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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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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

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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

Dwight Howard went 8-of-11 from the field and 3-of-7 from the line during Sunday's quadruple overtime win over the Knicks, on his way to 19 points, 13 boards, one assist and two turnovers.

Howard currently ranks in the top-5 in double-doubles this season at 31, and amongst centers, he also ranks within the top-5 in true shooting percentage at 63.7. D12 looks healthy and revitalized playing in his hometown of Atlanta, and while he's only swatting away a career-low 1.2 shots per contest this season, he's still been a top-25 guy when punting free throws due to his career-high field goal percentage (63.6) and 12.8 boards per game.
Jan 29 - 7:15 PM

The Pelicans had exploratory talks with the Hawks about Dwight Howard a couple weeks ago according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

The Pelicans are worried about the physical toll of playing Anthony Davis at center in the long run, and it's clear that they are not comfortable with Omer Asik or Alexis Ajinca in the rotation. However, the Hawks have been a lot better in recent weeks and they just pulled all of their players off the market including Howard and Paul Millsap. It's a fun idea, but it's safe to assume that Howard will remain in Atlanta past the deadline unless the Hawks decide to blow up their roster.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 11:38 AM

Dwight Howard returned from a rest day on Wednesday, but he was quiet in a blowout loss with just four points, three boards, two assists and three blocks in 21 minutes.

Howard's return resulted in a more traditional lineup tonight, sending Tim Hardaway Jr. back to the second unit. The Hawks were destroyed in the first quarter, falling into a 24-point hole, and there was so much garbage time that no Hawks' starter played more than 27 minutes tonight. At least they'll be very well rested for Friday's home game vs. Chicago.

Dwight Howard is back in the starting lineup to face the Pistons on Wednesday and Tim Hardaway Jr. will move to the bench.

He should see his normal playing time, assuming he can avoid foul trouble against Andre Drummond. Even though Hardaway Jr. is coming off the bench, he's still a hold.
Jan 18 - 7:44 PM

Dwight Howard is resting Monday vs. the Knicks.

Howard logged 32 minutes against the Bucks on Sunday night, so the Hawks are going to give him the day off since the Knicks don't have the most imposing frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out. Paul Millsap will slide over to center and is a strong DFS play, while Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup.
Jan 16 - 12:47 PM

Dwight Howard double-doubled in Tuesday's easy win over the Nets, finishing with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

He was a monster on the glass and seven of his rebounds were on the offensive end. Howard hit 6-of-9 from the field with one block, but cooled off from the free throw line where he knocked down just 2-of-8. Howard was shooting 70.0 percent from the line in his previous four games, so hopefully he can get back on track vs. the Celtics on Friday.
Jan 10 - 10:01 PM

Dwight Howard scored 15 points with 20 rebounds and one steal during a 97-82 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

The Mavs went with a hack-a-Dwight in this game, but it didn't work with Howard making 7-of-9 from the line. Howard could be a usage beast if Paul Millsap is dealt. In fact, he gets a 5.0 percent boost in usage rate in his minutes without Millsap this season.
Jan 8 - 12:22 AM

Dwight Howard scored 16 points with 22 rebounds in 39 minutes in Wednesday's 102-98 overtime win over the Knicks.

Opposing centers have been abusing the Knicks all season and tonight was no different. Howard grabbed seven offensive boards with three assists, one steal and one block, finishing 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. Per StatMuse, Howard has more 15-point, 20-rebound games (63) since he came into the NBA than the next 3 closest players combined in Andre Drummond (25), Kevin Love (17) and DeAndre Jordan (15). After scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds in 21 minutes in his previous game, it's safe to say that Howard's back is fine.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Dwight Howard (back) returned from a three-game absence on Monday vs. the Wolves and didn't miss a beat, scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds in 21 minutes.

He got an early hook after a couple quick fouls to open the game, but foul trouble wasn't an issue the rest of the evening and it looks like the Hawks simply monitored his minutes. He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and finished 2-of-3 from the line, adding two assists, two steals and a block. Assuming his back responds well in practice on Tuesday, Howard is poised for another monster game on Wednesday vs. the Knicks.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:28:00 PM