February 14, 2019, 2:23 amAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford toyed with the Pistons in Wednesday's 118-110 win, scoring 17 points with 14 rebounds, eight assists a steal and three 3-pointers.
Horford also finished a plus-26 on the night. He's been turning it up lately and should finish on the edges of the early rounds. He may not be the biggest, fastest, or strongest, but Horford has a way of putting the league's other big men through the wringer.
February 7, 2019, 11:00 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and a triple-one on Thursday.
Horford had potentially the game-winning block on Brandon Ingram, but Rajon Rondo spoiled his night. His minutes weren't high tonight, but it's partly due to Daniel Theis (20 points on 9-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, two triples and two blocks) being on fire and a slight matchup issue with the Lakers bigs. He's still as steady as they come.
February 1, 2019, 10:25 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, four assists, a block and a turnover in 27 minutes during Friday's win over the Knicks.
After starting the season off hurt, Horford has gotten himself healthy and has been putting up top-25 value in 9-cat over the last two months with top-15 value over the last two weeks. Congratulations are in order for anyone who bought low after a slow start.
January 30, 2019, 10:17 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford took advantage of a favorable matchup against the Hornets' frontcourt on Wednesday and brought 14 points (7-of-9 shooting) and solid defensive stats to the table.
Horford added seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks to the box score in just 24 minutes. It was an easy win for Boston and it was a good thing for fantasy owners that Big Al didn't much time to post a solid line.
January 28, 2019, 10:02 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with 11 boards, five dimes, a steal and six blocks in Monday's 112-104 win over the Nets.
Horford dominated the paint on the defensive end, swatting every layup that was near his vicinity. He had three of his blocks in the first quarter alone and they were on three different players. His flexibility on both ends of the court is a key part of what the Celtics do so there's reason to expect more solid lines from Big Al going forward.
January 26, 2019, 11:36 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford turned back the clock in Saturday's loss to the Warriors and dropped a big game with 22 points (10-of-15 shooting), 13 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and two blocks.
He sat out Wednesday's game for rest and looked fresh in this one as punctuated by his efficient shooting from the field. The 32-year-old is in the twilight years of his fantasy relevance but has enough left in the tank to pop for big lines like this one from time to time.
January 25, 2019, 1:32 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford will play Saturday's game against the Warriors after sitting out Wednesday for rest purposes.
Horford continues to be the most boring top-50 player in the league. The Celtics used a game against the abysmal Cavs to rest one of their stars, but the Warriors are a whole different animal. He should be his normal self.
Source: Scott Souza on Twitter
January 22, 2019, 3:49 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford (rest) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Cavs.
Horford's been his typical early-middle round self of late and the Celtics will use a cake matchup as an opportunity to get him some extra rest in a season where he's been dealing with some nagging injuries. Look for Aron Baynes to start, but Daniel Theis and Robert Williams should get some minutes and chances to produce too, especially if the Celtics can blow out a vastly inferior opponent.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 9:03 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Big Al Horford posted 16 points (8-of-11 shooting), 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in Monday's win over the Heat.
His solid shooting and well-rounded production have allowed Horford to post top-60 value over the last couple of weeks. He might not have the same bounce in his step from several years back but his high basketball I.Q. has allowed him to produce at mid-round levels this season.
January 17, 2019, 12:11 amAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford had one of his best games of the season in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday as he had 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks.
He made three 3-pointers and went 3-of-3 from the line. Despite having what many see as a “down year,” Horford is a top-40 guy and can be a game-changer for fantasy rosters. The Celtics will need him to play like this to regain their momentum as a contender to win the Eastern Conference.
January 12, 2019, 10:03 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford led the Celtics with a plus-21 rating on Saturday and also delivered a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double performance with four rebounds, a block and four steals in 30 minutes.
His minutes cap was lifted tonight and the 32-year-old Horford showed that he's ready to shoulder the load. The Celtics are thin up front, so they will need to lean on him hard in some matchups. That said, expect a few maintenance rest days down the road as they preserve him for what should be a deep run in the playoffs.
January 12, 2019, 7:02 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford has been cleared to play 30-plus minutes going forward.
Horford had been capped in the high twenties for a few games but he's looked good, so the team will let him play a bit more. The Celtics will likely limit him down the stretch for maintenance reasons more than anything, so unless it's necessary we wouldn't expect to see Horford push 36 minutes in a game anytime soon. He's a middle-round play.
Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter
January 9, 2019, 5:22 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford's minutes restriction (now 27-28 minutes) is in place for maintenance reasons, per Brad Stevens.
Horford had been limited to 25 minutes of late and it sounds like the Celtics could push him to a typical workload if they needed to. It's probably not what fantasy owners want to hear but if it keeps Horford in the lineup from here on out it's probably a deal worth taking. His fantasy-friendly game should still give him solid value, though he's no longer a lock for the top-50 that he once was.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
January 7, 2019, 10:09 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford played 24 minutes on Monday and scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block.
Horford didn't hit a triple, but had a nearly perfect night from the floor and was able to fill it up across the box score. He's still on a minutes limit, but tonight was a blowout and there was no need to play Big Al more than his 24 minutes.
January 4, 2019, 6:48 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford remains on a minutes limit, according to Brad Stevens.
Horford has played in Boston's last six games, logging 19, 30, 24, 23, 25 and 23 minutes. Considering his 30-minute game was an overtime tilt with the Sixers in which he played the extra session, we'd bet on Horford being capped at 25 minutes for at least another game or two. It's not enough to take him out of fantasy lineups, however. You might be able to spin this as a buy-low window if you're not worried about his injury risk.
Source: Jay King on Twitter