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Colts Madden-style player ratings - Week 4

Syndication: The Indianapolis Star Jenna Watson/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The Madden ratings series is back for a 2nd season!!! 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 take 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 or 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

Carson Wentz — 81

Jacob Eason — 67

Brett Hundley — 63

Sam Ehlinger — 64 (Injured Reserve)

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor — 86

Nyheim Hines — 81

Marlon Mack — 76 (-1)

Jordan Wilkins — 74

Wide Receivers

Michael Pittman Jr — 79

Zach Pascal — 79

Parris Campbell — 73 (-2)

Michael Strachan — 72

Ashton Dulin — 67

T.Y. Hilton — 87 (Injured Reserve)

Tight Ends

Jack Doyle — 79 (-1)

Mo Alie-Cox — 76

Kylen Granson — 67

Offensive Line

Quenton Nelson — 98

Ryan Kelly — 81

Braden Smith — 81

Eric Fisher — 77

Mark Glowinski — 74 (-2)

Chris Reed — 72 (+1)

Matt Pryor — 67 (+2)

Danny Pinter — 65

Will Fries — 63

Julie’n Davenport — 62

Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 97

Grover Stewart — 87

Kwity Paye — 76

Tyquan Lewis — 75 (+2)

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 72

Kemoko Turay — 71

Isaac Rochell — 68

Ben Banogu — 67

Taylor Stallworth — 66

Chris Williams — 64

Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97

Bobby Okereke — 82

Zaire Franklin — 70 (-2)

E.J. Speed — 67

Matthew Adams — 64

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 87

Xavier Rhodes — 83 (-2)

Julian Blackmon — 77

Khari Willis — 77

TJ Carrie — 71

Rock Ya-Sin — 70 (+1)

Andrew Sendejo — 70 (+1)

George Odum — 68

Isaiah Rodgers — 66

BoPete Keyes — 66

Special Teams

Rigoberto Sanchez — 83 (+1)

Rodrigo Blankenship — 81

Luke Rhodes — 78

Biggest Risers

Tyquan Lewis

Lewis is really coming into his own and had a strong outing for the Titans. He finished the game with 4 hurries and 2 tackles and looks to be a good starter on this defensive line and someone the Colts should trust more moving forward. He jumps into the “average starter who won’t kill you” category.

Matt Pryor

Pryor isn’t the long-term option at right tackle, but he proved to be a decent option in the short term with Braden Smith hurt. He took over for Davenport in the game and was clearly superior to him and should be starting there if Smith is still hurt. He didn’t play a lot but he proved that he’s a better player than Davenport.

Biggest Fallers

Mark Glowinski

Glowinski is having a rough year and he had a tough time against the Titans. He allowed a sack, a hit, 4 hurries and 6 pressures and wasn’t a big factor in the running game. He was beat up by Jeffery Simmons and he is approaching the “should he even be playing territory”. If Chris Reed continues to perform well and Glowinski regresses, Reed might be the better option at right guard.

Xavier Rhodes

It was Rhodes’ first game back so this grade might be a bit harsh, but he was weak. He was targeted 3 times and allowed 3 catches and didn’t look like he had his feet under him and he looked rusty in his transitions. This two-point reduction might be an overreaction, but the performance was rough and hopefully it was just a one-off and not the start of a bad trend.