Madden 19: Oakland Raiders Player Ratings, Roster, Depth Chart & Playbooks


The Oakland Raiders are one of the most well-known NFL franchises throughout the world. Unfortunately, their recent performances have not been good. Their last Super Bowl appearance was 16 years ago, and they have made the playoffs just once since then. They were among the worst teams in the NFL for a good chunk of the 21st century and look to be heading that way again under new head coach Jon Gruden. They traded away Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, stockpiling draft picks to rebuild the roster. Can you bring this franchise back to glory and give Oakland one more playoff run before the team leaves for Las Vegas?

*All stats correct at time of writing

Team Rating

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The Oakland Raiders are not a strong team in Madden 19. They have an overall rating of 76, which is better than just three teams. It's not all doom and gloom for the Raiders though. The offense comes in with a solid 81 rating, which equals or betters that of 12 teams, putting them firmly in the middle of the pack. It is defensively where the Raiders are a real liability. Their 75 rating makes them better than only the New York Giants, getting stops and holding onto a lead will be hard work regardless of the game type you use the Raiders in. 

Marshawn Lynch, Running Back (OVR 88)

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Age: 32

Development Trait: Normal

Contract: 1 year/$5.2 million

2018 Cap Hit: $5.2 million

Best Stats: Trucking (97), Carrying (91), Stiff Arm (90), Speed (88), Acceleration (88), Strength (88), Break Tackle (87), Agility (86)

Marshawn Lynch came into the NFL as a first round pick for the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 draft. Lynch struggled in Buffalo, playing three awkward seasons there before being traded to Seattle. With the Seahawks, Lynch turned into a game-changer. His powerful, violent, running made him a fan-favorite and he was a key part of Seattle's run to Super Bowl XLVIII. He spent the 2016 season in retirement before coming back to join his boyhood team in 2017.

Gareon Conley, Cornerback (OVR 81)

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Age: 23

Development Trait: Normal

Contract: 3 years/7.97 million

2018 Cap Hit: $2.52 million

Best Stats: Speed (91), Acceleration (91), Agility (88), Jumping (88), Press (82), Play Recognition (82), Man Coverage (80), Zone Coverage (76)

The Raiders took Gareon Conley in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. Conley had spent the better part of 3 years starting for Ohio State, which has fast become the best producer on cornerback talent in college. There he racked up 15 total pass deflections, made 6 interceptions, and had 91 tackles to his name. His Combine test backed up his performance on the field, with a 37 inch vertical jump, a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, and broad jump of almost 11 feet. He played just two games as a rookie thanks to injury, but he comes into Madden 19 as one of the best playmakers on the Raiders defense.

Johnathan Hankins, Defensive Tackle (OVR 80)

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Age: 26

Development Trait: Quick

Contract: 1 year/$1.53 million

2018 Cap Hit: $1.53 million

Best Stats: Strength (91), Block Shedding (86), Tackle (85), Pursuit (81), Acceleration (78), Power Moves (76), Play Recognition (76)

Another Ohio State product, Johnathan Hankins came into the NFL as a second-round pick for the New York Giants in 2013. Hankins didn't start a game during his rookie season, but was a useful piece of the rotation up front. From 2014 he was a starter for New York, and began to put together a strong combination of terrific run defense and good pass rush. Hankins picked up 7 sacks in 2014, a career-high, and was a solid player for the Giants, but they decided against extending his contract. In 2017 Hankins joined Indianapolis as a free agent and had an excellent season there before signing with Oakland for the 2018 seasons.

Derek Carr, Quarterback (OVR 79)

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Age: 27

Development Trait: Star

Contract: 5 years/$83.4 million

2018 Cap Hit: $15.1 million

Best Stats: Throw Power (95), Short Accuracy (87), Play Action (86), Throw On Run (85), Throw Under Pressure (84), Deep Accuracy (82), Speed (82)

Younger brother of former Texans quarterback David Carr, Derek joined the Raiders as a second-round pick in 2014 and stepped in as they started immediately. Carr's rookie season was rocky, the Raiders won just three games but Carr's production was good enough to encourage fans and coaches. By 2016 Carr was a bona fide NFL quarterback and led the Raiders to a 12-3 record before breaking his leg in a game and missing the playoffs. He threw 28 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions that season and was an MVP candidate. He comes into 2018 as the starting quarterback and should be with the team for many years to come.

Full Roster & Depth Chart

QB
OVR
Speed
Throw Power
Short Accuracy
Medium Accuracy
Deep Accuracy
Throw Under Pressure
Play Action
Derek Carr
79
82
95
87
80
83
84
86
AJ McCarron
71
74
87
85
80
74
74
77
HB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Elusiveness
Carrying
Juke Move
Catching
Marshawn Lynch
88
88
86
75
91
84
64
Doug Martin
78
87
89
74
87
83
62
Jalen Richard
77
90
89
83
82
85
73
DeAndre Washington
74
91
92
78
79
83
65
Chris Warren III
64
84
82
61
83
72
64
FB
OVR
Speed
Strength
Carrying
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Keith Smith
60
77
76
72
66
60
76
55
WR
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Catch In Traffic
Spectacular Catch
Release
Jumping
Jordy Nelson
84
88
88
95
85
83
79
88
91
83
84
Seth Roberts
77
90
91
82
82
81
77
82
85
71
84
Brandon LaFell
76
86
86
85
78
79
75
86
82
79
87
Martavis Bryant
76
93
90
84
77
79
78
82
86
79
92
Dwayne Harris
70
86
89
80
71
72
65
76
81
68
81
Marcell Ateman
69
86
81
82
69
66
63
83
86
78
84
Keon Hatcher
63
84
85
83
66
65
64
77
80
64
77
TE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Catching
Short Route
Medium Route
Deep Route
Run Block
Jared Cook
88
85
84
89
82
79
73
53
Lee Smith
73
72
72
77
51
46
42
71
Derek Carrier
71
86
86
77
58
53
48
61
Darren Waller
69
88
84
77
56
50
45
55
Andrew DePaola
57
78
83
66
49
44
39
69
Trent Sieg
36
62
79
47
22
18
14
47
OL
OVR
Speed
Strength
Pass Block
Run Block
Lead Block
Impact Block
Rodney Hudson
94
61
90
93
83
92
91
Kelechi Osemele
83
63
93
83
77
91
90
Gabe Jackson
79
55
92
78
75
87
86
Donald Penn
78
65
92
77
80
90
89
Kolton Miller
73
75
87
73
77
81
83
Denzelle Good
68
63
87
75
72
74
76
Brandon Parker
68
60
77
76
77
83
80
Jon Feliciano
67
62
81
74
75
69
71
TJ Clemmings
67
68
85
68
72
80
82
Denver Kirkland
67
57
85
72
77
79
78
David Sharpe
66
58
87
71
73
77
76
Cameron Hunt
65
57
83
71
73
73
79
Chaz Green
63
67
76
68
71
80
79
Justin Murray
62
75
78
71
72
76
72
DE
OVR
Speed
Agility
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Frostee Rucker
76
73
70
75
56
80
Arden Key
73
78
79
72
78
74
Shilique Calhoun
72
78
84
62
78
67
Kony Ealy
72
75
86
77
65
67
Jacquies Smith
71
83
76
66
79
72
DT
OVR
Speed
Strength
Power Moves
Finesse Moves
Block Shedding
Impact Block
Johnathan Hankins
80
61
91
76
57
86
89
Maurice Hurst
80
73
93
73
82
81
86
Justin Ellis
76
71
84
75
54
80
81
PJ Hall
76
79
96
77
57
75
80
Ahtyba Rubin
75
61
92
78
58
70
78
Clinton McDonald
74
74
88
82
60
67
87
Eddie Vanderdoes
73
73
89
78
68
67
85
Gabe Wright
69
70
89
67
79
77
85
OLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Tahir Whitehead
78
83
80
84
81
80
84
53
63
Marquel Lee
74
80
78
82
79
71
81
54
62
Nicholas Morrow
71
87
87
79
72
75
79
53
58
Kyle Wilber
70
82
75
80
62
76
77
49
61
MLB
OVR
Speed
Agility
Tackle
Hit Power
Play Recognition
Pursuit
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Jason Cabinda
67
83
82
81
85
63
83
55
62
CB
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Press
Gareon Conley
81
91
91
88
80
76
82
Rashaan Melvin
80
90
90
89
81
79
86
Leon Hall
77
86
91
82
78
76
73
Bene' Benwikere
74
88
87
89
76
79
74
Dexter McDonald
74
91
91
89
72
77
77
Daryl Worley
74
86
90
84
72
78
80
Nick Nelson
71
88
89
87
77
75
77
Rico Gafford
66
96
84
90
70
67
65
Tevin Mitchel
65
91
91
90
73
70
65
Montrel Meander
63
91
93
85
64
70
70
FS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Agility
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Marcus Gilchrist
79
88
89
91
77
75
72
Erik Harris
70
85
85
83
68
67
74
SS
OVR
Speed
Acceleration
Tackle
Play Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Karl Joseph
79
87
90
74
77
68
73
Reggie Nelson
74
86
88
70
76
64
72
ST
OVR
Kick Power
Kick Accuracy
Johnny Townsend (P)
75
95
77
Daniel Carlson (K)
74
94
79
Mike Nugent (K)
74
91
79
Eddy Pineiro (K)
72
92
81

The Raiders roster is hardly on the cusp of winning a Super Bowl, but it isn't horrific either. Derek Carr (95 throw power, 87 short accuracy) is a solid quarterback that can distribute the ball well, while the running back combo of Marshawn Lynch (97 trucking, 91 carrying) and Doug Martin (87 speed, 87 carrying) can carry the load on the ground. There aren't many weapons for Carr to target, but tight end Jared Cook (91 acceleration, 89 catching) is a very good option over the middle while Jordy Nelson (95 catching, 85 short route) offers safe hands and Martavis Bryant (93 speed, 78 deep route) can take the top off a defense. The offensive line is the strength of this team with a terrific interior trio of Kelechi Osemele (93 strength, 91 lead block), Rodney Hudson (93 pass block, 91 impact block), and Gabe Jackson (92 strength, 86 impact block).

On defense the roster is less impressive. Rookie defensive end Arden Key (78 finesse moves, 74 block shedding) is the best pass rushing prospect on the team while Johnathan Hankins (91 strength, 89 impact block) and Maurice Hurst (93 strength, 86 impact block) offer good run defense in the middle of the defensive line. There is very little talent at linebacker, with veteran Tahir Whitehead (84 tackle, 80 play recognition) the best option. The secondary has some solid players but lacks a real star. At cornerback there is Gareon Conley (91 speed, 80 man coverage) and some reliable veterans like Leon Hall (86 speed, 78 man coverage) and Bene' Benwikere (88 speed, 79 zone coverage) while at safety Marcus Gilchrist (91 agility, 77 play recognition) and Karl Joseph (92 hit power, 90 acceleration) can make plays, but not as consistently as you'd like.

Oakland Raiders Playbook - Offense

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I Form Pro

I Form Slot Flex

I Form Tight

I Form Twin TE

Strong I Wing

Strong I Y Off

Weak I Pro

Weak I Wing

Singleback Ace

Singleback Ace Pair

Singleback Bunch

Singleback Deuce Close

Singleback Dice Slot

Singleback Wing Pair

Singleback Wing Slot

Singleback Wing Tight

Singleback Y Trips

Shotgun 5WR Trio

Shotgun Bunch

Shotgun Doubles Offset

Shotgun Doubles Offset Wk

Shotgun Doubles Y Off

Shotgun Doubles Y-Flex Offset

Shotgun Empty Trey Flex

Shotgun Split Flex

Shotgun Spread Double Flex

Shotgun Tight Slot Open

Shotgun Trey Open Offset

Shotgun Trey Y-Flex

Shotgun Trio Offset

Shotgun Wing Slot Offset

Shotgun Y Off Trips Wk

Shotgun Y Trips Wk

The Oakland Raiders offensive playbook is a very nice one if you love using shotgun. While there are some good under center formations here and more than enough if you want to line up and run the ball all day, if you want to drop back and pass or just play mind games with your opponent this playbook is very good. Formations like Shotgun Split Flex provide a number of pre-snap RB motions to confuse opponents and set up big plays, while you also have a few versions of Double Post and PA Post Shot plays to strike deep. The shotgun run plays are varied and include a midline read option if you are feeling particularly brave.

Oakland Raiders Playbook - Defense

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4-3 Normal

4-3 Over

4-3 Over Plus

4-3 Under

4-3 Wide 9

4-4 Split

Nickel Normal

Nickel 3-3-5

Nickel Double A Gap

Nickel Wide 9

Big Nickel Over G

Dime Normal

Quarter Normal

Quarter 3 Deep

Goal Line Defense 5-3-3

Goal Line Defense 5-4-2

The Oakland Raiders defensive playbook is a pretty standard 4-3 one. You get the usual 5 4-3 formations, but also a heavier 4-4 Split formation which is a nice change up to create pressure and disguise coverage. There aren't as many sub formations as other 4-3 playbooks though, you get a reasonable number of nickel looks but only one dime package and no dollar formation. The Nickel 3-3-5 formation is a nice way to create angles and unique coverage looks though.

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