madden 18 roster update

EA Sports released the Madden 18 week 16 roster update. It is now available to download on both PS4 and XBox One. As always, SGO has you covered with our Madden 18 ratings update highlights and breakdown.

Madden 18: Week 16 Roster Ratings Update

Highlights

The highlights of this week’s roster update feature changes to players from the Jaguars, Lions and Chargers collectively. All three teams have at least two players who saw significant changes in their overall ratings. Jaquars QB Blake Bortles and WR Keelan Cole were rewarded for big games. Both players received two meaningful points to their overall ratings. QB Jimmy Garoppolo gets a much deserved ratings boost as he also gained two points in his overall.

QB’s Philip Rivers and Dak Prescott both struggled and suffered a one point loss in their overall ratings as a result. Staying with QB’s, there were three players whose overall ratings climbed up by one point. QB’s Nick Foles, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton each gained one point in their rating. Foles and Newton were rewarded for their success after both were main reasons for their respective teams winning big games this past weekend.

Speaking of big games, Chiefs rookie HB Kareem Hunt gained two points in his overall rating. He is now at an 86. Fellow AFC West HB, Melvin Gordon also saw a two point ratings boost putting him at an 88. Lions HB’s Ameer Abdullah and rookie Tion Green both witnessed their overall ratings drastically change. However, the difference is one player plummeted while the other skyrocketed. Todd Gurley and Mark Ingram both rose by one point in their overall ratings as well. Gurley comes up to an 89 rating while Ingram climbs to an 88.

Biggest Winners

  • QB Blake Bortles +2 (81 overall)
  • HB Melvin Gordon +2 (88 overall)
  • WR Keenan Cole +2 (78 overall)
  • MLB Reggie Ragland +2 (80 overall)
  • HB Tion Green +5 (70 overall)
  • DE Myles Garrett +1 (85 overall)
  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo +2 (80 overall)

Biggest Losers

  • QB Philip Rivers -1 (84 overall)
  • RE Jerry Hughes -2 (85 overall)
  • HB Ameer Abdullah -3 (78 overall)
  • HB Lamar Miller -2 (84 overall)
  • TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins -3 (80 overall)
  • WR Dontrelle Inman -3 (74 overall)

Breakdown

There was a youth movement on the biggest winners side of the list this week. It is good to see some fresh, up and coming names such as Tion Green, DE Myles Garrett and WR Keenan Cole on the winners list this week. DE Myles Garrett made it to an 85 overall after this week’s roster update and that puts him alongside Chiefs rookie Kareem Hunt as one of the highest rated rookies in Madden NFL 18 at this point.

 

It was a big week in the ratings for running backs. Melvin Gordon is quickly becoming one of the best young backs in Madden 18. On defense, rookie MLB Reggie Ragland saw his overall rating make a two point leap. Ragland has had to step up for those of you who use the Chiefs in competitive online play and his continued ratings success will serve you well on defense.

The biggest story in week 16 has to be the two point jump for both QB’s Blake Bortles and Jimmy Garoppolo. The boost for Bortles has those of you who like playing with the Jags beaming with hope. The timing of his ratings boost comes just as the Jaguars are becoming more and more popular to use for competitive Madden gameplay.
Garoppolo’s rating hike is a bit overdue when compared to some of the other players at the position. An 80 overall is respectable for a QB and given the young talent of the 49er’s, Garoppolo’s ratings boost makes them an attractive dark horse team to use in both online competitive gameplay and CFM.
You can check out the full list of ratings changes including the biggest movers on the Madden ratings database.

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