Madden 20 Ultimate Team: Best receiving running backs (HB) to buy in MUT – McCaffrey, White & more
Throwing to the running back is an excellent way of avoiding pressure and gaining yards quickly.
There are many terrific running back cards out there. With the addition of the NFL 100 sets and now Zero Chill there has never been a better time to pick up some quality running backs to create a dangerous ground game with.
However, if you are a passing master that likes to slice and dice your opponents then you will be less interested in the pounders that can smash out a yard or two up the middle.
Instead, you will be after the backs that can release on a route and find space against linebackers. Those twitchy third-down backs that can take a screen pass 80 yards for a touchdown.
While some bigger backs are great with the ball in their hands, they will often have terrible receiving stats and nothing can spoil your day more than someone dropping a third-down pass.
We have gone through a raft of MUT backs to find those with the best catching stats that you can rely on in key moments.
These are the best receiving backs in MUT.
Christian McCaffrey (94 OVR)
Program: Zero Chill
Team: Carolina Panthers
Auction House Value: Xbox – 284,000 / PS4 – 285,000 / PC – 299,000
It isn’t a surprise to see Christian McCaffrey as the best receiving back in MUT. He pulled in 107 catches last year and sits at 94 in 2019 with two games to go.
This brand new Zero Chill card is vicious. With 96 agility, 93 juke move, 91 spin move, and 91 elusiveness he is a linebackers nightmare. His 84 catching comes with a massive 85 short route running and 79 spectacular catch.
James White (93 OVR)
Program: Ultimate Kickoff
Team: New England Patriots
Auction House Value: Xbox – 219,000 / PS4 – 212,000 / PC – 288,000
James White has long been a problem for defenses. His crowning moment was reeling in 14 catches during the Patriots epic comeback in Super Bowl LI and scoring the winning touchdown.
This card is a nightmare for defenders. With a 93 juke move, 91 acceleration, and 88 speed he can fly around the field and break ankles, while his 89 spin move and 87 elusiveness only increases the difficulty of tackling him. With 82 catching and 82 short route he is almost uncoverable.
Alvin Kamara (92 OVR)
Program: MUT Heroes
Team: New Orleans Saints
Auction House Value: Xbox – 299,000 / PS4 – 301,000 / PC – 849,000
Alvin Kamara has been a dominant force since he entered the NFL in 2017. He saw 100 targets in both his first two seasons, and is likely to hit that mark again this year.
This Kamara card is wonderful. With 92 acceleration, 91 agility, and 87 speed it can run around most players. His 90 juke move, 89 break tackle, and 86 elusiveness means he’ll just jump around anyone that gets close. With 82 catching, 84 short route running, and 80 catch in traffic he can dominate in the passing game.
Christian McCaffrey (90 OVR)
Program: Signature Series
Team: Carolina Panthers
Auction House Value: Xbox – 351,000 / PS4 – 375,000 / PC Unknown
It’s no surprise to see Christian McCaffrey featured twice as he has been utterly dominant in 2019 and is likely to receive more high-end cards in Madden 20.
His Signature Series card brings a terrific 92 agility along with 86 speed and 87 acceleration. He is a nightmare to tackle thanks to an 89 juke move, 87 spin move, and 86 elusiveness, not to mention that 80 catching is paired with an 81 short route running stat to make him a problem for any linebacker in coverage.
Austin Ekeler (93 OVR)
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Auction House Value: Xbox – 392,000 / PS4 – 338,000 / PC – Unknown
Austin Ekeler has made the most of his opportunities this year, and especially in Week 14 when he racked up over 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving on just 12 total touches to earn this TOTW card.
This beast of a card brings 92 speed, 92 acceleration, 92 agility, and a killer 92 juke move. His 77 catching is backed up by 74 short route running, 75 spectacular catch, and a 90 elusiveness that will drive opponents mad.
The best receiving backs in Ultimate Team
|Player||Catching||OVR||Team||Program||AH Value (Xbox/PS4)|
|Christian McCaffrey||84||94||Carolina Panthers||Zero Chill||284k / 285k|
|James White||82||93||New England Patriots||Ultimate Kickoff||219k / 212k|
|Alvin Kamara||82||92||New Orleans Saints||MUT Heroes||299k / 301k|
|Christian McCaffrey||80||90||Carolina Panthers||Signature Series||351k / 375k|
|Austin Ekeler||77||93||Los Angeles Chargers||TOTW||392k / 338k|
|Darren Sproles||77||88||Philadelphia Eagles||Veterans||49.9k / 44.9k|
|LeVeon Bell||75||93||New York Jets||Most Feared||308k / 300k|
|Saquon Barkley||74||91||New York Giants||MUT Heroes||139k / 137k|
|Christian McCaffrey||74||84||Carolina Panthers||Core Elite||40.1k / 30.1k|
|Alvin Kamara||73||83||New Orleans Saints||Core Elite||11.3k / 10k|
|Emmitt Smith||72||94||Dallas Cowboys||Legends||335k / 349k|
|Chris Johnson||72||94||Tennessee Titans||Blitz||475k / 481k|
|Austin Ekeler||72||90||Los Angeles Chargers||Football Outsiders||94.1k / 92.6k|
|Marcus Allen||72||89||Oakland Raiders||Legends||70k / 65k|
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