WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Friday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Jasmine ThomasGCON620015.5%880017.60%-2.1%
Alysha ClarkFSEA490012.3%710014.20%-2.0%
Sami WhitcombGSEA580014.5%790015.80%-1.3%
Renee MontgomeryGATL500012.5%690013.80%-1.3%
Jewell LoydGSEA660016.5%890017.80%-1.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Emma MeessemanFWAS680017.0%630012.60%4.4%
Ariel AtkinsGWAS630015.8%660013.20%2.6%
Myisha Hines-AllenFWAS35008.8%31006.20%2.6%
Stephanie MavungaFIND35008.8%31006.20%2.6%
Jackie YoungGLVA570014.3%590011.80%2.5%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.59869.830.553.418.347.252
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.2295.364.531.448.818.645.249.8
CHICAGO SKY97.739868.928.249.81949.653.2
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.1596.460.532.648.818.14649.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.92107.266.430.64914.850.754.9
CONNECTICUT SUN94.9198.262.536.35318.346.149.5
MINNESOTA LYNX94.6796.566.73451.520.647.651.4
SEATTLE STORM93.989761.931.449.919.447.751.6
ATLANTA DREAM93.4189.462.233.548.618.44145.5
INDIANA FEVER92.8298.956.233.249.917.346.550.6
DALLAS

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Jasmine ThomasGCON620015.5%880017.60%-2.1%
Alysha ClarkFSEA490012.3%710014.20%-2.0%
Sami WhitcombGSEA580014.5%790015.80%-1.3%
Renee MontgomeryGATL500012.5%690013.80%-1.3%
Jewell LoydGSEA660016.5%890017.80%-1.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Emma MeessemanFWAS680017.0%630012.60%4.4%
Ariel AtkinsGWAS630015.8%660013.20%2.6%
Myisha Hines-AllenFWAS35008.8%31006.20%2.6%
Stephanie MavungaFIND35008.8%31006.20%2.6%
Jackie YoungGLVA570014.3%590011.80%2.5%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.59869.830.553.418.347.252
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.2295.364.531.448.818.645.249.8
CHICAGO SKY97.739868.928.249.81949.653.2
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.1596.460.532.648.818.14649.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.92107.266.430.64914.850.754.9
CONNECTICUT SUN94.9198.262.536.35318.346.149.5
MINNESOTA LYNX94.6796.566.73451.520.647.651.4
SEATTLE STORM93.989761.931.449.919.447.751.6
ATLANTA DREAM93.4189.462.233.548.618.44145.5
INDIANA FEVER92.8298.956.233.249.917.346.550.6
DALLAS WINGS91.2492.660.6355119.242.747.1
PHOENIX MERCURY90.996.661.924.8461646.551.1

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

TEAMDEF RTGDREBDREB%STLBLKOPP PTS
OFF TOV
OPP PTS
2ND CHANCE
OPP PTS
FB
OPP PTS
PAINT
NEW YORK LIBERTY101.825.967.17.93.917.913.18.134.2
INDIANA FEVER101.125.666.164.215.211.57.832.7
DALLAS WINGS99.324.568.87.13.916.19.510.832
CHICAGO SKY98.12968.76.64.616.212.68.136.9
ATLANTA DREAM97.826.664.16.85.916.414.210.532.2
PHOENIX MERCURY97.225.665.56.44.313.311.41032.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.125.965.58.14.415.812.49.834.1
WASHINGTON MYSTICS97.12566.88.84.910.713.16.333.9
CONNECTICUT SUN95.126.171.98.54.914.18.96.532.2
MINNESOTA LYNX94.225.3698.13.815.89.39.431.2
SEATTLE STORM93.823.669.29.53.817.88.710.629.8
LAS VEGAS ACES90.931.274.18.14.815.78.76.928.4

