News: Kings center Chuck Hayes was held in check again in Tuesday's contest against the Nuggets. Hayes came off the bench and logged 20 minutes as he went 1 of 4 shooting from the field. He finished with two points, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal in a 120-113 defeat.
Analysis: Hayes saw 20 minutes of game action for the second straight game, but was still held to single-digit scoring in each of those contests. The 29-year-old has not been able to make much of an impact this season and is only averaging 2.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, entering Tuesday. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in the majority of formats heading into the final stretch of the regular season.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes was once again not much of a factor during Monday's contest against the Wizards. Hayes scored just two points in the 96-94 defeat on 1 of 4 shooting from the field. He also added five rebounds to his stat line, while logging 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Hayes has had a hard time seeing the floor of late as the 22 minutes he logged Monday night marked only the second time since the end of December that he has seen more than 20 minutes of playing time. With without the promise of seeing consistent playing time and season averages of 2.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, Hayes should not be owned in the majority of formats at this point in the year.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes registered four points and four rebounds -- both his highest totals this month -- during Sacramento's 124-118 win over Cleveland on Monday night. Hayes went 1 of 2 from the field and sank 2 of 4 attempts at the free-throw line for his highest point total over eight games during January. He also logged 14 minutes for the second straight game and added an assist and a steal.
Analysis: With the Kings' roster a logjam at several positions, especially in the frontcourt, Hayes was the latest player to have his minutes reduced earlier this month. But his playing time has slowly increased as he's posted 10-plus minutes in back-to-back games for the first time since late December. Hayes is still not a steady scorer (2.6 ppg) and should be bypassed in all Fantasy formats unless he's added to the starting lineup.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes scored two points for the third game in a row Saturday against the Clippers, as he continues to have a limited role in the offense. Hayes played 23 minutes in a 116-81 loss to the Clippers, adding eight rebounds and four assists, while blocking two shots.
Analysis: Hayes has been unable to make much of an impact in his second year in Sacramento, averaging just 3.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He has filled up the stat-sheet decently, but his playing time is too sporadic to warrant much Fantasy attention.
News: As expected, Kings center Chuck Hayes was not much of a factor during Friday night's contest against the Spurs. Hayes finished with just two points in the 97-86 win, on 1 of 5 shooting from the field. He also added seven rebounds and three assists to his stat line while logging 25 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Hayes continues to serve as the Kings' backup center, which usually has him on the floor for around 20-25 minutes per night. While the 29-year-old has posted decent rebounding totals (6.8), his lack of scoring continues to limit his already limited Fantasy value. Only owners in the deepest of formats should be rolling with Hayes heading into Week 3 (Nov. 12-18).
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes was back on the floor on Sunday against Houston, after missing Saturdays game against the Clippers with food poisoning. Hayes played 25 minutes in the game, scoring just three points with five rebounds and a block and a steal, as the Kings fell, 104-87.
Analysis: Hayes status for the game was in question, however he did not seem too bothered by the illness. He rarely puts up big numbers, so Hayes can be considered a low-end No. 2 center in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes was held out of Saturday night's contest against the Clippers due to food poisoning, reports the Sacramento Bee. Hayes is being considered day to day with his ailment.
Analysis: Hayes will likely need a day or two to get his strength back from his injury, so there is a chance he will be forced to sit out of Sunday's contest as well. Fantasy owners in daily formats should keep an eye on his status moving forward. Hayes can be considered a low-end No. 2 center in deeper formats when healthy.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes scored just three points on 1 of 4 shooting on Monday in an overtime loss to Houston. Hayes played 28 minutes off the bench in the game and grabbed eight rebounds. He added one assist.
Analysis: Hayes has been playing around 22 minutes per game of late and isn't doing much with those minutes. Fantasy owners have not been able to trust him all year and that isn't changing at the moment. Owners can limit his usage to just the deepest of leagues.
News: The Sacramento Bee reports that Kings center Chuck Hayes continues to work his way back from a dislocated shoulder that cost him 11 games. "I'm about 80 percent of where I want to be," Hayes said. "I'm learning. I'm learning this season out. I'm learning my new teammates, my role and what I need to do. I'm just trying to be there wherever I can." Hayes wears a shoulder harness that wraps around his torso and shoulder. He still isn't completely comfortable wearing it.
Analysis: After averaging career highs in his final year in Houston last season (7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists), Hayes' statistics are down (3.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists). Hopefully he can finish the season strong, but he should only be used in deep Fantasy leagues until he starts to show more consistency.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes has found playing time hard to come by recently, as DeMarcus Cousins continues to play well. Hayes played just 11 minutes on Sunday against the Suns, finishing the game with four points, four rebounds and two assists as the Kings lost, 96-88.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging just 17.8 minutes per game over the last five, putting up 3.2 pouints, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game over that time span. He is clearly the backup now in Sacramento, and as such has value only in the deepest of Fantasy leagues as a reserve.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes was once again not much of a factor during Friday night's contest against the Pistons. Hayes finished with just two points in the 114-108 loss, on 1 of 2 shooting from the field. He pulled down six rebounds to go along with one assist and one rebound to his stat line, while logging 21 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Hayes continues to be merely a minimal contributor off the bench for the Kings, who has been seeing around 15 minutes per game of late. He is averaging just 3.2 points and 2.4 rebounds over his last five contest, which isn't going to help many Fantasy owners. Unless he sees a serious spike in playing time and production, owners should leave the 28-year-old reserved in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes got some early playing time on Thursday night against the Thunder after DeMarcus Cousins picked up three quick fouls. Hayes scored eight points in his 18 minutes of action. He would shoot 4 for 6 from the field. Hayes chipped in two boards and an assist in his team's 106-101 victory.
Analysis: Hayes has been banged up this year and continues to deal with a sore shoulder. Over his last five games he's averaging just 2.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest. Hayes broke out last year in Houston and displayed his rebounding ability. But so far in Sacramento he just hasn't been able to get going. Fantasy owners should keep him reserved until he starts carving out more meaningful minutes and starts posting better numbers.
News: Kings center Chuck Hayes saw just 13 minutes on the court on Tuesday night against the Warriors. Hayes' dislocated shoulder "popped out" during Saturday's contest, but he was able to go on Tuesday. He shot 1 for 3 from the floor and grabbed just one rebound in the contest. Sacramento would lose the game, 93-90.
Analysis: Hayes missed 11 games with a dislocated shoulder and has now been back for two outings. It's obvious he's still not 100 percent and will likely be limited until he proves otherwise. Hayes said he will continue to play despite the possible recurring problem and, for now, will wear a protective brace on his shoulder. When healthy, Hayes is a good rebounder and potential double-double candidate. But for now, Fantasy owners should lean on the cautious side and keep him reserved until he gets back on track.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes said his dislocated shoulder "popped out" during his last outing, but expects to remain in the lineup for Tuesday's game, according to the Sacramento Bee. "I'm going to play," Hayes said. "It's more like a repeated ankle sprain. Once the dislocation happens, it's done. All you're going to do now is just treat it. If it pops out, just pop it right back in, as long as there's no -- knock on wood -- second dislocation."
