Week 9: Waiver Wire Work
Charlie Batch, QB, Steelers (owned in 6.7 percent of ESPN.com leagues): While Ben Roethlisberger was able to play this past Sunday, he didn't look very good, and the hook could come at any time, no matter what is said publicly. As Joe Theismann says, playing QB in today's NFL is all about managing games and not making critical errors. Roethlisberger is simply making too many questionable reads and key mistakes. The Steelers brain trust might decide at some point soon that it's a good idea to bench Roethlisberger for a brief period and go with Batch, who has played well when called upon. It's never a bad idea to stash a possible starting QB on your bench if you need help, and Batch could be starting soon. He has thrown five TD passes in limited action this season.
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