Ennis totaled 22 points (8-12 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block over 31 minutes Wednesday in the win over the Bulls. This marks the first time since Nov. 29, 2019 that Ennis has hit the 20-point plateau. His outburst was a much welcome sight for both his fantasy managers and the Magic, as he'd totaled just 32 points in his previous four games combined. Since the trade deadline, Ennis is averaging 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 30.6 minutes per game.
Ennis provided 14 points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, four assists and a steal across 33 minutes in Friday's 111-106 loss to the Pacers. Ennis was the only Magic starter to score in double figures, and he achieved that despite recording only six shot attempts. The seventh-year veteran has been a bright spot during Orlando's roster overhaul, and he's hung on to a starting role despite recent acquisitions at the trade deadline. The return of Terrence Ross is of some concern for Ennis managers, as he's played exceedingly well after an extended absence. For now, it appears that Ennis will retain his spot in the starting five, but concerned parties should keep an eye on Ross.
Ennis has played more than 35 minutes in each of the Magic's last three games, averaging 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.7 three-pointers over that stretch on 60.0/87.5/71.4 percent shooting splits from the field, free-throw line and three-point range, respectively. Ennis has served as a starter on the wing for most of his year-plus stint with the Magic, but his typically low usage rate has largely kept him off the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues. However, in light of the Magic's recent roster overhaul leading up to the trade deadline in addition to the team's growing injury list, Ennis has stepped into a larger role out of necessity. Ennis' counting-stats production over the last three games would make him worthy of rostering in 12-team leagues, but the inflated shooting percentages from the field and distance suggest that a fair amount of regression in the points and three-pointers categories may be coming. Even if Ennis is able to maintain his scorching-hot shooting to some extent, the eventual returns of Cole Anthony (ribs), Michael Carter-Williams (illness), Gary Harris (thigh) and Otto Porter (foot) will likely cost him some minutes and/or usage.
Ennis finished Thursday's 115-110 overtime win over New Orleans with 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and four steals over 38 minutes. Ennis led all Magic players in minutes in the victory and finished with a season-high four steals. The theft total is likely an aberration given that the veteran hadn't notched a single steal in his past four contests covering 118 minutes. Though Ennis has started four straight games for Orlando, his skillset doesn't hold much appeal in most fantasy leagues.
Ennis recorded 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 36 minutes in Friday's loss against the Trail Blazers. The Magic were shorthanded following several trades before Thursday's deadline, and Ennis took advantage of the starting role and finished as one of the Magic's top performers. Ennis is likely to head back to the bench once Orlando can play everyone they acquired earlier this week. Regardless of the role he holds from now on, Ennis is not likely to play a big role in most fantasy formats due to his own inconsistencies in scoring the rock. He has scored in double digits in just three of his previous eight appearances.
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