A Week 11 slate ending with Russell Wilson channeling his former school-yard style en route to the week's QB1 standing began with a vintage Big Ben performance good enough for QB2 honors — Roethlisberger's best fantasy finish in 368 days.
It presented an interesting juxtaposition of two players being leaned on for different reasons. The Seahawks need Wilson to be heroic every week because his supporting cast simply is no longer very good, while Todd Haley brought back the no-huddle offense vs. Tennessee to put Roethlisberger in a comfort zone so Pittsburgh could rely less on the NFL's premier workhorse, Le'Veon Bell, and unleash a still-lethal passing game.
Suffice to say, it worked for the Steelers, who dropped a season-high 40 points on the Titans with Roethlisberger tossing a season-high four TDs on 30 completions en route to a 115.0 rating — the latter two stats his second-best marks this season.
Did the switch flip merely for a week, or is Roethlisberger readying to build on one of his better performances in recent memory as the Packers limp into Heinz Field for what could be another prime-time blood bath? Judging by his QB6 rank, we're envisioning, like their 'D' vs. Brett Hundley, the Steelers' passing game staying lit.
Roethlisberger, with multiple touchdowns in all three previous meetings with Dom Capers-led Packers defenses and in three of his past four games this season, is QB16 overall currently.
Welcome back to the QB1 party, Big Ben.