Analysis: Hayes said he will continue to play despite the possible recurring problem and, for now, will wear a protective brace on his shoulder. He is averaging 5.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game this season and will likely continue to play in a reserve role while he builds strength back in his shoulder. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats for Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) -- if active.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes is not expected to miss any playing time after re-aggravating a shoulder injury during Saturday's game against Utah. Hayes clutched his left arm at the end of Saturday's loss -- his first outing back in the lineup since missing 11 games with a dislocated shoulder. "(Hayes) just got treatment today but i think he's going to be OK and ready to go," Kings coach Keith Smart told the Sacramento Bee. Analysis: Hayes appears to have dodged a serious injury after just returning to the lineup following a prolonged absence. He finished with eight rebounds against the Jazz while logging 20 minutes off the bench in the loss. Hayes will likely continue to play in a reserve role while he builds strength back in his shoulder and should be considered a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats for Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5) if healthy.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes re-aggravated his dislocated right shoulder during Saturday night's contest against the Jazz. Hayes, who had missed the previous 11 games with his ailment, sustained the injury in the waning moments of the 96-96 defeat. He finished with eight rebounds, while logging 20 minutes off the bench in the loss.
Analysis: Hayes had to helped off the court with his injury, which is never a good thing. However, the Kings offered no update on his status following the game, saying only that he would be re-evaluated on Sunday. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status heading into Fantasy Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5). Hayes can be considered a low-end Fantasy option, when healthy.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes will return to the lineup for Saturday's game at Utah after overcoming a shoulder injury, according to the Sacramento Bee. Hayes missed 11 games with a dislocated shoulder and will play off the bench -- his first action since Jan. 5 against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Hayes earned plenty of playing time before the injury and logged at least 20 points in every game aside from the outing he suffered the setback. The 28-year-old is a lowly scoring option, but is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game this season. Consider him a low-end Fantasy C in deeper formats.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes told the Sacramento Bee that he hopes to be able to play on Friday against Utah, and coach Keith Smart said he would allow him to be active if his injured shoulder is cleared by the medical staff prior to the game.
Analysis: Hayes has missed 11 straight games since suffering the injury, but he is clearly close to returning. He was the Kings starting center and would likely return to that spot once he is ready to get back on the floor, and he was averaging 5.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game prior to the injury. He will be a low-end Fantasy center when he gets back to playing.
News:The Sacramento Bee reports while Chuck Hayes' injured shoulder responded well to Tuesday's full-contact practice, he will not be returning to the lineup Wednesday against the Nuggets. "He won't go (Wednesday)," coach Keith Smart said. "He woke up this morning with no pain, things like that. Now he's got to get over the approach mentally. ... It's totally in his hands and our team physicians' to see when he's ready. When he's ready and they say he's been released to me then we'll have him on the floor."
Analysis: Hayes will miss an 11th straight game Wednesday, but it appears he is getting closer to a return. Hayes was playing a lot before getting hurt, but he was averaging just 5.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He is a low-end Fantasy option when active.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes (shoulder) went through a full contact practice on Tuesday for the first time since suffering his injury, according to the team's official website. Hayes will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, although there is still no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Hayes continues to take steps toward getting back on the court, although there is still no official word on when he might return. The Kings may have a better idea after he is evaluated Wednesday, so Fantasy owners should continue to check back for the latest details as they become available. Hayes can be considered a viable No. 2 Fantasy C, when healthy.
News: Injured Kings C Chuck Hayes took part in the team's practice on Thursday for the first time since dislocating his shoulder earlier this month. "It felt real good," Hayes told the Sacramento Bee. "I'm excited, I can't wait to play. Wish I could play ... sometime on this road trip, but it's not my call." Hayes has missed the past eight games with the injury and is expected to be sidelined for possibly two more weeks.
Analysis: The Kings have put no immediate timetable on Hayes' return. He was averaging 5.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game before the injury. "(Hayes) was able to go through the whole program of shooting and hopefully probably in the next couple of days or so he'll get on the floor and do some things with some contact," Sacramento coach Keith Smart said. "We're going to take it day by day." Fantasy owners should keep Hayes reserved only in deeper formats for now.
News: Kings C Chuck Hayes has started doing 90 minutes of conditioning a day and also began range-of-motion work on his left shoulder, the Sacramento Bee reports. Hayes suffered a dislocated shoulder last week and is expected to be sidelined another two to three weeks. He did a lot of shooting last night, coach Keith Smart said Friday. He went through the whole program, and probably another couple of days or so hell get on the floor and do some things. Well mix in some contact here and there. Last night was a good sign. He wasnt too sore today. Hes able to sleep now and not have any pain.
Analysis: Hayes was expected to anchor the Kings' frontcourt and provide an inside presence on a team stacked with low-post options. Now, he will likely have to compete for playing time once he returns as DeMarcus Cousins and J.J. Hickson have shined in his absence. Fantasy owners should keep him reserved only in deeper formats as he was considered a fringe starting Fantasy option.
News: Sacramento C Chuck Hayes will be sidelined three to four weeks with a dislocated shoulder, the team announced Friday. Hayes suffered the injury during the second quarter of Thursday's game against Milwaukee and will be out for a longer period of time than originally expected. The 28-year-old has failed to top double-digits in points during each of his eight games this season and is averaging just 5.5 points per game overall. Jason Thompson or J.J. Hickson is expected to take Hayes' place in the starting lineup.
Analysis: The shoulder injury is the second serious setback Hayes has experienced this year as he also dealt with a heart abnormality at the beginning of training camp. However, that issue cleared up and the Kings provided him another contract after voiding the previous pact. Hayes was expected to anchor the Kings' frontcourt and provide an inside presence on a team stacked with low-post options. Fantasy owners should keep him reserve him only in deeper formats as he was considered a fringe starting Fantasy option.
News: It looked like Chuck Hayes and the Kings had dodged a bullet when the center was cleared to play after a heart condition was incorrectly identified when he signed his contract. After Thursday night, however, the Kings will have to live without the undersized pivot for at least a few weeks after he suffered a dislocated shoulder against the Bucks. He played just nine minutes in the 103-100 victory, and told NBA.com that he will be out two-to-three weeks with the injury.
Analysis: This has been a snake-bitten season for Hayes from the get-go, though he did get a four-year, $23 million contract at the start of it. He was expected to anchor the front-court for the Kings and team up with a plethora of talented bigs to give the Kings some size down low. Luckily, the injury doesnt appear extremely serious and he should be back before long, but as a fringe starting Fantasy option when healthy, you might want to drop him for the time hes out. Either way, definitely get him out of the lineup for the time being.
News: Sacramento C Chuck Hayes tallied seven rebounds and nine assists during the Kings' 100-91 victory over the Lakers on Monday night. Hayes played 27 minutes in his team debut after signing with Sacramento in the offseason and connected on 3 of 5 attempts from the field. "'Chuck Hayes is the glue of this team," Kings coach Paul Westphal said. "We knew he would be the glue when we signed him and he shows it every day. It was a phenomenal effort for Chuck with what he's been through."
Analysis: The game was especially satisfying for Hayes, who got a major scare earlier this month when he failed a physical because of a heart abnormality. He then went to see specialists at the Cleveland Clinic and was cleared to play, leading Sacramento to sign him once again. The 28-year-old was in the starting lineup Monday, but could compete for minutes in the Kings' crowded frontcourt. Consider him a quality No. 2 Fantasy C for now.
News: Kings coach Paul Westphal told the Sacramento Bee on Saturday that C Chuck Hayes will be in the starting lineup for the team's first game against the Lakers on Monday night. Hayes was re-signed by the team on Friday after having his contract voided earlier in the week for failing a physical.
Analysis: It has been a crazy week for Hayes and the Kings, but the 28-year-old will be start the season as the team's center. However, J.J. Hickson and Jason Thompson will likely cut into Hayes' minutes this season, which could make it difficult for him to put up the career numbers he did last season. Still, now that he will see starter minutes, Hayes can be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy C heading into Fantasy Week 1 (Dec. 25-Jan. 1).
News: The Kings have reportedly agreed to sign center Chuck Hayes to a 4-year contract less than one week after a previous deal was voided when the team announced he failed his physical. SI.com and Yahoo Sports report the new deal is worth $23 million over four years.
Analysis: News that the 28-year-old is free from health issues is great to hear, as he is coming off his best season as a pro in Houston, which saw him post career highs in minutes (28.1), points (7.9), rebounds (8.1) and steals (1.1). However, J.J. Hickson and Jason Thompson will likely cut into Hayes' minutes this season, which could make it difficult for him to put up numbers similar to last year. Keep an eye on how things play out throughout training camp. As it stands right now, Hayes should be targeted in the later rounds in most formats on Draft Day.
News: Recently signed C Chuck Hayes had his contract with the Kings voided on Monday after he failed a physical because of an abnormality in his heart, according to the Sacramento Bee. Hayes signed a four-year, $21 million deal with the Kings earlier this month. He had reportedly undergone more tests before the team announced it would void his contract. "In one of the most heartbreaking moments of my professional or personal life, Chuck Hayes was notified that he failed his physical exam with the Sacramento Kings," team president Geoff Petrie said.
Analysis: This is certainly a scary situation for Hayes as the physical might have saved him from a serious problem. Hayes did not play in the Kings' exhibition game last Saturday. The 28-year-old was coming off his finest season in the NBA when he posted a career-high 8.1 rebounds and 7.9 points per game. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the situation as Hayes will likely receive treatment for his heart condition.
News: A recent heart exam on newly signed Kings F Chuck Hayes shows an abnormality that will require further testing. The Kings announced Thursday night that a stress echocardiogram revealed the abnormality. The former Rockets big man signed a $21.3 million, four-year deal with the Kings last week. Hayes averaged 3.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17 minutes per game in six seasons with the Rockets.
Analysis: The 28-year-old is coming off his best season as a pro in Houston, which saw him post career highs in minutes (28.1), points (7.9), rebounds (8.1) and steals (1.1). Anytime issues with a vital organ are being discussed for a player, thoughts turn to things beyond Fantasy sports. Well keep an eye on his progress, and hopefully like Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge, who had a heart issue resolved this week, this will not affect Hayes moving forward.
News: Kings coach Paul Westphal told the Sacramento Bee on Saturday that he would be "surprised" if newly signed C Chuck Hayes was not his starting power forward when the season starts. Hayes signed a four-year deal worth $ 21 million with Sacramento on Friday.
Analysis: No real surprise here, as most expected Hayes to remain a starter when he signed with the club on Friday. The 28-year-old is coming off his best season as a pro in Houston, which saw him post career highs in minutes (28.1), points (7.9), rebounds (8.1) and steals (1.1). However, J.J. Hickson and Jason Thompson will likely cut into Hayes' minutes this season, which could make it difficult for him to put up numbers similar to last year. Keep an eye on how things play out throughout training camp. As it stands right now, Hayes should be targeted in the later rounds in most formats on Draft Day.
News: Free agent C Chuck Hayes, coming off the best season of his career, has cashed in with a four year, $21 million deal with Sacramento on Friday. Hayes had spent the previous six seasons of his career with the Rockets.
Analysis: At just 6-foot-6, Hayes is extremely undersized for a center, but hes a good defender and averaged 8.1 rebounds last year in a starting role with the Rockets. He added 7.9 points per game and 2.7 assists, all career highs. The Kings currently have DeMarcus Cousins at center, but could use some of the tough rebounding and defense Hayes provides at either center or forward, so he should see a decent amount of minutes. He likely wont see the 28 minutes per game he got last year, but hell still be a big part of the rotation. Hes likely to lose some value, but should remain a middle-late round Fantasy option on Draft Day.
News: Center Chuck Hayes recorded his first triple-double of his career this season, which is fitting because he posted his best year in the NBA. He averaged 7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per outing. He got the chance to start for the Rockets after Yao Ming suffered yet another season-ending injury. Hayes is a free agent this offseason, but has said he wants to return to Houston. With an imposing lockout in the future, Hayes admitted he's 'scared' about his future. "I'm scared because I don't know," Hayes told The Houston Chronicle. "I hate not knowing. If I had my choice, if it was up to me, I will be here. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I love it here, the fans, the people."
Analysis: Hayes is a big part of Houston's lineup despite being only a 6-foot-6-inch center. He isn't known for his scoring, but turned his game up a notch after the All-Star break. He averaged 8.9 points, 1.2 steals and 10.6 rebounds per game over those 25 games. Hayes has played six of his NBA seasons in a Rockets' uniform and has wants to keep it that way. He finished in the top-20 in terms of scoring in standard CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. That's amazing seeing how he wasn't owned in more than 12 percent of leagues until halfway through the season. As long as Hayes resigns with Houston or goes to a team where he'll be in a similar role, he'll have plenty of Fantasy value in 2011-12. Owners should monitor his status during the offseason and plan on grabbing him in the middle rounds on Draft Day this fall.
News: Rockets center Chuck Hayes turned in another solid performance during Sunday's 114-109 win over the Hawks. Hayes finished with 19 points in the contest on 8 of 9 shooting from the field. He went 3 of 4 at the free-throw line and also grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with three assists and three steals while logging 41 minutes. Hayes is averaging 10.2 points and 10.6 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Hayes was able to get his scoring back up on Sunday after putting up a nearly flawless shooting display against Atlanta. Still, the 27-year-old has never been known much for his scoring but is averaging a career-high 7.7 points on the season. Hayes is a big reason why the Rockets are still alive for a playoff spot and as well as some Fantasy owners. The undersized big man continues to fill up the stat sheet on a nightly basis and can be considered a solid Fantasy center in most formats heading into Fantasy Week 24 (April 4-13).
News: Rockets center Chuck Hayes notched his first career triple-double on Wednesday night, but the Warriors made him work for it. Hayes missed several chances to get the triple before his jumper with 6:26 left clinched it. "The fan support was great," Hayes said. "The guys were really cheering me on for this achievement and once it was over, it was like the biggest relief that I've had in a long time." He finished with 14 rebounds, 11 assists and 13 points in Houston's 131-112 win over Golden State. "I can't emphasize enough the improvements he's made offensively to be more than just a screener. He's becoming a great passer. We saw that tonight," coach Rick Adelman said. "He attacks them. It's a pleasure to watch a guy like that with his work ethic and everything he does is just really terrific." Hayes shot 5 for 11 from the floor and converted 3 of his 7 foul shots on the night. He also chipped in two steals in his 38 minutes of action.
