Most casual fantasy basketball fans think that PG Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers is the only rookie making a true impact this season. He is leading this rookie class in every fantasy category and has quickly become a popular fantasy option at the top spot.
However, G Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic has quietly started to put up some serious fantasy numbers as well. Oladipo has recently been able to start some games in Orlando, as Nikola Vucevic has been recovering from a concussion, and the rookie has seen a drastic uptick in playing time as a result.
In the team’s 110-94 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, O-Dog started the game at the point guard position. He scored 14 points on 3-8 shooting from the floor. He also added four rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block.
The first-year player has quietly averaged 17.3 points over his last three games to go along with six rebounds and 3.3 assists. He has played a healthy 33.3 minutes per game as well over the three-game stretch. He hasn’t exactly put up All-Star numbers during this span, but it is a small glimpse of what the youngster can offer fantasy fans.
The rookie has played at the point in a majority of the games this season, which just shows Oladipo’s versatility, because he can play the two-spot as well. The dual eligibility makes the former Indiana standout much more valuable in fantasy, and if anything else, it will help him get active more frequently.
Oladipo has shined since getting the extra minutes and he has certainly made the most of it. O-Dog is starting to show his immense fantasy potential and dynasty league owners would be wise to start taking notes.