WNBA DFS Breakdown: Sunday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Sunday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Tiffany HayesGATL640016.0%980019.60%-3.6%
Arike OgunbowaleGDAL560014.0%850017.00%-3.0%
Tina CharlesFNY780019.5%1100022.00%-2.5%
Kayla ThorntonFDAL610015.3%880017.60%-2.4%
Sophie CunninghamGPHO30007.5%49009.80%-2.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL580014.5%560011.20%3.3%
Crystal LanghorneFSEA450011.3%40008.00%3.3%
Tierra Ruffin-PrattGLA520013.0%530010.60%2.4%
Jordin CanadaGSEA630015.8%670013.40%2.4%
Chloe JacksonGCHI36009.0%36007.20%1.8%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES101.8994.468.229.553.519.846.651.2
NEW YORK LIBERTY99.0596.56331.147.917.245.449.8
LOS ANGELES SPARKS98.7392.859.329.847.418.945.149
CHICAGO SKY97.4797.66529.349.719.549.653
CONNECTICUT SUN95.45100.563.535.75317.44750.6
MINNESOTA LYNX95.2996.766.13452.322.649.353.4
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.96107.965.73349.715.251.155
ATLANTA DREAM94.1391.259.133.247.918.642.746.8
SEATTLE STORM93.6994.958.630.748.818.245.549.9
INDIANA FEVER92.4599.553.535.350.517.746.250.4
PHOENIX

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Tiffany HayesGATL640016.0%980019.60%-3.6%
Arike OgunbowaleGDAL560014.0%850017.00%-3.0%
Tina CharlesFNY780019.5%1100022.00%-2.5%
Kayla ThorntonFDAL610015.3%880017.60%-2.4%
Sophie CunninghamGPHO30007.5%49009.80%-2.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL580014.5%560011.20%3.3%
Crystal LanghorneFSEA450011.3%40008.00%3.3%
Tierra Ruffin-PrattGLA520013.0%530010.60%2.4%
Jordin CanadaGSEA630015.8%670013.40%2.4%
Chloe JacksonGCHI36009.0%36007.20%1.8%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES101.8994.468.229.553.519.846.651.2
NEW YORK LIBERTY99.0596.56331.147.917.245.449.8
LOS ANGELES SPARKS98.7392.859.329.847.418.945.149
CHICAGO SKY97.4797.66529.349.719.549.653
CONNECTICUT SUN95.45100.563.535.75317.44750.6
MINNESOTA LYNX95.2996.766.13452.322.649.353.4
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.96107.965.73349.715.251.155
ATLANTA DREAM94.1391.259.133.247.918.642.746.8
SEATTLE STORM93.6994.958.630.748.818.245.549.9
INDIANA FEVER92.4599.553.535.350.517.746.250.4
PHOENIX MERCURY91.498.563.827.446.81847.552.1
DALLAS WINGS90.489160.838.451.72040.845.3

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

TEAMDEF RTGDREBDREB%STLBLKOPP PTS
OFF TOV
OPP PTS
2ND CHANCE
OPP PTS
FB
OPP PTS
PAINT
ATLANTA DREAM103.425.962.36617.71510.232.2
NEW YORK LIBERTY10325.966.284.216.512.36.936.2
INDIANA FEVER101.824.865.664.215.111.27.531.2
PHOENIX MERCURY99.424.765.173.914.411.910.632.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS9826.665.384.316.513.29.735.8
CHICAGO SKY97.928.767.474.416.114.27.236.9
DALLAS WINGS96.924.566.57.24.115.411.2931.2
MINNESOTA LYNX94.624.9708.74.116.59.210.732.5
CONNECTICUT SUN94.12771.88.35.213.48.56.333.5
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.124.365.99.55.511.513.16.232.9
SEATTLE STORM92.323.267.99.43.816.48.711.930.2
LAS VEGAS ACES89.831.675.48.45.318.28.58.228.9

