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What to do with Ben Roethlisberger in Week 16 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Ben Roethlisberger ahead of the Steelers Week 16 matchup against the Colts.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is going through a mini slump at the worst possible time for fantasy owners considering using him in the fantasy football playoffs. If you’re trying to decide what to do with him, let’s take a closer look at his fantasy outlook this weekend.

Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

After throwing for just 187 yards the previous week in a loss to the Buffalo Bills, Roethlisberger completed 20 of 38 passes for 170 yards with a touchdown and interception on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. He has now thrown at least one interception in each of his last five games.

Roethlisberger and the Steelers will see the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Indianapolis ranks 17th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game this season. In its last time out, Indianapolis allowed Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to complete 33 of 41 passes for 373 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Roethlisberger is a mid-tier quarterback No. 2 for fantasy purposes this weekend.