WNBA DFS Picks and Lineup Tips for Sunday, July 31

WNBA DFS Picks and Lineup Tips for Sunday, July 31

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  • Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun
  • Phoenix Mercury at New York Liberty
  • Las Vegas Aces at Indiana Fever
  • Seattle Storm at Washington Mystics
  • Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks

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Top 5 FanDuel

PLAYERPOSTEAMOPPSALFPTSVAL
Danielle RobinsonGINDLVA510026.245.2
Brianna TurnerFPHO@NY630031.915.1
Dearica HambyFLVA@IND570027.584.8
Destanni HendersonGINDLVA360017.414.8
Katie Lou SamuelsonGLAMIN510024.124.7

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PLAYERPOSTEAMOPPSALFPTSVAL
Destanni HendersonGINDLVA440017.924.1
Brianna TurnerFPHO@NY800030.973.9
Danielle RobinsonGINDLVA670026.193.9
Katie Lou SamuelsonGLAMIN630024.43.9
Allie QuigleyGCHI@CON690025.943.8

Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun (-5.5)

Injury Report - Sky vs. Sun

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Chicago

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Candace ParkerCIllnessOUT8/2/2022
Leonie FiebichFPersonalOFS5/1/2023
Astou Ndour-FallCPersonalOFS5/1/2023

Connecticut

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jasmine ThomasGKneeOFS5/1/2023
Bria HartleyGKneeOFS5/1/2023
Kiara SmithGUndisclosedOFS5/1/2023

2022 WNBA Stats - Sky vs. Sun

Chicago

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Emma MeessemanC2928.512.55.73.71.40.90.215.49.81.41.6
Kahleah CopperG2428.114.85.92.20.501.33.35.111.33.34.3
Candace ParkerF2628.713.68.94.5111.54.4511.22.12.5
Allie QuigleyG2726.6112.82.90.70.21.443.78.82.32.5
Azura StevensF2821.510.43.80.80.50.91.13.24.39.10.81
Courtney VanderslootG2526.311.33.96.310.50.92.44.28.822.6
Rebekah GardnerG2821.99.13.21.31.40.60.41.33.66.51.51.9
Dana EvansG2812.34.80.91.40.30.10.72.11.64.30.80.9
Julie AllemandG1817.33.31.83.40.60.10.41.21.12.40.70.8
Ruthy HebardF199.92.52.10.50.30.2001.12.10.30.4
Li YueruC165.11.81.50.10.10.1000.51.10.80.8
Sparkle TaylorG212.55.5100000.52.530.50.5
Anneli MaleyF41121.80.80.80.30.50.80.81.500
Kaela DavisG11001100000100
Tina KrajisnikC22.50010.500000.500

Connecticut

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Brionna JonesC2926.313.951.31.20.400.25.29.13.64.2
Alyssa ThomasF2932.413.28.161.60.2004.910.13.34.5
Jonquel JonesF2626.814.68.61.81.21.21.33.75.310.82.73.3
DeWanna BonnerG2630.713.54.62.71.30.31.54.44.7112.73.3
Courtney WilliamsG272811.44.53.11.10.40.72511.20.71
Natisha HiedemanG2925.39.11.83.31.20.11.94.73.27.60.80.9
DiJonai CarringtonG2917.86.82.91.10.80.10.61.82.25.41.72.2
Nia CloudenG217.72.10.60.70.300.50.90.71.50.30.5
Joyner HolmesF217.721.20.50.30.10.20.90.82.30.30.4
Yvonne AndersonG119.23.20.81.10.30.20.40.91.12.40.60.6
Jasmine ThomasG521.86.62.230.60.212.61.662.42.6
Bria HartleyG3124.70.71.3101.32.71.73.700
Jazmine JonesG76.30.90.10.10.3000.30.310.30.7
Stephanie JonesF24100.5000000.511

WNBA DFS Showdown Picks and Lineup Building Strategy

The matchup between the Sky and the Sun features two of the top three teams in offensive efficiency, but the Sun are favored to win at home.

