At the main menu, go to "My Madden" then to "Create-A-Player". Create them however desired, but set what team you want to be on in Superstar mode and make them a rookie. When you go to "Player Rating", choose "Create Custom". You can now make your player as good or bad as desired. Exit the Create-A-Player mode. If you do not want to change your default rosters, choose the "Keep player without saving" option. Then, go to "Game Modes" and select "Superstar". Then, select "New Superstar" and choose the "Play as Rookie" option. Find your created person under the list of players. This will give you control of the Superstar at the start of preseason, and he will be exactly the same that as he was when you created him. This works well if you are bad at the mini-games and cannot get a good player normally.
In Fantasy Challenge mode, two great and cheap players are Mike Alstott (FB) and Antrell Rolle (CB). Rolle has great catching and it is almost a guaranteed interception in every game that he plays. You should get the cheapest players at every position, then save it. Go to "Rosters" under "Features" at the main menu and increase your players to a 99 overall. Doing this will make your team cheap and outstanding. Also, no one will be able to negotiate your players away.
If you are a punter, put him as a QB. Then, on your audibles, set a play called "Punt". If you are a kicker, put him as a QB and set "Field Goal" on your audible. Call the audible as soon as the offensive line is formed. You can now rack up more field goals from your opposition's 42 yard line forward. If the ball is spotted on the 50 yard line, you will shoot from about 15 to 18 yards further back than that (which is already an NFL record).
-Off the line, without speed burst, immediately juke right then left. The CB will be fooled. Speed burst, run a 45 degree angle to the center of the field, and call for the ball. The CB will either be far away or he will be behind you, and you will catch it almost every time for an easy touchdown. This also works during games, but it takes some of the fun out of running routes. Instead of right then left, do left then right and catch the ball running up the line for a big gain.
-For an easy touchdown or first down, make sure that you have a fast QB or this might not work. When it is third down and you need a first down, call a pass play and the defenders will lay off you slightly. When you see an open gap, run in that direction. Run in a 45 degree angle when defenders start to get close. When a group of defenders start to approach you, make a QB dive so that you cross the line to get a first down or touchdown. This also works well in Superstar mode. Do not wait too long or you may get sacked.
-To score easily, get a spread set with two receivers on one side, then do a hot route on the inside receiver and press the Right Analog-stick in the opposite direction of the quarterback, making an outer slant. This should help you score or get a lot of yards.
When making your profile at the main menu, choose the team that you want to be drafted by as your favorite team. When you start your superstar and get to the draft, a message will appear stating "Would you be interested in being drafted by your favorite team?". Select "Yes" and you will be on that team.
-To play with four players on the same team, do the following: Player 2 must be using a wireless controller. Turn three controllers on and select the same team with the first two controllers. When the game starts, press Start with controller 1. Turn off controller 2. Set all three controllers to the same team. Turn back on controller 2 just before resuming the game.
-To get four human players on the same team, do the above and press start on controller 3. Turn controllers 1 and 2 off. With controller 3 go to the controller setup and move player 4 to the same team as player 3. Turn controllers 1 and 2 back on just before resuming the game.
To unlock NFC hall of fame, AFC hall of fame, dummies, glaciers, receivers, and tridents, defeat them in Fantasy Challenge mode. They are in the Supreme league. You can also buy their Madden cards for 100 tokens.
ACHIEVEMENT - HOW TO UNLOCK 60 Yard Pass (15 points) - Complete a 60 yard pass. 60 Yard Run (15 points) - Complete a 60 yard run. 90 Yard Pass (30 points) - Complete a 90 yard pass. 80 Yard Run (35 points) - Complete an 80 yard run. Intercept 2 Passes (20 points) - Get 2 interceptions with one player. Intercept 5 Passes (35 points) - Intercept 5 total passes in one game. Deflect 4 Passes (20 points) - Deflect 4 or more passes with one player. 7 Sacks with One Player (35 points) - Sack the Quarterback 7 times with one player in one game. 8 Tackles with One Player (10 points) - Get 8 tackles with one player in one game. Recover 2 Fumbles (25 points) - Recover 2 fumbles in one game with one player. Force 3 Fumbles (10 points) - Force 3 fumbles with one player. 200 Kick Return Yards (20 points) - Achieve 200 Kick Return Yards with one player. Max 5min Qtr. 200 Punt Return Yards (20 points) - Get 200 punt return yards in one game with one player. 4 TD Passes (10 points) - Throw 4 touchdown passes in one game. Score 84 Points (35 points) - Score 84 or more points in one game. Max 5min Qtr. 10 Catches in a Row (15 points) - Catch ten passes in a row with one player. Max 5min Qtr. 20 Completions in a Row (25 points) - Get 20 completions in a row with one player. 300 Pass Yards (10 points) - Achieve 300 passing yards in one game. 500 Pass Yards (30 points) - Pass for 500 yards in one game. 80 Percent Pass Completion (15 points) - Complete 80 percent of the attempted passes in one game. 100 Percent Pass Completion (25 points) - 100 Percent Pass Completion. Complete 25 Passes (30 points) - Complete 25 passes in one game. 1 Catch by Seven Players (20 points) - Catch one pass with seven players. 200 Pass Yards (10 points) - Get 200 passing yards in a game. 2 TD Catches with One Player (10 points) - Get 2 touchdown catches with one player. 150 Receiving Yards (15 points) - Achieve 150 receiving yards with one player. 200 Receiving Yards (25 points) - Get 200 receiving yards with one player. 100 Rec Yards with 2 Players (15 points) - Get 100 reception yards by two players. 