The Game Haus will be analyzing the player ratings from Madden 20 of every NFL team. Madden has a daunting task of rating all NFL players and their attributes. While they have the ability to correct some of these rankings with in-season roster updates, there are some issues with some of the initial rankings of players. Here are the Madden 20 questionable ratings: Detroit Lions.
Damon Harrison- 95
Nose tackles rarely get appreciated, but in the case of Harrison, Madden recognized his talents a lot, as they gave him a 95 rating. He had a great season with 50 total tackles and 3.5 sacks for the Lions and Giants. While he deserves to be appreciated, he likely was given a few too many points.
Harrison is the second-highest rated defensive tackle in the game with his 95 rating. Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs, plays a different role for his defense, but had a much more productive season with 15.5 sacks. Jones was given an 89 rating, which should be boosted, while Harrison should be a little lower down the list of defensive tackles.
Adjusted Rating- 90
Danny Amendola- 81
Amendola was acquired this offseason by the Lions after spending last season with the Miami Dolphins. For the Dolphins, he had 59 receptions for 579 yards and one touchdown. Although it wasn’t his best season, Madden gave Amendola an 81 rating.
Keelan Cole of the Jacksonville Jaguars had a comparable year to Amendola with 38 receptions for 491 yards and one touchdown. Cole was given a 77 rating, which is where Amendola should be rated heading into the 2019 season.
Adjusted Rating- 77
Matthew Stafford- 79
The Lions are all set at quarterback with Stafford under center. While he didn’t have the sheer volume that he had in other years, Stafford still had a decent season by his standards. He threw for 3,777 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 66.1 percent completion. Madden thought that was only good enough for a 79 rating.
Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals was rated at an 80 by Madden. He played in 11 games before being injured, throwing for 2,566 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 61.9 percent completion. Stafford was more efficient than Dalton and should be rated higher in Madden.
Adjusted Rating- 81
Quandre Diggs- 77
Diggs was all over the field for the Lions in the 2018 season, as he made several big plays. He had 78 total tackles, eight passes defended and three interceptions. Unfortunately, Madden decided he deserved to be rated at a 77 for this season.
A safety who is rated higher is Rodney McLeod, who had a rating of 79. The safety for the Eagles had 50 total tackles for the Eagles in 2017, but only played in three games in 2018. The ratings of Diggs and McLeod should be flipped based on the stats.
Adjusted Rating- 79