NFL Week 17 Jock MKT Value Buys

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 17.

Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Jock MKT Projection: 9.86 FPs

Max IPO Bid: $3.00

Break-Even Rank: 53

Bateman’s seen mixed results throughout his rookie season. He’s posted 37 receptions for 435 yards and 1 touchdown on 54 targets through 10 games. He boasts a 68.5% catch rate to go along with 11.8 yards per reception in 2021. 

Bateman’s posted double-digit fantasy points in 5 of his 10 games this season. He failed to record any fantasy points in 45% of the Baltimore Ravens snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. With that being said, Bateman’s recorded 20.3 and 12.6 fantasy points in two of his last three games, flashing tremendous potential for his expected price tag. 

He gets an interesting matchup against the Los Angeles Rams this weekend. They’re giving up 242.2 passing yards per game and 6.3 adjusted yards per attempt in 2021. Los Angeles’ held their opponents to only 15 passing touchdowns with a 2.7% passing touchdown rate this season, though. 

The Rams have struggled a bit with air yards and yards after the catch (YAC), though. They’re roughly average in terms of air yards allowed (1,947) while allowing the fifth-most YAC (1,993). Overall, they’ve given up the seventh-most airYAC (3,940) in the NFL this season. 

Bateman isn’t an elite air yards option, as he’s seen 10.8% of Baltimore’s air yards thus far. He’s recorded 508 air yards with a 9.4 aDOT this season. Bateman’s also averaging 4.2 yards after the catch per reception, which is higher than the expected, per NFL Next Gen Stats. 

Bateman’s the third option in the Baltimore offense, which adds plenty of risk. With that being said, he ranks 115th in Jock MKT’s pre-rank for Week 17. He’s only projected for 9.86 fantasy points. Bateman comes with plenty of upside, as Baltimore is likely to be throwing throughout this game. He posted over 20 fantasy points without finding the end zone earlier in the season, and it won’t take much to acquire him this weekend. 

Darrel Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Jock MKT Projection: 10.27 FPs

Max IPO Bid: $4.50

Break-Even Rank: 38

Williams’ found plenty of success considering his up and down role throughout the season. He’s recorded 453 yards and 4 touchdowns on 123 carries over 15 games. He also posted 41 receptions for 403 yards and 2 touchdowns on 50 targets. 

Williams’ only played 50% or more of the snaps in six games this season. He’s averaging 15.9 fantasy points per game in those contests. He also flashed elite upside, scoring 23.9 and 32.4 fantasy points against the Washington Football Team and Las Vegas Raiders. Even while splitting snaps, Williams’ posted double-digit fantasy points in seven of his last 10 games. 

He gets an interesting matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. They’re allowing the fourth-fewest rushing yards (92.1) per game. They’ve also allowed only 12 rushing touchdowns in 2021. With that being said, the Bengals are allowing 6.7 receptions and 47.5 receiving yards per game to opposing running backs. 

Williams is a versatile option for Kansas City, and he’s likely to take on a workhorse role if Clyde Edwards-Helaire is ruled out. Edwards-Helaire’s recorded three consecutive DNP at practice this weekend, and it looks unlikely that he’ll suit up against Cincinnati this week. 

Williams only owns a pre-rank of 110th on Jock MKT this weekend. He’s projected for 10.27 fantasy points, which is entirely too cheap. I’m setting my max IPO bid significantly higher than someone at his current rank would need, as I expect him to move up once CEH is officially ruled out. Williams boasts the exact skillset to find success in this matchup, and he’s quietly an elite buy this weekend.

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