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Kenneth Faried | Forward | #35

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (22) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Kenneth Faried (shoulder) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.
This is standard stuff for the Nuggets to list guys as probable. Faried's minutes will be taking a hit with the Nuggets now healthy, but one small positive is Mason Plumlee barely played PF on Friday. Still, Faried isn't a fantasy option in most leagues. Mar 25 - 7:00 PM

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Kenneth Faried scored nine points with three rebounds in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He actually subbed in for Nikola Jokic in the first quarter, but that was pretty much it for his minutes as a center. There shouldn't be too much playing time available for Faried while the Nuggets are healthy, but almost any injury to the frontcourt would help him. Most owners can probably do better.
Mar 25 - 12:42 AM

Kenneth Faried (left shoulder) will play against the Pacers on Friday.

He has a contusion and was questionable to play, but the Manimal gets an all clear before warmups. After a big 17-point Wednesday, it'll be interesting to see how he gets minutes with Danilo Gallinari back. Gallo's return will push Wilson Chandler to the four and the Nuggets do want to use Mason Plumlee at PF, as well. Faried would be a risky DFS or season-long play on a busy night.
Mar 24 - 5:36 PM

Kenneth Faried (left shoulder contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

Just when it appeared that Faried was injury-free and the Nuggets were at full strength, a new ailment pops up on the radar. Denver has plenty of depth up front with Danilo Gallinari (knee) expected to return to the lineup on Friday, so the Nuggets may prefer to err on the side of caution and keep Faried sidelined unless he is close to 100 percent.
Mar 24 - 12:21 PM

Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes vs. the Cavaliers.

Faried was on a strict 20-minute limit as the Nuggets try to preserve his troublesome back, which cost him nearly a month before returning last Thursday. He was great tonight, but with his minutes down and the Nikola Jokic/Mason Plumlee frontcourt playing well, there's no reason to expect much from Faried down the stretch.
Mar 23 - 12:03 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He's playing well and is back to seeing minutes at mostly power forward. In his last two games, he's played 15 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, 22 minutes next to Mason Plumlee and four minutes as the lone big man. Faried's upside still isn't that high with Mason Plumlee being successful and Wilson Chandler (groin) returning would hurt him even more, so he's not the best pickup.
Mar 19 - 12:55 AM

Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a nine-game absence on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep his minutes down and he was able to do so in the easy win. Faried played well and even had some confidence on some jumpers. "I'm happy to be back. Watching them from the bench was hard. You want to be out there having fun. I felt like a kid again," Faried said. Given the success of Mason Plumlee, Faried isn't really a great add.
Mar 17 - 12:07 AM

Kenneth Faried is available off the bench on Thursday against the Clippers.

Coach Mike Malone hinted Faried my not be where he needs to be, which is to be expected after he had such serious back pain. It may take him a few games to get going, so his potential fantasy owners may not want to add him if they have to wait a week for decent production. His upside isn't great anyway with Mason Plumlee playing well.
Mar 16 - 8:33 PM

Kenneth Faried (low back) will play on Thursday vs. the Clippers.

Faried has looked good in practice and he's ready to return from a nine-game absence. Wilson Chandler (groin), Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Darrell Arthur (body) have all been ruled out already, so Faried is a low-end pickup if you need to stream some boards. He could be limited right out of the gate, but we'll pass along his restrictions if the Nuggets provide another update.
Mar 16 - 1:23 PM

Kenneth Faried (low back) is questionable against the Clippers on Thursday.

This is expected news with Faried looking good in practice, according to coach Mike Malone. Faried could actually be stepping into a nice role with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out for Thursday. He's still not a strong pickup until he proves otherwise.
Mar 15 - 3:19 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) and Darrell Arthur (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Faried is traveling with the Nuggets and is progressing, but he was initially listed as doubtful for this contest. He now gets a few days of rest before the Nuggets take on the Clippers on Thursday. Expect Juancho Hernangomez to get a lot of run tonight.
Mar 13 - 8:43 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Lakers.

The good news is that he's traveling and he was able to get in some work on the court Saturday, but he remains without a timetable to return. With Faried out, the Nuggets will continue to roll with their small-ball lineup of Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari starting at the forward spots. Faried is not a great stash.
Mar 11 - 9:23 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Kings.

No surprise here, as Faried is dealing with painful back spasms and remains without a timetable to return. Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez will continue to soak up the majority of Faried's minutes.
Mar 11 - 1:42 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) has been ruled out for Friday against the Celtics.

He was strangely listed as doubtful earlier today, but that made very little sense. Faried does not have a timetable to return and can be dropped in most leagues. Wilson Chandler, Juancho Hernangomez and Darrell Arthur will benefit.
Mar 9 - 9:03 PM

Kenneth Faried (back) is still without a timetable to return and is doubtful to play on Friday.

He is progressing, but his back issue is likely going to cost him several more games. Darrell Arthur played a season-high 28 minutes on Wednesday because the Nuggets only had one center, so Arthur wouldn't be in play if Nikola Jokic (illness) is back. Faried can be dropped in most leagues until he has a target date.
Mar 9 - 3:31 PM