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The Amazingly Underrated Ben Roethlisberger

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Tom Brady is throwing 6 TDs in a game and Jon Kitna is going three games without a TD. NFL teams are starting guys named Quinn Gray, Derek Anderson and Sage Rosenfels at quarterback. In a fantasy football world gone mad, where can you turn for a solid, dependable QB?

How about good old Ben Roethlisberger? Remember him? He's healthy, confident and while you weren't looking became a very nice fantasy quarterback.

Week
Opp
Pass Yds
Pass TDs
INTs
1
CLE
161
4
0
2
BUF
242
1
1
3
SF
160
1
0
4
ARI
244
2
2
5
SEA
206
1
0
7
DEN
290
4
2
8
CIN
230
2
1

There are some stinkers in there: 160 pass yards and a touchdown is nothing to brag about. But he has thrown a touchdown in every game this season and in the past 12 games going back to last season. He has 2 four-TD games this season already. He has dependable receivers and one of the league's best running games.

Admittedly, these performances have come against some poor teams, but Roethlisberger still has some poor passing defenses left to play. Cleveland, NY Jets, Miami, Cincinnati and St. Louis are all still on the schedule.

Using the scoring from the SBNation Bloggers league, Roethlisberger already has more fantasy points than Hasselbeck, Brees, McNabb, Kitna or Eli Manning. If you have the chance to get Roethlisberger from another team, take it. He's not overwhelming but he's something that's rare this fantasy season: consistent.