Ben Roethlisberger 'less than 50 percent chance' to play Sunday: Fantasy implications

Joe Sargent

According to an ESPN report, Ben Roethlisberger has a less-than-50-percent chance to play against the Ravens in Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman is reporting that Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs, shoulders) has "a less than 50 percent chance" of playing in Week 13 against the Ravens. Big Ben suffered a dangerous, life-threatening rib dislocation in Week 10 and it's the biggest issue remaining in his recovery.

The Steelers are expected to let Ben try to gut it out in practice this week, but it's far from a sure thing.

Fantasy Impact: It's still a touch-and-go situation. Ben is a tough player, and if the dislocated rib hadn't threatened his life he may have suited up last week.

We'll keep monitoring the situation this week as the Steelers face a "must win" game against the AFC North leaders. The offense is a complete mess without him.

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