WNBA DFS Breakdown: Saturday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Saturday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel (Late Games Only)

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Teaira McCowanFIND470011.8%870017.40%-5.7%
Natalie AchonwaFIND480012.0%840016.80%-4.8%
LaToya SandersFWAS590014.8%950019.00%-4.3%
Kristi ToliverGWAS590014.8%920018.40%-3.7%
Sylvia FowlesFMIN820020.5%1200024.00%-3.5%

Top 5 DraftKings (Late Games Only)

PlayerPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Erica WheelerGIND720018.0%620012.40%5.6%
Emma MeessemanFWAS630015.8%510010.20%5.6%
Myisha Hines-AllenFWAS520013.0%40008.00%5.0%
Betnijah LaneyGIND560014.0%49009.80%4.2%
Shatori Walke.GWAS530013.3%46009.20%4.1%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Team Offense Stats

Atlanta Dream218.52735.515.559.51571
Chicago Sky11323.129191131671
Connecticut Sun321.733.842.716.354.712.380.7
Dallas Wings12433.342181261872
Indiana Fever21428.632186.5311.579
Las Vegas Aces2154041.517.594.513.583.5
Los Angeles Sparks216.533.339.5167.561373.5
Minnesota Lynx218.532.44319.58.5421.580.5
New York Liberty11435.74014441680
Phoenix Mercury220403218.58.551777
Seattle Storm3162533179.3413.773.3
Washington Mystics12114.33717471269

2019 Team Defense Stats (Opponent Stats)

Atlanta Dream71.539.21931.618.541.520.595.514.577
Chicago Sky6844.120303246171152189
Connecticut Sun7241.71924.611.73417.754.312.374.3
Dallas Wings6342.91428.62931166111676
Indiana Fever7042.91841.722.538.516441484
Las Vegas Aces7042.91841.714.537.5198.57.51478
Los Angeles Sparks7636.218.52723.54814.575.515.576.5
Minnesota Lynx6838.21417.914.525.51611.531566
New York Liberty69421225283815841081
Phoenix Mercury71.540.617.54021.5371793.513.580.5
Seattle Storm65401931.612.336.317.76.34.718.768.7
Washington Mystics7643.42030144018751084

Data from WNBA.com


New York Liberty at Indiana Fever


Note: All return dates are just estimates

New York

Kiah StokesCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019


Shenise JohnsonGKneeOUT6/7/2019
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Indiana -3.5 (Open: Indiana -4)   Over Under: 158.5 (Open: Same)

2019 Player Stats

Tina CharlesNYC1323212210047.8410231010
Kia NurseNYG13212101023014501044
Reshanda GrayNYF114108000071.4000702
Asia DurrNYG12581201037.5120823
Bria HartleyNYG11774400122.20250923
Rebecca AllenNYF11965022266.72366.7300
Brittany BoydNYG11554100040100511
Nayo Raincock-EkunweNYF140100000000100
Han XuNYC110000000000000
Amanda Zahui B.NYC1290320100520400
Tanisha WrightNYG1130130000200000
Erica Wheeler          IndG23321470.50.5366.715.554.513.500
Candice Dupree     IndF233.5167.
Tiffany MitchellIndG227.5154.
Natalie AchonwaIndF224910.51.50047.11.5008.511
Teaira McCowanIndC211.55.54.5001.505020032.55
Betnijah LaneyIndG223.55.552.52.500.526.71316.77.512
Kelsey MitchellIndG220410.5000200.52.501000
Shenise JohnsonIndG21623110016.7020600
Stephanie MavungaIndF21111.50.500033.30001.500

The Skinny

The Liberty offense ran through Tina Charles during the season opener, and that's unlikely to change. She attempted 23 field-goal attempts -- 13 more than the next-highest player, Kia Nurse. In looking for value, turning to Reshanda Gray and Bria Hartley could pay dividends. Gray came up just two board shy of a double-double in 14 minutes, while Hartley led the team in assists and took nine shots.

