Calvin Johnson had a monster season last year. It earned him the spot on the Madden 13 cover and a 99 overall rating – the highest possible – to start the season. That went down to 98 with the week 8 roster update but while he may not be catching as many touchdown passes, he is catching more passes for more yards this year than he did last year. EA Sports has given Megatron a bump back up to 99.
Nick Fairley may have played his best game as a professional last week against the Vikings and it shows in this week’s roster update. Fairley goes from 82 to 84. Ndamukong Suh, on the other hand, sees a one point drop this week.
Overall, the Lions disappointing season has had ratings for Lions players on the decline and this week is no different. The summary of changes to the Lions roster for this week looks like this:
|Calvin Johnson||WR||DET||Decrease, from 69 to 67CARRY|
|Willie Young||DL||DET||Decrease, from 72 to 71OVR|
|Sammie Hill||DL||DET||Decrease, from 75 to 74OVR|
|Erik Coleman||S||DET||Decrease, from 76 to 75OVR|
|Kevin Smith||HB||DET||Decrease, from 77 to 76OVR|
|Lawrence Jackson||DL||DET||Decrease, from 78 to 76OVR|
|Mikel Leshoure||HB||DET||Decrease, from 78 to 77OVR|
|Kyle Vanden Bosch||DL||DET||Decrease, from 79 to 78OVR|
|DeAndre Levy||LB||DET||Decrease, from 80 to 79OVR|
|Ndamukong Suh||DL||DET||Decrease, from 92 to 91OVR|
|Joique Bell||HB||DET||Increase, from 66 to 67OVR|
|Jacob Lacey||CB||DET||Increase, from 73 to 74OVR|
|Jeff Backus||OL||DET||Increase, from 78 to 79OVR|
|Riley Reiff||OL||DET||Increase, from 78 to 79OVR|
|Gosder Cherilus||OL||DET||Increase, from 81 to 82OVR|
|Nick Fairley||DL||DET||Increase, from 82 to 84OVR|
|Rob Sims||OL||DET||Increase, from 90 to 91OVR|
|Calvin Johnson||WR||DET||Increase, from 98 to 99OVR|
Head to the next page for the full list of roster updates for week 11.