The veteran quarterback severely struggled over the first half of the season, though. Roethlisberger had just one multi-touchdown game in his first seven contests of the year and the veteran was off to an absolutely miserable start. He quickly became unpopular in fantasy circles, and as a result, he was dropped by thousands of impatient fantasy owners.
However, Big Ben really started to pick his game up in the second half of the fantasy season. He shockingly threw 20 touchdowns over his next nine contests and even added a rushing touchdown. He threw just seven picks over that time and the veteran completed revitalized his fantasy value.
Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell really started to heat up as the season moved on and it isn’t a coincidence that the passing game started to pick up as a result. Roethlisberger had much more time to throw the ball and he displaying his amazing chemistry with WR Antonio Brown almost every single drive.
Roethlisberger will look to build off his impressive second half next season. Big Ben will once again be a top-10 quarterback next season and fantasy fans should start planning their draft boards accordingly.