Sweet 16 Fantasy Preview
In this March Madness fantasy preview, we’re going to stay inside one matchup with a pair of particularly dynamic athletes on each side of the court.
Daniel Ochefu could be a major value pick. Tagged at just $5400, Ochefu has put up big numbers for #2 Villanova in their first two wins.
The 6-foot-11 senior center is adept at finding the hole in the defense to give his perimeter-reliant team an option down-low. They can then pick their shots better, leading to higher team efficiency and touches for Ochefu.
He collected 17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks to lead Villanova to an 86-56 win over #15 UNC Asheville to begin March Madness, good for 44 fantasy points on fanpicks.com.
It was no fluke as he responded with a 34.5 fantasy point effort in Villanova’s second round contest versus #7 Iowa…and he only scored 6 real points.
He’s 10-14 from the floor during March Madness with 21 rebounds already. His all-around game and effort gives him a very nice floor value with a high ceiling. Not often do you find a guy that dynamic at that price range.
Though he may play a high-risk high-reward style on the court, the same high-floor, high-ceiling comment stands true for Angel Rodriguez from a fantasy standpoint.
He may be considered a gambler, but evidently it works out as the Hurricanes have made it to the Sweet 16.
Rodriguez scored 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block with 3 turnovers in Miami’s first March Madness contest (79-72 vs Buffalo), good for 45 fantasy points.
In game two versus Wichita State the Hurricane’s guard sank 28 points, going 9 for 11 from the field and 3 for 4 beyond the arc. Now that’s very impressive, but also necessary when you have 7 turnovers in that game alone. He also had 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to total 39 fantasy points.
Obviously the Hurricanes won the game, so they have lived by the sword. But will they die by it on Thursday versus a much more formidable opponent in #Villanova?
We’ll all just have to wait and see. No matter the outcome, the game will be exciting and these two stars will shine.