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Dwight Howard | Center | #8

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL
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Atlanta suffered their fifth straight loss on Wednesday, despite Dwight Howard contributing 14 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.
Dwight notched his fourth consecutive double-double in 36 minutes tonight, but it didn't prevent the free-falling Hawks from another tough loss. They're still locked into the No. 5 seed, but must find some traction soon to make any noise in the playoffs. At least Dwight's owners don't have to worry much about rest days down the stretch. Mar 22 - 11:36 PM

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Dwight Howard picked up a season-high five steals against the Blazers on Saturday, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes.

The Hawks not having Paul Millsap (knee) may have helped Howard slightly in this game, but he did only have 10 attempts from the field. While the Hawks are playing Millsap at the five a lot more, it actually hasn't hurt Howard's minutes with his 31 per game this month. Start him like you normally would.
Mar 18 - 8:55 PM

Dwight Howard said in an interview that he wants to play a total of 20 years in the league and would prefer to stay in Atlanta for the rest of his career.

The 2016-17 campaign is Howard's 13th season. While he has been durable for most of his career (playing more than 70 games in 10 of his previous 12 seasons), playing for seven more years seems unlikely. This year, Howard is averaging 13.1 points (his lowest since his rookie season) and 1.3 blocks, which ties a career-low.
Mar 17 - 10:49 AM

Dwight Howard returned from a day of rest on Monday vs. the Spurs and scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting.

Howard hit just 3-of-10 free throws, but he did salvage his line with 13 rebounds, one assist and one steal. The Spurs have been the third toughest matchup for centers this season in terms of fantasy points allowed, but things won't get much easier for Howard on Thursday vs. Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set for the Hawks is on Mar. 28 vs. the Suns at home and a road game against the 76ers on Mar. 29 -- don't be surprised if he sits out against Philly.
Mar 14 - 12:03 AM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

With perhaps more teams playing on a back-to-back set than any other day all year, there are a ton of guys not playing today. With Howard out today, the Hawks will go back to using Mike Muscala, who has been out of the rotation because the Hawks go with Paul Millsap as the backup five. Kris Humphries could be in the mix as well.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: According to our CourtIQ tool, both Millsap and Dennis Schroder earn an extra 0.11 DraftKings points per minute when Howard is off the floor. Due to a tough matchup with Memphis, both players are favorably priced on DK tonight, but the Grizzlies have a -1.0 DRPM against point guards and rank 12th in DvP. Over five games without Howard in the lineup this season, Schroder has played 35.5 minutes per game (14.4% increase) and returned 37.8 DK points per outing (17.6% increase). At $6,200, he’s an interesting contrarian GPP play with a projected ownership of 7.5%.
Mar 11 - 2:38 PM

Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in a win over the Raptors on Friday.

Besides Dwight's perpetual troubles at the line, he's looked better as a defender and has thrived on the glass. Howard has double-digit rebounds in 12 of his last 13 games and is on pace to have his second month with 13 boards per game. Obviously the free throw shooting hurts, but Dwight is coming around on the counting stats.
Mar 11 - 1:23 AM

Dwight Howard had a strong all-around game on Wednesday with 14 points (5-of-5 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

Howard helped the Hawks beat Dallas for the seventh straight time, and they're now just 1.5 games behind Toronto for the No. 4 seed in the East. The Mavericks rank last in the NBA for rebounds per game but Dwight is racking them up regardless of the opponent -- his 12.9 boards per game rank fourth in the Association.
Mar 1 - 11:20 PM

Dwight Howard should not have been ejected from Monday night's win over the Celtics, the NBA said in a statement.

Howard was ejected with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter when he received his second technical of the game for hanging on the rim after a dunk. However, the league said later that technical foul should have been ruled "non-unsportsmanlike" and should not have counted toward an automatic ejection. Howard was still able to tally 17 points and 12 boards in the 28 minutes he played. He will be ready to roll on Wednesday when the Hawks host the Mavs.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 28 - 9:25 AM

Dwight Howard was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

He got his second technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk. Howard will finish with 17 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 27 minutes. The Hawks will likely have to go small with Paul Millsap at center the rest of the night.
Feb 27 - 9:19 PM

Dwight Howard scored 11 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and one block in 29 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He still gets the boo birds in Orlando, but he's had some success against his former teams. This season, he's crushed the Lakers with 25.0 points per game, posted 22.0 points per outing against the Rockets and has double-doubled in all four games against the Magic. Howard has trended down slightly, but he's a solid double-double threat on any given night.
Feb 25 - 9:28 PM

Dwight Howard hit 5-of-7 shots and 9-of-16 free throws on his way to 19 points, 16 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in 38 minutes in Monday's 109-104 overtime win over the Blazers.

Howard would have done even more damage but the Hawks had to keep him on the bench late due to "Hack-a'Howard" tactics from Terry Stotts and the Blazers. Howard had a big night against the center-less Blazers tonight (they traded Mason Plumlee), so congratulations are in order if you had the insight to use him in DFS.
Feb 14 - 2:20 AM

Dwight Howard scored six points with 11 rebounds before fouling out in 32 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He finished 3-of-5 from the field and didn't make a single trip to the free throw line to the delight of his fantasy owners, adding one steal, one block and two turnovers. Howard has now been held to 11 points or fewer in four straight games, but he gets a dream matchup vs. Portland on Monday night.
Feb 11 - 2:02 AM

Dwight Howard made 5-of-9 shots to finish Wednesday's win vs. Denver with 11 points, 13 rebounds (five offensive) and one assist in 25 minutes.

Howard is a combined 25-of-33 from the field (75.8 percent) in his past four games. He also leads the NBA in offensive rebounds, which is a massive boost for owners with OREB as a category, and he's easily outperforming his ADP this season.
Feb 9 - 12:13 AM

Dwight Howard scored 10 points with eight rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Monday.

He played Rudy Gobert today. That's pretty much all the analysis needed for this subpar game out of Howard. He gets a much better matchup against the Nuggets on Wednesday in what should be a very high scoring game.
Feb 6 - 10:04 PM

Dwight Howard hit 11-of-13 shots for 24 points with 23 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in Thursday's 113-108 win against the Rockets.

Howard bounced back nicely tonight against his former team, after scoring just six points on Wednesday. He recorded his 32nd double-double of the season and has now grabbed more than 10 rebounds in seven straight games. The Rockets had no answer for him in the paint, as he dominated them under the glass and dunked on them at will. He sits fourth in the league with 12.8 rebounds per game and it's too bad the Hawks won't face the Rockets again this season.
Feb 2 - 11:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
3Jose Calderon
SG1Kent Bazemore
2Gary Neal
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3DeAndre Bembry
4Mike Dunleavy
5Taurean Prince
6Ryan Kelly
PF1Paul Millsap
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Mike Muscala
C1Dwight Howard
2Kris Humphries