Madden 22 Player Ratings Update: Derrick Henry Gets Closer to 99 Club Appearance

Following the NFL’s Week 6 games, there’s a new Madden 22 player ratings update featuring the latest stars to gain a boost. Among them is the Tennessee Titans seemingly unstoppable force, Derrick Henry, who helped his team achieve a huge Monday Night Football win. Also on the rise is a former powerhouse back and a newer wide receiver. Along with the risers, are also some players slumping, due to poor performances in their recent matchups.

Titans RB Derrick Henry closing in on 99 Club?

This past week’s Monday Night Football matchup saw a clash between Bills and Titans in Tennessee with Derrick Henry coming through in a major way. The Titans back had 20 carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 victory, improving the team to 4-2 for the season. For the current season, he’s also leading the league in yards with 783, which is 260 ahead of second-place RB, Nick Chubb.

It’s no secret that Derrick Henry is an elite running back, but he’s yet to be part of Madden’s elite group, the 99 Club. He moved one step closer after Week 6, as EA’s ratings adjustor made Henry a 98 overall. That included boosts to his Speed, Trucking, and Awareness attributes.

Henry wasn’t the only back to get a boost in the Madden 22 player ratings update. Based on EA’s report, they also rewarded Leonard Fournette of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thanks to a two-touchdown performance and “three solid games,” Fournette went up a point to become an 81 overall. EA also mentions he’s done well catching passes from Tom Brady with 16 receptions in three games.

Also getting a mention is wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones of the Cleveland Browns. In this past Sunday’s game, he finished with nine receptions for 171 yards and two touchdowns including a 57-yard Hail Mary catch. Peoples-Jones, a sixth-round pick by Cleveland last year, is now an 81 overall in Madden 22.

Who fell in the Madden 22 player ratings update?

While the Madden 22 player ratings update rewards those who had good performances, it also penalizes players that haven’t been performing well lately. For Week 6 that included Lions QB Jared Goff and Giants QB Daniel Jones.

Both teams have been amongst the basement dwellers in the NFL season so far. This past Sunday saw Goff go 28-for-42 with 202 yards passing, no touchdowns, and an interception. The Lions ended up losing 34-11 at home, and remain winless on the season.

In New York, Daniel Jones was able to play for the Giants despite his recent injury. However, the former Duke quarterback didn’t perform well. Despite going 29-for-51 with 242 yards passing, Jones threw three INTs and was sacked four times for a loss of 41 yards. That loss dropped the Giants to just 1-5 for their campaign.

Luckily, the season has plenty more games on the way for these guys to improve their performances. Unfortunately, expectations are low for both teams, which may not bode well for their numbers in the Madden 22 ratings.

EA’s Madden 22 game is available for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, and Windows PCs.

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