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 LIBERTY857043.86.518.734.521.737.818.614.57.54.719.1
ATLANTA DREAM81.272.442.27.422.133.71739.619.213.18.25.416.9
LOS ANGELES SPARKS80.670.441.37.519.937.418.939.818.1169.45.618.6
CHICAGO SKY79.573.841620301734.517.712.78.83.617
INDIANA FEVER78.56841.26.818.237.119.134.518.712.86.73.518.3
LAS VEGAS ACES76.272.638.26.923.429.616.536.517.713.89.56.517
PHOENIX MERCURY75.969427.218.938.213.336.916.614.15.93.417
MINNESOTA LYNX7566.542.96.119.531.214.731.116.416.59.54.217.2
CONNECTICUT SUN74.968.242.55.719.928.513.833.519.314.87.64.515.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS74.568.242.76.219.831.213.43516.316.85.53.514.8
DALLAS WINGS7364.840.961931.618.1341814.26.6618.2
SEATTLE STORM72.165.642.36.419.133.512.534.218.117.28.54.115.5

Data from WNBA.com

New York Liberty at Atlanta Dream

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

New York

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Tanisha WrightGPersonalGTD6/30/2019
Bria HartleyGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019
Amanda Zahui BCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019
Kiah StokesCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019
Rebecca AllenFHandOUT7/3/2019
Marine JohannesGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/3/2019

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alex BentleyGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/2/2019
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Atlanta -3 (Open: Atlanta -2.5)   Over/Under: 159.5 (Open: 160.5)

2019 Player Stats

New York

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tina Charles

111132.417.82.46.18.51.80.60.336.517.981.32.52.5

Kia Nurse

111132.616.20.81.92.72.41.20.141.036.689.41.71.7

Asia Durr

10930.912.20.21.01.21.50.90.446.635.387.51.42.5

Amanda Zahui B

9927.611.41.36.47.80.91.12.350.640.078.61.63.4

Bria Hartley

5121.69.01.63.45.04.21.20.028.925.083.31.81.4

Reshanda Gray

11217.56.52.73.66.40.90.60.353.410042.10.72.9

Rebecca Allen

5118.66.40.82.02.80.60.81.435.537.51000.82.6

Brittany Boyd

111123.56.00.43.03.46.11.80.236.510.078.62.82.4

Tanisha Wright

8014.83.60.31.92.13.01.00.444.414.380.01.81.8

Han Xu

606.52.30.00.70.70.00.20.250.050.050.00.00.7

Tiffany Bias

808.12.00.00.50.51.00.30.023.518.285.70.60.6

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

5011.20.81.41.22.60.40.20.225.00.00.00.61.2

Avery Warley-Talbert

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Kiah Stokes

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Marine Johannes

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

9927.313.20.92.73.63.10.60.340.637.870.41.72.1

Brittney Sykes

9325.210.40.62.93.41.90.61.038.720.868.01.82.0

Jessica Breland

9923.48.81.25.97.11.61.20.838.820.084.21.61.8

Renee Montgomery

9924.68.70.11.81.93.40.70.138.434.060.02.11.4

Elizabeth Williams

9926.67.61.93.45.30.70.91.748.10.069.21.21.9

Alex Bentley

6022.87.50.31.72.02.20.70.228.325.81001.31.8

Nia Coffey

9617.96.81.33.04.30.70.40.435.530.852.91.21.8

Monique Billings

8018.65.83.33.97.10.80.40.441.20.085.71.62.3

Maite Cazorla

6014.53.80.20.20.32.20.80.040.036.475.00.71.2

Marie Gülich

8012.13.51.11.62.80.50.31.337.90.085.71.01.8

Haley Peters

406.50.50.30.30.50.30.30.30.00.01001.00.8

Angel McCoughtry

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Natisha Hiedeman

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

Playing with just a day between games, there's a reasonable chance the bench will see a bit more run Sunday than it did during Friday's tilt versus the Wings. Still, Kia Nurse, Tina Charles and Asia Durr are all likely locks to play 30-plus minutes and Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray falling not too far behind in that department.  If the Liberty were to turn to the bench more, Tanisha Wright, Tiffany Bias and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe would be the three candidates to potentially see more run. The two clubs sport the two worst defensive ratings in the league, so a high-scoring affair may be on tap. Opposing forwards average league-high or are tied for league-high marks in points (30.0), rebounds (19.2) assists (4.9), steals (2.8) and blocks (2.6), making this a particularly appealing matchup for the likes of Charles and Gray. Opposing backcourts check in among the top four in points, rebounds and assists as well and are tied for first in three-pointers made.  Nurse would also fit the mold in that scenario, leading the team in three-pointers made and attempted per game.

