Madden Mobile Tips for Success

By | March 11, 2015

NOTE: This post is for Madden Mobile 15.  For Madden Mobile 16 Tips for Success, click on this link.

Here are some tips for success to move up in Madden Mobile. If you’re simply looking for good plays to run, go here for run plays and here for pass plays.

Madden Mobile: Tips for Success

Madden Mobile starts easy, and then it gets tough. Very tough. The competition stiffens with each tier you scale. I’ve been at this for over a month and I’m ranked at 336 with 73.1 million fans. Took me about a week to break 1000, but then over three weeks now to get to 336. Been here a while, too. Competition is tough and gets tougher.

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Lots of hard work to get to where I am now, much more hard work ahead to reach the Top 100.

If you’re just starting out or in the middle levels, some of these tips may help you move up in Rivalry or League play. It’s not for the really good players – those fellas don’t need tips. It’s for average players like me.

But first, here are some of my other Madden Mobile posts:

Top Passing Plays

Top Running Plays

How to get to Top 100

The team that got me to Top 100

Run First, Pass Second

Pass plays are much tougher to execute than run plays. As you move up the tiers, you’ll see better Defensive Backs, too. Which means, picks. Lots of picks, and pick-sixes. So, run and run, and pass only when you need to. And do the unexpected like pass on running downs and run on passing downs.

Here’s my usual script:

First Down: Run

Second and Short: Run

Second and Long: Pass (defense will usually line up for a run)

Third and Short: Run

Third and Long: Run a play between tackles like Draws and Dives (Defense will usually be Nickel or Dime)

Fourth and Short: Run

Fourth and Long: Pass

Passing is an Art Form

The safest passing plays are lobs down the middle to your Tight End. So, first of all, get a good TE. And learn the pass plays that has your TE streaking. Even if the pass gets picked, the DB will usually get tacked right away. If you get picked while passing to your WR, there’s a good chance it’ll be pick-six. Corner routes to your TE will also work but are not the safest.

The next safest pass plays are short ones to your RB or WR on a curl, screen or flat routes. But you need to read the defense. If there’s a trailer or tight coverage, it’s better to take a sack than risk pick-six.

Always Touchback

On the kickoff, if you’re KR is standing in the end zone, hit that button that says, “Fair Catch”. It’ll give you an automatic 20 yards. Don’t try to run it out – you’ll end up on the 10 or 15 yard line.

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Don’t run it out, you won’t make it! Hit Fair Catch button for easy downing.

Defensive Strategy

Don’t forget to set your Defensive Strategy. You’ll get an extra play each level you move up. You have a Global Strategy and then a player-specific strategy. Study the Film and set your Defensive Strategy. You may need to set it before every drive as top players know how to counter your counters.

Likewise, study the film to choose the right plays for your next drive. Your first drive is often a scouting drive, figuring out which plays will work and which have been countered. So, start your first drive with core plays and try to get as many plays in as possible.

Go for Fans, not Wins

You add fans for Field Goals, and you lose fans for turnover on downs. So, if you’re down by 6 points on your last drive, and it’s 4th and 5 at the twenty yard line, kick the field goal and add the fans. You can try and get the win, but if you fail, you lose fans and you won’t move up the ladder. It’s better to lose 7-3 and get the fans than 7-0 and lose fans.

Use the Auction

One of the best things about Madden Mobile is the auction system. You can get good money for players you don’t need. Not all players are worth auctioning. Bronze, Silver and lower-level Gold players should be used to complete sets or converted to trophies.

Auction Gold players that are 80 and above. A skills player at this level will fetch somewhere between $1-5K. A special teams player or lineman will fetch more.

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Auctioning is a good way to get money for the players you need.

Auction the players during the day. Regardless of your auction’s duration, set it so that it’ll end at a time when most people in the United States are not sleeping. You’ll get more $ that way. For example, Mychal Kendrick (90+) fetched somewhere between $35-50K during the day, but only $25-30K during the graveyard hours.

Use the auction to sell and not buy unless you already have a ringer-roster and just need one or two to round out. (If you’re at that point, you probably don’t need these tips.) Use the money to buy packs and complete sets. That will yield more top players faster.

At some point, you’ll need to do more to reach the very top – I’ll write more tips when I get there. But for those in the beginning or middle of their Madden Mobile careers, these tips will get you going.

16 thoughts on “Madden Mobile Tips for Success

  1. Joe

    How do I replace my kickoff receiver? I cannot search in auctions for it.I look up his name and wr comes up.I bought a new wr and still cant replace.he’s slow.

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  2. Anonymous

    Whenever I go into overtime in Season Mode, there is never a coin flip and the opposing team automatically receives the ball. I always lose by a field goal. This has happened to me a couple times in a row now. Do you know why I never receive the ball at the start of OT?

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  3. Anonymous

    Hi, I am very new with Madden Mobile. I would like to ask how and what should be my parameters with regards to choosing what players to include in my team. Thank you very much.

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    1. Anonymous

      Not sure exactly what your question is but it would depend on what your focus is. Generally, some positions are easier than others to fill. Like skilled positions are pretty easy to fill with top-rated players either via auction or live events, or even packs. More difficult positions to fill are OL and DT. The only stats I actively pursued when starting out was Speed for HB and Kick Power for kicker.

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      1. Anonymous

        Hi thank you very much to your reply.

        I mean can I have a theme for my team like I want it to be a pass rush and man defensive type. Are there players that are fit in this kind of theme that I want to install furthermore can I set up my strategy in such a way that it will always pass rush?

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  4. Rydogs

    My teams good but I need a way to get money real quick to buy terrel Davis or do you suggest a good hb that cost about 150000

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  5. Prabash Edirisingha

    Mate can you also discuss when to release the ball in your fav pass plays. I am struggling in some plays as I am really new to this but have a 80 rated offense and defense. Also, the season games are becoming so hard for me.

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  6. Anonymous

    I just wanted to say that these are really good tips/hints. I knew most of it, but some things we’re still useful and if you were an inexperienced player this site would be really useful

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    1. Alex Park Post author

      Thanks for reading! Yeah, it’s for beginners or players like me — slightly above average. I still get creamed by the really good players. If anyone has additional tips, would definitely help me as well.

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  7. Anonymous

    Are packs really better than getting players on the auction block? I think I’d understand that it might be better once you have a really good team, and packs cost less than better players, but pack chances are still booty. Should I start saving for packs (and packs only)?

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    1. Alex Park Post author

      Depends on your objective. If your goal is to dominate league play, or to complete a set, or simply have an awesome team fast, then the auction is the answer. My primary focus has been to move up in the Rivalry rankings, and having a high-rated team too fast is not good since you’ll be pitted against teams with the same level rankings. If you’re not the most experienced player, you don’t want to play teams with all elite players. I’ve seen guys who purposely start bronze and silver players to lower their rankings to play lower-experienced players. So in this case, purchasing packs — just the pro packs, not the higher end packs — and working the sets is not a bad approach.

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  8. Ayo Kano

    Your guide on Run and Pass plays have helped me heaps, and also given me insight on how to read the defense better, thank you very much. – AyoKano

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    1. Alex Park Post author

      Great to hear Ayo Kano. I’m almost in the Top 100. When I’m there, I plan on writing more tips for success.

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