Madden 19: Miami Dolphins Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart & Playbooks


The Miami Dolphins have had two golden eras, which is more than some teams can ever dream of. In the 1970's Don Shula led them to three consecutive AFC championships. While they lost the Super Bowl in 1971 they triumphed in both 1972 & 1973. In '72 they were unbeaten, the only team to ever go a full NFL season without suffering a defeat, and they only lost six games through those three seasons. Shula got the team back to the Super Bowl in 1982 where they fell short, but the next season they drafted Dan Marino and were once again an indomitable force in the NFL. In 1984 they made their last trip to the Super Bowl and once again lost. In recent years the Dolphins have been trapped under the boot of the New England Patriots. They last won a division title in 2008 and before that in 2000. While they made the playoffs in 2016 they were quickly sent home and the team has been stuck in the middle of the NFL for a generation. Can you return the Dolphins to the top of the mountain?

*All stats correct at time of writing

Team Rating

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The Dolphins have a 77 overall rating in Madden 19. This puts them in the lower range of teams, with only 7 franchises having an equal or lower rating. The strength of the Dolphins roster is on offense, where they get an 81 rating. This puts them better than 7 teams and tied with 5 more, placing their offense right in the middle of the NFL. Defensively the Dolphins are not as good, getting just a 79 rating. This puts them ahead of just 4 teams. This is the part of the team that will really need work in Franchise Mode.

Cameron Wake, Defensive End (OVR 89)

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Age: 36

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 1 year/$7.93 million

2018 Cap Hit: $7.93 million

Best Stats: Play Recognition (92), Awareness (92), Power Moves (90), Acceleration (87), Hit Power (87), Pursuit (86), Strength (85), Agility (84)

Cameron Wake went undrafted in 2005 and ended up in the Canadian Football League, where he moved to defensive end and was a star for two years before the NFL finally came calling. Wake signed with the Dolphins in 2009 and never looked back. In his first year with Miami he registered 5.5 sacks as a rotational player, but in 2010 he started every game and rewarded the team with 14 sacks. He has become one of the most reliable pass rushers in the NFL and enters the 2018 season with 92 sacks to his name. Even at 36 he has the athletic edge on a lot of players and the technical ability to be a menace to almost every offensive lineman in the league. 

Kenny Stills, Wide Receiver (OVR 84)

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Age: 26

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 3 years/$19.06 million

2018 Cap Hit: $5.84 million

Best Stats: Speed (92), Acceleration (92), Agility (91), Catching (88), Deep Route (88), Spectacular Catch (86), Jumping (86)

Kenny Stills entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick for the New Orleans Saints in 2013. He made a splash as a big-play specialists as a rookie, making 32 catches and averaging 20 yards a grab while scoring 5 touchdowns. With defenses ready for him, that average came down in 2014 but he was still an effective player, putting up 931 yards. Before the start of the 2015 season he was traded to Miami, and away from Drew Brees. That had an impact on his production, but Stills has continued to be a big play threat for the Dolphins and has racked up 127 catches for 2,013 yards and 18 touchdowns in his three years with the team.

Xavien Howard, Cornerback (OVR 83)

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Age: 25

Development Trait: Normal

Contract: 2 years/$3.20 million

2018 Cap Hit: $1.44 million

Best Stats: Speed (92), Acceleration (92), Jumping (89), Agility (88), Play Recognition (84), Press (83), Zone Coverage (83), Man Coverage (79)

Xavien Howard was a second-round pick for the Dolphins in 2016 out of Baylor. He played only 7 games as a rookie, which somewhat stunted his development but in 2017 he started every game for the Dolphins and made 4 interceptions. Throughout 2017 he flashed his sensational talents, shutting down some of the NFL's best receivers and often being given difficult one-on-one assignments. Coming into Madden 19 he is one of the most promising players on the roster and a potential star moving forward.

Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback (OVR 77)

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Age: 30

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 3 years/$39 million

2018 Cap Hit: $12.6 million

Best Stats: Throw Power (93), Short Accuracy (85), Acceleration (85), Throw On Run (84), Speed (82), Throw Under Pressure (81)

The Dolphins took a risk when they selected Ryan Tannehill 8th overall in the 2012 draft. He moved between wide receiver and quarterback in college, only getting one year as the starter for Texas A&M. Still, the talent was there and Miami rolled the dice. The results have been underwhelming. The Dolphins have had a winning record just once, in 2017, under Tannehill, and he hasn't thrown for more than 27 touchdowns in a season. He has been good enough to avoid serious questions about his job security, but he has been unable to push the Dolphins into the realm of wildcard challengers, nevermind make them a threat to the Patriots within the division. Tannehill comes into 2018 with a 37-40 record and averaging under 4,000 yards per season.

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QB
OVR
Speed
Throw Power
Short Accuracy
Medium Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
Throw Under Pressure
Play Action
Ryan Tannehill
77
82
93
85
81
80
81
80
Brock Osweiler
73
76
94
82
78
75
81
76
David Fales
67
73
85
83
78
71
74
66
Luke Falk
65
77
87
81
76
75
75
71
HB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Elusiveness
Carrying
Juke Move
Catching
Frank Gore
80
84
88
76
91
83
69
Kenyan Drake
79
91
89
79
86
89
68
Kalen Ballage
72
91
92
74
87
84
70
Brandon Bolden
69
88
80
60
85
76
60
Senorise Perry
64
91
89
70
75
74
61
WR
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Catch In Traffic
Spectacular Catch
Release
Jumping
Kenny Stills
85
92
91
88
83
86
88
83
86
80
86
Danny Amendola
82
84
90
92
89
86
79
87
87
81
76
Albert Wilson
80
91
89
87
82
80
74
82
80
76
88
DeVante Parker
80
91
88
86
81
81
79
86
89
82
90
Jakeem Grant
76
96
91
83
79
76
80
73
77
63
88
Brice Butler
72
91
88
81
72
73
75
80
86
76
93
Isaiah Ford
70
88
90
83
76
77
78
79
83
72
85
Leonte Carroo
70
89
87
84
7
75
76
84
79
71
88
TE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Run Block
Mike Gesicki
76
82
88
82
73
69
70
52
AJ Derby
75
82
83
81
71
69
64
57
Nick O'Leary
73
75
73
84
72
68
63
64
Marqueis Gray
69
80
84
77
58
53
48
53
Durham Smythe
68
79
77
74
61
57
52
57
John Denney
48
66
63
62
49
44
39
51
OL
OVR
Speed
Strength
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Laremy Tunsil
85
65
88
85
80
85
84
Josh Sitton
85
61
91
85
87
87
86
Ja'Wuan James
80
60
84
83
78
78
85
Daniel Kilgore
73
60
89
75
74
77
80
Jesse Davis
70
63
84
73
73
78
76
Travis Swanson
69
63
87
70
72
81
81
Isaac Asiata
67
61
92
72
75
53
78
Ted Larsen
66
63
79
72
71
76
77
Jake Brendel
66
72
80
72
75
71
74
Sam Young
66
62
83
73
69
69
67
Wesley Johnson
65
69
83
69
72
75
75
Zach Sterup
64
71
86
68
73
78
80
DE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Cameron Wake
89
79
84
90
77
71
William Hayes
86
81
74
93
60
89
Robert Quinn
83
82
84
83
70
68
Charles Harris
76
82
85
66
78
69
Andre Branch
74
81
74
79
62
68
Jonathan Woodard
70
76
82
77
66
78
DT
OVR
Speed
Strength
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Impact Block
Davon Godchaux
79
65
85
72
80
82
82
Akeem Spence
74
67
91
70
80
74
85
Vincent Taylor
74
70
84
74
81
81
85
Sylvester Williams
73
70
86
76
66
78
78
Ziggy Hood
70
74
87
65
75
66
82
Kendrick Norton
67
64
88
71
54
75
84
OLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Jerome Baker
78
89
84
83
75
75
84
67
71
Kiko Alonso
76
81
83
87
85
83
82
55
66
Stephone Anthony
71
86
82
81
84
67
78
63
70
Mike Hull
70
85
83
82
76
65
76
48
59
MLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Raekwon McMillan
76
86
81
83
82
73
84
65
68
Chase Allen
69
86
84
83
82
71
80
49
59
CB
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Press
Xavien Howard
83
92
92
88
79
83
83
Minkah Fitzpatrick
80
90
93
92
81
79
75
Bobby McCain
78
89
89
91
78
75
77
Cordrea Tankersley
74
92
91
85
75
72
80
Torry McTyer
71
92
90
89
74
77
67
Jalen Davis
68
91
90
87
74
71
70
Cornell Armstrong
68
91
93
83
75
71
72
FS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
TJ McDonald
75
86
92
81
74
66
70
Walt Aikens
69
89
89
86
65
70
71
SS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Tackle
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Reshad Jones
84
86
89
75
81
76
83
Maurice Smith
67
85
90
65
63
70
69
ST
OVR
Kick Power
Kick Accuracy
Matt Haack (P)
80
96
83
Jason Sanders (K)
76
92
83

The Miami Dolphins roster is not loaded with talent, but there are some good players that can become the core of a winning team. Ryan Tannehill (93 throw power, 85 short accuracy) is fine under center for now but he is someone you'll want to improve on soon in Franchise Mode. At running back you have the ageless veteran Frank gore (91 carrying, 88 agility) as well as the potentially impactful Kenyan Drake (91 speed, 89 juke move). The wide receiver role is full of solid but unspectacular players, with Kenny Stills (92 speed, 88 catching), Danny Amendola (92 catching, 90 agility), and DeVante Parker (91 speed, 90 jumping) able to make catches but they will struggle to beat good coverage. Rookie tight end Mike Gesicki (88 agility, 82 catching) is an interesting weapon that could develop into a game-changer for you.

The offensive line is solid thanks to left tackle Laremy Tunsil (88 strength, 85 pass block) and veteran guard Josh Sitton (91 strength, 87 run block), but again there are spots that could use improving.

Defensively the Dolphins have some talent. They have three good defensive ends in Cameron Wake (90 power moves, 84 agility), William Hayes (93 power moves, 89 block shedding), and Robert Quinn (84 agility, 83 power moves), but at defensive tackle there is less to boast about. Jerome Baker (89 speed, 84 pursuit) and Kiko Alonso (87 tackle, 85 hit power) are tackle machines at linebacker but there is little depth behind them. Things are better in the secondary where Xavien Howard (92 speed, 83 zone coverage) leads the corners, including rookie swiss army knife Minkah Fitzpatrick (93 acceleration, 81 man coverage) and they also have a very good strong safety in Reshad Jones (89 acceleration, 83 zone coverage).

Miami Dolphins Playbook - Offense

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I Form Pro

I Form Tight

Weak I Wing

Singleback Ace

Singleback Ace Pair

Singleback Ace Slot

Singleback Bunch

Singleback Deuce Close

Singleback Dice Slot

Singleback Wing Pair

Singleback Wing Slot

Singleback Wing Stack

Singleback Wing Tight

Singleback Wing Tight Z

Singleback Y Deep Trips

Singleback Y Trips

Pistol Open Slot

Shotgun Bunch

Shotgun Bunch Open Offset

Shotgun Bunch TE

Shotgun Double Stack

Shotgun Doubles HB Wk

Shotgun Doubles Y Off Wk

Shotgun Empty Trey

Shotgun Empty Trey Stack

Shotgun Empty Y Slot

Shotgun Split Panther

Shotgun Spread Y-Slot Wk

Shotgun Tight Slot Open

Shotgun Trey Open

Shotgun Trips TE Flex

Shotgun Trips TE Offset

Shotgun Trips Y Iso

Shotgun Y Off Trips Wk

Shotgun Y Trips Wk

The Miami Dolphins offensive playbook is extremely shotgun heavy. You only have a handful of I formation sets and one from the Pistol, but 18 from shotgun. Within that are a number of powerful formations like Bunch and Split Panther, but you also get a couple of stack formations that can help free up lesser wide receivers. There are three empty formations if you really want to spread the defense out and also Trips Y Iso which can help identify coverage and get a talented tight end matched up in space with a smaller player.

Miami Dolphins Playbook - Defense

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4-3 Normal

4-3 Over

4-3 Over Plus

4-3 Under

4-3 Wide 9

46 Bear Under

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 Miami Dolphins defensive playbook is a pretty standard 4-3 one. You get your normal five 4-3 formations, but also the strong 46 Bear Under to really stack the box. You don't get as many nickel formations as some other 4-3 playbooks, but you do still have Big Nickel Over G which is a stellar formation this year. You can get the most out of the Dolphins roster if you play in the nickel as it will let you get three good defensive ends on and take a linebacker off the field.

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