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Dwight Howard | Center | #12

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Dwight Howard scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, two blocks and five turnovers in 32 minutes during a 110-99 loss to the Lakers on Saturday.
The Hornets are going to run the heck out of him with only Johnny O'Bryant behind him right now. Howard is coming off a birthday 25-20 line, and he's now looking at a four-game week. Howard is going to kill FT% for fantasy teams, but he's really heated up in points, boards and blocks. Dec 10 - 12:01 AM

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Dwight Howard scored 25 points with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal, six blocks and two turnovers in 43 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

Coach Stephen Silas said he was going to play D-12 big minutes today, and he certainly wasn't kidding. The Hornets are gutted at the four and five, so they may have to continue to play Howard in the upper 30s. Today was also his 32nd birthday and he's routinely been very good on the stat sheet. He did struggle from the line at 4-of-10, but Howard's owners in fantasy should raise their expectations for double-doubles due to the lack of depth behind him.
Dec 9 - 1:12 AM

Dwight Howard made 4-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line for 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

It's opposite week for Dwight's percentages. Howard didn't get the memo like Andre Drummond or Clint Capela about improving free throws as he came in shooting 48.3 percent on the year, but he's actually been solid over his last four at 16-of-20 (80 percent) from the charity stripe. Maybe he won't be below 50 percent all year, but he'll be one of the worst players in that category all season.
Dec 6 - 11:48 PM

Dwight Howard tied the franchise record with nine turnovers in 17 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday, finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds and one block.

He also had five fouls which prevented him from playing down the stretch. Howard has had a really strong bounce-back season in Charlotte, but it could all for nothing with the Hornets sliding down the standings after their fourth straight loss.
Dec 1 - 11:20 PM

The NBA has fined Dwight Howard $35,000 for making an obscene gesture during Friday’s game vs. the Cavaliers.

This is the second time this season that he's been fined for an obscene gesture and he's currently up to six technicals. If he reaches the magic number of 16, Howard will receive an automatic one-game suspension. We'll keep a close eye on his technical foul count all season so his owners aren't blindsided.
Nov 26 - 10:27 AM

Dwight Howard scored 20 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 30 minutes vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

Howard was 7-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line, but even though he was feasting on Kevin Love all night, the Hornets didn't throw him the rock on the final possession and opted for a deep Jeremy Lamb triple instead. Dwight has found new life in Charlotte and is rolling over his last three games with 23.6 points, 15.3 boards and 2.0 blocks per game in that span.
Nov 24 - 11:40 PM

The Hornets extended their win streak to three games on Wednesday, with Dwight Howard chipping in 26 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and one block.

The Wizards have been a tough matchup for centers but they are give up 10.4 offensive boards per game, so it wasn't surprising to see Dwight snag five on the offensive end. He was coming off a monster 25-point, 20-rebound game and is simply cruising as we head into the holiday season.
Nov 22 - 10:42 PM

Dwight Howard hit 8-of-10 shots and 9-of-14 free throws for 25 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves on Monday.

The 25 points were a season high and KAT has a way of making his opposition look fantastic. That was certainly the case tonight and congratulations are in order if you had Howard in your lineups tonight. Howard has double-doubled in two straight games and will try to keep it going on Wednesday against Marcin Gortat.
Nov 20 - 10:35 PM

Dwight Howard posted 16 points with 16 rebounds in Saturday's 102-87 victory against the Clippers.

Howard was very efficient from the floor, hitting 7-of-10. He also chipped in with a pair of steals, an assist and a blocked shot. Really, the only complain from fantasy owners would be about his 2-of-6 evening at the free-throw stripe, but you weren't expecting Steph Curry in that category when the drafted Howard, were you? Howard, nicknamed 'The Daily Double', averaged a double-double in each of his first 13 NBA seasons. He remains on target to hit the mark again in 2017-18.
Nov 18 - 9:58 PM

Charlotte lost their fifth straight game on Wednesday, with Dwight Howard contributing just eight points and five boards before fouling out.

Dwight is averaging a strong double-double this year with 14.4 points and 13.2 rebounds, and this was a big letdown against a vulnerable Cavs' frontcourt. He'll bounce back in a hurry against the Bulls on Friday.
Nov 15 - 11:04 PM

Dwight Howard had a night to forget against Boston on Friday, scoring six points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes.

He also racked up five fouls and struggled with his shot, hitting 2-of-8 from the field and 2-of-9 from the line. As bad as he was tonight, Howard's 2017-18 season has generally been pretty positive, as he was averaging 15.2 points, 13.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks prior to Friday. If you're punting free throws or playing in a points league, Howard has exceeded expectations.
Nov 10 - 11:01 PM

Dwight Howard hit 9-of-11 shots and 3-of-3 free throws for 21 points, nine rebounds, one steal and one block in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

The highlight you'll probably get tired of seeing is when Kristaps Porzingis hit a dagger 3-pointer in his eye late in the game. Dwight's been the worst FT shooter in the league on a weighted basis, so it was nice to see him go 3-of-3 from the stripe tonight. If you toss out FT% he's sitting on mid-round value through 11 games.
Nov 7 - 10:25 PM

Dwight Howard (right foot sprain) will play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

Howard was a game-time decision after being a partial participant in Tuesday's shootaround, but will give it a go tonight. D12 is clearly less than 100 percent, which makes him a very risky DFS play. However, the Hornets did announce Howard will start, so he's probably safe to keep in the lineup for daily leagues. Cody Zeller would be asked to play extended minutes if Howard is limited.
Nov 7 - 6:36 PM

Dwight Howard (right foot sprain) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks.

Howard was a partial participant during shootaround, and head coach Steve Clifford acknowledged that if D12 is able to get out there tonight, he could be limited by the foot injury. We might not get official confirmation until just prior to tipoff, but he's looking a bit too risky to deploy in daily leagues.
Nov 7 - 6:06 PM

Dwight Howard (right foot sprain) only partially participated in shootaround, but is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

Howard, who is averaging 14.6 points and 13.6 rebounds per game this season, should be able to score at will against Knicks starting center Enes Kanter in New York on Tuesday.
Nov 7 - 12:13 PM

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PF1Marvin Williams
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3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Cody Zeller