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    Madden NFL 2004
    Fantasy Draft FAQ Version 5.0
    By kookookrow II
    Copyright 2003 Josh Guillet
    Table of Contents
    2.Version History
    3.Guide Overview
    4.Top 15 Players at each position
    5.Draft Priority List
    6.Draft Result
    7.Kick Return game
    8.Young Money
    9.Gatorade Players
    10.Credit & Thanks
    This guide is copyrighted by Josh Guillet, except for Trademarks, which are
    copyrighted by their owners.  In most cases here that is The National Football
    League or the creators of this wonderful game.  This guide was originally posted
    on GameFAQS.com, but can be put on any other site as long as I am given credit and
    contacted. If you want to use this guide, contact me at kookookrow@yahoo.com.
    With that said, let's get to the guide.
    2.Version History
    Version 1.0: Started this guide.  Includes Introduction, Guide Overview, Draft
    Priority List + Top 10 Players at each position, Draft Result, Credit & Thanks.
    Version 2.0: Added Kick return game and Young Money.
    Version 3.0:Added Version History, Gatorade Players, and two new teams to Draft
    Version 3.5:Fixed an error and added a team to draft results.
    Version 4.0:Added a Gatorade Player and two draft strategies + one draft result.
    Version 5.0:Seperated Top Players and Draft Priority Lists, and upgraded top
    Future Plans
    Look in the next update for: Upgrade on the Young Money section, A few new
    Gatorade Players, and possibly a new section!
    3.Guide Overview
    This guide will help you get through a fantasy draft in Madden 2004 with a good
    team.  It will give a draft priority list, the top 10 players at each position,
    (based on original rosters) and an actual fantasy draft result team.  If you don't
    know what a fantasy draft is, it is this.  Each team loses their roster, and
    drafts players back in 49 rounds.  They can also draft Free Agents.  If anyone has
    any questions, send them to me at the e-mail address listed in section 1.
    4.Top Players List
    In the case of a tie in the top fifteen overall, the order will go by how much I
    like the player.  In the event of there being two names for one position (i.e.
    Guard=Left Guard and Right Guard) they will be grouped together.
    1. Brett Favre
    2. Rich Gannon
    2. Donovan McNabb
    4. Michael Vick
    5. Jeff Garcia
    6. Steve McNair
    7. Peyton Manning
    8. Drew Bledsoe
    9. Kurt Warner
    10. Tom Brady
    11. Aaron Brooks
    12. Daunte Culpepper
    13. Chad Pennington
    14. Kerry Collins
    15. Trent Green
    1. Priest Holmes
    2. Ricky Williams
    3. Marshall Faulk
    4. LaDainian Tomlinson
    5. Corey Dillon
    6. Clinton Portis
    7. Ahman Green
    8. Deuce McAllister
    9. Curtis Martin
    10. Shaun Alexander
    11. Charlie Garner
    12. Fred Taylor
    13. Jamal Lewis
    14. Tiki Barber
    15. Eddie George
    1. Mike Alstott
    2. Lorenzo Neal
    3. Jim Kleinsasser
    4. Fred Beasley
    5. William Henderson
    6. Tony Richardson
    7. Rob Konrad
    8. Cory Schlesinger
    9. Jon Ritchie
    10. James Hodgins
    11. Mike Anderson
    12. Richie Anderson
    13. Marc Edwards
    14. Fred McCrary
    15. Terrelle Smith
    1. Terrell Owens
    2. Marvin Harrison
    3. Randy Moss
    4. Hines Ward
    5. Eric Moulds
    6. Torry Holt
    7. Isaac Bruce
    8. Joe Horn
    9. Peerless Price
