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09 Nov 2019

Madden 20: The very best tacklers in Ultimate Team

Madden 20: The very best tacklers in Ultimate Team

Defense wins championships, and defenses need to tackle. Which MUT players do that best?

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Marcus Davenport, Football Outsiders (89 OVR)

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A.J. Johnson, Football Outsiders (88 OVR)

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Wesley Woodyard, Veterans (88 OVR)

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Ray Lewis, Most Feared (93 OVR)

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Jurrell Casey, Series Redux (Signature Series) (91 OVR)

Offense has long been a lot of people’s way
to win on Madden Ultimate Team. It’s easier than defense. However, with a
little help from the right players, your defense can win you a championship.

A defense can be as fast, strong or flashy
as you like, but if they don’t tackle well you may end up frustrated more often
than not as your opponents wrack up yards on the ground and after the catch. If
your players can tackle, they can make up for shortcomings in other areas.

Honestly, there are some surprising players atop this list, so which players have the best tackling in MUT?

Marcus
Davenport, Football Outsiders (89 OVR)

Position:
RE

Tackle:
94

Auction
House Value: Xbox – 84.3k/PS4 – 74.4k/PC – 75.8k

Davenport was a first round pick of the New
Orleans Saints last year and was very much a developmental type prospect. This
year he seems to be paying off having made a lot of progress and Football
Outsiders love him for his ability to wrap up QBs and RBs in the backfield.

His 94 tackling is immense. If he gets his hands on the QB or RB, good luck breaking the tackle. With 84 speed, 88 acceleration and 91 pursuit from the RE spot, he can cause havoc in the backfield. Add his high motor, strip ball, and that he can utilize all three pass rush moves, he is a reliable bet at defensive end.

A.J.
Johnson, Football Outsiders (88 OVR)

Position:
MLB

Tackle:
93

Auction
House Value: Xbox – 60.8k/PS4 – 58.9k/PC – 59.1k

A.J. Johnson has been a pleasant surprise for the Broncos defense so far this season, thanks largely to his ability to impact the running game and blitz the QB.

In Madden he feasts on running backs. Athletically he is sound across the board, with 80 speed, 86 acceleration, 79 agility and 79 strength. Combine that with his 81 play recognition, 80 block shedding, 93 tackling and 93 hit power and you can make running backs pay for running into him. He can wrap them up easily or knock them out.

Wesley
Woodyard, Veterans (88 OVR)

Position:
MLB

Tackle: 93

Auction
House Value: Xbox – 51.1k/PS4 – 57.8k/PC – 59.1k

While Woodyard isn’t quite as good across
the board, athletically, as Johnson, he makes up for it in other ways and is
the guy I would choose between the two of them.

He still has 80 speed, with 85 acceleration, but has just 77 agility and 66 strength. However, with his 91 awareness, 91 play recognition, 88 block shedding, 91 pursuit and 93 tackling, he will be in the right place almost every time, and will find a way to the ballcarrier to bring him down.

Ray
Lewis, Most Feared (93 OVR)

Position:
MLB

Tackle:
92

Auction
House Value: Xbox – 346k/PS4 – 377k/PC – 390k

If I had to guess any card to have the best
tackling in MUT, it would have been this card. Sure, 92 isn’t a massive drop
off, and the difference between Lewis and most other MLBs in every way is incredible.
Rightfully so.

Lewis’ Most Feared card boasts 87 speed, 87 acceleration, 83 agility, 87 strength, 92 awareness, 92 play recognition, 89 block shedding, 91 pursuit, 92 tackling and 92 hit power. He is an elite athletic card along with the mental and technical skills to be a beast. His zone coverage may only be 68, but in your control, Lewis will ruin offenses on a regular basis.

Jurrell
Casey, Series Redux (Signature Series) (91 OVR)

Position:
RE

Tackle:
92

Auction
House Value: Xbox – 358k/PS4 – 402k/PC – N/A

Where Davenport is a developmental player
with physical tools, Casey is fully refined. He is also a 3-4 RE, whereas
Davenport is far better in a 4-3.

With Casey lined up on your defensive line, it would be wise for offenses to avoid him at all costs. Casey can demolish almost any offensive lineman as a run stuffer and a pass rusher. 90 strength, 94 awareness, 94 play recognition, 86 block shedding, 85 pursuit, 92 tackling, 88 hit power and 92 power moves mean Casey is a monster.

Best
Tackling players in MUT

Player Position Team Program Overall Tackling
Marcus DavenportRENew Orleans SaintsFootball Outsiders8994
A.J. JohnsonMLBDenver BroncosFootball Outsiders8893
Wesley WoodyardMLBTennessee TitansVeterans8893
Ray LewisMLBBaltimore RavensMost Feared9392
Jurrell CaseyRETennessee TitansSeries Redux (Signature Series)9192
Bobby WagnerMLBSeattle SeahawksMUT Heroes9192
Calais CampbellLEJacksonville JaguarsMost Feared9392
C.J. MoselyMLBNew York JetsTOTW9092
Darius LeonardLOLBIndianapolis ColtsUltimate Kickoff8891
K.J. WrightROLBSeattle SeahawksFootball Outsiders9091
Michael BrockersLELos Angeles RamsHeavyweights9091
Gerald McCoyDTCarolina PanthersTOTW9191
Dont’a HightowerROLBNew England PatriotsMUT Heroes9091
J.J. WattLEHouston TexansMUT Heroes9191
Lavonte DavidMLBTampa Bay BuccaneersSignature Series9291
Blake MartinezMLBGreen Bay PackersUltimate Kickoff9090
Luke KuechlyMLBCarolina PanthersMUT Superstars9090
Ed Too Tall JonesLEDallas CowboysLegends9290
Brennan ScarlettLOLBHouston TexansTOTW9290
Chandler JonesROLBArizona CardinalsSeries Redux (Signature Series)9190