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Steelers Fantasy Football: Roethlisberger a strong start in Week 10

The guys at NumberFire, good friends of BTSC, are projecting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have a strong Fantasy week against Kansas City in Week 10.


It's tough to get a great read on Fantasy projections for the balanced Steelers offense. The one solid bet each week, though, is starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The guys at NumberFire are projecting Roethlisberger to throw for roughly 300 yards, two touchdowns and maybe an interception against the Chiefs in Week 10, giving him approximately 19-20 points in standard scoring leagues.

Facing a Chiefs defense that isn't terrible, the absence of Team Goat Stanford Routt may improve them even more. Plus, the Steelers' recent penchant of running the ball at a high level may affect his numbers. Those running backs, though, may not be the best start.

Rashard Mendenhall is probably going to take another week to heal from an Achilles injury that's kept him out since Week 7. Jonathan Dwyer had back-to-back 100 yard games in Weeks 7-8 but suffered a quadriceps injury at the end of the Steelers' Week 8 win over Washington. That forced him to sit in Week 9, giving Isaac Redman a chance. He responded by rushing for a team-high 147 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 24-20 win.

If Dwyer is able to play in Week 10, he and Redman are likely to split carries, and it's anyone's guess how they'll do.

The Steelers' wide receivers are in a similar conundrum. With Antonio Brown extremely unlikely to play, the rotation between receiver packages in Todd Haley's offense is likely to take a bit of a shift. Jerricho Cotchery will be more involved, and could be a decent pick-up in deep leagues. Mike Wallace is always a threat, and Emmanuel Sanders scored a touchdown against the Giants. All three could be factors in this game, and it's hard to pinpoint whether any of them will be outstanding from a Fantasy perspective.

The Steelers have one main tight end, though, and Heath Miller looks to be a strong start again, ranked No. 4. Same with kicker Shaun Suisham, who is ranked No. 4 in NumberFire's projections.

Don't forget to set your Pick 6 lineups before Thursday's game.