WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Candace ParkerFLA640016.0%1020020.40%-4.4%
Diana TaurasiGPHO700017.5%1080021.60%-4.1%
Sami WhitcombGSEA580014.5%890017.80%-3.3%
Brittney GrinerFPHO830020.8%1200024.00%-3.3%
Nneka OgwumikeFLA820020.5%1180023.60%-3.1%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Brianna TurnerFPHO400010.0%36007.20%2.8%
Jewell LoydGSEA660016.5%700014.00%2.5%
Natalie AchonwaFIND650016.3%690013.80%2.5%
Teaira McCowanFIND600015.0%650013.00%2.0%
Courtney ParisFSEA33008.3%32006.40%1.9%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Team Defense Stats

2019 Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alana BeardGHamstringOUT8/1/2019
Candace ParkerFAnkleOUT8/1/2019
Alexis JonesGKneeOUT8/1/2019
Maria VadeevaCKneeOUT8/1/2019
Riquna WilliamsGSuspensionSUSP8/22/2019

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Tiffany HayesGHamstringGTD7/23/2019
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -2 (Open: Los Angeles -3.5)   Over/Under: 149 (Open: Same)

2019 Player Stats

Los Angeles

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPG

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Candace ParkerFLA640016.0%1020020.40%-4.4%
Diana TaurasiGPHO700017.5%1080021.60%-4.1%
Sami WhitcombGSEA580014.5%890017.80%-3.3%
Brittney GrinerFPHO830020.8%1200024.00%-3.3%
Nneka OgwumikeFLA820020.5%1180023.60%-3.1%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Brianna TurnerFPHO400010.0%36007.20%2.8%
Jewell LoydGSEA660016.5%700014.00%2.5%
Natalie AchonwaFIND650016.3%690013.80%2.5%
Teaira McCowanFIND600015.0%650013.00%2.0%
Courtney ParisFSEA33008.3%32006.40%1.9%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Team Defense Stats

2019 Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Alana BeardGHamstringOUT8/1/2019
Candace ParkerFAnkleOUT8/1/2019
Alexis JonesGKneeOUT8/1/2019
Maria VadeevaCKneeOUT8/1/2019
Riquna WilliamsGSuspensionSUSP8/22/2019

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Tiffany HayesGHamstringGTD7/23/2019
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Los Angeles -2 (Open: Los Angeles -3.5)   Over/Under: 149 (Open: Same)

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

Nneka Ogwumike

171729.816.22.76.89.51.81.80.645.741.383.02.43.4

Chelsea Gray

181831.013.40.53.74.25.51.20.140.735.594.62.81.6

Chiney Ogwumike

181226.611.63.23.97.11.11.20.948.033.379.51.33.4

Riquna Williams

15625.411.50.52.12.71.71.30.137.740.088.91.32.3

Candace Parker

7723.48.00.95.66.42.71.00.631.727.876.53.01.0

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

181725.06.40.71.92.62.20.60.738.235.981.80.82.4

Kalani Brown

17015.25.41.42.33.70.60.20.845.90.082.11.21.8

Marina Mabrey

18014.34.90.31.11.41.30.70.332.326.891.70.90.9

Alexis Jones

7115.04.70.01.11.12.40.10.138.738.580.01.31.7

Sydney Wiese

16817.94.60.21.31.51.20.40.436.535.41001.30.8

Alana Beard

7316.63.60.11.41.62.01.00.138.50.083.30.61.1

Karlie Samuelson

209.51.50.00.00.00.00.00.020.025.00.00.00.0

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

171728.613.50.82.53.22.90.90.440.131.975.51.72.4

Brittney Sykes

191226.911.50.93.74.62.60.70.637.926.271.92.31.7

Elizabeth Williams

191928.59.82.83.36.10.90.71.647.20.074.31.42.0

Renee Montgomery

191926.68.50.12.02.12.90.80.234.430.476.21.81.4

Alex Bentley

15221.77.10.32.02.32.50.60.425.619.492.91.31.7

Nia Coffey

13617.07.11.32.74.00.50.50.534.841.261.50.91.8

Jessica Breland

191922.66.81.35.56.81.61.41.036.220.082.61.31.6

Monique Billings

18018.25.02.34.36.60.70.40.438.30.080.01.72.2

Maite Cazorla

16116.03.70.10.70.81.70.70.144.434.676.91.11.1

Marie Gülich

18010.83.11.11.52.60.40.20.833.325.084.61.01.8

Angel McCoughtry

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

Alaina Coates

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

With a number of pieces missing from the Sparks' rotation again Tuesday, look for big minutes from the remaining available players in the rotation. Chelsea Gray, Nneka Ogwumike and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt have all played 30-plus minutes in the last two games and will presumably top that threshold again. Given Atlanta's struggles at guarding opposing forwards, Ogwumike, her sister Chiney and Ruffin-Pratt are all candidates to post big lines. Atlanta sports the worst defensive rebounds rate in the league (64.1 percent) and allows the most second-chance points, both of which the Ogwumike sister's specialize.

