PS4. Career Mode.
Players drafted at the beginning of the year don't accrue statistics for your team like the players that were on it originally.
Ex. I took the Lions through a year. I drafted Malcom Marx at the beginning of the year and played him every single game. However, his statistics are all "0"s (Games Played, Points Scored, etc.), whereas Elton Jantjies played every game and accrued stats as expected based on his performance.