Madden 21 Ratings: Week 8 Roster Update predictions - Cook, Metcalf, Mayfield, Burrow, Wentz & more

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In a week of big upsets in the NFL, there were a few standout performances for both good and bad reasons.

This was a week for QBs to really show what they can do...or not.

Who will be getting a boost in the next roster update? And which players will be getting a downgrade?

Dalvin Cook (92 to 93)

The lowly Vikings managed to upset the Packers on the back of Dalvin Cooks' historic performance.

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SIT DOWN: Cook is a monster in the running game

Cook became the first player to score a touchdown on each of his team's first four possessions of a game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970.

He finished the game with 226 yards from scrimmage and four TDs.

Carson Wentz (79 to 78)

Yes the Eagles beat their division rival Cowboys. But they were playing with 3rd string 57 OVR QB Ben DiNucci. And to be honest, after his 180 yard and zero interception game he is likely for an upgrade.

Wentz has struggled to live up to his draft position since he came into the league, and even the Super Bowl success he has was technically won by Nick Foles on his behalf.

In a game where he should of dominated, he managed only 123 yards whilst also throwing two INTs. Hovering just above 50% completion in the game, this was a bad week for Wentz despite the win.

DK Metcalf (84 to 86)

Metcalf had a career day as the 49ers looked to shut down last week's player of the week, Tyler Lockett.

12 catches, 161 yards, and twoscores should see him get a nice little boost as he builds on the buzz around that TD saving tackle last week.

Drew Lock (71 to 73)

As Patrick Mahomes threw for five TDs in week 8 you'd expect to see him in here. But you can't go up from 99 OVR so on the other end of the scale we are going for Drew Lock.

The light-hearted QB overcame a poor first half to lead a huge comeback on the hapless Chargers. His 248 yards and three TDs took the game to the wire where they won with the last second ticking over.

Baker Mayfield (78 to 77)

Mayfield is yo-yo-ing each week and that might be enough to prevent a change from EA.

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HIT AND MISS: You never know which Mayfield will turn up

But there's no doubt that he had a terrible week as the Browns failed to assert themselves as a top team.

Losing to the Raiders, Mayfield had a no show game with 122 yards and zero TDs. He had less than 50% completions and was more effective rushing with 29 yards.

Joe Burrow (78 to 80)


We went for Burrow last week, and as he put up another great performance it feels foolish to leave him now.

His 249 yards and 2 TDs were OK stat lines, but it was the way he went about it. There was a play where he managed to turn multiple huge sacks into a small gain through quick feel and agility.

Definitely, one to watch for the future and the Burrow hype train is leaving the station.

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