the appeal for me is simple
every Madden since 2004 my two best friends and I will randomly select a team and set the team for 'fantasy draft' and we each take turns drafting our favorite players or what have you (I'm the QB and SS so this year I took Russell Wilson and Eric Berry for example) and we play teammate Madden.
It's probably the most fun I have playing the game...my friend and I have mastered safety play SIMPLY due to teammate Madden.
It's more fun playing on the same team as opposed to playing against one another...I'm so much better than them because of all the online play I've done in the past it's just not fair.
This year when we went to set it up we noticed they got rid of it...a staple in Madden for years and years and years...and we were pissed.
I mean, we just manually had to trade for our players but it was still pretty ****ing gay. We used to love those drafts and we'd load up on all of the young talent because it was pretty glitchy but STILL...it was part of what I did with the game every year.