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Dwight Howard | Center

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 265
College: None
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Dwight Howard will play on Sunday vs. the Knicks and against the Grizzlies on Monday, but he will miss a game sometime next week.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Howard will either sit out against the Pelicans on Wednesday, the Mavericks on Thursday or the Kings on Saturday. The Rockets are clearly trying to limit Howard's workload as much as possible to keep him fresh over the course of the season, so his fantasy owners will have to make it a habit to check the injury report prior to every game. For what it's worth, the Rockets plan for Howard to play about 26 minutes against the Knicks and Grizzlies. Nov 29 - 1:20 PM

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Dwight Howard will play vs. the Knicks on Sunday and vs. the Pistons on Monday.

As expected, Howard will play in both games of a back-to-back set for the first time this season. It will be interesting to see how his body responds to the increased workload moving forward, but it is a good sign for his outlook.
Nov 28 - 12:57 PM

Dwight Howard said he's ready for back-to-back sets.

D12 said he will play against the Knicks on Sunday and the Pistons on Monday after playing it safe to start the season. "I'm ready to try it out," Howard said. "They didn't want me to start off the season playing back-to-back and putting a big load on myself. But the main thing is my body is feeling pretty good, and I haven't had any setbacks all season." While Howard is always an injury risk, this is great news for his fantasy owners.
Source: ESPN
Nov 26 - 10:49 AM

Dwight Howard played 40 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with 12 points, five boards, one assist, three steals and one block.

It's a quiet stat line, but at least Howard played 40 minutes. He is cleared for back-to-back sets now and should start to put up better stats going forward. Of course, the chances of him missing games are very high.
Nov 26 - 12:54 AM

Dwight Howard has been cleared for back-to-back sets.

After spending half the season on the sidelines last year, Howard has looked revitalized this season and he's currently putting up second-round value (punting free throws) in 9-cat and 8-cat leagues behind averages of 13.8 points, 13.6 boards and 2.0 blocks per game on 62.5 percent shooting. However, it's worth noting that Dwight said his minutes will likely be kept in the 20-25 minute range during his first back-to-back set on Sunday vs. the Knicks and Monday vs. the Pistons. Clint Capela's value will take a substantial hit with D12 no longer sitting back-to-back sets.
Nov 25 - 12:19 PM

The Rockets will evaluate Dwight Howard this week to determine if he can play in back-to-back sets.

Howard has rested in one game of every back-to-back set this season, but it sounds like the Rockets are willing to clear him which makes a lot of sense considering they are off to a 5-9 start. The Rockets' next back-to-back set begins on Nov. 29 against the Knicks, but we should know more about his status for those games a little later in the week.
Nov 22 - 9:22 AM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

There was a small chance that Howard was going to play tonight, but it looks like they will continue to err on the side of caution in back-to-back sets. Clint Capela will draw the start and is an intriguing option in daily leagues.
Nov 21 - 7:43 PM

Dwight Howard could play against the Knicks on Saturday.

It would be his first time playing in both halves of a back-to-back set. Howard looked great in his last few game and he will have three days off after today. There should be another update in about an hour.
Nov 21 - 6:18 PM

Dwight Howard double-doubled during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, tallying 12 points (4-of-5 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs), 15 boards, three assists, two blocks and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

Despite the horrific free throw shooting (55.6 percent) and high turnover rate (3.1), Howard is still putting up sixth-round value on a per-game basis in standard 9-cat leagues, and his value jumps to the fourth-round when turnovers are removed in the 8-cat format. He's currently averaging the most rebounds he ever has while wearing a Rockets jersey (13.4), and he's connecting on a career-high 61.3 percent of his shot attempts. After making it through just 41 games last season, Dwight looks revitalized, and he'll be a must-start guy every time he's on the floor.
Nov 20 - 11:29 PM

Dwight Howard will play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Rockets are heading into a back-to-back set and will play against the Knicks on Saturday, so Howard isn't expected to play in that one. Howard's scoring has been down as he has combined for just 12 points in his last two games, but he is showing signs of improvements in other areas and is worth starting for his production in boards, blocks and FG percentage.
Nov 20 - 1:57 PM

Dwight Howard grabbed 19 rebounds against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding seven points, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 40 minutes.

That's a season-high for minutes, but his playing time is clearly trending up. Howard has been cleaning the glass in his last five with 15.6 boards per game, adding averages of 12.8 points, 2.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. He will likely be resting here and there, but at least the production is coming around.
Nov 18 - 11:49 PM

Dwight Howard returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, but he was held to just five points on 2-of-4 shooting with 12 boards, three assists and one block in 30 minutes.

He also had a couple turnovers and hit just 1-of-2 attempts from the charity stripe. Howard hasn't even cracked the top-100 for standard-league value when you factor in games played, so it certainly won't help if he continues to sit out back-to-back sets. Looking ahead, the Rockets will have another back-to-back set in which they will play the Grizzlies on Friday and the Knicks on Saturday.
Nov 17 - 12:17 AM

Dwight Howard (rest) will start on Monday vs. the Celtics.

He sat out on Saturday against the Mavericks because it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he will see his normal workload tonight and his owners can go ahead and activate him. Clint Capela will return to the bench. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set for Houston begins on Friday vs. Memphis.
Nov 16 - 7:50 PM

Dwight Howard (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.

Howard isn't cleared for back-to-back sets just yet and this is just a reminder for his owners. Clint Capela should draw another start and is a solid option in daily leagues, while Terrence Jones was phenomenal against the Nuggets on Friday and should have a larger role with Howard in street clothes. Howard will be back in the lineup for Monday's game vs. Boston.
Nov 14 - 11:48 AM

Dwight Howard put up a low-end double-double during Friday's loss to the Nuggets with 12 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal, one block and a season-high six turnovers through 28 minutes of action.

This is not the stat line owners were looking for in what was a favorable matchup against J.J. Hickson of the Nuggets, although he did manage to go 4-of-6 from the free throw line tonight. He'll sit out Saturday's game against the Mavericks, which will translate to more minutes for Clint Capela and Terrence Jones.
Nov 14 - 12:12 AM

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PG1Patrick Beverley
2Ty Lawson
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
4Remi Yusuf
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Clint Capela
2Terrence Jones
3Montrezl Harrell
4Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard