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Al Horford | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
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Al Horford hit 7-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and six turnovers in Tuesday's 92-87 win at Boston, giving the Celtics a 3-2 lead in their series.
Horford got a shot up after the 24-second clock expired that would have given the Bucks the ball back, but the officials missed it, making for one of the more interesting moments of the game. Horford wasn't exactly dominant tonight, but this was easily his best game since he had 24 points, 12 boards, two steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer in Game 1 of the series. Game 6 is in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Apr 24 - 9:52 PM

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Brad Stevens reiterated that the Celtics are "going to ride [Al Horford]" throughout their series vs. the Bucks.

Horford was amazing during Boston's Game 1 victory on Sunday, scoring 24 points on eight shot attempts, and Stevens was just confirming the obvious. "[Horford] has been unbelievable in being a facilitator for us all year," Stevens said. "With where we are now, he's going to be more of a featured scorer and facilitate and guard Giannis and do everything. He'll probably run our film session tomorrow." It makes sense to target Horford as a DFS play, given his outsized role for the short-handed Celtics.
Source: Mass Live
Apr 15 - 8:06 PM

Al Horford was enormous in Boston's insane Game 1 overtime victory against Milwaukee, finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks, and a three on 5-of-8 shooting.

In addition to scoring 24 points on eight shots, Horford shot 13-of-14 from the charity stripe and had the unenviable task of defending Giannis Antetokounmpo. In other words, Big Al was nothing short of fantastic on both ends of the floor, and anyone critiquing Horford's style of play was emphatically silenced today. Boston will need more of this from Horford if the Celtics are going to make a deep playoff push without Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) at their disposal.
Apr 15 - 4:04 PM

Al Horford (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets.

Guerschon Yabusele is also questionable with knee soreness, so Greg Monroe could be looking at quality minutes tonight, putting him on the radar in DFS with a favorable matchup against Brooklyn. Marcus Morris should also have more minutes and shots falling his way with both Horford and Terry Rozier (rest) unavailable.

Al Horford scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting in his return from a rest day on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, seven boards, four dimes, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Horford did most of his damage through the first half of action, scoring 14 of his 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting (4-of-4 from the line), but on the whole, the Celtics starters didn't play all that well, particularly on the defensive end which resulted in the main guys getting benched down the stretch.
Apr 8 - 5:37 PM

Al Horford (rest) and Jayson Tatum (rest) have both been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

With the No. 2 seed in the East already locked up, the shorthanded Celtics want to make sure they don't lose any more key players to injury. Nonetheless, it's a tough blow for fantasy owners who are still playing for their league championship. With Horford sidelined, Aron Baynes and Greg Monroe will be the primary beneficiaries. However, it'd difficult to trust either player Friday night in DFS or as a streamer. Marcus Morris will also see an uptick in minutes.
Apr 6 - 12:46 PM

Al Horford scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting Wednesday, to go with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one steal and one block over 31 minutes.

Horford got off to a slow start, missing his first three shots and not getting his first bucket until late in the second quarter, although he did finish 5-of-5 from the line. He was able to turn things around after halftime, and it was nice that he didn't commit a turnover, but he also failed to hand out a single assist. Owners can expect a better stat line on Friday against the Bulls.
Apr 5 - 12:02 AM

Al Horford scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting Tuesday, to go with five rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, one block and one turnover in 36 minutes.

The Bucks did a good job of denying Horford the rock for most of the game, and while he came through with some big buckets late, it ultimately wasn't enough to seal the deal for Boston. Greg Monroe finished with nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench, and both these guys will be more involved in the offense while Terry Rozier (ankle) is out.
Apr 3 - 10:43 PM

Al Horford (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Raptors.

He's had plenty of time off and has been out of the lineup since Mar. 27's win against the Suns. Horford's ankle injury doesn't sound serious, but he'll probably be resting in the upcoming week.
Mar 31 - 5:42 PM

Al Horford (ankle) and Marcus Morris (sprained right ankle) are not listed on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. Toronto.

Horford and Morris did not play Wednesday vs. the Jazz. We'll consider them both probable for now. The Celtics-Raptors game tips off at 7:30 pm EST, so we should have confirmation of each players status by 6:00 pm, when coach Brad Stevens addresses the media. The C's need to win this game if they want any chance at taking the top seed in the Eastern Conference from Toronto.
Mar 31 - 1:53 PM

Al Horford (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday and Guerschon Yabusele will start in his place.

That's a rough one for Horford's fantasy owners with how the schedule works for the Celtics. Not playing tonight means at most he'll only play in one game from Mar. 27 until Apr. 2 -- Boston plays the Raptors on Saturday. Yabusele should be a fun one to watch, and he'll likely match up against Derrick Favors. Horford is actually a cut candidate if you need games right now.
Mar 28 - 8:03 PM

Al Horford (left ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Jazz.

Marcus Morris (ankle) has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game, and if Horford is forced to join him on the sidelines, Greg Monroe could be looking at a start and he'd see a lot of shots falling his way with both those guys out. Aron Baynes would also see an uptick in minutes, but Monroe is the more attractive target here. Head coach Brad Stevens said that Horford will only play if he feels "great," so there's a decent chance he sits tonight.
Mar 28 - 1:01 PM

Al Horford hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, nine boards, seven assists, a steal and a block in 32 minutes of Monday's 102-94 win over the Suns.

This was nice to see after Horford struggled last week. He's now scored in double figures in three straight games and has played particularly well in his last two. He's been a bit up and down again this season and the Celtics are going to need him to show up in a big way in the playoffs with so many injuries. But unfortunately, his latest two big games came against the Kings and the Suns.
Mar 27 - 12:39 AM

Al Horford hit just 2-of-9 shots for five points, but also had six boards, seven assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling one-point win over the Thunder.

Horford's been quiet for much of the season and is averaging just 5.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 blocks on 5-of-20 shooting over his last two. The Celtics are locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, but would love to see Horford round back into form before the playoffs. He'll look to bounce back (again) against the Blazers on Friday.
Mar 20 - 10:52 PM

Al Horford made 3-of-11 shots for six points on Sunday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover in 28 minutes of action.

It wasn't Horford's finest hour at either end of the court, but Boston is still comfortably ensconced in the No. 2 seed -- they're 5.0 games behind Toronto, but 7.0 games up on the No. 3 seed Cavs. Fantasy owners can confidently deploy Horford for the Celtics' upcoming three-game week, beginning Tuesday vs. Steven Adams and the visiting Thunder.
Mar 18 - 9:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe