clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Colts Madden-style player ratings - Week 14

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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 — 84 (+2)

Jacoby Brissett — 76

Jacob Eason — 68


Running Backs

Nyheim Hines — 78

Jonathan Taylor — 77 (+2)

Jordan Wilkins — 75

Marlon Mack — 79 (Injured Reserve)


Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton — 84 (+2)

Michael Pittman — 77 (+1)

Zach Pascal — 76

Marcus Johnson — 70

DeMichael Harris - 70

Ashton Dulin — 67

Dezmon Patmon — 61

Parris Campbell — 77 (Injured Reserve)


Tight Ends

Mo Alie-Cox — 76

Jack Doyle — 75

Trey Burton — 74 (-1)

Noah Togiai — 60


Offensive Line

Quenton Nelson — 94

Anthony Castonzo — 85

Ryan Kelly — 82

Braden Smith — 79 (+1)

Mark Glowinski — 77

Danny Pinter — 65

Chaz Green — 61 (-2)

Le’Raven Clark — 60


Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 98 (+1)

Grover Stewart — 85

Justin Houston — 85 (+3)

Denico Autry — 79

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 76

Kemoko Turay — 75

Tyquan Lewis — 73

Taylor Stallworth — 69

Ben Banogu — 67

Ron’Dell Carter — 60


Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97

Bobby Okereke — 78

Anthony Walker — 75 (-3)

Zaire Franklin — 69

E.J. Speed — 67

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Matthew Adams — 64 (Injured Reserve)


Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 87 (+2)

Xavier Rhodes — 82

Julian Blackmon — 78

TJ Carrie — 73 (+2)

Khari Willis — 72

Rock Ya-Sin — 71

George Odum — 68

Tavon Wilson — 67 (+1)

Isaiah Rodgers — 64 (+1)

Tremon Smith — 62

Malik Hooker — 70 (Injured Reserve)


Special Teams

Luke Rhodes — 78

Rodrigo Blankenship — 78 (+2)

Ryan Allen - 75

Rigoberto Sanchez — 81 (Reserve List)


Biggest Climbers

Justin Houston

Houston’s 3 sack and safety performance was insane; there’s no other way of putting it. He had an insane performance and showed his importance to the Colts defense. He jumps up into the “borderline elite” player tier and is playing his best football in the most crucial part of the season.

TY Hilton

Maybe the calls of Hilton’s decline was premature as he had a vintage performance against his favourite opponent, the Houston Texans. Hilton looked like his old self, making big plays and tough catches. It’s a great rebound performance that brings him back close to the “borderline elite” category.


Biggest Droppers

Anthony Walker Jr

Walker’s had a bit of a rough season in his contract year and he had a tough game against the Texans with a bunch of bad penalties and some ugly plays. It was another rough performance for him and it nearly drops him down to the “average player in spurts” category. Okereke has clearly outplayed and outperformed him, making Walker the #3 linebacker and a probable casualty after the season.

Chaz Green

Chaz Green is not the answer at left tackle and is a brutal brutal player who will get Philip Rivers killed. He was terrible against Jacob Martin and others and was exposed. The Colts needs Castonzo back badly.