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Madden NFL 21 Roster Update For Week 1 Available Now

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Madden NFL 21 Roster Update For Week 1 Available Now

Just in time for the start of the NFL season, the week 1 Madden NFL 21 roster update is available now. We haven’t had time to dig into it, but Jadeveon Clowney is on the Tennessee Titans roster.

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Let us know what you’re seeing in the roster and enjoy the Texans vs. Chiefs game tonight!

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  1. cornproxy
    I was ready to start a franchise and then I saw McCoy on the Giants, who knows what other random inaccurate moves they put in
    The CPU will sign players immediately when starting a franchise.
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    The Giants/Jets/Broncos only have 1 DT on the latest roster. For Franchise the minimum is 2, so when you start a franchise the Giants/Jets/Broncos will automatically sign a DT to meet requirements.
    One issue is Gerald McCoy is on IR, so you can't even release him if you have preexisting injuries turned on. If you start a franchise with one of these teams you might end up with an injured player signed to your team.
    I used Ourlads and changed some positions so this won't happen.
    Broncos
    McTelvin Mcgim to DT
    Giants
    Austin Johnson to DT
    Jets
    Nathan Shepard to DE
    Folorunso Fatukasi to DT
    sniperhare
    Minshew still at 70 Ovr, and they stuck Kaepernick in, who hasn't played in years, and he is like an 81 OVR!

    The Ratings have 0 credibility after that move. Gotta wonder how many of these other ratings are just a publicity stunt at this point.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    The Ratings have 0 credibility after that move. Gotta wonder how many of these other ratings are just a publicity stunt at this point.

    I think that's a little unfair on @equipment_guru and his team , it's fairly transparent that this was a move imposed on him by marketing or the powers that be generally, its even stated in the release that his apportioned ratings are editable , preempting any backlash .
    In general these ratings will always be , even when data driven as much as possible , highly subjective anyway with no two individuals ever likely to produce common results.
    Also one needs to remember these rating updates generated by EA must serve multiple purposes ( play now , H2H and CFM ) unlike those produced by community uploaders whose rosters are aimed at specific audiences
    PhillyPhanatic14
    The Ratings have 0 credibility after that move. Gotta wonder how many of these other ratings are just a publicity stunt at this point.

    Pretty much how I feel at this point. Guess, I'll have to start making my own rosters again maybe...
    Anyone know if FAs still disappear in CFM?
    I think it’s usually the older guys that are gone so guys like Gerald McCoy, Earl Thomas, etc.
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    sniperhare
    Minshew still at 70 Ovr, and they stuck Kaepernick in, who hasn't played in years, and he is like an 81 OVR!

    To be fair, he hasn't proven anything... yet. Before he did what he did against the Colts, everyone ignored his stats last season with the media driven narrative of "Tank for Trevor." He should get a boost for the week 2 rosters and as long as he keeps surprising the league with his performances, that 70 OVR will become a distant memory.
    ripcandlestickpark
    Finally got around to downloading it last night. Am I just seeing things, or do no teams have their practice squad players?

    That is correct.
    If you use the Week 1 live start, teams have their practice squad players, draft picks are correct, etc.. If you just use the updated rosters to start a new CFM in preseason, you don't have that stuff.
    UFCMPunk
    To be fair, he hasn't proven anything... yet. Before he did what he did against the Colts, everyone ignored his stats last season with the media driven narrative of "Tank for Trevor." He should get a boost for the week 2 rosters and as long as he keeps surprising the league with his performances, that 70 OVR will become a distant memory.

    It's still a joke. Minshew actually has success in the league in the last 4 years.
    MizzouRah
    If you use the Week 1 live start, teams have their practice squad players, draft picks are correct, etc.. If you just use the updated rosters to start a new CFM in preseason, you don't have that stuff.

    I’ve yet to purchase game. Past 3 years I wait until mid October (so most bugs are addressed).
    What is ‘live start’.
    Thanks.
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    briz1046
    I think that's a little unfair on @equipment_guru and his team , it's fairly transparent that this was a move imposed on him by marketing or the powers that be generally, its even stated in the release that his apportioned ratings are editable , preempting any backlash .
    In general these ratings will always be , even when data driven as much as possible , highly subjective anyway with no two individuals ever likely to produce common results.
    Also one needs to remember these rating updates generated by EA must serve multiple purposes ( play now , H2H and CFM ) unlike those produced by community uploaders whose rosters are aimed at specific audiences

    what data supports the cowboys and their players being at the top of the NFL?
    tru11
    what data supports the cowboys and their players being at the top of the NFL?

