Kenneth Faried PF DEN 12 Hrs
Kenneth Faried stayed hot on Sunday with 22 points, 14 rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes, but the result was Denver's seventh loss in their past nine games.
Faried made 9-of-12 field goals and 4-of-6 free throws, marking his fourth straight game shooting 50 percent or better, but his offense has never been the problem. His defense, on the other hand, was exploited all night by Anthony Davis and the Pelicans, and Nuggets coach Brian Shaw eventually switched Wilson Chandler onto Davis defensively. The good news for fantasy owners is that Faried's shortcomings haven't been limiting his playing time lately, and he has two favorable four-game weeks on the horizon.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 2 Days
Kenneth Faried scored 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting with 13 rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's win over the Lakers.
There were 260 points scored in this regulation game and the Lakers' defense is as bad as we've seen from a team all season. Faried has gotten things moving in the right direction in fantasy leagues and is a top-80 value over the last 30 games. Ty Lawson joined the party with 30 and 17 with five threes in this track meet.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 6 Days
Kenneth Faried kept his strong offensive output going on Monday, making 9-of-11 from the field for 21 points with eight boards, three steals and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.
After a disastrous December, Faried has come out firing in 2014 with at least 27 minutes per game in each of his last two months of action. He has looked lost on defense all season, but the Nuggets just don't have any answers at power forward behind him. The Manimal should be owned in all leagues while he's humming right now.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 7 Days
Kenneth Faried (knee) is good to go for Monday's game against the Wolves.
Faried took some knee-to-knee contact on Saturday night and appeared to be in a lot of pain, but it turned out to be nothing serious. With Ty Lawson (ribs) and Wilson Chandler (knee) also ready to rock, the Nuggets are finally looking healthy. We'd tentatively project a starting five of Lawson, Randy Foye, Chandler, Faried and Timofey Mozgov. J.J. Hickson and Evan Fournier will be key players off the bench.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 8 Days
Kenneth Faried injured his knee late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's contest against the Blazers and did not miss time.
He looked to have banged knees and his knee was hyperextended. Faried was in a lot of pain following the collision, but he walked it off and played every second of the rest of the game. Considering that a similar thing happened to Paul Millsap, we'll mark him as sidelined and his owners might want to look for the "all clear" before Monday's game vs. the Wolves.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 17 Days
Kenneth Faried was fantastic against the Bucks on Thursday night with 26 points, six boards, two assists and one steal on 11-of-15 from the field in 39 minutes.
The Manimal embarrassed Ersan Ilyasova tonight and 14 of his 15 shots came from within five feet tonight. He's coming off a 21-point, 10-board game against the Suns and has suddenly got it together. Faried's stats have held steady this month, entering tonight with averages of 13.7 points, 6.6 boards, 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game. He's worth owning in all standard leagues right now.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 19 Days
Kenneth Faried had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three steals on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Suns.
Faried played just 19 minutes for six points and two rebounds in his last game before the break, but was back at it tonight. J.J. Hickson had 11 points, nine rebounds and a block tonight, and it was nice to see the two big men play well on the same night.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 25 Days
Kenneth Faried played just 19 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
There were no reports of an injury and he at least gave his owners the steals and blocks. He scored a career-high 28 points a week ago and tonight simply looks like a fluke, as the Nuggets gave Timofey Mozgov Faried's minutes, possibly to deal with Ronny Turiaf. Faried should bounce back after the break. J.J. Hickson added 14 points and 13 boards in the loss.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 27 Days
The Knicks are reportedly trying to sell the Nuggets on the idea of a trade featuring Kenneth Faried and Iman Shumpert.
The Nuggets recently denied that Faried was available in trade talks and the Knicks' inquiry doesn't mean that anything will come of it. Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has repeatedly lamented his team's lousy defense, however, which is a particular flaw of Faried's, and we'll pass along any updates as they become available. For now, owners should assume that he'll remain in Denver through the deadline.