Fantasy Wake Up Call - March 31

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Player of the Night

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
vs. Orlando Magic
42 points, 4 boards, 4 dimes, 4 steals, 1 block

It's safe to say that Dwayne Wade is officially the Fantasy Factor's Player of the Year.

He's dropped 40 points or more an astounding 12 times this season, 50 or more twice, and is currently averaging a shade over 33 for the month of March. But Wade wouldn't be deserving of this recognition if he wasn't such a complete player.

If the season ended today, Wade would match a career high in APG (7.5) and set career bests in BPG, PPG and SPG. He's having what would be in any other year an MVP campaign, but that hardware should end up in LeBron James' closet at year's end.

Top Performers

Richard Jefferson, Bucks
vs. New Jersey Nets
29 points, 2 dimes, 10 boards, 4-for-5 from long distance

Deron Williams, Jazz
vs. New York Knicks
24 points, 13 dimes, 2 boards, 2 steals

Dwight Howard, Magic
vs. Miami Heat
22 points, 18 boards

Bust of the Night

Devin Harris, New Jersey Nets
vs. Milwaukee Bucks
10 points, 3 dimes, 4 boards, 2 TO, 3-for-11 from the floor

Not a terrible night for Harris, but certainly not up to his 22.2 PPG and 7 APG averages this season. The Nets have basically lost any chance of making the playoffs and last night's effort against the Bucks showed it.

Top Scorers

42 - Dwayne Wade, Heat
29 - Jefferson, Bucks
24 - Williams, Jazz
24 - Al Harrington, Knicks
22 - Howard, Magic
21 - Carlos Boozer, Jazz
21 - Rashard Lewis, Magic

Top Dime Droppers

13 - Willaims, Jazz
10 - O.J. Mayo, Grizzlies
8 - Ramon Sessions, Bucks
7 - Mario Chalmers, Heat
7 - Chris Duhon, Knicks

Top Rebounders

18 - Howard, Magic
12 - Anthony Randolph, Warriors
11 - Boozer, Jazz
10 - Jefferson, Bucks
10 - David Lee, Knicks
10 - Brook Lopez

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