WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

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Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMOPPSALFPTSVAL
Courtney WilliamsGATL@LA700041.075.9
Crystal BradfordGATL@LA550032.635.9
Allie QuigleyGCHIDAL460026.025.7
Jonquel JonesFCONMIN910048.055.3
Tina CharlesFWAS@LVA900046.495.2

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PLAYERPOSTEAMOPPSALFPTSVAL
Courtney WilliamsGATL@LA910041.964.6
Jonquel JonesFCONMIN1150049.184.3
Tina CharlesFWAS@LVA1110047.744.3
Marina MabreyGDAL@CHI710030.344.3
Allie QuigleyGCHIDAL620026.514.3

Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Aerial PowersFThumbOUT8/31/2021
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT3/1/2022
Rennia DavisGFootOUT5/1/2022

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alyssa ThomasFAchillesOUT9/7/2021

2021 Player Stats

Minnesota

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTA
Sylvia Fowles16.29.91.62.11.8006.8113.7
Napheesa Collier17.36.63.21.41.50.72.96.513.84.1
Kayla McBride14.23.42.40.90.22.25.64.610.53
Layshia Clarendon10.33.45.70.600.20.84.48.11.8
Damiris Dantas8.74.32.50.50.31.64.63.281.1
Crystal Dangerfield8.223.50.600.92.637.91.5
Bridget Carleton4.82.510.70.10.72.21.84.40.8
Rachel Banham4.31.31.10.20.11.12.41.53.70.3
Aerial Powers104.83.50.510.31.83.3103.8
Natalie Achonwa4.220.80.60.300.11.12.82.2
Jessica Shepard2.23.22.10.20.20.10.80.82.20.8
Cierra Burdick20.3000000.711
Linnae Harper0100000000
Natasha Mack0000000000

Connecticut

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTA
Jonquel Jones20.911.33.21.41.11.94.67.714.34.4
DeWanna Bonner15.76.93.61.40.91.54.45.2134.3
Brionna Jones156.91.91.20.600.16.110.93.3
Jasmine Thomas11.22.83.81.10.31.53.64.110.61.9
Natisha Hiedeman8.12.42.110.21.74.72.87.11.3
Briann January6.21.630.70.10.72.42.36.11
Kaila Charles4.53.41.30.40.30.41.21.64.50.9
DiJonai Carrington2.41.80.50.40.10.20.912.90.5
Beatrice Mompremier1.62.50.10.30.3000.71.80.5
Emma Cannon4.230.800.20.81.61.63.40.4
Stephanie Jones1.31.30.20.10.100.10.71.50
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough0100100000
Alyssa Thomas0000000000
Aleah Goodman0010000000

The Skinny

The Lynx picked up right where they left off prior to the Olympic break Sunday, posting a 10-point win over the Liberty to extend the team's winning streak to eight games. Unsurprisingly, Sylvia Fowls and Napheesa Collier led the way for Minnesota. The pair both finished with a double-double to move the team's record to 13-7 on the year. They figure to face a much steeper challenge on the boards Tuesday going against the likes of Jonquel Jones (11.3 RPG), Brionna Jones (6.9 RPG) and DeWanna Bonner (6.9 RPG), who have led the way to the Sun's slate-best 56.1 rebound percentage. That could make things a bit tougher for the pair to turn in the type of fantasy night that pays major dividends from a DFS standpoint. That being said, they will likely be lightly drafted given the matchup, so it could be a contrarian play. The one thing the Sun don't do a ton of on the defensive side of the ball is force turnovers, which could benefit the ball-handlers like Jasmine Thomas.

Connecticut isn't quite as hot as the Lynx but the Sun do sport a three-game regular-season win streak of their own and are coming off of a lopsided victory over the wings on Sunday.  Things didn't go quite as well in the Commissioner's Cup, with the Sun falling by 22 to the Storm in a rather one-sided contest. Still, the Sun are favored in the contest by 3.5 points likely due, in part, to the team's home-court advantage. Jonquel Jones is the team's superstar and is coming off of a dominating 19-15-4 effort versus Dallas. It figures to be a dogfight in the paint Tuesday, with the rematch coming only a couple of days later. Brionna Jones, Bonner, and Thomas also score in double figures on average thanks to the Sun relying on heavy minutes from their starters. That being said, this game sports the lowest total on the slate, so it may not be one to target heavily from a fantasy standpoint.