Analysis: Hayes has been a huge reason the Rockets' success this year. He's filled in for Yao Ming and developed into a solid defender and presence in the paint. He's averaging 8.4 points, 3.0 assists and 9.7 rebounds over his last 10 outings. He may not be the tallest center in the NBA, but he's become a top-20 Fantasy center in standard CBSSports.com leagues.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes had one of the better nights of his career Monday against the Suns, while helping the Rockets snap their 7-game losing streak in the process. He scored a career-high 21 points on the night, shooting 9 of 15 from the floor and hitting half of his six free-throws. "To be honest, all four of them, the last four that I shot," Hayes said, "they all felt good." Hayes still did what he does best, pulling down nine rebounds and adding an assist. He was solid defensively, blocking a pair of shots for the first time since February 26 and recording a steal in 34 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Hayes continues to move closer to the elusive double-double, something he hasn't yet done in March. The scoring comes as a real surprise Monday because he hadn't previously scored more than 16 points in his 5-year career. Hayes continues to play well on the boards, averaging more than seven for the year and about 10 over his last 10 games. If he can elevate his scoring just a bit, the Kentucky product will become much more of a Fantasy commodity. For now, Hayes remains a low to mid-range option in the majority of formats.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes is not a flashy player, and he doesn't even average double digits in any category despite the fact that he is a starter. He's scrappy, playing center at 6-foot-6, and it showed in the second half of Monday's game against the Kings. Playing against rookie standout DeMarcus Cousins, Hayes limited him to 0 of 5 shooting in the second half after he scored 20 points in the first two quarters. "We were good offensively the whole game, and we got better defensively as the game went on," coach Rick Adelman said. "Chuck (Hayes) did a nice job on Cousins in the second half. It was a win we had to get." Hayes was serviceable on the offensive end of the floor, scoring eight points on 4 of 5 shooting from the floor. He added six rebounds, an assist and a steal in 34 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Hayes makes his money on the defensive end of the floor, but when he decides to take a crack at the basket, he hits nearly 55 percent of his shots just like a true center. He pulls down some consistent rebounds despite his height and averages more than a pair of assists per game. Hayes is a solid Fantasy option in categorical leagues, and a serviceable option in other formats. His impact on the Rockets is much greater than that of any Fantasy roster. Still, he should remain active when healthy.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes recorded six points and 11 rebounds in the Rockets' 91-89 victory over New Orleans on Sunday night. Hayes sank 2 of 5 attempts from the field and finished 2 for 3 at the free-throw line to post his lowest scoring output in his last four games. It was also the third consecutive games the 6-foot-6 Kentucky product has pulled down double-digits in rebounds. Hayes chipped in five assists while playing 40 minutes -- his highest total in the last nine games.
Analysis: Hayes has emerged into a solid option for a Rockets team that has been devastated by injuries at the center position this season. He has turned in an impressive stretch on the glass and is averaging 13.0 rebounds in his last three games, highlighted by a 17-board effort against Cleveland. That total last Wednesday represented the most rebounds by a Houston player this season. He remains an adequate Fantasy option and should be viewed as a serviceable center in deeper leagues.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes produced over a limited time on the floor in his last game for the Rockets, so they gave him more minutes on Wednesday against the Cavaliers. Hayes produced even more over 30 minutes on the court. Hayes recorded a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Hayes shot 6 for 8 from the field and added four assists and a block.
Analysis: Hayes entered Wednesday averaging 9.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game over his last 10 contests. He played a little bigger against Cleveland, which is understandable. Hayes remains the starter in Houston and his play has been key for the Rockets as he's filled in nicely for Yao Ming. Anytime a player can average just about a double-double per contest, they have Fantasy value. Owners should continue to view him a serviceable center option in deeper leagues as the season continues.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes saw just 15 minutes of action on Tuesday night in Detroit, but made the most of his court time. He shot 4 for 7 from the field, finishing with eight points. His point total was the difference in the game as the Rockets beat the Pistons, 108-100. Hayes added eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Analysis: Hayes remains the starter in Houston and his play has been key for the Rockets as he's filled in nicely for Yao Ming. Over his last 10 games he's averaging 10.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in just over 32 minutes of action. Anytime a player can average just about a double-double per contest, they have Fantasy value. Owners should continue to view him a serviceable center option in deeper leagues as the season continues.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes continues to be a consistent piece in the frontcourt this season. He scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards on Saturday night against Dallas. He shot 50 percent from the field and nailed both his foul shots. Hayes would add two assists and a steal in his 25 minutes of action, but it would not be enough as the Rockets lost 106-102 to the Mavericks.
Analysis: Hayes has stepped in and stepped up in place of the injured Yao Ming. Over his last five games he's averaging 12.0 points, 9.8 boards and 1.6 steals per outing. He's shooting 56.8 percent from the floor over that span and has connected on 10 of his 16 foul shots. He may be a foot shorter than Ming, but Hayes has been filling in big time. He starts and gets enough minutes each game to average close to a double-double. Those stats are good enough to give him plenty of Fantasy value. Owners should view him as a viable center option in deeper formats.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes had 13 points and 12 rebounds in the Rockets' 97-96 victory over Utah on Wednesday night. Hayes connected on 4 of 8 from the field and 5 of 8 from the free-throw line to complete his second double-double of the season and first since Dec. 20 against Golden State. Hayes added two assists and a block as Houston snapped a three-games losing skid.
Analysis: Hayes has pieced together several strong outings since returning from a sprained ankle. His six offensive rebounds in Wednesday's game represented a season high and he has now reached double figures in rebounds in three outings since his return to the lineup on Jan. 14. He should receive the bulk of playing time at center for an undermanned Rockets team and makes for a decent Fantasy option in deeper leagues.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes has been playing well lately and it hasn't been limited to just scoring and rebounding. Hayes flirted with a triple-double on Monday night in Minnesota. He scored nine points on 4 of 7 shooting and added seven assists and eight rebounds. He also had a steal and block in the performance over 41 minutes.
Analysis: Hayes has been putting the ball in the basket with more regularity of late and is averaging 8.6 points per game over his last five. That comes with 8.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals. His production is up across the board and he can start seeing more use in deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: For the second time since returning to the lineup January 14, Rockets center Chuck Hayes recorded double-digit rebounds against the Knicks on Wednesday. He pulled down 12 boards -- 11 on defense -- and chipped in eight points on efficient 4 of 5 shooting. "He did a good job out there," Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire said of Hayes. "He does a great job of creating contact and then being able to strip the ball."Hayes even assisted on four baskets and stole a pass for Houston in 35 minutes of action.
Analysis: Hayes was one rebound away from matching a season-high on Wednesday night, but the 11 boards on the defensive end was his best effort of the year. That's what Hayes brings to the table, good source for rebounds, and solid field goal percentage with the occasional assist. The lack of scoring warrants him just low-end Fantasy value in most formats. But in category-based leagues, he has decent appeal.
News: After missing the last seven games with an ankle injury, Rockets center Chuck Hayes returned to the starting lineup against the Hornets on Friday. He scored nine points on 3 of 6 shooting, and assisted on two baskets. On the defensive end, he pulled down seven rebounds and stripped David West for a steal in 41 minutes of floor time.
Analysis: Hayes played more minutes than he probably thought he would heading into the matchup, as the game went to overtime. He did not appear to be limited, nor suffer a setback throughout the night. Hayes grabbed his usual amount of rebounds, and his scoring was right on par with what he was producing before the injury. Hayes seems back to normal form, although that warrants minimal Fantasy value moving forward.
News: The official team website for the Rockets reports that center Chuck Hayes took part in Friday's shootaround and is on track to play in Friday's game against New Orleans. Hayes last played on Dec. 29 against the Heat.
Analysis: It appears safe to count on Hayes returning against the Hornets. When healthy, he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Hayes last played on Dec. 29 against the Heat. On Wednesday, it was reported that Hayes could be cleared to play soon after returning to practice.
Analysis: Hayes still seems like a long shot to play on Friday against the Hornets, but should be back within the team's next couple of games. With Brad Miller being sidelined with an injury of his own, he may get a chance to make an impact in deeper leagues, though his upside is not very high. Hayes has averaged around five points and six rebounds per game this season.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports that Rockets C Chuck Hayes (sprained ankle) will return to practice Thursday and could be cleared to play soon after that. Hayes last played on Dec. 29 against the Heat. "I like to think I'm ready to go, but (there are) a lot of people I have to go through for me to get on the court," Hayes said. "I'm going to try to practice, see how it goes. All I know is when the injury initially happened, they said 'two to four weeks.' The two-week mark is (today). Whenever that day comes, I'll be ready. It's just sore. It's a bad bruise."
Analysis: Hayes was expected to miss 2-4 weeks, so he appears to be right on track for a mid-January return from this injury. Hayes reaches double digits in points or rebounds on the rare occasion, but doesn't contribute enough to be worth used in anything but the deepest of Fantasy leagues when healthy.
News: According to the Houston Chronicle, Rockets center Chuck Hayes -- who left practice on Thursday in a wheelchair -- will be out 2-4 weeks with a moderate-to-severe right ankle sprain.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 9.0 points and 8.8 rebounds over his last five games for Houston. He's been starting in place of the injured Yao Ming, and now with him out the Rockets will be even more shorthanded on the frontcourt. He's not worth much in Fantasy leagues when healthy, so he can be benched in any league where owned.
News: According to the Houston Chronicle, Rockets C Chuck Hayes left practice on Thursday in a wheelchair. He suffered an injury to his right ankle. Hayes scored 13 points with eight rebounds and three assists on Wednesday night against Miami.
Analysis: The severity of the injury was not immediately known. However, the fact that a wheelchair had to be used just to get him off the court indicates this may be more than just a day-to-day thing. He is averaging 9.0 points and 8.8 rebounds over his last five games. He should be reserved in all formats until further notice.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes played well on Wednesday but the Rockets lost at home to the Miami Heat. Hayes saw 25 minutes on the floor and shot 3 of 6 from the field to score 13 points. He added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal and went 7 for 8 from the line.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 9.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and a steal per game over his last five. If this continues, Hayes is more than worth using in deeper Fantasy leagues at the thin center position.
News: Rockets center Chuck Hayes struggled in Saturday's 110-95 win over the Cavaliers. Hayes left briefly after taking a knee to the groin by Mo Williams. He played just 12 minutes in the contest but failed to score. Hayes finished with four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in the victory.
Analysis: Hayes has been starting for Houston, but hasn't been contributing much from an offensive standpoint of late. He is averaging just 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds over his last five contests and loses minutes to Brad Miller off the bench. He is not worth starting in the majority of Fantasy leagues heading into Fantasy Week 8 (Dec. 13-19).
News: Rockets center Chuck Hayes had another mediocre performance on Monday night. He logged 16 minutes for Houston as the starting center and would grab seven rebounds. He did hit his lone shot of the game, finishing with two points. Hayes also had an assist and a steal.
Analysis: Hayes has been starting for Houston, but Brad Miller has been logging more minutes off the bench. It's been reported that Hayes starts so Miller can mentor some of the second stringers on Houston. With numbers like this -- 5.7 points and 5.6 boards, Hayes is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy center in the deepest of formats.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes started on Monday against Phoenix over Brad Miller. However, Hayes got just 24 minutes and Miller 30 in the game. Miller outperformed Hayes as well. The former Kentucky Wildcat scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds as a starter. He added four assists and shot 3 of 7 from the field.
Analysis: Hayes and Miller's roles didn't really change except for where each began the game. Hayes is still going to have just low-end Fantasy value until his minutes pick up.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes could see a boost in minutes in the near future as Yao Ming suffered an injury Wednesday against Washington. Hayes played 25 minutes on Wednesday and scored two points. He shot 1 for 3 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds with a blocked shot. The extent of Ming's injury is not known but if he misses time, Brad Miller and Hayes could see boosts.
Analysis: Ming might not miss any time at all but he's always going to be an injury risk for the Rockets. We expect Miller to get the bulk of the minutes that Ming leaves behind but Hayes will still see a boost as well. As long as Hayes is getting minutes, he can be a very cheap source of rebounds and blocks. If Ming misses time, Hayes will become viable in the deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Houston center Chuck Hayes saw plenty of playing time on Saturday night against San Antonio as Yao Ming was not active. Hayes grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds and scored eight points in his 27 minutes of action. He shot 3 for 7 from the field and nailed both his free-throw attempts. He added two assists and a block.
Analysis: Hayes is a role player for the Rockets, but has nights were he steps up with good rebounding performances. With Yao expected to be out just one game, Hayes will likely go back to more time on the bench than on the court. But if anything happens to Yao -- the Rockets are monitoring his minutes to keep him healthy -- Hayes could see an increase in minutes. But until he sees significant playing time, Hayes can be left for the deepest of Rotisserie leagues to owners that need help with rebounds.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes got the start at center in Wednesday's game at the Warriors with Yao Ming being rested in the second game of a back-to-back set. Hayes played 40 minutes and shot 8 for 12 from the field, finishing with an excellent overall stat line. He scored 16 points with eight rebounds and four rebounds.
Analysis: Hayes could be looking at some value as a cheap enter option in deeper leagues with the Rockets limiting Yao Ming to just 24 minutes per game and looking to sit him out of the back end of back-to-back sets. His stat line was inflated in Wednesday's game in a 132-128 where neither team played much defensive or stopped to run many half-court sets, but it is an indication that he could be worth something after all.
News: Houston C Chuck Hayes was able to play in the season-opening loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday night. He was dealing with an ankle injury and saw just 15 minutes of game time. Hayes did not even attempt a shot in the game and failed to score. In fact, the only statistics he picked up outside of three personal fouls were one assist and one blocked shot.
Analysis: Hayes got just 15 minutes and didn't even take advantage of his time on the floor by not attempting to shoot. The center didn't grab one rebound yet picked up three fouls. What was he doing out there? Needless to say, Hayes has no Fantasy value and can be left on waivers in all leagues.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes (ankle) returned to practice on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle. He is likely to be available for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Hayes averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in six preseason games. With limited playing time expected, he is not a player we recommend owning in most Fantasy scenarios. He will likely be available off the waiver wire for much of the year.
News: The Rockets describe C Chuck Hayes' ankle sprain as "mild to moderate." He'll miss the final two games of the preseason as he prepares for the season opener Tuesday at the Lakers.
Analysis: Hayes averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in six preseason games. He isn't likely to do much better than that as a role player off the Rockets' bench. He'd need an injury to make an impact in Fantasy, so he should go undrafted.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes rolled his right ankle in practice Tuesday, according to NBA.com. The team will reevaluate him before determining his status for the start of the season.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in six preseason games. He's a pretty good rebounder on a per-minute basis, but he doesn't get consistent playing time off the Rockets bench. He's not worth drafting outside of the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: Houston forward Chuck Hayes scored nine points on 4-for-8 shooting on Saturday against Indiana. He hit is lone free-throw attempt, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and made three steals for the Rockets.
Analysis: Hayes made some starts last year as he filled in at center for the injured Yao Ming. He played in all 82 games, but averaged just 4.4 points, 5.7 boards and 1.7 assists per contest. Despite getting some starts and seeing some decent playing time, the addition of Brad Miller should limit his floor time. Hayes is a decent pickup during the season in daily leagues, but is not a recommended target on Draft Day.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes had four points with four rebounds and an assist in Sunday's game against the Knicks. He has scored a combined 21 points in his last five games.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging just around 20 minutes per game and, despite starting, he has minimal Fantasy appeal. He is a common target off the waiver wire, but is not an advisable start where it can be avoided.
News: Houston PF Chuck Hayes did little on Friday in a blowout win at Memphis. Hayes started the game and played 23 minutes but managed just four points on 2 of 2 shooting. He added two blocks but had just rebound and two assists.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 5.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 block and just under a steal per game over his last five as a starter for Houston. He's still only seeing around 23 minutes per night and his stats aren't overwhelming by any indication. He is a very cheap source of rebounds in the deepest of Fantasy leagues. That is about it. Plus, Houston only plays one time in Week 16 (Feb. 8-14) due to the All-Star game.
News: Houston forward Chuck Hayes got a start at center on Friday in a win over Portland. Hayes played just 19 minutes out of the starting lineup and scored four points on 2 of 4 shooting. Hayes added five boards and a block.
Analysis: Hayes, starting or not, is just a low-end Fantasy option averaging 3.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and less than a block per game over his last five over 18.4 minutes on the court.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in a triple-overtime game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday. He also had 10 points, six assists and four steals.
Analysis: Hayes hadn't contributed totals that high in any of those categories since he had 13 points on Dec. 19. He's just a modest contributor even though he starts for the Rockets, so don't bother with him outside of deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Houston PF Chuck Hayes had a solid rebounding performance against the Hornets on Saturday in a 99-95 loss. Hayes scored nine points in the game on 4 for 7 shooting, adding 13 total rebounds. It was his first double0digit rebound performance in Hayes' last seven games.
Analysis: Hayes finished off the month of December averaging only 3.9 points and 5.3 boards in the month. He's off to a decent January, but can only be viewed as a low-end Fantasy option reserved for the deepest of leagues.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes had six points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals Tuesday against the Pistons. He hasn't scored in double figures in any category since he had 11 points and 10 rebounds back on Nov. 18.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 3.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in December, and his season stats don't look much better. He's mostly just a placeholder better left for deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Rockets C Chuck Hayes, who went six games without contributing double-digit points or rebounds, had both Wednesday at Minnesota, giving him his second double-double of the season. He finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes.
Analysis: Hayes starts for the Rockets, but Carl Landry does far more damage off the bench. Hayes is mostly just a placeholder better left for deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Houston PF Chuck Hayes had a monster game on Wednesday in an overtime loss to the Lakers. Hayes scored a season-high 14 points and added another season high with 14 rebounds. He shot 7 of 9 from the floor, had two steals and a block.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging 8.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and is shooting at a high percentage over his first five games of the season. He is quietly gaining center eligibility in Fantasy leagues that has dual eligibility and is a solid low-end Fantasy option for use when the matchups are in his favor.
News: Rockets big man Chuck Hayes made his second consecutive start at center to begin the season Wednesday at Golden State. He played 26 minutes and scored 4 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. He added 3 steals and 1 block with 2 turnovers.
Analysis: Hayes hasn't gotten off to a terrific start, but he would gain center eligibility with three more starts at the position in leagues that allow for multiple eligibility (check your league rules). Once that happens, Hayes would become worth owning in standard formats as a possible stopgap center when facing favorable matchups. He won't turn in huge stat lines, but as he showed Wednesday, he can offer you some peripheral stats.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes, getting the first opportunity to start at center with Yao Ming sidelined for the year with a foot injury, had six points and five rebounds Tuesday at Portland.
Analysis: Hayes never scored or rebounded in double figures during the preseason, so if you want numbers, you should probably look to some of the Rockets' big men off the bench before you resort to Hayes.
News: Houston PF Chuck Hayes scored nine points and grabbed 10 boards on Sunday against the Trail Blazers. The Rockets won the game easily as Hayes shot 4-of-7 and added a block.
Analysis: Hayes is averaging five boards per night over his last five contests but that comes ith just three points and basically nothing else. He's not worth owning in Fantasy at this time.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes played 16 minutes off the bench Monday against the Knicks, but he was hardly a factor on the offensive end. Hayes missed both shots he took and finished with zero points for a fourth straight game and the sixth time in eight games. He did have six rebounds and one assist.
Analysis: Hayes has been a very low-end role player for Houston since entering the league in 2005-06. His best attribute is rebounding, but since he is weak on offense, Hayes has little to no Fantasy value.
News: Two of the three teams the Rockets will face in Fantasy Week 1 (Oct. 27-Nov. 2) allowed over 106 points per game last season and both Memphis and Oklahoma City have done little to shore up their defense.
Analysis: That bodes well for the team's big scorers, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. Ron Artest should also get off to a quick start with his new team. It also means secondary options like Luis Scola and Rafer Alston could be in for strong starts. Shane Battier is dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of the entire preseason and when he returns, it will likely come off the bench. He's not a recommended starter for Week 1 and likely won't be for a while. We don't recommend starting low-end options like Carl Landry, Aaron Brooks, Luther Head, Dikembe Mutombo, Chuck Hayes or Steve Francis despite the good matchups.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes started the first 44 games of the regular season at power forward before being replaced by Luis Scola. As a starter, he averaged just 3.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. He averaged only 3.3 points and 4.8 points after the All-Star break.
Analysis: Hayes was replaced by a much more active Argentine rookie in Scola and also saw his minutes cut into by another rookie in Carl Landry. Landry is a restricted free agent, but is expected back next season and the cluster of big men doesn't bode well for Hayes, who will not be worth drafting in most Fantasy formats.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes brought down 12 rebounds in 32 minutes of play off the bench Wednesday at Atlanta. He added 8 points off 4-for-6 shooting from the floor.
