player photo

39 Dwight Howard C

Los Angeles Lakers

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats

Player Updates

October 11, 2020 04:32 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: To move to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard is expected to shift to the bench for Sunday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Heat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Howard made an impact early in the series, but his play has tailed off of late, and he was a glaring negative for the Lakers in Friday's Game 5 loss. As a result, the Lakers will shake up the lineup and go with a smaller unit featuring Alex Caruso as another perimeter-oriented option.

September 25, 2020 03:16 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Double-doubles in starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard finished with 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 victory over the Nuggets.

Howard shifted into the starting lineup for Game 4, turning in a productive performance. He did most of his damage in the first quarter, tallying eight points and eight rebounds in just eight minutes. Based on what we have seen thus far during the series, Howard appears as though he will remain in the starting lineup moving forward. JaVale McGee played only five minutes in the victory and has struggled to have any impact on either end of the floor.

September 25, 2020 01:32 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard will start Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Howard's move to the starting lineup will send JaVale McGee to bench. After a strong performance in Game 1, the big man posted a pair of quiet performances the past two contests. He'll be used primarily as a defensive asset to match up with Nikola Jokic, but Howard has shown he can score when given the opportunity.

September 22, 2020 01:48 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Plays 13 minutes in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard saw 13 minutes of action in Sunday's Game 2 against Denver, finishing with three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 FT), two rebounds and a steal.

Howard was a major difference-maker in Game 1, serving as a defensive antagonist to Nikola Jokic while scoring a postseason-high 13 points to go with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks. While he wasn't nearly as effective Sunday night, Howard still brought energy and athleticism to the Lakers' front line, though he was whistled for a technical foul on his way to finishing with five personals. Prior to Game 2, coach Frank Vogel hinted that he was considering starting Howard over JaVale McGee, but for now the Lakers appear set on sticking with their traditional starting five.

September 19, 2020 04:08 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Could start Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard may start Sunday's Game 2 against the Nuggets, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Howard came off the bench to play 16 minutes in Game 1 and was extremely productive, posting 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks while JaVale McGee posted just one block in 11 minutes. If Howard does draw the start Sunday, he could serve as an intriguing flier in single-game DFS contests.

September 19, 2020 10:48 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Impactful performance Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard finished with 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-8 FT), three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 16 minutes during Friday's 126-114 victory over Denver.

Howard had his best game of the postseason thus far, giving the Lakers some much-needed production off the bench. Both he and Anthony Davis were able to split the bulk of the center minutes, limiting Nikola Jokic to just 21 points in 25 minutes. Howard and JaVale McGee are going to be rolled out the game situation merits, so this kind of performance should not be expected on a regular basis.

September 17, 2020 03:16 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Could return to rotation vs. Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Frank Vogel implied Wednesday that the Lakers could return to a more traditional lineup against the Nuggets after playing small for most of their second-round series against the Rockets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

Both Howard and JaVale McGee saw significant reductions in minutes against Houston, with Howard dropping out of the rotation entirely for Games 2, 3 and 4. Speaking to the media Wednesday, Vogel said he expects the Lakers to "return to form" for the Western Conference finals, likely meaning that McGee could be back in the starting lineup, with Anthony Davis shifting back down to power forward. That could mean an increase in minutes for Howard, who played just 15 total minutes against Houston after averaging 19.0 per game off the bench in Round 1 against Portland.

August 31, 2020 01:20 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Scores 11 off the bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard finished with 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 FT) and six boards in 20 minutes of a 131-122 win against Portland on Saturday.

Howard continued to provide his team with valuable minutes off the bench, as he was the only member of the Lakers' bench to finish in double-digits. Howard has now scored double-digits in each of his last two games and averaged 7.0 rebounds per game in the series.

August 30, 2020 01:04 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Scores 11 off the bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard finished with 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-1 FT) and six boards in 20 minuted of a 131-122 win against Portland on Saturday.

Howard continued to provide his team with valuable minutes off the bench, as he was the only member of the Lakers to finish in double-digits who was not on the floor at the opening tip. Howard has now scored double-digits in each of his last two games and averaged seven rebounds per game in the series.

August 9, 2020 05:56 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Probable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Denver.

A sore right knee has made Howard a mainstay on the injury report, but he's only missed one of the Lakers' six games thus far in Orlando. Howard played 20 minutes off the bench Saturday against Indiana and finished with a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double.

