Top Madden NFL 17 MUT Items for All Positions, Best Offensive Budget Items, Defensive Budget Items

By   /   Aug 30, 2016
Madden NFL 17 MUT Best Defensive Playbooks

Madden NFL 17 MUT Items Guide to help you create an aggressive offensive line-up or an impenetrable defensive squad.

As mentioned in our Madden NFL 17 Review, there are some important changes in Madden NFL 17 MUT – a Chemistry Feature. Keeping this in mind, it is important that your items more carefully than ever before.

For more help on Madden NFL 17, read out our Draft Champions Guide, Tips and Strategies Guide, and Franchise Mode Guide.

Madden NFL 17 MUT Items Guide

Our Madden NFL 17 MUT Items Guide outlines some of the best MUT items that you can use in the game mode.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Quarterback Items

Aaron Rodgers
Arguably the best QB you can have in the game. He has good power and accuracy and can complement any scheme you put him in. You cannot go wrong with Aaron Rodgers – I mean the man makes all the new QB mechanics look like a piece of cake.

Cam Newton
If you are looking for the fastest QB out there, Cam Newton may not be the perfect choice for you, but the man is a good all-around QB in the game. He packs incredible power and his size allow him to make plays. If you can find him, get him!

Tom Brady
This guy remains the king of short throws which are of significant importance in Madden NFL 17. Despite having a big arm, you should probably consider him for intermediate passing game – a decent addition to your team.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Halfback Items

Adrian Peterson
Tacklers stand no chance against Adrian Peterson, thanks to his sheer power and evasion techniques. However, in order to bring out his true potential, you need to make sure that you cover up the ball and try to avoid as many hits as possible.

Le’veon Bell
Bell may not have the power of Adrian Peterson, but he definitely has an array of evasion moves to keep the tacklers at bay. The man cannot only change lanes at a rapid pace, but is also an every-down back that can prove beneficial for your team.

Matt Forte
Similar to Le’veon Bell, Forte is also an every-down back who can prove to be really beneficial for the team. In order to truly shine as Forte, you need to make sure that you build an offensive line around him and give him room to beat the secondary.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Receiver Items

Odell Beckham Jr.
This man has continuously proven himself over the course of past few seasons. If you are looking for someone easily in the top-3 list of wide receivers and someone who can make spectacular catches, Odell Beckham Jr. is the man you are seeking.

Julio Jones
With Jones, you can easily defeat about any DB in a straight up one-on-one, thanks to his brilliant speed and size. However, in order to bring out the best in him, you should try to pair him up with someone like Tom Brady – catches shouldn’t be a problem.

Antonio Brown
With Antonio Brown, you can greatly benefit from run after catch in Madden NFL 17. This man is capable of running and catching different of almost all the types.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Tight End Items

Jimmy Graham
This man is easily one of the best receiving options in Madden NFL 17 MUT Items. It does not matter where you place him in a formation – the man will emerge as victorious and hinder opponent’s high-point passes in the game.

Greg Olsen
This man is definitely the second-best option if you cannot get your hands on Rob Gronkowski. He can perform everything the best TEs can and can also make up for bad throws on the part of QBs, thanks to his immense size.

Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski is huge, but that does not prevent him from making crisp runs which are crucial when it comes to run blocking. You can have him attach the seam and make some aggressive catches down over defenders – the best TE in the game.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Defensive Linemen Items

J. J. Watt
This man is capable of playing at any defensive position you place him on, making him the best defensive lineman in the game. With him, you can pressure from the inside or the outside. Not to mention stopping runs and score off turnovers.

Aaron Donald
Donald is more than capable of stopping the run and chase down the passer. He also possesses tremendous strength so make sure not to throw him away.

Muhammad Wilkerson
The man packs immense power and size that allow him to not only counter any tackle, but also hunt down QBs and ball carriers. However, if you manage to get him, you need to make sure to put him in a 4-3 where he truly shines.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Linebackers Items

Justin Houston
You can use this man to work either from 3-4 defense or 4-3 defense to exert immense pressure. Regardless of defense you are playing, try to unleash Houston on the QB and watch him make some big plays.

Luke Kuechly
With his nigh perfect zone coverage and play recognition, you can leave Kuechly in a hook zone over the middle and watch him make plays. He is also a sure tackler making him one of the smartest defenders among in Madden NFL 17 MUT Items.

Von Miller
Similar to Justin Houston, you can use Miller on both 3-4 and 4-3 defense without a problem. Apart from that, you can also drop him into coverage or to chase down the passer – not to mention his immense hit power and throw.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Cornerback Items

Richard Sherman
This man is your solution to stopping enormous WRs from catching the ball downfield. If you are looking to prevent WRs from going for aggressive catches, you need to Sherman in your team. He can also turn defense into offense with interceptions.

Josh Norman
This man is highly balanced when it comes to playing him at almost any type of coverage for your defense. You need to, however, make sure that he gets at the line and slow down receivers.

Aqib Talib
If you are looking for an enormous CB, you should probably look somewhere else. Talib, however, has the ability to press receivers at the line and can go neck-and-neck with players bigger than him.

Best Madden NFL 17 MUT Safety Items

Earl Thomas III
Those of you who like to play a Cover 3 or are interested in stopping the run, Earl Thomas III is the man you need to look for. He not only has ability, but also the speed which makes him one of the best in the category. Apart from that, he can also break up and intercept passes better than anyone else in the game.

Reshad Jones
A perfect combo of hit power and pursuit – this is what describes Reshad Jones the best! Apart from this, he is also a sure tackler which is why he has made it to our list. You need to make sure that you move around before the snap in order to make most out of his all-around abilities in the game.

Tyrann Mathieu
This young lad has quickly rose to the top of the ranks because of his brilliant zone coverage and immense size which essentially allow him to help his corners.

Best Offensive Budget Items

  • QB – Marcus Mariota
  • HB – Todd Gurley
  • FB – Dorin Dickerson
  • WR – Brian Hartline
  • TE – Phillip Supernaw
  • LT – Matt Kalil
  • LG – Laken Tomlinson
  • C – Daniel Kilgore
  • RG – Todd Herremans
  • RT – D.J. Fluker

Best Defensive Budget Items

  • LE – Kendall Reyes
  • DT – Sammie Hill
  • RE – Mario Edwards Jr.
  • LOLB – Bruce Carter
  • MLB – Denzel Perryman
  • ROLB – Nick Perry
  • CB – Trae Waynes
  • FS – Rodnet McLeod
  • SS – Shamarko Thomas

This is all we have on Madden NFL 17 MUT Items Guide. If there is something else you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!

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