Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Limited practice, fantasy value still low

Joe Sargent

Could the Steelers quarterback return as soon as this week against the Ravens? We break down the fantasy implications.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got in a limited practice on Wednesday as he tries to recover from rib and shoulder injuries in time to start against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Roethlisberger has missed each of the last two games after a "life-threatening" injury against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch have combined to throw 0 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in the pas two games, both losses. Roethlisberger was having an excellent season before the injury, completing 66.1% of his passes for 2,287 yards, 17 TD and 4 INT, with a QB rating of exactly 100.

Fantasy Take: Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown will be doomed for as long as they must receive passes from Batch or anyone else that Pittsburgh tries to throw in there besides Roethlisberger. This week would seem to be a stretch to see his return, but anything is possible. It's doubtful that he'd get in a full practice, but keep monitoring the situation.

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