As we get closer to playoff time, more players try to stand out for their teams.
QBs continue to be the focus of success, or failure, in the NFL.
Who will be getting a boost in the next roster update? And which players will be getting a downgrade?
Josh Allen (82 to 84)
Many had Russell Wilson as their main MVP candidate, but Josh Allen put a huge dent in that by outduelling him in a massive Buffalo win.
Allen threw for 415 yards with three TDs and zero INTs. His completion % was sky-high and he even managed a rushing TD.
This isn't easy versus a legendary Seahawks defense, and this was a coming-of-age game for the rocket armed QB.
Tom Brady (95 to 92)
In the battle of the future Hall of Famers, Brady vs Brees, there was a clear winner.
Brees threw four TDs to four different receivers, whilst Brady threw three INTs as the Buccs only managed to avoid a shutout with a 4th quarter mercy FG.
He started Madden 21 as a 90 OVR QB and with a performance like yesterday, that's much more realistic than the heights he's made by week 8 roster updates.
Olamide Zaccheaus (67 to 70)
There are a few players who deserve a spot in this list for being 3rd or 4th string players that have had to step up in this crazy season. Jake Luton (59 OVR) was in at QB for the Jags and Garrett Gilbert (47 OVR) likewise for the Cowboys.
Both these players should get a hefty boost from great play on Sunday. However, they didn't manage to win.
For a Falcons team that is struggling, losing a star WR in Calvin Ridley was expected to be the nail in the coffin. But Zaccheaus stepped up with 4 catches for 103 yards and a TD.
He is a danger on the big play, as he showed in his rookie season with a 93 yard TD bomb. This won't be the last we hear of him.
Todd Gurley II (85 to 82)
This season was Gurley's chance to prove everyone in LA wrong about letting him go and limiting his snaps.
He has been used a lot by the Falcons but despite getting a fair amount of TDs in goal-line situations, his general production is below what's expected.
Two weeks after a mistake contributed to another heart breaking loss, he averaged just 2.8 yards per carry against the Broncos.
Its a tough defense to go against, but teammates managed a slightly better 3.0 and 3.3 yards.
Kyler Murray (79 to 81)
Murray is having a breakout season as he follows in Lamar Jackson's footsteps as a dual-threat QB.
He didn't manage to get the win, but he threw 283 yards and three TDs without throwing any picks. But what really impressed was the 106 yards rushing for one TD.
Minkah Fitzpatrick (86 to 87)
The Steelers kept their unbeaten streak alive by edging out a surprising Cowboys team.
Fitzpatrick was everywhere on the field and broke up key plays, as well as getting a key INT that helped seal the win and take the Steelers to 8-0.
He has clearly taken the lead of this Steelers defense since his move from the Dolphins, and we expect to see him edged up.
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