McRae scored a career-high 36 points (14-29 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT) to go with seven assists and four rebounds over 47 minutes in a 112-110 overtime loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.
DFS players who selected McRae for their lineups hit pay dirt, as the Cavs' offense ran through the 25-year-old, who in addition to his huge scoring total, hit a clutch trey to send the game to overtime. With coach Tyronn Lue resting LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, and Mo Williams, McRae was able to showcase his offensive capabilities. McRae, who scored 61 points in a D-League game earlier this season, impressed the Cavs enough prior to Wednesday's scoring outburst to earn himself a multi-year contract, which puts him on solid ground for a roster spot heading into 2016-17. However, he'll likely remain mostly a non-factor off the bench for the Cavs during their upcoming playoff run, as Lue figures to lean heavily on his more established players.