New York's defense comes in just as poorly, surrendering a league-worst 47.9 points and 14.5 rebounds to opposing guards. The struggle in particular against slashing guards who can draw contact, surrendering a 11.7 free-throw attempts per game to opposing backcourts. The Dream don't have a player averaging more than three per game, but Tiffany Hayes went to the line more than five times per contest in each of the last three years, so this could serve as a breakout contest for her in the category. Both New York and Atlanta sport a poor 47.9 percent rebound rate, so there may be room for improvement on both side Sunday. Monique Billings and Jessica Breland lead the way in that category for the Dream and are both coming off season-high totals versus the Mystics. Atlanta runs a fairly deep rotation, so there's no guaranteed huge minutes, with not player averaging more than 27 per contest this season, but that may not be a major fantasy detriment in this contest.

Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Temi FagbenleFNot Injury RelatedOUT7/2/2019
Cecilia ZandalasiniGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/2/2019
Seimone AugustusGKneeOUT7/10/2019
Karima Christmas-KellyGUndisclosedOUT10/1/2019
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT2/1/2020
Kelsey GriffinFToeSUSP2/1/2020
Jessica ShepardCKneeOUT5/1/2020

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Glory JohnsonFNot Injury RelatedOUT7/5/2019
Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT7/5/2019
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/5/2019
Tayler HillGKneeOUT8/1/2019

Vegas Odds: Minnesota -3.5 (Open: Minnesota -4.5)    Over/Under: 147.5 (Open: 150.5)

2019 Player Stats

Minnesota

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Odyssey Sims

111132.115.21.13.04.14.91.40.240.028.691.13.51.7

Sylvia Fowles

111130.714.32.87.19.91.01.41.359.50.063.32.52.7

Napheesa Collier

111132.512.31.04.25.22.01.71.048.934.480.02.13.1

Damiris Dantas

111129.010.31.53.55.13.20.90.542.142.668.42.12.9

Danielle Robinson

111126.59.20.52.32.83.31.40.538.220.081.82.52.0

Lexie Brown

11020.78.70.21.21.41.61.00.043.239.676.51.51.7

Jessica Shepard

6018.74.81.54.25.73.50.30.237.914.375.02.51.5

Karima Christmas-Kelly

6012.02.70.20.70.81.00.80.227.827.360.00.71.3

Alaina Coates

905.72.10.90.81.70.00.10.453.30.050.00.40.7

Stephanie Talbot

1007.51.30.10.30.40.40.30.129.423.10.00.80.8

Seimone Augustus

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

Dallas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Arike Ogunbowale

9425.312.60.71.72.31.71.00.030.425.580.01.21.8

Kayla Thornton

10830.511.32.44.46.82.11.00.335.420.996.01.51.9

Allisha Gray

10829.79.92.23.45.62.40.90.341.321.780.01.02.8

Glory Johnson

6524.56.72.05.07.01.81.50.540.535.750.01.51.8

Theresa Plaisance

10517.06.70.53.33.81.80.40.544.237.983.30.82.6

Isabelle Harrison

8622.06.61.42.64.01.30.61.138.50.068.41.81.9

Megan Gustafson

4010.35.81.52.54.00.50.30.064.30.083.30.30.5

Kaela Davis

10517.25.70.91.42.31.60.40.235.937.588.92.32.2

Azurá Stevens

9116.04.81.71.93.60.60.61.135.811.180.01.01.3

Imani McGee-Stafford

1039.63.51.41.52.90.10.70.543.60.050.01.61.4

Tayler Hill

4212.33.30.50.81.30.80.30.030.816.780.00.01.0

Brooke McCarty-Williams

10317.63.10.40.91.32.90.80.126.336.880.01.41.3

Skylar Diggins-Smith

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Moriah Jefferson

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

On the opposite end of the over/under spectrum, Dallas brings the slowest pace in the league into a matchup with a Lynx squad that ranks in the middle of the pack. Both team's clean up the boards particularly well, so that's a spot where something has to give Sunday. Dallas has been vulnerable to scoring from bigs (26.8 PPG) and particularly ones who head to the charity stripe often (7.3 free-throw attempts by opposing forwards). Napheesa Collier specializes in doing just that, having earned 11 free-throw attempts over the last two games to net a combined 35 points. In a game that shouldn't feature too many daily fantasy picks, she could be a name worth considering. The one thing you can count on from the Lynx is heavy minutes across the board with limited options available. On five days rest, there's a good chance most or all of the five starters will cross the 30-minute mark.