The Sky will be without a significant contributor once again Sunday since Candace Parker will miss a second consecutive game due to a non-COVID illness. Emma Meesseman saw an uptick in playing time Friday against the Liberty, while Azura Stevens took on a starting role. Stevens scored in double figures for a second consecutive matchup despite shooting just 35.7 percent from the floor. Courtney Vandersloot has also been productive since returning to the court, and she came within one assist of a double-double Friday while posting her second-highest scoring total of the season with 23 points. Kahleah Copper has posted double-doubles in two of her last five regular-season appearances, averaging 17.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29.4 minutes per game during that time.

The Sun enter Sunday's matchup having won six of their last seven games, and Alyssa Thomas has been a significant reason for their success. Thomas has posted four consecutive double-doubles, averaging 16.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 36.3 minutes per game during that time. Brionna Jones returned to a reserve role Thursday against the Storm but remained productive while shooting 4-for-7 from the floor. She's scored in double figures in eight consecutive matchups and has averaged 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 26.9 minutes per game across that span. Jonquel Jones reclaimed her starting role Thursday but remained somewhat limited, totaling nine points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 25 minutes. DeWanna Bonner has been somewhat inconsistent on the scoreboard recently but is coming off a double-double Thursday against Seattle. She's topped 10 points in five of her last eight games and has averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game over that stretch.

Phoenix Mercury (-1.5) at New York Liberty

Injury Report - Mercury vs. Liberty

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Phoenix

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Diamond DeShieldsFHipOUT8/2/2022
Kia NurseGKneeOUT8/14/2022
Brittney GrinerCNot Injury RelatedOUT4/1/2023

New York

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Betnijah LaneyGKneeOUT8/2/2022
Nyara SaballyFUndisclosedOFS4/1/2023
Kylee ShookFPersonalOFS5/1/2023
Sika KoneFNot Injury RelatedOFS5/1/2023

2022 WNBA Stats - Mercury vs. Liberty

Phoenix

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Skylar Diggins-SmithG2734.220.34.35.61.70.91.44.57.216.24.55.3
Diana TaurasiG2931.717.53.440.70.63.19.1513.24.34.8
Diamond DeShieldsG2524.912.53.9210.60.62.94.411.23.14.2
Tina CharlesC1633.117.37.32.10.80.81.54.16.514.82.83.4
Sophie CunninghamG2128.611.84.61.610.22.45.948.61.31.5
Shey PeddyG2727.68.73.23.31.70.21.13.737.11.71.9
Brianna TurnerF2833.74.572.11.31.50023.40.51
Megan GustafsonF2683.11.60.50.10.20.30.71.32.10.30.4
Jennie SimmsF167.821.30.50.300.10.60.81.40.40.5
Reshanda GrayF910.43.11.90.60.40.40.10.71.42.80.10.3
Kristine AnigweF106.51.51.30.20.10.2000.510.51
Sam ThomasF184.50.20.30.20.30.100.50.10.700
Karlie SamuelsonG11033100131300
Emma CannonF1632100001112
Kaela DavisG1200000000000

New York

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Sabrina IonescuG2832.717.17.16.210.32.46.85.914.13.13.3
Natasha HowardF2830.415.17.22.21.41.20.92.95.912.82.53.5
Stefanie DolsonC2822.68.54.21.80.40.80.71.83.36.21.21.3
Han XuC2417.99.33.80.80.60.80.51.23.87.31.31.6
Sami WhitcombG2723.67.32.62.70.70.21.95.32.46.50.70.8
Marine JohannesG1628.510.31.64.30.60.22.35.43.581.11.3
Michaela OnyenwereF2614.25.12.20.30.40.20.51.71.64.31.51.8
Rebecca AllenF17227.33.51.20.91.11.13.52.67.20.91.1
Crystal DangerfieldG2221.54.42.32.50.600.62.11.64.50.50.8
Betnijah LaneyG43413.33.84.30.501.53.85.513.30.81.3
DiDi RichardsG1212.32.51.91.60.10.40.30.90.82.80.60.8
Jocelyn WilloughbyG615.84.82.30.50.70.30.51.71.840.71.3
Asia DurrG1071.40.10.40.40.20.10.90.31.70.70.8
Lorela CubajF1180.72.10.400.2000.41.100

WNBA DFS Showdown Picks and Lineup Building Strategy

The Mercury have won their last two games as they compete for a playoff spot, while the Liberty have dropped six of their last seven matchups.

