NBA Jock MKT Play (4/5/22) - DFS Karma
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NBA Jock MKT Play (4/5/22)

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


4/5/22 Top Buy

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

Potential Bid: $15.00

Break-Even Point: 5th

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Irving recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $15.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 5th 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 Irving at $5.00 and he finishes 5th in this field, I make my $5.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $10.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $14.00). It’s that simple.

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

As you’ve read recently, my strategy late in the season is to buy studs in must-win games, and cheap players that get big boosts due to injuries and tanking. Recently, it’s been all Kevin Durant for me but I’m actually going to side with his teammate Kyrie Irving tonight against the Houston Rockets. Brooklyn is installed as massive 17 point favorites tonight so there is blowout risk, but I don’t typically bake that into my thinking in DFS. I am buying Irving for his ceiling tonight, which is attainable for him in any game-script if his shot is falling. Furthermore, the ceiling is truly one of the tops on the slate in this match-up. Houston has been easily one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA this season, and are ranked dead-last in defensive efficiency vs guards. If his shot is falling early he could really heat up, and he is my favorite expensive player tonight. It’s also pretty likely you can get him cheaper than $15.00, but I will be targeting him regardless.

Mid-Tier Buy

Tre Jones, San Antonio Spurs

Potential Bid: $3.80

Break-Even Point: 44th

This won’t be sneaky at all, but Jones is a must target for me with Dejounte Murray out for the Spurs once again. I’m listing him at this price based off his Jock MKT pre-ranking, but would be 100% comfortable bidding on him up to $5.50. He’s truly one of the best plays on the slate with Murray out, and will continue to run the entire offense for the Spurs. He has played four games this season without both Murray and Derrick White, topping 40 fantasy points in three of them. Over the last two games he is logging nearly 34 minutes per game and the Spurs are in must-win mode with the play-in tournament in sight. Jones is an easy buy on Tuesday and would be a priority for me unless the price gets out of control.

Value Buy

Vit Krejci, Oklahoma City Thunder

Potential Bid: $2.50

Break-Even Point: 58th

Krejci doesn’t jump off the page for his point per minute ability, but he’s starting to find his confidence and has now posted double-digit shot attempts in two of his last three games. Oklahoma City is continuing to tank to end the season, and he will have the shot attempts available if he chooses to be aggressive. Most important, this is a strong match-up vs Portland and he has topped 30+ minutes in each of his last four games – including 37 and 41 minutes over his last two games. He has been rebounding the ball, and he just hasn’t been able to get his shot going. If you catch him on the night it is dropping, he’s going to put a huge fantasy score in those minutes and I’m willing to bet on it tonight.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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