Madden 21 predictions for the Week 2 roster update

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With Week 1 of the NFL in the books, we outline player progressions and regressions that should happen in this week’s Madden 21 Week 2 roster update.

Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season was full of interesting storylines and some games that people didn’t expect to go the way they did. Tom Brady and Gronk looked pedestrian in Tampa Bay, the Redskins surprised the Eagles, and the Cowboys looks like the team they’ve been the past several years. Last week’s Madden 21 Week 1 roster update released just prior to the Thursday night game, setting the 53 man rosters and adding players in like Jadeveon Clowney.

So with Week 1 in the books and a look at some players’ performances, here’s some predictions for player progression / regression for each team in the Madden 21 Week 2 roster update.

Arizona Cardinals

SS Budda Baker was seemingly all over the field making tackles against the 49ers, posting a career high 15 tackles (10 solo) during their 24-20 win. He seems to be building on the 2019 season, where he had 147 tackles, good for fourth-most in the NFL. And yet his tackling only sits at a 76 in Madden 21. That should get a raise maybe along with his awareness (83) and his overall should probably go up a point from 86 to 87.

Los Angeles Rams

It was a run-heavy gameplan for the Rams against the Cowboys, and it worked for 75 OVR HB Malcolm Brown, who ran for 79 yards and 2 TD on 18 carries. With no Todd Gurley in LA anymore, this could be his show, and he played higher than a 75 OVR. Some more big plays would be nice to see from him, but for now, an increase to 76 OVR would be good.

San Francisco 49ers

The Cardinals picked on CB Emmanuel Moseley, which essentially won them the game. DeAndre Hopkins had 3 catches for 22 yards on 15 plays against top CB Richard Sherman, but 10 catches for 96 yards against Moseley. That’s a terrible performance for a 75 OVR CB, so I’d expect to see his ratings dip a little.

Seattle Seahawks

After a 38-25 win over the Falcons in which he went 31/35 for 322 yards and 4 TD, 97 OVR QB Russell Wilson is further proving he should be in the game’s 99 OVR club. That won’t happen after one game against a bad Falcons team, but an increase to 98 should be in order. If not, look for 79 OVR WR D.K. Metcalf to increase a couple of points after catching 4 passes for 95 yards and 1 TD.