WNBA DFS Breakdown: Wednesday

WNBA DFS Breakdown: Wednesday

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
DeWanna BonnerGPHO760019.0%1060021.20%-2.2%
Arike OgunbowaleGDAL610015.3%870017.40%-2.2%
Stephanie TalbotGMIN460011.5%630012.60%-1.1%
Napheesa CollierFMIN680017.0%900018.00%-1.0%
Courtney VanderslootGCHI730018.3%960019.20%-1.0%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL570014.3%580011.60%2.7%
Sophie CunninghamGPHO36009.0%32006.40%2.6%
Lexie BrownGMIN400010.0%39007.80%2.2%
Asia TaylorFMIN36009.0%34006.80%2.2%
Glory JohnsonFDAL670016.8%750015.00%1.8%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.59869.830.553.418.347.252
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.2295.364.531.448.818.645.249.8
CHICAGO SKY97.5198.369.228.449.61949.853.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.1596.460.532.648.818.14649.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.92107.266.430.64914.850.754.9
CONNECTICUT SUN94.9198.262.536.35318.346.149.5
MINNESOTA LYNX94.296.766.13451.620.847.751.6
SEATTLE STORM93.5396.461.831.649.819.146.950.9
ATLANTA DREAM92.9189.461.434.248.718.941.345.6
INDIANA FEVER92.8298.956.233.249.917.346.550.6
DALLAS

DraftKings and FanDuel Price Differences

Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
DeWanna BonnerGPHO760019.0%1060021.20%-2.2%
Arike OgunbowaleGDAL610015.3%870017.40%-2.2%
Stephanie TalbotGMIN460011.5%630012.60%-1.1%
Napheesa CollierFMIN680017.0%900018.00%-1.0%
Courtney VanderslootGCHI730018.3%960019.20%-1.0%

Top 5 DraftKings

PLAYERPOSTEAMFanDuel Price% of BudgetDraftKings Price% of BudgetDifference
Isabelle HarrisonFDAL570014.3%580011.60%2.7%
Sophie CunninghamGPHO36009.0%32006.40%2.6%
Lexie BrownGMIN400010.0%39007.80%2.2%
Asia TaylorFMIN36009.0%34006.80%2.2%
Glory JohnsonFDAL670016.8%750015.00%1.8%

2019 Team Stats

2019 Advanced Team Offense Stats

TEAMPACEOFFRTGAST%OREB%REB%TOV%EFG%TS%
LAS VEGAS ACES100.59869.830.553.418.347.252
NEW YORK LIBERTY98.2295.364.531.448.818.645.249.8
CHICAGO SKY97.5198.369.228.449.61949.853.4
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.1596.460.532.648.818.14649.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS94.92107.266.430.64914.850.754.9
CONNECTICUT SUN94.9198.262.536.35318.346.149.5
MINNESOTA LYNX94.296.766.13451.620.847.751.6
SEATTLE STORM93.5396.461.831.649.819.146.950.9
ATLANTA DREAM92.9189.461.434.248.718.941.345.6
INDIANA FEVER92.8298.956.233.249.917.346.550.6
DALLAS WINGS91.6592.761.2355119.74347.5
PHOENIX MERCURY91.3296.66224.745.916.346.851.2

2019 Advanced Team Defense Stats

TEAMDEF RTGDREBDREB%STLBLKOPP PTS
OFF TOV
OPP PTS
2ND CHANCE
OPP PTS
FB
OPP PTS
PAINT
NEW YORK LIBERTY101.825.967.17.93.917.913.18.134.2
INDIANA FEVER101.125.666.164.215.211.57.832.7
ATLANTA DREAM98.226.463.46.46.216.513.99.932.4
DALLAS WINGS99.424.468.57.44.116.99.610.832.1
CHICAGO SKY98.528.568.36.64.215.912.97.937.2
LOS ANGELES SPARKS97.125.965.58.14.415.812.49.834.1
PHOENIX MERCURY97.625.265.66.54.313.511.310.132.8
WASHINGTON MYSTICS97.12566.88.84.910.713.16.333.9
CONNECTICUT SUN95.126.171.98.54.914.18.96.532.2
MINNESOTA LYNX93.325.568.984.115.59.39.230.7
SEATTLE STORM93.923.469.29.43.617.18.810.429.8
LAS VEGAS ACES90.931.274.18.14.815.78.76.928.4

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 LIBERTY83.57043.1720.234.720.336.119.314.17.95.118.7
CHICAGO SKY79.472.441.35.818.431.317.434.818.212.78.4416.2
LOS ANGELES SPARKS79.170.140.97.119.736.218.138.416.915.98.55.917.3
INDIANA FEVER78.869.441.26.618.73518.434.919.612.66.93.317.4
WASHINGTON MYSTICS76.869.3436.720.333.213.535.717.315.46.13.414.7
LAS VEGAS ACES76.773.238.47.32331.815.835.618.613.88.65.616.1
ATLANTA DREAM76.671.840.66.420.83115.839.818.113.57.95.116.1
DALLAS WINGS7664.842.86.819.235.217.733.619.714.36.84.617.3
CONNECTICUT SUN75.366.842.95.619.92814.833.819.214.97.54.116.2
PHOENIX MERCURY74.369.341.66.719.334.51338.217.514.15.63.715.9
SEATTLE STORM73.265.242.86.719.434.71333.317.916.78.63.815.3
MINNESOTA LYNX72.766.541.76.220.131.113.731.816.816.18.64.916.2

Data from WNBA.com

Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Atlanta

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Angel McCoughtryFKneeOUT7/31/2019
Kristy WallaceGKneeOUT5/1/2020

Chicago

None

Vegas Odds: TBD   Over/Under: TBD

2019 Player Stats

Atlanta

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Tiffany Hayes

161628.913.30.82.53.33.01.00.439.732.973.51.72.4

Brittney Sykes

16926.310.90.93.64.52.40.60.738.025.968.92.11.7

Elizabeth Williams

161628.89.22.93.66.40.90.81.844.30.071.41.42.1

Renee Montgomery

161625.98.00.11.92.12.90.80.234.129.373.31.81.4

Alex Bentley

12021.87.90.32.22.52.70.70.528.322.81001.51.6

Jessica Breland

161622.87.11.45.66.91.71.31.136.411.182.61.61.6

Nia Coffey

11616.56.51.42.64.00.50.50.535.234.557.91.11.6

Monique Billings

15018.65.62.74.37.00.70.40.341.20.080.01.72.3

Maite Cazorla

13115.13.30.20.50.71.70.70.043.233.380.00.91.0

Marie Gülich

15010.63.11.11.32.30.30.10.933.316.784.60.91.7

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

Chicago

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Diamond DeShields

171729.514.90.84.85.62.31.30.437.835.183.02.12.4

Allie Quigley

171729.412.90.42.93.33.20.80.249.748.41001.11.6

Jantel Lavender

171627.29.71.94.96.81.10.30.750.326.390.91.51.5

Courtney Vandersloot

171729.59.70.63.84.48.21.40.441.231.482.13.21.6

Stefanie Dolson

171724.88.91.04.35.31.80.50.653.239.51002.03.1

Cheyenne Parker

17019.47.91.63.95.50.90.81.445.422.289.71.42.4

Kahleah Copper

17016.17.70.21.61.81.00.40.140.736.076.91.11.7

Gabby Williams

17116.66.50.51.62.12.20.60.242.212.571.41.41.2

Astou Ndour

407.33.00.00.80.80.00.30.362.51000.00.31.0

Jamierra Faulkner

107.02.00.01.01.01.00.00.050.00.00.03.01.0

Katie Lou Samuelson

4011.81.80.01.31.30.80.50.328.616.71000.31.0

Chloe Jackson

505.00.80.20.40.60.60.80.025.00.00.00.60.2

The Skinny

Tiffany Hayes paces the Atlanta offense in 2019, averaging 13.3 points per contest and 16.3 over the last three. Unfortunately, the up-tempo Sky still fare reasonably well against opposing guards, allowing 38.7 points per game (sixth in WNBA). Forwards have fared better overall, with Chicago surrendering the second-most points to the position (28.1 points per game). This could permit a bounce-back game for Elizabeth Williams, who broke a two-game stretch of 17 points each with a disappointing seven-point showing Sunday. 

