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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
Contract: view contract details

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Dwight Howard followed up Monday's big game with five points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block during a Game 5 loss in Washington.
Dwight struggled with fouls throughout the game and he finished just 2-of-3 from the field and 1-of-4 from the FT line. He shot 63.3 percent from the field this season and Atlanta needs more from him to climb out of a 3-2 series deficit -- if you ignore Game 4, Dwight is averaging 5.8 points in the series. For what it's worth, his hard fall during Game 3 hasn't limited him whatsoever. Apr 26 - 9:24 PM

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Dwight Howard had his best game of the playoffs in a Game 4 win over the Wizards on Monday, scoring 16 points with 15 rebounds.

Marcin Gortat has been outplaying him for most of this series, but that wasn't the case tonight. Howard eclipsed the 30-minute mark for the first time in four games and finished 6-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with one assist and one block, though he did slow down considerably after halftime. Howard had a hard fall in Game 3 and was held out of some free-throw exercises during Sunday's practice, but it doesn't look like he will be limited going forward if tonight was any indication.
Apr 24 - 11:29 PM

Dwight Howard struggled with foul trouble during Wednesday's 109-101 defeat, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with seven boards, one assist, one steal and one block in just 20 minutes.

Dwight scored four points in the opening minutes of the game and it looked like he'd be a featured option offensively. Unfortunately, Marcin Gortat proceeded to block a pair of his shots, after which foul trouble and a lack of touches did the rest. The Hawks won't get far if Howard plays this poorly, so expect them to look for him more often in Game 3 on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 10:11 PM

Dwight Howard hauled in 14 rebounds during Sunday's Game 1 loss, adding seven points, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes.

The Wizards went with a lot of small ball lineups to try and make things uncomfortable for Howard, and that strategy worked. D12 didn’t really have any plays called for himself, more so being tasked with cleanup duty on the boards, and that’s likely the role he’ll have during this first-round series.
Apr 16 - 5:06 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he will use the "Hack-a-Dwight" strategy if necessary.

"That definitely could be in effect, depending on the game and our foul situations. There's no secret that he shoots 50 percent from the free throw line," Brooks said. "But also we have to check the temperature because there have been some games where he's made some, or more than his average. If we get in a bad position, we would rather wrap him up and get him to the line rather than give him the open layup." In case it needs to be said, there's always a slight risk to using Howard in DFS when the "Hack-a-Dwight" strategy is on the table.
Apr 16 - 12:49 PM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

Ersan Ilyasova, Kris Humphries and Mike Muscala will pick up the big man minutes for Atlanta tonight with Paul Millsap (rest) and Howard on the sidelines, with Ilyasova and Humphries likely to start. All three of these guys have some appeal in daily leagues, with Ilyasova being slightly more attractive option.

Dwight Howard played just 25 minutes and hit 7-of-9 shots for 19 points, 12 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's 103-76 blowout win over the Hornets.

Howard was fantastic and dominated Cody Zeller and a handful of Charlotte big men tonight. With the Hawks locking up the No. 5 seed and a date with the Wizards, it's highly likely that regulars like Howard, Dennis Schroder, Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. won't play on Wednesday night at Indiana. There will be some DFS values for the Hawks, but trying to figure out who might emerge for their bench will not be an easy task. Ersan Ilyasova, Taurean Prince, Mike Muscala and Malcolm Delaney are all strong possibilities for success tomorrow.
Apr 11 - 9:55 PM

Dwight Howard (rest) scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting in his return from a one-game absence on Sunday, adding five boards, two assists, one block and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

Howard has been going through a mini-slump in the rebounding department over the past two games, but he should be able to get things back on track on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Hornets. The Hawks do end their season with a Tuesday-Wednesday, back-to-back set, so owners will need to watch out for another potential rest day for D12.
Apr 9 - 7:29 PM

Dwight Howard (rest) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cavs.

Howard was rested on Friday, but he'll be back in action without any sort of restrictions today, so feel free to get him active. Joining D12 in the starting five will be Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardawar Jr., Taurean Prince and Paul Millsap.

Dwight Howard is not on the injury report for Sunday against the Cavs.

The return of Paul Millsap has really curtailed the output for Howard lately, but he should have success against a struggling Cavs interior defense.
Apr 8 - 5:01 PM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not play Friday night vs. Cleveland.

Kris Humphries will start in place of Howard. However, Mike Muscala is likely to be the big winner here. Howard should be well rested and ready to roll on Sunday when the Hawks host the Cavs.
Apr 7 - 6:46 PM

Dwight Howard could be rested on Friday against the Cavs.

The Hawks starting center is "TBD" right now, so it's possible Howard gets a night off. If so, it should be Mike Muscala getting the biggest bump while Kris Humphries would be in the rotation.
Apr 7 - 6:14 PM

Dwight Howard scored 10 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

He was trending down before the Paul Millsap (knee) injury because the Hawks would close quite a bit with Millsap at the five, and that was the plan again. Howard is more likely to have this kind of stat line than flirting with 20-20s like he was dropping lately.
Apr 6 - 11:33 PM

Dwight Howard scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

While his on/off splits with Paul Millsap (knee) actually don't jump off the page, but Howard has cleaned up in the last eight games without him. In those games, Howard averaged 16.3 points, 11.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.1 steals. He should be taking a hit, but Howard is still worth using as long as you're OK with poor foul shooting.
Apr 1 - 8:12 PM

Dwight Howard destroyed the Sixers on Wednesday with 22 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and one block in 36 minutes, making 8-of-17 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws in a road win.

Dwight has eight consecutive double-doubles and he's up to 50 on the season. He's quietly out-performed his Average Draft Position in the vast majority of formats, and should continue to do so with Atlanta trying to hold onto the No. 5 seed.
Mar 29 - 10:10 PM