EA Sports released the latest Madden 18 roster update for the Super Bowl. There are really only four teams with players who saw ratings changes, but one special update came with this new roster download.
You now have the ability to use previously injured players such as Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, and that means big news for those of you who enjoy playing online competitive H2H games. Rodgers isn’t the only big name to return to lineups across teams not named the Eagles and Patriots, of course. Although it would be great to use QB Carson Wentz once again, don’t be surprised to see several players using the Eagles, and that’s regardless of QB Nick Foles.
As is expected, the players whose ratings rose come from the AFC Champion Patriots and the NFC Champion Eagles, mostly the Eagles. After such a dominating performance, the Philadelphia player’s overall ratings went up at nearly every position. You can check out the full ratings changes on the EA Sports Madden 18 ratings page. For this week’s update, it’s smart to go ahead and filter out the four teams who played on Championship Sunday, so the team at SGO went ahead and did that for you in the link above.
LE Chris Long +2 (81 overall)
WR Alshon Jeffery +1 (90 overall)
ROLB Mychal Kendricks +1 (87 overall)
QB Nick Foles +2 (75 overall)
LE Danielle Hunter +1 (85 overall)
TE Zach Ertz +1 (88 overall)
RT Lane Johnson +1 (91 overall)
RE Calais Campbell -1 (94 overall)
CB AJ Bouye -1 (89 overall)
WR Adam Thielen -1 (87 overall)
FS Tashaun Gipson -1 (83 overall)
QB Case Keenum -1 (83 overall)
ROLB Anthony Barr -1 (84 overall)
The players who benefited the most in this week’s roster update clearly belong to the Eagles. In fact, there are players at nearly every position across the Eagle roster who saw a ratings hike. Likewise, the Jaguars and Vikings, who sported two of the top defenses in the NFL, both see featured defensive players with ratings drops. All for LE Danielle Hunter of the Vikings whose performance landed him an overall rating boost.
Honestly, the biggest story of this week’s roster update has to be the return of injured players on teams who aren’t playing in the Super Bowl LII. QB Aaron Rodgers makes the Packers a real threat in online H2H gameplay once again. Other returns are much needed as well. Bears WR Cameron Meredith is certainly a welcome return as well as QB Ryan Tannehill.
Be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news and notes from around the world of Madden 18.
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