August 8, 2020 08:48 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Double-double in 20 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) had 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes during Saturday's 116-111 loss to the Pacers.

Howard had been listed as probable due to knee soreness for the second straight game before being cleared to play, and he turned in another stellar statistical showing. Howard continues to gobble up plenty of rebounds and benefits greatly from the playmaking of LeBron James. It's unclear how many minutes Howard will earn in the team's last two games before the playoffs begin, but if he's earning decent minutes he's worthy of consideration for fantasy purposes.

August 8, 2020 04:44 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Cleared Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is available Saturday against the Pacers, Melissa Rohlin of Sports Illustrated reports.

Howard has been tending to some knee soreness, but he'll be active for a second straight game. In the bubble, he's averaging 6.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 combined steals-plus-blocks in 16.8 minutes.

August 7, 2020 05:52 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Likely to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is probable for Saturday's game against the Pacers.

Howard's right knee is still bothering him, but it's likely he'll be available. In the bubble, he's averaging 6.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 16.8 minutes.

August 7, 2020 05:32 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Grabs 15 rebounds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard generated eight points (2-4 FG, 4-8 FT), 15 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 20 minutes in Thursday's 113-97 loss to the Rockets.

Howard turned out to be one of the bright spots for the Lakers on Thursday, as he seemed to show no ill effects from his knee injury. Coach Frank Vogel benched JaVale McGee to experiment with a smaller lineup, but he elected to send Howard out anyway. Howard looked better than he has all season, and although his minutes will continue to be capped, his participation was an encouraging sign.

August 7, 2020 08:40 AM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Probable vs. Rockets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against Houston, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Howard is one of four Lakers regulars carrying a probable tag, so they should have most of their team -- minus LeBron James -- available on the second night of a back-to-back. The knee issue kept Howard out of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

August 5, 2020 04:52 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Out with sore knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Howard has been battling the issue since the start of seeding play, but it did not prevent him from playing in any of the Lakers' first three games. However, with the No. 1 seed in the West locked up, the Lakers will hold Howard out -- likely on a precautionary basis. Coach Frank Vogel said he hopes to have Howard back for Thursday's matchup against Houston.

August 5, 2020 04:56 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Deemed questionable for Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lakers list Howard as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder with a sore right knee.

Howard has played in all three of the Lakers' seeding games to date, averaging 5.7 points, 4.3 boards and 0.7 blocks in 15.7 minutes per contest. His knee may be bothering him a bit following Monday's 116-108 win over the Jazz, but Howard's inclusion on the injury report is most likely a result of the Lakers beginning a back-to-back set Wednesday. Howard could end up sitting out one of the two contests for maintenance purposes, but it would be somewhat surprising if he was sidelined both Wednesday and for Thursday's tilt with the Rockets.

July 29, 2020 06:08 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard is not on the injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Clippers.

The big man was held out of practice Tuesday with a sore knee, but it doesn't look to be anything serious. With Anthony Davis (eye) expected to play, Howard should fill his usual role as the Lakers' first big man off the bench.

July 28, 2020 03:36 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard was limited at practice Tuesday due to a sore knee, Mike Trudell of reports.

The injury resulted in Howard sitting out Monday's exhibition win over the Wizards, and Frank Vogel confirmed that the big man was held out of contact portions of Tuesday's session. With Anthony Davis (eye) also banged up, the Lakers' center rotation is a situation to monitor as Thursday's matchup with the Clippers nears.

July 6, 2020 11:52 PM
Lakers' Dwight Howard: Will play in Orlando
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard announced Monday that he will join the Lakers in Orlando and play in the restarted season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Back on July 1, the Lakers submitted Howard as a member of their roster for the restart, which prevented them from getting a replacement free agent, according to Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register, making this decision even more helpful for the current top seed in the Western Conference. The veteran center has been a key piece off the Lakers' bench this season, and he'll look to pick up where he left off in March, averaging 7.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game.

Last 7 Games
10/09vs MIAL 108-11115220100
10/06@ MIAW 102-968020200
10/04@ MIAL 104-11515431110
10/02vs MIAW 124-11417621002
09/30vs MIAW 116-9815282100
09/26vs DENW 117-10735990202
09/24@ DENW 114-1082312111010
Fantasy Points By Week


























1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Career Shooting Stats
More Stats

Player Info

Atlanta, GA, USA
Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Experience: