I don’t think it is hyperbole to say Friday’s slate hangs on one groin strain. Elena Delle Donne is questionable Friday, and her status likely spells the difference between a good game between two of the top teams in the WNBA and a blowout.

If Delle Donne is out, Washington will have to scramble for points and rebounds without its two best players. There are a lot of intriguing GPP plays who could pick up the slack, but they are even riskier because they are going up against a juggernaut in the Lynx. Outside of Krystal Thomas, I would have a hard time playing any of the Mystics in a cash lineup.

Even if Delle Donne plays, I am probably fading her. Minnesota is a tough matchup for everyone, especially bigs, and while Delle Donne is good enough to shrug off an injury and a tough matchup to have a big game, I don’t see any reason to take that risk.

Indiana has a questionable starter as well, and while Briann January has been inconsistent this season, she would open up a lot...