High Value Guards
Shekinna Stricklen – Connecticut Sun ($4,400): Shekinna Stricklen has been runnin’ with the starting unit and has been seeing minutes above the 30’s in recent games. She likes to shoot from behind the 3-point line and if she gets it going, you will undoubtably get some real bang for your buck. She is priced much lower than Courtney Williams, who has seen her minutes decrease as of late, and has been more productive.
Monique Currie – Phoenix Mercury ($4,100): Monique Currie got off to a rough start in her return to the Phoenix lineup but that was against Minnesota, a rough performance by anybody against the Lynx isn’t really surprising. However, she is too good not to be productive and still took a healthy amount of shots. Don’t end your Wednesday night kicking yourself because she wasn’t in your lineup. With Leilani Mitchell’s minutes gradually decreasing, now may be the time for Currie to slide in as the “Sixth-Woman” role in the Phoenix lineup.
Alex Bentley – Connecticut Sun ($3,200): While Courtney Williams’ minutes are decreasing, Alex Bentley’s are increasing, and so is her production. Connecticut is playing San Antonio which is never a bad thing in the fantasy world. I still prefer Shekinna Stricklen but if you need to throw a “hail mary,” Bentley may work out in your favor.
Kelsey Plum – San Antonio Stars ($3,000): I may have to have my head examined after writing this but here goes. We know that Monique Currie is no longer a Star and we do know that head coach Vickie Johnson has expressed a desire to answer the scrutiny that has been coming her way about Kelsey Plum’s lack of floor time. Plum played 22 minutes against the Sky in San Antonio’s last outing and could continue to see an increased role going forward. For $3,000, it’s worth a shot, right?