Steelers expect WR Antonio Brown back, are hoping for QB Ben Roethlisberger
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Steelers expect WR Antonio Brown back, are hoping for QB Ben Roethlisberger

The Pittsburgh Steelers' offense was simply disgraceful against the Browns on Sunday. Eight turnovers grabbed the headlines, but there were a myriad mistakes. They obviously missed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown @AntonioBrown84. While Roethlisberger remains no sure bet to play Sunday against the Ravens, Brown is expected to practice Wednesday and then play this weekend. He has missed the past three games due to a high ankle sprain, but he was close to playing against the Browns after putting in three limited practices last week.
Roethlisberger is questionable at best to play because of his rib and shoulder injuries. The Steelers will try to have him practice Wednesday, but Roethlisberger will have to show that he can throw with good velocity and accurately down the field.

Fantasy Analysis:

Head coach Mike Tomlin said he is not going to play Ben "unless he shows us he's capable." But I've got to believe the bar is pretty low. Roethlisberger is extremely tough, the Steelers' playoff chances are getting wobbly, and I just don't see how they can trust Charlie Batch @CharlieBatch16 to win them a game after that three-interception debacle in Cleveland. Brown's return will be a nice boost to the offense, but you really should stay away from this passing attack if Batch gets the call again.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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