Dwight Howard C HOU 2 Days
Dwight Howard scored 22 points on 5-of-8 shooting (12-of-20 FTs) with 18 rebounds, three steals and one block in the Rockets' 105-83 blowout win over the Warriors on Friday.
Howard got Andrew Bogut into foul trouble and from there he had little resistance on the glass. He did well to hit the free throws he hit and he finally blocked a shot, but he's still bogging down the offense with unnecessary post-ups and clogging up the lane for would-be drivers. Fantasy owners aren't going to complain about a night against the soft interior defense of the Warriors, though. James Harden got back on track with 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting and a full line in the win.
Dwight Howard C HOU 6 Days
Dwight Howard didn't block any shots and made just one of his four attempts from the line on Monday, scoring 15 points with nine boards and two assists in 33 minutes.
The free throws are killing his fantasy stock and he's not even producing late-round value in the grand scheme of things for standard leagues. Hopefully, his owners are just punting the category. If not, it might not be a bad idea to see if Howard can be dealt for a player with top-50 value.
Dwight Howard C HOU 17 Days
Dwight Howard has been fined $25k for tossing the ball into the stands during Wednesday's game.
Dwight was being heckled and he responded by tossing the ball toward the fan (who batted it away mid-flight), earning himself a technical foul and this fine from the league office.
Dwight Howard C HOU 18 Days
Dwight Howard made his first 11 shots from the floor on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 33 points to go with 11 boards, one assist and one turnover in 36 minutes.
He couldn't handle Andrea Bargnani in the post last week, but he had Samuel Dalembert's number all night. Howard finished shooting 12-of-16 from the field and wasn't too shabby from the line at 9-of-13. He leads the NBA in rebounding and his offense is starting to click with 20.1 points over his last nine contests.
Dwight Howard C HOU 22 Days
Dwight Howard was hacked all night by the Nuggets and came through at the free throw line, hitting 17-of-24 of them in Saturday's win.
He hit just 4-of-6 field goals and finished with 25 points, seven rebounds and a block. The Hack-a-Dwight strategy was a major fail tonight. It seems a little extreme to foul him all night long, but doing it late with the game on the line has worked in the past. In any case, for possibly the first time ever, Howard might actually help your team's free throw shooting this week, instead of killing it.
Dwight Howard C HOU 24 Days
Dwight Howard shot just 1-of-5 from the field against the Knicks on Thursday, while adding 15 boards, two assists and four blocks in 34 minutes.
His offense was horrendous tonight and he got shut down by Andrea Bargnani in the post. Howard's post game has been disappointing all year, making just 32.1 percent of his attempts on the season. The coaching staff still has its work cut out for itself in how they can use Dwight on offense.
Dwight Howard C HOU 25 Days
Dwight Howard moved back to center on Wednesday and had 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and six blocks on 9-of-20 shots in a loss to the Sixers.
Howard is now the starting center after Omer Asik was benched for Terrence Jones, but the experiment of starting Howard at power forward likely added some position flexibility for his owners. It appears the experiment is over and Howard should spend most of his time at center going forward.
Dwight Howard C HOU 27 Days
Dwight Howard has joined a host of Rockets' players battling flu symptoms, including James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Greg Smith and Francisco Garcia.
There is no suggestion that any of these players will sit out Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's conceivable and owners should watch for updates as tip-off approaches.
Dwight Howard C HOU 29 Days
Dwight Howard had 21 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 8-of-14 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
He also hit just 5-of-11 free throws and owners in Roto and H2H leagues are quickly learning that free throw shooting will be a lost cause every week that Howard is in fantasy lineups. It can also be argued that Howard was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan, who went off for 12 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in the win.
Dwight Howard C HOU 1 Month
Dwight Howard shot 5-of-16 from the line and 5-of-10 from the field for 15 points during a 99-98 loss to his former team on Thursday, adding 14 boards, two assists, one block and four turnovers.
The Lakers went with a Hack-A-Howard approach and it worked with Dwight making just one of his final six shots from the line. He dropped his free throw shooting to an even 50.0 percent on 10.7 attempts per game on the season. Howard is not exactly an enigma in fantasy and his owners knew what they were getting themselves into with his issues at the charity stripe.