These brand new Legends items are scheduled to release in Ultimate Team on Monday, November 29th as part of the promotion. Other recent promotions to launch in Madden include a Thanksgiving-themed campaign that included Blitz along with Team of the Week which arrives weekly.
Based on our model as well as the most recent data set posted on Madden's website Madden website, we discovered several players against whom Madden and a strictly model-based method appear to have a difference as well as the results are intriguing.
Injecting human judgement into a grading system isn't necessarily a bad thing. Daniel Sorensen is a good example. He's having a horrible season for Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City Chiefs, and it's been a contributing factor to their defense's surrender of 69.5 points in excess of what was expected this year.
The team is 31st overall in the league. Sorensen's performances have earned him an average coverage score at 42.2 in 100 according to Pro Football Focus and an overall grade of 35.5. Yet, despite his struggles he still appears to be speedy! Based upon his on-field speed that is measured by player tracking data, we'd expect an entirely model-based speed rating for Sorensen at around 89. That's over 7 points more than Madden's grade for Week 9 of 82. Maybe the people at EA aren't keen to reward a player who is not performing as well as Sorensen with a score that is high in a crucial area like speed, considering that it's such an enormous effect on the gameplay. And If that's the case then it's difficult to fault them.