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Channing Frye | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Arizona
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Channing Frye attempted one shot in 15 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.
That's his entire stat line from the box score right there. Frye has been a waste of space on the court in his last few games and he's simply not worth owning in most leagues right now. Jan 29 - 10:39 PM

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Channing Frye will remain in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

Frye was benched during the entire second half of Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but head coach Jacque Vaughn will continue to go with him as a starter for the time being. However, Frye has been pretty bad lately hitting just 15-of-37 shots over the past five games. He can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but guys in standard leagues should be able to find better production on the wire.
Jan 29 - 7:01 PM

Channing Frye was benched for the entire second half against the Grizzlies on Monday due to poor defense.

Zach Randolph looked like he was playing in Rookie mode on a video game with easy bucket after easy bucket. Frye has fallen out of favor with coach Jacque Vaughn and there's a good chance it'll happen again. His fantasy owners can consider dropping him depending who they're going to add instead.
Jan 26 - 10:52 PM

Channing Frye made 3-of-4 shots with two 3-pointers on Wednesday, scoring eight points with one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes vs. the Pistons.

His production predictably tailed off with Tobias Harris back in action -- he averaged 10.2 shots per game while Harris was sidelined, considerably higher than his 7.1 season average. Kyle O'Quinn is also a lurking threat to Frye's value, and 12-team owners shouldn't hesitate to cut him for a player with more rest-of-season upside.
Jan 21 - 10:19 PM

Channing Frye had another quietly effective line in Sunday's home loss, scoring nine points with two 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, three steals and one block.

He turned the ball over once in 35 minutes and has been a major beneficiary of Tobias Harris' absence with a sprained ankle. Kyle O'Quinn (four points, four boards in 16 minutes) has been struggling in a backup role, so it's within reason that Frye will keep rolling even after Harris returns.
Jan 18 - 8:49 PM

Channing Frye continued to heat up with 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting, four threes, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks over 38 minutes on Friday against the Grizzlies.

Frye has a fantasy friendly game and he should be picked up in all 12-team standard formats now that he's hot again.
Jan 17 - 12:10 AM

Channing Frye broke out of a brutal slump on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-10 shots and five 3-pointers for 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 39 minutes.

This was Frye's first double-digit scoring night in six games and his highest point total since Nov. 11. Maybe he's finally ready to start playing again, but he's been so bad it's going to take more than one good game to make us change our mind about him. Keep an eye on him in case this is the start of a hot streak.
Jan 14 - 10:03 PM

Channing Frye's shooting slump continued in Monday's win over the Bulls, as he hit just 2-of-10 shots (including a three) for five points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

Frye has returned very late-round value in 30 mpg this year, and with little upside beyond that owners can move on whenever he hits a cold patch. Just consider that shooters will usually iron out the wrinkles and owners might want to be ready to hop on that ride at the first sign of turning it around.
Jan 12 - 11:52 PM

Channing Frye made 1-of-10 from the field in a start against the Blazers on Saturday with three points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Ouch. He sat on the 3-point line to space the floor and it obviously didn't work out. Frye takes 81.1 percent of his shots from the field without a dribble, so counting on his teammates is a necessity for his game. He likely received the start because of the injuries, so his fantasy value isn't altered from the move today.
Jan 11 - 2:15 AM

Channing Frye is starting over Kyle O'Quinn for Saturday's game against Portland.

Frye recently recovered from an elbow injury so his minutes will still likely be monitored for the time being. Kyle O'Quinn has really struggled lately and the losses keep on piling up for the Magic so the move makes some sense. Having said that, there's not a lot to like here from a fantasy perspective but if you are desperate for 3-pointers, give Frye a look.
Jan 10 - 9:50 PM

Channing Frye "played" through an elbow injury, but missed all five of his shots and failed to score in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

Things were looking promising for Frye early in the season, but Kyle O'Quinn continues to start (5 points, 15 minutes tonight) and Andrew Nicholson got loose for 11 points and four rebounds in 21 minutes. The power forward spot in Orlando looks like a black hole right now.
Jan 8 - 2:58 AM

Channing Frye (elbow) does not expect to miss any time.

The Magic don't play again until Wednesday, so Frye will have a few additional days to get treatment and recover. The fact that he's already feeling this confident is a great sign, and it doesn't appear that he's in danger of missing any kind of time. Rotoworld favorite Kyle O'Quinn would be in line for a larger role if Frye does miss time.
Jan 5 - 12:42 PM

X-rays taken on Channing Frye's right elbow came back clean, and the Magic are listing him as day-to-day.

The next step will likely be an MRI, and we'll be awaiting the results of that. If Frye is forced to take an extended absence, Kyle O'Quinn and Tobias Harris would get all the run they can handle. O'Quinn has been disappointing lately, despite starting, but he's still worth a speculative add as long as you're not cutting anyone you're going to miss. Harris logged nearly 40 minutes in the last game, and he'll make for a solid daily league play given the heavy workload.
Jan 4 - 4:18 PM

Channing Frye strained his right elbow during Saturday's game vs. Charlotte and will not return.

There is no word as to how severe the injury is, and we will provide an update on his status as soon as we know more. Kyle O'Quinn will likely see additional minutes if Frye misses any action, and will be worth a speculative add in almost all leagues.
Jan 3 - 8:33 PM

Channing Frye hit three 3-pointers to finish with 11 points, four rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Frye has been quiet lately but he profiles as a late-round value as long as he doesn't fall too far off the wagon, especially in 9-cat leagues. He's been dropped in a bunch of leagues so give him a look if you need a big man.
Jan 2 - 10:09 PM

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PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Willie Green
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
3Aaron Gordon
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon