Madden NFL 25 Week 15 Upcoming Roster Update Discussion

Posted December 17th, 2013 at 10:15 am


Defense in the NFL has largely disappeared for two straight weeks now as the record for most points scored in a week was set and then nearly broken just one week later – with no thanks to the New York Giants. It’ll be interesting to see how this will be reflected in the next Madden NFL 25 roster update for the units that have struggled the most.

Players that can be expected to rise include Ryan Tannehill, Jamaal Charles, DeSean Jackson, Kendall Wright, Justin Tucker, Robert Quinn, Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, Byron Maxwell, Richard Sherman, Darius Butler, and Antoine Cason. Among those that are likely to take a hit are Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Matthew Stafford, Matt McGloin, Case Keenum, Charles Brown, Patrick Peterson, and Dre Kirkpatrick.

As always leave your thoughts in the comments on who deserves a boost or a drop to player ratings based on recent performances!

  • jmpu11

    Ryan Tannehill++++, RB Daniel Thomas Carry ++++ hasn’t fumbled all year

  • Skopin

    Eli Manning needs to drop below 80 at the very least. At this point he’s actually worse than Brandon Weeden. How he has stayed above 85 throughout this season is beyond me.

  • Joseph Merwin

    Why doesn’t e.a. include contract extensions in the updates any more. Sean Lee, Manny Ramirez, Brian Robinson, just to name a few. I have to say I have been playing the madden serious for a long time and will continue to play it because I am a big time football fan but the serious just continues to go down hill. Sports games are supposed to be realistic and ea does not do a great job with madden when it comes to that.

    • jsnells

      What I have done (XBOX 360) roster name: SNELLER, is release and resign those players with extensions to 3 years. That’s all you can sign them for unfortunately. For instance, MLB S.Lee (6yr 42mil), I release and resign him for 3yrs at 21 mil (I had to find out what overall in order to do this.) My daughter has been sick lately, so I’m just now starting to get the updates done. Also what I have done is fixed every player numbers. I’d like to give everyone a detailed rundown, but don’t know where people can go to view it. (For example): Contracts, numbers fixed, released 1yr big contracts if I needed CAP room to sign free agents, etc. Any suggestions email me at

  • TheTruth

    Marcel Dareus continues to play like a mad man. So does Kyle Williams. +
    Jerry Hughes has 9 sacks on the year. Probably twice as many pressures and hits.++
    Kiko is going to go to the pro bowl and he’s still in the low 80’s? Not saying he should be in the 90’s, but…. ++

    Time to give Aaron Williams some love. 4 int on year. Held it together without Byrd, and now that Byrd is back only 2 long passes in the last 6 weeks. Williams is a hard hitting safety who is playin in the high 80s.++
    Stephon Gilmore’s second int in the last two games. Still admitting his wrist is not 100% he is 5x better than he was when he first came back. +
    Robert Woods is going to be a wayne chrebet once Manuel gets a real O coordinator. He catches everything thrown his way. +
    Stevie Johson should go down, even though his mom passed away the day before the game. Sad but true. –
    EJ Manuel deserves a small boost +. After a horrible first two series he went 17/23 two passing td and a rushing td. Once he is healthy he’ll be a legitimate starting qb. +

    Fred Jackson deserves a boost. While not as electrifying as spiller, he still outproduces him and is the more reiable back on this team. Their stats are equal. They should be equal. ++Glenn has still only given up one sack on the year. Not a road grader, but he should be getting up there.
    Woods should also be a high 80s player.
    Our LG should just leave. We’ll be just as good without him as with him in the game. Might as well put Marrone in there.

  • turkey86

    Think Tucker needs the clutch trait, too.

  • SlickLiving

    My Dolphins finally getting some RESPECT !!! in the rating I hope

  • Harold Johnson

    Donny Moore flat ignores some guys who aren’t household names. Robert Mathis has 16.5 sacks on the year. He is a Defensive MVP candidate. He is the #4 ranked 3-4 OLB on Pro Football Focus (Which Moore loves to use). Guess what? After a league leading 16.5 sacks and 15 roster updates, Mathis has gone from an 86 OVR to an 88 OVR. Yes……just +2 OVR in 15 roster updates lol. Even his old teammate Dwight Freeney who hasn’t played this year has a higher OVR at 89. There are 16OLBs with higher OVR ratings than Mathis. Mathis has a 55 Jump rating (No that isn’t a typo) which is 3rd to last amongst all OLBs on the game…….SMH.

  • joe philbz

    Ryan tannehill up, some defenders up specially the new guy Micheal Thomas,and yea Daniel Thomas hasn’t fumbled this year, carry stat up

  • Iown You

    Damn, Eli. Damn. February 5th, 2012 seems like eons ago now….

  • J-Rod

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  • Rob Jones

    In addition to Byron Maxwell and Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane should get a boost too. He was all over the place against the Giants

  • Maurice Howard

    @Donny_Moore can Geno Atkins and Brian Cushing contracts be updated to reflect real life contracts that happened b4 the season

  • Huejac2

    Bucs that need a boost:
    Gerald McCoy DT another sack.
    Akeem Spence Rookie DT for his play last Sunday.
    Timothy Wright Rookie Tight End.
    William Golston Rookie DE
    Darelle Revis CB
    Adrian Clayborn another sack.
    Bucks entire offensive line for pass blocking. Only one sack given up to the Niners.

    • Son Of

      Did you even watch the game? Akeem Spence played horrible (take a look at pro football focus), Revis missed a bunch of tackles and didn’t exactly look sharp in coverage either, and why the hell should the Bucs line get better?! They blocked like crap! They couldn’t run block to save their lives and they definitely gave up more than one sack (Aldon had 2 by himself). Relax bro

    • jeffpeabofy

      The 49ers had 4 sacks in that game, not 1.

  • Maurice Howard

    @EAMaddenNFL on @XboxOneOfficial needs a roster editor ASAP like on @xbox360 so I can update contracts and do edits myself

  • Maurice Howard

    Donny Moore and the crew kinda suck, I have noticed that the cowboys and 49ers seemed to get more attention regarding the contract updates.

  • Pcow1

    CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN PLEASE!! I mean 4 tackles 2 sacks an INT and a TD… If I don’t see a bump than there must be something wrong

  • Rasool

    St. louis Rams..destroyed the saints..the whole team needs a boost main players…
    entire O-line,no sacks,no qb hits+++
    Linebackers+++,shutdown the run…
    Ogoletree had 1 boost. his best performance at Houston 11 tackles, 1sack, pick6 98 yards..guess what he didn’t get a boost that week

  • Chris

    Ravens secondary would be nice

  • Maurice Howard

    @Donny_Moore 42 | PATRICK DIMARCO FB – South Carolina Height: 6005 / 6′ 01″ | Weight: 240 NOT 195lbs as on @EAMaddenNFL

  • Not sure about this week having one, but they typically do them throughout the playoffs and a final one after the Super Bowl. So there’s still more to come.

    • Sean Hinchliff

      ah ok. im just weird about oficially starting my offline franchise until i have accurate rosters lol.. i know ocd… but thanks for the info nonetheless