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Madden NFL 18 Player Ratings - Top Running Backs

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Madden NFL 18 Player Ratings - Top Running Backs

EA Sports has posted the Madden NFL 18 player ratings for the top running backs in the game this year. Check them out and post your thoughts!

  • Le’Veon Bell (Overall 97)
  • David Johnson (Overall 94)
  • LeSean McCoy (Overall 92)
  • DeMarco Murray (Overall 91)
  • Ezekiel Elliott (Overall 90)
  • Devonta Freeman (Overall 89)
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  1. ultralow36
    Freeman below johnson.....wtf?
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    Are you kidding?
    Freeman - 1,079 Yards, 462 Rec. Yards, 4.8 AVG, 13 TDs
    Johnson - 1,239 Rush Yards, 879 Rec. Yards, 4.2 AVG, 20 TDs
    David Johnson is on a bum squad and Devonta had the MVP. He was always the gameplan, Freeman is the 3rd best weapon on his own team (at best).
    Coming up with ratings in a video game has the be the hardest thing ever to do. Everything is subjective and 50% will agree and 50% will hate you lol.
    Brooke2011
    Not on the list , but beast mode in Madden 18

    He's in the honorable mention section. The talk about his trucking and stiff arm rating and how difficult it will be to bring him down.
    deiied
    He's in the honorable mention section. The talk about his trucking and stiff arm rating and how difficult it will be to bring him down.

