Category: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player Bidding Grades and Analysis

In this article we will evaluate the highest paid player from each team, the best deal, the most overpriced and hand out some grades. This is not a power ranking and they’re in no specific order.

Team Management: 

Owner: DROCK | General Manager: IR BRADY


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Bidding overview:

DFEET and Child please both will be playing quarterback for this roster are solid selections and should be capable of playing well with a heavy dose of the run. Nick Chubb is going to be a handful. Couple that with one of the better RB/DL in the league NORTHSIDE, this team is going to be capable of causing some havoc. That being said they’re missing star quarterback, DeShaun Watson and then even when he returns there is no telling what his release or abilities will be, or if he’ll have any at all. 

Highest Paid:

Northsides | RB/DL | 14.5 million (Fair price for Browns)

I would say they overpaid for Northsides because any time you throw this much money at a RB/DL your team is going to be a heavy purse to carry. But this is one guy we knew that had to make this team. So for the Browns this is a number they will pay and pay happily. This player has been coupled to IR Brady for a long time and will probably continue to be so. He is a solid RB/DL who is well worth a pay check. Then give him Chubb and Myles Garrett there will be hell to pay this season.

Best value:

Child Please | RB/DL | 1 million (Good Value)

In order to secure players like Northsides, you have to find good value in high value positions. Grabbing Child Please, a QB for only one million is good grab for the organization. They don’t need to go out and spend a ton of money on quarterbacks when you are playing with the Browns and you have the best running game in the league. You just need to find solid role players and clock managers who can limit turnovers and play solid defense. I think for one million Child is a good fit in that spot.


Team Management:

Owner: ACE boogie | General Manager: BWALL


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Team Overview:

The Bills are a team who came into the player bidding after having winning bids on two teams the Vikings and the Bills and chose the Bills of course, for 6.5 million (Last seasons Super Bowl losing team). They had a solid bidding picking up veterans like MR Ohio, Areis and Rivals. Building a solid team all around. They’re capable of having a solid season if the quarterback play and the defensive line play can show out. With Tre’Davious White coming off injury, this team is going to wreck in Madden. The main focus is going to be, will the user play from this team be able to perform with the talent presented with the Bills Madden roster. 

Highest paid: 

NEVER PRACTICES | 9.5 million (Underpaid)

With Never Practices at 9.5 million, a price some may say that’s a high for a wide receiver. But keep in mind this player had the best wide receiver stats in the entire league last season. Bringing in over 120 receptions and racking up over 1,200 yards couple those with his 26 touchdowns and over 600 RAC yards. This player deserves to be paid in the upper echelon of WR’s. Anything less would be an absolute steal. It is hard for me to say that being that he is a WR but he is well worth the price if he can produce anything in the same area code from last season.

Best Value: 

Areis | 1 million (Underpaid)

Areis is a toxic player to keep around and could be hard to work with. That being said the guy is a complete package being able to produce on both sides of the ball. A solid defensive back who will force turnovers for your defense. He has an issue with committing to the season for its entirety. After forcing his team to take forfeits last season, it’s going to be something to watch if they start struggling, will he disappear? If he commits to the season though, for one million this player could end up being a steal.

Bidding Grade: B

Team Mangement:

Owner: JohnnyWheels | General Manager: Blunkey


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Team Overview:

With JohnnyWheels being a general manager last season for the worst team in the league record wise. This season is a shot at redemption for him and he has put together a fire roster. With Blunky as his GM, these two went into bidding without any expectations and came out with a solid roster. From players like Pstain who was on the Super Bowl winning Buccaneers last season to, last seasons MVP GETTHISWORK. This could end up being the best roster from in the league. Great veteran players like Shady who is switching to quarterback this season and Hutch who despite quitting on the Chargers last season had a great season. The Great Lynx who has been on my team many times before, is a well diversified defensive play caller and just an all around good player. The sky is the limit for this squad as long as it is managed correctly.

Highest paid:

NateCashMoney | RB/DL | 18 million (Overpaid)

Now I’m not saying he is overpaid because he is bad. Not by any means and honestly if this is who these guys wanted then it is worth the price. But just as a league precedent spending this much on a RB/DL, who is not a MVP is a bit much. Nate is a very good player and can be a cornerstone for an offense and defense. He is very versatile and a veteran in the league. So he can be a KEY piece to any scheme. I think 15 million would have been fair but 18 is a bit high. These things do tend to happen when you get into a bid war for a great versatile player.

Best Value:


THIS IS THE MVP S6 DARE I SAY MORE. Not needed but I’m going to anyway. Willy aka getthiswork is by far the steal of the draft. Hands down not even close. He was crushing records last season with the bills on both sides of the ball. Getting to the quarterback 45.5 times, and rushing for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. But to put his sack numbers in perspective the next closest person was almost 20 sacks behind him. That is a crazy amount and is looking to only improve on that this season.

Bidding Grade: A

Team Management:

Owner: Lucky | General Manager: King Logic


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Justt Smoove

Team Overview:

This team had acquired the Packers and is probably the steal of the team bidding. Only had to spend one million on them and that left them with ton of money to spend during player bidding. They didn’t go on a spending spree but were able to hit on all the right pieces. Gathering Just Smoove and Omni God for low prices. So coming through with solid quality players at good price points. They picked up C4AUSE for 500k, who I do not know much about. I hear he is a MUT guy. Historically MUT guys don’t always perform well here. Mostly due the rules and regulations, not saying it’s impossible just stating it hasn’t worked out that often. For 500k he could be a steal, if he can come out the season with a winning record.

Highest paid:

Just smoove | 7.5 million (Solid Price)

Solid price for a solid player. Paying a little extra for a player to play on Arron Jones is worth it. With solid DB play he can definitely make up the value he has been paid. It’s not a stretch to say he could be a bit underpaid. But none the less I feel like he sits comfortable at a 7.5 price. He could benefit the Packers greatly.

Best Value:

OMNIxGOD | QB/LB 6 million (Underpriced)

With Omni being a plug in piece for the Buccaneers Super Bowl run last year, he is a steal at 6 million. He was able to come into that situation, winning some games and play a pivotal part of their playoff run. Being able to compete against top competition on a dime is a rare feature and should be valued more than 6 million. 


Team Management:

Owner: EBOK | General Manager: Hucci


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critical telos
T1 anime

Team Overview:

The Chiefs went into bidding with already one of the better quarterbacks last season in Ebok. So they were had a good building block for their roster. Then they picked up the Chiefs in team bidding for a good price. Going into the player bidding they had plenty of money to spend and they definitely spent it. But most of that money went to the running back position. Placing over 28 million on players to play with a mediocre RB in Madden. But those players who play RB also are some top tier defensive players in the league with Realest and Gabe. Both whom are both extremely experienced in the league and are known for great defensive play. Which will be needed with the Chiefs, due to their defense lacking talent across the board. So if these guys can make up for that we already know the Madden Chiefs have 0 issue putting points up on the board. They may have the best RB group out of all teams in the league also grabbing up the rookie of the year last season Critical telos. So that will give defenses a headache having to lookout for more than just Patrick Mahomes.

Highest paid: 

The Reales | RB/DB | 23.5 Million (Overpaid)

With Realest being the highest paid player in the league, he will bring a lot to the table. Being a top tier defensive play caller and a solid choice at RB, he will definitely bring value to the team. Why he went for 23 million is beyond me. He is for sure worth a good chunk of money but I’m not sure if any player is worth 23 million. But being that there was only 8 teams and not as much fighting over teams in the team bidding, that left a lot of money on the table in the player bidding. So this is the result of owners having more money to spend. 

Best Value: 

Critical Telos | RB/DB | 2.5 Million

Critical Telos only went for 2.5 million after winning rookie of the year last season. Arguably the best running back last season. All that and he still went under 5 million. This is a steal for the Chiefs. Being able to produce at the price he was grabbed is going to be essential for the team. This RB squad the Chiefs have gathered from bidding is going to be A PROBLEM for the league.


Team Management

Owner: TXJamesSmithTX | General Manager: Champ



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Farah En Fuego

Team Overview:

The Chargers (my team) is going to be dominant this season just like previous seasons, the roster looks similar but with some key changes. With the additions of Champ, Farah, Accountant we are looking to get over that hump. We have a solid foundation with three strong lines and can easily compete with any other roster out there. The Madden team is suitable for what we want. Making playoffs is no question, Super Bowl or BUST.

Highest Paid:

Farah En Fuego | WR/LB | 15 Million (Overpaid)

Farah is a strong player who is very consistent throughout the years and is a solid guy to have on your team for morale as well as bringing talent. He is a veteran whom can help bring in wins when other cannot but that being said 15 million is a steep price for a wide receiver. But nonetheless he was who we wanted the most so that is why we paid the price we did.

Best Value:

Da Accountant | RB/DL | 500k (Steal)

An active player who is always getting in games and is one of the better defensive linemen in the league. Who’s numbers were a bit low last season playing with the Ravens, finished 6th in TFL and had some issues rushing the passer. But is a good option at RB and is always improving and looking for ways to help the team. At 500k, Da Accountant is going to produce way beyond that value.

Bidding Grade: B

Team Management:

Owner: TPBRAVES | General Manager: Midnight York



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Team Overview:

Okay, I’m going to be honest this is probably the worst team from bidding. Now that doesn’t mean they are bad. Just the bottom comparatively. This team has solid players on it like Fig, Beachmode Woohdy and behe new at QB. So there is some bright spots but there is nothing that is ground breaking. It is a bunch of guys who good but not outstanding, a few that can and are capable of being standouts in their own right. Woohdy v2 being one of those. But the biggest issue I see here is that there is not a HARD NUMBER ONE LINE. A line who can carry the team when things get rough. Like I said most these players are good but in a group I’m not sure how they will be able to make it through a tough stretch of games.

Highest Paid:

Behe | QB/LB | 1 million (Great Value)

This is a player that you are going to get extremely good value out of at 1 million. He is a staff member and a reliable player. He is switching to quarterback for the first time in a while so there might be a bit of a learning curve. But down the road he will be an exceptional part of the team. 

Best Value:

Woohdy v2 | RB/DL | 500k (steal)

This guy can do anything you ask of him. Has a big personality that can be hard to be around sometimes but if you can get along with him and get into a rhythm he can produce and produce big. Just be sure to feed him the ball so the chains keep moving.

Bidding Grade: C-

Team Management:

Owner: Abyss | General Manager: Koolaidz


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Utah AP

Team Overview:

This team was built with IRON from the ground up. There is not a bad spot on this team, they have veterans and they have a lot of skill. They have good value and solid players across the board from the AP bois to the commissioner himself. They knew who they wanted and were not afraid to spend to make it happen, hats off to the Buccaneers for probably having the best team on paper going into week one.

Highest Paid:

TMO | WR/LB | 18 million (Overpaid)

I hate seeing a wide receiver paid so much. Granted that is not why you pay for TMO, he is one of the best defensive play callers in the league and has been so for a while now. So when you decide to drop money on him, you are not doing so for his WR skills, although they’re not bad, it’s just the game of Madden we play today is more reliant on the QB passing to himself. So when you see a WR going for this much it has to be something special. Tmo has been around the league for a very long time and has continued to be successful. So the 18 million is not mind blowing but he is still a WR and is still a bit of an overpay. 

Best Value:

THE AP BOIS | 1.5 million (STEAL)

In order for Abyss to be able to spend money on players like Tmo you have to dig into the draft and get steals. The AP bois are a perfect pair. Although they did not get a crazy amount of wins last season, they were playing top tier lines every game and taking every one of those games to the wire. The fact that all these bois went for 500k a piece is mind blowing and we as owners should be ashamed to let this happen. Congrats to them to getting on a solid roster this season and to the Bucs for recognizing talent and grabbing them for cheap.

Bhedden’s Team Bidding Prediction

With team bidding commencing tonight, I asked a few owners what their thoughts were on teams that’d be bid on. For the most part, all of our ideas were very similar and compiled below.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Buffalo Bills

I see both of these teams going for 10 million or more. The fact that they were both the Super Bowl teams last season and nothing has changed. High point passes from Tom Brady to Mike Evans will be as hard as ever to stop and there’s no containing Von Miller from rushing through the offensive line.

Green Bay Packers 

Personally one of my favorite teams to play with. Aaron Rogers release is so fast it’s extremely hard to sack him. Christian Watson is one of the fastest receivers in the game and then there’s Aaron Jones in the backfield. Pair all of that with a decent defense and with any halfway decent Madden players, that’s a super bowl team.

Los Angeles Chargers

The fact that the Chargers as a team, weren’t very successful last season, probably won’t affect their value that much this season. They’re another great overall team, and having Justin Herbert gives them an added threat of being able to run read options and quarterback runs.

Philadelphia Eagles

With the Eagles success in the NFL, they’re likely on a couple owners radar now. Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown are a great quarterback/wide receiver combo, Miles Sanders is always a threat to break a big run due to his speed, and their defense is actually one of the best in the league overall.

Kansas City Chiefs

High point balls from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce is as cheesy as Tom Brady to Mike Evans. I do think the Chiefs will get bid on, but in my opinion they’re not that great of an all around team. If you shut down Kelce, the rest of the team is sub par.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals offense is explosive, Ja’Marr Chase is almost impossible to stop one on one and Joe Mixon will stiff arm an entire defense into the dirt. They may not go for as much as the Buccaneers or Bills but the Bengals will definitely be one of the higher priced teams.

Potential Sleepers

There are a few teams I could see getting a bid on as a “just in case” scenario. Teams that are decent but not an owners first choice if it can be avoided.

Minnesota Vikings – Mostly solid team. Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson are beasts but Kirk Cousins at quarterback might deter a lot of bidders.

Arizona Cardinals – With DeAndre Hopkins back the Cardinals could definitely get a bid or two. One good receiver may not be enough to for them to be really sought after though.

Cleveland Browns – A team that would be great for a run heavy offense. Not many passing weapons probably makes them more of a last resort for most owners.


What Actually Happened

Since I couldn’t get the prediction article out in time, we will just combine that with the actual results into one big article. Here’s how the actual team building broke down:


DRock – Cleveland Browns (1.5 Million)

Aceboogs – Buffalo Bills (8 Million)

TPBraves – Cincinnati Bengals (3 Million)

eboK – Kansas City Chiefs (3.5 Million)

JohnnyWheels – Philadelphia Eagles (1 Million)

Abyss – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6.5 Million)

TexasJames – Los Angeles Chargers (8.5 Million)

Lucky – Green Bay Packers (1 Million)


Turns out that most of these predictions were fairly accurate. The fact that there are only 8 teams kept the bids relatively low compared to last season. I was slightly surprised to see that the Chargers went for more than both Buccaneers and the Bills. Each owner was asked a couple questions about their bidding strategies and how they felt it went. These were their responses.

Lucky – I went into bidding wanting Chargers and I had them at 8 million for the longest time, but when I started adding up (how much he spent) and realized I might have made a mistake. So when James placed his bid on them, I was happy with getting the packers for only a million.

DRock – Browns for cheap was the plan going in, unfortunately we spent 500k more than expected. We went after Chiefs up to 3 million and the Bengals was going to go up 1 or 2 million more but we decided that we would take Browns with that run game, DeShaun Watson and defensive line.

Tpbraves – I was pretty sure which 4-6 teams were going before bidding, was also really surprised the Bills went for so much but they were in the Super Bowl last season. We all knew Bucs would be up there with the aggressive catch cheese.

JohnnyWheels – Bidding was good, I personally think we have too much money and too many teams to bid on. We had a pretty decent list, we went by as the bidding happened. We knew the Bucs, Bills and Chargers would go for a lot.

eboK – Bidding went better than expected but it almost went horribly wrong . I initially put 6 mil on the Bucs to get their price up but no one wanted to bid on them. I would’ve ran it back with big Tom & DOMINATED everyone but it would’ve been a boring ass season.

Abyss – I just wanted a team that could score points. That was the only thing I cared about.

TexasJames – Yes, we knew who we wanted going into the season. There was no amount of money going to stop us from getting them. We wanted to get ourselves one of the top teams. That being Chargers or Bills and maybe Buccs or Bengals. But we got the team we wanted (Chargers) and are very happy with the price.

All of the owners that I talked to were in agreement that the shortened team bidding was much better than last season’s. It will be interesting to see if the low cost of the teams will drive up the cost of some of the players.