Isabelle Harrison lands squarely in GPP territory for the Wings. She paces the DraftKings budget relief category, but, at the same time, she carries the risk of an ankle injury and a questionable tag. If she plays and her ankle holds up, Harrison could provide some significant value. If not, look for Theresa Plaisance to handle a sizable workload again. Plaisance logged 32 minutes in Friday's game versus New York and could challenge that mark again after posting a double-double. However, the slowed pace will diminish her chances of a repeat in that category. Minnesota alllows opposing guards to score 43 points per game (second in WNBA) and to shoot 35.1 percent from deep (fourth), with opposing guards accounting for 39.5 field-goal attempts (tied for first) per tilt. As it so happens, Arike Ogunbowale is a game removed from back-to-back 20 point efforts and averages a team-high 5.7 three-point attempts per contest. 

Chicago Sky at Los Angeles Sparks

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Chicago

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jamierra FaulknerGKneeGTD6/30/2019
Astou NdourCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/2/2019
Katie Lou SamuelsonGHandOUT7/2/2019

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alexis JonesGKneeGTD6/30/2019
Maria VadeevaCNot Injury RelatedOUT7/7/2019

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -5.5 (Open: Los Angeles -7)     Over/Under: 159 (Open: 155.5)

2019 Player Stats

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

111129.814.01.14.85.92.31.10.538.832.173.12.12.2

Allie Quigley

111130.012.20.52.32.82.70.80.249.548.11001.01.6

Courtney Vandersloot

111130.310.50.64.55.17.71.50.540.732.480.03.31.8

Stefanie Dolson

111124.99.91.04.05.02.20.50.755.139.31002.43.2

Cheyenne Parker

11019.29.61.84.26.00.90.81.550.720.093.51.52.6

Jantel Lavender

111028.08.22.14.97.01.20.40.848.222.21001.61.6

Gabby Williams

11115.96.80.51.51.91.80.80.241.911.173.31.51.4

Kahleah Copper

11014.76.20.21.92.10.70.50.036.223.178.90.91.9

Astou Ndour

206.54.50.00.00.00.00.00.01001000.00.51.0

Katie Lou Samuelson

3013.32.30.01.71.71.00.70.033.320.01000.31.3

Chloe Jackson

306.31.30.30.30.71.01.30.028.60.00.01.00.3

Jamierra Faulkner

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Victoria Macaulay

302.30.00.00.70.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Maria Vadeeva

1124.024.01.04.05.01.02.03.055.050.00.03.03.0

Chelsea Gray

111129.514.30.52.83.34.80.80.241.434.296.02.71.4

Nneka Ogwumike

101028.214.02.47.19.51.61.30.245.440.979.32.43.9

Chiney Ogwumike

11827.512.03.04.27.21.01.20.848.70.072.71.53.5

Riquna Williams

10123.28.90.32.22.51.51.30.133.337.887.51.32.1

Candace Parker

4427.08.81.06.37.32.81.50.527.526.781.84.50.8

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

111022.56.50.72.12.82.10.71.141.443.586.70.92.4

Sydney Wiese

9618.04.80.21.41.71.10.40.439.039.11001.10.7

Alexis Jones

7115.04.70.01.11.12.40.10.138.738.580.01.31.7

Kalani Brown

10014.84.71.32.53.80.50.30.739.50.081.31.41.9

Marina Mabrey

11014.84.70.51.41.81.10.90.431.725.783.30.91.1

Alana Beard

4319.83.80.32.32.52.81.30.033.30.083.30.81.5

The Skinny

Being significant underdogs in a high-scoring game takes some of the fantasy shine off of the Sky players. However, the stats tell a somewhat different story. The Sparks enter the contest allowing more than 80 points per contest. The Sparks has specifically struggled against opposing centers and Chicago has a solid one in Jantel Lavender. With Los Angeles owning the second-worst rebound rate and third-worst defensive rebound rate in the league, Lavender, who clears a team-high seven boards per game and has 30 over the last three, could be in for another big showing Sunday.

