Ben Roethlisberger's status remains shaky for Week 13: Fantasy implications

Joe Sargent

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (rib/shoulder) will likely not play in Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains a long shot to play in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, although there are different reports on his progress. Roethlisberger was limited in practice on Thursday and ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Roethlisberger struggled throwing in one practice period. Werder, citing a source, reports that Roethlisberger has a 35 percent chance of playing.

Meanwhile, Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that Roethlisberger was better in practice on Thursday but still doesn't have the strength he needs to play. Roethlisberger sprained his right shoulder and suffered a dislocated rib in Week 10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Neither report suggests that fantasy owners should have Roethlisberger in lineups this week. The team may not rule him out on Friday but there have been no reports that suggest he will be available on Sunday against the Ravens.

Fantasy owners should have a Plan B for Week 13.

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