WNBA Breakdown: 5/31/17

I have to start off the article saying how disappointed I am in the refs for single handedly taking Tina Charles out of the game yesterday. She was cruising in the first half where LA couldn’t stop her and then she picked up a phantom 3rd foul late in the second quarter. She finished the 1st half with 19 fps which I was happy with, but it could have been better without the 3rd foul that forced her to the bench. She then picked up her 4th foul early in the 3rd quarter and that’s when Candace Parker took over. From that point in the game LA took control. Parker ended up out scoring Charles by 19 fps which made all the difference in my lineup as I just missed the sash line by a couple of points. But, oh well I was on the right track and I realize I can’t control the refs. End Rant. Onto tomorrow.

Slate News:

  • San Antonio is winless and I don’t expect this game to be the one to that changes that. Atlanta’s guard play is too strong.
  • Remember Delle Donne’s last two games were against her former team and a favorable matchup. Today she will be less motivated and have lengthy defender’s chasing her around.
  • I believe Connecticut has a huge advantage in the paint

Studs:

Layshia Clarendon, Atl $7,200 – Clarendon’s last 3 games she’s hit 32,34 and 33 fps. Her price suggests she needs 36 fps to hit value and she will be right around there.  She’s had 12, 9 and 7 assists in those games to go along with 9, 17 and 18 points. Atlanta’s guard play is really what carries this team and their matchup is a favorable one. I’m looking for 30-35 from her.

Jonquel Jones, Con $6,900 – After her huge 23p and 21r Jones’ price went up $100. So needless to say her ownership % will be 80+, but she’s in a great spot against Washington who has a poor front court. To top it off one of their front court players Emma Meeseman just  left for Eurobaskets and will be gone for a month or so. This will help Jones dominate in the paint even more.. I expect her to score 35-40 fps.

Mid Tier:

Bria Holmes, Atl $5,200 – Holmes isn’t the top option at guard for Atlanta, but the amount of minutes she plays makes for great opportunity. She hasn’t played under 31 minutes in 4 games to start the year and also has scored double digits in every game as well. At $5,200 she’s in a good value spot against a San Antonio squad still trying to figure out their rotations. I expect her to score 21-26 fps.

Alyssa Thomas, Con $5,100 – Thomas is another player I predicted to have a big game 2 articles ago and she did just that. She posted 17p 10r and 5a which was good for 41.5 fps. She hit 10x value for me and as my brother Johnny from Fan Forecast would say she was “Criminal Ownership” as she was only 15% owned. Her price has risen $1,000 but she’s still in a great spot against the weak Washington frontcourt, I’m looking for 22-27 fps from her.

Value:

Krystal Thomas, Was $3,300 – I’ve dogged Washington’s front court a couple times in this article and now I’m going to recommend someone from it. Thomas is Meesseman’s replacement and should get plenty of minutes going against Jones. In her last game she scored 4p and grabbed 10r which was good for 16.5 fps. I expect her to get a few more minutes in this game and to score 12-17 fps.

Fade of the Day:

Elena Delle Donne, Was $8,200 – EDD hasn’t scored over 37 fps and at her price she would need to hit 41 to hit value. Con has a bunch of long players to throw at her which should make it hard for her to score. Also all she really does is score so if they take that away she will be ineffective and not come close to 41 fps.

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