Ben Roethlisberger COVID Update Clouds Week 10 Fantasy Outlook

Ben Roethlisberger COVID update muddles his fantasy outlook.
Ben Roethlisberger COVID update muddles his fantasy outlook. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Pittsburgh Steelers superstar quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been deemed a high-risk contact of someone who tested positive for COVID, and he has been placed on the COVID/Reserve list. Roethlisberger still has a chance to suit up in Week 10, but he'll have to self quarantine and pass a series of tests, as Matthew Stafford was forced to do last week.

Now looking truly questionable to suit up this weekend, this is a tough break for Roethlisberger's fantasy managers. And this news could hurt the value of the rest of Pittsburgh's skill-position players as well.

Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy Outlook

Thankfully, it sounds like Roethlisberger's fantasy managers will know whether or not he'll play by Saturday. But it'll be important to continue monitoring his status throughout the week.

If he's active, he draws a really nice matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are ranked No. 26 against the pass in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, and they're considered the league's third-worst overall defense by DVOA as well.

Assuming he's active and fully recovered from the knee injury that bothered him in Week 9, Roethlisberger should be in for a monster game.

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