Analysis: Hayes is slightly relevant again thanks to the injury that will sideline Yao Ming for the rest of the season. He should be considered at least a nice, cheap source for boards in Rotisserie formats.
News: Houston's Chuck Hayes had a season-high nine points with 11 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Indiana. He also added 5 assists.
Analysis: Hayes is slightly relevant again thanks to the injury that will sideline Yao Ming for the rest of the season. This one game is not enough to go crazy over him, though. He had just 1 rebound in his previous game while playing just 8 minutes.
News: According to the Houston Chronicle, Rockets center Yao Ming will be out the rest of the season and post-season with a stress fracture in his sore left foot. Yao was examined after Monday's practice and met Rockets team physician Dr. Tom Clanton to go over the test results. The Rockets plan to announce a diagnosis Tuesday afternoon. For the season, Yao is averaging 22.0 points and 10.8 rebounds.
Analysis: Chuck Hayes, a backup forward for the Rockets, could see additional playing time with Yao out. Last year, Hayes picked up his production when Yao went down, but this year Hayes is behind Luis Scola and Carl Landry for playing time. Consider adding Hayes in deeper leagues at this time and see what develops for the Rockets without Yao.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes did not play in Thursday's win over Miami.
Analysis: Hayes has been replaced in the starting lineup by Luis Scola and appears to be headed all the way out of the rotation. Even Carl Landry is producing more than he is now.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes had no points in Saturday's win over the Spurs and he scored a combined four points in his three games during the past week. He did bring down eight rebounds on Saturday and he has at least seven boards in his last two games.
Analysis: Hayes continues to start at the power forward spot for the Rockets and that doesn't figure to change. He won't give you much more than 5-9 rebounds per night, though, and he continues to split time with rookie Luis Scola. We don't recommend him for Fantasy use at the moment.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes had his first double-digit rebounding performance in seven games when he pulled down 13 boards Wednesday against the Knicks. He also had four points and one assist in the game. Hayes has just five double-digit rebounding games this season.
Analysis: Hayes has yet to hit double figures in points and continues to split time at power forward with the rookie Luis Scola. Many thought Hayes would be in for a big season with Juwan Howard leaving in the offseason, but Hayes has not lived up to the billing. He remains a Fantasy reserve at this time.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes had just four points with six rebounds in Wednesday's loss at Boston. He has not scored in double figures in any of his 32 games -- all starts -- and has just picked up more than 10 rebounds in four games.
Analysis: Hayes continues to split time with rookie Luis Scola and is the less appealing Fantasy option of the two players despite the fact that he's starting. We wouldn't consider him useful in Fantasy leagues unless you can use his three points and six rebounds per game.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes had just one point in Sunday's loss at Detroit, but he added nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Analysis: Hayes benefited from Yao Ming missing most of the second half with a cut on his face, leaving more rebounds for him. He's averaging just 3.3 ppg and 6.4 rpg this season, making him tough to start in Fantasy leagues.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes had just four points in Thursday's overtime loss at Denver. He hasn't scored in double figures all season.
Analysis: Hayes continues to start at power forward, but splits time with Luis Scola. Neither player has been much of a Fantasy option this year and should be considered only short-term replacements.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes was held scoreless in just nine minutes on the court during Thursday's loss at Golden State.
Analysis: Hayes hasn't scored in double figures all season, but he had been held scoreless just once before. Hayes continues to start -- he's started all 17 games -- but he continues to lose playing time to Luis Scola, who had nine points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes Thursday.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes brought down eight rebounds in Sunday's win at Charlotte. He is averaging 7.6 rpg in seven starts.
Analysis: Hayes has started all seven games at power forward and he hasn't really lost a lot of time to rookie Luis Scola despite what was anticipated in the preseason. Scola is averaging 16.4 mpg and isn't providing the rebounding that Hayes is to this point. Both are low end options for now.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes, who was in a position battle with rookie Luis Scola all preseason, started the team's season-opening win at the Lakers Tuesday night. He brought down eight rebounds, but scored only four points in just over 26 minutes.
Analysis: Hayes appears to have won the battle with Scola, for now. Scola played just under nine minutes in the game and did not score, bringing down three boards. Many Fantasy owners jumped on the Scola bandwagon in the preseason and abandoned Hayes, but it appears Hayes is the better Fantasy option for now. Scola still has the better upside.
News: Rookie Rockets PF Luis Scola made his second start of the preseason Saturday at Seattle, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds. Chuck Hayes scored just two points off the bench with four rebounds.
Analysis: Scola is battling with Chuck Hayes for the starting PF job, but it doesn't appear to be much of a battle. While Scola is averaging 9.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 2.3 apg in four preseason games, Hayes is only averaging 1.5 ppg and 5.4 rpg. Scola is a great sleeper in Fantasy drafts. Hayes is not an appealing Fantasy choice at this time.
News: Rockets PF Chuck Hayes did not start in Thursday's preseason game against Euroleague champion Panathinaikos. He played 23 minutes off the bench and scored two points with four rebounds.
Analysis: In the first two games of the preseason, the first of which was a start, he has just four points combined. He did have six rebounds in the first game and four in the second, but Scola has looked a lot more promising in the preseason. Hayes should be treated as a low-end Fantasy option in larger leagues heading into the season, as a cheap source of rebounds.
News: Chuck Hayes and the Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a four-year contract to keep the forward in Houston, Hayes' agent said Tuesday. "I feel good about getting it done, and I'm glad Chuck has some security," agent Calvin Andrews said. The 6-foot-6 Hayes started 43 games and averaged 5.6 points and 6.7 rebounds last season. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Hayes was "a critical component in the Rockets' success last season." "With this agreement we are thrilled we will have Chuck as part of our core for some time," Morey said in an e-mail to Houston TV station KRIV. Andrews said he expects Hayes to sign the contract later this week.
Analysis: Hayes should be considered a sleeper candidate heading into the 2007-08 season. He has plenty of potential playing alongside center Yao Ming.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes averaged 5.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg during the 2006-07 regular season. He started 43 games alongside Yao Ming.
Analysis: The Rockets liked the pay Hayes and Yao played up front, but it is unclear how their coaching change will affect Hayes. We still expect him to be the starting power forward, and as such he should be in for a career season He isn't much of a scored, but should be very helpful in the rebounding category.
News: Rockets forward Chuck Hayes, who left Sunday's game with a strained left shoulder, came back to make all five of his shots in 34 minutes against the Clippers Wednesday.
Analysis: In his past seven games, Hayes has made 26 of 34 shots. He appears safe to activate as a No. 3 Fantasy forward in most leagues once again. He is starting at power forward along Yao Ming and will likely continue to do so until the end of the season.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes collided with Michael Redd in the first quarter of Monday's game against the Bucks and left with a strained left shoulder. He did not return.
Analysis: Hayes' injury sounds a lot more than day to day. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Keep him reserved in all Fantasy leagues which allow daily transactions.
News: Rockets forward Chuck Hayes made 4-of-6 shots for his eight points Thursday while leading the Rockets with nine rebounds in 26 minutes.
Analysis: Hayes has done well since moving into the starting lineup. Consider him a No. 4 Fantasy forward at this time.
