Madden 19 – The Marcus Mariota Rating Scandal

With over 3,200 career passing yards and a playoff win under his belt it seems odd that he would be rated lower than two Cleveland Quarterbacks and on par with the likes of Bradford. The Titans’ Twitter account took to arms and requested that his rating be reconsidered in a post that included one of Mariota’s viscous stiff arms.

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MUT OVR Tiers

At the start of the season, EA promised to lower the OVR rating of cards and lowered the elite threshold from 85 to 80. With the addition of TL exchange sets and Flashbacks, a flood of 86+ rated cards have entered the market. Recent developments have made the new elite threshold 85 OVR, the same as previous years. The remainder of the post looks at player card OVRs  and ranks them into 5 tiers.

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MUT Predictor Picks – Clam’s Crystal Ball Week 3

Off the top I’m Chris, a.k.a Clammers, here to help make all the correct predictions for the week. I appear on a podcast known as 4th Take which takes you around the NFL’s hot takes and gambling picks for the week. All stats you’ll see referenced here can either be found on Footballoutsiders.com , espn.com, or in your heart so you know they’re true.

Ravens win by 4+ (True): Through two games, Ravens defenders have combined to catch as many passes (10) as any WR on the team, but they’re 2-0 and play another brutal passing attack in the Jags. A “home” game from Jacksonville, it won’t matter, Ravens with a 3rd routine win.  Continue reading “MUT Predictor Picks – Clam’s Crystal Ball Week 3”

MUT Weekend League – Overall Team Ratings from Week 2

After week 2 of the MUT Champions Weekend League, I recorded my opponent’s PS4 rosters and averaged out a team overall. The overalls are compared against my week 1 calculations.

The following positions were considered: QB, HB1, HB2, FB, WR1-4, TE1, TE2, LT, LG, C, RG, RT, LE, RE, DT1, DT2, LOLB, MLB, ROLB, CB1-4, FS, SS. The overalls were tallied and divided by the number of positions to come up with a team overall.

Again, there are flaws associated with calculating an overall based on the average of these positions. I should have calculated two MLB’s in 3-4 sets etc. I did not make the change for the sake of keeping it consistent with the previous week. Despite the flaws, I’m confident that this basic calculation does  continue to shed some light on a roster’s overall quality.

Here were some of the key findings from week 2:

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MUT – Turbo’s RTG: the Weekend League Round 2

My RTG series will track my journey towards an ‘EA Triple Crown’ (a top division title in FUT, HUT and MUT). This edition features my second round of MUT’s Weekend League.

The Turbo_T96ers managed to come away with 12 w’s in week one. I was happy with the result as I didn’t get in many head to head games leading up to the weekend. During week 2, I was hoping to rely on my experience gained in week one and an improved roster.

In week 2, the 96ers put up a respectable 15 wins. This marked the franchise’s first Gold 1 finish. If you follow the site, you know that I posted my opponents average rating in week 1. I was able to do the same for week 2Below, I break down my main weaknesses discovered during this past weekend.

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MUT – Helpful Tips to Reach Gold 2 in the Weekend League

Why Is Gold 2 the Benchmark?

Gold 2 awards you automatic entry into the following weekend’s tournament. Additional prizes include 30k worth of coins, a Gold Tier 2 WL Pack and 2 Silver Tier 1 WL Packs.

Notable pulls out of my Gold 2 Packs from the first week included: 85 OVR Emmanuel Sanders and 83 OVR Tevin Coleman. The value of these cards, combined with the 30k, amounted to close to $100k from 11 wins. Not bad.

Following these tips can easily allow you to take that next step into Gold 2 to enjoy similar rewards.

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MUT – Power Up System Review

The release of 90 rated TOTW Derek Carr unlocked the power up card’s tier 4 set and answered weeks worth of speculation on how the power up system would progress. Carr’s 91 rated Tier 4 card is without a doubt one of the best in the game. However, the card costs more than a pretty penny and is NAT. Based on the cost, power up sets are sure to go down in MUT history as a failed experiment.

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MUT Weekend League – Overall Team Ratings from Week 1

MUT’s first weekend league is now in the books. Competitors will be spending the week bolstering their rosters for a chance to improve their record or maintain perfection during week 2.

With that being said, it is helpful to analyze how good everyone’s rosters were in week 1. To get a better idea of how highly teams were rated, I recorded my opponent’s PS4 rosters and averaged out a team overall. Despite the recent ‘kickers matter movement’ in MUT 18, I’ve excluded them from the overall calculation.

The following positions were considered: QB, HB1, HB2, FB, WR1-4, TE1, TE2, LT, LG, C, RG, RT, LE, RE, DT1, DT2, LOLB, MLB, ROLB, CB1-4, FS, SS. The overalls were tallied and divided by the number of positions to come up with a team overall.

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MUT – Sniping Golds and Investing for Team Leader Sets

Sniping golds could pay massive dividends in the near future. Smart investors are anticipating the release of Team Leader sets and loading up their binders with gold player items. Team Leader’s are important for two reasons: (1) some of them have fairly high rated cards; and (2) the MUT Master objectives require 8 completed Team Leader sets.

How do you complete Team Leader sets? Right now it is all speculation. Initial reports were that you would need to submit ANY 20 gold players of the team. However, based on how the silver market has changed, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sets had OVR restrictions on what cards you can submit.

As of right now, golds can be found at bargain prices on the AH. For the purposes of this post, a low gold is a 70-74 and a high gold is a 75-79. The question becomes, what should be targeted and how can you get the snipe?

Based on the current market, cards with any significant value are rated 85+ OVR. According to YouTube teasers, the following Team Leaders surpass the 85 threshold:

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