Fantasy Wake Up Call - Sunday

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Player of the night

G Dwyane Wade - Heat
@ Orlando
50 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists

We had lots of worthy candidates for player of the night on an action-packed Sunday in the NBA, but D-Wade's career high takes the cake. Wade came up short in the Battle of Florida, but it's not his fault his teammates couldn't make a shot. Jermaine O'Neal finished 2-of-10, Mario Chalmers went 1-of-7, and our boy Michael Beasley missed nine shots.

The acquisition of O'Neal gives the Heat the post presence they've been sorely missing, but he's not going to help if he keeps missing shots. Still, JO was playing well in Toronto before being dealt so he still looks like a decent fantasy option. Wade, of course, is one of the three best fantasy players in the game today. Ride him as far as he can take you.

More, after the jump.

Other stars include....

G Rajon Rondo - Celtics
A career high 32 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds

C Dwight Howard - Magic
32 points, 17 rebounds, 2 blocks

F Charlie Villanueva - Bucks
36 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

- Rondo has just been on a tear lately, don't be surprised if his scoring increases with KG out for a few weeks.

- Grabbing 17 rebounds is nuts for anyone else, but when Dwight Howard does it no one even thinks twice.

- Chaz V. has been scoring well lately for Skiles and Co., but fantasy players would like to see a few more boards out of the 7-footer.

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