    10. Keyshawn Johnson
    11. Amani Toomer
    12. Jerry Rice
    13. Marty Booker
    14. Plaxico Burress
    15. David Boston
    1. Tony Gonzalez
    2. Jeremy Shockey
    3. Shannon Sharpe
    4. Todd Heap
    5. Marcus Pollard
    6. Bubba Franks
    7. Frank Wycheck
    8. Chad Lewis
    9. Alge Crumpler
    10. Randy McMichael
    11. Ken Dilger
    12. Kyle Brady
    13. Billy Miller
    14. Byron Chamberlain
    15. Dwayne Carswell
    1. Jonathan Ogden
    2. Orlando Pace
    3. Lincoln Kennedy
    4. Tra Thomas
    5. Walter Jones
    6. Chris Samuels
    7. Kyle Turley
    8. Willie Roaf
    9. Willie Anderson
    10. Bob Whitfield
    11. Tarik Glenn
    12. Luke Petitgout
    13. Jason Fabini
    14. Derrick Deese
    15. Mike Williams
    1. Larry Allen
    2. Will Shields
    3. Ruben Brown
    4. Alan Faneca
    5. Ron Stone
    6. Leonard Davis
    7. Dan Neil
    8. Jermane Mayberry
    9. Brian Waters
    10. Randy Thomas
    11. Marco Rivera
    12. LeCharles Bentley
    13. Adam Timmerman
    14. Edwin Mulitalo
    15. Pete Kendall
    1. Kevin Mawae
    2. Olin Kreutz
    3. Matt Birk
    4. Tom Nalen
    5. Jeremy Newberry
    6. Damien Woody
    7. Casey Wiegmann
    8. Jeff Hartings
    9. Hank Fraley
    10. Jeff Mitchell
    11. Barrett Robbins
    12. Steve McKinney
    13. Mike Flanagan
    14. Brad Meester
    15. Tim Ruddy
    1. Jason Taylor
    2. Michael Strahan
    3. Hugh Douglas
    4. Simeon Rice
    5. Trevor Price
    6. Richard Seymour
    7. Julius Peppers
    8. John Abraham
    9. Patrick Kerney
    10. Marcellus Wiley
    11. Jevon Kearse
    12. Andre Carter
    13. Robert Porcher
    14. Leonard Little
    15. Justin Smith
    1. Warren Sapp
    2. La'Roi Glover
    3. Bryant Young
    4. Corey Simon
    5. Chris Hovan
    6. Pat Williams
    7. Kris Jenkins
    8. Tim Bowens
    9. Daryl Gardener
    10. Casey Hampton
    11. John Randle
    12. Luther Elliss
    13. Anthony McFarland
    14. Ted Washington
    15. Norman Hand
    1. Derrick Brooks
    2. LOLB #51 AKA Lavar Arrington
    3. Junior Seau
    4. Joey Porter
    5. Takeo Spikes
    6. Peter Boulware
    7. Anthony Simmons
    8. Julian Peterson
    9. Chad Brown
    10. Rosevelt Colvin
    11. Eric Barton
    12. Jessie Armstead
    13. Dwayne Rudd
    14. John Mobley
    15. Dexter Coakley
    1. Ray Lewis
    2. Brian Urlacher
    3. Zach Thomas
    4. Keith Brooking
    5. Kendrell Bell
    6. Jamie Sharper
    7. Donnie Edwards
    8. Michael Barrow
    9. London Fletcher
    10. Earl Holmes
    11. Mike Peterson
    12. Al Wilson
    13. Jeremiah Trotter
    14. Teddy Bruschi
    15. Shelton Quarles
    1. Champ Bailey
    2. Sam Madison
    3. Patrick Surtain
    4. Ty Law
    5. Charles Woodson
    6. Aaron Glenn
    7. Ronde Barber
    8. Bobby Taylor
    9. Chris McAlister
    10. Troy Vincent
    11. Aeneas Williams
    12. Mike McKenzie
    13. Brian Kelly
    14. Shawn Springs
    15. Samari Rolle
    1. Brian Dawkins
    2. Darren Sharper
    3. Rod Woodson
    4. Rodney Harrison
    5. Lance Schulters
    6. Mike Brown
    7. Roy Williams
    8. Ryan McNeil
    9. Brock Marion
    10. Tebucky Jones
    11. Dwight Smith
    12. Dexter Jackson
    13. Kim Herring
    14. Corey Fuller
    15. Jason Sehorn
    1. Lawyer Milloy
    2. John Lynch
    3. Shaun Williams
    4. Robert Griffith
    5. Ed Reed
    6. Tony Parrish
    7. Sammy Knight
    8. Adam Archuleta
    9. Kwamie Lassiter
    10. Donovin Darius
