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Madden 17: Who's Up? Who’s Down?

This is a new post that I will be doing every once in a while. I will discuss which Miami Dolphin players are getting the love from EA Sports and which players aren't. Time to take a look at Week 8 roster updates from Madden 17.

Jay Ajayi

Ajayi started this year’s Madden with a 75 overall. It was not until Week 6 of the NFL season that EA thought he was worthy of an upgrade. In that week, his ranking improved to a 76. After back to back performances of 200 rushing yards, Ajayi’s current ranking is a 79. The only other attribute to go up was his agility, which went from an 86 to a 90 during this Week 8 update. If Ajayi continues to have breakout games, expect the former Boise State running back to make a big leap in rankings within the next couple weeks.

Ja’Wuan James

James who also started the season as a 75 overall has begun to receive some recognition from Madden. His rating went up to a 76 in this weekly update. Although it is not much of a jump, he is one of the few players on the Dolphins to go up this week.

Kiko Alonso

Out of all the players on the Dolphins roster, Kiko begins to make a jump every week. After the starting the year as a 75 overall, the Dolphins linebacker is now an 83. Alonso continues to be a consistent tackler for the team as he leads Miami with 62. If Kiko can remain healthy, I predict his rating to will continue to improve.

Biggest Snubs:

Laremy Tunsil and Branden Albert

In a bizarre turn of events, it seems EA Sports doesn't want to give credit to the left side of the Dolphins line for Ajayi’s recent success. Albert, who started the year as an 80, has been inconsistent in his ratings. He has hovered around 77 for most of the year until this week’s update where he improved to a 78. Madden has given the same treatment to Tunsil. He currently sits at a 77 overall. If Miami starts to string together some more victories, I hope these two get the love they deserve especially if Ajayi continues his streak of impressive performances.