WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Chelsea GrayGLA630015.8%940018.80%-3.1%
DeWanna BonnerGPHO850021.3%1200024.00%-2.8%
Kayla McBrideGLVA660016.5%950019.00%-2.5%
Natasha HowardFSEA830020.8%1160023.20%-2.5%
Kia NurseGNY470011.8%710014.20%-2.5%

Top 5 DraftKings

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Reshanda GrayFNY520013.0%48009.60%3.4%
Lexie BrownGMIN530013.3%500010.00%3.3%
Riquna WilliamsGLA490012.3%46009.20%3.1%
Marina MabreyGLA420010.5%38007.60%2.9%
Essence CarsonGPHO480012.0%47009.40%2.6%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMGPPACEOFFRTGAST%REB%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES5101.7696.963.553.345.849.9
LOS ANGELES SPARKS5100.5693.161.145.444.148.7
CHICAGO SKY599.1296.667.149.950.653
NEW YORK LIBERTY698.996.860.851.745.149.8
ATLANTA DREAM597.0885.655.946.339.944.4
CONNECTICUT SUN796.1799.559.254.14448.4
MINNESOTA LYNX794.1194.56654.148.352.1
SEATTLE STORM794.039860.648.846.451.1
WASHINGTON MYSTICS694111.36950.451.555.5
INDIANA FEVER793.17105.761.24950.454.6
PHOENIX MERCURY591.899.562.44649.453.4
DALLAS WINGS5

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Chelsea GrayGLA630015.8%940018.80%-3.1%
DeWanna BonnerGPHO850021.3%1200024.00%-2.8%
Kayla McBrideGLVA660016.5%950019.00%-2.5%
Natasha HowardFSEA830020.8%1160023.20%-2.5%
Kia NurseGNY470011.8%710014.20%-2.5%

Top 5 DraftKings

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Reshanda GrayFNY520013.0%48009.60%3.4%
Lexie BrownGMIN530013.3%500010.00%3.3%
Riquna WilliamsGLA490012.3%46009.20%3.1%
Marina MabreyGLA420010.5%38007.60%2.9%
Essence CarsonGPHO480012.0%47009.40%2.6%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMGPPACEOFFRTGAST%REB%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES5101.7696.963.553.345.849.9
LOS ANGELES SPARKS5100.5693.161.145.444.148.7
CHICAGO SKY599.1296.667.149.950.653
NEW YORK LIBERTY698.996.860.851.745.149.8
ATLANTA DREAM597.0885.655.946.339.944.4
CONNECTICUT SUN796.1799.559.254.14448.4
MINNESOTA LYNX794.1194.56654.148.352.1
SEATTLE STORM794.039860.648.846.451.1
WASHINGTON MYSTICS694111.36950.451.555.5
INDIANA FEVER793.17105.761.24950.454.6
PHOENIX MERCURY591.899.562.44649.453.4
DALLAS WINGS589.6490.164.14841.445.1

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

TEAMGPDEF RTGDREBDREB%STLBLKOPP PTS
OFF TOV
OPP PTS
2ND CHANCE
OPP PTS
FB
OPP PTS
PAINT
DALLAS WINGS5103.821.660.57.24.417.412.88.428
INDIANA FEVER7102.824.761.96.14.615.412.97.133.4
CHICAGO SKY510127.866.27.832014.89.438
PHOENIX MERCURY510124.6647.64.215.612.211.432
WASHINGTON MYSTICS6100.922.765.58.25.313.313.26.236.3
ATLANTA DREAM5100.225.462.86.66.418.814.610.634
NEW YORK LIBERTY699.428.267.98.24.817.812.25.332.7
SEATTLE STORM79621.668.510.14.317.78.710.633.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS595.725.260.1105.414.212.88.838
LAS VEGAS ACES592.730.8747.641910.61030
MINNESOTA LYNX791.825.471.29.33.716.79.37.630.6
CONNECTICUT SUN790.728.671.28.66.313.38.95.334.9

