With a quarter of the football season behind us, Madden 18 dives into its fifth player ratings update. The changes in this week’s update reflect the season thus far, rather than just last week.

Madden 18 Week 5

You can find the shake ups in overalls below as well as welcome J.J. Watt to the 99 club. Watt joins Gronk and Von Miller as the only members.

Moving Up

Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley
Todd Gurley

With a bump in his awareness, Gurley’s overall should now be reflecting the impacts he’s been making this season.

DeMarcus Lawrence

DeMarcus Lawrence

DeMarcus is currently leading the season in sacks. He sits at a 7.5, almost doubling his career total from the past four years. There’s talk he may go for the recorded of 22.5. His rating boost should help him achieve that in Madden 18.

Jalen Ramsey

Ramsey is turning out to be a key player this season. While he’s allowed at least seven catches so far, they only total to about 42 yards.

Moving Down

Isaiah Crowell

Crowell

Even though the Browns are undergoing a rebuild, Crowell is yet to find footing. Averaging about 2.9 yards a carry, he’s yet to actually hit the endzone. It’s still early, but for now, he takes a ratings cut.

Joe Flacco

Flacco

The former Super Bowl MVP has hit it rough thus far. With four interceptions and coming under 30 yards passing in one game; clearly something is off. The season is still fresh but, he’ll need to pull it together soon. Very soon.

Malcom Butler

Butler

It’s not just Butler. The Patriots’ defense has been struggling against the passing game. Seeing as this should be Butler’s specialty, he does take the fall in ratings.

That wraps up the Madden 18 week five ratings update. Be sure to stay tuned as we roll through week five into week six. Madden 18 is available now on the PS4 and Xbox One.


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