The Steelers quarterback has a bum ankle and won't hit the field in week 16
Ben Roethlisberger has a bad ankle. He didn't blame it for his poor, 3-interception performance against the 49ers last week, but it's going to cause him to be on the bench for the Steelers Week 16 game against the St. Louis Rams.
It's a mixed blessing for Roethlisberger owners. If you somehow managed to pull out a win after his crappy showing last week, at least this week you don't have to struggle with the decision to start him this week and can put all your eggs in your back-up quarterback's basket.
You can't take a chance that the Steelers quarterback will sit out
First off, this is written Sunday morning before the Week 15 early games kick off. With that in mind, and knowing you have to set your lineup here in the next couple of hours, can you honestly take the chance that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not play Monday night in San Francisco?
The Steelers running back is in the worst fantasy spot against San Francisco
This is not what you like to write about a player you helped project as a top-10 fantasy pick in Athlon Sports’ 2011 fantasy football magazine, but Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall can’t even be considered a Flex1 against the San Francisco 49ers Monday night.
A look at every NFL game for Week 15, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 15, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:
Jaguars (4-9) at Falcons (8-5)
The Dirty Birds have not been great closers, but they have won the games they were expected to win at home — with only defeats to the Packers and Saints (in overtime) in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome this season. Falcons by 7
Be sure to have Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown in your lineup on Thursday night.
I told you Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown would be a top-12 receiver in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals. I was wrong. He was a top-14 receiver, missing top-12 status by 1.17 points. So thanks, Pierre Garcon, Demaryius Thomas, Robert Meachem and Malcom Floyd — the models of consistency in 2011 — for getting in the way and making me wrong.
Pittsburgh's wide receiver will shine today against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown’s targets have dropped off in recent weeks, but in PPR leagues he continues to be a great flex play. I see him pushing for top-12 receiver status in Week 13 against AFC North rival Cincinnati at Heinz Field.