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James Ennis | Guard/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 (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.
Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Jan 18 - 12:10 AM

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James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 17 - 7:08 PM

James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin.
Jan 16 - 6:03 PM

James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point.
Jan 15 - 8:45 PM

James Ennis finished with 14 points off the bench while posting a team-best plus-12 rating across 28 minutes in Saturday's win against the Clippers.

Ennis was a very efficient 6-of-8 from the field while hitting 1-of-2 from behind the 3-point line. He also chipped in with two rebounds, an assist and just two turnovers, as he saw a few more minutes with Chandler Parsons not doing very much in his 25 minutes. Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff rode the hot hand, and that hand belonged to Ennis. Despite the solid numbers he remains nothing more than a low-end option in deeper fantasy play.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:06:00 AM

James Ennis played 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four boards, one assist and one steal.

Tyreke Evans (sore right hip) was out of commission tonight, so Memphis turned to a platoon of players including Ennis, Andrew Harrison (30 minutes), Ben McLemore (23 minutes) and Mario Chalmers (22 minutes). Ennis has been efficient lately, with minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage is simply too low (12.2 percent) to help typical fantasy owners.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 11:34:00 PM

James Ennis had 15 points, five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday.

Ennis played 23 minutes, his highest total in nearly two weeks. We're not too excited about his prospects under interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff, but there could be some short-team value based on injuries -- the Grizzlies won't have Mike Conley (Achilles) for 2-3 weeks, Wayne Selden Jr. (quad) for at least two weeks, and they have various short-term issues with Brandan Wright (groin), Chandler Parsons (knee) and Mario Chalmers (ankle).
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 01:59:00 AM

James Ennis will move to the bench against the Rockets on Saturday.

His minutes were starting to trend down with only 17 in the last game. Ennis is a drop candidate and probably won't have much value while Tyreke Evans and Chandler Parsons are healthy.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:40:00 PM

James Ennis scored 13 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He's really locked in to his playing time and has scored in double-digits figures for three straight games. Ennis is rarely going to "wow" you on stat lines, but he has a clear role as a player to hold in deeper leagues.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 06:48:00 PM

James Ennis scored two points with five rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

With Tyreke Evans looking better and Chandler Parsons improving, it may be tough to count on Ennis despite how he starts.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 11:41:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 10:56:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:22:00 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.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 01:56:00 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.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 02:34:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Ben McLemore
3Wayne Selden
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Dillon Brooks
2James Ennis
PF1JaMychal Green
2Chandler Parsons
3Jarell Martin
4Vince Hunter
5Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis