Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs, shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. This news should come as no surprise after Ben suffered a scary, life-threatening rib injury against the Chiefs last week. So far, the best-case scenario for his return is about three weeks.
Byron Leftwich will be getting the start tonight and for the foreseeable future.
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners shouldn't drop Big Ben yet. He's tough as nails and would probably be suiting up if the injury wasn't life-threatening. If the optimistic timetable holds true, Ben will be back in time for your fantasy playoffs. We'll keep monitoring the situation.
Byron Leftwich is not a fantasy option, in case you were wondering.