Madden 19: Indianapolis Colts Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart, & Playbooks


The Indianapolis Colts were a powerhouse in the 2000s thanks to Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy. They were a perennial Super Bowl contender and won Super Bowl XLI. Since then though the team has slid into the middle of the pack. Manning left, and although his replacement Andrew Luck is very talented, the results have just not been the same. When Luck had to miss the entire 2017 season due to injury, the team fell apart, dropping to a 4-12 record and firing head coach Chuck Pagano. Now with Frank Reich at the helm and Luck back in the fold the Colts are looking to reclaim their position as an AFC contender.

*All stats correct at time of writing

Team Rating

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The Colts are rated a very poor 76 overall in Madden 19. There are only three teams with a worse rating, but there are another nine rated between 76 & 79, so it’s not like they are lonely at the bottom. I

ndianapolis’ offense is its saving grace. Their 83 rating puts them in the top half of offenses, and with Andrew Luck under center they can be even better than that very quickly. 

Defensively, the Colts are in need of help. Their 75 rating is better than just two teams and the lack of talent really shows on the field. Still, thanks to Luck they can beat anyone on their day and can be a good team to play a long term Franchise Mode game with.

TY Hilton, Wide Receiver (OVR 90)

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Age: 28

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 3 years/$34.5 million

2018 Cap Hit: $9.5 million

Best Stats: Speed (93), Acceleration (92), Short Route (90), Deep Route (91), Catching (92)

Drafted in the third round in 2012 by the Colts, Hilton has quickly become their best playmaker. With terrific speed, Hilton made an immediate impact, but he has developed over the years into a good all-round receiver with strong route running ability too. He racked up over 1,000 yards in his second season, and has done for each year since except for 2017 when he fell just 34 yards short.

Jabaal Sheard, Defensive End (OVR 87)

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Age: 29

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 2 years/$11.5 million

2018 Cap Hit: $5.47 million

Best Stats: Awareness (90), Play Recognition (90), Power Moves (88), Block Shedding (88), Pursuit (90), Acceleration (87)

It has taken Jabaal Sheard some time to establish himself in the NFL. Drafted in the second round in 2011 by Cleveland, Sheard started his career picking up 8.5 sacks his rookie year, but that total fell year on year until he had just 2 in a full season in 2014. That was his last year with the Browns before he was traded to New England. He bounced back with the Patriots, and signed a free agent deal with Indianapolis after winning Super Bowl LI.

Andrew Luck, Quarterback (OVR 87)

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Age: 28

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 4 years/$87.5 million

2018 Cap Hit: $21.3 million

Best Stats: Throw Power (93), Short Accuracy (91), Throw On The Run (88), Throw Under Pressure (87), Speed (83)

Andrew Luck was the first overall pick for the Colts in 2012 after having a brilliant college career at Stanford. Luck was immediately the starter for Indianapolis and began to light up the scoreboard. The Colts went 11-5 in each of his first three years, and Luck threw 40 touchdowns in his third season before injuries and constant hits started to take their toll. He missed nine games in 2015 and the entire 2017 season, but is back for 2018 and ready to push the Colts on again.

Darius Leonard, Outside Linebacker (OVR 83)

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Age: 23

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 4 years/$7.21 million

2018 Cap Hit: $1.72 million

Best Stats: Tackle (89), Pursuit (89), Speed (84), Acceleration (85), Play Recognition (83), Awareness (83)

The Colts drafted Darius Leonard in the second round of the 2018 draft. The linebacker from South Carolina State was named MEAC defensive player of the year in both 2016 and 2017, and was one of the best tacklers in the country. In the NFL Combine he tested extremely well, registering a 38 inch vertical jump, a 10'8" broad jump and a 40-yard dash time of 4.7 seconds. He comes into Madden 19 as an athletic and smart rookie who has a lot of potential to improve quickly.

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QB
OVR
Speed
Throw Power
Short Accuracy
Medium Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
Throw Under Pressure
Play Action
Andrew Luck
87
83
93
91
87
82
87
85
Jacoby Brissett
75
79
94
82
77
79
85
78
Brad Kaaya
62
78
85
80
74
73
71
74
HB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Elusiveness
Carrying
Juke Move
Catching
Marlon Mack
79
89
92
76
87
85
66
Nyheim Hines
76
93
90
80
83
87
70
Jordan Wilkins
73
88
90
76
85
86
66
Jonathan Williams
61
86
88
69
73
81
57
FB
OVR
Speed
Strength
Carrying
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Ryan Hewitt
68
76
72
78
64
57
58
68
WR
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Catch In Traffic
Spectacular Catch
Release
Jumping
TY Hilton
90
93
96
92
90
89
91
85
87
83
86
Ryan Grant
77
88
92
85
83
84
81
79
84
73
86
Dontrelle Inman
74
87
92
84
78
79
74
80
83
77
85
Chester Rogers
74
89
91
81
78
79
73
77
80
68
84
Marcus Johnson
68
93
84
79
69
68
71
73
78
64
88
Zach Pascal
68
87
91
80
69
68
64
77
78
66
86
Deon Cain
68
91
91
76
78
75
75
80
77
77
81
TE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Run Block
Eric Ebron
87
87
86
90
78
75
71
55
Jack Doyle
86
77
76
92
79
75
68
79
Erik Swoope
72
80
85
79
64
60
55
57
Me Alie-Cox
70
81
82
78
65
60
55
58
Billy Brown
67
82
84
78
65
59
53
57
Luke Rhodes
36
80
87
53
22
18
14
45
OL
OVR
Speed
Strength
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Quenton Nelson
84
65
97
82
85
88
92
Anthony Castonzo
83
63
89
80
86
90
87
Ryan Kelly
83
71
86
84
81
83
84
Braden Smith
79
66
93
81
82
80
79
Mark Glowinski
76
68
91
79
77
71
78
Matt Slauson
75
60
89
76
73
65
82
Evan Boehm
70
61
83
70
76
80
79
Joe Haeg
68
67
83
74
72
61
74
J'Marcus Webb
67
60
84
73
71
79
81
Josh Andrews
64
71
81
71
75
77
76
Le'Raven Clark
64
67
81
68
72
75
77
DE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Jabaal Sheard
87
81
74
88
75
88
Kemoko Turay
78
84
83
69
81
73
Tyquan Lewis
76
83
74
78
66
80
Carroll Phillips
70
84
82
60
76
68
Al-Quadin Muhammad
69
79
78
75
65
68
DT
OVR
Speed
Strength
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Impact Block
Al Woods
81
70
93
79
54
84
84
Margus Hunt
77
84
85
80
67
82
80
Denico Autry
77
70
77
82
64
76
78
Hassan Ridgeway
72
72
87
80
67
68
78
Jihad Ward
69
69
79
77
66
67
85
Grover Stewart
68
68
90
75
62
74
86
OLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Darius Leonard
83
84
82
89
79
83
87
62
67
Matthew Adams
70
85
81
81
86
58
78
57
62
Najee Goode
69
85
71
75
79
67
83
54
50
Zaire Franklin
68
85
82
77
77
56
79
55
63
MLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Anthony Walker
71
84
79
81
77
73
81
58
62
Skai Moore
66
81
80
79
76
66
78
62
66
CB
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Press
Kenny Moore II
77
89
91
93
78
79
67
Quincy Wilson
74
88
90
86
77
74
78
Pierre Desire
72
88
93
89
72
77
79
Nate Hairston
72
88
89
93
75
72
68
DJ Killings
67
90
91
86
72
74
73
Chris Milton
65
92
90
83
66
65
65
FS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Malik Hooker
81
88
91
88
82
72
82
Corey Moore
71
87
88
80
67
72
74
SS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Tackle
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Clayton Geathers
78
87
90
78
80
64
62
Matthias Farley
78
89
87
71
78
75
71
Mike Mitchell
77
87
89
70
80
70
73
George Odum
66
91
92
68
57
66
70
ST
OVR
Kick Power
Kick Accuracy
Adam Vinatieri (K)
81
93
89
Rigoberto Sanchez (P)
76
92
84

