WNBA Breakdown 5/25/17-5/26/17

This article is for the WNBA Thur-Fri slate. FD did us a favor by combining the Thursday and Friday games together for a nice 4 game slate. The 2 game slates can be tricky because if one player doesn’t show up your line is most likely done. But, for a 4 game slate it will be better with a lineup differences. Remember the lock time for this slate is 12pm.

Studs:

Sylvia Fowles, Min $9,000 – Fowles is the most expensive player on the slate and rightfully so, at this price she would have hit value 3/4 games. I called her my favorite player on the slate in my last article and she had her best game of the year. In her last game against Con she posted 21p, 13r, 4a, 5b and 3s. She truly filled up the stat sheet for 54.6 fps. I expect her to be very high owned, but that won’t stop me from her rostering her. Even with Connecticut’s length she is still dominating and I don’t see that changing. I’m looking for 40-45 fps from her.

Tina Charles, Ny $8,000 – Charles finally returned to career form. In my last article I said she would be a great gpp play and she went off.  She scored 22p and 11r that was good for 39.7 fps. I expect this to carry over in this game against Sea. As I said in my last article she gets up a lot of shots every night and if those shots fall she’s a double-double threat every night. Her price went up a bit, but I still like her in this spot. I’m expecting 35-40 fps from her.

Elena Delle Donne, Was $7,700 – Let’s be honest I think everyone expected more out of EDD this year, but let’s not forget this is a new team for her and she’s still getting adjusted. She finally had a good game, which just so happened to be against her former team the Chicago Sky. Good news is they are playing a back-to-back so she’ll get them again on this slate at the same price. I expect her to have another big game, but one thing to mention is Emma Meesseman will no longer be with the team because she’s going to play in the Euro Baskets. It’ll be interesting to see how EDD reacts to that. It’s another shot to face her old team so I expect her to show out again, I’m looking for 35-40 fps from her.

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dal $6,500 – Diggins looks to be back into her All-star form after a rough start to the year and 2 years removed from acl surgery. At $6,500 I think she’s at a bargain price, in her last game she scored 22p, had 5r and dished out 8a for 39 fps. Look for Diggins to be in attack mode against Sa. It should be a good game where she has 28-33 fps.

Mid Tier:

Morgan Tuck, Con $6,200 – Tuck had a great game against Min last time out where she shot the ball 17 times. While on making 5 of those shots she was able to record 12p and 10r that was good for 32.5 fps. Her price went up, but I still like her in this spot because the Suns play Min very well. Her 17 shots show she’s a primary option in the offense and if she can get a couple more of those to fall she’s in for a big night. I’m looking for 27-32 fps from her.

Sue Bird, Sea $6,000– Another great player in a great position because of her favorable price. In her last game out she scored 9p and dished out 10a. Sea has a lot of weapons at their disposal and if Bird is able to use that to her advantage she should be sitting at value at the end of the night. Also Ny is bottom of the league at defending opposing guards which plays right into Birds hand. I’m looking for 25-30 fps from her.

Epiphanny Prince, Ny $5,200 – After I was fooled into playing Hartley last time out I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen again here. Prince stepped into the starting role and went off for 26.2 fps. Sea gives up a lot of points and Prince who scored 24 last game should be able to take advantage of that. I’m looking for 22-27 fps from her.

Alyssa Thomas, Con $5,000 – Thomas is one of my favorite plays for the night because she makes a lot of my line ups work. She’s at a perfect price and starting where she played 31 minutes in her last game. She filled the stat sheet with 8p, 6r and 6a which was good for 24.2 fps. I expect another close game between these two teams where Thomas will score 21-26 fps.

Value:

Isabelle Harrison, Sa $4,200 – Harrison is another starter that is priced pretty low imo.  She played 29 mins last game an recorded 16p. Harrison’s biggest issue is staying out of foul trouble and if she can do that she should be around value with ease. I’m looking for 17-22 fps from her.

Allie Quigley, Chi $3,100 – Please tell me how this makes sense…. Quigley starts and played in 31 minutes last game, but is somehow only priced at $3,100. She’s one of my favorite plays on the slate because she be around value and allow for salary relief. In her last game against Was she recorded 22.4 fps and if she can do the same thing again I will be extremely happy. I’m looking for 15-20 fps from her.

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