Today we have a nice four-game slate, with what looks to be one of the games of the season as the nightcap. With four games on the slate there are a ton of options, so let’s not waste any time and hop into it!
Indiana Fever @ Dallas Wings
The Fever draw a matchup with the slow-paced Dallas Wings. This matchup will do them no favors, as Dallas is actually a solid team defensively, aside from a large amount of free throws allowed. Indiana’s prices seem pretty fair, but Teaira McCowan (7.5k DK, 6.7k FD) is the best value on the team. Though she only saw 26 minutes in the last game, she could play more as two big lineups are certainly viable against the Wings. As well, Candace Dupree (8.7k, 6.3k) is fairly cheap on FanDuel, and will be in consideration there.
Dallas loses Azura Stevens to a foot injury, which bodes well for Theresa Plaisance (8.1k, 6k) and Isabelle Harrison’s (5.8k, 5.6k) fantasy prospects. Both frontcourt players should see close to 30 minutes, and have been very productive so far this year. Aside from the pair, I do not see a lot of value elsewhere. Indiana is also a very slow paced team, so there may not be a lot of points to go around in this one.
Atlanta Dream @ Seattle Storm
Atlanta has been a difficult team to get a read on. They have lost by a combined 49 points in their last 3 games, and as a result, their starters have seen less and less minutes. If this game remains close, Tiffany Hayes (8.3k, 6.9k) may play over 30 minutes, but if the trend continues, she may only play ~20, like she did in the last game. Alex Bentley (7.7k, 4k) is probably the best option on this team, especially on FanDuel. She played 27 minutes in her return from EuroBasket, and should be in line for more of the same in this one.
Seattle is once again missing Jewell Loyd, which presents another starting opportunity for Sami Whitcomb (5.6k, 4.9k). Whitcomb has been filling up the statsheet, proving she is not just a shooter, and should continue in a solid matchup. I also like Natasha Howard (10.4k, 7.6k), who has been one of the best daily fantasy players so far this year. She is slumping slightly, however, shooting 13 / 45 in her last three games. I would bank on her returning to form today.
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New York Liberty @ Phoenix Mercury
The Liberty are still missing Amanda Zahui B., but Reshanda Gray (6.1k, 6k) has done excellent in filling in for Zahui B. Gray’s price is again not high enough, as she has a great chance at grabbing a double-double in this one. There is a worry that Brittney Griner could wreak havoc and get Gray into foul trouble, but this is a risk I am willing to take. Brittany Boyd (8.1k, 6.6k) has seen more minutes in Bria Hartley’s absence, getting close to the 30 minute mark. She has been extremely productive, coming close to a couple double-doubles. Again, she could come close, or even hit 10 points and 10 assists. She is definitely a solid play.
Phoenix comes into this game with Essence Carson listed as doubtful. As well, Diana Taurasi is officially questionable, but I do not expect her to play, yet. Carson’s absence paves the way for Sophie Cunningham (4k, 3k) to move into the starting lineup. Cunningham has been 0.65 fantasy points per minute so far this year, but has also seen sporadic minutes off of the bench, not allowing her to get into a rhythm. She averaged 16-8-3 in her senior year at Mizzou, so clearly she is able to fill it up. She is a great play on both sites, and will be in all of my lineups so long as she is in the starting lineup.
Washington Mystics @ Las Vegas Aces
Washington draws a dream matchup with the high paced Aces, in a game that is sure to feature fireworks. Of course, it all starts with Elena Delle Donne (11k, 8.1k), who is my favorite play in the high dollar range. Delle Donne has been on fire recently, averaging over 20 points per game in her last four. In a game that should be competitive, where Delle Donne should see ~33 minutes, she is one of the top plays of the slate. Her frontcourt partner, LaToya Sanders (7.4k, 5.3k) is also a solid option on FanDuel, where her high rates of blocks and steals, alongside a bargain of a price, combine to create a great value play in an up-tempo game.
Las Vegas is in a tougher spot, with a great defensive team in the Mystics coming to town. Despite this, Liz Cambage (10k, 7.4k) should have another great game, and also should avoid the matchup with Delle Donne, hopefully keeping her out of foul trouble. Though Cambage’s role has changed in the swap from Dallas to Las Vegas, she is still putting up 1.3 fantasy points per minute, and has really improved her passing game. Cambage’s teammate, Kelsey Plum (5.9k, 4.3k) comes in at a great price on FanDuel. She should see mid-twenties minutes at the least, and could see upwards of thirty if she gets on a roll. $4300 is far too cheap for the Aces’ starting point guard.
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