Struggling in Ultimate Team? Not sure what players to pick up to improve your team? Struggling to move the ball on offence? Well hopefully these handy tips can help improve your team, ready to take on the rest of the world as you go 10-0 on your head-to-head season.
MUTRank is your friend
I cannot stress enough how important MUTRank should be to you. The website ranks every player on the game not only by position but by different categories. Looking for a new wide receiver? The website ranks them in four separate ways; Complete receiver, pure receiver, face catcher and blocking receiver. Each position is broken down in similar ways. Linebackers are broken up into run stuff, pass rush, coverage, balanced and user.
Ever since coming across the site during Madden 16, this has become my holy grail. It is extremely useful when starting out as players are often fooled by whether a card is elite and it’s rating. For example, Tyrann Mathieu’s base elite card is 88 and currently sells for upwards of 75k. However, MUTRank has him as 4th best balanced free safety. Signature Series Glover Quin is ranked 2nd and can be picked up for 42k or Base Elite Eric Berry, 3rd, can be purchased for just under 40k, saving you 30k which can be used to improve other areas of your team. Also, don’t quicksell cards. Though MUTRank no longer has a card’s value on it’s site, MUTHead.com can tell you how much a card is worth. Or you could go into your binder and press L1 on the playstation or LB on the Xbox to see how much the card is going for. You could be sitting on some gems so get selling!
Scheme over team
Another thing I learnt playing Madden 16 is that you could have the best team, rated 99 with golden tickets in every positon. However, if you have a really crappy offensive scheme you can be picked apart by an opponent who has labbed a difficult to stop playbook. Picking random plays puts you at a disadvantage. This isn’t the NFL. This is a computer game and certain plays work better than others. Certain playbooks are better than others. Find these plays and use them for easy wins.
Last year, the split close formation was overpowered to say the least. Two years ago, PA End Around was the only play you needed with the ball. Once you know the “money plays” the game becomes so much easier. I ran the Panthers playbook last year and this year have switched to the Raiders after going 6-1 in draft champions. I don’t recommend buying an EBook unless you have money to burn as there are plenty of free schemes on YouTube. Ish De’la’ish is a good channel to follow, he has recently released a free Buffalo Bills scheme as well as San Diego Chargers playbook which should help you out.
Solos are your friends
You hear this a lot but grinding out solos can be really helpful. Once you have your scheme, there is no better way to test it out then playing solos. Not only do they give you coins to buy better players but you get free packs which could help pull elite cards or cards that can be sold to be reinvested into your team. They can be long and ponderous but slap on your favourite podcast or binge watch a series on Netflix and before you know it you have completed 100s of solos. I highly recommend the gauntlet solos if you haven’t done so already. The 92 Adrian Peterson and 92 DeAndre Hopkins are powerhouses and though they are limited use cards, they are well worth the grind.
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