As the first week of the NFL season concluded EA has come out with new packs, challenges, and sets to complete for the first installment of the 2018 regular season Team of the Week players.
Among these players, after having a big day in the running game for Pittsburgh, is James Connor. Obviously with Le’Veon Bell being out it gives James Connor a chance to showcase his skills, he made the most of the opportunity with 135 yards and two touchdowns on the day. He did have a fumble and they tied the Browns, so a couple reasons why Connor only received the 78 overall rating in this weeks new card.
Clayton Fejedelem of the Bengals is also a 78 overall card found in this weeks installment with a huge game out of the Strong Safety position with 10 total tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown to seal the game for the Bengals against the driving Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Philip Lindsay, the Denver Broncos running back also made this weeks TOTW with 71 yards and averaged 4.7 YPC along side with 2 receptions 31 yards and a touchdown to help edge his team in front against the Seahawks. His card is a 77 overall but does feature 87 speed alongside an 85 acceleration rating.
Wes Horton of the Carolina Panthers played a great game at the defensive end position with 1.5 sacks helping his defense sack Dak Prescott a total of 6 times throughout the contest. Overall 77
Adrian Peterson is a very familiar face but in his new uniform he shined week 1 racking up 166 total yards and a rushing touchdown to help his TOTW card earn an 81 overall rating.
Brandon Carr the Ravens CB came out to a hot start in the route of the Bills week 1. This included 3 tackles, 3 passes defended, and an interception to hold the Buffalo offense to just 3 points in the game. Another 81 overall rating with good acceleration, 88.
Philip Dorsett is one of the more valuable cards this week at 80 overall. He caught all 7 passes that were thrown his way, had 66 receiving yards and a touchdown to help out Tom Brady and the Patriots start out 1-0. His card features 90 speed and he could be a difference maker in the Patriots offense as the season progresses.
Mike Hughes, the first round draft pick of the Vikings had a stellar day that included a pick six and surrendered zero catches throughout the contest with the 49ers. 80 overall, he will need a couple more solid weeks to be a usable card in most MUT defenses.
Denzel Ward of the Cleveland Browns is one of the first cards that will be valuable to a lot of the MUT community after having two interceptions in his NFL debut helping the Browns tie the Steelers at home. 84 overall with both speed, acceleration, and agility ranked 90. However his cap is set at 34 which might make it tough to squeeze him into certain lineups.
Ryan Fitzpatrick one of the absolute shocks of week 1 in the NFL has an 84 overall card after throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for 1 against the Saints in New Orleans. Most likely not a very usable card as the stats aren’t great, but with 27 cap it could work for some run heavy players.
T.J. Watt of the Steelers came in clutch week 1 blocking the Browns attempt for the winning field goal in overtime with 4 sacks and 11 tackles. An 85 overall with great length 6’4. The negatives again are his cap which is 35 so salary cap players may have to stay away.
Randall Cobb had the play of the weekend helping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers make the comeback late on Sunday night over the Bears. He had 9 receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown. 85 overall with 86 speed none of the other stats really jump off of the page especially for a 30 cap player.
90 Overall TOTW Offensive & Defensive Boss Cards
All previous cards mentioned in the article need to be purchased or earned in order to get either of the Boss cards for this week’s TOTW. A tough thing to do but both cards will make an immediate impact on anyone’s team.
Myles Jack played to his potential and much more in week 1 recording 10 total tackles and a pick six to help Jacksonville win a defensive battle in week 1 over the New York Giants. The 6’1 linebacker was given a 90 overall rank with 88 tackle and 87 acceleration. This card is a difference maker seeing that none of the stats are worrisome but it does cost 43 cap for the salary cap players. This card is selling on the market for upwards of 300,000 coins.
Emmanuel Sanders had a huge day for the Broncos in week 1 with 10 catches and 135 yards with a receiving touchdown. Obviously Sanders will be one of Keenum’s favorite targets throughout the year. The 5’11 receivers card includes 89 speed 92 catching and solid route running. However, all of his important stats on this card are mid 80’s if not better. The cap for Sanders is 43 but he could make the difference in some players offenses heading into the upcoming weeks of MUT.