Madden 18 Team Draft – Reserved Teams

Hey everybody, we’re (finally) heading into the team draft. Below is a list of the teams people eligible to keep their teams for Madden 18 and those that will be open for the team draft.

I advise everybody to take a few days and evaluate their tentative roster and division before locking in their team, but I want all decisions finalized by Sunday night 7/30 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND YOU WILL BE PUT IN THE TEAM DRAFT!

Leaked Madden 18 rosters can be found here.

I will update and finalize this team list as players lock in their team for Madden 18.

BOLD = LOCKED IN

AFC EAST
Buffalo Bills – H E L L C A T 3
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets – KamikazeePilot
AFC NORTH
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns – Campstar25
Pittsburgh Steelers – V1OL3NTBYD3S1GN
AFC SOUTH
Houston Texans – zoufan
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars – FaintJoey957189
Tennessee Titans – iBolivian
AFC WEST
Denver Broncos – Warmaster91
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Oakland Raiders
NFC EAST
Dallas Cowboys – Yaozer031
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles – Phenom 912
Washington Redskins – LYFESENTENCE
NFC NORTH
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions – UrbanaStylee84
Green Bay Packers – H4LFB34RP1G
Minnesota Vikings – Yermomza
NFC SOUTH
Atlanta Falcons – edgarh33
Carolina Panthers – DTP x deathbed
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Fick329
NFC WEST
Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks – hofmeister929

ELECTED TEAM DRAFT
big wayne800 (was Chiefs)
PhillyDieHard90 (was Chargers)
SweetMojaveRain (was Raiders)

Madden 18 Player Ratings Leak

We’re about a month out from Madden 18 – and that means EA has started releasing ratings to the public for the initial roster.

What they didn’t count on is somebody would go grab ALL of the ratings off of their servers where they’ve been sitting. Thanks to that person and with a little work after the fact, take a look at our Madden 18 Player Ratings database.

I would highly advise anybody looking to swap teams in the upcoming team draft to consider what their roster is likely to consist of before making a decision.

ORIGINAL SOURCE FROM REDDIT USER JBIRDWELL:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Madden/comments/6ps2xp/all_madden_18_player_ratings_rookies_incl/?ref=share&ref_source=link

Preseason 39-II FA Draft & Schedule

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Friday 7/20
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Saturday 7/21
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Saturday 7/21
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Saturday 7/21

Do not sign ANY FA on Thursday unless you select them in the FA draft. Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Tuesday night.

If you have roster minimums you need to fill contact an admin and they will supply you with a really bad player from FA (no handouts, so don’t think just because you don’t have a punter you get the best in FA).

FA Draft order will snake and first round is in the rookie draft order (before trades). I will start skipping people (quickly) at 9 PM Eastern on Friday. Send in lists if you will not be around. I will not be picking players for anybody or waiting around tomorrow night.

FA Draft Order:

  1. Packers (HBP) – FS Malcolm Duckett
  2. Bears (Cass) – ROLB Kamu Grugier-Hill
  3. Redskins (LYFE) – CB Tyler Sutton
  4. Buccaneers (Fick) – WR Daevon Connor
  5. Broncos (War) – QB Jessie Kempfert
  6. Titans (Bolivian) – QB Jacoby Brissett
  7. Titans (Bolivian) – MLB Denolious Ghent
  8. Bears (Cass) – LE Darqueze Ransom
  9. Vikings (Yerms) – WR DeVaunte Gant – LATE
  10. Bears (Cass) – CB Kyle Fuller
  11. Titans (Bolivian) – WR Myles Maynard

After the advance to preseason week 2, free agency is a free for all as long as the player isn’t taken in the FA draft. FA rules return to normal rules (waivers and two 70+ overall per week) in week 1 of the regular season.

Offseason 39-I Schedule

Congrats to Hellcat on his 38-12 EOTP Extended Bowl I victory over Yermomza!

We’ll be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be posting a calendar event in GroupMe for the draft (and every other event) — I expect everybody to RSVP to it if they plan to make the draft so we know who will and won’t be there.

RE-SIGNINGS

We will be advancing past re-signs Tuesday (7/18) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.

FREE AGENCY

Get your bids in early and often leading up to the first advance if you’re really worried about losing out on players – many high profile players now sign on the first FA advance.

All listed advances are within 15 minutes of the posted time to avoid blatant sniping.

  • First Advance: Wednesday (7/19) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Wed. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Wed. 11:59 PM Eastern

ROOKIE DRAFT

The NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Thursday July 20th.

The first round I will be giving people 5 minutes per pick if they want it to negotiate trades. If you want to pick quicker feel free. Each round after that I will skip people who either A) did not show for their first round pick or B) did not RSVP for the draft and are not active in the chat at the time. Rounds 2-7 will proceed at normal pick clock.

CONTINUING ON IN MADDEN 17

This upcoming season is our final season of Madden 17. We will be playing pretty much right up to the release of 18. I expect everybody to stay active during this time.

The following teams are being managed by me and I will play games if possible:

  • Bengals (W4RMASTER91)
  • Colts (W4RM4STER91)
  • Dolphins (W4RM4ST3R91)
  • Patriots (war4one)
  • Rams (War40ne)
  • Saints (WarForce0ne)

I will be doing some minimal roster management to keep these rosters from falling into complete disarray.

If you’re in the mood to play a user instead of CPU feel free to contact me concerning games as I’ll play if I’m available.

TEAM SELECTION IN MADDEN 18

We will be doing team selection during this upcoming season as we finalize who will and will not be given the option to keep their team for Madden 18. Stay tuned for more info!