    11. Adrian Wilson
    12. Mike Minter
    13. Reggie Tongue
    14. Arturo Freeman
    15. Tank Williams
    1. Adam Vinatieri
    2. David Akers
    3. Olindo Mare
    4. Martin Gramatica
    5. Matt Stover
    6. Mike Vanderjagt
    7. Jason Elam
    8. John Carney
    9. Sebastian Janikowski
    10. Paul Edinger
    11. Joe Nedney
    12. Ryan Longwell
    13. Jason Hanson
    14. John Hall
    15. Jay Feely
    1. Todd Sauerbrun
    2. Chris Hanson
    3. Brad Maynard
    4. Scott Player
    5. Shane Lechler
    6. Brian Moorman
    7. Chris Gardocki
    8. Darren Bennett
    9. Mitch Berger
    10. Sean Landeta
    11. Craig Hentrich
    12. Josh Miller
    13. Jeff Feagles
    14. John Jett
    15. Rodney Williams
    5. Draft Priority List
    This order is credit to the Official Madden NFL 2004 Strategy Guide.  The comments
    and the other two orders are my idea.
    Madden 2004 Guide Strategy
    1.Quarterback-An all around offensive leader.
    2.Halfback-The running game.
    3.Center-For up the middle runs.
    4.Defensive End- The pass rush.
    5.Middle Linebacker-Should be a pass rusher and a run stopper.
    6.Offensive Tackle-For outside running and pass blocking.
    7.Offensive Guard-For inside running and pass blocking.
    8.Offensive Tackle-You need another.
    9.Wide receiver-Should have good hands and speed.
    10.Defensive End-Another one to add to the pass rush.
    11.Cornerback-Look for speed here.
    12.Outside Linebacker-Blitzer and decent run stopper.
    13.Defensive Tackle-A run stuffer, but pass rushing ability is a plus.
    14.Strong Safety-A hard hitter as well as a coverage man.
    15.Wide receiver-Another pair of hands.  Speed is a big plus.
    16.Outside Linebacker-To round off a 4-3 linebacker bunch.
    17.Tight End-Blocking ability and receiving talent should be balanced.
    18.Cornerback-Another coverage man.  Run stopping ability is a plus on the #2.
    19.Free Safety-Balance is important.
    20.Offensive guard.  With a great O-line other than this, a decent one will work
    21.Fullback-Blocking comes first.  Receiving and running are a plus.
    22.Halfback-A backup is a plus over a long season.  You may want a power runner.
    23.Kicker-They can mean the difference between winning and losing.
    24.Punter-Skip this if you never punt, but you do need one.
    25.Cornerback-Speed is a plus for the third string.
    26 and on-I would advise you to simulate the rest, but if not you just go for
    kookookrow II's 4-3 draft strategy
    Use this if you will be doing a 4-3 defense.  All of the top tens are above.  This
    is a lot like the strategy above.
    3.Wide Receiver
    4.Defensive End
    5.Middle Linebacker
    6.Offensive Guard
    7.Offensive Tackle
    8.Offensive Tackle
    10.Outside Linebacker
    11.Defensive End
    12.Wide Receiver
    14.Strong Safety
    16.Outside Linebacker
    17.Tight End
    18.Free Safety
    19.Defensive Tackle
    20.Offensive Guard
    26 and on. Take any players you want and then simulate.
    kookookrow II's 3-4 draft strategy
    3.Middle Linebacker
    4.Defensive End
    5.Outside Linebacker
    6.Offensive Tackle
    7.Offensive Guard
    8.Offensive Tackle
    9. Wide Receiver
    10.Middle Linebacker
    12.Defensive End
    14.Strong Safety
    16.Outside Linebacker
    17.Tight End
    18.Free Safety
    19.Defensive Tackle
    20.Offensive Guard
    26 and on. Take any players you want and then simulate.
    6.Draft Results
    I will accept any Fantasy draft team results that use the strategy above or a
    similar one.  E-mail them to the address in section 1.  I only want the starters
    except on HB, I want the backup, on WR I want 3, and Cornerback, I want 4.  I will
    only accept teams under the salary cap of $70 million.
    kookookrow II's team
    I used a similar strategy to the one above
    QB Michael Vick
    HB Ahman Green
    HB Trung Canidate
    FB Mike Anderson
    WR Hines Ward
    WR Kevin Johnson
    WR Santana Moss
    WR Antwaan Randle El
    TE Bubba Franks
    LT Marvel Smith
    LG Brian Waters
    C Olin Kreutz
    LG Travis Claridge
    RT Jon Runyan
    RE Kyle Vanden Bosch
    RE Grant Wistrom
    DT Tony Williams
    DT Edward Jasper
    ROLB Henri Crockett
    MLB Jamie Sharper
    ROLB Jeff Ulbrich
    CB Dre' Bly
    CB Eric Warfield
    CB Terry Cousin
    CB Ray Mickens
    FS Dexter Jackson
    SS Donovin Darius
    K David Akers
    P Bill LaFleur
    KR Michael Lewis
    KR Jermaine Lewis
    PR Michael Lewis
    Chazburgr's team
    QB Donovan McNabb
    HB Ahman Green
    HB LaMont Jordan
    FB Dan Kreider
    WR Darrell Jackson
    WR Corey Bradford
    WR J.J. Stokes
    TE Todd Heap
    LT Marvel Smith
    LG Ben Hamilton
    C Olin Kreutz
    RG Jermaine Mayberry
    RT John Tait
    LE Adawale Ogunleye
    RE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
    DT Cornelius Griffin
    DT Kelly Gregg
    LOLB Steve Foley
    MLB London Fletcher
    ROLB Dhani Jones
    CB Fred Thomas
    CB Jason Webster
    CB Bryant Westbrook
    CB Deshea Townsend
    FS Keion Carpenter
    SS Donovin Darius
    K Adam Vinatieri
    P Brian Moorman
    KR Jermaine Lewis
    KR Corey Bradford
    PR Jermaine Lewis
    kookookrow II's second team
    This is made using the exact strategy as above.
    QB Tom Brady
    HB Clinton Portis
    HB Emmitt Smith
    FB Zack Crockett
    WR Charles Rogers
    WR David Patten
    WR Corey Bradford
    TE Bubba Franks
    LT Marvel Smith
    RG Kelvin Garmon
    C Olin Kreutz
    RG Randy Thomas
    LT Chad Clifton
    RE Darren Howard
    RE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
    DT Cornelius Griffin
    DT Chartric Darby
    LOLB Steve Foley
    MLB Al Wilson
    ROLB Dhani Jones
    CB Fernando Bryant
    CB Jason Webster
    CB Terry Cousin
    CB Michael Lehan
    FS Ronnie Heard
    SS Troy Polamalu
    K Ryan Longwell
    P Toby Gowin
    KR/PR Michael Lewis
    KR Darrien Gordon
    Eticket109's team
    QB Aaron Brooks
    HB Shaun Alexander
    HB2 LaMont Jordan
    FB Terrelle Smith
    WR Terrell Owens
    WR2 James Trash
    WR3 Dwayne Bates
    TE Todd Heap
    LT Marvel Smith
    LG Edwin Mulitalo
    C Olin Kreutz
    RG Cosey Coleman
    RT Ryan Young
    LE Shaun Ellis
    RE Courtney Brown
    DT Cornelius Griffin
    DT2 John Thornton
    LOLB Keith Newman
    MLB Dan Morgan
    ROLB Dhani Jones
    CB Ashley Ambrose
    CB2 Terry Cousin
    CB3 Nnamdi Asomugha
    CB4 Chris Watson
    FS Mark Roman
    SS Tank Williams
    K Paul Edinger
    P Rodney Williams
    KR Jacquez Green
    KR Chris Watson
    PR Jacquez Green
    kookookrow II's 3-4
    QB Steve McNair
    HB Shaun Alexander
    HB Najeh Davenport
    FB Rob Konrad
    WR Darrell Jackson
    WR Ricky Proehl
    WR Germane Crowell
    TE Todd Heap
    LT Flozell Adams
    LG Jamie Nails
    C Hank Fraley
    RT Marvel Smith
    RG Randy Thomas
    DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
    DE Ndukwe Kalu
    DT Anthony McFarland
    OLB Marcus Washington
    OLB Keith Bulluck
    MLB Kendrell Bell
    MLB Edgerton Hartwell
    CB Fernando Bryant
    CB Jerry Azumah
    CB Terry Cousin
    CB Jimmy Spencer
    FS Deon Grant
    SS Donovin Darius
    K Sebastian Janikowski
    P Nick Harris
    7.Kick Returners
    After the Fantasy draft you can usually pick up a kick returner or two from free
    agency.  This section lists the top 20 kick returners, 10 that are above 85
    overall and are good returners, and players usually in free agency after the draft
    that are good return men.
    7a.Top returners
    1. Desmond Howard-Free Agency
    2. Santana Moss-New York Jets
    3. Dennis Northcutt-Cleveland Browns
    4. Derrick Mason-Tennessee Titans
    5. Michael Lewis-New Orleans Saints
    6. Jermaine Lewis-Jacksonville Jaguars
    7. Brian Mitchell-New York Giants
    8. Charlie Rogers-Miami Dolphins
    9. Dante Hall-Kansas City Chiefs
    10. Terry Fair-Free Agency
    11. Chad Morton-Washington Redskins
    12. Steve Smith-Carolina Panthers
    13. Antwaan Randle El-Pittsburgh Steelers
    14. Phillip Buchanon-Oakland Raiders
    15. Ronney Jenkins-Oakland Raiders
    16. Az-Zahir Hakim-Detroit Lions
    17. Allen Rossum-Atlanta Falcons
    18. Deltha O'Neal-Denver Broncos
    19. Darrien Gordon-Free Agency
    20. John Simon-Tennessee Titans
    7b.Above 85 Overall + Good Return Players
    1. Derrick Mason-Tennessee
    2. Deltha O'Neal-Denver
    3. Tim Brown-Oakland
    4. Troy Brown-New England
    5. Brock Marion-Miami
    6. Dwight Smith-Tampa Bay
    7. R.W. McQuarters-Chicago
    8. Adrian Wilson-Arizona
    9. Aaron Glenn-Houston
    10. Champ Bailey-Washington
    7c.Free Agent Return Men Available After Fantasy Draft
    These come from my fantasy draft.  I list those with above 90 Kick Return.  After
    your draft you have some good returners to sign from Free Agency.
    Desmond Howard
    Michael Lewis
    Jermaine Lewis
    Brian Mitchell
    Charlie Rogers
    Darrien Gordon
    Ronney Jenkins
    8.Young Money
    This section lists every player under 25 years of age that has above 78 overall.
    These are good to pick in the draft because they will last a while.