10 Catches with One Player (15 points) - Get 10 receptions with one player. 200 Rush Yards (15 points) - Rush for 200 yards or more with one player in one game. 40 Rush Attempts with One Player (15 points) - Attempt 40 rushes with one player in one game. Max 5min Qtr. Average 20 Yards Rushing (25 points) - Average 20 yards rushing per attempt with one player in one game. 150 Rush Yards in One Qtr (25 points) - Get 150 yards or more rushing in one quarter with one player. 250 Rush Yards (25 points) - Rush for 250 yards with one player in one game. 100 Rush Yards with One Player (15 points) - Get 100 rush yards with one player. 100 Rush Yards with Two Players (30 points) - Get 100 rushing yards with two players. 400 Yards on Offense (10 points) - Achieve 400 yards of offense in one game. Max 5min Qtr. 650 Yards on Offense (30 points) - Get 650 yards on offense. Max 5min Qtr. No Dropped Passes (20 points) - Don't drop a pass for an entire game. Min 5min Qtr. No Sacks Allowed (20 points) - Don't allow a sack for an entire game. Min 5min Qtr. 3 2pt Conversions Passing (35 points) - Pass for three 2 point conversions in one game. 3 2pt Conversions Rushing (35 points) - Rush for three 2 point conversions in one game. Average 20 Yards Receiving (25 points) - Average 20 yards receiving with one player in one game. Intercept 3 Passes (20 points) - Get 3 interceptions in one game. 3 Rushing TDs (15 points) - Get 3 rushing touchdowns with one player. 4 Sacks (10 points) - Get 4 sacks with one player in one game. Max 5min Qtr. 40 Yard Field Goal (15 points) - Kick a 40 or more yard field goal. 50 Yard Field Goal (20 points) - Kick a 50 yard or more field goal.
Use the following trick to obtain influence credits for touchbacks from kickoffs or punts for a Superstar punter and kicker, and to make sure that your touchbacks will be credited to your Hall of Fame resume as well as your stats line. Do not just boot the ball out of the endzone so that the returner cannot catch it. Instead, make sure the returner catches the ball and kneels down.
Do the if you're looking to build a longterm dynasty that will last over many seasons. Note: This works best with "great" teams (like the Patriots, Colts and Chargers) and "good" teams (like the Jaguars, Broncos, and Cowboys). However, it is possible to work with any team. After completing your pre-season games, don't advance to the regular season. Instead, head to the trading block. Offer up your first round pick and ask for a first, second and fourth round pick in return. With a decent enough team, you will receive offers from all of the bottom teams (like Buffalo, Houston, Detroit, or whoever happens to be bad that season). So, with the bad team's first, second and fourth picks (for instance), you can offer your own second, third and fourth picks. Ask for a first, third and fourth pick in return. You must be flexible though, because you won't always be able to get what you want in return. If it works, you'll have two first round picks, a second round pick, a third round pick, and two fourth round picks (or something similar). This is incredible when you are building a franchise. Better yet, you can do this every year, making your franchise stronger and stronger with young, talented players.
While creating a Superstar custom character, assign his awareness attribute to 0. Doing so leaves you with more points to assign to other desired attributes. Once done, go to the IQ test and fail it by letting time expire. You'll receive a notification that you did poorly, which adjusts your awareness rating from 0 to 99.
Make sure you have all the desired players from that league on your team before the final game (championship). You will not be able to get the players if you win the championship, as you will move on to the next league.
-When playing in Franchise mode, visit the Free Agent screen and sign a free agent named Jordan Beck. He is a middle linebacker 71 overall. Change his position to defensive end and he will be 90 overall. The same thing works for most of the other linebackers when changed to defensive end. Also, you can change Ladainian Tomlinson's position to linebacker. Do this, then trade for him. He will have an F trade rating and his team will accept almost any player in a trade. When signed, release him and resign him to save cap room. Then, change his position back to running back. He will be 99 again. This can be done for lots of other players.
-In Franchise mode, take any quarterback in the league (Peyton Manning is the highest overall). When you go to the roster and choose them, go to edit the player and change his position to a WR. He will have a 30 overall (if you selected Manning), and you can trade any pick or player for him.
-Go to the "Trade" screen in "Roster Management" and go to your favorite team. Trade for very young players in every position, then edit them to the best stats and go to Franchise for a great team.
Go into the Superstar Hall Of Fame and choose a player based on which position you would like to play through, appearance, etc. At this point you are not selecting them, but you know which player to alter. Go into Roster mode, to the players' team, and start alteration. You can change all the characteristics that let you highlight them as usual. Once you have changed the appearance, etc. go to ratings and adjust them as desired. Go back into Superstar mode and the player you modified will be at the top (if you made them with perfect ratings).
-Go to the rosters and look for a player that is a rookie at your position. Alter that player as desired (appearance, build, etc.), then change the ratings to suit your taste. If needed, trade that player to your favorite team. When leaving rosters the game will save. Then, start Superstar mode and select "Rookie from 07 class". Be aware that this player's ratings will apply to other game modes. Select your player and continue.
-Even when you can back up a promise and win the game, never arrange media with the agent if you want to keep a positive ego and avoid becoming a "lone wolf". However, being a "lone wolf" is useful for transforming a pocket QB to a makeshift scrambling QB.