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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger returns to full practice on Thursday for Week 4

We break down the news that Ben Roethlisberger is back at practice for Week 4

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plants and throws in the first quarter of the NFL Week 3 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. The Bengals led 14-7 at halftime.
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Thursday update: Ben Roethlisberger returned to a full practice on Thursday. He should be set to play as usual on Sunday. It looks like he’ll get Diontae Spencer back for this game, but JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool both were limited on Thursday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into a big Week 4 matchup with the Green Bay Packers needing a win after two straight losses. Pittsburgh is banged up to begin the season and it starts with their quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger sat out Wednesday’s practice with a pectoral injury he suffered in Week 2. It appears this is precautionary as Roethlisberger did take the field in Week 3 against the Bengals despite having the injury.

Fantasy football implications

Roethlisberger had a poor showing in Week 3, going 38/58 for 318 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. If he’s going to throw the ball 60 times again, he’ll continue to put pressure on his body and eventually break down. The Steelers have to be careful with this injury, especially with other players going down seemingly every week. Expect the quarterback to throw less against the Packers and be ineffective even he does throw. Roethlisberger represents a low-level streaming option for Week 4.