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Colts Madden-style player ratings - Week 3

Syndication: The Indianapolis Star Christine Tannous/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 (-1)

Brett Hundley — 63

Sam Ehlinger — 64 (Injured Reserve)

Running Backs

Jonathan Taylor — 86

Nyheim Hines — 81

Marlon Mack — 77

Jordan Wilkins — 74

Wide Receivers

Michael Pittman Jr — 79 (+2)

Zach Pascal — 79

Parris Campbell — 75

Michael Strachan — 72

Ashton Dulin — 67

T.Y. Hilton — 87 (Injured Reserve)

Tight Ends

Jack Doyle — 80 (+2)

Mo Alie-Cox — 76

Kylen Granson — 67

Offensive Line

Quenton Nelson — 98 (+1)

Ryan Kelly — 81 (-3)

Braden Smith — 81

Mark Glowinski — 76 (-2)

Eric Fisher — 77

Chris Reed — 71

Danny Pinter — 65

Matt Pryor — 65

Will Fries — 63

Julie’n Davenport — 62 (-2)

Defensive Line

DeForest Buckner — 97

Grover Stewart — 87

Kwity Paye — 76

Tyquan Lewis — 73

Al-Quadin Muhammed — 72

Kemoko Turay — 71 (-2)

Isaac Rochell — 68

Ben Banogu — 67

Taylor Stallworth — 66 (-2)

Chris Williams — 64

Linebackers

Darius Leonard — 97

Bobby Okereke — 82 (-1)

Zaire Franklin — 72

E.J. Speed — 67

Matthew Adams — 64

Jordan Glasgow — 63

Secondary

Kenny Moore III — 87 (-2)

Xavier Rhodes — 85

Julian Blackmon — 77

Khari Willis — 77 (+1)

TJ Carrie — 71 (-1)

Andrew Sendejo — 69

Rock Ya-Sin — 69

George Odum — 68

Isaiah Rodgers — 66

BoPete Keyes — 66

Special Teams

Rigoberto Sanchez — 82

Rodrigo Blankenship — 81 (+1)

Luke Rhodes — 78

Biggest Risers

Michael Pittman Jr

Pittman Jr had one of, if not the best, games of his career against a stout Rams secondary and proved that he can be a legit, above average starting receiver in the NFL. While I’m still not convinced he can be a #1 receiver, this game proved he can be a very good complimentary #2 receiver on any team.

Jack Doyle

The Doyle can still play! He blocks as well as most and he still can stand out as a receiver. He is still a reliable player for the Colts and should get almost every snap.

Biggest Fallers

Ryan Kelly

Kelly has had a rough start to the season and he did not play well against the Rams, allowing a sack and multiple pressures. He wasn’t just beat by Donald, but by Joseph-Day on a couple of occasions which killed drives and potential big plays. For one of the highest paid interior offensive linemen, he needs to be playing a lot better.

Kenny Moore III

Moore was beat up pretty well by Cooper Kupp this game allowing 4 big catches when lined up against him. It’s not any cause for concern, but it shows that Moore isn’t the elite coverage player that can go 1on1 against the best receivers in the league (at least not without some help over the top).