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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/16
Posted by Thad Houston on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 15:13

What’s up y’all? Just a heads up to let you know that I’ll be on the road for the rest of the week, so I’ll try to keep the next several writeups short and sweet. That may be something you like moving forward so let me know what you think. I won’t be available to hit the chat room or Twitter with much frequency, but I’ll do my best. LA Sparks Pace: 77.9 (ranked #11 of 12) Offensive Rating: 106.2 (ranked #3 of 12) Defensive Rating: 98.7 (ranked #2 of 12) Vegas: LA -6, o/u 158.5


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/15
Posted by Thad Houston on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:24

Connecticut Sun

  • Pace: 80.9 (ranked #2 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 107.8 (ranked #1 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 101.0 (ranked #5 of 12)
  • Vegas: CON -3.0, over/under 166.0

GUARDS:

Jasmine Thomas @ $5.6K on FD/$8.6K on DK (28.4 minutes per game – 25.3 fantasy points per game – 23.6% usage rate): Thomas suffered an ankle injury against Phoenix and was forced to miss Connecticut's matchup against Seattle. She returned to the lineup against Dallas and played 14 minutes off the bench (6.7 fantasy points). I expect her to rejoin the starting five against Atlanta. Her minutes took a bit of a hit, even before her injury, as she hasn't seen 30 minutes of playing time for seven consecutive games. She splashed 37.2 fantasy point upside during that time (again Chicago), so she remains a viable target in all formats.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/12
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 16:55

Dallas Wings

  • Pace: 81.1 (ranked #1 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 103.2 (ranked #5 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 107.7 (ranked #12 of 12)
  • Vegas: DAL -3.0, over/under 171.5

GUARDS:

Skylar Diggins-Smith @ $7.3K on FD/$11.1K on DK (33.5 minutes per game – 32.0 fantasy points per game – 23.5% usage rate): Diggins-Smith is an elite guard, even though she hasn’t put up eye-popping numbers in her last two games (26.5 and 29.5 fantasy points). No worries. She’s one of the most talented players in the league so continue to target her in all formats.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/11
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, August 11, 2017 - 16:55

New York Liberty

  • Pace: 78.8 (ranked #7 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 100.6 (ranked #8 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 99.3 (ranked #2 of 12)
  • Vegas: ATL -2, over/under 159.5

GUARDS:

Shavonte Zellous @ $4.6K on FD/$7.1K on DK (29.8 minutes per game – 21.2 fantasy points per game – 19.4% usage rate): Zellous score 29.6 fantasy points against Indiana (in 33 minutes) and has put up over 20 fantasy points in the three out of her last five outings. She scored in double figures four out of her last five contests and looks to be the New York guard to target in an otherwise crowded backcourt.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/10
Posted by Thad Houston on Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 16:55

San Antonio Stars

  • Pace: 77.9 (ranked #10-T of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 95.4 (ranked #12 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 105.5 (ranked #10 of 12)
  • Vegas: CHI -7.0, over/under 160.0

GUARDS:

Kayla McBride @ $5.5K on FD/$8.5K on DK (32.8 minutes per game – 25.2 fantasy points per game – 23.0% usage rate): McBride continues to be the most consistent scoring threat for San Antonio, with 17 points against Seattle (33 minutes). A combination of turnovers and lack of production throughout the remainder of the stat sheet led to 19.1 fantasy points. Her consistent scoring gives her a stable floor. She scored 41.2 fantasy points against New York three games ago so we know she has the upside. Continue to target her in all formats.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/8
Posted by Thad Houston on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:54

Indiana Fever Pace: 77.9 (ranked #11-T of 12) Offensive Rating: 98.6 (ranked #10 of 12) Defensive Rating: 106.9 (ranked #11 of 12) Vegas: NY -9.0, over/under 158.0 GUARDS: Tiffany Mitchell @ $4.5K on FD/ $5.9K on DK (25.1 minutes/17.8 fantasy points/22.1% usage rate): Mitchell has received over 30 minutes of playing time in her last two contests (30 and 32 minutes) and has scored over 20 fantasy points in four out of the last six games. She represents the best choice of what is an otherwise unattractive group of fantasy options in the Indiana backcourt.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/6
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 16:55

Phoenix Mercury

  • Pace: 79.2 (ranked #6 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 102.3 (ranked #7 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 101.2 (ranked #5 of 12)
  • Vegas: WAS -3.5, over/under 159.5

GUARDS:

Diana Taurasi @ $7.3K on FD/$9.9K on DK (28.9 minutes per game – 26.3 fantasy points – 28.0% usage rate): Taurasi returned to “beast mode” in a competitive matchup against Connecticut, scoring 33 points (36.7 fantasy points) in 30 minutes. Today’s game against Washington should be another close contest so I’m expecting her to have another excellent outing. She’ll be a core member of my cash game and tournament lineups.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/5
Posted by Thad Houston on Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 16:55

Atlanta Dream

  • Pace: 81.2 (ranked #1 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 99.0(ranked #9 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 99.9 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Vegas: EV, over/under 165.5

GUARDS:

Tiffany Hayes @ $7.2K on FD/$10.1K on DK (31.6 minutes per game – 27.0 fantasy points per game – 23.0% usage rate): Hayes had a disappointing outing against Minnesota (17.9 fantasy points in 31 minutes), but it was actually an improvement when compared to the 6.9 fantasy point outing she had against Washington prior to that (in 21 minutes). Today's matchup includes two of the fastest paced teams in the league, so there should be ample opportunity for her to rebound (no pun intended). Chicago played last night so Atlanta enters this contest with fresh legs. Hayes had 39.7, 25.1 and 27.6 fantasy points against Chicago this season, so expecting an outing close to 30 fantasy points is not unrealistic.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 8/4
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 16:55

Phoenix Mercury

  • Pace: 79.2 (ranked #6 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 102.3 (ranked #7 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 101.2 (ranked #5 of 12)
  • Vegas: CON -8.5, over/under 166.5

GUARDS:

Diana Taurasi @ $6.4K on FD/$9.9K on DK (28.9 minutes per game – 25.8 fantasy points per game – 28.0% usage rate): Taurasi only saw 23 minutes of action against the Stars, as the Mercury took the victory in blowout fashion. She still ended up with 25.7 fantasy points (14.0% usage rate), but more importantly, she shot 44.4% from the field which was a vast improvement from the 25.0% field-goal percentage she shot against Chicago. The matchup against Connecticut should be more competitive so continue to target her in all formats.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - In the Bonus - 8/4
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 08:59

New York Liberty

Pace: 78.9 (ranked #7 of 12)

Offensive Rating: 99.8 (ranked #8 of 12)

Defensive Rating: 99.3 (ranked #2 of 12)

Vegas Odds: NY -9, o/u 155.5


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