With all of the new Run Free moves in Madden NFL 25, having a great HB will be more important than ever. Gamers who commit to running the ball will have more success if they are handing it off to a superstar in the backfield. There are a few styles you should consider when looking at players from this list. Some backs are more elusive and use their speed and agility to avoid and break tackles. Other backs tend to be more powerful and can use their strength to truck defenders and break tackles. The best have a combination of both and are even capable of catching passes out of the backfield, too. If you can get a star HB on your team, it will ease up pressure on your QB and force the defense to prove they can stop the run.

EA SPORTS’ TOP 5 HBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD AGI ACC TRK/ELU
5 Jamaal Charles Chiefs 95 93 99 97 67/97
4 Ray Rice Ravens 95 91 96 97 79/84
3 Arian Foster Texans 96 92 94 96 95/77
2 Marshawn Lynch Seahawks 97 94 96 95 99/78
1 Adrian Peterson Vikings 97 96 97 97 98/97


PRIMA’S TOP 5 HBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD AGI ACC TRK/ELU
5 LeSean McCoy Eagles 93 91 98 98 32/49
4 Chris Johnson Titans 87 99 95 98 55/81
3 C.J. Spiller Bills 92 96 98 96 62/99
2 Jamaal Charles Chiefs 94 98 97 97 67/97
1 Adrian Peterson Vikings 97 96 97 97 98/97


HB
ADRIAN PETERSON IS THE BEST OVERALL HB IN THE GAME, NO MATTER WHAT STYLE YOU USE!

TOP 5 ROOKIE HBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD AGI ACC TRK/ELU
5 Johnathan Franklin Packers 73 90 91 88 83/65
4 Denard Robinson Jaguars 67 92 95 96 51/91
3 Montee Ball Broncos 75 86 86 90 87/68
2 Chris Thompson Redskins 66 93 86 97 34/78
1 Eddie Lacy Packers 76 87 88 86 91/71

 

TOP 5 SLEEPER HBS

 

  Name Team OVR SPD AGI ACC TRK/ELU
5 Michael Smith Buccaneers 66 95 91 94 77/73
4 Jeff Demps Buccaneers 63 98 95 98 55/84
3 Lamar Miller Dolphins 73 95 93 96 55/82
2 Taiwan Jones Raiders 68 97 92 95 54/84
1 LaMichael James 49ers 74 93 96 97 49/93


HB
HB LAMICHAEL JAMES GIVES THE 49ERS A GREAT SPEED OPTION TO COMPLEMENT THE POWERFUL FRANK GORE.

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