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Buffalo Bills Madden 23 Player Rankings

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The Madden 23 ratings for the Buffalo Bills players have been released, and we have to ask ourselves: Did they get them right? Let’s go position-by-position and take a look at their overall rankings, and how they compare to their competition around the NFL.

Offensive Skill Positions

Gabe Davis Stefon Diggs Madden 23
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Wide Receivers

PlayerRatingRank
Stefon Diggs955th
Gabriel Davis80T-52nd
Jamison Crowder80T-52nd
Isaiah McKenzie76T-84th
Tavon Austin75T-95th
Khalil Shakir70T-167th
Jake Kumerow69T-189th
Isaiah Hodgins64T-260th
Tanner Gentry59T-286th

Stefon Diggs resides at fifth overall with his 95 grade, but one point behind DeAndre Hopkins, who was suspended for a positive Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) test. Is it dishonest to rank a player above him who just tested positive? Perhaps. Either way, Stefon Diggs is respected as one of the NFL’s best receivers. The same cannot be said for Tanner Gentry, who tied for the worst receiver rating in the game. Isaiah McKenzie is the team’s fastest receiver, with a 92 speed rating, but tied for 68th-best in the category.

Tight Ends

PlayerRatingRank
Dawson Knox83T-12th
O.J. Howard75T-31st
Tommy Sweeney64T-102nd
Reid Ferguson35T-160th
Note: Long Snappers are listed as Tight Ends in Madden 23

Dawson Knox played like a top tight end in 2021, but was relegated to a spot outside of the top 10 this season. Is he deserving of better, are are we biased?

Running Backs

PlayerRatingRank
Devin Singletary81T-28th
James Cook75T-58th
Duke Johnson73T-70th
Zack Moss72T-78th
Taiwan Jones70T-90th
Christian Wade66T-129th
Note: Christian Wade is not on the roster, but he is in Madden 23

Unsurprisingly, the Bills’ lackluster run game of the last few seasons means lower ratings for our starting running backs. Singletary is a great player, but he’s not the focus of the offense. It will be fun to watch, and see how James Cook’s stats change as his role evolves in this pass-first offense.

Fullbacks

PlayerRatingRank
Reggie Gilliam68T-13th

Reggie Gilliam may be beloved by Bills fans, but not by those who make the Madden 23 player rankings. Still, it could’ve been a lot worse.

Quarterbacks

Madden 23 Player Ratings Josh Allen Buffalo Bills
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PlayerRatingRank
Josh Allen924th
Case Keenum6550th
Matt Barkley58T-79th

This is the one you’re probably here for, and we understand. Josh Allen is arguably the league’s best quarterback, and leads the Super Bowl favorites. After losing out on a shot at the Super Bowl last season, by a cruel twist of fate, he’s set to take on the champions in Week 1. The pressure is on. Heck, it never came off. According to the Madden 23 ratings adjustors, he’s still only the fourth-best QB in the NFL, behind Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. However, his throw power is a solid 99, the strongest in the game amongst all players.

The Secondary (CB/S)

Strong Safety

PlayerRatingRank
Jordan Poyer90T-6th
Damar Hamlin66T-69th

Jordan Poyer finally got the respect he deserved, and his All-Pro status added further credibility to one of the NFL’s best safeties.

Free Safety

Micah Hyde Buffalo Bills Madden 23
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PlayerRatingRank
Micah Hyde91T-3rd
Jaquan Johnson68T-59th

Both of the Buffalo Bills’ starting safeties were ranked highly at their positions, and they both made the top-10 (overall) for their combined positions. Micah Hyde, who’s play last season put his name on the map in bold, earned a Second-Team All-Pro selection, the second of his career.

Cornerbacks

PlayerRatingRank
Tre’Davious White933rd
Taron Johnson82T-31st
Kaiir Elam73T-104th
Dane Jackson67T-179th
Siran Neal67T-179th
Christian Benford65T-218th
Tim Harris64T-231st
Cam Lewis63T-244th
Nick McCloud60T-272nd

In his soon-to-be comeback season following his tragic Thanksgiving ACL tear, Tre’Davious White came in as the third-best cornerback in the game. Madden 23 clearly has big things in store for him. Kaiir Elam got a 73, which is rather standard for a top-tier rookie.

Front Seven (DL/LB)

Defensive Tackle

PlayerRatingRank
Ed Oliver81T-15th
Daquan Jones75T-28th
Jordan Phillips74T-34th
Tim Settle73T-39th
Brandin Bryant64T-107th
Eli Ankou62T-123rd

Ed Oliver is clearly the best defensive tackle on the roster, but who starts beside him? Daquan Jones and Jordan Phillips are both good candidates, as is Tim Settle. The grade for Eli Ankou feels a little disrespectful, considering his splash plays from last season.

Left Defensive End

PlayerRatingRank
Greg Rousseau76T-17th
Shaq Lawson72T-38th
Carlos Basham Jr.70T-43rd

The left side of this defensive line is young, and we can expect plenty of snaps for Greg Rousseau. How many of those pass-rush attempts will be stolen by Shaq Lawson? It remains to be seen, but we’re excited to find out.

Right Defensive End

Buffalo Bills Madden 23 Player Rankings Von Miller
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PlayerRatingPos. Rank
Von Miller923rd
A.J. Epenesa72T-22nd
Mike Love64T-61st

Von Miller is a huge addition to the Buffalo Bills, but also seemingly to the Madden 23 roster as well. His 92 rating was good for third-best coming off the right side of the line, and will inevitably cause many controllers to be launched in frustration. In a big year for A.J. Epenesa, he’ll be riding the virtual bench.

Right Outside Linebacker

PlayerRatingRank
Matt Milano81T-12th
Andre Smith Jr.65T-62nd
Joe Giles-Harris64T-69th

Matt Milano, the second half of our dynamic LB duo, has been great in coverage for a long time. Now, he’s got the mark of that. A high awareness rating, similar to the rest of this defense, is indicative of his strengths.

Left Outside Linebacker

PlayerRatingRank
Marquel Lee68T-48th
Terrel Bernard67T-50th
Tyler Matakevich65T-60th

For a team that typically plays only two linebackers, this position is essentially a luxury. Fans who don’t play the game with the Buffalo Bills’ own defensive scheme may find themselves with an unfortunate handicap as Marquel Lee leads the group with a 68.

Middle Linebacker

PlayerRatingRank
Tremaine Edmunds848th
Baylon Spector64T-111th
Tyrel Dodson63T-120th

Say what you will about Tremaine Edmunds, he’s highly respected by a lot of football minds. We may not count the Madden gods amongst those minds, but they paid their respects too, giving him an 84 overall. The eighth-best middle linebacker in the game, Edmunds will be as important to your lineup this summer as he is on the field come Autumn.

Offensive Line

Right Tackle

PlayerRatingRank
David Quessenberry73T-20th
Spencer Brown68T-35th
Bobby Hart63T-53rd

Surprisingly, David Quessenberry ousted Spencer Brown as the highest-graded right tackle on the roster.

Left Tackle

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PlayerRatingRank
Dion Dawkins8310th
Tommy Doyle62T-58th
Luke Tenuta61T-66th

The Shnowman, Dion Dawkins, was Madden 23’s 10th-best left tackle. His connection with Josh Allen was surely noted.

Right Guard

PlayerRatingRank
Ryan Bates71T-27th
Cody Ford70T-30th
Greg Van Roten67T-38th

The digital version of Ryan Bates finds himself in a hot camp battle for the starting right guard spot, but it remains to be seen if the actual Bates is in the same place.

Left Guard

PlayerRatingRank
Roger Saffold III80T-7th
Ike Boettger67T-39th

The newly-acquired Rodger Saffold is the team’s second-highest rated offensive lineman. Saffold is expected to help Dawkins lock down the ever-important blind side, and this ranking reflects that.

Center

PlayerRatingRank
Mitch Morse79T-12th
Greg Mancz61T-58th

Special Teamers (K/P)

Punter

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PlayerRatingRank
Matt Araiza74T-19th
Matt Haack6834th

It may come as no surprise that Matt Araiza, despite being a rookie special teamer, has a very strong leg. His cannon comes in at a 98 kick power, and he’s the only punter to surpass a 96. Haack’s stat line (unsurprisingly) disappoints.

Kicker

PlayerRatingRank
Tyler Bass77T-15th

Now, being tied 15th might seem a little disrespectful for one of the best kickers in the NFL, but his kick power ranking is at a whopping 96. He’s still tied for 13th in that regard, but there’s only four kickers with a leg (pun) up on him.

Overall, the Buffalo Bills found themselves rated at an 89, second-best in the upcoming release. They reside three spots behind the first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one ahead of the Green Bay Packers and the L.A. Rams.

Well, those are the player ratings for the Buffalo Bills in Madden 23. How do you feel about them? Who should be higher, who should be lower? Let us know!

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