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James Ennis | Forward | #8

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: Long Beach State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (20) / ATL
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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. Mar 13 - 6:48 PM

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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

James Ennis is starting for Chandler Parsons (rest, knee) against the Clippers on Thursday.

Coach David Fizdale is basically swapping in Ennis for his starting lineup from Monday. Mike Conley, Andrew Harrison, Ennis, Brandan Wright and Marc Gasol will be starting. Ennis doesn't have much value even as a starter. Vince Carter may be the most intriguing guy.
Mar 9 - 6:42 PM

James Ennis scored four points with two steals in 15 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

It'll be interesting to see how Ennis fits in after the break, but you can rest assured Chandler Parsons will be resting at some point even with time off. Ennis will have some value in deep leagues as a fill-in guy, but that's about it.
Feb 15 - 11:03 PM

James Ennis will come off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday with Tony Allen back in action.

Allen was rested on Monday, gifting Ennis a fill-in start, and his return to the second unit was preordained. He's not an option in the vast majority of leagues.
Feb 15 - 7:54 PM

James Ennis scored 10 points during his start with one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes in a 122-107 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

That's right on par with his averages as a starter, posting 9.1 points, 5.1 boards and 1.0 steals in his previous 20 starts. He'll be moving to the bench in the next game with Chandler Parsons likely to return from rest.
Feb 11 - 12:01 AM

James Ennis is starting for a resting Chandler Parsons against the Warriors on Friday.

This is par for the course and Ennis just started on Saturday. He actually did well with 13 points, but Marc Gasol wasn't out there for that game. Ennis is only a deep stream today.
Feb 10 - 7:48 PM

James Ennis started in place of Chandler Parsons (rest) on Saturday vs. the Wolves, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

He hit all three of his triples and added six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes. This was his best chance to produce with the Grizzlies resting three starters, but his upside isn't the greatest. If the Grizzlies ramp up Parsons' workload after the All-Star break, that will hurt Ennis the most. He's a deep-league option at best when the Grizzlies are healthy, but he will be a DFS punt option the next time the Grizzlies rest several starters.
Feb 4 - 11:46 PM

James Ennis is starting for Chandler Parsons against the Wolves on Saturday.

This was coming from a mile away with Parsons not playing on back-to-backs yet. Ennis should have his best chance in the starting lineup with three starters resting today. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 4 - 8:58 PM

James Ennis returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Suns, scoring seven points on 2-of-3 shooting in 26 minutes, adding three boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Ennis is the starter when Chandler Parsons sits out to rest, but the Grizzlies had everyone healthy tonight. The Grizzlies do have another back-to-back set on Friday vs. the Thunder and Saturday vs. the Wolves, so another start could be in Ennis' near future. He's a deep-league asset at best.
Jan 31 - 1:38 AM

James Ennis started on Saturday vs. the Jazz and scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in 23 minutes.

Chandler Parsons was rested tonight, but Vince Carter played 29 scoreless minutes off the bench because Ennis picked up five fouls. He added four boards, one assist and one triple, but he will return to the bench on Sunday vs. the Suns and can be left on the wire.
Jan 29 - 12:50 AM

James Ennis is starting in place of the resting Chandler Parsons on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

Ennis is no stranger to the starting lineup because Parsons is rested so often. In 18 starts this season, Ennis has posted averages of 8.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 3-pointers. He's a low-end streaming option.
Jan 28 - 8:34 PM

James Ennis made a fill-in start for Chandler Parsons (left knee) on Wednesday and picked up six points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes.

Ennis is no stranger to the starting lineup, and in 17 previous starts he averaged 9.1 points, 1.0 threes, 5.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. If those numbers appeal to you, give him a look -- there are no guarantees that Parsons will return in a timely fashion.
Jan 26 - 12:12 AM

James Ennis and Zach Randolph will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Raptors with both Chandler Parsons (knee) and JaMychal Green (knee) unavailable.

Joining Ennis and Randolph in the starting unit will be Mike Conley, Tony Allen and Marc Gasol. Ennis could be looking at more minutes than usual tonight with Memphis banged up, but minutes don't always translate to production for him. Through 17 starts, he owns averages of 9.1 points, 5.1 boards and not much else on 46.4 percent shooting.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Wayne Selden
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Brandan Wright
2JaMychal Green
3Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph