WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Tuesday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Dearica HambyFLVA520013.0%940018.80%-5.8%
Jasmine ThomasGCON620015.5%930018.60%-3.1%
Stefanie DolsonFCHI500012.5%770015.40%-2.9%
Brittney GrinerFPHO820020.5%1140022.80%-2.3%
Kelsey PlumGLVA460011.5%690013.80%-2.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Brianna TurnerFPHO400010.0%35007.00%3.0%
Tianna HawkinsFWAS500012.5%49009.80%2.7%
Ariel AtkinsGWAS650016.3%680013.60%2.7%
Sydney ColsonGLVA480012.0%48009.60%2.4%
Myisha Hines-AllenFWAS35008.8%32006.40%2.4%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

2019 Advanced Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Chicago

None

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Layshia ClarendonGAnkleOUT9/8/2019

Vegas Odds: Connecticut -7.5 (Open: Connecticut -6.5)   Over/Under: 160.5 (Open: 158)

2019 Player Stats

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

191929.715.20.94.95.82.51.30.438.034.980.02.12.4

Allie Quigley

191929.113.10.42.93.32.90.80.249.547.794.11.41.7

Courtney Vandersloot

191929.79.60.63.7

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Dearica HambyFLVA520013.0%940018.80%-5.8%
Jasmine ThomasGCON620015.5%930018.60%-3.1%
Stefanie DolsonFCHI500012.5%770015.40%-2.9%
Brittney GrinerFPHO820020.5%1140022.80%-2.3%
Kelsey PlumGLVA460011.5%690013.80%-2.3%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Brianna TurnerFPHO400010.0%35007.00%3.0%
Tianna HawkinsFWAS500012.5%49009.80%2.7%
Ariel AtkinsGWAS650016.3%680013.60%2.7%
Sydney ColsonGLVA480012.0%48009.60%2.4%
Myisha Hines-AllenFWAS35008.8%32006.40%2.4%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

2019 Advanced Opposition Scoring

Data from WNBA.com

Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Chicago

None

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Layshia ClarendonGAnkleOUT9/8/2019

Vegas Odds: Connecticut -7.5 (Open: Connecticut -6.5)   Over/Under: 160.5 (Open: 158)

2019 Player Stats

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

191929.715.20.94.95.82.51.30.438.034.980.02.12.4

Allie Quigley

191929.113.10.42.93.32.90.80.249.547.794.11.41.7

Courtney Vandersloot

191929.79.60.63.74.48.51.40.441.731.078.13.31.5

Jantel Lavender

191827.29.51.95.16.91.10.30.749.723.890.91.51.5

Stefanie Dolson

191925.29.31.34.45.71.80.61.053.238.396.01.93.1

Kahleah Copper

19016.17.60.21.61.80.90.40.140.632.177.51.31.6

Cheyenne Parker

19019.17.51.64.05.60.80.71.444.320.090.71.32.3

Gabby Williams

19115.96.10.41.51.92.00.50.242.515.471.41.51.2

Astou Ndour

607.32.30.00.70.70.20.20.246.266.70.00.20.7

Katie Lou Samuelson

509.82.00.01.01.00.60.40.237.528.61000.20.8

Jamierra Faulkner

304.31.00.00.30.30.70.30.025.00.050.01.00.3

Chloe Jackson

505.00.80.20.40.60.60.80.025.00.00.00.60.2

Connecticut

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Jonquel Jones

191929.615.33.17.210.21.31.22.446.329.474.32.22.6

Jasmine Thomas

191929.711.70.62.63.25.51.50.139.137.783.32.51.6

Alyssa Thomas

191930.311.22.64.97.53.21.90.449.20.058.61.82.5

Courtney Williams

191928.111.01.34.45.73.30.90.438.144.474.41.41.6

Shekinna Stricklen

191923.08.90.21.51.60.91.00.340.339.181.80.82.4

Layshia Clarendon

9015.36.20.81.72.42.10.30.041.910085.70.90.8

Bria Holmes

19014.05.10.41.11.50.80.50.340.728.057.70.71.0

Rachel Banham

19012.64.20.01.31.31.10.30.134.130.860.00.91.2

Morgan Tuck

1809.73.30.41.01.40.80.30.238.642.157.10.81.2

Natisha Hiedeman

609.32.80.51.01.51.00.50.042.950.01001.20.8

Brionna Jones

1507.72.71.50.72.20.30.20.338.90.054.50.61.3

Kristine Anigwe

1407.72.40.91.12.00.20.40.331.40.073.30.71.1

The Skinny

Chicago and Connecticut rank second and third in pace on the slate, slotting the clubs in a tie for the expected highest scoring contest on the slate. It's also expected to be the closest game of the three and was the only one to open with a single-digit spread. Connecticut locks down the three-point line as well as the glass, but the team has been vulnerable to guards who can drive to the hoop and dish, allowing a slate-high 18.7 assists per game. If that holds true, Courtney Vandersloot could see provide a big game from the guard slot. She posted a line of 13 points, seven assists, three steals, two rebounds and one block in just 24 minutes. A larger workload could yield better returns yet Tuesday. On the flip side, players who rely on boards (such as Jantel Lavender) or three-point shooting (Allie Quigley) for a significant portion of their daily value should receive a downgrade against a Connecticut squad that boasts a slate-best rebound rate (53.1 percent) and a slate-low 5.7 three-point shots made on a slate-worst 28.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Chicago surrenders the highest average points (79.3 per game) of the six teams playing Tuesday, including a slate-high 36.3 point in the paint. This positions Jonquel Jones to take advantage of that. She posted a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds a steal and a block over just 23 minutes in what was a blowout the last time these two teams met. Reaching her average minutes of 29.6 would presumably boost her output further. Chicago also gives the ball away 8.7 times per game via steal, which could bolster Alyssa Thomas and her team-leading 1.9 steals per contest's case for fantasy usage. She finished with three thefts the last time the two clubs squared off. Chicago also guards the three-point line well, potentially lessening the fantasy impact of Shekinna Stricklen and her 6.1 three-point attempts per contest.

Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diana TaurasiGBackOUT8/1/2019
Sancho LyttleCKneeOUT8/8/2019
Essence CarsonGCalfOUT8/29/2019

Washington

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kiara LeslieGKneeOUT8/2/2019

Vegas Odds: Washington -10 (Open: Same)    Over/Under: 158.5 (Open: 158)

2019 Player Stats

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Brittney Griner

181834.319.11.85.47.22.00.82.251.40.081.72.83.2

DeWanna Bonner

181833.718.71.26.27.42.61.40.639.832.594.01.41.3

Leilani Mitchell

161129.110.90.42.93.34.10.60.340.841.779.21.42.4

Briann January

181830.36.90.21.31.53.81.20.138.935.490.51.61.9

Essence Carson

171320.96.20.52.12.61.60.60.433.930.388.00.61.1

Yvonne Turner

13719.35.50.42.32.72.10.70.136.834.591.71.91.2

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

13013.13.70.71.82.50.80.20.450.042.972.20.81.2

Sophie Cunningham

16212.13.20.21.51.70.80.40.138.933.388.90.61.6

Alanna Smith

1607.81.10.71.52.20.30.30.318.911.850.00.51.1

Brianna Turner

1304.00.80.50.81.30.20.20.045.50.00.00.20.7

Washington

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Elena Delle Donne

151528.117.11.47.08.42.00.81.346.940.094.71.21.2

Kristi Toliver

181828.813.10.52.42.95.81.30.150.638.085.22.21.2

Ariel Atkins

171724.011.10.92.13.01.61.60.740.033.383.90.81.9

Tianna Hawkins

18116.810.31.62.44.10.80.60.153.834.790.31.22.8

Emma Meesseman

7223.610.31.73.04.72.71.00.952.30.050.00.31.7

Aerial Powers

16117.59.60.91.62.50.90.90.341.738.986.01.31.6

Natasha Cloud

181832.79.20.12.72.85.51.20.335.627.776.51.41.7

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

18017.97.70.61.42.11.31.00.245.225.092.31.30.9

LaToya Sanders

181824.95.61.33.95.21.90.81.446.00.087.00.92.2

Kim Mestdagh

406.53.00.00.00.00.30.00.050.066.70.00.50.5

Myisha Hines-Allen

1408.41.90.81.62.40.80.40.635.316.733.30.91.2

Kiara Leslie

000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

The Skinny

Although neither team in this contest plays up-tempo, the two sit middle of the road in terms of defensive efficiency and Washington owns the league's best offensive rating. As a result, the Mystics enter the game as 10-point favorites over the Mercury. If Phoenix wants to challenge, it will need to take advantage of the boards against a Mystics squad averaging just 66.5 percent defensive rebound rate. Both Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner are known to crash the offensive glass, collecting a combined three offensive boards and 14.6 total rebounds per contest. The Mystics also allow a good amount of shots to fall from deep, potentially again boosting the stock of Bonner (2.1 made per game) along with Leilani Mitchell (2.2 per game).