    The main reason I am excited to use Blount this year with the Eagles. His trucking and stiff arm are both rated above Marshawn. Will be nice to use, especially if they height and weight mechanic that they say they fixed truly works.
    Madden has always had a problem judging skill vs production. AKA, they have a tough time accounting for the ability of other players when judging an individual; in this case, how much the o-line (QB & WRs too) adds or suntracts from a RBs production.
    Marshawn should not even be mentioned given he took a year off he should be rated 80 and have to work himself up during the season. My honorable mention would be Thomas Rawls.
    Lol. I'm a hardcore Falcons fan and a fairly hardcore seminoles fan. David Johnson is a better overall back. Lol
    I almost picked Johnson in 1st round of ff last year because of seeing him in madden, first. Lol. He actually did quite well against me in the video game, and I really hadn't seen him much. I picked Mr walking injury Gronk, instead. ☹️. Needless to say, Johnson was a top ff guy all season. Extremely consistent. And, if u watch him run, he's just got 'it'. And, he catches extremely well. He's a shifty, smart back with some power.
    I love Freeman, I really do. He might be a little faster in speed or acceleration, but even those should be close as Johnson is solid there as well. I have a feeling Freeman is going to have a really big year this year, though. So, we'll see what it looks like at the end of the year.
    For anyone that wants to debate Coleman being better than Freeman, as someone who watched every Falcons play, I, honestly feel he got some 'lucky' carries and 'lucky' playcalls. Meaning, Freeman would run a couple of plays and the Dline was all over him. Coleman would come in, atl would run a play action to the flat or something, and the D was nowhere to be found and Coleman would get a 70 yard TD or something. Lol. I actually loved and hated that because I do like Freeman better and do believe he is better than Coleman, for sure. Even though Freeman is small, he's tough to bring down. He's got the spirit of a back that doesn't want to go down in a small package. Coleman falls down if someone breaths on his shoelace. Lol.
    But, again, as much as I love free, I know Johnson is a better back. And, yeah, until now, I think Johnson has been underrated. I'm not sure, now, after last season. He's an all purpose all around consistent back.
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    OhMrHanky
    Lol. I'm a hardcore Falcons fan and a fairly hardcore seminoles fan. David Johnson is a better overall back. Lol
    I almost picked Johnson in 1st round of ff last year because of seeing him in madden, first. Lol. He actually did quite well against me in the video game, and I really hadn't seen him much. I picked Mr walking injury Gronk, instead. ☹️. Needless to say, Johnson was a top ff guy all season. Extremely consistent. And, if u watch him run, he's just got 'it'. And, he catches extremely well. He's a shifty, smart back with some power.
    I love Freeman, I really do. He might be a little faster in speed or acceleration, but even those should be close as Johnson is solid there as well. I have a feeling Freeman is going to have a really big year this year, though. So, we'll see what it looks like at the end of the year.
    For anyone that wants to debate Coleman being better than Freeman, as someone who watched every Falcons play, I, honestly feel he got some 'lucky' carries and 'lucky' playcalls. Meaning, Freeman would run a couple of plays and the Dline was all over him. Coleman would come in, atl would run a play action to the flat or something, and the D was nowhere to be found and Coleman would get a 70 yard TD or something. Lol. I actually loved and hated that because I do like Freeman better and do believe he is better than Coleman, for sure. Even though Freeman is small, he's tough to bring down. He's got the spirit of a back that doesn't want to go down in a small package. Coleman falls down if someone breaths on his shoelace. Lol.
    But, again, as much as I love free, I know Johnson is a better back. And, yeah, until now, I think Johnson has been underrated. I'm not sure, now, after last season. He's an all purpose all around consistent back.
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    I think Freeman is the better pure runner but Coleman is more explosive. He's got faster straight line speed (Freeman got insane agility and jukes) and can take any carry to the house. Also a great receiver (which Devonta is too).
    I definitely prefer Coleman in madden though, speed is already great just boost his trucking and you've got an animal.
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    ATLBrayden
    I think Freeman is the better pure runner but Coleman is more explosive. He's got faster straight line speed (Freeman got insane agility and jukes) and can take any carry to the house. Also a great receiver (which Devonta is too).
    I definitely prefer Coleman in madden though, speed is already great just boost his trucking and you've got an animal.
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    Lol. I can't lie. Coleman was doing better for me in madden early as well. . But, that also might've been based off of an early roster. I think a later roster would have Freeman better, overall. And, yeah, I agree, Coleman has better straight line speed. But, watching Freeman last season vs rookie season was actually quite different. He has that burst, man. His legs look like pistons or something chugging up and down as fast as they can. And, he starts and stops better, and yes, he has got some jukes. He's been quoted as saying, 'I want to be more disrespectful as a runner' lol. I believe him. I think he's going to break some tackles u wouldn't think his size could break.
    And, Coleman, I loved the pick where we got him in the draft. Totally worth it. He is fast for sure. And, he can catch as well. Freeman is better at catching, imo, but Coleman is fine. And, I agree, in madden, u up his truck a little, and he becomes a little beastly. I like his size. But, in real life, he is NO beast. Lol. He, legit, falls down way too easy, imo. He's fast enough to gain yards before getting hit, so he's a great 2nd to Freeman, imo. But, he just seems 'soft' to me.
    I think after final rosters were made, Coleman and Freeman had pretty close speed numbers, so in madden, in that regard, they're pretty close.
    I tell u what u do, man, if still playing, or might try this in 18 if u think about it, play Coleman as punt returner. Lol. I made this switch in my 1st or 2nd season because he wasn't getting enough carries, and looking at him, he should be solid. And, as u said, with a little truck, he was totally solid as a punt returner for me. He had the speed to get upfield, and I'd truck a fool when they finally got in his way, and/or he's got some juke/spin ability. So, yeah, he actually became my main punt returner.
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    ultralow36
    I think Freeman is the better overall back
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    I dunno about that. Everyone can have an opinion, but Johnson did more with less help, in my book. The Falcons had more weapons for defenses to account for, so Freeman got less focus, whereas the Cardinals was almost "stop Johnson and you stop the offense" lol. More yards on the ground, WR type #'s through the air, more touches overall. As an overall threat, I think they got it right. Johnson should be rated higher than Freeman.
    OhMrHanky
    Lol. I can't lie. Coleman was doing better for me in madden early as well. . But, that also might've been based off of an early roster. I think a later roster would have Freeman better, overall. And, yeah, I agree, Coleman has better straight line speed. But, watching Freeman last season vs rookie season was actually quite different. He has that burst, man. His legs look like pistons or something chugging up and down as fast as they can. And, he starts and stops better, and yes, he has got some jukes. He's been quoted as saying, 'I want to be more disrespectful as a runner' lol. I believe him. I think he's going to break some tackles u wouldn't think his size could break.
    And, Coleman, I loved the pick where we got him in the draft. Totally worth it. He is fast for sure. And, he can catch as well. Freeman is better at catching, imo, but Coleman is fine. And, I agree, in madden, u up his truck a little, and he becomes a little beastly. I like his size. But, in real life, he is NO beast. Lol. He, legit, falls down way too easy, imo. He's fast enough to gain yards before getting hit, so he's a great 2nd to Freeman, imo. But, he just seems 'soft' to me.
    I think after final rosters were made, Coleman and Freeman had pretty close speed numbers, so in madden, in that regard, they're pretty close.
    I tell u what u do, man, if still playing, or might try this in 18 if u think about it, play Coleman as punt returner. Lol. I made this switch in my 1st or 2nd season because he wasn't getting enough carries, and looking at him, he should be solid. And, as u said, with a little truck, he was totally solid as a punt returner for me. He had the speed to get upfield, and I'd truck a fool when they finally got in his way, and/or he's got some juke/spin ability. So, yeah, he actually became my main punt returner.
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    There's guys that run 'angry' and they're my favorite backs to watch and coach. Freeman is one of those. Rawls and Lynch are that way too. Peterson has that when he's healthy. Freeman's physical attributes are not that great, but he looks 'quicker' because he's so aggressive. There's hardly ever any hesitation in traffic. He has very good vision and sets up blocks very well. He also 'sticks' his cuts, meaning there's authority in the movement. He plants and almost bounces like a spring off it. Most guys have to transition in and out of cuts or take multiple steps.
    Saying all that though, he's not as talented overall as D.Johnson. Him and L.Bell are very special, the most complete backs. I agree with them as the top 2. After that, it starts to become interchangeable for 'ranking'. There is a nice 2nd tier talent pool of backs right now in the league.
    cthurt
    Am I tripping or is the towel placement different for Kam Chancellor in that pic?

    Oh damn, it's in the middle. About time we can change the placement of that.
    extremeskins04
    Shouldn't even be a question. David Johnson is a better back than Freeman.
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    Eh, idk. Even though I believe Johnson is better and I'm a Falcons fan, it's worth a debate. U can argue Freeman would've got more touches without Coleman. I think Freeman was out a few games. I could be wrong about that, but I think he missed 2-3 games? Not sure about Johnson, whether he missed any games or not. So, free could've gained a few more yards in that time. His avg per carry as shown in that stat was 4.8 to johnson's 4.2.
    Who do the cards have right now? I'm not even sure. Is Johnson their only weapon? I mean, u can argue both ways on that, btw. U say free has help, but that actually hurts his production. If Johnson was the cards only viable option, they're gonna go to him all the time. So, he gets more catches and overall yards. So, idk, they're pretty close in my book. But, yes, I would give the edge to Johnson.
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    Between this pic of Johnson and the pic of Wentz, I'm really concerned about the size of the football. Would the change to Frostbite cause it to get so much bigger?
    ehh
    Between this pic of Johnson and the pic of Wentz, I'm really concerned about the size of the football. Would the change to Frostbite cause it to get so much bigger?

    Frostbite is video game viagra. Look out!!
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