NBA Jock MKT Play (3/31/22) - DFS Karma
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NBA Jock MKT Play (3/31/22)

Jock MKT is fun new way to play DFS. In this article, I’ll break down what Jock MKT is and my favorite NBA buys for tonight’s slate. 


What Is Jock MKT? 

The simplest way to outline this is daily fantasy sports meets the stock market. You’ll purchase shares of players for varying amounts, depending on how much others are willing to pay for them during the IPO. Once the Live Trading starts, you can buy players that others want to sell or sell your players during the game. Once all of the games have ended, you will receive money based on how well your player performs compared to the field on the Jock MKT app for the night. 

You can find more detailed information on this fresh way to play DFS here


3/25/22 Top Buy

Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Potential Bid: $12.00

Break-Even Point: 8th

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Mitchell recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $12.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 8th in the field for me to make my money back with the opportunity for me to make more if he finishes higher.

For example, if I buy 1 share of Mitchell at $12.00 and he finishes 8th in this field, I make my $12.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $13.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $11.00). It’s that simple.

REMINDER: If you’re new to Jock MKT — sign up using code KARMA for a 100% deposit bonus. 

Mitchell is my favorite stud on Thursday night, and that’s saying a lot given the names on this slate such as Giannis, Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid. For starters, Mitchell has seen his minutes increasing down the stretch for the Jazz. He is averaging 33 minutes per game in 2022, but has topped 35+ in four of his last five games. Los Angeles has been one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA post-ASB, and the spot couldn’t get any better for Spida tonight. Bojan Bogdanovic is returning tonight, but it’s his first game back from injury and likely that the Jazz ease him back into action. Mitchell is second in the NBA over the last ten games with a 36% usage rate — up 4% from his season average of 32%. I think he has a similar ceiling to most of the Guards ranked in front of him, but will likely be targeted less due to the 13.5 point spread this contest features.

Mid-Tier Buy

Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers

Potential Bid: $7.50

Break-Even Point: 20th

LeVert is appropriately ranked in Jock MKT’s pre-ranking at 19th, but this is still a time to buy-in. Cleveland has faded in recent games and now are seventh in the Eastern Conference. Despite the recent streak of losses, they still need to win these games down the stretch and we can expect full minutes from their main players in any games that are close. This contest features a six point spread and the second-highest O/U on the slate at 229. LeVert has always been an above-average fantasy players and he has showcased point per minute ability despite a slow start to his Cavs career. The main boost to LeVert is that his minutes limit was recently abolished and that has resulted in upper-30’s minutes loads. He reached 38 minutes last night against the Mavericks, despite the Cavs not being in the game late in the fourth quarter. He has already been playing on back-to-backs, so unless we hear otherwise there is no reason to expect a drop in projected workload tonight. We have him projected for 35 minutes, with upside for more.

Value Buy

Kelly Olynyk, Detroit Pistons

Potential Bid: $2.50

Break-Even Point: 58th

Value buys are the key to any slate, and this is where you can really separate yourself from the field. Given how cheap you can buy these players, when they do pop off for big games you have a massive leg up on the competition, especially on the mid-sized slates where the lower amount of games tends to allow people to focus on the better plays up top. Olynyk has always been good per minute, and he’s done that again this season for the Pistons averaging over one full fantasy point per minute. The issue here is his minutes, with him failing to reach 20 minutes since March 9th. We could see some extra run for Oly tonight against Joel Embiid and a big 76ers front-court. We know that he will be productive when on the court, and if he pops for 22-23 minutes tonight we will be sitting pretty for a major profit at this price point.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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