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Kenneth Faried | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
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Kenneth Faried managed just five points, four rebounds and one assist over 17 minutes in Friday's win over the Jazz.
The Nuggets looked as lethargic as they've looked for the last week and the only reason they beat the Jazz is because the Jazz looked worse. Faried seems to be a bellwether of how this team will perform, and over his last three games he has averaged just 8.3 points, 5.7 boards, 0.7 steals and 34.8 percent shooting from the field. The Nuggets finish out the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks, so he needs to have a big game the next time out to give owners confidence next week. Mar 28 - 2:59 AM

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Kenneth Faried scored 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Heat.

Faried is on fire and he's a must-start player right now, even though the risk for DNPs is going to linger. He has been a top 20-30 play over the past two weeks with averages of 17 and 10 to go with 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks over the last seven contests.
Mar 21 - 1:25 AM

Kenneth Faried double-doubled against the Rockets on Thursday with 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one block on 8-of-11 from the field.

The Nuggets sat him down on Monday and and there will be some level of risk of sitting him on the road in Miami on Friday night. Faried has really come on in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 11.0 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks on 58.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player and we're expecting him to play on Friday.
Mar 20 - 12:09 AM

The Nuggets will not rest any of their guys for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets.

Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari were rested during the Nuggets' last game on Monday, but everyone will be available to play tonight vs. the Rockets. Faried has played quite well since the departure of Brian Shaw, averaging 15.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game through the month of March, so make sure you have him active.
Mar 19 - 2:45 PM

Kenneth Faried (rest) will not play on Monday against the Grizzlies.

Faried has taken off over his last couple of contests with averages of 22 points, 13.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his last two games, so the rest comes at a time when his owners could really use him in the lineup. Without Faried available, JJ Hickson could be in line to draw the start at power forward, a role in which he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks on 50 percent shooting (21 minutes per game, five games) this season.
Mar 16 - 12:38 PM

Kenneth Faried scored 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting with 17 rebounds and a block in the Nuggets' 114-103 win over the Warriors' backups on Friday.

The Warriors rested nearly everybody last night so don't get too excited over the Nuggets' win, but they have rallied behind Melvin Hunt and revitalized their play after a coaching move that should have been made a year ago. Danilo Gallinari added 24 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one three while hitting 9-of-11 freebies. The Nuggets are 5-2 under Hunt so far.
Mar 14 - 1:38 AM

Kenneth Faried played just 21 minutes and hit 6-of-7 shots for 14 points, five rebounds and four blocks on Wednesday.

The Nuggets destroyed the Hawks and it was nice to see Faried's minutes limited by a massive blowout, instead of by a coach who hates him. Faried's been on a serious tear since Brian Shaw was fired, and there's nothing about this game that would suggest that's going to change. No starter for either team played more than 27 minutes tonight.
Mar 12 - 12:39 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting (5-of-7 FTs) with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in the Nuggets' 106-78 win over the Knicks on Monday.

Faried is rolling and reprising last season's late run for owners. Keep him locked into lineups.
Mar 10 - 1:12 AM

Kenneth Faried was held to just four points and nine boards in 34 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

He saved his line with three blocks and two steals, but the good news is that interim head coach Melvin Hunt is determined to give Faried solid minutes. Faried is coming off three straight double-doubles, so his owners shouldn't be concerned. Expect the Manimal to bounce back vs. the Knicks on Monday.
Mar 8 - 12:42 AM

Kenneth Faried scored 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

Faried reportedly was clutching his knee after a fourth quarter play according to the AP, but by our vantage point and most other folks it looked like he took a shot to the family jewels. We'll let you know if there is any follow-up on the knee report, and otherwise owners can celebrate that Melvin Hunt has the Nuggets running again.
Mar 7 - 2:25 AM

Kenneth Faried looked terrific against the Wolves on Wednesday with 18 points, 14 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

That's two games without Brian Shaw and two wonderful lines on the stat sheet. It's probably a tad premature to say he's going to be this good, but Faried was truly awesome down the stretch last season and over the summer, so he could be an 18-point, 12-board guy the rest of the way. All that patience is paying dividends right now and he obviously needs to be owned in all leagues.
Mar 5 - 12:20 AM

Kenneth Faried started again on Tuesday, posting 14 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes under new coach Melvin Hunt.

This marks the first time Faried has played 30+ minutes or had a double-double since early February. He never found a sustained rhythm under Brian Shaw so the coaching shake-up could be the moment his fantasy owners have been waiting for all season. With any luck the Manimal will be unleashed over Denver's final 23 games.
Mar 3 - 11:46 PM

The Nuggets will start Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

The Nuggets parted ways with coach Brain Shaw on Tuesday, so it will be very interesting to see how their rotations shape up in the coming weeks. Faried has an excellent shot to redeem himself now that coach Shaw can't hold him back, so hopefully he finally rewards his patient owners with some late-season production.
Mar 3 - 8:36 PM

Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee.
Mar 1 - 11:05 PM

Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Ian Clark
4Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne