round, Roethlisberger is 1 of a handful of solid QBs values late in drafts.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Roethlisberger did not sustain a concussion.
ESPN reports that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger entered the concussion protocol after taking a shot in Tuesday's practice. We have yet to see confirmation that he actually suffered a concussion, but that seems likely at this point. Of course, we've still got plenty of time before the regular season for that to be a non-issue. We'll see how the Pittsburgh QB progresses.
The Steelers selected Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph in the 3rd round of the 2018 NFL Draft. A 3-year starter for the Cowboys, Rudolph finished his college career with a 63.2% completion rate, 9.4 yards per attempt and 92 TDs vs. 26 INTs. He was especially good throwing downfield. According to Pro Football Focus, Rudolph’s 51.1% adjusted completion rate on deep passes last year ranked 5th in this draft class — ahead of Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson. Rudolph sports prototypical size at 6’5, 235 pounds and has plenty of arm strength. Opponents will point out that he played in a pass-friendly offense with a pair of future NFLers in (fellow new Steeler) James Washington and Marcel Ateman. But there’s some NFL starting potential here. Rudolph, of course, will sit behind Ben Roethlisberger for now. We’ll see if he can develop into his eventual replacement.
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