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Channing Frye | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Arizona
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Channing Frye played 19 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
The Bucks didn't get much production out of their frontcourt, which is somewhat surprising based on how much Frye and Nikola Vucevic were destroyed on defense last year. Frye is probably only going to hang around 20 minutes even in the starting lineup, so he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Nov 27 - 9:41 PM

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Channing Frye is getting another start against the Bucks on Friday.

The starting lineup of Frye, Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic did not fare well on Wednesday, posting a putrid minus-34.3 net rating in 16 minutes against the Knicks -- the worst combo with at least two minutes on Wednesday. Frye played 20 minutes and hopefully he plays less tonight.
Nov 27 - 5:38 PM

Channing Frye had three points, one 3-pointer and three rebounds in 20 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, playing in a frontcourt that included Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris.

Scott Skiles said after Monday's loss to the Cavaliers that "it was like men against boys," and he's had no problem castigating his youthful roster this year. Frye is one of the elder statesmen of the team, but even while starting at PF he's a fantasy afterthought. Give him a look for 3-point help in deep leagues, but don't pass up a better ROS option to get him.
Nov 25 - 10:04 PM

Channing Frye will replace Victor Oladipo in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

Joining him in the starting unit will be Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucavic. Frye is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and with averages of just 6.5 points, 4.0 boards and 1.5 three-pointers on 36.1 percent shooting as a starter this season, he's not worth a pickup in most leagues. It'll be interesting just how long he sticks in the starting five, as Aaron Gordon seems like the better option.

Channing Frye played seven minutes against the Cavs on Monday with nine points and three 3-pointers.

He was really late on some defensive rotations late in the game and he did not enter the game until seven minutes were left in the fourth quarter. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 23 - 10:09 PM

Channing Frye unexpectedly started the second half of Wednesday's game, but he failed to score and played only seven minutes.

He and Dewayne Dedmon started in place of Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic after the half, but it was Jason Smith (27 minutes) who absorbed all the playing time at center. Frye's bizarre, temporary promotion clearly does not affect his fantasy outlook.
Nov 18 - 10:42 PM

Channing Frye played 16 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He picked up three fouls in the first half and did not play in the final 16:33. Frye hasn't really been terrible as a starter, but this obviously won't be a solution once Victor Oladipo (concussion) returns.
Nov 14 - 9:32 PM

Channing Frye made 2-of-7 from the field for eight points with five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes during his start against the Jazz on Friday.

It was a pretty good game and the Magic defense held up tonight with the Jazz coming off a road back-to-back. Frye and Nikola Vucevic were arguably the worst defensive big combo last year and coach Scott Skiles said he only gave a little thought about that for tonight. Hopefully Victor Oladipo (concussion) won't be out long, so Frye is only a short-term add in deep leagues.
Nov 13 - 9:31 PM

Channing Frye will start on Friday vs. the Jazz.

Victor Oladipo (concussion) is out, so the Magic will go with a starting lineup of Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Frye, but it's still unclear who will start at center. Frye had a nice game on Wednesday with 14 points, five boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers, so he is worth a look in daily leagues.
Nov 13 - 11:23 AM

Channing Frye got hot in Wednesday's narrow win vs. L.A., hitting 6-of-7 shots to finish with 14 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

Critically, he played only 16 minutes. Jason Smith (knee) was out, Nikola Vucevic (knee) was limited, and Aaron Gordon (four points, five rebounds) only played 16 minutes. Frye's role is simply too small to bother with him.
Nov 11 - 10:06 PM

Channing Frye came off the bench for 14 points, eight rebounds and four 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting and 23 minutes.

This was Frye's first meaningful line of the season. He's clearly worth keeping an eye on, but we'll need to see him do this a few more times before recommending he be picked up in most leagues. Tobias Harris struggled with his shot tonight and played just 29 minutes, allowing Frye to get some run tonight.
Nov 9 - 9:54 PM

Channing Frye made his season debut on Sunday against the Bulls, but he scored just one point with two boards and an assist in nine minutes.

It's possible that Frye was brought in simply to push Joakim Noah further away from the basket, but it's clear that his playing time is going to be sporadic at best this season. Frye is an afterthought in fantasy leagues and his contract is starting to look even worse.
Nov 1 - 10:08 PM

Channing Frye played eight minutes off the bench on Friday with no points and one rebound.

Even though he and Nikola Vucevic were one of the worst defensive PF-C tandems last year, we might see Frye start because Aaron Gordon (foot) could not get it going. That said, it probably won't be long until Gordon takes over. Frye can be left on the wire.
Oct 23 - 9:33 PM

Channing Frye is embracing his new role in Skott Skiles' offense.

"I'm not a lamp this year," Frye said. "I'm not just standing out there just doing nothing. I think there wasn't a lot of movement last year, and this year, Coach is saying, 'Hey, I want you to dribble handoff, shoot and back-screen and really play basketball.'" While the optimism is nice, Frye has a ton to prove before he hits the radar in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 12 - 10:04 AM

Channing Frye had an efficient outing on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover over 26 minutes.

After last year's disastrous run, we'll need to see more than just one semi-decent preseason game before recommending him as a draft pick in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Devyn Marble
4Tyler Harvey
SF1Tobias Harris
2Aaron Gordon
3Mario Hezonja
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Jason Smith