2019 Advanced Opposition Scoring

TEAMOPP
PTS
OPP
FGA
OPP
FG%
OPP
3PM
OPP
3PA
OPP
3P%
OPP
FTA
OPP
REB
OPP
AST
OPP
TOV
OPP
STL
OPP
BLK
OPP
PFD
NEW YORK LIBERTY83.57043.1720.234.720.336.119.314.17.95.118.7
CHICAGO SKY79.873.340.95.818.730.917.635.218.312.68.73.916.2
LOS ANGELES SPARKS79.170.140.97.119.736.218.138.416.915.98.55.917.3
INDIANA FEVER78.869.441.26.618.73518.434.919.612.66.93.317.4
WASHINGTON MYSTICS76.869.3436.720.333.213.535.717.315.46.13.414.7
LAS VEGAS ACES76.773.238.47.32331.815.835.618.613.88.65.616.1
ATLANTA DREAM76.671.640.76.420.830.815.939.918.113.77.85.416.2
DALLAS WINGS75.664.442.66.618.735.218.133.819.413.96.64.617.4
CONNECTICUT SUN75.366.842.95.619.92814.833.819.214.97.54.116.2
MINNESOTA LYNX74.366.842.36.620.432.113.932.217.216.48.85.216.3
PHOENIX MERCURY73.769.741.26.619.633.512.838.317.213.85.43.615.6
SEATTLE STORM73.565.842.86.719.434.712.833.218.316.68.63.615.2

Data from WNBA.com

Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Washington

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kiara LeslieGKneeOUT8/2/2019

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Washington -8 (Open: Washington -7.5)   Over/Under: 161.5 (Open: 160.5)

2019 Player Stats

Washington

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Elena Delle Donne

121227.315.81.56.78.22.30.81.245.734.796.01.21.1

Emma Meesseman

4224.813.82.32.85.02.31.30.859.10.050.00.31.5

Kristi Toliver

151527.912.10.42.52.95.71.30.149.735.588.92.21.3

Ariel Atkins

151524.211.70.72.22.91.51.70.740.935.389.30.71.9

Tianna Hawkins

15118.110.91.72.74.40.80.60.152.136.289.31.42.8

Natasha Cloud

151532.29.80.12.72.85.41.10.337.229.080.61.21.7

Aerial Powers

13017.19.61.01.52.51.10.80.340.834.985.71.31.5

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

15018.67.70.71.72.41.31.10.346.421.791.41.41.1

LaToya Sanders

151525.55.31.44.15.51.91.01.543.80.088.20.72.0

Kim Mestdagh

305.33.00.00.00.00.30.00.042.960.00.00.70.3

Myisha Hines-Allen

1308.71.90.81.62.40.80.50.634.420.033.30.81.3

Kiara Leslie

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Indiana

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Kelsey Mitchell

181827.414.00.21.41.62.40.40.136.534.587.11.21.8

Candice Dupree

181831.711.70.94.95.82.30.40.648.00.081.51.50.9

Erica Wheeler

181825.711.60.12.52.65.51.10.345.940.092.63.22.5

Natalie Achonwa

161122.110.01.43.64.91.40.60.955.50.090.50.82.6

Tiffany Mitchell

18022.49.60.72.22.91.90.40.237.427.088.31.72.3

Teaira McCowan

18719.96.73.14.77.80.10.61.649.50.063.41.13.4

Betnijah Laney

181828.46.11.53.95.41.61.80.237.328.250.01.61.5

Kennedy Burke

15010.94.30.50.50.90.40.50.142.040.066.70.61.0

Paris Kea

605.53.50.20.50.70.80.20.340.066.750.01.00.2

Shenise Johnson

10011.03.30.61.42.00.80.30.129.321.485.70.50.8

Stephanie Mavunga

1308.01.90.91.22.10.20.20.345.50.071.40.41.5

Erica McCall

807.81.31.01.42.40.40.00.120.00.01000.30.6

Victoria Vivians

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The Mystics forge the most efficient offense in the league, owning a 107.2 mark that distances the team more than eight points per 100 possessions higher than any other club in the league. Natasha Cloud saw a season-high 38 minutes in the team's previous contest last Saturday and rewarded the Mystics with 18 points. She also attempted 11 three-point attempts, which could play up versus a Fever squad allowing a 35 percent conversion rate from deep. Indiana also sends the opposition to the free-throw line 18.4 times per contest, slightly bolstering the cases for Ariel Atkins and Aerial Powers. Atkins checks in as one of the top budget differential options in favor of DraftKings as well.

