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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 15 points with five rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.
He bounced back nicely after going scoreless in his last game. With Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out, Ellington played 35 minutes and could continue to see a boost in playing time if Johnson misses any more time. If that is the case, Ellington can be considered a deep league streamer for those in need of 3-pointers. Jan 21 - 10:32 PM

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Wayne Ellington played just 19 minutes and scored zero points on Thursday night against the Mavericks.

This is the second time this season he's gone scoreless and he finished the night with just two rebounds and one steal. After an 18-point performance on Tuesday, he fell back to earth against the Mavs and has now scored 10 or fewer points in five of his last six games. Fantasy owners can leave him on waivers at this time, as long as Dion Waiters is starting and playing fairly well for the Heat.
Jan 19 - 11:25 PM

Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-11 shots and 5-of-9 3-pointers for 18 points, four rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

He's getting some extra burn with Josh Richardson (foot) sidelined and made the most of it in tonight's 28 minutes. However, he hadn't played more than 20 minutes in his previous four games and scored a grand total of 16 points in those. Maybe this will get him some more consistent playing time going forward, but he's still not a must-own player. Just keep an eye on him if you need 3-pointers.
Jan 17 - 10:27 PM

Wayne Ellington couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, going 1-of-7 from the field on his way to four points, one assist and nothing else in 20 minutes.

Ellington missed all five of his 3-pointers, and he's now connected on just one of his 13 attempts over his past two outings. He could earn another start Tuesday vs. the Warriors if Josh Richardson (foot) remains on the sidelines, but as we can see here, starting doesn't necessarily translate to value for Ellington. He's little more than a deep league 3-point streamer.
Jan 8 - 6:19 PM

Wayne Ellington will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

Josh Richardson (foot) is out, so the two-guard minutes will be divvied up between Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters. All those guys are on the radar as potential DFS punt plays, with Ellington making sense as a 3-point streamer.
Jan 8 - 3:02 PM

Wayne Ellington came off the bench on Wednesday but he finished with 13 points, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block in 24 minutes of action.

The big news here is that Justise Winslow needs shoulder surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season. Miami could look for help via free agency or a trade, but in the meantime Ellington and James Johnson (14 points, six boards, six assists) stand to gain the most. Ellington is worth a look if you need perimeter shooting, but don't expect much more from the veteran swingman.
Jan 5 - 2:13 AM

With Goran Dragic (back) returning to the starting lineup, Wayne Ellington will get bumped back to the bench on Tuesday.

Despite coming off the bench, Ellington is still looking at a heavy workload on Tuesday, as Miami is extremely shorthanded. Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (eye) have all been ruled out, while James Johnson (illness) and Tyler Johnson (migraine) are doubtful. The Heat will have only eight available players if both Johnsons are unable to play.
Jan 3 - 8:13 PM

Wayne Ellington started in place of Justise Winslow (shoulder) on Sunday, finishing with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting, four 3-pointers, four boards, three assists and zero turnovers in 37 minutes.

Ellington has had some nice moments for Miami this year, but he offers very little beyond 3-point shooting for fantasy purposes. James Johnson (20 points in 34 minutes) also stepped up in the rotation tonight, but with Winslow day-to-day Ellington isn't a great long-term pickup.
Jan 1 - 9:56 PM

Wayne Ellington and Willie Reed will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pistons, with both Justise Winslow (shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (eye) on the sidelines.

With Gordan Dragic (ankle) also on the sidelines, the Heat are going to need all the offense they can get from guys like Ellington, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson. Through eight starts this season, Ellington owns averages of 11.8 points, 2.3 boards, 2.3 dimes and 2.3 triples per game, so he's on the radar if you need a 3-point streamer. Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt and Willie Reed will join him in the starting unit for tonight's game.

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Thunder, but he was scoreless in 13 minutes.

He missed all thee of his shots (all triples) and added one steal. The Heat probably limited his minutes tonight and he will likely take some of Rodney McGruder's minutes the next time out, but he's not a reliable fantasy option with Justise Winslow healthy.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) is a go for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

Ellington has spent the past four games on the sidelines, so the Heat may want to ease him into things tonight. He could see some increased opportunity with Goran Dragic (back) out, but the likely minutes limit makes him a risky play in daily leagues.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Wayne Ellington will warm up prior to Tuesday's night's game vs. the Thunder with the intention of playing.

Ellington, who hasn't played since Dec. 16, appears to be ready to return to the lineup. However, minutes on the wing will be limited now that Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow are healthy. Ellington can be left on waiver wires for the time being.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder after practicing on Monday.

Ellington gave the Heat a nice spark with averages of 12.9 points, 2.0 assists and 2.4 triples in 30.8 minutes per game, but the Heat don't need him to play nearly as many minutes with Justise Winslow back and playing well. Ellington can be left on the wire in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) will not play on Friday against the Pelicans.

The Heat have struggled a little from deep lately, so they are missing Ellington in that capacity. Still, coach Erik Spoelstra does trust Josh Richardson to take treys, but he just has to make them. Ellington should be dropped almost everywhere.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Wayne Ellington (hamstring) will not play on Thursday night against the Lakers.

He will miss his second straight game due to his hamstring strain. Ellington's playing time earlier in the year was based on the injuries to the other players, so he doesn't have much fantasy value right now.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Derrick Williams
4Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem