EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge tips: Round 2

Oct 04, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge tips: Round 2

The 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season is underway and so is the EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge! Over 46,000 teams are registered for the game and Iztok Izlakar was our first winner and leads the overall standings with 216.3 points. The race to overtake him has started and it will be a long one until the overall winner is decided at the end of the regular season! Remember, the overall winner gets the ultimate experience for any EuroLeague fan - two passes as the EuroLeague's VIP guests at the 2022 Final Four. Flights, four hotel nights and VIP tickets on us! The season has just started, so make sure you make more teams to challenge for this great prize... and many more!

A lot happened in Round 1, and all fantasy managers must use their three trades to make their teams stronger. Teams have limited credits, but there are a few good options to improve your teams without having to spend all of your budget. As always, here are five players we recommend this week: two guards, two forwards and a center, to make sure there is a little bit for everyone.

1. Elie Okobo, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (9.9 credits) - No other player under 10 credits had a greater score in Round 1 than Okobo's 26.4 fantasy points! He made all 9 of his field-goal attempts against Zalgiris Kaunas and this week ASVEL plays against high-scoring ALBA Berlin. What's more, Okobo had another strong performance in French League action over the weekend with 17 points and a PIR of 19 PIR.

2. Rokas Jokubaitis, FC Barcelona (7.4 credits) - Just like last season with Zalgiris, Jokubaitis had a strong start to the EuroLeague season. He only needed 18 minutes to score 12 points, dish 6 assists and amass a PIR of 21. And like Okobo, he followed that game up with a big Spanish League performance - 22 points, 22 PIR. Jokubaitis is on fire and everyone should buy him.

3. Tadas Sedekerskis, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (7.3 credits) - Sedekerskis is a do-it-all player and that always has fantasy value. In his team's loss against Olympiacos Piraeus, Sedekerskis had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for a PIR of 11. He is set to keep doing that, that is, a little bit of everything to try to help Baskonia bounce back.

4. Alberto Abalde, Real Madrid (8.7 credits) - He returned from injury and helped Real to a prestigious win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul, the EuroLeague's reigning champion. Abalde came off the bench and had 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. He didn't make many mistakes and had a PIR of 11. His role should be even bigger this season, so keep an eye on him.

5. Youssoupha Fall, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (9.1 credits) - If you manage to save credits on other spots, invest them on a good center, because there are not many good options. One of them is Fall, who is seeing significant playing time, comes off a good game and plays against ALBA Berlin, which is without three injured big men. Fall played 24 minutes, proving his foul troubles may be a thing of the past, too.