The Extra Yard: Updating Madden 20 to reflect Dolphins roster

Madden 20 is far from a perfect game. But with most of us social distancing now is the time to start an updated Madden franchise.

For those that know me, I’ve been playing Madden since the beginning of time. To be honest, it’s become a ritual as of late to buy the game on release, and rarely touch it ever again. Part of that is because Madden 20 isn’t good. The other factor is I have two children, and I always underestimate how much time I will have to play. Well now, with everything going on in the world, is the perfect time to update my PS4, Madden 20, and dive into an updated franchise.

Things you will need

  1. A working PS4 of Xbox One
  2. The internet.
  3. Playstation Network or Xbox Live
  4. Madden 20

Before we go any further, I need to give a shoutout to @DannyM_Mia for motivating me to do this. And while I will NOT be using his roster in this demonstration, feel free to reach out and download his if you’d prefer. Instead, we will be using a roster AND draft class from OperationSports. If you never downloaded a custom roster in Madden 20, here’s a how-to video on how to download custom rosters.


Now that you figured out how to download custom rosters, let’s figure out the right rosters to use.

What Rosters to Use

For this demonstration, I’m going to use the file ‘FREEAGENCY2020′ on PS4. You can read all about this roster file HERE

If you have an Xbox One, use the file ‘UPDATED20′. You can read all about this roster file HERE

Please note, there is no right or wrong roster to use and the best way to go about this is to sort things based on downloads and ratings. And if you really want to get nostalgic, there’s a 1991 historic roster available for download on PS4. The file name is 1991 and you can read all about it HERE.

Want to start an updated Franchise?

If you plan on starting a Connected Franchise with Miami’s new additions, I recommend waiting a few more days to see if they make any other roster moves. Once you’re happy with the current state of the team, download the rosters from above and get started. Most importantly, however, make sure you find a highly recommended DRAFT CLASS in the roster vault. This will allow you to import a custom draft class, and have access to ALL of the 2020 NFL rookies.

A good one to use on Xbox One is ‘OSFX20′. You can read all about this draft class HERE. He also has rookie draft classes for 2021-2024.

For PS4 you can use this one ‘B33ZYMEEZY’. You can read all bout this draft class HERE. There is also rookie draft classes for 2021-2025

If you want to know how to import draft classes in Madden 20, check out this video below.

Don’t forget

Keep in mind, there’s a bug with Madden 20 that can make it difficult to download roster files. Sometimes they show up as ‘deleted’ or ‘unavailable’. Just keep trying, it will eventually work and you’ll be enjoying your updated rosters in no time.


A Reddit user brought it to my attention that using a custom roster/draft class will affect the Dolphins current war chest of draft picks.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out on Twitter.

This article was written by Josh Houtz (@houtz) he is Five Reasons Sports Madden Guru.




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