Fantasy Wake Up Call - Monday

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Shake off the chicken wing cobwebs and chili powder crust out of your eyes.

It's Monday, Super Bowl hangover Monday and we're going to help you through it.

Hang in there.

Al Jefferson, Timberwolves
vs. Boston Celtics
34 points, 11 boards, 1 dimes, 4 blocks
I'm afraid you may have finally awoken a sleeping giant...

Jefferson should be an absolute fantasy monster up in Minnesota and seems to just be starting to realize it.

He's coming off his best month of the season (23.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg) and got his February off to a hot start last night against his former team. Jefferson has the skill set to dominate in the post and was another one of those young big men who needed time to develop that fierce, competitive edge.

But what's also been helping Jefferson's production is that the guys around him have been playing much better of late, picking up 10 wins in January. Stability down low with Jefferson and rookie standout Kevin Love has helped the backcourt combo of Randy Foye and Rashad McCants bring balance to the lineup.

Jefferson should continue to average a double-double throughout the remainder of the year and will have plenty more of these 30-something games along the way.

More after the jump...

Top Performers

Paul Pierce, Celtics
vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
36 points, 8 boards, 6 dimes

Jeff Green, Thunder
vs. Sacramento Kings
28 points, 13 boards, 5 dimes

Dwight Howard, Magic
vs. Toronto Raptors
29 points, 14 boards

Bust of the Night

Chris Bosh, Raptors
vs. Orlando Magic
11 points, 9 boards, 1 dimes, 4-for-11 from the floor
It's getting ugly up in Canada and the man you'd expect to do something about it has gone silent. In a showdown of a pair of the game's two best young big men, Bosh was thoroughly outplayed and out hustled by the Orland Magic's Dwight Howard.

Top Scorers
37 - Kevin Martin, Sacramento Kings

36 - Pierce
34 - Jefferson

Top Dime Droppers
10 - Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic
9 - Randy Foye, Minnesota Timberwolves

8 - Westbrook
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Salmons, Sacramento Kings
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Sebastian Telfair, Minnesota Timberwolves
Rodney Stuckey, Detroit Pistons

Top Rebounders
14 - Howard
Nick Collison, Oklahoma City Thunder
13 - Green
12 - Joey Graham, Toronto Raptors

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