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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/28
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 13:19

Connecticut got blown out by Minnesota in their last outing (82-68), so none of the Sun players put up noteworthy fantasy performances.  As a matter of fact, they were so bad that their prices were slashed for the upcoming matchup against Chicago.  Maybe this was a result of each player taking a big hit in their average fantasy points per game.  Maybe it’s part of a Memorial Day Weekend special.  Well, whatever the reason, the usual suspects all come at a discount in an up tempo matchup, against a team that is not as imposing on defense as Minnesota.  This makes the player analysis for the Sun pretty straightforward.  Try to put their performances against Minnesota in your rear view mirror and take advantage of their value by rostering two or three of them today.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/27
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 13:38

Chelsea Gray has been doing her fair share of scoring for Los Angeles with three double digit scoring performances to start the season. She averaged 5.9 "real life" points per game last season so I must admit that I'm a little surprised. While I expect Gray's numbers to take a hit when Odyssey Sims returns, it's worth noting that she's been putting up a fair number of shots each game (13, 10 and 11 FGA) and has been shooting well. As long as she keeps that up, her cash game floor will remain intact.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/26
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:01

 

THAD HOUSTON      

 

 

*UPDATE: Emma Meesseman will be participating in the EuroBasket Tournament so she will NOT be available tonight.  My Love for Tianna Hawkins is growing by the minute!

 

 


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/24
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:10

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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/23
Posted by Thad Houston on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09:53

Connecticut Sun

GUARDS:

Jasmine Thomas @ $5.0K (33.2 minutes per game - 17.90 fantasy points per game - 23.9% usage rate): Thomas missed the Sun's last game in order to attend her brother's wedding.  I fully expect her to return to the starting lineup today.  Thomas started 34 games for the Sun last season and would have averaged 25.17 fantasy points per game.

Courtney Williams @ $4.7K (31.4 minutes per game - 19.75 fantasy points per game - 25.6% usage rate): Williams started in place of Thomas against the Fever (15 fantasy points in 36 minutes), however she should return to her bench role against the Lynx.  She does have a significant role in the offense so be sure to keep her on your radar.                             


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/21
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 13:00

What's up family? We have another short 2 game slate for today's Sunday WNBA action.  Given the short slate, it's going to be "same-same" as far as introductions go.  Speaking of "same-same", our first game is a rematch of two teams that met two days ago. With the exception of some slight statistical adjustments, the analysis for the players involved in this game will remain relatively the same.  As I said last time, this looks like a great game to target.  Both teams rank near the top of the league in pace and near the bottom of the league in defensive rating.

Note: With just 2 games on the slate, there's no Cheat Sheet today. Be sure to check out the optimizer here.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/20
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 13:15

What's up gang? We have a short 2 game slate today but there are still a number of good fantasy options out there. There isn't much to add in terms of an introduction today so let's just get right to it. I'll be sure to post any updates to the article, with announcements on Twitter, as information is leaked...


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/19
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:53

The weekend is finally here, so you know what that means? We get a heavy dose of WNBA DFS.  Well, at least as heavy as it gets at the moment.  We had a split slate in the middle of the week to keep the WNBA degenerates preoccupied, but now it's time for a little more hearty action. On a side note, I never expected to use the term "WNBA degenerates" in a sentence, but here we are (if you're reading this you're likely one of them).

We're still faced with the same lineup/depth chart issues that plagued us last weekend.  In all likelihood, we'll have to make the most of it until the WNBA and FanDuel get on top of it. In the meantime, I highly recommend following each team on Twitter in order to get any starting lineups as soon as they come out. I reached out to a few beat writers in an attempt to get some of their thoughts, so I'll pass along any tidbits of information when I get them.

When doing your own research be sure to check out http://www.espn.com/womens-basketball/, http://www.wnba.com/ and http://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/years/2017.html.  They have lots of useful videos and other information that will help you get familiar with the various WNBA teams and players.  This will go a long way when checking out the Guru Elite write-up and cheat cheats. We're in the process of coming up with a Livestream and/or WNBA podcast schedule so be on the lookout for that soon. Rob Penn (@MLBModel on Twitter) has been putting in some serious work on the WNBA optimizer and it is just about ready to go. I'll be updating player minutes throughout the day so you'll want to refresh the optimizer as close to lineup lock as possible.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 5/17
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 16:55

What's up y'all? Well, the inaugural weekend of WNBA DFS has come and gone. Despite a few initial hiccups, I'm willing to say with confidence that it was a very successful launch. Saturday certainly turned into an exercise in anger management, however, Sunday went much more smoothly. I anticipate that most of us will have an experience similar to Sunday, as opposed to the experience many of us had on Saturday. I also anticipate that we'll have to endure a few more hiccups along the way if we want to see WNBA DFS thrive.

I can assure you that the WNBA and FanDuel would like nothing better than to see WNBA DFS take off and as daily fantasy players we should feel the same way. A successful daily fantasy sport benefits ALL of us , whether or not we understand, enjoy or even play the sport in daily fantasy. In order to do our part, we need to express interest by filling up games once they're posted and provide constructive criticism to both the WNBA and FanDuel. In addition to constructive criticism, pointing out things that we actually like would go a long way as well. As the saying goes, "You get more flies with honey than with vinegar."


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