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Madden 16: Strong Y-Flex – Fork Angle

You can never have too many plays to beat cover 3 defenses in Madden 16.  This time we are in the St. Louis Rams playbook with a play called Fork Angle.

We have the full breakdown below.

Madden 16 Money Play: Strong Y Flex - Fork Angle

Playbook: St. Louis Rams

Formation: Strong Y-Flex

Play: Fork Angle


  1. Hot route your tight end (A/X) to a streak route
  2. Hot route your fullback to a curl route
  3. (Optional) Hot route your running back to block


  1. Your primary read on this play is your B/circle receiver deep over the middle

Overview: This play only works against Cover 3 defenses.  You need good protection because the play takes a while to develop.

Strong Y-Flex - Fork Angle Screenshot 2015-08-18 15-03-03

We can see before the snap that the defense looks to be lined up in what could be a cover 3 defense.  Remember, we only want to call this play against cover 3.

Strong Y-Flex - Fork Angle Screenshot 2015-08-18 15-03-58

You can see the linebacker in the yellow zone comes down to defend against the fullback on the curl route.  The safety in the middle of the field starts moving to the right in order to cover the tight end on the streak route.

Strong Y-Flex - Fork Angle Screenshot 2015-08-18 15-04-36

You can see the huge window we have to throw the ball into.  Our receiver is wide open.

Strong Y-Flex - Fork Angle Screenshot 2015-08-18 15-05-19

If we do it right, our wide receiver will be open over the middle of the field.

Leave a comment

  1. Nice article.

    Found a link to this site on an article and it. Was presented as if it was a site full of “cheap” plays that score every time, no matter what. Couldn’t be further from the truth. These are just good football plays that are used against the correct coverages. 100% real to the game.

    The play in this article is a dig concept and when run against cover 3, it should be open every time.

  2. How do I know if my opponent is in Cover 3, cover 2, cover 4, cover 6,man defense, ect..?? Do u have a page for that?

    1. There is no easy way to tell pre-snap. It just takes experience at identifying coverages

  3. And does this play only work in the Rams playbook?

    1. It works in any teams playbook that has it.

  4. thats a bummer, I can’t really identify coverages well

  5. Maybe u could make a guide on identifying the coverages? That’d be really cool

    1. Noted. There are a lot of other things that we have planned first but I think we could probably put out some tips on how to do a better job of reading defenses. Like I said though there is no 100% accurate way to do it.

  6. Thanks! Now when picking a play, should I pick this play and if my opponent isn’t in the cover 3 when I come to snap, I should just Audible? Or do u only suggest using some of these plays when your opponent is running cover 3 a lot?

    1. Some people come out in Cover 3 almost the whole game. If you are playing a guy like that, this is a great play to call. If your opponent isn’t in a cover 3, this play won’t work well.