The Fever have played two games, with three players -- Erica Wheeler, Candice Dupree and Tiffany Mitchell -- averaging double-digit points. They're the main players worth targeting for DFS. Looking for some low-priced value, Betnijah Laney could produce. She's taken 15 shots across the team's first two games, but has converted only 26.7 percent of those looks. It's possible her shots start falling while she continues to rebound and play defense.

Atlanta Dream at Washington Mystics


Note: All return dates are just estimates


Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT6/6/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020


Kristi ToliverGQuadricepsGTD6/1/2019
Elena Delle DonneFKneeGTD6/1/2019
Aerial PowersFBackOUT6/5/2019
Kiara LeslieGKneeOUT8/2/2019

Vegas Odds: Washington -8.5 (Open: Washington -7.5)    Over Under: 157 (Open: 157.5)

2019 Player Stats

Jessica BrelandAtlF222.512.5721.52040.90.510113.54.5
Brittney SykesAtlG226.5113.53120.533.312.520122.53.5
Renee MontgomeryAtlG225.5922.500246.22.54506.512
Nia CoffeyAtlF220861.50.51046.71.5207.511.5
Tiffany HayesAtlG22471.
Monique BillingsAtlF21764.510.50055.63004.511
Elizabeth WilliamsAtlF2255.56.510.53036.41005.51.53
Alex BentleyAtlG222.
Marie GulichAtlC21042.5001050100311
Maite CazorlaAtlG153100015011100200
Haley Peters        AtlF1102010000100322
Emma MeessemanWasC133146011046.21101322
Shatori Walker-KimbroughWasG127118310136.40333.31122
Kristi ToliverWasG12011330015014251000
Ariel AtkinsWasG130102100033.3130945
Myisha Hines-AllenWasF11985012033.33201200
Natasha CloudWasG13062812028.6340724
Tianna HawkinsWasF11542000033.3020600
Kim MestdaghWasG14300001500250200
LaToya SandersWasF1222920200200222

The Skinny

The Dream have had a balanced attack, with all but three players scoring between five and 13 points per game. The passing game has been equal as well, with nobody racking up more than three dimes per game. The best place to look for production then might be rebounding. In that case, Jessica Breland and Elizabeth Williams appear to be viable DFS options.

Similarly to the Dream, the Mystics had a balanced attack in the opener. However, Elena Delle Donne is expected to be back for this contest. She averaged 20.7 PPG last season, so her presence will help normalize Washington. Delle Donne also grabbed 7.2 RPG, so chances are, fewer boards will be around for the likes of Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Emma Meesseman and LaToya Sanders.

Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings


Note: All return dates are just estimates


Karima Christmas-KellyGKneeGTD6/1/2019
Temi FagbenleFSuspensionSUSP-DNR6/4/2019
Kelsey GriffinFToeSUSP6/4/2019
Seimone AugustusGKneeOUT6/15/2019
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT2/1/2020


Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT6/9/2019
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedSUSP7/5/2019

Vegas Odds: Minnesota -3.5 (Open: Minnesota -1)     Over Under: 153 (Open: 152)

2019 Player Stats

Napheesa Collier   MinF230185212273.322.5807.556.5
Odyssey Sims   MinG229.5133.550.50141.74333.31222.5
Sylvia Fowles   MinC228.511.511.501.50052.92.5008.52.54
Danielle Robinson   MinG2271132.51.510.533.333.514.3122.53
Lexie Brown   MinG221.51012.51.501.533.31.553092.53
Damiris Dantas   MinC223.575.53.51.51166.721.566.74.500.5
Jessica Shepard   MinF224.56.58.540004041.5052.53
Stephanie Talbot   MinG210.521.5010033.30.51.50300
Alaina Coates   MinC23.51.52000033.30001.50.51
Shao Ting   MinF2201.5000000001.500
Allisha GrayDalG126143431257.11366.7744
Arike OgunbowaleDalG121123120131.30616.71612
Kayla ThorntonDalF12796210023.12401333
Brooke McCarty-WilliamsDalG12983820242.93366.7700
Glory JohnsonDalF12769210128.65250712
Tayler HillDalG12062110133.30425611
Imani McGee-StaffordDalC11456020066.7100312
Imani McGee-StaffordDalC11456020066.7100312
Isabelle HarrisonDalC12258005025300812
Kaela DavisDalG11142000050000400
Theresa PlaisanceDalF1430000133.30250300

