The huge news that effects the whole slate is Diana Taurasi is questionable. If she plays it brings Kimborough off the board and is a serious downgrade to Diggins-Smith.
Griner for the most part is unaffected by the news and will be a strong play either way
Taurasi would become a great GPP in such a scenario if she plays
If she is out Kimborough is a strong play on FD but fadeable on DK
Satu is out, Jefferson is out
Samuelson minutes are trending up, as our Tyesha Harris I prefer Samuelson. Pay attention to the starting lineup.
Harrison and Thorton should see increase in minutes but Thorton only played 9 last time with Satu out
I really like Alarie in GPPs today, she also could benefit from Satu being out
Arike might be the best guard play on the slate
One note Phoenix is one of the slowest teams in the league don’t go crazy with Dallas
Bonner was shutdown last time Seattle played Conn. I would expect something similar Clark is a great defender.
Alyssa Thomas had a strong game, I am just off players against Seattle though
Kaira Charles and Bria Holmes splint minutes and Briann January may see an increase soon. So a fade of this situation is ideal
Love Stewart Forward sucks today maybe just lock her in for 40 fantasy points
With Bird back do not love any Seattle Guards.
Howard seems to be rounding into a shape and strong game is incoming she is fine in GPPs
To me this is the best game on the slate
Vandersloot price has been reduced to a playable level. This is the first slate you can play her in GPPs
Quigley and Copper both strong plays, Copper particularly on FD
Love Stevens and Parker here
If you are dumpster diving Ruthy Hebard makes some sense as her minutes have been increasing recently
Courtney Williams price on FD is way too cheap, on DK she is fadeable. I probably prefer Arike or Vandersloot over there
Blake Dietrich just plays a ton of minutes she is a strong play
Laney sucks but if you think she doesn’t you can play her
As for the forwards nobody is getting more than 25 minutes. It’s tough to trust anybody Kalani Brown actually got some rotation minutes and got 12 if you are dumpster diving she makes some sense
Stewie>Griner>Diggins (if Taurasi out)>Arike>Bonner>Vandersloot>A Thomas
Lock of the slate: Stewie (kinda of a cop out) so I will go Azura Stevens
Fade of the Slate: A Thomas
Value Plays: Dietrich, Samuelson, Brown, Ezi, Kimborough (if Taurasi out), Hebard
GPP plays I like: Samuelson, Brown, Harrison, Parker, Stevens, Dolson, Copper, G Willaims, Hebard