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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/20
Posted by Thad Houston on Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:55

Chicago Sky

  • Pace: 80.7 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 98.4 (ranked #11 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 103.6 (ranked #8 of 12)

GUARDS:

Cappie Pondexter @ $4.7K on FD/$6.0K on DK remains in the league’s concussion protocol and has missed Chicago’s last five games. She's currently listed as probable, but be sure to stay posted for any updates. You can consider her a GPP option if she plays. Look for each remaining guard option to receive a boost if she is unable to suit up.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/19
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:56

Connecticut Sun

  • Pace: 80.0 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 108.1 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 103.7 (ranked #7 of 12)

GUARDS:

Jasmine Thomas @ $6.3K on FD/$9.1K on DK (30.5 minutes per game – 26.6 fantasy points per game – 23.0% usage rate): the 23.0 fantasy points Thomas had against San Antonio would have received a boost if she had been able to snag a few rebounds. No worries. This was the only performance of the season in which she failed to do this so I’m not worried. She rarely has a poor outing and when she does she usually bounces back right away.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/18
Posted by Thad Houston on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 08:31

San Antonio Stars Pace: 78.0 (ranked #9 of 12) Offensive Rating: 93.4 (ranked #12 of 12) Defensive Rating: 105.1 (ranked #10 of 12) GUARDS: Kayla McBride @ $5.8K on FD/$9.2K on DK (33.5 minutes per game/ 25.1 fantasy points per game/ 22.3% usage rate): McBride injured her left ankle against Connecticut and her status against Atlanta is in question. This situation is one to keep an eye on. If she’s cleared well ahead of tipoff I’m willing to consider her in both cash games and tournaments.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/17
Posted by Thad Houston on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 16:30

What’s up y’all? Here are some initial thoughts on tonight’s slate.

For starters, it’s a pretty crappy one. We all know who we want to target at the forward position so expect them to be heavily owned in all formats. I know they’re usually heavily owned but I mean even more so than normal. To set yourself apart from other teams at forward, you have to dip down a bit and look at options that will make you a bit less comfortable. The good thing is the fact that everyone is stuck in a similar situation. I’m going with Hamby and Lyttle as might cheap forwards but I’m not happy about it.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/16
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:40

Washington Mystics 

  • Pace: 78.1 (ranked #8 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 106.8 (ranked #4 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 101.9 (ranked #6 of 12)

GUARDS:

Tayler Hill suffered a knee injury against Indiana. It looked bad. Really, really bad. I’m awaiting an update with regards to her injury status, but for now everyone in the Mystics backcourt receives a boost. Ivory Latta @ $3.4K on FD/$3.8K on DK and Natasha Cloud @ $3.1K on FD/$3.0K on DK should make excellent value plays.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/15
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 16:55

Atlanta Dream

  • Pace: 80.8 (ranked #1 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 94.8 (ranked #10 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 99.7 (ranked #2 of 12)

GUARDS:

Tiffany Hayes @ $6.3K on FD/$7.9K on DK (31.2 minutes per game – 27.0 fantasy points per game – 23.0% usage rate): Hayes saw a dip in her fantasy production against Phoenix with 19.1 fantasy points in 31 minutes. That was the first time she’s been below 20 fantasy points in a game in the last eight games so I’m not worried. Clarendon and Sykes are getting more attention than she is right now so I expect her to be the lower owned option of the three. Feel free to use that to your advantage on both sites.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/14
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, July 14, 2017 - 16:55

Washington Mystics  

  • Pace: 78.1 (ranked #8 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 106.8 (ranked #4 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 101.9 (ranked #6 of 12)

GUARDS:

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt @ $4.3K on FD/$6.0K on DK (23.2 minutes per game – 20.3 fantasy points per game – 20.6% usage rate): Ruffin-Pratt has seen her minutes stabilize lately (getting approximately 25 to 26 minutes of playing time in five of the last seven games). I would prefer some stability in her fantasy production, but at least this is a good start. She followed up a 12.3 fantasy point outing against Phoenix with 24.2 fantasy points against Connecticut. She’s a tournament play until her production becomes as consistent as her playing time.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/13
Posted by Thad Houston on Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 17:57

Connecticut Sun

  • Pace: 80.1 (ranked #4 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 108.5 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 102.0 (ranked #7 of 12)

GUARDS:

Jasmine Thomas @ $6.5K on FD/$9.5K on DK (30.8 minutes per game – 26.4 fantasy points per game – 23.0% usage rate): Thomas couldn’t quite match the season-high 29-point (45.8 fantasy point) outing she had against Seattle the last time these teams met, however, she did make up for it with 15 points, three rebounds, six assists and six steals (32.6 fantasy points). I’m even willing to overlook the five turnovers she had, if it doesn’t become a habit. There aren’t very many players that demonstrate her level of consistency and upside at the guard position.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/12
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 07:48

San Antonio Stars Pace: 78.1 (ranked #8 of 12) Offensive Rating: 92.4 (ranked #12 of 12) Defensive Rating: 104.8 (ranked #8 of 12) GUARDS: Kayla McBride @ $5.3K on FD/$8.0K on DK (33.2 minutes per game/ 24.2 fantasy points per game/ 22.3% usage rate):  McBride stepped up her scoring with Jefferson out of the lineup and produced 22 points (27.8 fantasy points) in 35 minutes. This was her second-best scoring effort of the season and seventh consecutive games with double-digit points. Expect San Antonio to lean on her heavily if Jefferson misses this matchup.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/9
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:41

 

THAD HOUSTON      

 

Dallas Wings


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