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Questionable Madden 19 ratings: Minnesota Vikings

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The Game Haus will be analyzing the Madden 19 ratings of every NFL team. Madden has a daunting task of rating all NFL players and their attributes. They have the ability to correct some of these rankings with in-season roster updates. But there are some issues with the initial rankings of players. This article will examine Minnesota Vikings Madden 19 ratings.

Stefon Diggs

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Stefon Diggs, the man who caught and ran the “Minneapolis Miracle”, currently boasts a 90 overall rating on Madden 19. Plus, his Catching, Catching in Traffic and Spectacular Catching Ratings all stand at 90 or better. The play against the New Orleans Saints definitely gained him much deserved attention. The numbers he put up during the regular season though do not back up his Madden ratings. During the 2017 regular season, Diggs posted 849 yards on 64 catches, along with eight receiving touchdowns. In addition, he has yet to break 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdown grabs in a season. No doubt the young wide-out has the potential to be an elite weapon. But as of now, he has not quite played at the “90+ overall on Madden” level just yet.

Eric Kendricks

The Minnesota Vikings had arguably the best defense in the National Football League last season. Eric Kendricks was one of many names on that stacked front seven. Madden 19 ranked Hendricks at 79 overall. But considering the fact that he tallied 113 combined tackles and an interception he ran back for a touchdown, that rating is too low. Not to mention he led the entire Vikings defense in solo tackles, assisted tackles and combined tackles last season. His awareness stands at an 85, while his pursuit stands at an 81. These ratings are also too low. To say that Kendricks is underrated would be an understatement at this point. By now, number 54 should have at least grabbed one Pro-Bowl selection to his name as a Vikings linebacker, and a better Madden rating.

Xavier Rhodes

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Xavier Rhodes runs from Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham. Photo by AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King

Xavier Rhodes has quickly turned into one of the best cornerbacks in the league. The two-time Pro-Bowler boasts a 92 overall rating in Madden 19. Rhodes holds a 95 man coverage rating and a 92 zone coverage as well. However, this would be 100% accurate ratings from the season prior to last season. During the 2016 campaign, Rhodes tallied five interceptions, 133 interception return yards, and one pick-six. He also forced a fumble during that season.

In the following campaign, Rhodes tallied only two interceptions and only 23 interception return yards, along with no pick-sixes. Rhodes’ 2017 outing was bad, far from it, but it sort of lacked the explosiveness of the one before. If number 29 wants to be called the greatest active corner-back of the NFL, he’ll have to really up the ante in the 2018-2019 campaign.

Adjusted Ratings

Stefon Diggs- 86 Overall

Eric Kendricks- 84 Overall

Xavier Rhodes- 89 Overall

 

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