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Colts Madden-style player ratings - Week 2

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 (+3)

Jacob Eason — 68

Sam Ehlinger — 64 (Injured Reserve)

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor — 86 (+2)

Nyheim Hines — 81

Marlon Mack — 77 (-1)

Jordan Wilkins — 74

Wide Receivers

Zach Pascal — 79 (+2)

Michael Pittman Jr — 77 (-1)

Parris Campbell — 75

Michael Strachan — 72 (+3)

Ashton Dulin — 67

T.Y. Hilton — 87 (Injured Reserve)

Tight Ends

Jack Doyle — 78

Mo Alie-Cox — 76

Kylen Granson — 67

Offensive Line

Quenton Nelson — 97 (+1)

Ryan Kelly — 84

Braden Smith — 81 (-2)

Mark Glowinski — 78 (-1)

Eric Fisher — 77

Chris Reed — 71

Danny Pinter — 65

Matt Pryor — 65

Julie’n Davenport — 64 (-5)

Will Fries — 63

Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 97 (-1)

Grover Stewart — 87

Kwity Paye — 76

Kemoko Turay — 73

Tyquan Lewis — 73

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 72 (-2)

Isaac Rochell — 68

Taylor Stallworth — 68

Ben Banogu — 67

Chris Williams — 64

Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97

Bobby Okereke — 83 (-1)

Zaire Franklin — 72 (+1)

E.J. Speed — 67

Matthew Adams — 64

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 89 (-1)

Xavier Rhodes — 85

Julian Blackmon — 77 (-1)

Khari Willis — 76 (-1)

TJ Carrie — 72 (-2)

Andrew Sendejo — 69

Rock Ya-Sin — 69

George Odum — 68

Isaiah Rodgers — 66

BoPete Keyes — 66

Special Teams

Rigoberto Sanchez — 82

Rodrigo Blankenship — 80

Luke Rhodes — 78


Biggest Risers

Mike Strachan

Strachan contiunes to play that he belongs on the field and he is making himself a reliable target on big downs. He needs to get more snaps, especially with TY Hilton out. He has the potential to be the biggest riser over the course of the season.

Carson Wentz

All things considered, Wentz proved that he can still be an effective starter in the NFL. He received no help from his offensive line and the overall team was completely outplayed by Seattle. He still has a lot of room to grow and he still had happy feet in the pocket, but he showed he can still be an above-average starter in the NFL.

Biggest Fallers

Ju’lien Davenport

Davenport was terrible and is an average backup at best. He can’t be relied upon as a starter and he shouldn’t be seeing the field unless it’s to block on field goal. He is a massive liability and the Colts will need to bring a tight end to help him block otherwise he will continue to get manhandled until Fisher gets back.

Braden Smith

Smith disappointed in his first game since the massive contract extension. He was beat and allowed more sacks against Seattle than he did in the entire 2020 season. It could just be a bump in the road, but his play is worth monitoring in future weeks.