What better way to celebrate Mothers day than to degen your way through a WNBA slate. Some may say that you have real issues if you play daily fantasy WNBA. I completely disagree. As a DFS player, exposing yourself to as many different games as possible will only help you improve. Remember, it’s the process and mindset that makes a great daily fantasy player no matter what sport you play. The same overarching process still applies to bankroll management and game selection. These niche sports (pre-season NFL, CFL, EPL) are great bankroll builders for when you play the big three sports.Besides, this gives us an excellent opportunity to highlight the athleticism and skills of the players in the WNBA. There are some incredible athletes who continue to do great things in this sport. Your mom, sister or aunt will no doubt be pleasantly surprised when you drop some WNBA knowledge on them in the middle of mothers day brunch or dinner. If you’d like to chat more about the game, feel free to sign up for a
Besides, this gives us an excellent opportunity to highlight the athleticism and skills of the players in the WNBA. There are some incredible athletes who continue to do great things in this sport. Your mom, sister or aunt will no doubt be pleasantly surprised when you drop some WNBA knowledge on them in the middle of mothers day brunch or dinner. If you’d like to chat more about the game, feel free to sign up for a
If you’d like to chat more about the game, feel free to sign up for a premium monthly membership. This gives you access to all of our premium content and chat rooms (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, PGA) where we will help you become a winning daily fantasy player. You also won’t have to search Twitter for injury news as you’ll get updated right in the channel in real time. Now, let’s jump into the swing of things and break down each game as well as the top plays at each position.
Dallas Wings @ Phoenix Mercury 4 PM Eastern
165 O/U -8.5 Phoenix Mercury
104.1 points scored per 100 possessions (8th in the league)
111.1 points allowed per 100 possessions (Last in the league)
107.5 points scored per 100 possessions (4th in the league)
105.8 points allowed per 100 possessions (7th in the league)
Chicago Sky @ Minnesota Lynx 5 PM Eastern
156.5 O/U -15 Minnesota Lynx
109.5 points scored per 100 possessions (1st in the league
Lead the league with 98.2 points allowed per 100 possessions
109.4 points scored per 100 possessions (2nd in the league)
108.5 points allowed per 100 possessions (11th out of 12th in the league)
Indiana Fever @ Seattle Storm 5 PM Eastern
161 O/U -5.5 Storm
105.3 points per 100 possessions scored(6th in the league)
105.8 points allowed per 100 possessions (6th in the league)
106.1 points scored per 100 possessions (5th in the league)
105.3 points allowed per game (5th in the league)
Diana Taurasi (PHO, $5,700)
Taurasi is one of the top plays on the board given the situation in Phoenix. Not only is she on the verge of breaking a record (third in career scoring and can move into second with 178 points!) but also because of all the new faces in Phoenix. The Mercury added 10 new players to their core of Taurasi and Griner. Taurasi also lead the league in 3-pt field goal attempts (254) and 3-pt field goals made (89) in 2016. The Mercury are a -8.5 favorites and are playing a team that was last in the league in defensive efficiency having allowed 111.1 points per 100 possessions!
Jewell Loyd (SEA, $5,600)
Loyd exploded yesterday with 25 points and 4 assists with 32 minutes played. The Seattle Storm will be without star forward Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird until further notice. Loyd will continue to get a bump in usage rate which will raise the upside of her already explosive skill set. Stewart was first in the league with 1179 minutes played and Bird was 5th with 1076 minutes played. The fever are middle of the road defensive team ranked 6th in the league allowing 105.8 points per 100 possessions. Loyd will do her best Russell Westbrook impression as the Storm are projected to win by -5.5 points on the road.
Noelle Quinn (SEA, $3,000)
Quinn may be the go to value play today after her performance last night. Quinn played 35 minutes had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists and 24.6 fantasy points. While she may be a bit higher owned today, the public still could take a minute to catch up as there is an all-around lack of information with the WNBA. Most people will be busy with mothers day festivities as it is. Take advantage while you can as there will be plenty of minutes to go around with the Seattle Storm injuries.
Others to consider
Skylar Diggins-Smith (DAL, $5,200) is a star on a young WNBA team that is expected to compete for a championship. Brianne January (IND, $4,200) is a low owned value play who has averaged 28.1 MPG, 3.6 assits and 8.9 PPG over her career.
Brittney Griner (PHO, $6,400)
With all the new faces in Phoenix, it will be Griner and Taurasi leading the charge. Griner lead the league last year with 3.1 blocks per game and 107 total. She makes a great combo with Taurasi as they will rely on one another early on until the rest of the team begins to gel. Griner was 7th in the league with 175 rebounds.
Sylvia Fowles (MIN, $6,500)
At 6’6 200lbs, Fowles is a defensive force generating extra possessions for the Lynx with her offensive and defensive rebounding prowess. Last year, Fowles was 4th in the league with 290 total rebounds. She also had 84 offensive rebounds and 206 total rebounds all while scoring 13.9 PPG. With four forward slots to fill, Fowles should be considered a free square against a team that was ranked 11th out of 12th in defensive efficiency.
Maya Moore (MIN, $7,100)
It may seem counter-intuitive to start both Moore and Fowles, but they actually make a fantastic combo when you break it down. Fowles is more of a compliment to Moore. Moore averaged 29.7 MPG, 19.3 PPG and 4.2 assists per game in 2016. The Lynx have made the finals five times out of the last six seasons and lost game 5 at the buzzer to the LA Sparks. There will be plenty of fantasy points to go around for Fowles and Moore against the 11th ranked defense.
Candice Dupree (IND, $4,900)
Dupree is a 5-time WNBA all-star who is the model of durability having played 32 or more games in 10 of her 11 WNBA seasons. She has started a total of 343 games out of 347 since she was drafted in 2006. Dupree has made a living as an active rebounder and athletic defender and has 60-career double-doubles. Dupree was the centerpiece of a three-team trade and with such an incredible track record, is underpriced at $4,900 against the Seattle Storm.
Others to consider
Glory Johnson (DAL, $5,600) is a risky play coming back from injury as well as suspension from an off the field incident. She will be lower owned and averages a robust 8.4 total rebounds per game over her career.
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