3 NBA FanDuel Studs to Target on 2/2/18
Dwight Howard, C, Charlotte Hornets
Even coming off a pair of down games, Dwight Howard has been a monster lately, notching at least 49 FanDuel points in six of his last nine, averaging 18.8 points, 14.8 boards, and 3.3 blocks (good for 49.1 FanDuel points) in that stretch.
That domination on the glass is nothing new for him -- he's sporting a 22.1% rebound rate on the season after posting a 23.5% mark last year. He has seen a bump in offensive workload this season, though, based off a 23.9% usage rate. Howard does most of that offensive work around the rim, ranking ninth in the NBA with 7.2 field goal attempts per game in the restricted area.
The Indiana Pacers are weak just about everywhere Dwight is strong, so he should have no trouble taking advantage of this matchup. Indiana's 49.3% total rebound rate ranks bottom-10 in the NBA, and the .659 field goal percentage they're allowing in the restricted area is the league's third-highest mark. Unsurprisingly, they allow the second-most FanDuel points per game to opposing centers. Don't expect Dwight to slow down much tonight.