Chicago has hit its stride recently, winning three of its last four contests. The club has tallied no fewer than 72 points in a game during that span and has twice scored 89 or more. Jantel Lavender played a major role in that stretch, collecting 16 or more points in each of the three victories. Atlanta typically prevents opposing centers from racking up big numbers, allowing just 10.6 points and 7.7 boards per game, so that battle could be a key to the contest. Forwards who can rebound have had solid success versus the Dream, averaging a league-best 19.7 rebounds per game. This could position Diamond DeShields for a big day on the boards as she looks to back up her 26-point performance from Sunday's tilt versus the Wings.

Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Dallas

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Moriah JeffersonGNot Injury RelatedOUT7/20/2019
Skylar Diggins-SmithGPersonalOUT7/30/2019
Tayler HillGKneeOUT8/1/2019
Azura StevensFFootOUT8/1/2019

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diana TaurasiGBackGTD7/17/2019
Sancho LyttleCKneeOUT8/8/2019

Vegas Odds: TBD    Over/Under: TBD

2019 Player Stats

Dallas

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Arike Ogunbowale

151027.915.10.61.92.52.10.90.135.731.682.41.32.0

Kayla Thornton

161430.811.22.03.85.82.11.10.435.225.094.41.51.9

Allisha Gray

161430.49.81.73.35.02.61.10.444.121.283.61.62.8

Isabelle Harrison

131124.37.81.72.84.51.50.81.242.50.077.11.71.8

Glory Johnson

10724.67.71.64.96.51.31.80.342.740.733.31.31.6

Kaela Davis

16517.36.80.61.52.12.00.40.238.647.484.62.31.9

Theresa Plaisance

16917.96.40.93.54.41.90.30.740.236.087.51.32.3

Azurá Stevens

9116.04.81.71.93.60.60.61.135.811.180.01.01.3

Imani McGee-Stafford

16410.43.61.41.93.30.20.60.547.40.050.01.41.8

Megan Gustafson

808.83.60.81.82.50.50.30.057.90.087.50.30.4

Tayler Hill

4212.33.30.50.81.30.80.30.030.816.780.00.01.0

Brooke McCarty-Williams

16315.42.40.41.11.52.60.60.123.632.180.01.01.1

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

Phoenix

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

DeWanna Bonner

151533.919.41.56.37.72.71.50.640.631.793.81.51.4

Brittney Griner

151534.818.82.05.17.12.00.82.152.40.077.82.93.1

Leilani Mitchell

13828.910.80.23.03.24.20.80.341.740.373.31.32.2

Briann January

151530.57.50.21.51.73.51.20.142.737.288.21.72.1

Essence Carson

151121.06.00.51.92.31.60.60.534.128.690.90.71.3

Yvonne Turner

10720.75.60.32.32.62.30.90.135.730.490.02.21.2

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

Sophie Cunningham

13111.22.80.21.51.80.80.20.235.731.384.60.71.6

Camille Little

10011.01.90.51.52.00.60.20.236.80.083.30.61.0

Alanna Smith

1308.51.30.81.52.20.20.30.320.613.350.00.51.2

Brianna Turner

1102.50.40.40.50.90.10.10.033.30.00.00.20.5

The Skinny

Phoenix has been stingy versus opposing bigs this season, but the Mercury have been a bit more vulnerable to opposing guards. Rookie guard Arike Ogunbowale should be primed to oblige, having totaled 20 or more points in three of the last four contests. Allisha Gray should provide a decent amount of support in the backcourt, but Ogunbowale's  propensity to shoot the three ball (5.1 attempts per game) should play up versus a Phoenix squad allowing the second-best three-point percentage (35.7) in the league. Given that the game features two teams with the two slowest paces in the league, it will be a contest that will likely feature few fantasy lineup choices.

When looking for production against the Wings, it's best to look to the frontcourt. Opposing guards are averaging a league-low 33.8 points per contest, dampening the outlook of the Mercury backcourt. Fortuantely, the team's star players lie in the frontcourt and may be able to take advantage of the Wings bigs. DeWanna Bonner and Brittney Griner typically combine for 50 or more percent of the team's offensive production, and Bonner in particular has upped her game with three straight 20-point efforts. While it would likely be a contrarian play to spend up for one of Phoenix's stars, the matchup at least works in their favor.

Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx

Injuries

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jewell LoydGAnkleOUT7/23/2019
Ramu TokashikiFPersonalSUSP8/2/2019
Sue BirdGKneeOUT8/2/2019
Breanna StewartFAchillesSUSP-INJ2/1/2020

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Cecilia ZandalasiniGAnkleOUT7/21/2019
Seimone AugustusGKneeOUT7/24/2019
Damiris DantasCCalfOUT7/28/2019
Maya MooreFPersonalOUT2/1/2020
Kelsey GriffinFToeSUSP2/1/2020
Karima Christmas-KellyGKneeOUT3/1/2020
Jessica ShepardCKneeOUT5/1/2020

Vegas Odds: TBD     Over/Under: TBD

2019 Player Stats

Seattle

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Natasha Howard

181831.117.42.75.48.21.92.01.442.827.180.52.83.1

Jewell Loyd

121229.715.80.52.63.12.51.80.238.730.495.02.31.2

Jordin Canada

151429.910.40.62.43.05.52.90.337.720.773.92.61.6

Alysha Clark

151429.18.71.43.95.32.90.50.644.049.084.61.71.9

Mercedes Russell

181425.47.72.43.86.30.60.90.457.40.071.00.82.2

Sami Whitcomb

17619.87.00.51.62.12.51.00.135.330.91001.11.8

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

17415.36.50.31.01.30.80.40.143.837.81001.41.5

Crystal Langhorne

18418.05.60.82.23.11.20.30.342.945.575.01.30.8

Shavonte Zellous

15316.35.30.11.61.71.50.30.339.219.070.81.21.7

Courtney Paris

1406.30.60.61.11.70.30.40.157.10.00.00.40.4

Blake Dietrick

917.60.40.10.30.40.90.30.00.00.066.70.40.9

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

Minnesota

PLAYERGGSMPGPPGOREBDREBRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TOPF

Odyssey Sims

171732.915.70.92.83.85.41.20.239.825.083.93.41.9

Sylvia Fowles

171730.914.22.87.210.11.11.01.358.90.067.42.12.5

Napheesa Collier

171733.311.41.74.46.12.22.10.945.135.778.41.93.3

Danielle Robinson

171728.310.30.73.03.73.61.20.439.821.187.12.11.7

Damiris Dantas

111129.010.31.53.55.13.20.90.542.142.668.42.12.9

Lexie Brown

17019.47.10.21.11.31.30.80.138.838.781.01.41.3

Jessica Shepard

6018.74.81.54.25.73.50.30.237.914.375.02.51.5

Stephanie Talbot

16614.94.70.61.42.01.10.60.335.433.387.51.11.0

Asia Taylor

508.63.80.40.81.21.00.00.253.30.075.00.60.8

Karima Christmas-Kelly

6012.02.70.20.70.81.00.80.227.827.360.00.71.3

Temi Fagbenle

1022.02.02.02.04.02.00.01.025.00.00.02.03.0

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

Kenisha Bell

303.70.00.00.30.30.30.00.00.00.00.00.30.3

The Skinny

Scoring guards are the players to target against the Lynx, checking in second-best in the league (40.5 points per game) in the category. With Jewell Loyd out of the picture, Jordin Canada fits that bill the best for the Storm. She has tallied nine or more points in each of the last six contests and her nine points Sunday broke a stretch of five straight double-digit outings. Sami Whitcomb provides a deep threat in the backcourt for Seattle, though the Lynx neither shut down nor boost opposing fantasy players depending on that avenue. Defensively inclined guards have also succeeded against Minnesota, averaging a league-high 5.8 thefts. That should fall right in Canada's wheelhouse. She enters the contest having tallied at least three steals in three of the last five games. She recorded three the last time they faced the Lynx (June 4) and trailed just Loyd in scoring in that game.

Sylvia Fowles is in the midst of four straight double-doubles and should have another good opportunity to feast Wednesday. Seattle surrenders the fourth-most points (14.4) and fifth-most rebounds (9.3) while allowing the fifth-best field-goal percentage (50.2) and sporting just a 49.8 rebound percentage. Napheesa Collier may be the best bet to take advantage of the Storm's struggles turning the ball over (19.1 percent of possessions), notching 2.1 steals per contest entering Wednesday.

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