Big Ben listed as probable to play Sunday-- Fri Oct 30 4:40 pm --
Star QB has been out since week 3 with a knee injury
Barring an unforeseen calamity, the Steelers are going to have Ben Roethlisberger back at quarterback on Sunday afternoon. The team listed Roethlisberger as probable on their final injury report of the week on Friday, which all but ends any lingering suspense about the teamís plans at quarterback this weekend. Most of it had already disappeared over the course of the week as Roethlisberger practiced without any issues in his injured knee. Roethlisbergerís previous performances in his first game back from injuries isnít great, although the team and Roethlisberger seem to have taken their time with his recovery this time around to ensure that heís not playing at less than 100 percent.(NBC Sports)
FF Today's Take:Antonio Brown owners rejoice! Roethlisberger's return should mark an uptick in production from one of the game's top receivers, and Martavis Bryant should be more dangerous as well. The Steelers' matchup with the Bengals this week could be a shootout, so don't hesitate to throw Big Ben back into your lineup.
Big Ben upgraded to questionable-- Fri Oct 23 6:20 pm --
Roethlisberger has been out since week 3
The Steelers left open the possibility that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could return to action Sunday for their game at Kansas City after a three-game absence. Roethlisberger was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report after being a limited participant in practice for a third straight day. He has been out since straining the MCL in his left knee Sept. 27 in a win at St. Louis. Roethlisberger is wearing a knee brace to stabilize the sprain. Backup quarterback Mike Vick was ruled out. He strained his right hamstring Sunday in a victory over Arizona and did not practice all week. Third-string quarterback Landry Jones replaced Vick in the third quarter, rallied the Steelers to the win and is the presumptive starter this week for Pittsburgh (4-2). Players have said Roethlisberger has looked crisp at practice this week, but the team is preparing Jones with first-team reps.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Unless you hear otherwise leading up to Sunday's game, expect Roethlisberger to sit out in favour of Landry Jones, who performed admirably last week in his first real NFL action. While Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant won't have the value they would with Roethlisberger at the helm, having Jones under center increases their value more than having Vick at QB.
Martavis Bryant's status for Week 5 in doubt-- Sat Oct 10 7:00 am --
FF Today's Take:Bryant's four-game suspension is over but it sounds like the Steelers may keep inactive for Monday's game against the Chargers. If Bryant sits, Markus Wheaton would maintain his role as the No.2 wide receiver.