Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
January ADP: 181, QB 21
Retirement concerns about Big Ben were recently put to rest, as the soon-to-be 36-year-old has confirmed that he will be returning for the 2018 season. Roethlisberger has finished as a top 13 fantasy quarterback four of the last five years but has only finished top eight once since 2010. Given the large sample size, it’s safe to assume we’re looking at a range of low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 for the remainder of his career.
How long that career will last remains up in the air. Roethlisberger has hinted at retirement multiple times only to return each season. Regardless of how many more seasons he will play, his ADP is low enough that he represents good value. He is a cheap, low-risk starting QB for owners waiting on younger QBs to emerge. Considering possible coaching changes that the Steelers face after a disappointing playoff loss, a top six season could be within Big Ben’s range of outcomes.