The first batch comprising Bo Knows Legends players arrived this week. That included Dan Dierdorff, Iverson Walls, Charle Young, and Bruce Smith Madden 22 coins. All received an Power Up item, 85 OVR and 94 OVR cards in the game. Similar things should happen to two players.
These new Legends items are set to come out in Ultimate Team on Monday, 29th November, as part the promotion. Other recent promotions that have launched in Madden include a Thanksgiving-themed promotion with Blitz and Team of the Week which comes out every week.
Using our model and the most recent set of data2 that was published through the Madden website, we discovered certain players in which Madden and a model-based approach seem to be at odds as well as the results are intriguing.
Injecting human judgment into a system of grading isn't always a bad thing. Daniel Sorensen is a good illustration. He's had a disastrous season for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sorensen is a major factor in their defense's surrender of 69.5 points in excess of what was expected this season, which ranks 31st in the league.
The performance of Sorensen has earned him a coverage grade at 42.2 from 100 from Pro Football Focus and an overall score of 35.5. Yet, despite his struggles Sorensen appears to be fast! Based on his speed on the field as determined by player tracker data, we'd expect to see a speed score purely based on model for Sorensen of 89 or so buy madden coins, about 7 points higher than Madden's week 9 grade of 82.