The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 5 Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon game.

19.5Implied Total21
12.22Points All./Gm23.213
586Opp. Plays/Gm64.220
5.519Off. Yards/Play4.926
4.63Def. Yards/Play5.615
34.05%5Opp. Rush %41.63%16
65.95%28Opp. Pass %58.37%17
  • Denver games have averaged 33.0 combined points per game, the fewest in the league.
  • The Steelers are 30th in points per play (.272), ahead of only the Dolphins (.249) and Jets (.195).
  • Pittsburgh is averaging 3.9 yards per play on first down, ahead of only the Bears (3.8 yards).
  • Denver is tied for allowing a league-low six red zone possessions, and have allowed just two (33.3%) to be converted for touchdowns, the lowest rate in the league.


Ben Roethlisberger: Big Ben has been the QB24 or lower in all four weeks of the season. He has yet to throw multiple touchdown passes and has thrown for 6.0 yards per attempt in just one game so far. Things do not get any easier here against a Broncos defense that has not allowed a QB1 performance on the season and has allowed 9.6 passing points per game (third). Roethlisberger is a back-end QB2.

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