Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
2 days ago

Faried will draw the start at point guard for Monday's game against the Kings, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nuggets are set to be without Paul Millsap (wrist) on Monday, which allows Faried to pick up his first start of the season. The big man has averaged a meager 10.1 minutes so far this season, but should see that increase while working with the top unit. The Nuggets haven't provided any sort of timetable for Millsap, but Faried should benefit with a temporary uptick in fantasy value for the duration of his absence.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
1 month ago

Faried scored 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 FT) while adding eight rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 23 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 96-79 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

He was one of the primary beneficiaries of the Kings' defense focusing on Nikola Jokic, as the slick young center was more than happy to pass out of double teams and set up his frontcourt partner -- whether it was Faried or Paul Millsap -- for an easy bucket. Faried's bench role will make his production very volatile from game to game, but the 27-year-old is more than capable of contributing some big numbers when the situation presents itself.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
2 months ago

Faried tallied 25 points (11-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a block across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 122-104 preseason win over the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

To say Faried was locked in would be an understatement, considering he averaged well over a point per minute on the floor and misfired on just two of his whopping 13 attempts in 19 minutes. The veteran big man is in the midst of what has been termed by head coach Mike Malone as an "open competition" for the backup power forward job and certainly outshined Trey Lyles, who provided 12 points over 24 minutes while drawing the start Wednesday. While Faried's rebounding prowess gives him the upper hand in that department, Lyles brings an ability to stretch the floor that Faried can't come close to matching. The job battle will thus be an intriguing one to closely monitor as the exhibition slate unfolds, with the possibility that both players end up seeing their fair share of minutes throughout the regular season irrespective of the victor.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
2 months ago

Faried is part of an "open competition" for the backup forward spot behind Paul Millsap, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wind's full article suggests the job is being fought mainly between Faried and Trey Lyles, who the team acquired from Utah on draft night. Coach Michael Malone also has the option of sliding Wilson Chandler and/or Juancho Hernangomez up to the four as well, though that may be more matchup-based. Faried's role as a high-energy rebounder at the power forward slot is largely being phased out of the league, though he's undoubtedly a quality player, averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds across 21.2 minutes per game last season. Lyles is being pegged as a stretch-four who made 0.9 threes per game at a 31.9 percent clip during 2016-17. The situation is more worth monitoring for deeper leagues, though there's value to be had in standard formats as well, especially with Faried's ability as a rebounder.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
7 months ago

Faried (back) will not take part in the Nuggets' final two games of the season, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Nuggets out of postseason contention, coach Michael Malone will opt to sit 27-year-old Faried for the remainder of the season in hopes to get an extended look at some of his younger players. Faried, who was bothered by injuries this season and played just 61 games, will finish his sixth year in the league averaging 9.6 points and 7.6 rebounds across 21.2 minutes per game while knocking down 54.8 percent of his attempts from the field. In his place, expect Wilson Chandler, Mason Plumlee, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez to all see additional run at the power forward slot.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
7 months ago

Faried (back) is considered questionable for Tuesday's contest against the Mavericks, T.J. McBride of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Faried sat out Sunday's game against the Pelicans after tweaking his back Tuesday. The injury isn't thought thought to be serious and it shouldn't be surprising if Faried is able to play. If he is held out once again look for Mason Plumlee and Wilson Chandler to see extra minutes.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
7 months ago

Faried (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder, Adam Mares of DenverStiffs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After first suffering from back tightness in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans, Faried was able to play in the Nuggets' subsequent two games, but it appears the injury never completely went away. Coach Michael Malone will hope that a game off will be enough for Faried to get over the issue, but his absence will create a void in the starting five. It's expected that either Mason Plumlee or Wilson Chandler will draw the nod at power forward with Faried unavailable.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
7 months ago

Faried (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Thunder, Nick Kosmider of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Faried has been playing through a recent back injury, but he's seen his minutes limited to 17, 13 and 10 across the Nuggets last three games, so it appears they could be attempting to manage his workload. He's been given a questionable designation ahead of Sunday's contest and another update should be provided after he's able to test out the injury during pregame warmups.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
8 months ago

Faried (back) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets, radio play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki reports

EDGE Analysis

Faried had to leave Tuesday's game against the Pelicans early with tightness in his back, but it appears he's responded well to treatment and won't miss any time because of the injury. He's started each of the last three games at power forward, so barring any late changes, look for him to remain with the top unit. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if the Nuggets attempted to limit his minutes a bit to avoid another flare up.

Kenneth Faried
PF/C DEN
8 months ago

Faried (back) will warm up with the intent to play in Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Faried left Tuesday's game against the Pelicans early due to back tightness, but it looks as if he should be good to return Wednesday barring any setbacks that take place during pregame warmups. If he is made active, however, it's possible he could be limited due to the team playing the second game of a back-to-back. With the return of Darrell Arthur (knee) to the lineup, the Nuggets should have enough depth Wednesday to limit Faried if necessary, making him a risky DFS play.