I’ve always wanted to have a cheat sheet for my CFM that ignored the madden overall ratings(which are heavily influenced by awareness) and showed me who were the best players in the game based on the ratings that actually mattered, so then I could find possible sleepers that other guys would trade to me for minimal value. Well, this Madden I’ve finally done it. To do so, I combined the ratings into position specific category’s -which gave me a single number, that I then turned into grades (note not all A’s, B’s and C’s are created equal) and combined them to get a ranking. Continuing our Madden 16 Connected Franchise Tips here are the Top 10 Sleeper Safeties you should trade for or develop…

  1. Deone Bucannon

AGE: 23

ATHLETICISM: B

COVER SKILLS: C

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 92 Hit Power, 89 Speed, 77 Zone

NOTES: Bucannon sports the 5th highest Hit Power rating in the game, and is the fastest of the bunch. (In later updates he has been moved to MLB).

 

  1. Terrence Brooks

AGE: 24

ATHLETICISM: A

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: C

KEY RATINGS: 91 Speed, 79 Hit Power, 77 Man

 

  1. Duke Williams

AGE: 24

ATHLETICISM: B

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 88 Speed, 83 Hit Power, 80 Zone

 

  1. Tre Boston

AGE: 23

ATHLETICISM: C

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 86 Hit Power, 83 Zone, 73 Block Shed

NOTES: A young prototype in the box safety that could be had for cheap.

 

  1. Micah Hyde

AGE: 24

ATHLETICISM: C

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: C

KEY RATINGS: 82 Zone, 78 Man, 71 Play Rec

 

  1. Aaron Williams

AGE: 25

ATHLETICISM: B

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: C

KEY RATINGS: 90 SPEED, 85 PRESS, 79 ZONE

NOTES: The versatile safety from Texas, can play as a deep safety or man up a slot receiver.

 

  1. Marcus Gilchrist

AGE: 26

ATHLETICISM: B

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 92 JUMP, 88 SPEED, 79 PURSUIT

 

  1. Rodney McLeod Jr.

AGE: 25

ATHLETICISM: B

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 90 ACCEL, 84 ZONE, 74 PLAY REC

 

  1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

AGE: 22

ATHLETICISM: C

COVER SKILLS: B

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 83 HIT POWER, 82 ZONE, 78 CATCH

 

  1. Shamarko Thomas

AGE: 24

ATHLETICISM: A

COVER SKILLS: C

TACKLE ABILITY: B

KEY RATINGS: 93 ACCEL, 90 HIT POWER, 90 SPEED

NOTES: The 5-9 safety has a deadly combo of speed and hit power.

Stay tuned for more Madden 16 CFM Tips as we bring you more analysis to get the most of our your rosters and tips to get your team to the the Super Bowl in your leagues. Be sure to checkout our other parts of this series:

Madden 16 Connected Franchise Tips: Top 10 Sleeper Running Backs

Madden 16 Connected Franchise Tips: Top 10 Sleeper Wide Receivers

Madden 16 Connected Franchise Tips: Top 10 Sleeper Quarterbacks

Madden 16 Connected Franchise Tips: Top 10 Sleeper Cornerbacks