    Byron Leftwich
    Carson Palmer
    Joey Harrington
    Drew Brees
    David Carr
    Michael Vick
    Marcel Shipp
    LaMont Jordan
    TJ Duckett
    Anthony Thomas
    Kevan Barlow
    William Green
    Michael Bennett
    Travis Henry
    Edgerrin James
    Jamal Lewis
    Clinton Portis
    Deuce McAllister
    LaDainian Tomlinson
    Heath Evans
    Terrelle Smith
    Wide Receivers
    David Terrell
    Dez White
    Andre Davis
    Reggie Wayne
    Josh Reed
    Dennis Northcutt
    Antonio Bryant
    Steve Smith
    Travis Taylor
    Ashley Lelie
    Santana Moss
    Antwaan Randle El
    Andre Johnson
    Darrell Jackson
    Quincy Morgan
    Chris Chambers
    Charles Rogers
    Donte Stallworth
    Jerry Porter
    Chad Johnson
    Rod Gardner
    Laveranues Coles
    Koren Robinson
    David Boston
    Tight Ends
    Jerramy Stevens
    Randy McMichael
    Alge Crumpler
    Bubba Franks
    Todd Heap
    Jeremy Shockey
    Offensive Linemen
    LT Matt Light
    LT Levi Jones
    LT Jeff Backus
    LT Bryant McKinnie
    LT Marvel Smith
    LG Eric Steinbach
    LG Toniu Fonoti
    LG Steve Hutchinson
    C Roberto Garza
    C Hank Fraley
    C Damien Woody
    C Olin Kreutz
    RG Kendall Simmons
    RG Cosey Coleman
    RG LeCharles Bentley
    RG Leonard Davis
    RT Maurice Williams
    RT Greg Randall
    RT Kenyatta Walker
    RT Kareem McKenzie
    RT Mike Williams
    Defensive Ends
    LE Anthony Weaver
    LE Charles Grant
    LE Julius Peppers
    LE Richard Seymour
    RE Kalimba Edwards
    RE Carlos Hall
    RE Courtney Brown
    RE Dwight Freeney
    RE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
    RE Justin Smith
    RE Andre Carter
    RE John Abraham
    Defensive Tackles
    Larry Tripplett
    Dewayne Robertson
    Damione Lewis
    Ryan Pickett
    Marcus Stroud
    John Henderson
    Shaun Rogers
    Albert Haynesworth
    Anthony McFarland
    Casey Hampton
    Kris Jenkins
    Chris Hovan
    LOLB Marcus Washington
    Matt Stewart
    Chris Claiborne
    Rosevelt Colvin
    Julian Peterson
    Lavar Arrington AKA LOLB #51
    MLB Edgerton Hartwell
    Isaiah Kacyvenski
    Napolean Harris
    Dan Morgan
    Kendrell Bell
    Brian Urlacher
    ROLB Na'il Diggs
    Tommy Polley
    Ian Gold
    Eric Barton
    Marcus Trufant
    Jerry Azumah
    Ken Lucas
    Jamar Fletcher
    Gary Baxter
    William Peterson
    Terence Newman
    Derek Ross
    Phillip Buchanon
    Andre Dyson
    Quentin Jammer
    Fred Smoot
    Nate Clements
    Champ Bailey
    FS Idrees Bashir
    Deon Grant
    Dwight Smith
    Roy Williams
    Mike Brown
    SS Kenoy Kennedy
    Marques Anderson
    Derrick Gibson
    Ifeanyi Ohalete
    Troy Polamalu
    Coy Wire
    Michael Lewis
    Tank Williams
    Adrian Wilson
    Adam Archuleta
    Ed Reed
    Bill Gramatica
    Jeff Reed
    Sebastian Janikowski
    Paul Edinger
    Dave Zastudil
    9.Gatorade Players
    This section will list players that can be drafted fairly late and still play way
    beyond expectations.  It will be updated frequently.  The idea of this section was
    contributed by gt40lm.  He also contributed most of this section.  This section is
    named after and dedicated to Gatorade, the high performance sports drink. Other
    members of the Playstation 2 Madden 2004 board made contributions.
    QB David Carr
    HB Duce Staley
    FB Patrick Pass
    TE Dallas Clark
    T Jordan Gross
    C Mike Flanagan
    DE Reggie Upshaw
    OLB Hannibal Navies
    MLB Nick Barnett
    SS Troy Polamalu (SS #41)
    K Jay Feely
    CB Terry Fair
    CB Bryant Westbrook
    WR Robert Ferguson
    QB Seneca Wallace
    OLB Terrell Suggs
    WR Tyrone Calico
    CB Lito Shepherd
    CB Al Harris
    10.Credit and Thanks
    This guide is credited to me.  Certain parts may have come from other places, but
    in those parts they are given credit.  This guide also contains parts credit to
    the Official Madden NFL 2004 strategy guide made by Prima Games.  Thanks goes to
    EA Sports for making this game and the NFL for giving us what we all need, a good
    game of football.

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