The best fantasy football QBs, No. 4: Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger should benefit from his team's superstars—Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. 
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Everyone wants to knock Roethlisberger for his durability, an understandable impulse when ranking a quarterback who too often gets himself into injury trouble. Is it possible, however, that the concern is overstated? Roethlisberger played 16 games in 2014 and 2013, and 15 in 2011. He has never missed more than four games in a season, and is at the head of what could be the league’s best offense, with arguably the league’s best receiver. Remember, Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell did not play an entire game together all of last season. If Bell and Antonio Brown are as good as the entire fantasy community believes they will be this season, how can Roethlisberger not follow? There’s a logical disconnect between the individual rankings of those three players that shrewd fantasy owners can use to their advantage by getting Roethlisberger at a discount on the retail price.