2019 Advanced Opposition Scoring

TEAMGPOPP
FGA
OPP
FG%
OPP
3PA
OPP
3P%
OPP
FTA
OPP
REB
OPP
AST
OPP
TOV
OPP
STL
OPP
BLK
OPP
PFD
OPP
PTS
CONNECTICUT SUN769.340.819.624.813.434.619.315.67.64.615.972.6
INDIANA FEVER770.940.716.637.12035.31912.76.73.118.979.9
MINNESOTA LYNX765.442.419.427.213.729.715.916.410.14.116.971.9
SEATTLE STORM765.945.11935.310.734.32017.78.43.615.375.1
WASHINGTON MYSTICS66945.720.531.712.333.716.715.563.214.379
CHICAGO SKY573.642.723.428.218.43418.814.211.44.616.283.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS57240.317.230.222.24317.217.68.2719.680
LAS VEGAS ACES57438.422.230.618.438.618.812.6107.820.278.6
NEW YORK LIBERTY671.241.218.234.921.335.317.313.57.54.820.382
PHOENIX MERCURY5704217.646.613.436.417.814.273.817.877.6
ATLANTA DREAM57242.821.431.817.44222159.25.617.281.4
DALLAS WINGS565.642.120.830.819.634.817.814.66.2620.277.4

Data from WNBA.com

Seattle Storm at Washington Mystics

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Shavonte ZellousGKneeGTD6/14/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP7/3/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT7/17/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Washington

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Emma MeessemanCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/5/2019
Kim MestdaghGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/5/2019
Kiara LeslieGKneeOUT8/2/2019

Vegas Odds: Washington -9.5 (Open: Washington -9)   Over Under: 159.5 (Open 162.5)

2019 Player Stats

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

7731.119.63.45.79.11.62.11.747.713.380.62.13.0

Jewell Loyd

7733.616.30.63.13.73.41.90.336.428.692.92.41.1

Jordin Canada

7732.710.60.32.42.75.93.30.338.925.075.03.62.1

Alysha Clark

4329.010.00.83.84.52.81.01.853.662.583.32.02.0

Mercedes Russell

7323.36.32.43.15.60.40.90.451.40.085.71.02.0

Crystal Langhorne

7421.76.01.32.03.31.30.10.444.420.064.30.71.3

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

7414.35.90.10.91.00.90.60.050.025.01001.01.4

Sami Whitcomb

6013.24.70.21.31.51.70.70.033.332.00.00.51.5

Shavonte Zellous

4014.82.80.00.50.51.50.00.028.60.060.01.01.5

Courtney Paris

406.00.50.31.01.30.50.00.31000.00.00.30.5

Sue Bird

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Ramu Tokashiki

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Blake Dietrick

104.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.01.0

Breanna Stewart

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Washington

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Elena Delle Donne

5528.214.02.25.27.42.80.41.441.933.31001.41.4

Emma Meesseman

3123.013.31.72.74.32.31.00.765.50.050.00.31.3

Natasha Cloud

6631.512.20.22.72.86.01.30.741.933.376.91.32.0

Kristi Toliver

6628.511.80.71.82.55.21.70.247.539.366.72.00.8

Aerial Powers

4015.010.81.00.81.81.50.50.047.133.385.71.51.0

Ariel Atkins

6623.810.30.51.82.31.51.50.240.029.690.90.71.5

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

6020.08.80.82.23.02.01.20.341.59.190.01.01.2

Tianna Hawkins

6016.78.71.82.24.00.80.70.052.935.390.90.82.7

LaToya Sanders

6622.25.71.04.05.01.80.31.853.80.01000.82.0

Kim Mestdagh

305.33.00.00.00.00.30.00.042.960.00.00.70.3

Myisha Hines-Allen

609.32.71.51.83.30.70.30.735.00.050.01.21.5

Shey Peddy

101.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Kiara Leslie

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

Despite this being a rematch of the 2018 Finals where the Storm swept through the Mystics, Washington is expected to handle this game with ease as Seattle continues to miss both Sue Bird (knee) and Breanna Stewart (Achilles). The Mystics are getting by with a group effort, as six players are averaging double-digit points. Elena Delle Donne is leading team in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (7.4), while Natasha Cloud is the team-leader in assists (6.0).

