WNBA Breakdown: 6/1/17-6/2/17

Slate News:

  • Honestly the Pho/Chi game could be a blowout.
  • Expect Griner to do her thing.
  • Dal/Ny should be a good game, both Diggins and Charles had early season struggles and it looks like they’re both back on track.

Studs:

Brittney Griner, Pho $8,900 – Griner is the highest priced player on the slate and I believe the highest priced player so far this year. But, honestly she deserves it. She’s been getting it done offensively with 20.2p and 7.4r along with 3.8b on defense. Griner’s last game was cut short due to a blowout where she only got 23 minutes. At Griner’s price she’s expected to score 45 fps which she’s done in 3/5 games so far this year. The only question is does the game stay close enough where Griner can do damage for the whole game. I expect Griner to score 40-45 fps with ease.

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dal $7,300 – Diggins is has been one of the lone guards I’ve been willing to pay up for this year because her price has been fair and she’s been producing. Her last two games have been blowouts so she hasn’t played her normal minutes, but I’m looking for that to change against Ny. She’s in a good spot because Ny’s guard situation has been changing all year long. Ny will now be on their 3rd starting Pg because Boyd went down with an injury and Prince has left for Euros. Diggins should be able to take advantage of this and have a big game, I expect her to score 32-37 fps.

Mid Tier:

Leilani Mitchell, Pho $5,400 – Mitchell has been one of the best WNBA players off the bench this year. In her last two games she’s scored 32+ fps She’s averaging a career high in points (12.6) and in her last 4 games hasn’t played less than 17 minutes or had less than 21.9 fps. She’s been out playing the starter Robinson and brings a different approach off the bench. I’m expecting 21-26 fps from her.

Jessica Breland, Chi $4,800 – I think Breland is in a good spot because outside of Griner Pho fails to rebound well. Breland is a threat for a double-double every night and even though she comes off the bench she’s been getting 28 minutes a game. Based on Breland’s price she needs to hit 24 fps to hit value and I expect her to score 20-25 fps.

Value:

Shavonte Zellous, Ny $3,000 – If last game was of any indication how Zellous will be used without Prince were in for a real treat tonight. She played 34 minutes, scored 4p, grabbed 7r and dished out 5a which was good for 22 fps. Prince has now left for Euros which should slide Zellous into the starting role. If that’s the case she’s min priced and could have a huge game. If she starts will be one of my favorite plays on the slate!. I’m looking for 17-23 fps from her.

Kayla Thorton, Dal $3,200 – Thorton was a pleasant surprise in her last game when she went off for 12p and 7r in 20 minutes of playing time. Thorton is a great rebounder and if she get’s 20 minutes of playing time off the bench she could have a similar game. I’m expect 12-17 fps from her.

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