The biggest gainers and losers in Madden 17’s Week 4 ratings update
We're off and running into Week 4
Terrelle Pryor's all-around excellence is one of the few bright spots for the Cleveland Browns so far this season and it's paying off in the virtual world too. He was one of the biggest risers in Madden 17's latest player ratings update. See who else made a big jump -- or took a nosedive.
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Falling: Carolina Panthers offensive line
Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil (pictured) and linemates Trai Turner and Andrew Norwell all saw their overall ratings drop 3 points this week. That'll happen when you let Cam Newton get sacked eight times and fail to get the ground game going.
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Rising: Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor
We might have to change the position for Terrelle Pryor to Swiss Army Knife if he can pull off what he did against the Dolphins last week more often. Pryor filled the stat sheet with eight catches for 144 yards, four rushes for 21 yards (and a TD) and he even went 3-for-5 passing for another 35 yards. Madden players will ntice a nice 3-point bump to his overall rating, thanks to a jump in awareness and agility.
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Falling: Cleveland Browns CB Tramon Williams
Williams was in coverage for two of the Miami Dolphins' touchdowns in a 30-24 overtime loss in Week 3, which is reason enough for a 3-point ding to his overall rating.
Rising: New York Jets OLB Darron Lee
The Jets' first-rounder is coming into his own on the field and in the game. He's racked up 17 tackles in the first three games and saw his overall rating rise four points to 77.
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Falling: Arizona Cardinals CB Tyvon Branch
The Arizona Cardinals corner dropped a whopping five points, down to 76, after the team got torched by the Buffalo Bills. Though with Bills QB Tyrod Taylor throwing for just 119 yards and no touchdowns, we're not sure what to pin this fall on.
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Rising: Oakland Raiders LB Cory James
Cory James isn't racking up huge numbers, but he's doing something to make the folks at EA take notice. The Raiders rookie rises six points to 67 overall, buoyed by a 13-point bump in his awareness. This might be more due to the decline of MLB Ben Heeney and James potentially taking some of his snaps -- and maybe eventually his job.
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Falling: New Orleans Saints DE Paul Kruger
The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 and new defensive end Paul Kruger has five total tackles and zero sacks. Pretty easy to see why he'd drop from 81 to 78 overall.
Rising: Washington Redskins G Brandon Scherff
The second-year player gets a nice three-point bump to rise to 81 overall after his Redskins managed their first win of the season against the New York Giants in Week 3.
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Falling: New York Jets OT Ryan Clady
Maybe Ryan Clady is still adjusting to his new home after being traded by the Denver Broncos for a seventh-round pick, but he's not living up to expectations. The left tackle fell three points to 81 overall as the Jets offense continues to try to find itself this season.
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Rising: New York Jets DT Leonard Williams
One New York Jet who is doing just fine is Leonard Williams. The defensive tackle has 13 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble ... and a nice, little 3-point boost to his overall rating, which rises to 87.