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Wayne Ellington | Guard | #2

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 208
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (28) / MIN
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Wayne Ellington scored 14 points with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.
He made another start and played 33 minutes, but that wasn't a surprise with only nine players available. Ellington hit 5-of-14 shots (11 from deep) and didn't turn the ball over, and he should be able to help standard-league owners until the Heat get some bodies back -- Josh Richardson (wrist, ankle), Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist) and James Johnson (shoulder) are currently on the shelf. Dec 6 - 10:21 PM

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Wayne Ellington will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will join Ellington in the starting five for tonight's game, and all those guys should be logging major minutes with Miami entering Tuesday's game with just nine healthy bodies. Tyler Johnson should also be flirting with minutes in the mid-30s off the bench.

Wayne Ellington played 39 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

Coach Erik Spoelstra needs a shooter big time, so it looks like it'll be Ellington until the help gets back out there. He attempted eight shots from deep and should lead the team in that department until guys like Josh Richardson (ankle) come back. If you need some scoring this upcoming week, given Ellington a look for his four games.
Dec 4 - 1:04 AM

Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

The Heat need a lot of help on the wing, so they'll be getting plenty of minutes from Ellington and McGruder. Ellington has the better upside for his higher usage and 3-pointers.
Dec 3 - 8:39 PM

Wayne Ellington scored 17 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday and started the second half in place of injured Luke Babbitt (hip).

Ellington made 6-of-9 field goals and drained three from beyond the arc. He has played over 26 minutes in his three games this season and has scored double-digit points in the last two. With Luke Babbitt (hip), Derrick Williams (back) and several other Heat players hurting, Ellington could see more minutes and a larger role in the near future. The one downside is his lack of peripheral stats, making him very dependent on his shooting. He is a good short-term add, but with Josh Richardson and Justice Winslow returning soon, there may not be too much long-term value with Ellington. But it's hard to argue with his fast start to his season.
Dec 1 - 11:39 PM

Wayne Ellington started the second half of Thursday’s game against the Jazz in place of the injured Luke Babbit (hip).

The Heat are down to just seven healthy players and Ellington is hot, with 17 points in the third quarter of this game after scoring 22 points with five 3-pointers on Wednesday. James Johnson will also benefit from the loss of Babbitt, and both players are worth a look, if not a pickup, in most leagues.
Dec 1 - 10:31 PM

Wayne Ellington erupted offensively on Wednesday with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 5-of-9 mark from downtown, and 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter.

Ellington was playing in his second game of the season but he looked great, adding two rebounds, two assists, four steals and just one turnover in 32 minutes. His role will decrease overnight once guys like Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters return to action, and it doesn't help that he'll face Utah's defense on Thursday. Most season-long owners can take a wait-and-see approach here.
Dec 1 - 12:50 AM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) played more than expected in his season debut on Monday and is ready for a larger role going forward.

With ailing Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow not traveling on a three-game trip that opens Wednesday, the opportunities will be there for Ellington. At this stage, it's not as if coach Erik Spoelstra has many other options. Despite being projected to play only 15 minutes on Monday, Ellington played 27. He's not o the radar in standard fantasy leagues, but may be a sneaky DFS option later in the week if he starts knocking down 3-pointers.
Nov 29 - 11:44 AM

Wayne Ellington's (thigh) playing time will be capped at 15 minutes for Monday's matchup with the Celtics.

Ellington will be making his regular-season debut tonight, but he'll likely be brought along slowly after spending the first month of the year on the sidelines. He's not a viable target in most settings.
Nov 28 - 5:56 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) is expected to make his season debut on Monday vs. the Celtics.

The Heat may not be able to ease him back into action too slowly because Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist) and Tyler Johnson (mouth) are out, while Goran Dragic (elbow) is questionable. Even with all these injuries in Miami, Ellington is not worth adding in standard leagues until he gives us a reason to pick him up.
Nov 28 - 12:54 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

The Heat will bring him along slowly, so he's not worth adding in any format just yet. If anything, his return could take some minutes away from Rodney McGruder.
Nov 27 - 1:24 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh) and Willie Reed (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Detroit.

Ellington has yet to make his season debut, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues, as does Reed. With both these guys on the sidelines Wednesday night, there will be more opportunity for Rodney McGruder and Josh McRoberts, which really doesn't mean much at all.

Wayne Ellington (thigh) will not suit up for Monday's game against the 76ers.

He was able to get through shootaround, so he is making progress. Still, Ellington will have a limited role off the bench once he is cleared to play, so he's not worth owning in any scenario.
Nov 21 - 6:19 PM

Wayne Ellington (thigh contusion) will not play Saturday vs. the Suns.

Encouragingly, Ellington did return to on-court action on Saturday, but was limited in the morning shootaround. Ellington is getting closer to a return to the lineup, assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks. However, even once he is 100% healthy, he'll see only limited minutes off the Miami bench.
Nov 19 - 12:22 PM

Wayne Ellington is making solid progress in his recovery from the quad injury, but he's going to spend "at least" another couple games on the sidelines.

"He's doing more," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He won't be playing in the next couple of games, at least. It'll be a little bit of time before we even evaluate him. But he's doing more. That's good." The rules Ellington out for Miami's back-to-back set, Monday vs. the Spurs and Tuesday vs. the Hawks, and Wednesday's game against the Bucks also seems unlikely. Once he is able to give it a go, he'll have a limited role behind Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson, so he's not worth owning.
Nov 14 - 2:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
PF1Derrick Williams
2Luke Babbitt
3James Johnson
4Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed