Madden 20 Ultimate Team: Best NFL Playoffs cards – Champ Bailey, Terrell Owens, Dee Ford & more
The latest set in Ultimate Team provide some superb cards for every player. Who are the best?
The NFL Playoffs are here. We have seen several upsets during Wildcard weekend, as the Houston Texans were the only home team to advance to the Divisional round and that was only thanks to a frantic comeback and some overtime heroics.
With the New England Patriots sent packing by the Tennessee Titans we will see a new Super Bowl champion in February.
To celebrate the playoffs Madden Ultimate Team have dropped a new program of cards: NFL Playoffs.
The top end of this set will be starters in even the best lineups, but even at the lower OVR levels several of these cards can improve on some of the bargain players you have been making the most of.
There are two Masters, one on offense and one on defense, and a Hero card for each playoff team. Acquiring all of these will be tricky, but thanks to the position distribution there is someone who will improve your team. Especially if you are stacking team chems for one of these 12.
Let’s start by looking at the Masters before going into the more important Hero cards.
Champ Bailey (96 OVR)
Team: Denver Broncos
Key Stats: Man Coverage (96), Speed (94), Zone Coverage (91)
Auction House Value: Xbox – 490k / PS4 – 497k / PC – 613k
Welcome to the new best cornerback in the game. Or at least a challenger to the Deion Sanders NFL 100 card that has been terrorizing players since it was introduced.
The Broncos icon already has a strong legends card, but he comes in as the defensive Playoffs Master card and is a powerful player. His 96 man coverage and 94 speed make him a weapon on the field.
With 79 catching, 77 pursuit, and 75 tackling he is also a turnover machine that can help after the catch and in the run game.
Terrell Owens (96 OVR)
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Key Stats: Catch In Traffic (96), Release (95), Speed (93)
Auction House Value: Xbox – 511k / PS4 – 509k / PC – 663k
Terrell Owens takes the offensive Master spot in this program. His 96 OVR card is a beast that will challenge any player. With 92+ in nearly every key receiving stat and a big 94 jumping he is a dominant red zone receiver.
He’s also immense with the ball in his hands. 94 break tackle, 92 stiff arm, and 86 juke move means he can take short passes to the house as well.
That’s the Masters, so who are the best Hero cards to try and get?
Travis Kelce (95 OVR)
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Key Stats: Catching (93), Jumping (92), Speed (86)
Auction House Value: Xbox – 314k / PS4 – 307k / PC – 396k
Travis Kelce isn’t the best tight end card, nor is he the fastest, but the position can be tough to fill as part of a wider team strategy, and his status as a Chiefs player really helps.
With many MUT players using the 90 OVR Patrick Mahomes card at QB and at least one of Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman, developing a good Chiefs chemistry can help boost those key positions. Adding Kelce to your team not only brings a deadly weapon to your offense but another step on the way to stronger team chemistry.
Kelce brings impressive 93 in caching, catching in traffic, and spectacular catch. His 92 jumping and 86 speed means he can compete with anyone on short routes and will be a pain to cover.
Marshawn Lynch (95 OVR)
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Key Stats: Trucking (96), Break Tackle (95), Speed (90)
Auction House Value: Xbox – 306k / PS4 – 317k / PC – 330k
The return of Beast Mode had MUT players salivating, and this card more than delivers on expectations.
Marshawn Lynch’s Playoffs Hero card is as physical as they come. With a massive 96 trucking, 95 break tackle, and 94 carrying he is nearly impossible to stop in the open field and a well-timed truck will send even the best linebackers sprawling.
His 65 catching is enough to use him in passing games, and with 90 speed and 92 acceleration he can pick up big yards in the open field.
He’s a cheaper buy than the likes of Bo Jackson, Walter Payton, and Eric Dickerson too.
Dee Ford (95 OVR)
Team: San Francisco 49ers
Key Stats: Finesse Moves (96), Power Moves (90), Strength (85)
Auction House Value: Xbox – 308k / PS4 – 306k / PC – 369k
Pass rushing is always important, and the NFL Playoffs series introduces an elite one in the shape of 49ers end Dee Ford.
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Ford’s 96 finesse moves are the highest in MUT while his 90 power moves, 86 speed, and 85 strength all compliment well. He is a monster edge rusher for a 4-3 defense, and will be very good in a 3-4 too. If you aren’t worried too much about chems then you can sit him at OLB and watch him crush from there too.
Every NFL Playoffs Master & Hero card
|Player||Position||Team||OVR||AH Value (Xbox/PS4)|
|Champ Bailey||CB||Denver Broncos||96||490k / 497k|
|Terrell Owens||WR||San Francisco 49ers||96||511k / 509k|
|Travis Kelce||TE||Kansas City Chiefs||95||314k / 307k|
|Marshawn Lynch||HB||Seattle Seahawks||95||306k / 317k|
|Dee Ford||LE||San Francisco 49ers||95||308k / 306k|
|Brandon Brooks||LG||Philadelphia Eagles||95||306k / 302k|
|Danielle Hunter||LE||Minnesota Vikings||95||306k / 303k|
|Drew Brees||QB||New Orleans Saints||95||304k / 294k|
|Davante Adams||WR||Green Bay Packers||95||304k / 293k|
|Kevin Byard||FS||Tennessee Titans||95||308k / 310k|
|Trumaine Edmunds||MLB||Buffalo Bills||95||301k / 310k|
|Deshaun Watson||QB||Houston Texans||95||345k / 332k|
|Stephon Gilmore||CB||New England Patriots||95||325k / 320k|
|Ronnie Stanley||LT||Baltimore Ravens||95||310k / 310k|