The Storm, led by Natasha Howard, will attempt to pull off the upset on the road. Howard is putting up MVP-caliber numbers, averaging 19.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while helping to keep the injury-riddled Storm afloat. And while Jewell Loyd has struggled from the field, she's taken at least 11 shots in every game this season with a high of 21, giving her plenty of upside. Meanwhile, Jordin Canada has been getting her teammates involved, leading Seattle with 5.9 dimes per contest.

Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Connecticut

None

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Seimone AugustusGKneeOUT6/22/2019
Temi FagbenleFSuspensionSUSP-DNR7/2/2019
Kelsey GriffinFToeSUSP2/1/2020
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT2/1/2020
Jessica ShepardCKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Connecticut -6 (Open: Connecticut -5)    Over Under: 151 (Open: 152.5)

2019 Player Stats

Connecticut

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Jonquel Jones

7731.118.04.18.012.11.01.13.049.434.484.42.72.3

Courtney Williams

7730.914.71.14.96.03.30.90.943.350.082.41.11.1

Jasmine Thomas

7729.110.90.32.42.75.02.10.332.929.278.92.41.6

Alyssa Thomas

7730.910.32.96.39.13.61.70.346.70.066.71.92.4

Shekinna Stricklen

7722.68.90.11.61.71.00.70.436.434.783.30.72.7

Layshia Clarendon

7015.36.71.01.62.61.70.40.040.510083.31.00.7

Rachel Banham

709.93.70.00.70.70.60.40.128.627.883.30.41.3

Bria Holmes

708.72.60.40.91.30.00.30.333.320.055.60.10.3

Brionna Jones

7010.62.31.71.02.70.30.40.727.30.050.01.01.7

Morgan Tuck

708.91.90.61.01.60.40.40.322.722.233.30.91.3

Kristine Anigwe

202.50.00.50.51.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.5

Bridget Carleton

204.50.00.50.51.00.50.00.00.00.00.00.51.0

Minnesota

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Sylvia Fowles

7730.114.92.97.110.00.61.30.659.70.066.73.12.7

Odyssey Sims

7731.311.91.42.64.05.01.40.336.027.894.13.71.7

Napheesa Collier

7731.711.70.74.04.71.71.61.145.828.681.51.63.3

Lexie Brown

7021.710.70.11.01.11.71.00.046.250.071.41.41.7

Damiris Dantas

7728.39.41.94.05.92.41.30.642.139.363.62.32.9

Danielle Robinson

7724.98.40.72.02.73.01.90.735.920.076.92.41.7

Jessica Shepard

6018.74.81.54.25.73.50.30.237.914.375.02.51.5

Alaina Coates

504.81.81.01.02.00.00.00.260.00.060.00.60.2

Karima Christmas-Kelly

208.51.50.00.00.01.00.50.033.350.00.00.00.5

Stephanie Talbot

709.71.40.10.30.40.60.40.128.618.20.01.11.0

Seimone Augustus

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Kelsey Griffin

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Maya Moore

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Temi Fagbenle

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Shao Ting

202.00.01.00.51.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.01.0

The Skinny

The Sun are six-point favorites for Friday's game, and a victory would give Connecticut its fifth straight win, helped by the fact that the team has avoided any significant injuries. Jonquel Jones has been a driving force behind the Sun's success, leading the team in scoring (18.0) and leading the WNBA in rebounding (12.1). Jasmine Thomas averages the most assists on the team, racking up 5.0 per game.

