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 Thad's WNBA Plays - Late Games - 7/30
Posted by Thad Houston on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 16:55

Dallas Wings

  • Pace: 80.9 (ranked #2 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 103.3 (ranked #6 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 107.4 (ranked #11 of 12)

GUARDS:

Skylar Diggins-Smith @ $7.6K on FD/$10.7K on DK (33.6 minutes per game – 32.1 fantasy points per game – 23.9% usage rate): Diggins-Smith bounced back from a 25.0 fantasy point outing against Indiana to post 30.5 fantasy points against Seattle (in 33 minutes). She failed to record a rebound for the second consecutive game. This is certainly atypical for her so expect her to return to producing elite numbers shortly.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/28
Posted by Thad Houston on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 14:53

Connecticut Sun

  • Pace: 80.3 (ranked #4 of 12)
  • Offensive Rating: 107.7 (ranked #3 of 12)
  • Defensive Rating: 102.7 (ranked #7 of 12)

GUARDS:

Jasmine Thomas @ $5.8K on FD/$9.3K on DK (30.1 minutes per game – 26.5 fantasy points per game – 23.3% usage rate): Thomas had one of her best fantasy games of the season, putting up 37.2 fantasy points in 29 minutes against Chicago. The members of the Connecticut frontcourt make it more name recognition than she does, but she remains one of the top guard options on any slate.


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 Thad's WNBA Plays - 7/25
Posted by Thad Houston on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 16:58

Chicago Sky

Pace: 80.5 (ranked #3 of 12)

Offensive Rating: 98.8 (ranked #11 of 12)

Defensive Rating: 103.7 (ranked #8 of 12)

GUARDS:

Courtney Vandersloot @ $6.5K on FD/$11.2K on DK (26.5 minutes per game/ 25.9 fantasy points per game/18.2% usage rate):  Cappie Pondexter returned to the lineup for Chicago, but apparently Vandersloot didn't get the memo. The 41.0 fantasy points she put up against Los Angeles (in 37 minutes) was her second best outing of the season. She also had her fourth double-double in the last six games (14 points and 14 rebounds). She remains the Chicago guard with the most upside so continue to target her heavily.


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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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