In the run up to the Madden 16 release date EA continues to share information about the Madden 16 player ratings that fans of the series will want to know. After showing off how rookies react to the Madden 16 ratings EA is back with the top Madden 16 running back ratings for the new game.
As part of the process a team at EA Sports analyzes the player’s performance and skill to come up with a combination of ratings that lead to an overall player rating. This is the last year that the Madden Ratings Czar is a part of this complicated process that the players don’t always agree with.
This is the second set of Madden 16 ratings from EA with room for 20 more positions and teams to come as we lead up to the Madden 16 release date in late August.
Players can pre-order Madden 16 on Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 with two versions on sale, including one for Madden Ultimate Team fans. There is also a special Madden 16 Xbox One Bundle for $399 with a 1TB Xbox One, Madden 16 download and a full year of EA Access. The EA Access subscription allows gamers to play Madden 16 on Xbox One five days early.
Here is a look at the best running backs in the NFL, according to their Madden 16 ratings.
- Marshawn Lynch – 96 Overall Madden 16 Rating
- Adrian Peterson – 95 Overall Madden 16 Rating
- Jamaal Charles – 94 Overall Madden 16 Rating
- Demarco Murray – 94 Overall Madden 16 Rating
- Le’Veon Bell – 94 Overall Madden 16 Rating
There is sure to be some debate over the best running backs in Madden 16, as Marshawn Lynch beats out Adrian Peterson by a single point in the overall ratings. This is likely due to Peterson missing most of last season due to a suspension. David Robinson reports on Twitter that Peterson is prepared for a “Bounce Back Season” which could lead to a higher Madden 16 player rating based on performance.
Putting in that work Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings working ball skills and footwork "Bounce back Season" pic.twitter.com/qVi3tKcA6O
— David Robinson (@drobalwaysopen) July 20, 2015
The Madden 16 player ratings change each week with roster updates that come from the team at EA Sports analyzing the footage and performance of each player. This is part of the realism that EA wants to deliver to the game, alongside new Madden 16 features.
To arrive at the overall Madden 16 ratings, there are many factors that play a role in the final number. For running backs we see individual ratings on Strength, Juke, Elusiveness, Acceleration, Speed, Trucking, Stiff Arm, Spin Move, Agility, Catch, Carrying and more. The breakdown of each player helps gamers understand why the overall rating is the way it is. Here are important stats on each player.
- Marshawn Lynch – League Best Stiff Arm (99), Trucking (98), Strength (89)
- Jamaal Charles – League Best Catching (86)
- Le’Veon Bell – League Best Carrying (99)
Keep an eye out for more Madden 16 ratings in the coming days as EA shares more information about the top players at each position before getting into the team breakdowns in August.