Ellis will start at shooting guard for Sunday's game against the 76ers. Coach Nate McMillan said he was hoping to play a little faster Sunday, which was his reasoning for inserting Ellis into the top unit. C.J. Miles will head to the bench in the corresponding move and could see a slight down tick in minutes. In 23 previous starts this season, Ellis has averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists across 31.2 minutes.
Ellis recorded 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal over 31 minutes in Friday's 125-117 loss to the Nuggets. With both C.J, Miles and Jeff Teague in foul trouble, Ellis toiled in the backcourt for most of the game, and settled into shooting guard for good when Miles fouled out. This stat line is largely an aberration for Ellis, who only has fantasy value when an injury occurs. He's only a reasonable add in the deepest of formats.
Ellis finished with 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt) with three assists and just one turnover over 22 minutes in Wednesday's 115-98 win against the Pistons. After a stinker Sunday in Atlanta he has bounced back with 12.0 points and 3.0 assists over his past two outings. He is still averaging just 8.5 points per game, his lowest total since 2005-06 when he was a rookie in Golden State. As such he remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Ellis finished with three points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 22 minutes during Sunday's 97-96 win over the Hawks. Ellis struggled badly on offense, and this is the third straight contest in which he has attempted less than 10 shots while committing at least three turnovers. He has mostly fallen off the map outside of deeper leagues, as his poor outside shooting has made it difficult for Pacers' coach Nate McMillan to play him alongside Paul George and Jeff Teague. If there's one benefit to Ellis coming off the bench, it's that he gets to operate with the ball in his hands more often. Nevertheless, Ellis is averaging less minutes, points, field-goal attempts, free-throw attempts, and steals than he has since he was a rookie back in 2005-06.
Ellis finished with 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with eight assists and seven rebounds over 32 minutes in Monday's 117-108 victory against the Rockets. The good news is that Ellis flirted with a triple-double. The bad news is that he turned it over six times, accounting for 28.6 percent (6-of-21) of the team's total miscues. He is averaging 12.0 points and 5.2 assists over his past nine outings despite coming off the bench. Ellis is a solid depth option for fantasy owners in need of points and assists in rotisserie formats.
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