Kenneth Faried PF DEN 4 Days
Kenneth Faried double-doubled against the Raptors on Sunday with 12 points, 12 boards and three assists in 20 minutes.
He went up for an alley-oop and came down on top of DeMar DeRozan. Faried was in some pain and walked to the bench under his own power. He had a quad contusion on Friday night, but it didn't seem to be bothering him. The Manimal is a little reckless in his style of play, so he does put himself in harm's way a little too often.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 6 Days
Kenneth Faried returned to the game after being diagnosed with a right quad contusion on Friday.
He finished with four points, six boards and one steal in 21 minutes. Quad contusions aren't usually serious injuries, but players like Nikola Pekovic have missed multiple games with this issue. Faried should be considered questionable while Darrell Arthur would likely pick up some minutes should the Nuggets keep him out of the lineup. Arthur had two points and three boards in 15 minutes on Friday.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 6 Days
Kenneth Faried suffered a right quad contusion in the third quarter of Friday's game.
He tried to tough it out and play through it, but he could barely jog. Faried was able to limp his way back to the locker room and is questionable to return. Darrell Arthur will likely get more playing time while Faried is on the sidelines.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 7 Days
Coach Brian Shaw would like to expand Kenneth Faried's game, but will wait until the summer to do so.
It is unclear exactly how Shaw would like to expand Faried's game, but it could be scary to see how good Faried can be fantasy-wise if those changes affect the stat sheet. Faired is currently filling up the stat sheet with averages of 11.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game over his last five contests. We'll have to wait and see how Shaw plans to expand the third-year forward's game over the summer, but the changes could vault Faried into the upper-echelons of fantasy big men.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 12 Days
Kenneth Faried was outstanding in Denver's win over the Mavericks on Saturday, making all seven field goal attempts for 18 points with 14 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes.
The Manimal calls the paint his home and he's not very effective in other areas, making just 15.4 percent of his shots outside of the paint. Faried is starting to get it going after a rough start and he should be on the court quite a bit with the Nuggets shorthanded. He should be considered a must-start player in standard formats.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 14 Days
Kenneth Faried double-doubled in 30 minutes during Thursday's 97-87 victory over the Bulls with 12 points, 11 boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks on 5-of-9 shooting.
This was one of his better outings outside of the 2-of-6 from the line. Faried took another tumble in the first quarter, so hopefully he can play with a little more control and not put himself in harm's way. He should continue to put up nice numbers with the Nuggets shorthanded up front.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 17 Days
Kenneth Faried had a sub-par game on Monday during a 115-113 loss to the Thunder with five points, six boards, one assist and one block in just 26 minutes.
He had double-digit boards in each of his last four games and averaged 15.0 points in that span. Faried has a knack for his random duds over the past couple seasons, so his owners should give him a pass considering he was relatively consistent coming into this game. He'll look to get back on track against the Bulls on Thursday.
Kenneth Faried PF DEN 20 Days
Kenneth Faried had one of his best games of the season on Friday with 16 points, 10 boards, one steal and two blocks on 8-of-12 from the field in 30 minutes.
He had just two blocks all year before tonight and this was his third double-double in a row. Faried has really stepped it up with JaVale McGee out of the lineup and his patient fantasy owners have to be feeling good right now. He'll get to play the up-tempo Rockets on Saturday night.