Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins lands in top 5 of Madden 23 WR ratings

Jul 18, 2022, 10:51 AM | Updated: 11:03 am
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, makes a reception in front of Jacksonville ...

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, makes a reception in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Rayshawn Jenkins (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Madden 23 isn’t letting a six-game PED suspension greatly impact its rating of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The gaming franchise unveiled its ratings for this year’s edition on Monday, with Hopkins securing the fourth spot among wideouts with a 96 overall mark.

His maxed out (99 rating) attributes include jumping and spectacular catch rating, while he posted a 98 in release and a 97 in stamina, toughness, catches in traffic and short route running.

Despite the high mark, it’s actually a decline from the year prior, when Hopkins tied with then-Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill as the No. 1 wideouts with an initial rating of 98 in last year’s game.

The dip in rating could be attributed to a down 2021 for the wideout. Dealing with injury woes in the latter half of the season, Hopkins saw a career low 10 games played, tallying 572 yards and eight touchdowns on 42 receptions (64 targets). Despite the time missed, Hopkins still led the team in receiving touchdowns.

Looking at the rest of Arizona’s receiving room, offseason acquisition Hollywood Brown came in at No. 29 among wide receivers with an 84 rating.

Brown reunites with college quarterback Kyler Murray after the Cardinals traded a 2022 first-rounder to the Baltimore Ravens for his services and an additional 2022 third-round pick.

The presumed No. 1 option when Hopkins is sidelined is coming off his first 1,000-yard season that also included 91 catches and six touchdowns.

Brown was followed by A.J. Green at No. 47 (80 rating) and Rondale Moore at No. 58 (79 rating).

As for tight ends, the Cardinals’ Zach Ertz landed 10th with a Madden rating of 84.

Madden’s wide-receiver ratings were led by the Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams, who posted the only 99 in the position group.

A look at the top 10 Madden ratings for wideouts:

Madden 23 wide receiver rating

1. Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams — 99
2. Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp — 98
3. Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill — 97
4. Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins — 96
5. Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs — 95
6. Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson — 93
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans — 92
T8. Los Angeles Chargers’ Keenan Allen — 91
T8. Washington Commanders’ Terry McLaurin — 91
10. Cleveland Browns’ Amari Cooper — 90

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