Ben Roethlisberger pounced on by Raiders, futile fantasy day

Ezra Shaw

The Steelers' quarterback couldn’t keep his team on the winning track against the Raiders in Week 8. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 29 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown in the team's 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 8. Roethlisberger was intercepted twice and threw only one touchdown pass in the contest.

Fantasy impact: Although Roethlisberger's passing yardage total was above average, he was sacked five times in the game. He simply couldn't get the ball down the field enough when it mattered the most as the Raiders were able to hang on for the win.

After giving Steelers fans a glimmer of hope with wins in the last two weeks, fans and fantasy owners alike have to wonder if all is lost this season in Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger has managed to make himself a fantasy-worthy quarterback in past years but this season he has relegated himself to the waiver wire and is only useful in very deep leagues, and even then he would probably only start when your number-one option at quarterback is on a bye week.

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