Dallas Wings at Chicago Sky

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Satou SaballyFAchillesOUT8/20/2021
Imani McGee-StaffordCPersonalSUSP5/1/2022

Chicago

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Maria CondeFPersonalOUT5/1/2022
Leonie FiebichFPersonalOUT5/1/2022

2021 Player Stats

Dallas

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Arike Ogunbowale193.13.41.102.46.46.316.144.6
Marina Mabrey13.64.42.81.10.42.15.95.1121.21.4
Isabelle Harrison9.35.41.11.10.700481.41.7
Allisha Gray11.53.91.810.712.74.19.22.32.5
Satou Sabally12.46.32.80.30.91.13.54.2102.93.7
Kayla Thornton8.45.51.70.700.923.16.51.21.5
Tyasha Harris5.11.62.90.60.40.82.21.85.10.81
Moriah Jefferson4.71.52.20.90.10.81.71.94.80.10.1
Charli Collier3.93.90.10.20.2001.63.30.71
Bella Alarie2.23.10.30.40.600.10.91.80.50.6
Awak Kuier1.41.20.20.20.300.70.31.30.80.9
Kristine Anigwe2.3200.3000120.30.7
Dana Evans0.800.5000.20.50.210.30.3
Chelsea Dungee0.30.1000.10.10.50.10.600

Chicago

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Kahleah Copper144.81.910.10.82.65.111.733.5
Diamond DeShields123.72.41.20.40.92.84.110.32.83.4
Courtney Vandersloot113.89.120.51.13.44.19.91.61.8
Allie Quigley12.51.92.10.70.31.94.74.310.11.92
Candace Parker13.28.83.70.81.31.234.810.62.32.8
Ruthy Hebard85.710.90.800.13.461.31.6
Azura Stevens6.44.40.90.70.50.61.62.45.711.3
Stefanie Dolson7.83.71.10.40.70.71.73.26.70.70.7
Astou Ndour-Fall8.35.60.20.40.70.52.22.87.12.22.3
Dana Evans3.10.310.200.61.40.72.51.11.1
Stephanie Watts2.53.70.50.50.30.21.70.73.211.3
Lexie Brown1.60.61.40.300.420.62.600
Shyla Heal20.80.80000.80.321.51.5
Natasha Mack21.3000000.710.70.7
Brittany Boyd-Jones212100.510.520.51

The Skinny

Dallas enters the evening heading having lost four straight contests and owning a 9-13 record after what was a solid start to the season for the club. Things don't get any easier Tuesday versus a Chicago Sky team that should be at full force coming out of the break. The Sky eked out a close win against the Storm on Sunday and are favored by six points over the opposition in what could be a decently high-scoring contest thanks to some fast-paced play from the Sky. It is the second-highest expected total (167.5) on the slate, with the Sky owning an expected score of 86.7 to check in third and the Wings coming in fifth at 80.75 expected points. Candace Parker and Kahleah Copper figure to be the team's go-to scorers, while Courtney Vandersloot is a whiz with the ball in her hands. That could be emphasized Tuesday against a Wings team allowing 20.5 assists per game (second-highest on the slate. Dallas will be without Satou Sabally again Tuesday, leaving Arik Ogubowale as the heavy favorite to carry the scoring load again. Marina Mabrey has proven to be a formidable backcourt pairing with Ogunbowale this season, averaging 13.6 points per game, but she hasn't managed to hit double figures in any of her last three contests.

Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jantel LavenderCAnkleOUT8/20/2021
Bernadett HatarCAnkleOUT8/20/2021
Kysre GondrezickGPersonalOUT8/20/2021
Chelsey PerryFKneeOUT8/31/2021
Florencia ChagasGPersonalOUT5/1/2022
Julie AllemandGNot Injury RelatedOUT5/1/2022
Temi FagbenleFPersonalOUT5/1/2022

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Bria HartleyGKneeOUT8/19/2021

2021 Player Stats

Indiana

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Kelsey Mitchell16.32.62.20.90.21.96.3614.72.32.7
Tiffany Mitchell11.63.11.90.400.31.53.79.144.5
Teaira McCowan11.28.80.80.51.4004.28.22.74.2
Danielle Robinson9.83.43.81.80.10.21.13.78.92.12.3
Jessica Breland6.772.30.71.70.30.737.70.50.8
Jantel Lavender6.64.21.800.20.10.72.97.20.70.8
Victoria Vivians5.72.30.80.60.10.93.32.15.60.80.9
Lindsay Allen31.32.10.20.10.20.81.12.60.70.9
Kysre Gondrezick1.910.90.400.41.50.72.40.10.2
Bernadett Hatar4.92.60.30.40.40024.10.91
Lauren Cox1.420.30.40.30.10.30.51.70.20.2
Chelsey Perry2.210.30.500.31.50.830.20.3
Aaliyah Wilson1.20.400.2000.40.62.200
Emma Cannon54100032612

