Nick Chubb, Micah Parsons Headline Madden 23 Ratings Update After Week 2

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 22, 2022

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Nick Chubb's place atop the Madden 23 ratings amongst running backs was further solidified after EA Sports' update following Week 2.

The Cleveland Browns running back is now ranked 98 overall, up from 97 last week and now two above the next halfback on the list, Tennessee Titans' superstar Derrick Henry.

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Only Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wideout Cooper Kupp, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett—all ranked at 99 overall—are higher than Chubb.

Dallas Cowboys' edge-rusher and linebacker also saw his ranking increase from a 90 to a 91 after a dominant, two-sack performance against the Cincinnati Bengals over the weekend.

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As for the biggest risers of the week, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher got a four-point boost to his rating, bringing him up to a 72, after booting a pair of field goals over 50 yards on Sunday.

He is now 3-of-3 on the season on field goals of 50 or more yards.

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Detroit Lions linebacker—and Hard Knocks darling—Malcolm Rodriguez also saw a plus-four bump in his ranking, up to a 72 as well.

Browns' edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney saw a three-point increase in his ranking, moving him up to an 84, while a pair of fellow edge-rushers—Miami's Melvin Ingram (80) and Indy's Yannick Ngakoue (79)—were the biggest fallers of the week, dropping three points in the ratings.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay was another notable riser, getting a bump of two points to a 94 after pulling in two interceptions against the Minnesota Vikings and generally stifling star wideout Justin Jefferson during Philly's 24-7 win.

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Slay is the first player in the NFL in three years with 2 INTs and 5 passes defensed in a game <a href="https://t.co/mmOO85EP0m">https://t.co/mmOO85EP0m</a>

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Justin Jefferson % of routes from the slot:<br><br>2021 - 31%<br>'22 Wk 1 - 30%<br>'22 Wk 2 - 54%*<br><br>*A clear effort to get him away from Darius Slay's coverage.<br><br>JJ had one 7-yd catch against Slay (17 routes, 6 targets)<br><br>He had a 5-41-0 receiving line on 29 rtes (6 tgt) against other Eagles

And yes, Dolphins' quarterback Tua Tagovailoa saw a two-point bump after his epic six-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback performance against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He's now a 77.


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