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Al Horford | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
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Al Horford made 11-of-16 from the field for 23 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes.
He had foul trouble on Tuesday in one of his worst games of the year, but Horford is starting to see his shots go up. It's just the second time he's been over 20 points all season, and there should be more of those games as he gets into a rhythm. Even with the low scoring of 13.3 points per game, Horford was still putting up third-round value. Nov 27 - 12:12 AM

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Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was limited by foul trouble during Tuesday's game, playing only 23 minutes and finishing with seven points, seven boards, two assists and one block.

He made 3-of-4 shots and it wasn't a total bust for fantasy owners, who should take his rare foul-plagued dud in stride. He'd scored double-digit points in four straight games prior to Tuesday and should begin a new streak vs. Toronto on Wednesday.
Nov 25 - 9:46 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

"I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value.
Nov 22 - 10:12 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat.
Nov 18 - 10:07 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

He's started slow, but the jumper was working tonight in a big way. Despite the slow start, he's already put up fourth-round value and he should approach top-20 value as long as he's healthy.
Nov 14 - 11:30 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had a slow start to the season.

"I'm getting there, it's a process getting back rhythm and feeling good," said Horford. "I just have to keep playing games; it's a matter of time. It's being able to sustain long periods of time on the court. I find myself at times being a little fatigued." Owners who drafted Horford shouldn't have expected him to come flying out of the gates, as he missed all but 29 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle. Horford has shown flashes of his former self, but it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far. He's averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game, and he should only get better as the year progresses, so this looks like a solid buy-low opportunity for one of fantasy basketball’s more underrated big men.
Source: USA Today
Nov 14 - 2:37 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford had just eight points, four rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.

Paul Millsap was a man amongst boys tonight and didn't leave much food on the table for Horford. He's having a nice season and will bounce back, but took a backseat to Millsap so that he could go off against his former team.
Nov 12 - 10:24 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford had his least productive game of the season in a 103-96 win over the Knicks on Saturday, scoring six points with six boards and three assists in 30 minutes.

He shot just 3-of-13 from the field and didn't add any defensive stats. Horford was filling it up everywhere before tonight with season averages of 16.5 points, 8.5 boards, 3.3 dimes, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals on 52.5 percent from the field, so his owners don't have anything to complain about.
Nov 8 - 11:42 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting with 10 rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's double-overtime loss.

Horford has been playing to expectations and nobody was even counting on a fast start, but that's exactly what he's done.
Nov 8 - 12:30 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford handed out six assists in a loss to the Spurs on Wednesday with 10 points, seven rebounds, one block and two steals on 5-of-14 from the field.

Tim Duncan dominated him tonight, but Horford was still able to post a nice stat line. His minutes are holding steady at 30 so far this season and he might creep up a few as he gets more comfortable. Horford is a must-start player.
Nov 6 - 12:35 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford had 12 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

The Hawks fell to the Raptors, but Horford looks very good as he recovers from his pectoral surgery. As long as he can stay healthy, he's going to be a very productive center, and it's encouraging to see him playing this well this early in the season.
Oct 29 - 11:49 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 27 minutes and had 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals on Wednesday.

This looks a lot better than his 11-minute preseason debut on Oct. 15, but is still a far cry from what his owners are hoping for from him this season. His shoulder will remain a concern going forward, but once he's gets a few weeks of action under his belt, he should start looking like the Horford we remember from before his injuries.
Oct 22 - 11:22 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 24 minutes in the Hawks' 117-114 overtime win in Monday's exhibition against the Hornets, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and one steal.

Horford continues to slowly ramp up his minutes and if all goes well he'll be able to show he's 100 percent healthy at some point this week. Expecting him to roll right into his top-end productivity levels is a bit optimistic, but he should settle in eventually and secure early round value.
Oct 21 - 12:09 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 21 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 12 points with six boards, four assists, two steals and one block.

His minutes are steadily rising and he should be close to 100 percent for the regular season. If Horford stays healthy, he could be a first-round asset. He shouldn't go past 30 in your draft and there's nothing wrong with taking him in the teens.
Oct 18 - 11:29 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford is feeling more confident on the court after two preseason games.

"The second game I definitely had a breakthrough against the Bulls," Horford said Friday. "Mentally, I was in a much better place because I was more comfortable. The first game I was more tentative." The plan for Horford is to continue to play the remainder of the preseason in order to increase his game conditioning. It may take some time for Horford to dust off some of the rust, after spending most of last season on the sidelines, but his upside is first-round value.
Oct 17 - 4:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Adreian Payne
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala