When I began working the Playbook on Friday, I thought Sunday’s slate would hinge on some key injuries. I had no idea how true that would turn out to be. Two of the four most expensive players in Sunday’s slate suffered leg injuries Friday, in addition to two starting guards who were already dealing with concussions.

Brittney Griner’s injury is the most straightforward insofar as she has been ruled out for the next three to four weeks. Phoenix is pretty thin in the frontcourt and they struggle to score, so it is a bit of a mystery how they will try to replace Griner’s production. There is certainly an opportunity for some value, but there is much risk as well. The risk and reward are even greater with Diana Taurasi out as well. Pretty much all of the remaining Phoenix starters are worth considering, though Monique Currie and Leilani Mitchell probably have the greatest upside.


With Elena Delle Donne and Tayler Hill both out, there are a lot of wing minutes and shots to...