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Mojo Spotlight: Wild Card Saturday Investments

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Finally, you can turn your sports knowledge into real cash by investing in an athlete’s entire career. Prices rise and fall with every hit, huddle, and headline — and you can buy and sell instantly or hold for as long as you want. Three times a week, FTN will feature a player and his Mojo value — is it time to buy, sell, hold or short? Click here to get in on the Mojo action.

The regular season stops, but the opportunities for Mojo investments continue.

This weekend features 12 NFL teams in action, providing opportunities to continue to grow our portfolios. Here are my two favorite investments in Saturday’s matchups with Seattle traveling to San Francisco and the Chargers visiting Jacksonville. 

Mojo is a whole new pure sports investment — on the entire career of an athlete. The share price is the public’s expectations for a player’s career based on six objective stats. A player’s value can also be affected by the result of a single game.

 

Mojo Player Wild Card Saturday Buys

Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Death, taxes and running back racking up production against Los Angeles. The Chargers rank fourth worst in rush defense DVOA and have been gashed by opposing rushers. They are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing rushers this season. Over the last three games, the Chargers have allowed over 6.1 yards per attempt, and have already struggled against this Jaguars rushing attack. 

In Week 3, the Jaguars destroyed the Chargers, 38-10, in Los Angeles. Former Jacksonville running back James Robinson combined with Travis Etienne for 145 rushing yards at over 4.8 yards per carry. 

Etienne is in the midst of a fantastic end to his first full NFL season. He missed all of the 2021 year with a Lisfranc injury but has ascended to the role of leading RB in Jacksonville. In Weeks 15-17, Etienne totaled over 100 yards in each contest, capped off with the overall RB5 outing in Week 17. 

Etienne’s price on Mojo has been volatile, despite his consistent 2022 production. 

Travis Etienne Wild Card Round Mojo Fantasy Football

After totaling just 32 total yards in Week 4, his price dropped to a one-year low of $8.38 per share. However, it has slowly ascended since October and currently resides at $10.14. 

While Etienne has shared work with JaMycal Hasty, he remains the clear lead RB with 10 games of 10 or more carries since Week 5. He is set up for a huge workload against the Chargers poor run defense, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Jaguars earn the outright win even as a slight home underdog. 

Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Despite a myriad of injuries, we continue to be reminded of just how explosive Elijah Mitchell can be. In his five games this season, Mitchell has averaged an insane 6.2 yards per carry, including 55 yards on just five carries in Week 18 against Arizona. 

While Christian McCaffrey remains the dominant lead RB, Mitchell projects to get enough work to make him an interesting value at Mojo. Mitchell’s price hit $10.76 per share last season but has dropped precipitously as he has struggled to stay healthy. However, Saturday’s game projects as a comfortable win for the 49ers, opening the door for Mitchell to see more work than normal. 

Elijah Mitchell Wild Card Round Mojo Fantasy Football

The best thing about an investment in Mitchell is his bottom-barrel price. His shares are selling below $5 per, allowing for the opportunity for a huge R.O.I. with a high number of shares. Mitchell’s upside also becomes immense during the playoffs in the event of a Christian McCaffrey injury. 

Mitchell brings everything we would want in a playoff investment: explosive player, low price, with a short-term gain or robust playoff-long payoff. 

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