Category Archives: American Football

MUT 15 – 4-3 Defense lineup < 4k each

So I’ve had a play with MUTHead and built a line up I’d like to make in game which is as follows by selecting a few key attributes for each position and filtering by them:

CB – Captain Munnerlyn – Minnesota Vikings
CB – Casey Hayward – Green Bay Packers

FS – Tyrann Mathieu – Arizona Cardinals
SS – Donte Whitner – Cleveland Browns

DT – Star Lotulelei – Carolina Panthers
DT – Terrence cody – Baltimore Ravens
DE – Arthur Jones – Indianapolis Colts
DE – Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

OLB – Kiko Alonso – Buffalo Bills
OLB – DeAndre Levy – Detroit Lions
MLB – K.J. Wright – Seattle Seahawks / D’Qwell Jackson – Indianapolis Colts

This line up should give me some decent pass rushing from the DE and a good mix of Man and Zone coverage in the Linebackers and Secondary.

Defending ‘Four Verticals’ in Madden 15

I’ve just started playing Madden Ultimate Team 15 (MUT15) online – I’ve played offline a little.

Four Verticals play

I’m currently 1-2 in my first season and in game 3 I was absolutely tortured by someone running a lot of the ‘Four Verticals’ passing play – it didn’t help that once he knew I was struggling with it he ran a ‘hurry up offense‘ which didn’t give me any time to figure out what to do.

So I’ve done some research on how to defend it and my findings are as follows:

  • Use a ‘Cover 4’ play
  • Double team his number 1 read
  • User press to try to Jam the WR/TE at the LOS
  • Blitz – rush your opponent into mistakes and bad reads

Next time I see someone running a lot of ‘Four verticals’ I’ll attempt some of the above points and hope it works!

NFL Fantasy Draft

vaughnmaddogsSo this year I’ve decided to enter an NFL Fantasy league with my team the Vaughn Mad Dogs.

The draft took place last night and although I made one or two (big!) mistakes I think my roster turned out alright.

I had the 9th overall pick in the draft – so by then the stud WR and RB were all gone – I took Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning with my first pick. Looking back I should’ve took Denver WR Demaryius Thomas with my first pick and would’ve still been able to pick up Manning or New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees with my 2nd pick (12th overall).

With my first 5 picks I took a QB, 2 WR and 2 RB.

You can see my end of draft depth chart below, surprisingly it doesn’t contain any 49ers players as Crabtree and Davis both went just before the pick I was going to use to select them.

was interested in the niners defense but they have a lot of injuries so decided to go with the highly rated St Louis Rams instead with the Kansas City Chiefs to use during the Rams bye week, or to replace them with if they’re under performing.


NFL Fantasy ranked my draft performance as a B and projects a T6 place finish.