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Colts Madden-style player ratings — Week 5

Syndication: The Indianapolis Star Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK

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

Sam Ehlinger — 64

Brett Hundley — 63

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor — 86

Nyheim Hines — 81

Marlon Mack — 76

Jordan Wilkins — 74

Wide Receivers

Michael Pittman Jr — 79

Zach Pascal — 79

Michael Strachan — 72

Parris Campbell — 71 (-2)

Ashton Dulin — 68 (+1)

T.Y. Hilton — 87 (Injured Reserve)

Tight Ends

Jack Doyle — 80 (+1)

Mo Alie-Cox — 78 (+2)

Kylen Granson — 67

Offensive Line

Braden Smith — 81

Ryan Kelly — 80 (-1)

Chris Reed — 75 (+3)

Eric Fisher — 74 (-3)

Mark Glowinski — 74

Matt Pryor — 67

Danny Pinter — 65

Will Fries — 63

Julie’n Davenport — 62

Quenton Nelson — 98 (Injured Reserve)

Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 97

Grover Stewart — 88 (+1)

Tyquan Lewis — 76 (+1)

Kwity Paye — 76

Kemoko Turay — 73 (+2)

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 72

Isaac Rochell — 68

Ben Banogu — 67

Taylor Stallworth — 66

Chris Williams — 64

Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97

Bobby Okereke — 83 (+1)

Zaire Franklin — 70

E.J. Speed — 67

Matthew Adams — 64

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 87

Xavier Rhodes — 83

Julian Blackmon — 77

Khari Willis — 77

Rock Ya-Sin — 70

Andrew Sendejo — 70

George Odum — 68

Isaiah Rodgers — 68 (+2)

BoPete Keyes — 66

TJ Carrie — 71 (Injured Reserve)

Special Teams

Rigoberto Sanchez — 84 (+1)

Rodrigo Blankenship — 81

Luke Rhodes — 78

Biggest Risers

Chris Reed

Reed is doing a fantastic job of replacing Quenton Nelson, to the point where I believe he is one of the five best offensive linemen on the roster and should become a starter at some point this season over Mark Glowinski. become a starter at some point this season.

Mo Alie-Cox

Feed the MAC truck and good things will happen. Every time he’s on the field, he makes plays and he’s getting better and better as a receiver. He has tremendously strong hands and is a very big body to move or tackle. He needs to get more reps, even with Doyle playing well.

Biggest Fallers

Eric Fisher

Fisher is still clearly injured and not close to 100% and it’s seriously affecting his play. He is getting beat consistently and he allowed 8 pressures last games (including one hit). This was a questionable signing to begin with and the fact that the team rushed him has just hurt him and the team.

Parris Campbell

Campbell just isn’t it, at least right now. This season he’s only gotten 8 targets on 86 routes which is quite low, especially considering he’s been the #2 receiver this season. He struggles getting open, which shows his separation skills aren’t there. He has great speed but his route running is subpar and at this point, he’s just a wasted body on the field and Mike Strachan would be a better option over him at this point.