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Al Horford | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
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Al Horford scored 15 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.
Maybe Isaiah Thomas missing time has helped Horford get back on track. In his last five games, Horford averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys -- Thomas did not play in two of those. Horford's fantasy owners can probably start expecting early-round value going forward after a very quiet February. Mar 22 - 11:20 PM

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Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal vs. the Wizards on Monday.

He finished 6-of-11 from the field, but only managed to hit 4-of-7 from the line. Horford scored a season-high 27 points in his previous outing and is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games. He's been underwhelming for most of the season, but at least he's stepping up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 20 - 10:53 PM

Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

That's two 20-plus scoring games in his last three. Before that, Horford didn't hit 20 points in any game since Jan. 25, so it's been a prolonged offensive slump for one of the most consistent offensive players over the last decade. Not having Isaiah Thomas obviously helped and he does have a 22.7 usage rate without him and he's even more efficient, too. We saw Horford tear it up earlier this year even with IT next to him, so maybe this gets him going. His owners have to love this line heading into four home games this week.
Mar 19 - 4:10 PM

Al Horford scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four blocks against the Nets on Friday.

He looks like he's back. Since returning from his elbow sprain, Horford averaged 14.2 points, 7.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 57.4 percent from the field. Horford's owners probably shouldn't feel 100 percent about him returning to the player he was back in 2016, but he looks like he can be trusted as an early-round guy.
Mar 18 - 12:23 AM

Al Horford toyed with a triple-double vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

It's a matchup Horford clearly enjoys. In his only other game vs. the Wolves this season, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He turned the ball over just once in 30 minutes tonight and is rolling since his return from injury. Hopefully you stuck with him during his inexplicable slump in March.
Mar 15 - 11:36 PM

Al Horford scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting Sunday, to go with seven rebounds, six assists, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

Horford had been struggling mightily over the past month, but he's begun an upward trend over his past four outings, flirting with top-50 value behind averages of 13.5 points, 5.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 triples, 1.0 steal, 0.5 blocks and 2.5 turnovers per game on 63.2 percent shooting. Horford probably won't be able to get into the top-20 equation this season, but top-50 value is a reasonable expectation.
Mar 12 - 6:48 PM

Al Horford (elbow) was back in action vs. the Warriors on Wednesday, posting 10 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and just one turnover in 32 minutes of action.

Horford broke out of his offensive slump with 17 points last Friday, only to miss the next two games with the elbow injury. It didn't seem to bother him tonight, as he made 4-of-8 shots including his only 3-point attempt, helping Boston claim an impressive road win at Golden State. Deploy him as usual going forward.
Mar 9 - 1:52 AM

Al Horford (elbow) will join Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson in the starting lineup against the Warriors on Wednesday.

Horford is back after missing the last two games due to an injury to his shooting elbow. He had one of the worst shooting months of his career in February with only a 38.8 field goal percentage, so it may have been elbow related. Hopefully, the time off can get him right because he has not been very good since his hot November.
Mar 8 - 9:45 PM

Al Horford (elbow) will play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

Horford will be returning from a two-game stint on the sidelines, which will likely shift Jaylen Brown back to the second unit. A matchup with the Warriors is far from ideal, but owners in season-long settings shouldn't hesitate to get Horford active.
Mar 8 - 2:02 PM

Al Horford (elbow sprain) is expected to return to the Celtics lineup "sooner rather than later," according to coach Brad Stevens.

Horford has missed two consecutive games due to the elbow injury, but it appears he may return as soon as Wednesday night vs. the Warriors. "We feel like sooner rather than later he’ll be back," coach Brad Stevens said. "But I don’t want to put a specific timetable on it." On Monday, Horford himself said he thinks he will be good to go for the Golden State game. Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson will see their minutes scaled back a bit with Horford back in the mix.
Mar 7 - 10:53 AM

Al Horford (elbow sprain) said he thinks he will be good to go for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

In case you missed it, Horford will miss his second game in a row on Monday night vs. the Clippers. Horford was able to get up some shots and coach Brad Stevens made it clear that Horford would be back any day now. In the meantime, Kelly Olynyk and Amir Johnson will try to hold down the fort on Monday.
Mar 6 - 10:37 PM

Al Horford (elbow sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

This is Horford's second game in a row on the shelf. The good news is that coach Brad Stevens said the big man will shoot around tonight and that he will return "sooner rather than later." With Horford out, both Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk will have to step up for the Celtics, with Olynyk offering more upside.
Mar 6 - 9:04 PM

Al Horford (elbow sprain) will not play Sunday vs. the Suns.

Head coach Brad Stevens said that while he doesn't believe that Horford's elbow issue will be a long-term thing, he's not sure when Horford will be able to get back on the court, so for now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers. With Horford out, Jonas Jerebko will move into the starting five, and Kelly Olynyk should see some more minutes with the second unit. Isaiah Thomas will be a one-man wrecking crew on offense tonight.

Al Horford posted another strong line on Friday vs. the Lakers, scoring 17 points on 8-of-12 FGs.

After a nightmare three-game stretch, Horford has responded with two solid games in a row and finished one point shy of a triple-double on Wednesday vs. the Cavs. He added four rebounds, three assists and one triple in tonight's blowout win, and he was a team-high +24 in 32 minutes. He should be able to keep his momentum rolling on Sunday vs. the Suns.
Mar 4 - 1:40 AM

Al Horford fell one point shy of a triple-double on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes.

Horford added one 3-pointer and one block, but he's now scored single-digit points in five consecutive games, bringing his scoring average in February down to 10.1 points per game. He's shooting a mere 38.8 percent from the field in that span, due partly to high-volume 3-point attempts, and his supporting stats haven't done enough to make up the difference. Tonight's all-around game is a step in the right direction.
Mar 2 - 12:35 AM