There are couple of things worse than becoming years deep in your Madden franchise as a perennial 6-10 group with your core players just one more year older. Winning is everything, no one desires to be the Cleveland Browns of their very own digital NFL fantasy. That's just some weird, masochistic stuff suitable there. Sicko.

So, who should a brand new GM draft in Madden 17's deep-as-ever Franchise Mode? We've crunched the numbers and simulated a minimum of 10 years into the future just under a dozen times. Though there have been outliers, you'll find certain players that consistently have been sticking about and playing at elite levels within the year 2021 and 2026, respectively. We want to share them with you.

Now, as we know, player achievement on the field leads to XP (experience points), which results in superior progression, so you don't want to drop too early in case you can help it (we assume you're not becoming cheesy by playing on Pro difficulty and going 16-0 every single year).

We also understand that there are plenty of methods to draft the fantasy Franchise of one's dreams (or fantasies). What when you have a prime choose or a mid-round choose or, god forbid, a late choose? Through these many simulations, I've distilled the mountain of info Madden has provided me down to these procedures of drafting:

The "Good O-Line, Crappy QB" method.
The "Take Whoever Is the Most effective Available" method.
The "Go Young Or Go Home" method.

Every single one of those methods will present a contender within five years, however the Excellent O-Line, Crappy QB technique proved to become the most beneficial. Previous round 8-10, the formula is pretty much: Overall + Age + Program Fit = Draft 'em. Make to get a system when you're out of the 1st 8 rounds or more. Before that, construct the most beneficial starting lineups you could.

These guys are going to do you properly for a lot of years to come. Lots of they are going to be "duh" picks, but several from the players you'd feel would be worth drafting (Rob Gronkowski, for example, is hurt too typically) are bigger problems than they're worth.