Phoenix

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Brittney Griner20.29.82.20.42.10.10.48.214.33.84.6
Skylar Diggins-Smith19.13.55.30.80.81.54.55.913.85.87
Kia Nurse9.53.620.70.11.95.739.11.72.2
Brianna Turner7.491.80.81.700.135.51.41.7
Diana Taurasi15.93.84.300.62.374.311.85.15.9
Megan Walker6.11.51.20.20.413.52.26.60.81.3
Sophie Cunningham4.91.91.20.40.20.92.21.73.90.71.1
Shey Peddy3.92.42.40.80.10.72.31.440.60.7
Kia Vaughn3.72.71.40.20.2001.84.20.20.6
Alanna Smith1.21.40.50.40.30.21.50.52.40.10.2
Cierra Burdick11.80.80.30.3000.5100
Haley Gorecki00.700000.300.300

The Skinny

The Fever finished the first half of the season with the worst record in the league and things don't figure to get any better in the second. The club owns just four wins on the season and only one on the road, so this is a game that has the potential to become a blowout. It is tied for the biggest spread on the slate, and for good reason considering the Mercury are the far superior team when they have everyone in tow. That's mostly the case coming out of the break, with only Bria Hartley still sidelined. Hartley is nearing a return to action but isn't quite ready yet, while the Fever are still down a bevy of players. Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi are the key contributors for the Mercury, all of whom could be fantasy candidates if this game remains within shouting distance long enough to keep them in the game. The Mercury sit third on the list in expected score Tuesday (84.5) while the fever check-in dead last (75.0).

Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Washington

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Shavonte ZellousGAnkleOUT8/19/2021
Elena Delle DonneFBackOUT8/22/2021
Klara LundquistGSuspensionOUT5/1/2022
Alysha ClarkFFootOUT5/1/2022

Las Vegas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Ji-Su ParkCHipOUT8/24/2021
Iliana RupertCNot Injury RelatedOUT5/1/2022
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT5/1/2022

2021 Player Stats

Washington

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Tina Charles25.99.92.110.92.15.69.8214.35.2
Ariel Atkins1733.31.50.62.35.85.613.13.64.2
Theresa Plaisance7.65.21.70.80.81.44.42.87.90.60.7
Leilani Mitchell7.62.23.10.70.11.95.32.56.90.60.7
Myisha Hines-Allen14.27.22.21.20.60.82.25.412.92.63.3
Natasha Cloud7.23.66.41.20.10.93.12.56.91.41.6
Sydney Wiese51.51.90.301.13.51.74.90.60.7
Shavonte Zellous3.621.70.40.20.21.41.33.90.81.1
Erica McCall44.50.50.20.200.11.53.10.91.5
Kiara Leslie2.82.20.20.400.20.80.92.70.80.9
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough6.72.310.30.30135.70.71
Megan Gustafson3.84.800.40.200.41.83.20.20.2
Stella Johnson20.50.300.20.30.80.51.30.70.7
Jillian Alleyne0200.50000100

Las Vegas

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
A'ja Wilson19.49.33.10.71.2006.714.85.96.5
Liz Cambage14.88.91.30.71.70.20.55.710.43.24.5
Jackie Young12.63.73.21.20.50.20.759.92.53
Dearica Hamby11.47.11.91.10.10.31.447.734.5
Chelsea Gray11.33.16.41.10.40.82.24.810.811.1
Kelsey Plum13.22.53.30.90.11.64.24.510.42.62.8
Riquna Williams92.41.50.80.41.94.837.21.21.3
Ji-Su Park1.91.90.80.10.700.20.620.81
Destiny Slocum1.50.90.70.20.10.30.80.51.20.20.3
Joyner Holmes3.310.500.30.811.32.500
Emma Cannon21.70.300.300.70.71.70.70.7
Kiah Stokes0.850.40.40.8000.4100

The Skinny

This game could be a lot more interesting if Elena Delle Donne were back and at full strength, but she isn't on the road trip with the Mystics and thus remains unavailable for the contest. Thus, the Mystics are 9.5-point underdogs to a loaded Aces squad that is reasonably healthy outside of missing veteran Angel McCoughry for the rest of the season. The Aces pulled out a tough one in the first iteration of Tuesday's matchup Sunday, led by A'ja Wilson's 20 points and 14 boards in a double-double effort. Liz Cambage (17) and Jackie Young (14) rounded out the Aces' double-digit scorers in the contest. The Mystics got 20 each from Tina Charles and Ariel Atkins, while Myisha Hines-Allen chipped in 16 and eight in her first game since June 17.

Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Tiffany HayesGKneeOUT8/19/2021
Chennedy CarterGNot Injury RelatedOUT8/19/2021
Cheyenne ParkerFPersonalOUT2/1/2022
Maite CazorlaGPersonalOUT5/1/2022
Raquel CarreraCNot Injury RelatedOUT5/1/2022

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Chiney OgwumikeFKneeOUT8/19/2021
Maria VadeevaCSuspensionOUT8/22/2021
Ivana RacaFNot Injury RelatedOUT5/1/2022
Jasmine WalkerFKneeOUT5/1/2022
Aina AyusoGNot Injury RelatedOUT5/1/2022
Gabby WilliamsFSuspensionOUT5/1/2022

2021 Player Stats

Atlanta

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Courtney Williams176.14.21.20.31.43.67.217.11.22.1
Tiffany Hayes17.62.63.31.50.124.55.913.13.84.7
Crystal Bradford8.73.41.41.20.31.33.33.37.70.91.7
Odyssey Sims8.32.63.81.40.10.52.23.38.71.21.5
Chennedy Carter14.21.33.30.70.40.10.85.5123.23.6
Cheyenne Parker10.24.51.21.20.90.82.33.88.51.72.2
Tianna Hawkins5.83.60.80.50.70.72.62.15.10.91
Monique Billings66.20.91.3100.12.24.81.72.4
Elizabeth Williams5.74.70.91.20.9002.44.511.7
Aari McDonald5.91.31.80.80.20.82.61.651.82
Shekinna Stricklen2.20.60.50.60.10.52.60.83.20.10.4
Candice Dupree940000041211
Kalani Brown21000001300

Los Angeles

PlayerPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Erica Wheeler13.92.94.51.30.212.85.212.42.63.1
Amanda Zahui B.11.46.110.71.61.44.64.49.91.21.5
Brittney Sykes9.54.41.91.60.50.21.13.68.82.12.7
Te'a Cooper9.22.11.40.90.20.82.23.28.52.12.7
Nia Coffey7.44.1111.51.53.82.77.20.50.8
Kristi Toliver9.41.32.70.701.44.13.58.40.91.1
Nneka Ogwumike15.771.20.50.50.31.26.71222.5
Bria Holmes4.92.81.20.90.40.51.91.85.60.81.4
Arella Guirantes3.11.30.60.40.20.31.11.13.90.60.8
Karlie Samuelson3.82.30.80.6012.11.23.10.50.6
Kristine Anigwe3.93.90.70.60.1001.33.31.32.3
Chiney Ogwumike95.720.70.30.713.39.71.72.3
Lauren Cox2.83.80.510.700.313.70.81
Jasmine Walker00.5110.50202.501

The Skinny

The Dream continue to slide down the standings, sporting a league-worst five-game losing streak that has the team with the second-worst record (6-14) behind the Fever (4-17). Atlanta remains without Chennedy Carter, who is still suspended as she works her way back into the good graces of the coaching staff, and Tiffany Hayes, who is reportedly close to returning to action but is apparently not quite there yet. That will make things even tougher against a Sparks team that is finally mostly healthy after dealing with a rash of injuries team throughout the first half. Chiney Ogwumike is the lone absence for the Sparks, who are just four-point favorites against the Dream. Nneka Ogwumike has led the way offensively for Los Angeles at 15.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest, while Amanda Zahui B. (11.4) and Erica Wheeler (13.9) are the only other two players averaging double digits in the scoring column. Atlanta has four players averaging in double figures, but two of them are the aforementioned Hayes and Carter, who will be missing out on the action. Cheyenne Parker is another one, but she's set to miss the remainder of the season, leaving just Courtney Williams among the healthy and available players. Williams produced 30 points in the first game of the second half Sunday and should be leaned on heavily again Tuesday.

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