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James Ennis | Forward | #8

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (20) / ATL
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James Ennis started on Tuesday and had 11 points, four boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes of a Game 5 loss to the Spurs.
Ennis was solid tonight, but not solid enough to be counted upon in fantasy leagues. He was able to play through a sore knee and is putting up decent numbers in the absence of Tony Allen (calf), but the Grizzlies will likely need more than Ennis has to offer if they're going to be able to beat the Spurs in a seven-game series. Apr 25 - 11:53 PM

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James Ennis played 20 minutes in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Thursday, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

While the new starting unit got off to a bumpy start, Ennis fared well as a defender and was able to take good shots. He should find himself in a similar role for Game 4, but there's very little fantasy value here.
Apr 21 - 12:31 AM

James Ennis will start for Game 3 on Thursday.

Kawhi Leonard carved up basically everyone who guarded him, but at least Ennis was able to limit Leonard to 5-of-6 from the field. Ennis may get an increase in minutes, but he won't be much of a factor in scoring. If you're going to use him in DFS, he'll need to make his money off the bench
Apr 20 - 7:54 PM

James Ennis (right knee bursitis) will not play on Wednesday vs. Mavericks.

The Grizzlies are locked in as the No. 7 seed in the West, so they will give Ennis the night off. Tony Allen, Troy Daniels and Vince Carter could all get a bump, but there isn't much fantasy appeal in this game.
Apr 12 - 7:26 PM

James Ennis (right knee bursitis) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

There's not much incentive for Ennis to play hurt with Memphis locked in as the No. 7 seed out West, so he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday night. If he can't give it a go, Vince Carter and Tony Allen will split his minutes.
Apr 11 - 6:07 PM

James Ennis headed back to the bench with Tony Allen (eye) active on Wednesday.

Ennis was scoreless in seven minutes. Cut him loose if you picked him up for temporary value.
Apr 5 - 11:14 PM

James Ennis will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Tony Allen (eye) is back in the starting five and he'll be joined by Andrew Harrison, Vince Carter, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol, which will shift Ennis to the second unit. Ennis was pretty ineffective through 26 minutes as a starter on Tuesday, and it's unlikely he'll be any better tonight as a reserve. Leave him on the wire.

James Ennis racked up 14 points, eight boards, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a tough road loss vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

Ennis logged 37 minutes and this was his most complete fantasy line of the season, thanks to the healthy supporting stats. Vince Carter was resting tonight and Memphis could make DNP-CDs a regular habit in their final five games, giving Ennis a potential end-of-season boost.
Apr 2 - 6:23 PM

James Ennis made another start on Friday, scoring nine points with seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Mavs.

That's two decent games as the starter with a 10-point, seven-board game coming on Wednesday. The Grizzlies may give him some extra run now that they've clinched their postseason spot, but Ennis' upside isn't the greatest until this situation becomes more concrete.
Apr 1 - 1:02 AM

James Ennis started in place of JaMychal Green (sore left shoulder) on Wednesday, finishing with seven points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

We've seen what Ennis can do as a starter, and it's not thrilling -- in 24 starts this season, he's averaged 8.5 points, 1.1 threes, 4.6 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.3 blocks and 1.3 assists. Green is just day-to-day with his shoulder injury, so there's no clear incentive to add Ennis in most situations.
Mar 30 - 12:43 AM

James Ennis will start Wednesday's game for the short-handed Grizzlies.

Ennis joins a starting lineup that includes Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Vince Carter and Brandan Wright. He's an interesting streaming play but isn't a great add in most situations with JaMychal Green (shoulder) day-to-day.
Mar 29 - 7:55 PM

James Ennis played 30 minutes on Sunday to finish with seven points, eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and zero turnovers.

Ennis hadn't logged this many minutes since Feb. 4, but Memphis was forced to go small early and often with Marc Gasol (foot) out against the run-and-gun Warriors. He's been a staple of the rotation with Chandler Parsons (knee surgery) likely done for the season, but has done nothing to merit fantasy owners' attention in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

James Ennis will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Bucks.

Ennis got the start on Saturday but didn't do much of anything, and he'll be replaced in the starting five by Tony Allen for tonight's game. Memphis will go with a starting lineup of Mike Conley, Allen, Vince Carter, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol for Monday's game, with Chandler Parsons (knee) on the sidelines.

James Ennis started alongside Chandler Parsons on Saturday vs. the Hawks, but flopped with five points in 18 minutes.

Coach David Fizdale said he kept Ennis in the starting five because he "aimed to get [Ennis] going again," but obviously it didn't work. He shot 2-of-7 from the field with three rebounds, two assists and one block, so fantasy owners can continue to ignore him despite his new role as the starter.
Mar 12 - 12:05 AM

James Ennis started for Chandler Parsons (rest) on Thursday and had three points in 18 minutes.

Vince Carter started the second half over Ennis and finished with four points in 24 minutes. And given how bad Parsons has been this season, none of these three are viable fantasy targets right now, regardless of who is starting or getting minutes.
Mar 9 - 10:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Wade Baldwin
4Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Troy Daniels
5Kobi Simmons
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Dillon Brooks
4Rade Zagorac
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis