Fantasy Wake Up Call - March 10

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Player of the Night

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
vs. Chicago Bulls
48 points, 12 dimes, 6 boards

I'm literally running out of ways to describe Wade's antics each and every night. Not only did he hit a ridiculous running three-point shot at the buzzer to beat the Bulls last night, but he also lit up the box score like it was Christmas.

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Wade is the complete package you want in fantasy hoops. Scoring, steals, rebounds, assists, blocks: no matter what you need, Dwayne Wade will deliver.

The only other player who can match Wade's production is LeBron James and I feel that a legitimate argument exists about who is the premier fantasy player.

James will most likely be selected first in every draft from now until his retirement, but I'm more than happy to settle for Wade with the second pick.

Top Performers

Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls
vs. Miami Heat
43 points, 3 dimes, 3 boards, 8-for-11 from long distance

Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons
vs. Orlando Magic
29 points, 14 dimes, 3 boards

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
vs. Detroit Pistons
27 points, 14 boards, 2 dimes, 4 blocks

Bust of the Night

Tyson Chandler, New Orleans Hornets
vs. Atlanta Hawks
2 points, 5 boards

In 39 minutes of action, Chandler dropped a stinker reminiscent of his days playing for the Baby Bulls of Chicago.

How has his production tailed off in the span of only one year?

Nothing around him has changed. He's still playing alongside the best point guard in the NBA (Chris Paul), and doesn't have to worry about scoring with David West down on the block.

Injuries have plagued Chandler's career from day one, and his seven-foot frame may be on the verge of giving up.

When will ESPN make an Outside the Lines or SportsCentury piece featuring the Bulls' Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler blueprint?


Top Scorers

48 - Wade, Heat
43 - Gordon, Bulls
30 - Joe Johnson, Hawks
29 - Hamilton, Pistons
29 - John Salmons, Bulls

Top Dime Droppers

14 - Hamilton, Pistons
12 - Wade, Heat
10 - Caron Butler, Wizards


Top Rebounders

20 - David West, Hornets
18 - Antonio McDyess, Pistons
18 - Joel Pryzbilla, Blazers
15 - Joakim Noah, Bulls
15 - Luis Scola, Rockets

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