Big Ben and Friends - Your QB Solution
Big Ben and Friends: Your Fantasy QB Solution!
We’ve all heard it over and over, “WAIT ON THE QUARTERBACK.”
OK we’ve got it, but who do we draft?
How about a former two-time Super Bowl Champion who also plays with the best wide out in football? But what if I told you you can only play him for 6 games.
You’ve figured out by know I’m talking about Ben Roethlisberger. He’s been the face of the Steelers for 15 years now and is probably going to the Hall of Fame. But here’s the dirty little secret, he sucks balls on the road. Not literally, but fantasy speaking.
Big Ben has thrown for 1,293 LESS yards on the road
49 LESS touchdowns on the road
Sacked 49 MORE times on the road
His passer rating is almost 10% HIGHER at home
YPA almost a full yard HIGHER at home
All of this and he’s played two LESS home games in his career while completing only four more total passes at home.
Last year Roethlisberger threw 28 touchdowns (which was more than Brees, Cousins, or Newton).
Ben threw for 4251 yards (more than Wilson, Ryan, and Prescott). So there’s obvious value here. Oh yea he also plays with two elite level wide receivers and arguably the best running back in fantasy football. As always we want good players on good teams.
So OK we’ve got Ben (and you can get him late just like all the “experts” beg you to do) but where do we go from here?
Here are QB options you can stream during every Big Ben road game:
Week 1: Bortles @ NYG, Dalton @ Indy
Week 3: Carr @ Miami, Trubisky @ Arizona
Week 6: Ryan vs Tampa Bay, NYJ QB vs Indy
Week 9: Mariota vs Dallas, Mahomes @ Cleveland
Week 11: Eli vs Tampa, Carr @ Arizona
Week 12: Alex Smith @ Dallas, Tannehill @ Miami
Week 14: Eli @ Washington, Flacco vs KC
Week 16: Eli vs Indy, Keenum @ Oakland
Now you have a battle plan for your drafts. Use those early picks on RB’s, RB’s and more RB’s. You’ll laugh all the way to the bank when the guy who took Aaron Rodgers in the 3rd gets crushed by the guy starting Eli Manning in the Fantasy Super Bowl.
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