News: Houston forward Chuck Hayes had 12 points and 13 rebounds in just 20 minutes Sunday, and matched up defensively with 7-footer Steven Hunter early and Sixers' leading scorer Andre Iguodala late.
Analysis: Hayes has played well since Yao Ming returned from injury. Consider him a low-end Fantasy forward at this time and hope he continues to produce these types of numbers.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes had eight points, eight rebounds and three steals Friday at Toronto, playing 29 minutes, mostly matched against All-Star Chris Bosh.
Analysis: Hayes has played well recently and might be worth adding if you need help at forward. He has moved into the starting lineup because head coach Jeff Van Gundy likes to play him alongside Yao Ming. As long as he remains the team's starting power forward, consider him a decent option in leagues of 10-plus teams as a No. 3 or 4 forward.
News: Rockets forward Chuck Hayes had a career-high 16 points Wednesday and has scored in double-figures in four of the five games since Yao Ming came back and he became a starter.
Analysis: Hayes has played well recently and might be worth adding if you need help at forward. Continue to monitor his progress and hope he keeps playing this way.
News: Forward Chuck Hayes, after scoring a career-high 14 points on Wednesday, had 11, with seven rebounds and two steals Friday vs. New Jersey.
Analysis: Hayes has moved into the starting lineup because head coach Jeff Van Gundy likes to play him alongside Yao Ming. As long as he remains the team's starting power forward, consider him a decent option in leagues of 10-plus teams as a No. 3 or 4 forward.
News: Chuck Hayes matched his career high Wednesday at Boston with 14 points, had 11 rebounds, and in his two games since returning to the starting lineup, has made 10 of 18 shots.
Analysis: Despite the good performance, Hayes has little Fantasy value at this time. Keep an eye on him in larger leagues and think about taking a flier on him if this continues.
News: With Yao Ming back, the Rockets also returned Chuck Hayes to the starting lineup Monday at Cleveland. Hayes had been starting until Yao's injury Dec. 23, with Juwan Howard moving into the lineup when Dikembe Mutombo replaced Yao. Coach Jeff Van Gundy said he had wanted to pair Howard with Mutombo, and also to use Hayes' ability to complement Yao and Tracy McGrady. "I thought it was our best balanced lineup, our best balanced rotation," Van Gundy said in the Houston Chronicle. "It only works well if Chuck gives us hard play, which both covers for Yao's non-strengths and complements Tracy by screening, (being a) help defender, (drawing) charges (and getting) rebounds. If it doesn't do that, it doesn't work."
Analysis: Hayes had eight points and nine rebounds against the Cavs, while Howard had two points and three rebounds. Consider Hayes and Howard low-end Fantasy options at this time. They will continue to take minutes away from each other now.
News: Rockets forward Chuck Hayes made just 3-of-10 shots, but had 14 rebounds in 30 minutes of the bench, six on the offensive boards.
Analysis: Despite the good performance, Hayes has minimal Fantasy value at this time.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes managed four points in just under 15 minutes of action off the bench Saturday night at Sacramento.
Analysis: Hayes has minimal Fantasy value at this point. Keep him on the waiver wire.
News: Rockets forward Chuck Hayes had nine rebounds in 21 minutes against Chicago on Monday, making both of his shots before hitting two free throws in the final seconds.
Analysis: Hayes has minimal Fantasy value at this point.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes continues to start at power forward for the Rockets, but has not been able to contribute much. He played just 16 minutes in Friday's win at Charlotte, finishing with only two points and five rebounds.
Analysis: The Rockets seem to have settled on a rotation with Chuck Hayes starting at power forward, and Juwan Howard serving as his backup with Scott Padgett pushed back out of the rotation. Despite starting, Hayes is not contributing much in terms of Fantasy value. He isn't a player worth owning outside of deeper Rotisserie formats. Howard is the more valuable player despite his role off the bench and is worth using as a stopgap option in leagues of 12-plus teams.
News: Chuck Hayes grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Golden State Tuesday.
Analysis: Hayes has 27 rebounds in his past two games. He's averaging 7.9 rebounds per game this season; get the second-year man active in Rotisserie leagues.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes started Wednesday against Washington for the first time since bruising his left knee in a collision with Shaquille O'Neal on Nov. 12.
Analysis: Hayes had six points and three rebounds. He'll help you with rebounds more than points in larger Rotisserie leagues.
News: Houston Rockets forward Chuck Hayes is expected to miss up to two weeks after injuring his left knee in a collision with Shaquille O'Neal. he 6-foot-6 Hayes started six of Houston's first seven games and is second on the Rockets with 6.6 rebounds per game.
Analysis: An MRI Monday revealed no further damage. The injury will be re-evaluated by Rockets team physician Dr. Tom Clanton later this week, the team said. Reserve him until further notice. Expect Juwan Howard to see more playing time in his stead.
News: Rockets F Chuck Hayes made 3-of-4 shots Sunday at Miami and has made 7-of-8 in the past two games, getting 12 rebounds in a total of 40 minutes, but went out on Sunday with a hyper-extended left knee.
Analysis: Hayes should be considered questionable for Nov. 12 vs. San Antonio. Reserve him in weekly leagues for the upcoming scoring period.
News: Forward Chuck Hayes made all four of his shots and both free throws Friday vs. New York, getting 10 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
Analysis: With Chuck Hayes starting at power forward, the switch moved Shane Battier to small forward and Tracy McGrady to guard with Yao Ming at center and Rafer Alston at point guard. Dikembe Mutombo is the first center off the bench, but with Juwan Howard no longer in the mix at power forward, he will play as the backup center when teams go small. Consider Hayes worth adding in leagues of 12-plus teams as a reserve.
News: The Rockets got a total of 11 points from their bench in Wednesday's season-opening loss at Utah. Scott Padgett, Dikembe Mutombo and Steve Novak each had three points while Chuck Hayes had two and Luther Head was shut out. John Lucas, Juwan Howard and Vassilis Spanoulis did not play in the game.
Analysis: Until Bonzi Wells (groin) gets back, the Rockets will be very thin off the bench. None of these players are worthy of wasting your Fantasy roster space at the moment.
News: Chuck Hayes scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting with four rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes on Saturday vs. Utah.
Analysis: He is an excellent rebounder, but doesn't log enough minutes to help Fantasy teams right now.
News: Chuck Hayes grabbed eight rebounds and scored eight points in only 13 minutes on Wednesday vs. the Bucks.
Analysis: He should continue to help the Rockets, and Fantasy teams, with rebounding and he might be close to passing Stromile Swift on the depth chart.
News: Forward Chuck Hayes had 10 rebounds in 23 minutes on Jan. 29, and in just 23.8 minutes, Hayes is averaging 8.3 rebounds per game.
Analysis: He could emerge as a very nice source of cheap rebounds.
News: The Houston Rockets re-signed forward Chuck Hayes. The 6-foot-6 Hayes originally signed with Houston as a rookie free agent in October. He appeared in four preseason games and was waived later that month.
Analysis: The former Kentucky star was then selected sixth in the 2005 NBA developmental league draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. In 14 games with Albuquerque, Hayes averaged 11.6 points and a league-leading 12.2 rebounds per game. He has no Fantasy value as of now.