What sort of numbers will Ben Roethlisberger record next season? Can he become a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback? -- M. Thomas, Pittsburgh, Pa.
M.F.: Roethlisberger must prove that he can avoid injuries and must produce much more consistent numbers before he should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback. While he has shown flashes of brilliance with his arm and has the added advantage of being able to find the end zone with his legs -- he has rushed for six touchdowns in three pro seasons -- Big Ben still won't be worth more than a middle- to late-round choice as a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Barring injuries, Roethlisberger should record between 3,200-3,500 passing yards with around 20 total touchdowns.