The Sparks check in with the highest expected point output on the slate and for good reason. Not only does this contest occur on their home court, but it comes against a Chicago team that plays at one of the fastest paces in the league. Chicago has really struggled to guard opposing forwards, allowing a league-high 30.7 points to them. Opposing forwards have also reached the free-throw line more than seven times per contest. Candace Parker may be rounding into for at just the right time for a massive showing Sunday, coming off of an 18-point, nine-rebound effort Thursday against the Aces. Add the Ogwumike sisters and the Sparks have a recipe to exploit Chicago's frontcourt shortcomings.

Phoenix Mercury at Seattle Storm

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diana TaurasiGBackOUT6/30/2019
Yvonne TurnerGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/5/2019

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP7/3/2019
Jewell LoydGAnkleOUT7/12/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT7/17/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Phoenix -1 (Open: Phoenix -2.5)   Over/Under:  152 (Open: 153.5)

2019 Player Stats

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

DeWanna Bonner

9934.120.21.76.27.93.21.70.642.132.795.51.81.1

Brittney Griner

9934.617.12.24.87.02.10.91.847.20.069.03.43.4

Leilani Mitchell

7226.612.70.12.93.04.70.40.350.052.571.41.03.0

Briann January

9930.98.20.11.31.43.41.40.044.445.888.21.32.1

Essence Carson

9723.17.00.82.02.81.40.70.633.936.887.50.81.3

Yvonne Turner

7723.35.60.42.63.03.10.90.133.323.587.52.61.4

Sophie Cunningham

7010.93.30.31.92.10.30.10.346.244.477.81.01.4

Sancho Lyttle

8214.42.90.62.43.00.10.80.339.30.025.00.51.6

Camille Little

4010.82.50.51.31.80.50.30.050.00.01000.51.5

Alanna Smith

8010.41.60.81.52.30.30.40.319.216.750.00.81.8

Brianna Turner

802.90.50.50.81.30.10.10.040.00.00.00.30.5

Diana Taurasi

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

131331.318.53.16.19.21.81.81.643.118.280.92.73.1

Jewell Loyd

121229.715.80.52.63.12.51.80.238.730.495.02.31.2

Jordin Canada

10930.19.80.62.22.84.82.90.336.318.870.02.91.7

Alysha Clark

10929.18.41.34.76.02.80.70.844.350.080.01.22.1

Mercedes Russell

13925.16.82.63.76.30.51.00.455.90.080.00.92.5

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

13414.55.60.20.80.90.80.50.144.335.71001.11.6

Shavonte Zellous

10317.15.30.01.31.31.60.30.238.016.772.21.41.5

Sami Whitcomb

12116.25.30.30.91.22.00.60.034.330.21000.91.6

Crystal Langhorne

13418.85.00.82.23.11.20.40.440.333.368.81.10.8

Courtney Paris

905.90.20.31.01.30.40.30.250.00.00.00.20.4

Blake Dietrick

5110.00.20.20.40.61.20.40.00.00.050.00.81.0

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

Essence Carson has benefited most from Yvonne Turner's departure for the EuroBasket tournament, logging 30-plus minutes in two of the last three games. Her 24 in the last contest was likely due to a son tallied 1 of an off shooting night (0-7 FG) and the blowout nature of the game. Carson tallied 11 points in each of the two previous games, so the down contest could provide her with some salary relief for daily purposes. The Storm overall sport a strong defensive profile, owning the seond-best defensive rating, the fourth-best defensive rebound rate and the second-most steals per game. The main position to have success against them this season is the center spot, which works out particularly well for star Phoenix center Brittney Griner. She could prove to be a viable fantasy stud in what's expected to be one of the two lower-scoring contests on the slate.

Phoenix's defensive profile doesn't check out nearly as clean. Their defensive rating sits fourth-worst in the league, likely due, in part, to the team's struggles to clear the defensive glass (65.1 percent). The Mercury have struggled to contain opposing guards with the willingness to rebound and Jordin Canada may fit that role. She's coming off of a six-rebound effort in the team's first game without Jewell Loyd. Opposing guards have also knocked down a league-best 41.1 percent, which could make Sami Whitcomb, who threw up eight three-point attempts last game against the Sky, a viable DFS lineup filler.

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