Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Madden20 Sim: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet Thursday afternoon in a Madden20 simulation game.
The Miami Dolphins don’t have a ton to offer in this game, but three of their top-four rated players are on the defensive side in cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Aqib Talib, as well as safety Reshad Jones. Wide receiver DeVante Parker is the Dolphins highest rated player at 84 overall with a 91 speed and acceleration ratings. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick checks out at 74 overall with an 80 awareness rating and 80 acceleration rating. The x-factor for the Dolphins is wide receiver Jakeem Grant, who has a 96 sped rating and 94 acceleration rating, one of the few difference makers on this team capable of turning out a big play. Overall, the Miami Dolphins aren’t scaring anybody and have just four players ranked 81 overall or higher. At least in Madden20, the Dolphins are a tough team to sell and can often find themselves over their head.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are actually a respectable team in this video game, as they have two players ranked in the 90s in wide receiver Mike Evans and linebacker Lavonte David. The Bucs also have five other players ranked 85 overall or better, including defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea. Quarterback Jameis Winston carries a 78 overall rating with a 81 acceleration rating, but his awareness rating is just 75, so like in real life, he’s prone to mistakes and turnovers. Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some difference makers on both sides of the field and are far more loaded on defense than most people would expect. The Buccaneers have become that sneaky good team in Madden that people can win with if they know what they’re doing.
The Miami Dolphins aren't all that high in terms of ratings, but we've seen this team be aggressive and put up fights in past simulations. Fitzpatrick pushes the ball down field and the Dolphins can put a scare into teams in the underdog role. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have more talent across the board, but they also have a questionable decision maker at quarterback and can be sloppy at times.
This is a lot of points to leave on the table. Give me the Miami Dolphins.