Once again this season, we have teamed up with EA Sports to bring Football Outsiders-branded player content to Madden 16 Ultimate Team. Each week, we'll be picking out a handful of players who starred in that week's games. Some of them will be well-known players who stood out in DVOA and DYAR. Others will be under-the-radar players who only stood out with advanced stats. We usually announce the players each Tuesday in the DVOA commentary article; this week, we couldn't do that since DVOA ran on Monday and we didn't finalize players until this morning. Players will be available in Madden Ultimate Team packs this Friday morning and all weekend. We will also tweet out images of these players from the @fboutsiders Twitter account on most Fridays. One player each week will only be available for 24 hours from the point these players enter packs on Friday.
The Football Outsiders stars for the divisional round are:
- CB Patrick Peterson, ARI (24-HOUR HERO): Allowed just 1 catch on 4 targets for 16 yards in man coverage.
- WR Martavis Bryant, PIT: Finished third in among WR this week with 60 DYAR: 9 catches for 154 yards plus 40 rushing yards on two carries.
- RG Shaq Mason, NE: Patriots' OL did not allow a sack against the No. 4 defense in adjusted sack rate.
- LT Michael Oher, CAR: Held Seattle's Michael Bennett without a sack or QB knockdown in 31-24 win.
- RE Stephon Tuitt, PIT: 4 tackles for a combined 5 yards.