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What to do with Ben Roethlisberger in Week 6 fantasy football

We go over Ben Roethlisberger’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Steelers Week 6 matchup against the Browns.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has his statistically-best game of the 2020 season last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for 239 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. His passer rating of 125.4 was the highest it had been all year, and the passing total was the second-highest of the season.

This week, Big Ben and the Steelers are set to face off against against the division rival Cleveland Browns, with an 11 a.m. kickoff Sunday in the Steel City.

Fantasy Football analysis: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

The Browns have allowed the 9th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2020, so Big Ben and the Steelers offense should be licking their chomps in anticipation of Sunday’s game.

Both defenses, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, have struggled mightily with consistency in 2020, with the Browns two weeks removed from allowing the Dallas Cowboys to put up 38 points, and the Steelers just a week removed from allowing the under-achieving Philadelphia Eagles to score 29 points, Philly’s highest point total of the year so far.

With two high-powered offenses and average defenses, this could be a high-scoring affair for both teams, in which case you should be comfortable starting the big-name players from each offense.

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