The Skinny

Still hurting from the injury bug and overseas play, the Lynx may be forced to reach into the bench ranks once again Saturday. Sylvia Fowles could provide a bit more value on FanDuel Saturday with a lowered value, though it's worth noting that DraftKings awards bonuses for double-doubles, which may account for some of the pricing difference. Karima Christmas-Kelly has yet to play this season and enters the contest questionable, so her status could define the extent to which others like Jessica Shepard will play. Shepard, Damiris Dantas, Napheesa Collier and Lexie Brown could be relied upon for considerable minutes again if Christmas-Kelly is out.

The Wings are down a star player as well in Skylar Diggins-Smith, who continues to work her way back post-pregnancy. Slight underdogs in the expected lowest-scoring game on the slate, Allisha Gray provided some major minutes in the opener and contributed across the board. Fortunately, the club will get back the services of Azura Stevens, who missed the season opener due to a concussion. She averaged 8.9 points an 4.6 rebounds a season ago and will likely log 20-plus minutes in her debut Saturday.


Seattle Storm at Chicago Sky


Note: All return dates are just estimates


Alysha ClarkFRestOUT6/4/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP6/14/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT7/17/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020


Jamierra FaulknerGKneeGTD6/1/2019

Vegas Odds: Chicago -2.5 (Open: Chicago -1)     Over Under: 160.5 (Open: 159.5)

2019 Player Stats

Natasha HowardSeaF330.719.311.71.72.720.344.91.7216.716.34.36.3
Jewell LoydSeaG332.713.353.31.30.313123.727.3143.73.7
Jordin CanadaSeaG331.311.725.
Crystal LanghorneSeaF3287.34.710.30.30401106.722.7
Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisSeaF3176.
Mercedes RussellSeaC3184.74.70.710046.21004.30.70.7
Alysha ClarkSeaF1271153022601450534
Shavonte ZellousSeaG316.730.3200030.81.30.704.30.31
Sami WhitcombSeaG213.540.51.510137.503.528.6400
Anriel HowardSeaF26.51.50.500.500.55010.5100100
Courtney ParisSeaC2501000.5000.500000
Gabby WilliamsChiF125112410141.72333.31200
Kahleah CopperChiG118115010050300833
Allie QuigleyChiG126101110244.40540900
Jantel LavenderChiC123103110050100822
Cheyenne ParkerChiF11974003033.3100634
Stefanie DolsonChiC11567100066.7200322
Courtney VanderslootChiG130648300304301000
Katie Lou SamuelsonChiG118412100100100122
Chloe JacksonChiG11041230040100502
Astou NdourChiC15200000100000100
Diamond DeShieldsChiG1110100000020700

The Skinny

Alysha Clark mad her season debut for the Storm on Friday after resting for the first two contests following overseas play. Unsurprisingly, she will take a seat again Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back set. Her return carved minutes off of the rest of the frontcourt, allowing Natasha Howard to rest a couple more minutes. It's possible more of the bench will see action as well Saturday given that the team will be playing two games in 24 hours, but Howard should still see more than enough action to get hers offensively. Mercedes Russell has seen her minutes increase in each game this season, so there's a chance she will be another beneficiary of Clark's absence. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has started all three games but saw a six-minute dip upon Clark's return, so she should also snag additional minutes in the contest.

Chicago got off to a rough start in the opener, getting thumped by 17 at the hand of the Lynx. Even so, the Sky are a 2.5-point favorite in what's expected to be the highest-scoring game on the slate. It's a somewhat surprising number considering the Storm have held each of their first three opponents to 72 or fewer points, but Chicago also plays at an up-temp pace. Four players scored in double figures in the opener, and you can expect more minutes from the team's starters in this one, assuming the game stays relatively close. Courtney Vandersloot got off to a slow start shooting from the field in the opener, but she still headlines the fantasy options for Chicago. Jamierra Faulkner is also expected to make her season debut for the Sky after missing the opener with a knee injury. She offered up 7.6 points, 3.9 assists and 1.4 rebounds in just over 21 minutes per game a season ago.

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