The NFL season is over, and all the injured players in Madden 17 are available to use in H2H matches, once again. Now, you might need to go back and rethink your lineups, and the ideal lineup for your favorite team isn’t always done by choosing the “Auto Reorder” option.
Depending on the type of offense you like to run, and the style of defense you choose to play, choosing which players to start or not can be kind of tricky. Well, we’re here to help guide you through some of these tough roster decisions as you try to stay fresh for the release of Madden 18 in August.
Today, we’re talking about the Green Bay Packers. They’re a fairly popular team to use in Madden 17, but with players back from injury, the ideal depth chart for Green Bay is tough to figure out, and pressing “Auto Reorder” won’t fix your roster problems with the Packers.
Offensively, the Packers have some position dilemmas at RB, WR, and on the Offensive Line. Cobb (87 overall) makes a great slot receiver, but is rated higher than Adams (84 overall) who starts at the 2nd receiver spot. The 3DRB (3rd Down RB) position is best for Ty Montgomery, who is a great receiving option out of the backfield, but you could start Eddie Lacy, and then put Montgomery behind him at the 2 spot to spell Lacy if need be.
Also, even though J.C. Tretter is the higher rated Center with an 84 overall rating, use him at LG and Corey Linsley at C. That will give you an 82 overall rated player at both the LG and C positions.
QB: Aaron Rodgers (clearly)
RB: Eddie Lacy
FB: Aaron Ripkowski
WR: Jordy Nelson (1), Davante Adams (2), and Randall Cobb (3) with Ty Montgomery (4).
TE: Jared Cook (1), Richard Rogers (2)
3DRB: Eddie Lacy (1), Ty Montgomery (2)
LT: David Bakhtiari
LG: J.C. Tretter
C: Corey Linsley
RG: T.J. Lang
RT: Bryan Bulaga
The Packers play a 3-4 defense, and they leave you with some tough lineup decisions in Madden 17. Green Bay has an abundance of talent at their linebacker/pass rusher spots with Julius Peppers serving as a backup to Nick Perry at the LOLB spot.
You could always put Peppers in at LE in order to have a higher rated player at that spot, but Peppers isn’t your ideal 3-4 defensive end. Oddly enough, Peppers is rated higher than Clay Matthews. Peppers has an 84 overall rating at the ROLB position as opposed to an 82 overall rating for Matthews, and if you select to “Auto Reorder” your depth chart, then the computer will put Peppers at ROLB, and Matthews on the bench behind Nick Perry. Think about Peppers at LE, though. He is tall, has good strength with an 82 overall rating, and he can hold up on the edge with a 75 speed rating.
LE: Julius Peppers
RE: Mike Daniels
DT: Letroy Guion
LOLB: Nick Perry
MLB: Jake Ryan (1), Blake Martinez (2)
ROLB: Clay Matthews
CB: Sam Shields (1), Micah Hyde (2), Damarious Randall (3), and Ladarius Gunter (4)
FS: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
SS: Morgan Burnett
K: Mason Crosby
P: Jacob Schum
KR: Randall Cobb (1), Micah Hyde (2)
PR: Randall Cobb
KOS (Kick-Off Specialist): Mason Crosby
LS (Long Snapper): David Bakhtiari