    I'm pretty sure any discussion
    of NFL teams would have the Cowboys at or near the top Talent of roster wise .
    As I said in my post though , no matter how data driven , any attempt at rating individual players will always be highly subjective.
    Im sure if 100 respected community members or NFL analysts each produced their own Madden rosters you would get 100 different results , so arguing over a few OVR points here or there is largely pointless
    The Kaepernick thing is different however , it's clearly a marketing move , much like giving Brees a 99 OVR for a week a while ago when he broke a passing record, nobody is disputing this , even EA, and this needs to be accepted for what it is
    Omerta
    I’ve yet to purchase game. Past 3 years I wait until mid October (so most bugs are addressed).
    What is ‘live start’.
    Thanks.
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    Live start has the rosters set as they are for that week for each team, which includes practice squad players, injuries and ratings changes.
    These ratings are crap. Clearly (QB for my home team) is better than this, he had a solid season when (random cherry-picked stat) and obviously (bad player no longer on the team) was running the wrong routes.
    IMO, the entire (my home town team) is rated too low and should be at least 10 points higher across the board. And I should know because I (random thing I did in my past) which is really similar to football so I have an eye for these things.
    Broncos86
    These ratings are crap. Clearly (QB for my home team) is better than this, he had a solid season when (random cherry-picked stat) and obviously (bad player no longer on the team) was running the wrong routes.
    IMO, the entire (my home town team) is rated too low and should be at least 10 points higher across the board. And I should know because I (random thing I did in my past) which is really similar to football so I have an eye for these things.

    I get the sentiment in a general sense, but the issue here is that a dude who hasn't played football in years is rated higher than the reigning ROY who just beat the defending NFC champs. He is also rated higher than other QBs who have actual success in the league in the last 4+ years.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I get the sentiment in a general sense, but the issue here is that a dude who hasn't played football in years is rated higher than the reigning ROY who just beat the defending NFC champs. He is also rated higher than other QBs who have actual success in the league in the last 4+ years.

    Is this really any more of an issue than Rawson Thurber being in the game ? Or in years past some random guy who won a charity "raffle" ? Its a transparent marketing move which can easily be edited to suite whatever your / our / my version of realism happens to be
    briz1046
    Is this really any more of an issue than Rawson Thurber being in the game ? Or in years past some random guy who won a charity "raffle" ? Its a transparent marketing move which can easily be edited to suite whatever your / our / my version of realism happens to be

    I wasn't aware of any of those things happening, but if they have then no this isn't any more of an issue than those. It's the same. All of that nonsense destroys the credibility of the ratings. If they're going to have scaled back ratings (which is good) then it should be implemented for real players and for PR stunts.
    When have the stock roster ratings ever had any credibility? Popular players, big market franchises, and high profile rookies have had juiced ratings as far back as I can remember. Up until M20, specifically, almost every starting QB in the game had enough THP to dot deep outs to the wide side of the field. In last year's game the athleticism ratings for the entire HB pool were off the charts, and that hasn't changed in M21. Elite pass rushers usually have enough SPD to successfully cover much further down the field than is either realistic or good for the game. It goes on and on.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I wasn't aware of any of those things happening, but if they have then no this isn't any more of an issue than those. It's the same. All of that nonsense destroys the credibility of the ratings. If they're going to have scaled back ratings (which is good) then it should be implemented for real players and for PR stunts.

    So a roster of nearly 3,000 players each with 50 + individual attributes / traits becomes totally meaningless because less than 0.1 % of that work is overriden by some suit from marketing.
    The ratings are and always have been a major part of Maddens marketing arsenal , from how they promote the release to weekly debates over their validity. Does this mean Marketing influences each rating ? Of course not
    Outside of possibly the 99 club nonsense I very much doubt marketing cares at all how the ratings team rates any individual player ( excluding Kaepernick ) . They don't have to . They know they will always cause debate and generate ' noise ' which is all they need . There will always be dissenters , homers and alternative opinions, some valid , some less so etc which keeps the game on peoples lips .
    Its not as if Madden ratings are a definitive guide to the NFL , its the informed opinion of one group of people , albeit a group with privileged access to both game mechanics and real life data , and should be treated as such .
    Each year the NFL itself and sites such as PFF produce top 100 lists , which are then ripped to shreds by people , there's no reason EAs opinions should be treated any differently
    Idc how or why the change but FAs dont disappear in Franchise this year!!!
    I couldnt believe it when I saw Earl Thomas, Kaepernick, Clay Matthews, all older guys still in the FA pool.
    The Kid 24
    Idc how or why the change but FAs dont disappear in Franchise this year!!!
    I couldnt believe it when I saw Earl Thomas, Kaepernick, Clay Matthews, all older guys still in the FA pool.

    There are hard limits on FA numbers who remain at each position ( applied at week 1 of the regular season )
    During the preseason these dont apply .
    The number crunch usually affects WR , RB and CB hardest as these positions carry the highest volume of players .
    As long as the number of FAs is below the maximum retained ( 30 FS for example) the game will retain all players regardless of age .
    Pretty sure nothing has actually changed except there are less high profile players at WR etc that are being deleted
    briz1046
    Is this really any more of an issue than Rawson Thurber being in the game ? Or in years past some random guy who won a charity "raffle" ? Its a transparent marketing move which can easily be edited to suite whatever your / our / my version of realism happens to be

    I think it's strange to add Kaep to the actual franchise roster when they have MUT and KO specifically to include historic players or non-athletes. A Super Bowl era MUT card seems perfect.
    IlluminatusUIUC
    I think it's strange to add Kaep to the actual franchise roster when they have MUT and KO specifically to include historic players or non-athletes. A Super Bowl era MUT card seems perfect.

    That would actually be appropriate and they could rate that card in the 90's for good reason. Pretending like the dude is a stud in CFM/Play Now/Online H2H 4 years after he washed out of the league is a joke.
    briz1046
    There are hard limits on FA numbers who remain at each position ( applied at week 1 of the regular season )
    During the preseason these dont apply .
    The number crunch usually affects WR , RB and CB hardest as these positions carry the highest volume of players .
    As long as the number of FAs is below the maximum retained ( 30 FS for example) the game will retain all players regardless of age .
    Pretty sure nothing has actually changed except there are less high profile players at WR etc that are being deleted

    Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I was at Week 1 when I went thru the FA pool... I'll have to look again when I start my actual CFM.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I get the sentiment in a general sense, but the issue here is that a dude who hasn't played football in years is rated higher than the reigning ROY who just beat the defending NFC champs. He is also rated higher than other QBs who have actual success in the league in the last 4+ years.

    This shouldn't be a surprise. It has nothing to do with ratings and everything to do with a "me too" attempt at BLM. It was a clear attempt to appeal to people and say "hey look, you can play Madden as Kap and make a stand!" And since he's a highly rated QB, people will use him. That's all it is.
    It's a stunt.
    Broncos86

    It's a stunt.

    Yes , and a stunt that might have backfired badly in popular opinion if they had given him a rating that was in any way seen as disrespectful, even if the majority here would call it accurate
    The Kid 24
    Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I was at Week 1 when I went thru the FA pool... I'll have to look again when I start my actual CFM.

    check for Matt Moore , Josh McCown or any WR over 28 like Ryan Grant
    Though tbh I'd imagine by week One they will all get signed by CPU teams unless you have started via Play Now Live or Real time whatever they are now calling it
    briz1046
    check for Matt Moore , Josh McCown or any WR over 28 like Ryan Grant
    Though tbh I'd imagine by week One they will all get signed by CPU teams unless you have started via Play Now Live or Real time whatever they are now calling it

    Thanks!
    Do you know how many FAs are allowed at each position?
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    The Kid 24
    Thanks!
    Do you know how many FAs are allowed at each position?
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    On offence
    QB : 30
    HB : 50
    FB : 15
    WR: 50
    TE : 30
    OL : 25 each
    Total 300
    On defence I forget the exact numbers for LBs and DL but they are around 30 each ...
    CB : 50
    FS : 30
    SS : 30
    Total 300
    20 each PK and PT
    Grand total 640
    N.B. if CPU controlled teams are involved they may make transactions during the progression which may add or detract a player or two from these figures by the time you can view them

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