NFL Prop Bets: How To Bet Ben Roethlisberger’s 2020 Passing Props
Julio Aguilar/Getty Images. Pictured: Ben Roethlisberger
NFL Prop Bets: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
|Pass Yards||3,800.5 (-110/-110) [BET NOW]|
|Pass TDs||25.5 (-110/-110) [BET NOW]|
Now 38 years old and coming off season-ending elbow surgery just two weeks into the 2019 season, Ben Roethlisberger is back to show he still has enough gas left in the tank to take the Pittsburgh Steelers back to the playoffs.
While it’s fair to worry about Big Ben’s health, his season-long props may be selling his potential production short.
If the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback can stay on the field, these totals should sail over. In fact, The Action Network’s consensus projections show a ton of value on Roethlisberger’s props this season: Our trio of experts are projecting him for 4,205 yards and 28 touchdowns, well below his totals of 3,800.5 yards and 25.5 touchdowns at DraftKings.
It’s tough to compare a recently-injured and aging Roethlisberger to the one of prior years, but he’s gone over 3,800 yards in every season since 2013, including a 2015 campaign in which he played in only 12 games.
Couple Roethlisberger’s talent with the Steelers’ offseason additions, and Pittsburgh could sure enough be back in the playoff hunt behind its signal caller. They added tight end Eric Ebron as a safety valve alongside Vance McDonald and drafted wide receiver Chase Claypool with its first pick. The big target out of Notre Dame has reportedly impressed in training camp and could make an instant impact in the Steel City.
All that is just gravy next to budding star JuJu Smith-Schuster. In his first season without Antonio Brown, Smith-Schuster struggled to reach star status, but part of that could be a result of who was throwing to him with Roethlisberger out for 14 games — i.e. Mason Rudolph and undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges — not just the extra attention. Now back with an All-Pro QB, Smith-Schuster can re-emerge as a No. 1 wideout with superstar upside.
This is a Steelers offense that has weapons all over and a veteran quarterback with a chip on his shoulder. There have been pictures of a slimmed down Ben, but the big fella will still be tough to take down and unfazed by pressure — he was sacked on only 3% of his pass attempts in 2017 and 2018.
I’m going to be playing Roethlisberger’s over on passing yards. This is an offense with a sturdy No. 1 target, solid complements in Ebron and McDonald at tight end, a downfield threat in James Washington to stretch the defense, and James Connor out of the backfield with good hands.
PICK: Ben Roethlisberger Over 3,800.5 Passing Yards (up to 3,850)