March 11, 2020, 4:53 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
According to head coach Frank Vogel, Dwight Howard (stomach illness) will be available for Thursday's tilt vs. the Rockets.
Howard has played a key role off the bench for the Lakers this year but doesn't see enough opportunity in order to be fantasy relevant outside of 18-team leagues.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 7:05 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Sixers due to a stomach illness.
JaVale McGee should be in line for additional minutes in this one. Howard should be back soon as it doesn't seem like a long term injury.
Source: Harrison Faigen on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 8:41 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right knee) will play on Tuesday vs. the Sixers.
He missed the Lakers' previous game against the Pelicans but will make his return tonight against the Sixers. Davis has been on the injury report more times than you can count this year, but he has played in a large majority of those contests. He should be good to go. Kyle Kuzma's value decreases significantly and both Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee take a noticeable production hit with Davis returning.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 10:36 pmJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee delivered eight points, four rebounds and six blocks against the Pelicans on Sunday.
McGee had gone four straight games without a block so he was due for a huge showing. Anthony Davis missed this game which allowed McGree to pick up some extra opportunities. McGee is nothing more than a blocks specialist for the Lakers. Dwight Howard typically gets a larger share of the center minutes, he went for eight points, six rebounds and one block, and is a better option for big man stats in comparison.
February 28, 2020, 1:07 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard came off the bench on Thursday and scored 13 points on 4-of-4 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.
Howard logged 24 minutes off the bench and was electric in tonight's win. He's shown the ability to put up efficient stat lines against mediocre teams, but the Lakers are a fantasy wasteland outside of their dynamic duo.
February 23, 2020, 7:16 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard was productive in his 15 minutes of floor time on Sunday, scoring 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and collecting seven rebounds.
Anthony Davis, not surprisingly, had another monster game and played 39 minutes, but Howard actually got more minutes than starting center JaVale McGee. In shallower leagues, Howard probably belongs on the waiver wire. However, he has been remarkably consistent in his bench role this year is worth using in deeper fantasy leagues.
February 11, 2020, 1:13 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard was productive in his 25 minutes off the bench on Monday, dropping a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double (no blocks).
Howard has been outperforming JaVale McGee and he's been rewarded with solid minutes. For the time being and possibly ROS, Howard is the center to own from Laketown.
February 5, 2020, 1:53 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard double-doubled with 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.
Howard has continued to improve throughout the season, which is far from what most expected. Over the last month, he ranks as a player to roster in 12-teams leagues if you're built to withstand his free throw percentage. If you are, his 10.4 rebounds per game over that span is irresistible. Fellow old-timer Rajon Rondo had seven points, four boards and nine dimes in 21 minutes in Tuesday's victory.
January 23, 2020, 11:53 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard picked up a double-double on Thursday with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three defensive counters in a win against the Nets.
Howard has been a very useful play for rebounds and blocked shots and is putting up perfectly realistic top-100 center stats. JaVale McGee's absence surely played into Howard's production.
January 22, 2020, 9:58 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard turned 27 minutes off the bench into five points, 12 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday
Howard saw more minutes than starter, JaVale McGee who was limited to 17 minutes of action and ended with six points and five rebounds. Howard continues to provide value on the boards even with Anthony Davis back in the lineup. Although this might not last as AD gets back to his regular minutes.
January 16, 2020, 1:11 amJaVale McGeeC, Los Angeles Lakers
JaVale McGee ended Wednesday's contest one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 14 points (a perfect 7-of-7 shooting), nine boards and three blocks.
McGee was one of the few bright spots for the Lakers' starting five but saw less minutes than Dwight Howard coming off the bench to the tune of nine points and 16 rebounds.
January 15, 2020, 2:29 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis has been ruled out of Wednesday's game with a gluteus maximus contusion.
Frank Vogel wants Davis to practice on Friday before appearing in a game. It's mildly disappointing news for his owners, but it makes sense for the Lakers to protect their big man. Feel free to fire up Dwight Howard in DFS leagues. JaVale McGee should also see a boost.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter
January 15, 2020, 2:03 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (gluteus maximus contusion) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Davis managed to practice on Tuesday after missing Monday's contest. The Lakers are being careful with the superstar thanks in part to a 33-7 record. Dwight Howard had a terrific night when Davis was out against the Cavs.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 14, 2020, 12:51 amDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard had his best game of the season on Monday with 21 points and 15 rebounds to go with two assists and a 3-pointer.
He went 9-for-11 from the field and 2-of-3 at the line. Howard had a monster game, but still didn't register any defensive stats. The Lakers played one of the worst teams in the league and he did all of this in only 25 minutes of action. There's not much to chase here in terms of fantasy value.
January 11, 2020, 11:24 pmDwight HowardC, Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard posted his third double-double of the season as he scored 12 points in Saturday's win over the Thunder, finishing with 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and converting all of his free throws.
Even with teammate Anthony Davis out with injury, Howard found himself in the same role off the bench with JaVale McGee getting the start. Nonetheless, Howard had the better game tonight as he not only double-doubled but also swatted two shots and was 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Even when Davis returns, it might be worthwhile to pick Howard up in shallow leagues and in some deeper leagues.