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Colts Madden-style player ratings - Week 11

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In this series on Stampede Blue, I’m going to break down each player on a 50-100 Madden-style scale each week to help identify and illustrate which players are the best and most valuable players on the team. Please take note that these are current values and don’t think into account the value or future potential (or regression) of a player. Here is a breakdown of the tiers:

Tiers

95 to 100 — One of the 3, 4 best players at his position in the NFL

90 to 94 — An elite, top 10 NFL player at his position in the NFL

85 to 89 — A borderline elite player who will make plenty of plays in each game

80 to 84 — An above average starter

75 to 79 — An average starter who won’t hurt you

70 to 74 — An average starter who should only be used in small spurts

65 to 69 — A below average starter and above average backup

60 to 64 — An average backup

60 or below — A borderline roster player


Quarterbacks

Philip Rivers — 81 (+2)

Jacoby Brissett — 76

Jacob Eason — 68


Running Backs

Nyheim Hines — 78 (+2)

Jordan Wilkins — 74

Jonathan Taylor — 73

Marlon Mack — 79 (Injured Reserve)


Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton — 80

Michael Pittman — 77 (+2)

Zach Pascal — 76

Marcus Johnson — 70 (-2)

DeMichael Harris - 70 (+2)

Ashton Dulin — 67

Dezmon Patmon — 61

Parris Campbell — 77 (Injured Reserve)


Tight Ends

Mo Alie-Cox — 77

Jack Doyle — 75

Trey Burton — 73

Noah Togiai — 60


Offensive Line

Quenton Nelson — 96

Anthony Castonzo — 85

Ryan Kelly — 85 (+1)

Braden Smith — 78 (-2)

Mark Glowinski — 79

Le’Raven Clark — 65

Danny Pinter — 65

Chaz Green — 62


Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 97

Grover Stewart — 84 (+1)

Justin Houston — 82

Denico Autry — 79

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 76

Kemoko Turay — 76

Tyquan Lewis — 73

Taylor Stallworth — 69 (+1)

Ben Banogu — 67

Ron’Dell Carter — 60


Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97 (+1)

Bobby Okereke — 80 (+3)

Anthony Walker — 78 (-1)

Zaire Franklin — 69

E.J. Speed — 67 (+1)

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Matthew Adams — 64 (Injured Reserve)


Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 84

Xavier Rhodes — 82 (+1)

Julian Blackmon — 76 (+1)

Rock Ya-Sin — 73 (-2)

Khari Willis — 73 (+1)

TJ Carrie — 71 (+1)

George Odum — 68

Tavon Wilson — 66

Isaiah Rodgers — 63

Tremon Smith — 62

Malik Hooker — 70 (Injured Reserve)


Special Teams

Rigoberto Sanchez — 80

Luke Rhodes — 78

Rodrigo Blankenship — 73


Biggest Climbers

Bobby Okereke

It’s time to give Okereke the respect he deserves. He is one of the most underrated linebackers in the NFL and he has taken the #2 linebacker on the Colts spot back after some strong play from Anthony Walker. He’s turned it up in the past few weeks and is showing that he is fantastic in coverage. He’s a keeper.

Nyheim Hines

Hines needs to get more snaps; whenever the Colts feed him, he finds ways to make plays. He has been the best and most consistent performing Colts running game this season and has made big things happen in the receiving game and the running game. Hines needs to be the starter moving forward.


Biggest Droppers

Rock Ya-Sin

Corey Davis got the better of him on many passes and it’s clear that Ya-Sin, while talented, is the weakest link in the secondary. His inconsistency hurts the Colts at times and leads to big pass plays. His play needs to improve as this last game has dropped him a tier.

Marcus Johnson

Johnson has had a rough couple of weeks, with his ball tracking ability clearly struggling and he hasn’t been able to make any plays. Usually, he’s good for a big play or two in games where he gets significant snaps, but he has struggled recently and his play has dropped off since his peak around a month ago.