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Kenneth Faried | Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 228
College: Morehead State
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Kenneth Faried played 14 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block.
He looked awfully healthy and even had a nice dunk in the final minute. Faried's ankle details are not really clear, but we'd expect him to be close to 100 percent for Monday against the Bucks. He'll be worth starting in all weekly leagues. Nov 28 - 11:57 PM

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Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Mavs on Saturday.

He won't be starting and should have a minutes limit. Faried suffered an ankle injury last week and the Nuggets have been pretty quiet on the details. With Faried limited, Nikola Jokic will get another chance for redemption after a foul-filled Friday.
Nov 28 - 7:33 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) remains questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

The Manimal has missed three games in a row, but he is expected to be a game-time decision once again and will likely test his ankle in warmups. If Faried can't give it a go, expect Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic to benefit with Danilo Gallinari playing some more stretch four.
Nov 28 - 12:19 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

Well, that'll be his third missed game after playing through some apparent ankle tweak from Friday. Faried doesn't have a timetable to return in one of the stranger injuries of the season. It'll be Darrell Arthur likely starting while we could see lineups of Nikola Jokic and Joffrey Lauvergne playing together, too. Danilo Gallinarli should play a lot of stretch four.
Nov 27 - 7:23 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) made it through shootaround and will be a game-time call vs. the Spurs on Friday.

Interesting. Faried was originally ruled out for Friday's contest, but his ankle must be improving and it sounds like he has a legitimate shot to play. Joffrey Lauvergne (back) is expected to return on Friday, so it will be interesting to see if promising rookie Nikola Jokic loses any minutes. Darrell Arthur, who has been starting in Faried's absence, will likely shift to the bench if the Manimal can play.
Nov 27 - 1:25 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

Faried will miss his third consecutive game on Friday due to his ankle injury. Nikola Jokic and Darrell Arthur make for solid DFS plays on Friday, as both should see big minutes in Faried's absence.
Nov 26 - 1:27 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

It'll be Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic manning the big-position minutes. Arthur played his best game in a long time with a 21-point outing vs. GSW and Jokic is coming off a double-double. Both are terrific plays in DFS in favorable matchups. Faried owners just have to be patient here from an injury that didn't looks serious. Will Barton, Gary Harris and Danilo Gallinari also benefit.
Nov 24 - 8:23 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) did not go through shootaround, and he is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

Faried is currently sporting a walking boot, so it would be quite shocking if he were to give it a go tonight. Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and J.J. Hickson will all see a boost in value with Faried on the sidelined, with Jokic offering the most upside.

Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Faried apparently suffered the ankle injury on Friday, but he played through whatever injury he had during that game without any noticeable limp. Coach Mike Malone questioned his team's effort, so hopefully that isn't a factor here. Faried's owners should bench him while Darrell Arthur is worth a look in deep leagues. Nikola Jokic should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 23 - 3:01 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn't seem too optimistic about his status prior to the game, so this isn't a huge surprise. Looking ahead, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Darrell Arthur will start next to Nikola Jokic in the frontocurt, while J.J. Hickson should see a few extra minutes as well.
Nov 22 - 7:27 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that he was hoping to get a "few" minutes out of Faried tonight, so it sounds like he may not have a full workload if he is active. If Faried is unable to play we could see a lot more J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic, while Darrell Arthur could play more as well. Stay tuned.
Nov 22 - 6:32 PM

Kenneth Faried is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a left ankle sprain.

He was on the court for the final minutes of the game and didn't appear to be hurt whatsoever. The Nuggets should have an update on him at tomorrow's shootaround. Faried is playing a lot of five, so his absence would lead to more minutes for Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and even Will Barton because the Nuggets will use a lot of stretch fours.
Nov 21 - 3:15 PM

Kenneth Faried scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes on Friday against the Suns during a 114-107 loss.

Coach Mike Malone put Faried out there at center to close the game in hopes he could defend the pick-and-roll better, but that didn't happen. Faried has found his way into the doghouse a number of times, so hopefully he's not going to get in there again. He'll have to deal with Draymond Green on Sunday, so he wouldn't be a DFS play anyway.
Nov 21 - 2:40 AM

Kenneth Faried played 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 11 points, seven rebounds and one block.

Almost all of his minutes came at the center spot tonight. Faried's back injury didn't seem to bother him tonight even though it was probably one of his worst outings of the season. He's still looking like he'll be worthy of his ADP this season.
Nov 18 - 1:36 AM

Kenneth Faried (back) will play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Faried had been listed as questionable heading into Tuesday, but has been upgraded to active. With season averages of 13.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks, Faried should be inserted into all fantasy lineups.
Nov 17 - 12:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Randy Foye
3Jamaal Franklin
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
4Kostas Papanikolaou
5Wilson Chandler
C1Joffrey Lauvergne
2Nikola Jokic
3Jusuf Nurkic