League Update

Member Activity Tracker

Original Activity Post & Details

It has been almost a week since the first post about member activity and a few developments have deemed an update necessary.

First off, I wanted to go over our plans for the rest of this Madden. We will be continuing the main franchise for another couple of seasons for those who want to play. Playing after this season is not mandatory to keep your team, however it can affect your league status if you are on the borderline.

As incentive anybody who continues to play (and stays active) will get priority in the team draft for Madden 18. We’ve always tried to reward loyalty to the league and this seems like a solid way to do it.

The Member Activity Tracker will be closely  monitored as a resource for team selection. As such I’ll go a bit into detail for the league status of each person.

Anybody listed as Out has either been deemed as not worthy of keeping their team or is in close consideration for that status – if you haven’t scheduled for over half of your games you have earned this label.

The In Jeopardy label means that you’ve had a few too many sims/AP that included either insufficient or no attempts at scheduling. Remember: schedule early and often.

Probation is a term that has been allocated but as of now nobody has that label. Anybody labeled as on probation due to lack of activity will be required to pick with the lowest group during team selection and all roster moves for next Madden will be closely monitored (as if you were a new league member).

Secure means that you’ve been scheduling regularly with few sim/AP games. Kudos to everybody listed as such.

I will be putting up a poll to find out who is and isn’t going to play after this season – everybody who isn’t going to play is being put on AP for the franchise (please do not quit as it creates roster/transaction issues).

As always I’ll update further at a later time.

Member Activity Tracker

As of the start of last offseason I have started keeping a log of user activity. This was done for two reasons:

  • To keep track of overall league activity
  • To help determine who will be allowed to keep their teams for Madden 18

You can see the log here.

To keep from being labeled as “NS” (Not Scheduled) for a week you must have adequately attempted to schedule – meaning early and often scheduling.

If you think that your information is incorrect please let me know and I will check to see if it should be amended.

Rookie Restart 17

As we continue with our sixth season in Madden 17 I have been closely gauging the overall activity of the league and viability of a restart league for after this season. At this time I have decided we will not be doing a rookie restart league this year.

Although this is something I am usually enthusiastic about (and have already put dozens of hours into building the roster), I simply do not see a point in starting up the league with less than half of the teams filled – it simply doesn’t make sense. I do not doubt we could buckle down and recruit to fill every team day one, but, as we all know (from experience), longevity of any league depends on its core members and having so few usually leads to a quick collapse.

With that in mind I do fully intend to keep EOTP going in some way for the next couple of months – we have never done well with the summer off for a number of reasons and I have no intentions of repeating that mistake.

I will further update the league on what we will be doing after this season at a later time. Keep a look out for news alerts as I may be putting out polls to get input from everybody.

As a further note we will also be halting the draft league for Madden 17 as activity is abysmally low. I appreciate the people who have stayed active and will reach out to see if we can get those people into the main league either for the remainder of the summer or for the start of Madden 18.

We will be doing a draft league or some kind of less strict format for Madden 18 as early as possible. Details will be released as we approach Madden 18’s release date.

UPDATE: A list of players who will be eligible to keep their teams for Madden 18 will be posted at a later date. Playing in the league after this season does not affect that status but only affects how early an individual selects in the team draft.

Broncos Rookie Ratings

LT Garett Bolles – Utah – 1st Rnd 20th Pick – 76 Overall

73 SPD, 88 STR, 78 ACC, 63 AWR, 82 PBK, 86 RBK, 78 IBL, Star development

RE DeMarcus Walker – Florida St. – 2nd Rnd 19th Pick – 71 Overall

78 SPD, 77 STR, 64 AWR, 84 TAK, 71 PMV, 78 FMV, 83 BSH, Normal development

WR Carlos Henderson – Louisiana Tech – 3rd Rnd 18th Pick – 66 Overall

91 SPD, 54 AWR, 78 CTH, 66 RTE, 78 CIT, 79 SPC, 63 RLS, Quick development

CB Brendan Langley – Lamar – 3rd Rnd 37th Pick – 71 Overall

92 SPD, 61 AWR, 72 CTH, 71 PRC, 72 MCV, 79 ZCV, 68 PRS, Slow development

TE Jake Butt – Michigan – 5th Rnd 29th Pick – 68 Overall

81 SPD, 59 AWR, 86 CTH, 58 RTE, 78 CIT, 66 SPC, 62 RBK, Normal development

WR Isaiah McKenzie – Georgia – 5th Rnd 29th Pick – 68 Overall

92 SPD, 61 AWR, 78 CTH, 71 RTE, 68 CIT, 74 SPC, 57 RLS, Slow development

HB De’Angelo Henderson – Coastal Carolina – 6th Rnd 19th Pick – 73 Overall

90 SPD, 64 AWR, 76 TRK, 79 ELU, 74 BCV, 78 CAR, 74 CTH, Normal development

QB Chad Kelly – Ole Miss – 7th Rnd 35th Pick – 71 Overall

61 AWR, 94 THP, 80 SAC, 77 MAC, 73 DAC, 74 RUN, 74 PAC, Slow development

SS Jamal Carter – Miami – UDFA – 68 Overall

85 SPD, 51 AWR, 61 CTH, 86 TAK, 84 POW, 71 MCV, 70 ZCV, Normal development