Kenneth Faried PF DEN 3 Days

Faried (ankle) grabbed a double-double in his return to action Wednesday against the Rockets. He contributed 11 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists before fouling out after 32 minutes of play.

Faried has played just three games over the last six contests, but it appears he'll be fine moving forward. Still, the young forward has had a massively disappointing season so far, contributing 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and not much of anything else. He's a low-end option in standard leagues for now.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 4 Days

Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup versus Houston on Wednesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried missed Sunday's matchup with San Antonio due to a sprained ankle, and he came off the bench in the Nuggets' previous two games after returning from a shoulder injury. He'll be back in the starting five Wednesday, joining Timofey Mozgov and Wilson Chandler in the frontcourt and pushing J.J. Hickson back to the bench.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 5 Days

Faried (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday and is on track to return Wednesday against the Rockets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried, who missed Sunday's game against San Antonio, is expected to play Wednesday, barring a setback. He's been shaky of late, battling ankle and back issues and scoring in double-figures just twice in his last five outings. His numbers are down across the board this season, and he's shoot a career-low 50.6 percent from the floor.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 7 Days

Faried (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Spurs, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried suffered an ankle injury Saturday against Houston but returned to the game and finished with seven points, three rebounds and two assists. It's likely the forward is dealing with swelling, so he'll be held out, meaning J.J. Hickson will likely notch another start at power forward.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 10 Days

Faried scored 13 points (4-9 FG, 5-6 FT) and added eight rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes of action off the bench against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

This was Faried's first night back and in only 22 minutes of action he was able to be productive on a per minute basis. It's a great sign to see Faried play again and his minutes should increase from here as they move things along with Faried.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 10 Days

Faried (back) is expected to come off the bench Wednesday night against the Heat, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried has been day-to-day with a lower back strain, and although he's expected to be available, it will be in a reserve role. He's a risky fantasy play until he proves he's able to handle steady minutes.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 11 Days

Faried (back) was present at shootaround and is expected to be available to play Wednesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried suffered a strained lower back in a practice earlier this week, and has missed the past two contests as a result. His appearance in shootaround is definitely good news for fantasy owners, but we still do not know if he will have any minutes restrictions Wednesday. Faried has only averaged 26 minutes and 10.7 points so far this year, so even though fantasy owners drafted Faried as an every week starter, it may be wise to bench him in his return from this back problem, if there's a solid option on the bench to replace him.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 13 Days

Faried (back) won't suit up Monday in Toronto, TSN Sports reports.

Faried is missing back-to-back games due to a strained lower back, but because he was seemingly a game-time call Monday, a similar situation could come to pass for the Nuggets' next tilt Wednesday against the Heat. In his place, J.J. Hickson should garner another start at power forward.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 13 Days

Faried (back) is questionable to play Monday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Faried, who is not playing Sunday against Atlanta, strained his lower back during a fall in practice Saturday. When queried about his status for Monday's matchup with Toronto, Faried said, "we'll see tomorrow." The forward will likely go through shootaround, at which point a decision on his status will be made. If he's held out again, expect J.J. Hickson to make another spot start.

Kenneth Faried PF DEN 14 Days

Faried (back) will not play Sunday against the Hawks.

Faried recently strained his lower back and should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's game against the Raptors. In his absence, J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur could see more time on the court.