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Why Ben Roethlisberger will go under passing yards and over TDs for 2021 NFL season

We take a look at the odds on the table for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger available on DraftKings Sportsbook and make our predictions ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had a very unique 2020 season, and it will be very interesting to see what they will look like this year. Ben Roethlisberger is the ultimate wild card heading into 2020 as he looked fantastic early on in the season and looked his age during Pittsburgh’s end-of-season collapse.

Here, we’ll take a look at the prop bets on the table for Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the 2021 NFL season and make our picks.

Ben Roethlisberger player props for 2021 NFL season

O/U 3900 yds (-115)

Our pick: Under

Ben Roethlisberger fell short of this total in the 2020 season despite playing in 15 games, and this offense has a number of question marks all over. The offensive line is just about completely restructured, and a new offensive line in front of a 39-year-old quarterback could be an issue. Additionally, the Steelers addressed their running back position through the NFL Draft in the first round with Najee Harris. There is a decent chance this offense tries to move the ball through the running game. The Steelers ranked No. 2 in percentage of plays being passes, and Roethlisberger still threw for only 3,803 yards.

O/U 27.5 TDs (-115)

Our pick: Over

While I think the passing yards under is a fantastic bet, I’m inclined to go after the over 27.5 passing touchdowns. Roethlisberger threw for more than 27.5 touchdowns in four of the last five seasons, but he played just two games in the season he fell short. The Steelers may throw the ball more often in the red zone with tight end Eric Ebron, and they selected Pat Freiermuth with their second round pick.

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