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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 is hopeful to remain with the Magic.
Frye is coming off the first year of a four-year, $32 million deal, but he's seen his role evaporate as the season has progressed. "It's been a tough year, but it's been an awesome year because I've grown, I think, a lot more in being patient, not just assuming guys know certain things, being able to communicate better," Frye said. "I hope to be back here, and I really do enjoy my time here." It's going to be tough to trade Frye's contract, so we expect him back in Orlando barring something unforeseen. Apr 13 - 10:41 AM

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Channing Frye was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

He's out of the rotation for now and clearly his lack of defense is an issue with coach James Borrego. Frye can be left on the wire in almost all leagues now and likely needs an injury to get playing time. Although, Andrew Nicholson didn't help himself tonight, making 1-of-7 from the field.
Apr 1 - 10:37 PM

Channing Frye returned to action off the bench on Wednesday with two points in six minutes.

He is going to lose a lot of playing time to Dewayne Dedmon. Frye can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:46 AM

Channing Frye (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

With both Frye and Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out for this one, Kyle O'Quinn and Andrew Nicholson will see their minutes increased with Nikola Vucevic getting all the run he can handle. O'Quinn is worth a look as a streamer option for his ability to rack up the shot blocking totals.

Channing Frye will return to Orlando's starting lineup with Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out on Wednesday.

Frye typically fares better when starting and it doesn't hurt that Tobias Harris (ankle) is also unavailable, freeing plenty of minutes at the forward spots. Dedmon is day-to-day with his injury, however, so anyone picking up Frye should prepare to cut him loose just as quickly.
Mar 18 - 7:43 PM

Channing Frye moved back to Orlando's bench on Tuesday and had three points on 1-of-3 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound and no other stats in 19 minutes of action.

Frye's defense earned him a quick benching on Sunday and he belongs on the waiver wire as long as Nikola Vucevic is healthy and Dewayne Dedmon is starting at power forward.
Mar 10 - 9:36 PM

Channing Frye, who scored 22 points on Friday, finished Sunday's game vs. Boston with six points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds and one block in only 16 minutes.

Frye opened the game 1-of-6 from the field and coach James Borrego quickly turned to his bench for more frontcourt production, ultimately starting Moe Harkless ahead of Frye in the second half. The benching was due as much to Frye's poor defense as his shooting and he's simply too inconsistent to rely on for standard-league value, especially while Nikola Vucevic (ankle) is day-to-day.
Mar 8 - 9:36 PM

Channing Frye busted a slump against the defenseless Kings on Friday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including six threes) for 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in 35 minutes.

Nikola Vucevic (ankle) was out and the Kings played with practically no energy tonight, so this isn't a good game to measure his value with. But, it could still get him going and for that reason he's worth watching to see if he can do it again.
Mar 7 - 12:34 AM

Channing Frye will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kings with Nikola Vucevic (sore left ankle) out.

Frye has been pretty darn horrible this season, so we're not expecting much despite his return to the starting unit. He'll drain some 3-pointers, but with averages of just 8.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 three-pointers per game as a starter, he's not an option in standard leagues.
Mar 6 - 6:13 PM

Channing Frye will come off the bench on Wednesday with Dewayne Dedmon taking his place in Orlando's starting lineup.

Frye has posted the second-worst defensive efficiency rating of any Magic player under interim coach James Borrego, which is the root cause of the switch. "He's trying defensively," Borrego said. "Offensively ... he gives our guards space. He gives Nik [Vucevic] room and space to operate." Frye will still be a part of the frontcourt rotation but his already limited upside takes a hit with this move to the bench.
Mar 4 - 6:06 PM

Channing Frye hit 3-of-10 shots (3-of-8 from deep) for 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks over 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

Frye has provided some late-round value over the last week but as you expand the sample he has been a mess for fantasy owners. Feel free to give him a look but he comes with no guarantees at this point.
Feb 28 - 12:11 AM

Channing Frye got hot vs. the Sixers on Sunday, hitting 6-of-10 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with 15 points, three boards and one block in just 21 minutes.

Frye said he's still "getting used to this new offense" under interim coach James Borrego, who seems content starting Frye at PF ahead of Aaron Gordon (10 minutes), Kyle O'Quinn (DNP-CD) or Andrew Nicholson (four minutes). Frye's 3-point shooting gives him instant specialist appeal, and he contributes just enough in other categories to warrant attention in standard leagues.
Feb 22 - 9:16 PM

Channing Frye played 18 minutes in the Magic's 95-84 win over the Pelicans on Friday, finishing with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and one steal.

Frye's contract is going to look worse and worse as time goes on in Orlando, and one has to wonder why he's even playing these days. That said, if he can turn it around he doesn't need many minutes to be productive in fantasy leagues so be ready to move if that happens.
Feb 21 - 12:41 AM

Channing Frye has been cleared to play after dislocating his finger on Feb. 11 against the Knicks according to head coach James Borrego.

Frye has scored in double digits just once in his last six games, so he has his work cut out for him if he wants to pop up on the fantasy radar again. Unless you are desperate for 3-pointers, Frye isn't worth owning in almost any league.
Feb 18 - 11:11 AM

Channing Frye suffered a dislocated left index finger on Wednesday and will not return.

It doesn't sound like he suffered a fracture to his finger and he'll have some time to recover over the All-Star break. Frye is a righty, so a non-shooting hand injury probably won't cost him significant time. If it does, Kyle O'Quinn would likely take over as the starter. Frye finished with three points and one steal in 10 minutes. He's not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 11 - 8:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Devyn Marble
5Tyler Harvey
SF1Tobias Harris
2Mario Hezonja
3Melvin Ejim
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
4Dewayne Dedmon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Jason Smith