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3 Madden 17 Sleeper Teams You Will Want To Use

If you play with a team like the Panthers, Patriots, or Seahawks, many people won’t give you credit for your wins.  They just pass it off as you only won because you used a superior team.  That’s why  it is a point of pride for many top gamers to choose sleeper teams that you don’t see everyone using in Madden 17.

Part of the fun of finding these sleeper teams is matching up your strengths as a gamer with the team strengths to find the right team for you.  However, we’ve also compiled a list of 3 teams that we believe to be the top 3 lower rated teams in Madden 17.

These teams aren’t in any particular order and the teams will work with varying success based on your play style.

If you missed our top 5 teams in Madden 17, you can check it out here.  Let’s get right to it.

Buffalo Bills

Let’s start off here with Tyrod Taylor.  He is one of the most dangerous dual threat quarterbacks in the game.  Defenses have to commit an extra guy to stop him from scrambling.

The Bills also have 2 extremely dangerous running backs in Lesean McCoy and and Karlos Williams.  Sammy Watkins is a dominant #1 receiver and then you have some of the fastest wide receivers in Madden history all on the same team.  As we all know, speed is king in Madden games and the Bills have no shortage of speed.  Charles Clay is a very solid tight end and the offensive line is fairly good as well.

The Bills defensive line is still strong in Madden 17 which will make playing defense a little easier.  The corners are pretty athletic which allows them to match up well with the tall/speedy receivers Madden players like to use so much.

All in all, the Bills could be a scary team in Madden 17.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are probably the most improved team from the beginning of Madden 16 to the beginning of Madden 17.  In Madden 15 and Madden 16 they quite possibly had the worst Madden defense of all time.  They had no highly rated players, no speed anywhere on the field, and didn’t really have anything on offense either to make up for it.

This year, they have a surprisingly good offense and the potential to have a top 5 Madden 17 defense if they can win a few games early on and get some ratings boosts via roster updates.

Blake Bortles is an up and coming Madden quarterback who can make whatever throws you need to make in Madden 17.  He also has just enough mobility to make opposing defenses think about him running.  Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon, and Denard Robinson together combine to make a serviceable backfield.  Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Julius Thomas are extremely tough to match up with.  If the offensive line can just hold up, this is an offense that you will be able to put up some points with.

The defense has depth, talent, and speed all over the field.  On the defensive line you have Malik Jackson, Jared Odrick, Dante Fowler Jr., Sen’Derrick Marks and Roy Miller III.  They all have decent backups behind them as well.  The linebackers are probably the strength of this defense though.  At the two outside linebacker positions you have 2 of the most athletic linebackers in Madden 17 in Telvin Smith and Myles Jack.  Paul Posluszny at middle linebacker should be able to handle everything else.

In the secondary the Jaguars have a bunch of playmakers.  Prince Amukamara and Jalen Ramsey will make it difficult for teams to move the ball in the air.  Big hitters like Johnathan Cyprien and Tashaun Gipson should be able to force a fumble or 2 each game.

The hype surrounding the Jaguars is real.  This team could easily be a top Madden NFL 17 team by the end of the year.

Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are back to being the dominant Madden team that they were 5-10 years ago.  Derek Carr has all the tools you want in a Madden quarterback, Latavius Murray has the speed to take any running play to the house, Amari Cooper is one of the best young receivers in the NFL, and Michael Crabtree is about as consistent a receiver as they come.  The offensive line is pretty good as well.

The defensive line will be able to hold up against all but the strongest of running games with Dan Williams in the middle and some good pass rushers on the edge.

If there are a duo of outside linebackers who are more talented than the Jaguars combo of Telvin Smith and Myles Jack it is the Raiders.  Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin have to be one of the best linebacker duos in Madden history.  Those guys are 2 of the most feared defensive players in Madden and now they find themselves on the same team.  That is going to be downright scary in Madden 17.

The secondary on the Oakland Raiders is extremely strong as well.  Sean Smith, David Amerson, Reggie Nelson, and either Karl Joseph or Nate Allen at strong safety.   D.J. Hayden is still very good in Madden just based on his physical attributes.  This will be a hard defense to move the ball against.

Who are your sleeper teams in Madden 17?  Let us know in the comments.

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  1. How about the Giants? Odell Beckham almost breaks the game, Donnell is good enough for TE abuse, Cruz and Shepard add some great speed at 2/3 WR. On defense they have JPP and OV who should be bust proof in Madden at least! Kennard is a beast too, and DRC can keep up with most speed.

  2. Texans, in all the new roster rookie madden leagues i take them, brock will have95-97 throw power to send it deep, speed back miller, deandre top receiver on one side, dumb speed fuller on the other, strong and braxton eating up the middle. Oline is dece and the def has watt, clowney to get pressure with a high catch secondary to pick the bad throws.

  3. The Browns are my sleeper. RG3, all of those o-line, Coleman for RG3 to throw too.

      1. Justin Gilbert plays for the Steelers now..

  4. Arizona Cardinals… Honey badger, Patrick Peterson, chandler jones, Campbell, Robert nkemdinche, Larry Fitzgerald, John brown, Michael Floyd, David Johnson, Chris Johnson, Mike iupati, Evan Mathis, Carson Palmer, buccanon, tyvon branch… Need I say more

    1. The Cardinals are a top 5 team, not exactly sleepers.

  5. Jags have a better all around team than Houston . Teaxans cb not bad just avg Watts only only true rusher they have plus Q.b Brock unproven bad on deeppasses

  6. What about the Rams? Them moving to LA, Gurley along with the #1 overall pick. Make a few trades in Franchise Mode to replace Kenny Britt with a big WR like Kelvin B. or Brandon Marshall. Already have a stout defense!

    1. yeah that’s what I was thinking too. I like to be able to develop players which I’ll be able do to with Goff.

      1. I like the Rams a lot too, but I also think the Titans are a great undervalued team. Marcus Mariota has great potential. Maybe trade for a more #1 receiver, such as Jarvis Landry or others. On the defense, only the secondary needs some work, and trading for someone like Jason Verrett or Malcolm Butler can really improve the defense

  7. Raiders have never beena maddeb sleeper team they have just been a reality seeper team they have always had good parts to the machine i have never played wth any other team online in all the years ive played online. And i have always been roughly a 10 wins to seven losses all time usually in to 30 % or higher raiders are the shizzle my nizzles and i cant wait to get 2017 one nation under al. Jadaddy3183 ps4

  8. best sleeper team in madden in my opinion it’s the miami dolphins…good qb solid wr and te not bad rb good o-line solide d-line good lb and a perfect safety in rashad jones #myfavoriteteam