WNBA DFS Breakdown: Thursday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Thursday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
DeWanna BonnerGPHO820020.5%1170023.4%-2.9%
Nneka OgwumikeFLA810020.3%1100022.0%-1.8%
Riquna WilliamsGLA550013.8%770015.4%-1.7%
Courtney VanderslootGCHI790019.8%1060021.2%-1.5%
Chelsea GrayGLA730018.3%980019.6%-1.4%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Kalani BrownFLA440011.0%39007.8%3.2%
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL700017.5%720014.4%3.1%
Alana BeardGLA480012.0%45009.0%3.0%
Tierra Ruffin-PrattGLA520013.0%520010.4%2.6%
Camille LittleFPHO480012.0%47009.4%2.6%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Team Defense Stats

2019 Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Los Angeles Sparks at Indiana Fever

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

None

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Natalie AchonwaCAnkleGTD8/29/2019
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020
Shenise JohnsonGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -5.5 (Open: Los Angeles -6)   Over/Under: 158 (Open: 155.5)

2019 Player Stats

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Nneka Ogwumike

282829.016.42.46.89.12.02.00.549.534.383.02.03.0

Chelsea Gray

292932.314.20.43.43.95.7

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
DeWanna BonnerGPHO820020.5%1170023.4%-2.9%
Nneka OgwumikeFLA810020.3%1100022.0%-1.8%
Riquna WilliamsGLA550013.8%770015.4%-1.7%
Courtney VanderslootGCHI790019.8%1060021.2%-1.5%
Chelsea GrayGLA730018.3%980019.6%-1.4%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Kalani BrownFLA440011.0%39007.8%3.2%
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL700017.5%720014.4%3.1%
Alana BeardGLA480012.0%45009.0%3.0%
Tierra Ruffin-PrattGLA520013.0%520010.4%2.6%
Camille LittleFPHO480012.0%47009.4%2.6%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Team Defense Stats

2019 Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Los Angeles Sparks at Indiana Fever

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

None

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Natalie AchonwaCAnkleGTD8/29/2019
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020
Shenise JohnsonGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -5.5 (Open: Los Angeles -6)   Over/Under: 158 (Open: 155.5)

2019 Player Stats

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Nneka Ogwumike

282829.016.42.46.89.12.02.00.549.534.383.02.03.0

Chelsea Gray

292932.314.20.43.43.95.71.00.140.738.092.53.21.4

Riquna Williams

18925.611.60.62.32.91.61.20.138.037.787.91.32.6

Candace Parker

171725.210.30.85.25.93.21.10.839.927.780.02.51.7

Chiney Ogwumike

271322.89.62.73.15.90.91.10.846.933.380.01.43.3

Maria Vadeeva

11113.08.51.12.73.80.51.10.350.028.677.81.41.8

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

292825.06.80.71.72.41.70.70.738.335.284.60.92.5

Kalani Brown

23013.85.21.32.33.70.60.30.847.30.080.51.11.7

Sydney Wiese

271621.15.00.21.11.31.80.40.240.040.51001.10.9

Alexis Jones

17113.14.50.11.11.21.90.40.242.234.580.01.51.5

Marina Mabrey

28011.74.00.21.01.21.00.60.332.826.087.50.80.7

Alana Beard

13316.13.80.21.51.61.70.70.144.720.077.80.61.4

Indiana

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Kelsey Mitchell

301925.012.60.11.31.42.70.40.136.635.085.11.41.5

Candice Dupree

303030.211.10.74.35.02.40.40.645.50.085.41.41.0

Erica Wheeler

303025.110.70.12.93.05.11.10.243.636.986.73.02.3

Tiffany Mitchell

301124.69.40.72.22.92.00.60.136.929.089.51.52.4

Natalie Achonwa

281821.59.11.63.65.21.60.60.750.027.393.31.02.6

Teaira McCowan

301221.29.13.35.58.70.30.61.451.90.068.91.23.1

Betnijah Laney

302726.55.71.03.44.51.51.30.135.230.260.91.41.7

Shenise Johnson

17012.94.90.61.42.11.10.70.133.324.293.80.71.0

Kennedy Burke

27311.93.90.50.71.10.40.60.340.037.970.00.50.9

Paris Kea

1005.52.90.10.40.50.60.10.240.755.650.00.90.3

Stephanie Mavunga

2008.82.40.91.42.30.20.30.352.60.063.60.41.7

Erica McCall

1407.21.00.81.11.90.40.10.413.60.01000.20.9

Victoria Vivians

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

The Sparks were blown out by the Mystics in Tuesday's tilt and may have an opportunity to return the favor against a Fever squad they bested by 33 points a week ago. Nneka Ogumike led the way with 17 points, but six different players were able to reach double digits for the contest thanks to the blowout nature of the game. The Sparks don't have the luxury of being on their home floor Thursday, where they hold a 12-2 record, so this game could be more competitive than it was last week.

Indiana is coming off back-to-back impressive victories over the Storm and Aces in their last two games and will look to carry that momentum into Thursday's matchup. While rookie Teaira McCowan has averaged just five points and six rebounds over 20.5 minutes in the two meetings this season, Natalie Achonwa is a question mark for the contest and could result in boosted minutes for her Thursday. McCowan has tallied 20-plus points in three of the last four games, though the one down game came against Los Angeles (six points). The Sparks also struggle to cover the three-point line, which could benefit Kelsey Mitchell, who has averaged 11 points per game in the two contests.

Phoenix Mercury at Atlanta Dream

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alanna SmithFAnkleOUT9/9/2019

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT9/8/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Phoenix -5.5 (Open: Phoenix -4.5)    Over/Under: 155 (Open: 153.5)

2019 Player Stats

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Brittney Griner

262633.620.51.85.47.22.40.72.054.950.080.82.42.8

DeWanna Bonner

292934.118.41.06.77.72.81.30.638.628.291.71.61.7

Leilani Mitchell

272231.213.80.52.83.34.10.90.345.745.084.71.72.4

Yvonne Turner

241421.76.70.32.73.02.50.70.134.734.987.82.21.3

Briann January

272327.76.40.21.21.43.40.90.138.735.887.91.72.3

Diana Taurasi

3321.36.30.33.33.76.00.30.08.30.093.81.32.7

Essence Carson

181320.15.90.52.12.61.50.60.433.930.388.00.71.1

Camille Little

24014.83.80.81.82.60.80.40.242.735.376.91.01.5

Brianna Turner

24814.33.71.52.33.90.60.20.750.70.075.00.51.6

Sancho Lyttle

15214.13.50.82.33.10.30.50.241.825.062.50.41.6

Sophie Cunningham

27512.32.90.11.21.30.70.40.133.330.092.30.61.7

Alanna Smith

1807.41.10.61.31.90.20.30.319.511.150.00.41.0

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

272728.514.90.82.33.12.91.00.339.430.475.82.32.4

Brittney Sykes

292225.910.70.73.74.32.60.70.636.625.573.32.11.7

Elizabeth Williams

272728.49.23.03.36.31.00.71.447.10.074.71.32.2

Renee Montgomery

292927.28.80.21.92.12.71.00.235.630.586.81.91.4

Alex Bentley

24221.58.40.41.72.02.80.80.330.521.988.01.42.0

Jessica Breland

292923.47.81.26.07.21.71.21.040.128.187.11.11.9

Nia Coffey

23614.95.70.82.23.00.40.40.533.838.955.30.81.9

Monique Billings

24119.05.32.34.56.80.60.50.538.70.078.81.62.2

Marie Gülich

26111.23.21.21.72.80.50.20.735.233.376.20.91.9

Alaina Coates

708.33.10.71.32.00.10.10.788.90.066.70.62.6

Maite Cazorla

26114.53.00.10.60.71.50.60.033.825.685.71.00.8

Angel McCoughtry

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

With a victory over the Dream on Thursday, the Mercury will clinch a playoff berth. During the Mercury's most recent game -- a 95-82 win over the Liberty -- Brittney Griner finished with 29 points and 14 rebounds. Griner also leads the team with 20.5 points per game. Leilani Mitchell matched a career-high 29 points. Diana Taurasi also played her third game of the season, and while she's struggling with her shot, she's now leading Phoenix with 6.0 assists per game. DeWanna Bonner leads the team with 7.7 boards per game.

Even with the victory Thursday, the Dream (7-22) would still remain deep down in the WNBA standings. Their most recent game was a 77-73 victory, however. Tiffany Hayes -- leading the team with 14.9 PPG and 2.9 APG -- dropped 23 points. Alex Bentley also chipped in a dozen points. Jessica Breland paces the Dream in rebounding with 7.2 per contest. Atlanta has dropped the two prior matchups to Phoenix by a combined 11 points.

Dallas Wings at Chicago Sky

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kayla ThorntonFAnkleOUT8/31/2019
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedOUT8/31/2019
Imani McGee-StaffordCFootOUT8/31/2019
Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT9/10/2019
Azura StevensFFootOUT10/1/2019
Tayler HillGKneeOUT5/2/2020

Chicago

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jantel LavenderCFootOUT11/15/2019

Vegas Odds: Chicago -12 (Open: Chicago -10)     Over/Under: 159.5 (Open: Same)

2019 Player Stats

Dallas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Arike Ogunbowale

282331.217.10.61.82.42.71.00.037.433.379.42.12.5

Allisha Gray

292430.310.51.43.04.42.41.20.445.834.784.71.62.6

Kayla Thornton

272530.410.41.83.55.31.80.90.334.327.293.11.62.2

Isabelle Harrison

262424.38.02.23.35.41.31.10.844.40.073.71.62.4

Glory Johnson

231423.07.21.14.35.31.21.20.537.435.450.01.01.6

Kaela Davis

281118.86.50.51.82.32.10.50.235.134.986.22.32.4

Azurá Stevens

9116.04.81.71.93.60.60.61.135.811.180.01.01.3

Imani McGee-Stafford

29611.93.91.52.33.80.60.60.646.825.064.31.22.0

Tayler Hill

4212.33.30.50.81.30.80.30.030.816.780.00.01.0

Megan Gustafson

2008.52.60.81.62.40.30.10.248.60.089.50.50.8

Brooke McCarty-Williams

29313.72.50.31.11.32.10.50.028.834.991.70.91.3

Kristine Anigwe

5010.82.21.22.03.20.00.40.638.50.033.30.42.0

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

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

303030.115.80.84.85.62.41.20.438.532.683.32.12.6

Allie Quigley

303029.014.00.42.73.12.50.90.248.944.589.41.41.8

Courtney Vandersloot

292929.911.00.73.84.49.11.30.545.130.582.33.01.6

Jantel Lavender

232226.910.02.04.96.91.10.30.649.022.290.51.41.5

Stefanie Dolson

303025.09.21.24.15.32.00.71.051.236.895.22.03.5

Cheyenne Parker

30019.78.61.74.15.80.90.81.345.620.085.41.32.5

Kahleah Copper

30014.86.40.31.51.80.90.30.137.331.177.61.31.5

Astou Ndour

17715.95.91.42.74.10.60.50.850.040.066.70.61.8

Gabby Williams

29215.85.50.41.72.12.10.70.239.813.570.31.61.2

Katie Lou Samuelson

1607.42.40.10.60.70.40.30.131.031.886.70.20.8

Kayla Alexander

103.02.01.01.02.00.00.00.00.00.01000.00.0

Jamierra Faulkner

905.81.60.20.20.41.00.10.038.520.050.00.40.4

The Skinny

Chicago earns the nod as the biggest favorite Thursday in the game with the highest over-under, suggesting the Sky could provide plenty of fantasy value despite playing a Dallas Wings squad that sports the slowest tempo in the league. Part of the reason for that is that Dallas will be without six players Thursday due to injury, with the most recent casualties being Kayla Thornton (ankle) and Imani McGee-Stafford (foot). Without Thornton available, Kaela Davis, Glory Johnson, Kristine Anigwe and Brooke McCarty-Williams are all candidates to see boosted minutes. Davis notably saw a jump in her playing time while Thornton served a two-game suspension earlier this month. Given Chicago's uptempo style, there's still some value to be had among Dallas' rotation, especially given the limited bodies available. Johnson is the best available rebounder for the Wings against a Chicago squad that struggles in that area, so she may be worth a look Thursday.

The Sky have played some of their best ball recently as well, but the club was unable to secure a victory Tuesday on the road at Minnesota, ending a three-game winning streak.  That didn't stop Diamond DeShields from continuing her dominant scoring efforts of late, as she's now tallied at least 17 points in each of the last five games. Cheyenne Parker has also earned additional playing time of late and put her 27 minutes to good use Tuesday, tying a season high with 22 points while posting her best fantasy night of the season. She should continue to see regular minutes moving forward with Jantel Lavender out for the season.

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