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Name  Charlie Villanueva
Born  8/24/1984
Height  6-11
Weight  232
College  Connecticut
2/10/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva could be a one-game fantasy option Wednesday with center Tyson Chandler not expected to be available for the next game.
Insight: Villanueva posted a team-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting after Chandler went down on Monday. The Mavs only play one more game before the All-Star break, so this is a one-time only deal as Chandler could be ready by the time the team returns to action on Feb. 19.
1/30/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Villanueva was 7-of-15 coming off the bench, including 6-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds and a block. There's no way Villanueva repeats this performance. In the 14 other games in January combined, he has seven 3-pointers and 39 points.
11/24/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Detroit power forward Charlie Villanueva is doubtful for Sunday's game against Brooklyn due to a sore back.
Insight: Villanueva has only played five minutes all season. The days of him averaging double-digits are long gone. Look for big man help elsewhere.
3/23/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Detroit power forward Charlie Villanueva had 18 points, four rebounds and four threes Saturday against Charlotte.
Insight: Villanueva has sprinkled in some decent games this season to remind us that he is still in the NBA, but he hasn't been able to sustain anything.
3/8/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Detroit power forward Charlie Villanueva will be available for Friday night's game against Dallas. Villanueva sat out with a sore hamstring Wednesday versus New York.
Insight: Villanueva (7.2 ppg) was a decent player earlier in his career but at age 28, he's lucky to still have a roster spot in the NBA. Don't include him in your fantasy plans.
3/8/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (hamstring) is probable for Friday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Villanueva doesn't get consistent minutes even when he's healthy (7.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg in 17 mpg) and the team wouldn't push him at this point.
3/6/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (hamstring) will miss Wednesday's game against the Knicks. SOURCE: Ryan Field, FOX Sports Detroit
Insight: Villanueva had a few nice games in February and a double-double in his most recent game but he doesn't get consistent minutes. With Greg Monroe also out, look for Jonas Jerebko and Jason Maxiell to get plenty of minutes.
3/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (hamstring) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Insight: Villanueva had a few nice games in February and a double-double in his most recent game but he doesn't get consistent minutes.
2/9/2013 11:07:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva is averaging 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds with 4.5 threes and 1.5 blocks over his last two games.
Insight: The trade of Tayshaun Prince and injury to Andre Drummond (fractured tailbone) has opened the door for Villanueva to get more playing time as a reserve forward.
1/2/2013 5:18:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva was fined $25,000 by the NBA for the flagrant-2 foul that got him tossed from Tuesday's game against the Kings, but he won't be suspended. SOURCE: David Aldridge,
Insight: Villanueva was ejected after knocking Kings guard Isaiah Thomas down to the floor on a drive in the lane. The power forward had a string of four straight double-digit scoring efforts snapped due to the ejection, though he almost certainly would have reached the mark for a fifth straight game (he had nine points on 3-of-5 shooting in 11 minutes before the ejection).
12/22/2012 10:00:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva tied a season-high with 19 points Saturday against the Wizards. He also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals.
Insight: Villanueva scored 15.3 ppg in a brief three-game stretch of fantasy relevancy in late November but he's had just three double-digit scoring games since then, including Saturday. He can be ignored in all leagues.
12/3/2012 10:40:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva has returned to fantasy irrelevance his last three games after scoring in double figures in his previous three games.
Insight: Villanueva has failed to make a shot from the field on nine attempts in his last two games, and his playing time has quickly declined. His spot in the rotation is tenuous, especially after he racked up the DNP-CDs earlier this season.
11/29/2012 3:26:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva has scored in double figures in three straight games after playing just 19 minutes in the Pistons' first 13 games.
Insight: Villanueva was buried on the bench earlier this season but he's been set free and has responded with three games that place him on the fantasy radar. The former No. 7 overall pick has made 18-of-29 (.621), including 9-of-16 (.563) from 3-point range, for 15.3 ppg with 4.3 rpg. Since Detroit has won its last two games after losing 11 out of 13 to start the season, we expect Villanueva to at least maintain his current role.
1/24/2011 3:02:00 PM
Description: According to, X-Rays on Villanueva's right ankle were negative. He is questionable for tonight's game versus the Magic.
Insight: He is considered day-to-day right now. If you have another option to fill in for Villanueva, feel free to use them for now. (
1/23/2011 12:27:00 PM
Description: Charlie Villanueva headed for X-Rays due to his sprained ankle. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Insight: All the reports were about the left ankle, but we maintained it looked like a right ankle injury during the New Jersey game. Villanueva tweeted "fantasy owners won't be happy with me; adjust your lineups" yesterday, which is awesome. Villanueva getting an X-ray means that he make have fractured one of the seven bones in the posterior part of the foot, to the end of the tibia (the medial malleolus) or to the fibula (the lateral malleolus). Let's hope he's OK, but if not Austin Daye could have some value in deeper leagues.
1/22/2011 5:50:00 PM
Description: Charlie Villanueva tweeted that "fantasy owners will not be happy with me today; don't forget to adjust your lineups." SOURCE: Charlie Villanueva on Twitter
Insight: What a cool guy, right? We should get a long look at Austin Daye, but with so many games, most fantasy owners should have other options.
1/21/2011 11:38:00 PM
Description: Charlie Villanueva suffered a sprained right ankle in the first quarter, tried to go back in, then left and could not finish on Friday.
Insight: It looked minor for Charlie but he was writhing in pain for a solid minute. He walked it off and when he came back it didn't seem like a big deal. Guess not. Villanueva has missed games due to a sprained right ankle many times. He sports an ankle brace on it and that might be the reason why he felt capable of going back into the game. Austin Daye has some value, so go ahead and add him in very deep formats until we get some positive news on C.V.
12/15/2010 11:01:00 AM
Description: Villanueva had 23 points and 11 rebounds off the Detroit bench in a win over Atlanta.
Insight: Villanueva is a hard fantasy player to own. He does not get consistent minutes and does not produce consistently even when he is playing. (
12/14/2010 11:58:00 PM
Description: Charlie Villanueva had his second nice game in a row with 23 points, 11 boards, three steals, three treys, and a block in 28 minutes.
Insight: He was frozen cold on Detroit's recent road trip, but the past two games gave him some new life. He won't rebound this much, but the three-point potential is for real.
11/24/2010 1:01:00 PM
Description: Villanueva had just two points off the Piston bench against Dallas. He did collect eight boards, but was just 1-for-6 from the field.
Insight: We usually report when Villanueva has a good game, so it is worth noting that he is not fantasy relevant on a frequent basis. This was a particularly poor game, but you have to take the good with the bad with Charlie. (

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