This year on offense you want to run the ball first and last. HB stretch and HB dive is the name of the game. So we want fast RBs, WR’s that can run and run block and an o-line that can push.
QB – Mike Vick – Throw power is a must in Madden. And so is scrambling ability. These combined with his decent accuracy stats for a silver makes him hands down the best silver QB in my opinion.
HB – Orleans Darkwa (unless you were gifted Dri Archer), He’s got decent speed at 88. And from the time I’ve spend playing and watching the game, you want a back with high trucking this year. So he’s got the combo of speed and trucking. Always rotate your backs. Fumbling happens a lot this year so you don’t want any of them to have low stamina. Rotate between this player and Derrick Henry and then put C.J. in for any passing situations. Knile Davis is also a solid back but his carrying is a little lower than Darkwa’s.
HB – C.J. Prosise for 3rd down, decent speed, pass catching and pass blocking.
HB – Derrick Henry for short yardage. He’s tank in football pads.
FB – Nikita Whitlock – Solid run block, speed, awareness and impact block. Not great at catching the ball. If going on a route, sub in C.J. Prosise to run the route for Nikita.
WR – 2 ways to go with this – pure speed where you get Phillip Dorsett, Breshad Perriman, Jakeem Grant, J.J. Nelson or you can go with a mix of good run blocking and speed and get Jaron Brown, Sammie Coates and Nelson Agholor. I’m going to try the latter and mix in Dorsett or Perriman.
TE – James Hanna, Garrett Celek – Speed and run block. The top two stats TEs need for your team. Hanna and Celek have the best mix of stats at silver TE in order to allow you to run the ball and allow them to get separation when running routes like drags, slants and out routes. Unfortunately route running is low but it’s a silver card and you can’t have everything. And when you can’t have everything, you choose the best things, run block and speed.
LT – Garry Williams – Running the ball will be key in Madden 17, especially stretch plays. These guys all have top end run blocking skills for silver linemen.
LG – Donald Thomas
RG – Patrick Omameh
RT – Michael Bowie
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