Phoenix is just as vulnerable on the boards, owning a slate-worst 66.4 percent defensive rebound rate. That could lead to second-chance points for an already efficient Mystics club. The two teams mirror each other closely in regards to strengths and weaknesses defensively, with the three-point line and rebounds being the Achilles heel. Elena Delle Donne's 8.4 boards per game leads the two teams and could put her in a strong spot to total dboule digits in the category. She also connects on 40 percent of her three-point attempts. She missed the only meeting between the two teams earlier in the season, which was dominated by the Mercury. Tianna Hawkins posted her best scoring effort of the season in the game, notching 24 points to go along with seven rebounds.

Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT8/10/2019
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedOUT8/10/2019
Azura StevensFFootOUT8/22/2019
Tayler HillGKneeOUT5/2/2020

Las Vegas

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

Vegas Odds: Las Vegas - 11.5 (Open: Las Vegas -12.5)     Over/Under: 150.5 (Open: 150)

2019 Player Stats

Dallas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Arike Ogunbowale

181328.914.20.72.02.72.40.90.133.628.381.81.32.2

Kayla Thornton

191731.211.22.23.75.81.91.00.334.725.693.21.72.1

Allisha Gray

191529.19.21.63.24.72.30.90.545.020.683.31.42.7

Glory Johnson

13824.68.11.45.16.51.21.60.541.740.533.31.31.9

Isabelle Harrison

161424.17.81.72.94.61.50.81.144.30.078.91.82.1

Kaela Davis

19717.96.70.61.42.02.20.40.237.041.788.22.32.1

Theresa Plaisance

19917.46.21.13.54.61.70.30.737.735.088.91.12.2

Azurá Stevens

9116.04.81.71.93.60.60.61.135.811.180.01.01.3

Imani McGee-Stafford

19611.24.11.62.43.90.40.60.548.050.050.01.31.7

Tayler Hill

4212.33.30.50.81.30.80.30.030.816.780.00.01.0

Megan Gustafson

1007.52.90.61.62.20.40.20.057.90.087.50.20.3

Brooke McCarty-Williams

19314.52.50.31.11.42.50.50.126.732.385.70.81.2

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

Las Vegas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Liz Cambage

181625.015.81.96.68.52.50.71.649.820.077.42.02.2

A'ja Wilson

171728.415.81.45.26.62.20.61.548.80.078.02.31.9

Kayla McBride

191929.515.20.73.84.52.51.30.147.647.491.82.01.3

Dearica Hamby

19221.310.51.94.76.61.61.00.552.337.073.21.92.0

Kelsey Plum

191926.47.90.52.73.23.20.90.234.233.389.51.72.4

Jackie Young

191922.35.60.62.32.94.21.10.333.130.471.01.31.7

Tamera Young

19016.74.41.11.93.01.40.70.133.725.061.31.41.5

Sydney Colson

18012.23.70.10.60.72.11.20.248.854.578.31.31.2

Sugar Rodgers

19013.03.20.21.71.81.30.30.432.432.050.00.81.1

Carolyn Swords

1737.11.70.51.21.70.40.30.235.50.087.50.80.9

JiSu Park

1407.10.70.51.01.50.40.40.216.70.033.30.40.8

The Skinny

The slow pace played by the Wings, in combination with the Aces' slate-best 90 defensive rating, leads this game to the lowest over/under on the slate by eight points. As the largest underdogs on the slate, there's very little to look forward to in terms of the Wings. Opponents are converting from deep at just 32.4, but the pace of the Aces results in a slate-high 7.3 three-point shots per game made by the opposition. The slowed pace will certainly lower these numbers, but the Wings have four players averaging more than a three-point shot made per game, led by Arike Ogunbowale (1.4) and Glory Johnson (1.3). Johnson also leads the squad with 1.6 steals per game, which may come in handy against an Aces club that loses the ball via theft a slate-high 9.1 times per game. Ogunbowale led the way the last time the two clubs met, totaling a career-best 25 points. Allisha Gray was the only other Dallas player to score in double figures.

While the Wings play slow, they also sport a slate-worst 98.4 defensive rating. They turn the ball over on a slate-high 19.4 percent of possessions, leading to a slate-high 10.5 points per game against on the fast break. Of the players who play 20-plus minutes, Dearica Hamby's 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes ranks the highest on the Aces, suggesting she pushes the pacemore when on the floor. Sydney Colson leads the team wth a 104.68 pace, though she sports just a 13.9 usage rate on the campaign. Liz Cambage sports the highest usage rate (27.8) on the season and has seen that number rise to 31.8 in the last three games. She could plenty of trips to the line versus a Dallas club that sends the opposition to the stripe a slate-high 18.8 times.

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