As eight-point underdogs, the high over/under in this contest doesn't completely rule out the usage of some Fever players. Washington allows a league-high 28.4 points per contest. Candice Dupree may be in the best position to take advantage of that, averaging 11.7 points per game as a key piece in the Fever's rotation. Natalie Achonwa checks in at a reasonable rate on both daily sites Friday as well and has seen her minutes rise in each of the last two contests.

Atlanta Dream at Connecticut Sun

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Tiffany HayesGHamstringGTD7/19/2019
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Layshia ClarendonGAnkleOUT9/8/2019

Vegas Odds: Connecticut -8.5 (Open: Connecticut -10)    Over/Under: 150.5 (Open: 151.5)

2019 Player Stats

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

171728.613.50.82.53.22.90.90.440.131.975.51.72.4

Brittney Sykes

171026.810.70.93.94.82.60.60.636.824.669.42.11.8

Elizabeth Williams

171728.99.42.93.46.31.00.81.744.40.072.71.42.1

Renee Montgomery

171726.58.90.12.02.13.10.90.234.931.480.01.81.4

Alex Bentley

13021.67.50.32.22.52.60.70.527.221.71001.41.7

Jessica Breland

171723.27.31.45.87.21.71.41.136.411.182.61.51.6

Nia Coffey

11616.56.51.42.64.00.50.50.535.234.557.91.11.6

Monique Billings

16018.35.42.64.36.90.60.50.439.70.080.01.62.2

Maite Cazorla

14114.63.30.10.50.61.60.70.043.631.883.30.90.9

Marie Gülich

16010.32.91.01.32.30.30.10.832.716.784.60.91.8

Angel McCoughtry

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Connecticut

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Jonquel Jones

171729.915.73.17.210.31.21.12.447.130.776.22.32.5

Alyssa Thomas

171730.511.62.54.77.23.12.00.550.60.057.91.82.6

Jasmine Thomas

171729.811.20.52.42.95.51.60.137.634.980.62.61.6

Courtney Williams

171728.411.11.24.55.63.21.00.438.044.475.71.41.5

Shekinna Stricklen

171723.39.20.21.41.61.00.90.440.240.088.90.82.2

Layshia Clarendon

9015.36.20.81.72.42.10.30.041.910085.70.90.8

Rachel Banham

17012.44.40.01.21.20.90.30.134.229.875.01.01.2

Bria Holmes

17013.44.40.51.21.60.70.50.340.821.161.90.60.9

Morgan Tuck

1609.43.00.41.01.40.70.30.235.440.057.10.91.1

Natisha Hiedeman

408.82.50.50.81.31.00.30.050.050.00.01.50.5

Brionna Jones

1407.42.31.60.62.20.30.20.433.30.054.50.61.1

Kristine Anigwe

1208.12.10.81.21.90.30.40.331.00.077.80.81.3

The Skinny

The Sun, who have the best record in the WNBA at 11-6, have won two games in a row, and they'll look to continue their winning ways against the struggling Dream (5-12). Connecticut's most recent contest saw Jonquel Jones -- the team's leading scorer (15.7 PPG) and rebounder (10.3 RPG) -- drop 26 points and eight rebounds in the victory over Indiana. Jasmine Thomas is leading the way for the Sun in assists, dropping 5.5 dimes per contest.

Atlanta's most recent game ended in a close 77-76 loss at Chicago. Renee Montgomery, the Dream's assist leader (3.1 APG), tallied a team-high 23 points. Jessica Breland, who leads the Dream with 7.2 boards per game, mustered a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double. Tiffany Hayes leads the Dream in scoring (13.5 PPG), but she's not getting much help, as Atlanta owns the lowest scoring average (70.2 points), field-goal percentage (36.7%) and three-point percentage (28.3%) in the WNBA. Hayes also carries a questionable designation into the contest due to a hamstring issue.

