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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
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Dwight Howard pulled down a season-high 24 boards with 15 points, one assist and one block in 30 minutes during a 111-96 win over the Nets on Thursday.
He had his double-double in the first half to get him to his fifth-ranked 37th double-double on the season. The Hornets have said they may try to reassess their rotation in early March, but they're only 5.0 games back from the No. 8 spot. Fantasy owners of Hornets players will be rooting for them to add on to their two-game winning streak. Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

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Dwight Howard had a 17-point, 13-board double-double during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, adding three assists, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

Howard had been in a bit of a mini-slump in his previous two outings, and things really bottomed out for him in Friday’s matchup when he finished just 2-of-7 from the field while failing to record a single swat. It looks like he’s busted out of the slump, and he should continue to move in a positive direction with a very favorable matchup against the Magic on Wednesday.
Feb 11 - 4:46 PM

Dwight Howard was limited to just five points across 21 minutes before fouling out of Friday's game at Utah.

Howard got into foul trouble early, as Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors proved to be too much for the veteran. He salvaged the fantasy stat line somewhat by posting nine rebounds, but he was also held without a blocked shot. He'll try to bounce back against Jonas Valanciunas and the visiting Raptors on Sunday afternoon back in the Queen City.
Feb 9 - 11:40 PM

Dwight Howard brought down 15 rebounds on Thursday to go with seven points, one assist, one block and one turnover in 39 minutes.

D12 did a nice job on the boards, but he basically got punked by Jusuf Nurkic on both ends of the floor, and finished just 3-of-11 from the field. This was his first single-digit scoring outing since January 12, but we’d expect a bit of a bounce-back performance on Friday.
Feb 9 - 1:34 AM

Dwight Howard scored 20 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 38 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

He's been vintage Dwight lately with eight straight games of 15-plus boards, which is the longest of his career. Howard also picked up his 2,000th block to be the 19th player ever to reach that mark. He's been a monster in fantasy lately, assuming you're OK with bad FT%.
Jan 27 - 10:30 PM

Dwight Howard dominated inside against the Hawks on Friday, scoring 18 points with 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal and a season-high seven blocks in 34 minutes.

He said "I wanna kill" the Hawks tonight, and he certainly didn't do it with kindness. Howard was ultra-aggressive in this game and even had two offensive fouls on him. Howard's revenge tour usually goes well with a double-double against the Lakers and one of his best games against the Rockets with 26 and 18 earlier this season.
Jan 26 - 10:01 PM

When asked about playing the Hawks on Friday night, Dwight Howard said: "I wanna kill" them.

The Hawks traded Howard to Charlotte this past offseason. Howard, who is originally from Atlanta, has clearly had this date circled on his calendar. D12 has been on fire of late, averaging 16.7 points, 16.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks over the Hornets last seven games. He's an intriguing DFS option for Friday.
Jan 26 - 12:58 PM

Dwight Howard racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds vs. the Pelicans, adding three blocks and one steal in 37 minutes.

"This might be his best (season) since his second year in Houston," coach Steve Clifford said before the game. "He owned the rim [during Monday's victory]...Blocking shots, changing shots and getting the rebounds." Howard was terrific again tonight vs. DeMarcus Cousins and the Pelicans, but it wasn't enough as Charlotte fell 101-96 at home. Win or lose, Dwight is simply crushing it for fantasy owners lately.
Jan 24 - 10:17 PM

Dwight Howard scored 14 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and six blocks in 33 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

That's a season-high in blocks and he's been heating up there with 2.5 per game this month before this output. He's reportedly on the block and apparently the Hornets are left holding the bag on Dwight's contract. General manager Rich Cho can probably destroy any front-office person in ping-pong, but he has his hands full to turn his team around.
Jan 22 - 9:58 PM

Dwight Howard had another terrific game on Wednesday with 18 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes.

The Hornets won a second straight game on the strength of their offense, which poured in 77 points in the first half alone. Dwight was a model of efficiency, too, making 7-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs tonight. His final free throws came when Washington chose him to shoot in place of Michael Carter-Williams (ejection), and he drained them both. Fantasy owners who gambled on the 32-year-old have been richly rewarded this season.
Jan 17 - 10:31 PM

Dwight Howard hit 9-of-12 shots and 3-of-6 free throws for 21 points, 17 rebounds, a steal and four blocks in Monday's 118-107 win over Andre Drummond and the Pistons.

Dwight destroyed Drummond today, holding him to just three points, and posted his sixth game of the season with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds. Only DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have more of those than Howard, and if you discount free throw percentage, he's been worth a fifth-round pick this season.
Jan 15 - 3:21 PM

Dwight Howard finished with 11 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots over 34 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 loss against the Thunder.

Howard is enjoying a bit of a renaissance since landing in the Queen City. While his shooting percentage (53.4 percent) is down a tad, his points per game are his highest since 2014-15 (15.5 PPG). He is also averaging over 30 minutes per game for just the second time in the past four seasons. The 32-year-old is healthy and remains a solid No. 1 center in most fantasy formats.
Jan 13 - 8:22 PM

Dwight Howard notched 15 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and one steal in a tough loss to the visiting Mavericks on Wednesday.

Dallas allows the fourth most opponent rebounds per game, so Dwight was a lock for a double-double tonight. He hit all five of his field goals, but was an atrocious 5-of-18 from the FT line. That's nothing new for fantasy owners, but it was a huge difference in a game Charlotte lost by four points. Overall, Dwight's fantasy owners have to be thrilled that he's stayed healthy while averaging a strong double-double with defensive stats.
Jan 10 - 10:48 PM

Dwight Howard scored 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in Friday's 108-94 win against the Lakers, his former team.

Howard was showered with boos in his return to Staples Center, a tradition by L.A. fans since he left after his only season with the Lakers in 2013 to join the Houston Rockets via free agency. Perhaps the fans are salty because the Lakers haven't made the playoffs since Howard left them.
Jan 6 - 1:40 AM

Dwight Howard struggled against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers on Sunday, scoring four points on 1-of-9 shooting with five turnovers and four personal fouls in 35 minutes.

It wasn't all bad, with Dwight getting 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals, while sinking both of his free throw attempts. His lack of blocks and poor shooting tonight are aberrations and he should torch the Kings frontcourt on Tuesday, but the turnovers are here to stay. His 3.4 turnovers per game are eighth-most in the league, and among centers he trails only DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:08:00 PM