Jock MKT is one of the most interesting fantasy sports platforms because of your ability to make money on any individual player available on the market. Other users will dictate the price of players, meaning you’ll always have the option to buy anyone in the player pool.
You may be forced to pay a premium for the best players on the slate, although their price tag will never exceed the $25 per share you’ll receive if they lead the slate in scoring. You aren’t forced to buy high-priced options, though.
With over 100 players on the market, some will go overlooked every Sunday. You don’t need to buy the most expensive options on the market to have the potential for a massive payday. In this article, I’ll look at my favorite potential values for Week 8.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jock MKT Projection: 9.48 FPs
Max IPO Bid: $2.75
Freiermuth’s flashed at times as a rookie, although he’s generally seen limited opportunities. Through 6 games, he’s recorded 18 receptions for 158 yards and 1 touchdown. He’s ultra-efficient, as he’s only seen 20 targets this season.
Freiermuth’s coming off of his best game of the season, though, posting 7 receptions for 58 yards on 7 targets. The most important aspect of this play is his snap count. On the season, Freiermuth’s only played 51% of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive snaps. He saw 60% last week, though, which was 15% more snaps than Eric Ebron.
Ebron’s already been ruled out for Week 8, leaving Freiermuth atop the depth chart. He’s seen 59% of more of the snaps in only 2 games this season, totaling 11 receptions for 94 yards on 11 targets.
Freiermuth’s only seen 8.6% of Pittsburgh’s air yards this season, recording a 6.8 aDOT. He’s performed relatively well after the catch, averaging 3.2 yards after the catch per reception as a rookie. The most important aspect of his game is hit efficiency, as Freiermuth enters this game with a ridiculous 90% catch rate.
This is an interesting matchup against the Cleveland Browns. They’ve performed well against the tight end in 2021. With that being said, I expect them to get pressure on Ben Roethlisberger, forcing quick passes, which bodes well for Freiermuth and his short aDOT.
The other aspect of this game is more simple. Freiermuth’s flashed in limited snaps, and he could see 90% of the snaps with Ebron injured. In its simplest form, the more often any player is on the field, the more chances they have to score fantasy points.
Freiermuth ranks last (120th) in Jock MKT’s pre-rank this weekend. He’s projected for 9.48 fantasy points. Freiermuth has the potential to be a TE1 in a full role with Pittsburgh, and that’s what he should get this week. Even in a relatively tough matchup, he comes with significantly more upside than his pre-rank suggests.
Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jock MKT Projection: 13.48 FPs
Max IPO Bid: $3.50
Jones’ been somewhat of a boom or bust option for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. He boasts 28 receptions for 343 yards and 3 touchdowns on 47 targets. Although the efficiency isn’t there, the pure upside is.
Jones’ recorded double-digit fantasy points in 4 of his 6 games this season. He’s scored single-digit fantasy points in 2 of his last 3 games, though. With that being said, Jones is coming off of his best game of the season, scoring 26 fantasy points against the Miami Dolphins.
Jones gets a great matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. They’re allowing 280.6 passing yards per game and 8.1 adjusted yards per attempt this season. They’ve also given up 11 passing touchdowns with a 4.1% passing touchdown rate.
Seattle’s struggled with both air yards and yards after the catch this season. They’ve given up 1,093 air yards and 953 YAC thus far. Ultimately, they’ve allowed the fourth-most airYAC (2,046) in the NFL this season.
Jones leads Jacksonville, recording 33.5% of their air yards this season. Overall, he’s posted 644 air yards on 47 targets with a 13.7 aDOT. Jones isn’t a dominant YAC option, but he should find plenty of success with his current role in the offense.
The Jaguars veteran is an option in the red zone, as well. Jones currently boasts 6 red zone targets, turning them into 2 receptions for 9 yards and 1 touchdown. Although the total isn’t anything special, he’s seen twice as many red zone targets as anyone else on the team. If Jacksonville gets inside-the-20, Jones becomes a major factor.
He owns a pre-rank of 75th on Jock MKT for Week 8. Jones is projected for 13.48 fantasy points, as well. He’s somewhat of a risky option, but he comes with tremendous upside if everything is clicking. I’m expecting one of Jacksonville’s best offensive performances of the season thus far, and Jones will be a big part of that.