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Madden NFL 21 Player Ratings Update: Week 2

2977 posts Game Changer
edited September 28
Week 2 in the NFL was marred by an overwhelming amount of injuries to star players on both sides of the ball like Saquon Barkely, Christian McCaffrey, and Nick Bosa.

Despite the injury news dominating headlines this week, some thrilling games and highlight-reel plays have the Madden Ratings Adjustors working overtime tweaking, refining, and polishing ratings across the league ahead of Week 3 action. Over 700 players had ratings adjusted this week.

So let’s jump right into what you came for … Madden ratings! Let’s take a look and see who rose in the ranks and who fell. Access the full Madden NFL 21 Player Ratings Database HERE.

Josh Allen | QB | Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen did it all, and he did it all extremely well in Week 2. The big Bills quarterback threw for 417 yards and four touchdown passes in a win against the Dolphins. Allen’s Awareness and Ball Carrier Vision ratings were lifted following his 14/57/1 rushing line in Week 1.

Now he’s due for another ratings bump, especially to his Trucking and Deep Accuracy ratings, after he used his 6-foot-5 frame to steamroll a couple of large men on the Dolphins defense, and completed a beautiful deep ball to Stefon Diggs for a touchdown.

D.K. Metcalf | WR | Seattle Seahawks

In front of a national audience on Sunday Night Football, D.K. Metcalf was shadowed by Pro-Bowl corner and Madden 99 Club member Stephon Gilmore. Metcalf won … and nobody wins against Gilmore.

The second-year Seahawks receiver posted a 4/92/1 line and his touchdown came on a 54-yard bomb from Russell Wilson.

What’s most impressive, it was the first touchdown reception that Gilmore’s given up in coverage over the last two seasons, per NextGenStats. Metcalf is developing into an unstoppable force in the NFL, and his Madden Rating is going up as a result.

Mike Gesicki | TE | Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins need literally anything to fire them up on offense at this point, and Mike Gesicki was that guy in Week 2. The 6-foot-6 tight end posted a career day as he racked up eight catches on a team-high 11 targets for 130 yards and a score in a loss against the Bills last week.

He’s big, he’s fast, and he’s been getting open as Miami has unlocked his full potential out of the slot, which poses crazy matchup problems for opposing defenses. Gesicki’s Madden Ratings is on the upswing this week.


Drew Brees | QB | New Orleans Saints

Maybe it was not having star receiver Michael Thomas at his disposal due to injury, but Drew Brees did not have much success against the Raiders in Week 2. The veteran QB threw for 312 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Now 41-years-old, Brees has struggled to throw the ball downfield thus far this season, and his Madden Rating will be toned down a bit because of it.

Carson Wentz | QB | Philadelphia Eagles

It’s been a rough start to the season for Carson Wentz, who now has four interceptions through two games. He failed to throw a touchdown pass in a Week 2 loss to the Rams and has yet to throw for more than 270 yards in a game this season. To his credit, Wentz doesn’t have great receivers to throw to but he’s going to need to be more efficient if he wants to lead the Eagles out of their 0-2 start.

T.Y. Hilton | WR | Indianapolis Colts

He’s been known to ghost once in a while, but this is getting ridiculous. T.Y. Hilton has just seven receptions for 81 yards through two games.

It’s not an issue of separation, or Philip Rivers not seeing him open; Hilton dropped what would’ve been a 44-yard touchdown pass against the Vikings last week, but the Colts coach said he lost the ball in the Sun, which is legit. Still, it’s not a good look for Hilton who will see his Madden Rating drop this week due to his underwhelming start.

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