Las Vegas Aces at Seattle Storm

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Las Vegas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Lindsay AllenGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jewell LoydGAnkleGTD7/19/2019
Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisFKneeGTD7/19/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP8/2/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT8/2/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Las Vegas -2 (Open: Same)     Over/Under: 156 (Open: 157.5)

2019 Player Stats

Las Vegas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

A'ja Wilson

161628.816.41.55.46.92.20.61.449.00.077.82.42.0

Liz Cambage

151324.115.51.75.97.62.30.61.350.322.280.01.72.2

Kayla McBride

161629.315.40.74.14.82.61.20.148.046.892.52.01.2

Dearica Hamby

16019.69.71.74.86.41.51.00.551.228.673.51.81.8

Kelsey Plum

161625.57.40.42.73.13.01.10.134.933.988.91.72.1

Jackie Young

161622.25.60.62.63.24.51.10.332.731.669.61.31.6

Tamera Young

16016.54.71.21.82.91.40.70.135.425.060.01.31.6

Sydney Colson

15013.04.10.10.70.82.41.30.350.054.578.31.31.2

Sugar Rodgers

16013.93.00.22.02.21.30.30.430.431.050.01.01.3

Carolyn Swords

1437.21.90.51.31.80.40.10.237.00.01000.70.9

JiSu Park

1106.70.70.60.71.40.20.50.315.80.033.30.30.8

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

191931.318.22.75.48.11.92.01.543.828.382.12.83.0

Jewell Loyd

121229.715.80.52.63.12.51.80.238.730.495.02.31.2

Jordin Canada

161529.710.50.62.43.05.32.80.338.925.873.92.61.5

Alysha Clark

161529.38.91.44.05.42.90.60.645.349.184.61.61.9

Mercedes Russell

191525.57.62.44.16.40.60.90.657.10.071.40.82.2

Sami Whitcomb

18720.77.40.41.62.12.81.10.236.232.41001.31.7

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

18414.66.10.30.91.20.70.40.143.337.81001.31.4

Shavonte Zellous

16316.35.50.11.61.81.40.40.341.022.773.11.31.8

Crystal Langhorne

19417.75.40.82.12.91.20.40.342.543.575.01.30.8

Courtney Paris

1506.30.50.51.21.70.30.40.157.10.00.00.40.6

Blake Dietrick

1017.70.40.10.40.50.90.30.00.00.066.70.60.9

Sue Bird

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Breanna Stewart

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The late game on the slate happens to feature the two stingiest defenses in the league as well. Las Vegas (90.9 defensive rating) paces the league, with Seattle (93.8) trailing not too far behind. Fortunately for DFS purposes, the Aces also play at the fastest pace in the league, allowing for some points to be scored despite the superb defense from both sides. The Storm have proven to be vulnerable to the three-ball, with opposing guards knocking down 36.1 percent of their 12.8 attempts per game. Kayla McBride may be the best player to take advantage of that. She's hit 46.8 percent of her shots from deep so far this season and has attempts 18 of them over the last three contests. Kelsey Plum may also slot in as a potential budget dart considering she averages 3.5 three-point attempts per contest.

While the opposition doesn't convert quite as efficiently against the Aces from deep, the volume of shots from behind the arc from opposing guards is the highest in the league (15.8) by more than one per contest. Opposing guards make a league-high 5.4 three-point shots per game. That may bode well for Sami Whitcomb yet again. Whitcomb is coming off of a 15-point, eight-assist performance against the Lynx and has now come up with double-digit points in four of the last five games. Her playing time may depend partially on the health of Jewell Loyd, however. Loyd is officially listed as questionable for the contest after missing seven straight games due to a significant ankle injury. Even if Loyd returns, it would likely be in a limited capacity out of the gates, but it could impact Whitcomb's minutes. The Aces have also been prone to having shots blocked this season. Although the Storm don't have a prolific shot blocker on the club, Natasha Howard and Mercedes Russell each had three Wednesday versus the Lynx and Howard has tallied 22 through 19 games.

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