NFL Week 5 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 5.

Henry Ruggs, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

Jock MKT Projection: 12.81 FPs

Max IPO Bid: $3.00

Ruggs’ seen mixed results early in the 2021 season for the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s posted 14 receptions for 297 yards and 1 touchdown on 25 targets through 4 weeks. He owns a small amount of rushing potential with a pair of carries on the season. 

Ruggs is an interesting option, as he’s seen a solid role in the Las Vegas offense this season. He’s recorded 5+ targets in each of his 4 games. He boasts 1 less target than Darren Waller over the last 3 weeks, as well. Over that span, he’s averaging 6.7 targets per game. Ruggs needed only 7 targets to post 5 receptions for 113 yards and 1 touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He gets a great matchup against the Chicago Bears this weekend. They’re only allowing 238 passing yards per game, but Chicago’s also allowing 8.8 adjusted yards per attempt in 2021. The Bears have allowed 8 passing touchdowns this season, ranking sixth-last in passing touchdown rate (6.4%). 

Chicago ranks eighth-last in the NFL in pass attempts against (125) through 4 games. With that being said, they’ve given up the fourth-most air yards (716) in the league. One of the key reasons is because they rank as an average defense in pressure rate (24.1%), while ranking below-average in hurry rate (7.6%) and QB knockdown rate (7.2%). Ruggs’ seen 415 air yards this season, posting a team-high 16.6 aDOT and 28.5% of the Raiders air yards, per NFL Next Gen Stats. 

Ruggs has found plenty of success after the catch this season. He’s averaging 6.4 yards after the catch per reception, averaging 2 YAC above expectations. Chicago also ranks in the bottom third of the NFL in YAC allowed (548) in 2021. They’ve missed 26 tackles this season, giving Ruggs plenty of upside after the catch in this game. 

Ruggs isn’t a red zone threat for Las Vegas. He’s seen only 1 red zone target this season, failing to catch that pass. He isn’t that type of player, though, as the majority of his upside comes through the deep ball. Ruggs is a bit of a boom or bust option in an elite matchup this weekend. 

He ranks only 80th in Jock MKT’s pre-rank or this weekend. Overall, he’s projected for 12.81 fantasy points. Ruggs isn’t going to be an expensive option for the Raiders, but he comes with tremendous upside if Carr’s deep ball is on point. He’s certainly a risky receiver, but the risk on Jock MKT will be negated a bit by his low price tag. 

Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins

Jock MKT Projection: 11.91 FPs

Max IPO Bid: $2.25

Waddle’s been somewhat of a boom or bust option early in his NFL career. The Miami Dolphins rookie boasts 25 receptions for 200 yards and 1 touchdown on 30 targets through 4 games. His role throughout the season has changed a bit from Week 1 through now. 

The key to this weekend is Waddle’s yards after the catch ability. He leads Miami with 5.2 YAC per reception in 2021. He also averages 0.4 YAC above expectation. Waddle gets a matchup against the Tampa Bay Bucs, who’ve allowed a league-high 782 YAC this season. They’ve missed 29 tackles, as well, giving fast players added upside. 

The Bucs currently blitz at the highest rate (41.1%) in the NFL, although they’ve struggled to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. With that being said, they could force the ball out of Jacoby Brissett’s hands quickly, giving Waddle the potential for 10+ targets again. 

Ultimately, Tampa Bay’s allowing a league-high 327.5 passing yards per game in 2021. They’re giving up 7.3 adjusted yards per attempt, as well. The Bucs have allowed a league-high 11 passing touchdowns this season, giving up a 5.9% touchdown rate thus far. 

Many expected Waddle to be a deep threat in the NFL because of his elite speed, but that hasn’t been the case. He only owns a 3.9 aDOT while seeing 11.5% of Miami’s air yards in 2021. With that being said, his low aDOT has his catch rate over 80% thus far, allowing him to score fantasy points only easy passes while possessing an elite ceiling because of his speed. 

Waddle’s also seen a team-high 2 red zone targets in 2021. He’s turned those into 2 receptions for 7 yards and 1 touchdown. It’s clear Waddle’s a featured option in the Miami offense, especially with Will Fuller injured again. 

He currently owns a pre-rank of 88 out of 120 players for this weekend. Waddle could be put in a position where Miami essentially utilizes him as a quick-pass run game with Tampa Bay featuring arguably the best run defense in the NFL. If that’s the case, he could see double-digit targets again with the speed to give him an elite ceiling if he finds the end zone. 

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