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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
Contract: view contract details

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James Ennis had his best game of the season on Monday vs. Houston, posting a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Ennis has done a good job holding off Dillon Brooks after his hot start with his second impressive game in a row. He logged 37 minutes on the night, shooting 4-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with one assist, one steal and three turnovers. Chandler Parsons is only getting a handful of minutes and isn't doing anything with them, so Ennis looks the top small forward option in Memphis until further notice. Oct 23 - 10:56 PM

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James Ennis didn't miss from the field on Saturday, going 6-of-6 for 13 points with four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Ennis also didn't turn the ball over in 25 minutes. He's taking advantage of the Grizzlies' lack of wing depth and hasn't missed a shot through two games, going 8-of-8 after shooting 18-of-29 in the preseason (62.1 percent), but low minutes and usage are working against him. Wayne Selden (quad) was also out tonight and there's no reason to target Ennis outside of very deep leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:22 PM

James Ennis started for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, chipping in five points, two assists and one rebound in 19 minutes.

Ennis knocked down both of his shot attempts, including a 3-pointer, but his paltry usage rate and low minutes are both issues. He's best left unowned outside of deep leagues.
Oct 19 - 1:56 AM

James Ennis and Andrew Harrison will be in the starting lineup for Memphis on Wednesday.

Ennis played very well through the preseason, securing his spot in the starting five, so it looks like the starting small forward position is his to lose. Harrison is more of a fill-in starter with Wayne Selden (quad) and Ben McLemore (foot) banged up, and while both these guys see a minor uptick in value as starter, neither one should be expected to command much fantasy value. Joining them in the starting five will be Mike Conley, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol.

James Ennis is expected to start at small forward this season.

Head coach David Fizdale announced on Sunday that Chandler Parsons will be coming off the bench, so it looks like Ennis will open the year as Memphis' starting three-man. That doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops, though, given that through 28 starts last season Ennis averaged just 8.5 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 3-pointer and 0.9 steals per contest.
Oct 15 - 3:12 PM

James Ennis had nine points and seven boards during Wednesday's exhibition, playing 23 minutes in a win vs. the 76ers.

Ben McLemore is rehabbing from a fractured foot and Tyreke Evans didn't travel for this game due to migraines, so there was extra of breathing room for Ennis and Wayne Selden (eight points, four boards, three assists). Both wing players started tonight, but there's not much to glean from this game for fantasy purposes.
Oct 4 - 9:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Kobi Simmons
SF1James Ennis
2Dillon Brooks
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Chandler Parsons
4Ivan Rabb
5Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis