New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins - 5/16/20 Madden 20 Sim Classic NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Madden 20 NFL Sim: Saturday May 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: New York Jets -4.5 -- O/U: 56.5
The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets meet in a Madden 20 NFL Sim Classic matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The Miami Dolphins will look to pick up their first win after falling to 0-2 in Sim Classic play with a 35-6 beatdown loss to Buffalo last time out. Devante Parker leads the offense for the Dolphins with an 84 overall rating, including 91 speed and 91 acceleration while Albert Wilson is at 76 overall at another wide receiver slot with 91 speed and acceleration as well. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starting QB for Miami, but only with a 74 overall rating. On the defensive side, three of Miami’s four 80+ rated overall players are all in the secondary, with Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib at 82 and 81 overall with Howard owning 92 speed and 92 acceleration while Talib has 91 acceleration and 91 agility. Reshad Jones is also at 82 overall at strong safety with 86 speed and 89 acceleration.
The New York Jets will look to rebound from their first Sim Classic loss after a 27-12 loss to New England last time out. Le’Veon Bell leads New York on offense at 88 overall, including 89 speed, 92 acceleration and 95 agility as well as 88 carrying and 91 juke. Robby Anderson leads the Jets’ receiving corps at 84 overall with 91 catching while Sam Darnold is rated at 74 overall as New York’s starting quarterback. On the defense, Jamal Adams leads New York with a 92 overall rating, with 95 power and 92 zone coverage as well as 91 speed and 90 acceleration. The Jets also possess a pair of 85 overall rated middle linebackers in C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson, with both possessing 89 acceleration and Mosley having 91 tackling while Williamson has 86 block shedding.
I thought maybe Miami would show up after a strong showing against New England, but the problem is that the Dolphins folded against Buffalo and I’m not sure the sim Dolphins will be out to play spoiler for the Jets and their hopes to make it to the knockout rounds of the Sim Classic. New York’s had some solid performances in the Classic up to this point, so I’ll lay the points with the Jets here.