This article is part of our NCAA Tourney Watch series.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
A few mid-majors have already punched their tickets and the big boys are battling out for seeding. Joe Lundardi hasn't slept in a week and likely won't get any shuteye until the brackets are revealed Sunday. With all this excitement comes blank brackets to fill out and fantasy rosters to build.
One interesting caveat of playing fantasy college basketball during March Madness is that wins matter. Usually fantasy owners would gladly take a 30-9-7 stat line in a loss instead of a 9-2-1 in a win, but now that it's lose and go home, choosing players on teams that will advance is key.
That said, here are our top 65 players heading into the NCAA Tournament. Stats certainly still matter, but we emphasize players who are expected to make deeper runs, thereby accumulating bigger numbers.
1. Anthony Davis, Forward, Kentucky
Davis is widely considered the top freshmen in the country and is arguably the nation's best player overall. While his 14.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game don't jump out at you, his 4.7 blocks per contest, tops in the country, certainly should. He has 13 double-doubles this season and 14 games with at least five blocked shots. With Kentucky expected to make a deep tournament run, Davis is a great top pick.
2. Thomas Robinson, Forward, Kansas
Robinson is Anthony Davis' top competition for National Player of the Year honors thanks to his 17.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game averages,