Ben Roethlisberger has a solid fantasy performance in Week 12

Matt Sullivan

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns. We take a look at the fantasy implications.

It wasn't as impressive as his 367 yards and four touchdowns in Week 11, but Ben Roethlisberger was able to keep his fantasy value afloat against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Roethlisberger finished Week 12 with 217 passing yards and two touchdowns. His afternoon was supplemented with a defensive touchdown, which gave the Steelers the ability to balance their offensive play-calling for most of the afternoon.

Even with Joe Hayden covering wide receiver Antonio Brown, Big Ben had no qualms targeting his receiver ten times. Brown contributed 92 yards and a touchdown despite the tough match up. It was Roethlisberger's second consecutive game without turning the ball over.

Fantasy impact: Roethlisberger is becoming one of the best QB2's in fantasy football with the ability to put up QB1 numbers any week. Over the past five weeks, Roethlisberger has averaged 40 passing attempts. His fantasy value has been a bit restricted by his lack of passing touchdowns. Sunday's game was his fourth game of the season with multiple touchdowns. He'll still be a strong QB2 option in Week 13 as he faces the Baltimore Ravens.

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