Ben Roethlisberger Has Quiet Night Versus Colts

Aug 19, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) calls a play at the line against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ben had a pretty average night against the Colts on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

In his second game of the 2012 preseason, Big Ben played only four series with the first-string offense in a little over a quarter of action. He finished the night 5 of 9 for 81 yards, one touchdown and an early interception to go with it all.

Analysis: Aside from throwing a pick on the opening drive of the game, Roethlisberger looked comfortable running the offense at home, as expected against a bruised and beaten Colts defense. His lone touchdown pass went for 57 yards, with Antonio Brown making some shifty moves to beat out several defenders.

The best news of the night for fantasy owners was that Big Ben stayed upright throughout his time on the field. Given his health and the issues with the offensive line in Pittsburgh in recent years, pass protection is the biggest concern for the veteran quarterback. He has great weapons to put in another solid fantasy year, assuming he can avoid any more injuries.

For more on Roethlisberger and the Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain and SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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