So this is a four game slate with some significant injury news to guide the slate.
Brittany Griner is questionable (I think she is gonna play)
Elena Della Donne is questionable (I lean to she is not gonna play)
Danielle Robinson is questionable (I lean to she is out)
Kristi Toliver is out
So in the four game slate:
If Danielle Robinson is out that should be a big boost to Lindsay Allen, who I would imagine draws the start. She is inexpensive on both sites and a strong play. It also secures minutes for Tiffany Mitchell in the 30s. I would like her as well. Robinson being out is a big boost to McCowan in that Allen actually passes the ball unlike Robinson. The downside to McCowan is that both Lavendar and Breland are back lowering her upside.
I like the Sparks a lot against Indiana. The Sparks, coming off two tough matchups now get an easy one vs Indiana. Nneka Ogwumike’s price is down and I like her here. The Sparks, despite being awful, are close to the playoffs so I expect Fisher to play Nneka a lot here. Additionally, Brittany Sykes and Erica Wheeler should be in line for big minutes. Amanda Zahui minutes got to 22 minutes last slate which was positive to see and now she gets Indiana. Tera Cooper is going to be value du jour and she deserves it as she should get Tolivers run.
So if EDD is out in theory that is a boost to Washington players but they have an awful matchup vs the Sun who are just terrible to score fantasy points against. Plasaince is fine, so is Hines Allen. It’s hard to justify much else.
The Sun are only Jonquel Jones and Briona Jones to me. I lean Jonquel in this matchup.
Sylia Fowles scored a billion fantasy points last time out and now gets the best matchup possible versus New York. I am on the fade train here but really you can play her. Naphreesa Collier has clearly taken a step back to Fowles this year. I still like getting to Collier at a discount. Kayla McBride is too cheap on DK.
Sami Whitcomb has been upgraded to questionable and with NY desperate for wins I expect she plays. Natasha Howard is too cheap on FanDuel so I don’t mind getting to her there. Sabrina Ionescu appears to be rounding in to form but the matchup isn’t great. Laney’s price has discounted. She has been awful from the field lately but maybe that reverses itself (or maybe she is just awful).
I hope people don’t think Brittany Griner will play cause I want to have a lot of her. Brianna Turner is still too cheap on FanDuel. Since I think Griner will play I will have very little Taurasi, Diggins or Vaughn. But on the off chance Griner is out you should get to them.
So I have been on the fade Candace Parker train for awhile now and yes she ran hot last game. But I think she might be rounding into form. So the first time and forever I will play Parker. I also like Azura Stevens a lot. I think in a close game she might making a run at upwards of 30 minutes. Diamond DeShields is fine in GPPs as is Allie Quigley.
Stevens, Cooper, L Allen, DeShields, Zahuii,
J Jones>Griner>Fowles>Bonner>Diggins Smith
Fade of the slate: Fowles
GPP Plays I like:
Stevens, Zahuii, Parker, Quigley, Sykes, Wheeler, T Mitchell, Nneka, Griner