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Craig Dawson | Defensemen

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187

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Craig Dawson had been ever-present at the heart of West Brom's defense through 14 matches but was given a break in Week 15 with Gareth McAuley deputizing.
Dawson has had a strong debut season as a starter and his rotation against Hull City should be considered nothing more than a needed rest for a player not used to facing the rigors of the Premier League week in and week out. There is no reason to expect that Alan Irvine will be looking for Gareth McAuley to start on anything more than a spot basis to rest Joleon Lescott or Dawson. Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:50:00 PM

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Graham Dorrans set up Craig Dawson for his second goal of the season but the Baggies conceded twice in the first half to lose 2-1 to the Hammers.

Things started well for the Alan Irvine's men with a 10th minute goal from emerging mainstay Craig Dawson. That was about the end of the good news as the Baggies failed to hold the lead for even a half and eventually capitulated on goals from Kevin Nolan and James Tomkins. Dawson had a drive from outside of the box late in stoppage time but he couldn't put it on target and that was that.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Craig Dawson, Andre Wisdom and Craig Gardner were the best of a mediocre lot for West Brom in Week 12 as they went down a man and capitulated to league leading Chelsea.

Eight fantasy points in the Yahoo format is nothing to write home about but when playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, it isn't bad. It was also the best of a mediocre lot given that the Baggies didn't score, were a man down and conceded two. Andre Wisdom joined Craig Dawson at eight fantasy points and Craig Gardner, coming off of a suspension, was just behind them at seven points on the day. Odd to be saying this but things should get better this weekend with Arsenal coming to the Hawthorns for a visit.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Craig Dawson continues to show well as a starter in the center of a revitalized West Brom defense that got a clean sheet in Week 10 against Leicester City.

Craig Dawson and Joleon Lescott form the nucleus of a brand new starting defense for Alan Irvine this season. With the newcomers all bedded in and healthy, West Brom's fortunes have taken a turn for the better. Craig Dawson's solid contribution in the win - a blocked shot, three interceptions and a tackle won in addition to the clean sheet - paced West Brom's fantasy point producers for the weekend. Dawson has proven to be a solid play anytime the Baggies face mid-table or worse opposition since the club's rough start.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:42:00 PM

Craig Dawson has emerged from the fringes of the squad as a starter for West Brom this season and he announced himself with a huge performance in the Week 6 win over Burnley.

The 24-year-old central defender has been starting all season for the Baggies but between the team's poor performances and his relative unfamiliarity with the Premier League, he hadn't shown much. That all changed in Week 6 when he scored, recorded a clean sheet and added solid phantom points to his performance as well for a huge total of 28 points in the Yahoo format. The return to health of Joleon Lescott seems to have helped Dawson significantly over the past two weeks. Many saw the clean sheet win over Spurs as a fluke but the new center back pairing may be the key to good things for Albion. The situation is very much worth monitoring for potential value in draft/auction-type leagues.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:05:00 AM