So we have a two game slate that comes down to whether Brittany Griner plays or not. You can make teams now but the Griner news shapes the whole slate.
If Griner is in…
She becomes one of the top plays on the slate.
If Griner is out….
Taurasi, Skylar Diggins get massive bumps. Kia Vaughn becomes the value play du jour. Also Kia Nurse becomes intriguing, especially on FanDuel
One thing to note is that Diamond DeShields has apparently played her way out of Chicago’s rotation much to Walter Waddell’s sadness. Allie Quigley and Kaleigh Copper have overtaken her. Copper is still reasonably priced. Azura got 24 minutes last game and under performed.
Sabrina Ionescu peaked at 35 minutes last game. Now the question is “Is Ionsecu actually good” and the answer to that question is I don’t know. She has been struggling a lot recently, but nothing about the matchup with Phoenix scares me. I am also a big fan of Laney here as well. Without Whicomb there are not a lot of Liberty players for offense. Natasha Howard and Rebecca Allen will get all the minutes they can handle. Didi Richards was hyper efficient in her minutes last game but the minutes are real. She is a fine value play
You can play Lloyd here if you have the money and think she will be under owned. Breanna Stewart is the best play on the slate as always. Sue Bird is in play on this slate. I prefer Mercedes Russel over Ezi. Katie Lou Samuelson is the type of GPP play that can win these sort of slates. She got up to 27 minutes last game.
Vaughn A Smith (if Griner is out), Didi Richards, Azura Stevens, Mercedes Russell, Kia Nurse
GPP Plays I Like:
Katie Lou, Sabrina, Laney, R Allen, Griner if she plays
Fade of the slate: Vandersloot and Parker