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All Madden 20 X-Factor and Superstar Abilities For Running Backs

Yesterday we went over all of the Superstar X-Factor Abilities for Quarterbacks in Madden 20. Today we have all of the abilities for running backs!

Early on, it will be important for you to decide what your favorite running plays are and whether or not you like to pass to your running backs. In Madden 20, elite running backs specialize in different types of runs (inside zone, tosses, etc). Getting the right one for your scheme will give you a huge advantage.

Keep in mind that these can change before the game is officially released. There will also be updates (similar to roster updates but less frequent) to add or remove abilities from players based on their NFL season performance.

Let’s dive right into the running back abilities in Madden 20.

Madden 20 Running Back X-Factor Abilities

X-Factor abilities are not activated by default. They can only be activated once the player who possesses the ability completes specific tasks and they can only be knocked out of the zone under certain circumstances.

First One Free

Players who have this ability: Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley, Le’veon Bell, Todd Gurley

What this ability does: Some players thrive on making defenders look silly. When they enter the zone this ability increases their fakeout rate on the next juke, spin, or hurdle

How to activate ability: Make multiple 10+ yard runs

How to lose ability: Getting tackled for loss

Satellite

Players who have this ability: Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara

What this ability does: Some running backs have the talent to be elite receivers. When they enter the zone, this ability increase their success rate on possession and RAC catches against single coverage.

How to activate ability: Make multiple 10+ yard receptions

How to lose this ability: Missing catches

Madden 20 Running Back Superstar Abilities

These abilities don’t need to be activated and cannot be lost. The player who has them possesses these abilities no matter what happens in the game.

Juke Box

Players who have this ability: Tarik Cohen, Melvin Gordon

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability have faster just animations

Arm Bar

Players who have this ability: Nick Chubb, Ezekiel Elliott, Le’veon Bell, Todd Gurley

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability have more powerful stiff arm animations

Pin-N-Pull Guru

Players who have this ability: Melvin Gordon

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability receiver better blocking on pitch, toss, and counter plays.

Inside Zone Guru

Players who have this ability: Ezekiel Elliott

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability receive better blocking on inside zone plays.

Evasive

Players who have this ability: Saquon Barkley

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability have faster juke and spin animations

Backfield Mismatch

Players who have this ability: Saquon Barkley

What this ability does: Running backs with this ability have better catch in traffic and route running when coming out of the backfield against linebackers and linemen.

Spin Cycle

Players who have this ability: Le’veon Bell, Christian McCaffery

What this ability does: Ball Carriers with this ability have faster spin animations

Backfield Master

Players who have this ability: Christian McCaffery

What this ability does: When lined up in the backfield, players with this ability have access to four additional hot routes, better route running, and improved catching against linebackers and linemen.

Outside Zone Guru

Players who have this ability: Todd Gurley

What this ability does: Ball carriers with this ability receive better blocking on outside zone plays.

Matchup Nightmare

Players who have this ability: Alvin Kamara

What this ability does: Receivers with this ability make sharper cuts and frequently win contested catches when covered by linebackers and linemen.

Running Back Apprentice

Players who have this ability: Alvin Kamara

What this ability does: When lined up in the backfield, players with this ability have access to four additional hot routes during pre-play adjustments.

Remember, you can check out the Madden 20 Quarterbacks list here. Or check out the Madden 20 Wide Receiver and Tight End list here.

What is your favorite running back ability in Madden NFL 20? Let us know in the comments.

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Cole Wozniak
Cole Wozniak
5 years ago

It looks like the saints, the chargers, the panthers, and the Steelers are all gonna be though to beat in madden 20 because of those teams’ quarterbacks’ and running backs’ X factors and superstar abilities.

melol
melol
5 years ago
Reply to  Cole Wozniak

james connor has no ablittly

Kornnickel
Kornnickel
5 years ago

Lets go McCaffery!

Jamie
Jamie
5 years ago

Tarik Cohen only gets one superstar ability?!?! Second in receptions 87 3rd in recieving yards 751. More catches and yards recieving than Kamara.

Jamie
Jamie
5 years ago

How are these determined?? Tarik Cohen only gets one superstar ability?!?! Second in receptions 87 3rd in recieving yards 751. More catches and yards recieving than Kamara.

Pp jones
Pp jones
4 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

Cohen is poop my dude. Knock off sproles

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Am a packers fan, I scrolled through this looking for Aaron Jones, but deep down, I knew he wouldn’t be on here all along…

Skbears1995
Skbears1995
5 years ago

Aaron Jones, lol

RiseUp
RiseUp
5 years ago

So absolutely NO abilities for Freeman from Atlanta huh?? Ok cool

Mavrick
Mavrick
5 years ago

Nothing for Derrick Henry?…….. And this is why madden is trash ladies and gentlemen. More fan favorite BS and The new ratings crew getting it wrong as usual. Donny Moore was trash and so this this new tard.

Derrickhenryfan
Derrickhenryfan
2 years ago
Reply to  Mavrick

I agree

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Missing “Wrecking Ball” for SSX. Mainly a Power back ability that increases trucking and stiff arm success for the next 3 attempts of either move.

Atlrules
Atlrules
4 years ago

Whers Freeman atl

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