So before you fire up Madden 17 for a game, check out this week's biggest movers -- both good and bad.
Vontaze Burfict, ROLB, Bengals
Thanks to a suspension, he missed the start of the season, but Burfict has been back for six games now and is rounding into form. He has 21 tackles over the last two games and gets a four-point bump to 83 overall. This reverses a slide that saw him fall from an 88 rating at launch.
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Cameron Heyward, LE, Steelers
Getting knocked out for the rest of the season with an injury is not good for your Madden ratings. Actually, it's kind of surprising he dropped only three points to 81 overall. Get healthy, Cam, and we'll see you next season.
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James Develin, FB, Patriots
Develin is the definition of a blocking back and his skill-set may not get celebrated much, but he's got a fat five-point ratings boost coming his way this week. He now sits at 81 overall despite not having a single carry or reception this season.
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Justin Forsett, RB, Lions
Released by the Ravens in October, Forsett hasn't done much since signing with the Lions. He didn't see the field in Week 8 and was listed as inactive in Week 9. Now, he gets his first ratings drop of the entire season, falling three points to 79 overall.
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Johnathan Cyprien, SS, Jaguars
Cyprien has 69 tackles in nine games this season and is one of the lone bright spots for the Jaguars. He's up three points to 84 this week -- a long haul from his launch rating of 76.
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Anthony Barr, LOLB, Vikings
In his third year, Barr isn't on pace to match the stats of his first two seasons as a pro. That letdown has led to a drop in each of the past five weeks. His 88 launch rating is now all the way down to 77, having fallen another three points this week.
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Benardrick McKinney, MLB, Texans
The second-year pro continues to make strides as a run stuffer for the Texans -- his 80 tackles through Week 10 is good for eighth in the NFL. He's up three points this week -- and seven points since launch -- with an 84 overall rating.
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Clint Boling, LG, Bengals
The Bengals have allowed the third-most sacks this season, and that falls at least in part on the offensive line. Boling, a key member of that line, falls to 74 overall this week, a three-point drop. He started the season at 81.
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Lorenzo Alexander, ROLB, Bills
On the flip side of that coin is the Bengals opponent this week -- the Bills. Alexander, who has 10 sacks through nine games, will be licking his chops going against Boling and Co. Oh yeah, Alexander is up three points this week to 83 overall. That might not seem like much, but considering he started the season at 67, he's come a long way.
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Alex Smith, QB, Chiefs
Look, it's only a one-point drop (to 79 overall), but Smith is a starting quarterback on a 7-2 team so it seems noteworthy.