The Sparks check in right behind the Dream in terms of opponent points allowed, giving up 78.5 per contest. The Sparks allow a slate-high 33 points in the paint and also send the opposition to the line a slate-high 18.6 times per contest. On top of that, Los Angeles yields the highest opposing three-point percentage (37.0) and second-most three-pointers (7.1) behind just the Aces. While Elizabeth Williams won't help from deep, she may be able to take advantage of the Sparks' interior and also leads the dream with 3.7 free-throw attempts per game. She only attempted two free throws the last time these two clubs met, but she still finished the game with seven points and 10 boards and could challenge a double-double Tuesday. Aside from Tiffany Hayes, who scored 24 points versus the Sparks remains questionable for Tuesday's game, it was Alex Bentley who was the only other player to hit double figures when the clubs last met. She chucked up a season-high 17 shots to reach that mark, however, so some regression may be on tap.

Indiana Fever at Phoenix Mercury

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Victoria ViviansGKneeSUSP-INJ4/1/2020

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Essence CarsonGCalfOUT7/30/2019
Diana TaurasiGBackOUT7/30/2019
Sancho LyttleCKneeOUT8/8/2019

Vegas Odds: Phoenix -5.5 (Open: Phoenix -6)    Over/Under: 150 (Open: 151)

2019 Player Stats

Indiana

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Kelsey Mitchell

201926.413.30.21.41.62.30.50.136.034.787.11.21.8

Erica Wheeler

202026.112.00.22.62.85.71.00.345.541.089.73.32.5

Candice Dupree

202032.311.50.95.15.92.30.50.646.00.080.01.50.9

Natalie Achonwa

181323.110.11.63.85.41.40.70.954.80.091.70.82.7

Tiffany Mitchell

20123.09.70.82.12.91.80.60.238.227.587.51.82.4

Teaira McCowan

20719.66.73.34.88.00.10.51.548.60.064.61.13.3

Betnijah Laney

202028.66.51.43.85.21.71.70.236.829.558.81.71.7

Shenise Johnson

12012.14.20.81.42.31.10.60.231.120.088.90.40.7

Kennedy Burke

17010.13.90.50.40.90.40.40.140.738.166.70.50.9

Paris Kea

605.53.50.20.50.70.80.20.340.066.750.01.00.2

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

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Brittney Griner

171734.318.91.95.37.21.90.82.151.70.080.62.83.2

DeWanna Bonner

171733.918.51.36.47.72.61.40.639.030.993.61.41.2

Leilani Mitchell

151028.910.70.33.03.33.90.70.340.140.379.21.42.3

Briann January

171730.56.90.21.41.63.61.10.138.935.689.51.62.0

Essence Carson

171320.96.20.52.12.61.60.60.433.930.388.00.61.1

Yvonne Turner

12719.65.30.42.32.72.10.80.136.533.390.01.91.2

Diana Taurasi

1116.05.00.03.03.04.00.00.00.00.083.31.02.0

Sancho Lyttle

13215.13.70.92.43.30.40.60.241.225.062.50.51.7

Camille Little

12012.33.10.61.82.30.60.20.440.733.372.20.71.2

Sophie Cunningham

15111.42.70.21.31.50.70.40.137.527.885.70.71.7

Alanna Smith

1507.91.10.71.52.10.30.30.319.412.550.00.51.1

Brianna Turner

1203.40.70.50.81.30.10.20.040.00.00.00.30.5

The Skinny

Phoenix and Indiana sport the two slowest paces on the slate, but efficiencies play into a higher over/under than the Sparks-Dream contest. Indiana plays the key role in that, sporting the highest offensive efficiency rating and worst defensive efficiency rating on the slate. Phoenix is most vulnerable on the boards, sporting just a 65.7 percent defensive rebound rate while allowing 38.5 boards per contest. Indiana feeds off the offensive glass, sporting the best offensive rebound rate (34.1) on the slate. Rookie Teaira McCowan is the biggest contributor in that regard, bringing down 8.0 boards per game. She's coming off a 16-rebound effort versus the Sky.