The Lynx, missing Seimone Augustus (knee) and Maya Moore (personal) will fall to .500 in the event of a loss Friday. Much of Minnesota's struggles this season can be contributed to a league-worst 19.1 turnovers per game. When the Lynx manage to hang onto the ball, Sylvia Fowles is the go-to scoring option. She leads Minnesota in both points (14.9) and rebounds (10.0) per game. Odyssey Sims is the assist leader with 5.0 per contest.

Los Angeles Sparks at Phoenix Mercury

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alana BeardGLegGTD6/14/2019
Candace ParkerFHamstringGTD6/14/2019
Maria VadeevaCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/7/2019

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Camille LittleFAnkleGTD6/14/2019
Diana TaurasiGBackOUT7/17/2019

Vegas Odds: Phoenix -3 (Open: Phoenix -2.5)     Over Under: 156 (Open: 158.5)

2019 Player Stats

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Maria Vadeeva

1124.024.01.04.05.01.02.03.055.050.00.03.03.0

Chelsea Gray

5530.615.60.62.02.64.40.60.443.538.595.03.61.6

Nneka Ogwumike

5529.414.23.07.810.81.42.00.240.353.876.92.24.0

Chiney Ogwumike

5429.614.03.43.67.01.01.81.249.10.087.51.03.4

Riquna Williams

4019.09.00.52.32.81.31.30.030.333.390.91.52.3

Marina Mabrey

5015.25.60.40.81.21.21.40.232.138.975.01.01.6

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

5422.05.40.82.23.03.21.21.440.044.41001.61.4

Alana Beard

1120.05.00.03.03.04.00.00.050.00.050.01.02.0

Alexis Jones

4116.84.00.01.81.83.50.30.328.611.11001.01.8

Sydney Wiese

5420.23.60.01.41.40.80.60.626.925.00.00.80.6

Kalani Brown

5012.03.21.02.83.80.20.60.640.00.066.71.62.2

Ashley Walker

209.01.01.00.01.01.50.50.011.10.00.00.01.5

Candace Parker

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

DeWanna Bonner

5534.624.21.87.69.44.01.01.047.230.396.41.61.0

Brittney Griner

5535.016.41.84.66.42.61.21.652.20.071.43.23.6

Briann January

5532.29.60.21.01.23.22.00.048.657.185.71.62.6

Leilani Mitchell

3024.79.30.02.02.04.00.30.040.946.775.01.32.3

Yvonne Turner

5525.27.40.22.62.83.80.80.243.326.787.52.61.4

Essence Carson

5521.66.80.81.62.41.00.80.636.440.085.70.41.8

Sancho Lyttle

4013.33.00.32.02.30.01.00.537.50.00.00.31.5

Alanna Smith

5012.82.61.01.82.80.40.60.225.025.050.01.22.2

Sophie Cunningham

508.40.80.41.82.20.00.20.216.720.050.00.61.2

Diana Taurasi

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Camille Little

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Brianna Turner

503.00.00.20.81.00.20.00.00.00.00.00.40.8

The Skinny

The Sparks won't get either Alana Beard or Candace Parker back from their injuries Friday, leaving the team to go to work with the group it has un out for most of the season thus far. Riquna Williams provided a massive effort off of the bench in Tuesday's contest, racking up season-high marks for both points (25) and assists (four). While that's likely an aberration, it does speak to the upside she can carry for tournament purposes. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Chiney Oguwmike and Chelsea Gray also supplied double-digit points in the last game, with Ogwumike falling just one rebound short of a double-double.

Phoenix could get Camille Little (questionable) back Friday, which would likely alter the rotational minutes slightly. Little averaged just over 16 minutes per game last season, though she may be limited to a smaller role initially until she can get up to speed. DeWanna Bonner once again checks in among the top-five budget differences between FanDuel and DraftKings, though the price deflation on FanDuel can be partially attributed to the bonus added for double-doubles. Essence Carson has seen her minutes decline on average over the last three games compared to the first three, resulting in a steeper drop in her price on DraftKings than on FanDuel.

New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

New York

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Rebecca AllenFHandOUT6/28/2019
Marine JohannesGNot Injury RelatedSUSP6/28/2019
Bria HartleyGNot Injury RelatedSUSP7/3/2019
Kiah StokesCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019

Las Vegas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Sydney ColsonGConcussionGTD6/14/2019
Lindsay AllenGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Las Vegas -12 (Open: Las Vegas - 12.5)     Over Under: 165.5 (Open: 167.5)

2019 Player Stats

New York

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tina Charles

6632.321.32.86.39.22.00.20.340.36.786.13.52.8

Kia Nurse

6631.014.20.31.51.82.50.50.045.045.783.31.72.2

Asia Durr

5429.412.00.21.41.61.41.40.647.218.887.51.62.6

Bria Hartley

5121.69.01.63.45.04.21.20.028.925.083.31.81.4

Amanda Zahui B

6627.07.81.76.58.20.81.02.540.023.866.72.03.5

Rebecca Allen

5118.66.40.82.02.80.60.81.435.537.51000.82.6

Reshanda Gray

6016.36.23.33.56.80.70.80.047.10.041.70.52.7

Brittany Boyd

6620.84.50.52.73.24.72.00.237.916.71002.52.2

Han Xu

304.32.30.00.70.70.00.30.01001000.00.00.3

Tanisha Wright

4013.82.00.31.82.03.01.00.350.00.00.02.01.8

Tiffany Bias

303.30.70.00.30.30.00.00.00.00.01000.30.0

Kiah Stokes

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

205.00.01.01.02.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.5

Marine Johannes

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Las Vegas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Kayla McBride

5528.217.21.04.05.02.21.00.053.360.092.92.41.0

Liz Cambage

4218.014.82.83.86.51.80.31.044.425.085.71.51.0

A'ja Wilson

5529.213.42.45.68.02.20.21.243.10.064.72.42.6

Dearica Hamby

5019.810.01.65.87.41.21.41.047.50.080.01.82.6

Kelsey Plum

5522.27.00.61.82.43.21.00.036.829.41001.42.2

Jackie Young

5521.26.60.63.64.23.00.60.439.433.355.61.41.8

Sugar Rodgers

5014.45.80.22.42.61.40.20.238.542.150.01.42.0

Tamera Young

5019.45.61.21.83.01.41.00.039.350.055.61.62.4

Sydney Colson

5014.22.80.20.40.62.61.60.245.50.01001.81.8

Carolyn Swords

5310.41.60.61.42.01.00.00.227.30.01000.81.8

JiSu Park

408.50.51.01.32.30.30.50.08.30.00.00.01.5

The Skinny

Vegas is expected to post the highest point total on the slate Friday against the Liberty, entering the contest as 12-point favorites in a game that features the highest over/under on the slate. Kayla McBride leads the way for the Aces on the offensive end of the floor, dropping in 17.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game over the first five and a season-high 25 in the last contest. She provides a fair amount of salary relief on FanDuel. New York's opposition knocks down 34.9 percent (fourth-best) of their 18.2 three-point attempts (fourth-fewest) on average, a category that McBride excels in. First-overall pick Jackie Young logged a season-high 30 minutes and posted her best line of the season with 11 points, eight boards, three assists and one steal, so she may be one to consider as well.

On the flip side, the Liberty, who started 0-4 before notching two straight wins, remains without four contributors due to overseas commitments and injuries. They earned a 10-point victory over the Aces at home last time out and will look to continue that success Friday. Rebecca Allen's absence resulted in Asia Durr and the rest of the starters seeing huge minutes against the Lynx last Saturday. More of the same may be on the way Friday, with Tanisha Wright and Reshanda Gray serving as the main options off the bench. Amanda Zahui B could fit in as a good option again Friday against an Aces club that turns the ball over 16.2 times per game (third most) and has the most shots blocked per contest (7.8).

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