Ben Roethlisberger has a decent fantasy Thanksgiving

Patrick Smith

Big Ben scored a late touchdown to improve his stat line on the holiday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ben Roethlisberger completed 28-of-44 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving. He also managed one carry for 11 yards on the night.

Roethlisberger nearly tied the game on a two-point conversion attempt after his second touchdown pass, but Emmanuel Sanders couldn't hang on to the pass. After a slow start to the season, Big Ben has now finished with multiple touchdowns in four of his last five games.

Fantasy impact: Le'Veon Bell crossed the goal line with right around a minute to play, but the play was ruled down at the 1-yard line due to his helmet coming off. That opened the door for Roethlisberger to hit a wide-open Jerricho Cotchery in the end zone instead.

Big Ben hasn't thrown an interception in his last three games. His play has become more consistent, and that puts him in the QB2 range heading into the fantasy playoffs. The Dolphins are up next.

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