Fantasy Wake Up Call - Mar. 5

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Player of the Night

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
vs. Phoenix Suns
35 points, 16 dimes, 6 boards

I'm basically taking over Ricky's spot of chronicling Dwayne Wade's recent string of dominant fantasy performances.

Wade finds himself as the Player of the Night for the second time this week, a trend that very well may continue until season's end.

Follow along after the jump...





What we've always known about Wade is that he's a natural born buckets machine. He'll fill it up as good as anyone in the league when healthy, but he's got a whole new bag of tricks with him this year.

He's been dealing dimes like a natural born point guard while maintaining a scoring average that's among the best in the NBA.

I'd do just about anything to get him on my squad for the home stretch of the fantasy season.

Top Performers

Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies
vs. Los Angeles Clippers
35 points, 4 dimes, 8 boards

Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
vs. Houston Rockets
26 points, 14 dimes, 5 boards, 58% FG

Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
vs. Los Angeles Clippers
20 points, 8 boards, 10 dimes, 3 steals, 3 blocks

Bust of the Night

Chris Duhon, New York Knicks
vs. Atlanta Hawks
14 points, 5 dimes, 2 boards, 4 TO

Top Scorers

37 - Tony Parker, Spurs
35 - Wade, Heat
35 - Gay, Grizzlies
34 - Carter, Nets
31 - Paul Pierce, Celtics

Top Dime Droppers

16 - Wade, Heat
14 - Williams, Jazz
11 - Devin Harris, Nets
10 - Steve Nash, Suns
10 - Gasol, Grizzlies


Top Rebounders

17 - Joakim Noah, Bulls
17 - Carlos Boozer, Jazz
14 - David Lee, Knicks
13 - Al Horford, Hawks
13 - Kendrick Perkins, Celtics

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