Stars are thin on the ground for Indianapolis, but there are plenty of bright spots. Andrew Luck (93 throw power, 91 short accuracy) is the engine of the offense, and can form a deadly combination with TY Hilton (93 speed, 91 deep route). The rest of the wide receivers aren’t great, but the Colts have good depth at tight end with Eric Ebron (90 catching, 87 speed) and Jack Doyle (92 catching, 79 short route). At running back they have a nice tandem of Marlon Mack (89 speed, 87 carrying) and rookie Nyheim Hines (93 speed, 87 juke move).

The offensive line is much improved over last season thanks to rookie guard Quenton Nelson (97 strength, 92 impact block) who completes an excellent left side between left tackle Anthony Castonzo (89 strength, 86 run blocking) and center Ryan Kelly (86 strength, 84 pass block).

Defensively the Colts are very thin. Jabaal Sheard (88 power moves, 88 block shedding) is their best pass rusher, and Darius Leonard (89 tackle, 87 pursuit) is comfortably their best linebacker, but around them there is very little talent. The star of the secondary is Malik Hooker (88 speed, 82 zone coverage), but again he is very lonely at the back. If you are taking over the Colts in Franchise Mode then finding talent on defense should be your #1 priority.

Indianapolis Colts Playbook - Offense

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Strong I Wing

Singleback Ace

Singleback Ace Pair

Singleback Ace Slot

Singleback Bunch

Singleback Deuce Close

Singleback Dice Slot

Singleback Trey

Singleback Wing Flex

Singleback Wing Pair

Singleback Wing Tight

Singleback Wing Tight Z

Singleback Y Trips

Pistol Doubles Y Off

Shotgun Bunch

Shotgun Bunch Open TE

Shotgun Double Stack

Shotgun Doubles Flex Wk

Shotgun Doubles Offset

Shotgun Doubles Offset Wk

Shotgun Doubles Y-Flex

Shotgun Empty Base

Shotgun Empty Base Flex

Shotgun Snugs Flip

Shotgun Spread Y-Slot Wk

Shotgun Stack Y Off Wk

Shotgun Trey Open Offset

Shotgun Trips TE Flex

Shotgun Trips TE Offset

Shotgun Wing Slot Offset

Shotgun Wing Tight

Shotgun Y Off Trips

Shotgun Y Off Trips Wk

Shotgun Y Trips Offset Wk

The Indianapolis Colts offensive playbook is heavily skewed to shotgun and passing. There is only one under center formation with a fullback in it, Strong I Wing, which makes any attempt to use a power-run system really difficult. However, if you want to sit in the shotgun and throw the ball around this is a very nice playbook indeed. There are 20 different shotgun formations, including the excellent Trips TE Flex and Snugs Flip as well as the traditionally great Shotgun Bunch, making this one of the deepest shotgun playbooks available.

Indianapolis Colts Playbook - Defense

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4-3 Normal

4-3 Over

4-3 Over Plus

4-3 Under

4-3 Wide 9

46 Normal

Nickel Normal

Nickel Wide 9

Nickel Double A Gap

Big Nickel Over G

Dime Normal

Quarter Normal

Quarter 3 Deep

Dollar 3-2-6

Goal Line Defense 5-3-3

Goal Line Defense 5-4-2

The Colts 4-3 defensive playbook is pretty standard. You have five different 4-3 fronts along with 3 nickel formations and the Big Nickel Over G which should be your bread and butter. Quarter Normal and Quarter 3 Deep are nice change-up formations for long yardage and end-game scenarios. If you have a roster with depth at defensive line and only a handful of solid linebackers, then this is a playbook that can maximize your personnel and put players in positions to succeed.

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