EA Sports has truck gold with one of its newer game modes across its titles: Ultimate Team. It combines fantasy sports with trading card games and then adds competition to create a mode that gets pretty a lot of people excited every year.
Part of the reason people get so excited is because of the vast amounts of players you have access to and the different versions of each player, each coming with different perks and attributes. One of the main contributors to those differences is the Team of the Week (TOTW) Program. Every week 10 TOTW Players are released (4 Gold, 6 Elite) that are attainable from the weekly TOTW Solo Challenge, Packs or the TOTW Set.
Currently, following Week 8 of the NFL Season, there are 26 Sub-Sets available in the TOTW Set. Those are:
Team of the Year
Add 16 TOTW Collectibles earned from TOTW Solo Challenges to earn a Team of the Year (TOTY) item that will be used to get a player from the TOTY Program.
TOTW Player Exchange
Add any Gold TOTW Player and a Gold Badge to earn a random Gold TOTW Player.
Divisional: Ty Montgomery
Add the 4 Elite Divisional Players (Bud Dupree, Jared Cook, Dion Lewis and Deion Jones) to earn a 93 Overall RB Ty Montgomery.
Divisional: Logan Ryan
Add the 4 Elite Divisional Players to earn a 93 Overall CB Logan Ryan.
Wildcard: Randall Cobb
Add the 4 Elite Wildcard Players (Thomas Rawls, Cliff Avril, Davante Adams and Jake Ryan) to earn a 93 Overall WR Randall Cobb.
Wildcard: Lawrence Timmons
Add the 4 Elite Wildcard Players to earn a 93 Overall MLB Lawrence Timmons.
Week 17: Julian Edelman
Add the 4 Elite Week 17 Players (Jordan Hicks, Rishard Matthews, Zach Ertz and Keith Tandy) to earn a 93 Overall WR Julian Edelman
Week 17: Jurrell Casey
Add the 4 Elite Week 17 Players to earn a 93 Overall RE Jurrell Casey.
Week 17: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 17 Players (Markus Golden, Adam Humphries, Rex Burkhead and Justin Bethal) to earn a random Elite Week 17 Player.
Week 16: Travis Kelce
Add the 4 Elite Week 16 Players (Gerald Hodges Jr., Blake Bortles, Adam Theilen and Jairus Byrd) to earn a 93 Overall TE Travis Kelce.
Week 16: Malcolm Jenkins
Add the 4 Elite Week 16 Players to earn a 93 Overall SS Malcolm Jenkins.
Week 16: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 16 Players (DeAndre Washington, Christian Kirksey, J.J. Nelson and Michael Thomas) to earn a random Elite Week 16 Player.
Week 15: Brandin Cooks
Add the 4 Elite Week 15 Players (Jarvis Landry, Lorenzo Alexander, Ty Montgomery and Trey Flowers) to earn a 92 Overall WR Brandin Cooks.
Week 15: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Add the 4 Elite Week 15 Players to earn a 92 Overall FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Week 15: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 15 Players (Matt Moore, B.J. Goodson, Erik Walden and Eli Rogers) to earn a random Elite Week 15 Player
Week 14: DeSean Jackson
Add the 4 Elite Week 14 Players (Mason Foster, Tyer Eifert, Damarious Randall and Bilal Powell) to earn a 92 Overall WR DeSean Jackson.
Week 14: Vic Beasley
Add the 4 Elite Week 14 Players to earn a 92 Overall LE Vic Beasley.
Week 14: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 14 Players (Bud Dupree, Kyle Rudolph, Kenny Stills and Romeo Okwara) to earn a random Elite Week 14 Player.
Week 13: Jordy Nelson
Add the 4 Elite Week 13 Players (Joe Flacco, Zachary Orr, Glover Quinn and Jordan Howard) to earn a 91 Overall WR Jordy Nelson.
Week 13: Vontaze Burfict
Add the 4 Elite Week 13 Players to earn a 91 Overall MLB Vontaze Burfict.
Week 13: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 13 Players (Anthony Hitchens, Brandon LaFell, Akiem Hicks and Ladarius Green) to earn a random Elite Week 13 Player.
Week 12: Michael Thomas
Add the 4 Elite Week 12 Players (Mike Mitchell, Ryan Tannehill, Tyreek Hill and Damon Harrison) to earn a 91 Overall WR Michael Thomas.
Week 12: Marcell Dareus
Add the 4 Elite Week 12 Players to earn a 91 Overall DT Marcell Dareus.
Week 12: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 12 players (Dontrelle Inman, Kiko Alonso, Malcolm Mitchell and William Gay) to earn a random Elite Week 12 Player.
Week 11: Kirk Cousins
Add the 4 Eite Week 11 Players (Stephon Gilmore, Julian Edelman, Robert Kelley and D’Qwell Jackson) to earn a 91 Overall QB Kirk Cousins.
Week 11: Jason Pierre-Paul
Add the 4 Elite Week 11 Players to earn a 91 Overall LE Jason Pierre-Paul.
Week 11: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 11 Players (Rashad Jennings, Rafael Bush, Javon Hargrave and DeVante Parker) to earn a random Elite Week 11 Player.
Week 10: Marcus Mariota
Add the 4 Elite Week 10 Players (Doug Baldwin, Alex Ogletree, Ryan Mathews and Darian Stewart) to earn a 91 Overall QB Marcus Mariota.
Week 10: Eric Berry
Add the 4 Elite Week 10 Players to earn a 91 Overall FS Eric Berry.
Week 10: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 10 Players (Tony Lippett, C.J. Prosise, Cameron Brate and Preston Smith) to earn a random Elite Week 10 Player.
Week 9: Melvin Gordon
Add the 4 Elite Week 9 Players (Tahir Whitehead, Jason Witten, Latavius Murray and Brandon Flowers) to earn a 90 Overall RB Melvin Gordon.
Week 9: Cameron Wake
Add the 4 Elite Week 9 Players to earn a 90 Overall LE Cameron Wake.
Week 9: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold TOTW Players (Mike Wallace, Mario Addison, Kenyan Drake and Craig Robertson) to earn a random Elite Week 9 Player.
Week 8: Derek Carr
Add the 4 Elite Week 8 Players (Dez Bryant, Bradley Rob, Tyler Eifert and Star Lotulelei) to earn a 90 Overall QB Derek Carr.
Week 8: Sean Lee
Add the 4 Elite Week 8 TOTW Players to earn a 90 Overall ROLB Sean Lee.
Week 8: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 8 TOTW Players (Jamison Crowder, Dee Ford, Tim Hightower and Daryl Worley) to earn a random Elite Week 8 TOTW Player.
Week 7: Andrew Luck
Add the 4 Elite Week 7 TOTW Players (Mike Evans, Rodney McLeod Jr., Adam Vinatieri and Deone Bucannon) to earn a 90 Overall QB Andrew Luck.
Week 7: D. Rodgers-Cromartie
Add the 4 Elite Week 7 TOTW Players to earn a 90 Overall CB D. Rogers-Cromartie.
Week 7: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 7 TOTW Players (Davante Adams, Joey Bosa, Melvin Gordon and Leonard Floyd) to earn a random Week 7 TOTW Player.
Week 6: Lamar Miller
Add the 4 Elite Week 6 TOTW Players (Brandin Cooks, Derrick Johnson, Jay Ajayi and Cliff Avril) to earn a 90 Overall RB Lamar Miller.
Week 6: Dont’a Hightower
Add the 4 Elite Week 6 TOTW Players to earn a 90 Overall ROLB Dont’a Hightower.
Week 6: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 6 TOTW Players (Hunter Henry, Barry Church, Case Keenum and Jatavis Brown) to earn a random Elite Week 6 TOTW Player.
Week 5: David Johnson
Add the 4 Elite Week 5 TOTW Players (Vic Beasley Jr., Amari Cooper, Willie Young and Marcus Mariota) to earn an 89 Overall RB David Johnson.
Week 5: Darius Slay
Add the 4 Elite Week 5 TOTW Players to earn an 89 Overall CB Darius Slay.
Week 5: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 5 TOTW Players (Nickell Robey-Coleman, Sammie Coates, Malcolm Brown and Tevin Coleman) to earn a random Week 5 TOTW Player.
Week 4: Jimmy Graham
Add the 4 Elite Week 4 TOTW Players (Steve Smith Sr., Zach Brown, Ezekiel Elliot or Trumaine Johnson) to earn an 89 Overall TE Jimmy Graham.
Week 4: Carlos Dunlap
Add the 4 Elite Week 4 TOTW Players to earn an 89 Overall LE Carlos Dunlap.
Week 4: TOTW Upgrade
Add the 4 Gold Week 4 TOTW Players (Michael Crabtree, Paul Posluszny, John Kuhn or Robert Alford) to earn a random Elite Week 4 Team of the Week Player.
Week 3: LeSean McCoy
Add the five Week 3 TOTW Players (T.Y. Hilton, Everson Griffen, Marcus Peters, Terrelle Pryor Sr. and Zachary Orr) to earn a 90 Overall LeSean McCoy.
Week 3: TOTW Upgrade
Add the five Week 3 Game of the Week Collectibles to earn a random Week 3 TOTW Player.
Week 2: Melvin Ingram
Add the five Week 2 TOTW Players (Kelvin Benjamin, Taylor Lewan, Landon Collins, Lagarrette Blount and Mark Barron) to earn an 89 Overall ROLB Melvin Ingram.
Week 2: TOTW Upgrade
Add the five Week 2 Game of the Week Collectibles to earn a random Week 2 TOTW Player.
Week 1: A.J. Green
Add the five Week 1 TOTW Players (Bruce Irvin, Carson Wentz, Kwon Alexander, Spencer Ware and DeShawn Shead) to earn an 89 Overall WR A.J. Green.
Week 1: TOTW Upgrade
Add the five Week 1 Game of the Week Collectibles to earn a random Week 1 TOTW Player.
Preseason: Vonn Bell
Add the five Preseason TOTW Players (Derrick Henry, Trey Flowers, Will Fuller V, Nolan Carroll II and A.J. McCarron) to earn an 87 Overall FS Vonn Bell Item.
Preseason: TOTW Upgrade
Add the five Preseason Game of the Week Collectibles to earn a random Preseason TOTW Player.
Add any Game of the Week Collectible and a Silver Badge to earn a random Game of the Week Collectible.
Annoyingly, I haven’t been able to use all of the TOTW players, only a few but I highly recommend this week’s defensive player of the week Sean Lee. As far as 4-3 outside linebackers go he is one of the best and he is really nice to use. He is faster than most linebackers and is really good in coverage or against the run, so if you’re looking for a new ROLB and you have a chance to get him then do. As far as Elite players are concerned I also recommend using MLB Deone Bucannon and MLB Derrick Johnson for similar reasons as why Sean Lee is great to use.
If your team is not yet at the point that you can go after the Elite players but you need a new QB then Carson Wentz (Week 1 Gold player) is great and was my QB for a long time, despite being able to afford Elite QB’s at various times. He has a really strong arm and he is accurate at every level. In addition he is no slouch when it comes to running with the ball. He is more than capable of being used as a passer or as a runner which can be incredibly useful. John Kuhn (Week 4 Gold) is also a pretty good FB to have on your team has he is very versatile. You can use him to block, run or catch and he can do well.
The only real tip I have for this Set is don’t look to get the best Elite player by buying the 4 Elite players required as they can be very expensive. If you have the coins to do that you’ll be able to buy the target player straight up. However, the Gold players are a hell of a lot cheaper so four of them could cost less than one Elite player. One word of warning though: The better the Elite players available and the newer they are, the more expensive they become.
That does it for this week, but what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments!