Ben Roethlisberger posts below average fantasy stats in win

Justin K. Aller

The Steelers quarterback was less than stellar in leading his team to victory over the Ravens in Week 7. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed just 17 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in the team's 19-16 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7. It's the fifth time in six games that the Steelers' leader has found the end zone just once.

Fantasy impact: As is usually the case when the Steelers and Ravens face off against one another, Sunday's game was a defensive battle. Roethlisberger's only touchdown of the game came on a 3-yard pass to tight end Heath Miller in the first quarter.

The good news for Roethlisberger's fantasy owners is that the quarterback managed to take good care of the football and avoid throwing an interception for the second game in a row. That does speak volumes of his ability to manage a game considering he's accomplished that feat against the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens in back-to-back weeks.

Overall, Big Ben probably isn't owned in too many fantasy leagues right now anyway, as the Steelers got off to a surprisingly rocky start this season. Some of that isn't his fault as the Steelers lack a proven running game and have a number one receiver in Antonio Brown who is still getting used to being the go-to guy in the passing game.

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