Capela scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 FT) to go with 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Friday's 112-95 win against Phoenix.
Over his last five games, Capela has collected four double-doubles. Even in the one game where did not clinch a double-double, the center missed out by a single rebound. Over this span, Capela is averaging 14.8 points and 12.4 rebounds. This is a small sample of what has been an impressive season for Capela, who is averaging a career-high 14.3 points as well as a career-best 11.2 rebounds thus far. In addition, he has dominated the paint, rarely shooting beyond 10 feet, by shooting a career-high 66.8 percent from the floor. As a result, Capela has become a solid presence in the low post for Houston.
Capela scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-7 FT) while adding 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 34 minutes in Monday's 116-107 victory over the Bulls
Capela has a monster game on the boards en route to his third-consecutive double-digit rebound game. It was also the first game in the last three where he didn't shoot 10 or more field goals, but his efficiency around the rim still allowed him to net a solid point total. Double-doubles should be the norm for Capela, but not as monstrous as Monday night's.
Capela registered 14 points (7-15 FG), 11 rebounds and two blocks across 28 minutes in Saturday's 108-101 loss to the Pistons.
Capela had a bit of an easier path down low with Andre Drummond missing the contest with a rib contusion, and he parlayed the big man's absence into his third straight double-digit scoring effort. The 23-year-old has also taken double-digit shot attempts in the three games that James Harden has missed thus far with his hamstring injury, with that elevated usage helping lead to a solid 16.6 points per contest on 59.5 percent shooting (22-for-37) during that span. That type of production could well be par for the course while Harden remains out, bumping Capela's already solid fantasy stock up another notch in all formats.
Capela suffered the injury in Monday's loss to the Thunder, and has missed the the Rockets' previous two games as a result. The big man is in the midst of a career season, and given his limited time off, will presumably return to a full workload barring any setbacks.
Capela is dealing with a right orbital fracture and won't travel with the Rockets on their two-game road trip, which includes stops Thursday in Boston and Friday in Washington, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
After missing two games with a heel issue, Capela returned to action Christmas Day against the Thunder and played 30 minutes while notching his third double-double in a row. It sounds like he make have taken a hit to the face during the contest, however, as he'll need at least a few more days to recuperate from the fracture. Once Capela is cleared to suit up again, he'll probably need to wear a mask to protect his face, but it shouldn't change his fantasy outlook much. Capela's absence for the road trip opens up more time at center for Nene Hilario and Tarik Black.
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