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20 Jul 2020

Madden 21 Ratings: Best WRs in Franchise Mode - Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones & more

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How to choose the best wide receivers (WR) in Madden 21 Franchise Mode

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Michael Thomas - 99 OVR

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DeAndre Hopkins - 98 OVR

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Julio Jones - 97 OVR

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Tyreek Hill - 96 OVR

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Davante Adams - 94 OVR

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Amari Cooper - 93 OVR

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Mike Evans - 92 OVR

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All the best wide receivers in Madden 21

Madden 21 ratings season has come to a close. This year's WR lineup is deep with elite talent, including Michael Thomas who finally broke into the 99 Club.

Let's break down the best WRs in Madden 21.

How to choose the best wide receivers (WR) in Madden 21 Franchise Mode

In this article we are looking at the best wide receivers in Madden 21's Franchise Mode.

We don't care about age, contract status, or anything like that. We are just after the very best of the best in OVR.

Michael Thomas - 99 OVR

Team: New Orleans Saints

Michael Thomas made huge strides in 2019 winning plenty of offensive accolades.

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SOMEBODY GUARD HIM: Michael Thomas is a menace all across the field for the Saints

With this in mind, it's not much of a surprise that he managed to break into the Madden 21 99 Club.

Thomas will be a deadly receiving talent with 99 catching, 99 awareness, and 99 short route running, so expect plenty of big plays from Thomas out of innocuous plays like slants.

DeAndre Hopkins - 98 OVR

Team: Arizona Cardinals

DeAndre Hopkins was part of perhaps the biggest trade of the year, and as a result, he's gone from the Houston Texans to the Arizona Cardinals.

GROWTH: DeAndre Hopkins has evolved his game plenty over the years, and Madden is showing it

While the Texans may have undervalued Hopkins, Madden 21 certainly hasn't.

In Madden 21, Hopkins brings to the table a fantastic 98 catching, 99 catch in traffic, and 99 spectacular catch, making him the perfect first option for Kyler Murray no matter the coverage.

Julio Jones - 97 OVR

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones is one of the most legendary WR's in the NFL today, and he's more than earned his spot on the list.

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UNTOUCHABLE: Julio Jones has been at the top of his game for years, and shows no signs of slowing down

Unfortunately it seems Julio Jones will enter Madden 21 pretty underrated, but this is no new concept for Falcons fans.

In Madden 21, Jones brings to the table some quality ratings like 96 catching, 98 spectacular catch, and 97 short route running to offset his generally low numbers elsewhere.

Tyreek Hill - 96 OVR

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill has been a huge weapon for the Kansas City Chiefs since the start of his career, and has seen the team go from perennial underachievers to Super Bowl Champions.

In Madden 21, Hill brings to the table an incredibly lethal 99 speed and 99 acceleration that separate him from the pack, alongside 99 change of direction and 96 deep route running which combine to make Hill a huge playmaker.

Davante Adams - 94 OVR

Team: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have been victim to some fairly bad ratings in Madden 21 so far, but Davante Adams is at least somewhat accurately represented.

SO CLOSE: MUT just barely missed the mark on Davante Adams OVR in Madden 21

As an elite wide receiver that is just a few steps behind the very top of the league, 94 OVR is about where we expected him to land.

In Madden 21, Adams will be hard to shut down with 96 short route running, 94 catch in traffic, 94 speed and 94 catching.

Amari Cooper - 93 OVR

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Next up is Dallas' Amari Cooper.

The WR brings 92 speed and 96 agility along with 89 catching and very strong 95 short, 93 medium, and 91 deep route running.

Mike Evans - 92 OVR

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This feels a bit low for Mike Evans. The physical wide out has 91 speed and 79 strength. He's got elite hands with 90 catching, 97 spectacular catch and 96 catching in traffic.

He's also a solid route runner, with 85 short, 88 medium, and 86 deep.

All the best wide receivers in Madden 21

Player Team OVR
Michael ThomasNew Orleans Saints99
DeAndre HopkinsArizona Cardinals98
Julio JonesAtlanta Falcons97
Tyreek HillKansas City Chiefs96
Davante AdamsGreen Bay Packers94
Amari CooperDallas Cowboys93
Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers92
Stefon DiggsBuffalo Bills92
Keenan AllenLos Angeles Chargers91
Odell Beckham JrCleveland Browns91
Adam ThielenMinnesota Vikings90
Allen Robinson IIChicago Bears89
Cooper KuppLos Angeles Rams89
AJ GreenCincinnati Bengals88
Chris GodwinTampa Bay Buccaneers88
Tyler LockettSeattle Seahawks88
Emmanuel SandersNew Orleans Saints87
Julian EdelmanNew England Patriots87
TY HiltonIndianapolis Colts87
JuJu Smith-SchusterPittsburgh Steelers86