After an unfortunate end to Friday’s slate due to an earthquake, we are back with four games. If you had a lineup on DraftKings for Friday, they have created a freeroll contest to try to give back after the earthquake suspended the Aces game. With that said, let’s hop into the July 7th daily fantasy preview.
Las Vegas Aces @ New York Liberty
First on the slate are the Aces against the Liberty. This game projects to be one of the highest-scoring of the day, as almost all Las Vegas games are. They draw an up-tempo opponent in the Liberty, and this game should be full of points. On Vegas, I like Liz Cambage (9.8k DK, 7.5k FD) as a higher dollar option, and Kelsey Plum (5.7k, 4.3k) as a lower dollar option. Each has a great chance to exceed value, and Cambage, in particular, should be able to take advantage of the high shooting foul rate of the Liberty.
The Liberty, of course, have a solid matchup as well. I like some of the lower dollar players on this team, such as Asia Durr (6.4k, 4.6k) and Tanisha Wright (5.4k, 4.6k). Durr has been playing over 30 minutes in non-blowout games, save for one poor shooting night. She should get back on track in this one with lots of opportunity to shoot the ball. Tanisha Wright has also seen a minutes increase, and has been incredible in her 6th woman role. Of course, Tina Charles (11.3k, 8.1k) is one of the top plays on the slate, but is also the highest priced.
Washington Mystics @ Los Angeles Sparks
The Mystics look to build on their solid first half in Las Vegas, which featured LaToya Sanders (7.1k, 5.3k) as a first option on offense. Sanders is still a solid price on FanDuel, and will be in a lot of my lineups against the above average paced Sparks. This high pace makes Elena Delle Donne (11k, 8.2k) one of the top plays of the day, as she should see around 33 minutes so long as the game stays close.
The Sparks’ side of the court does not present as many options, as the Mystics boast an elite defense. My two favorite plays are Nneka Ogwumike (8.6k, 7k) and Riquna Williams (6k, 4.9k), who both seem slightly underpriced. In the case of Williams, I would keep an eye on starting lineups just to ensure that she continues to be in the starting lineup. Nneka just seems underpriced, and should play over 30 minutes after getting a game off recently. This has helped to lower her price, and we should take advantage.
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Atlanta Dream @ Phoenix Mercury
Atlanta comes off of a surprising win in Seattle. Brittney Sykes (6.8k, 5.6k) drew another a start, and did not disappoint. Though the matchup is not great, Sykes is priced more like she is still coming off of the bench. Against a lower tempo, solid defensive team in the Mercury, Sykes is the only player I can recommend. The others seem to be priced fairly (or even overpriced), and there are better options elsewhere.
Phoenix is coming off of a huge game by Brittney Griner (10.8k, 8k). While Griner was incredible, I actually like the $400 discount on DeWanna Bonner (10.4k, 7.6k) instead. Bonner has been struggling lately, but draws a better matchup, as the Dream are a great interior defensive team. Leilani Mitchell (6.5k, 6.3k) is again a top play on the slate, as she continues to fill up the stat sheet, and it seems insane to think that she was not even signed at the start of the year.
Dallas Wings @ Chicago Sky
Dallas comes off of a tough loss against the Fever. They again are missing Azura Stevens, making Theresa Plaisance (7k, 6k) and Isabelle Harrison (5.9k, 5.6k) great options, as they should see a lot of the frontcourt minutes. Plaisance was great on a per-minute basis in the game against the Fever, and should grab 30-ish minutes against an up-tempo Sky squad. She is a great play on both sites.
Chicago’s players have seen a slight reduction in price, but it does not seem to be enough against one of the slowest teams in the league. Stefanie Dolson (6.5k, 5.4k) is again below $5500 on FanDuel, which makes her a solid play. If you do not want to go to Dolson, Cheyenne Parker (8k, 6.5k) is one of the most productive per-minute players in daily fantasy, and could eclipse 25 minutes against some of the bigger lineups that Dallas likes to play.
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