Phoenix enters as six-point favorites and will aim to take advantage of the Fever's defensive deficiencies. The Fever end to struggle with a lot of ball movement, allowing a slate-high 19.9 assists per game. That bodes well for Leilani Mitchell (3.9 per game) and Briann January (3.6 per game), who typically facilitate the offense. The Fever also have a tendency to send the opposition to the free-throw line, working in the favor of Mercury stars DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner, who average around four free-throw attempts each per tilt. Griner has one over 20 in each of the two previous meetings with the Fever, with Mitchell contributing a combined 35 points and Bonner tossing in 40 points.

Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kaleena Mosqueda-LewisFKneeGTD7/23/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP8/2/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT8/2/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Las Vegas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Sydney ColsonGAnkleGTD7/23/2019
A'ja WilsonCAnkleOUT8/10/2019
Lindsay AllenGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: Las Vegas -5 (Open: Even)     Over/Under: 154 (Open: 155.5)

2019 Player Stats

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

202031.418.42.75.58.22.02.11.842.829.883.53.03.0

Jewell Loyd

131228.114.50.52.42.82.41.80.237.629.895.02.21.2

Jordin Canada

171629.810.40.52.53.15.22.90.336.822.276.92.51.5

Alysha Clark

171629.58.81.43.95.22.90.80.644.047.584.61.62.1

Sami Whitcomb

19821.37.80.51.72.22.81.00.237.033.91001.41.8

Mercedes Russell

201625.67.62.34.16.40.70.90.655.40.073.00.92.2

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

18414.66.10.30.91.20.70.40.143.337.81001.31.4

Crystal Langhorne

20417.65.70.82.12.91.20.40.342.742.376.91.30.8

Shavonte Zellous

17316.15.40.11.61.81.40.40.241.322.774.11.31.7

Courtney Paris

1606.40.50.61.11.80.30.40.157.10.00.00.40.6

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

Las Vegas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Liz Cambage

171524.815.91.86.58.32.30.61.550.520.077.51.92.2

A'ja Wilson

171728.415.81.45.26.62.20.61.548.80.078.02.31.9

Kayla McBride

181829.515.40.63.84.42.41.20.148.547.191.82.11.2

Dearica Hamby

18120.69.81.74.86.51.60.90.450.730.473.02.01.9

Kelsey Plum

181826.27.70.42.63.03.20.90.234.032.986.71.82.4

Jackie Young

181821.85.20.62.42.94.21.10.332.430.069.61.31.6

Tamera Young

18016.74.61.12.13.21.50.70.135.225.061.31.41.6

Sydney Colson

17012.43.80.10.60.72.21.30.247.654.578.31.31.2

Sugar Rodgers

18013.53.40.21.81.91.30.30.433.333.350.00.91.1

Carolyn Swords

1636.81.70.51.11.60.40.20.237.00.087.50.70.8

JiSu Park

1307.00.80.50.91.50.30.40.219.00.033.30.40.8

The Skinny

This game sports the highest over/under on the slate thanks to the high-paced Aces. The two clubs also sport the best defensive efficiency ratings on the slate and clean up the glass, notching the two best defensive rebound rates. Seattle's biggest weakness on defense comes in the form of points off turnovers and fastbreak points. The Aces don't have a clear leader on defense, but Kayla McBride recorded two thefts last Friday when the two teams clashed. While Seattle allows a slate-low 65.6 field-goal attempts, the Storm's opponents shoot the most efficiently (42.8 percent) from the field. Cambage finished with a double-double last Friday and seems a good bet to lead the way for the Aces with A'ja Wilson sidelined for the foreseeable future.

Seattle will have just as difficult of a time finding consistent scoring against the Aces. While the Aces play fast, they also play recklessly. Opposing squads average a slate-high 9.3 steals and 5.7 blocks, emphasizing some additional fantasy value for defensively inclined opposing players. Natasha Howard fits the bill on both counts and is coming off a six-block, four-steal effort against the Aces last Friday. Included in the effort was 21 points, so it wouldn't be surprising if Las Vegas makes some adjustments to shut her down a bit more. Jordin Canada tossed in five steals of her own and added eight points, giving her some value in the rematch. While the Aces' competition shoots a slate-low 31.9 percent from deep, they also knock down a slate-high 7.2 shots. Sami Whitcomb may be best position to take advantage of that and proved it Friday with four makes from beyond the arc. She has knocked down three or more deep shots in each of the last four games.

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