Phoenix will be playing without Diamond DeShields for a fourth consecutive game as she continues to deal with a hip injury. In her absence, Brianna Turner, Sophie Cunningham and Jennie Simms have taken on additional run. Turner's impact has been somewhat limited given her lofty DFS salary, while Cunningham has shown slightly more upside given her combination of scoring and rebounds. However, she was held in check Thursday against the Sparks, posting just eight points, a rebound, two assists and three steals in 35 minutes. The team's recent success has been driven by Skylar Diggins-Smith and Diana Taurasi. Diggins-Smith is a well-rounded contributor on a consistent basis and has averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds in 34.9 minutes per game. Taurasi has topped 20 points in five of her last six appearances, averaging 25.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 35.7 minutes per game during that time.

New York went on a slight run in late June, but the team has cooled off in July as its playoff chances dwindle. Sabrina Ionescu has been the team's top performer this year but has been held without a double-double in each of her last six appearances. Over that stretch, she's averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game. Natasha Howard has complemented Ionescu's production for most of the year and has been especially productive recently, posting three consecutive double-doubles heading into Sunday's matchup. Production outside of Ionescu and Howard has been hard to predict on a game-by-game basis, but Marine Johannes and Stefanie Dolson have shown glimpses of promise on the scoreboard. Han Xu has come off the bench but has scored at least nine points while hauling in at least six rebounds in her last two appearances.

Las Vegas Aces (-17.5) at Indiana Fever

Injury Report - Aces vs. Fever

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Las Vegas

The Aces have no injuries to report.

Indiana

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Kelsey MitchellGFootOFS10/1/2022
Bernadett HatarCKneeOFS2/1/2023
Chelsey PerryFPersonalOFS2/1/2023
Florencia ChagasGPersonalOFS5/1/2023

2022 WNBA Stats - Aces vs. Fever

Las Vegas

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Kelsey PlumG2932.820.12.85.210.13.17.46.714.73.64.3
A'ja WilsonF2929.219.59.61.81.320.92.27.214.24.35.3
Jackie YoungG2733.316.34.44.31.40.21.43.35.811.83.33.9
Chelsea GrayG282912.636.11.80.30.92.74.810.42.12.3
Dearica HambyF292810.37.611.20.20.62.23.87.92.23.1
Theresa PlaisanceF271442.90.50.30.51.131.33.70.30.4
Riquna WilliamsG1418.57.11.71.40.60.11.952.36.10.71.1
Iliana RupertF1312.93.82.50.70.300.82.21.53.20.10.2
Kiah StokesC2412.91.83.80.50.20.70.10.80.61.60.40.5
Aisha SheppardG2181.50.60.30.200.41.50.41.90.30.4
Sydney ColsonG167.31.60.51.10.100.20.70.61.90.30.3
Kierstan BellG166.81.61.10.30.10.20.21.30.61.90.30.3

Indiana

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Kelsey MitchellG3132.618.41.94.20.90.22.35.76.314.43.43.9
NaLyssa SmithF273113.48.11.50.50.31.135.112.123.6
Victoria ViviansG302710.23.62.51.10.21.34.63.710.81.41.8
Queen EgboC2922.87.96.7111.2003.271.42.3
Danielle RobinsonG2823.77.133.90.80.20.31.22.66.31.61.9
Tiffany MitchellG3015.161.30.90.80.10.30.92.251.31.6
Destanni HendersonG3115.14.91.62.20.700.81.91.84.50.50.7
Emily EngstlerF31184.75.31.50.71.10.41.325.40.50.8
Emma CannonF1811.25.32.30.60.300.10.41.93.81.31.8
Lexie HullG219.32.31.20.50.400.11.10.630.91
Alanna SmithF912.94.32.70.60.90.70.72.81.64.70.60.8
Alaina CoatesC89.43.520.30.30.4000.91.41.81.9
Bria HartleyG108.72.5110.100.30.90.92.60.40.6
Crystal DangerfieldG316.3613.300.70.7224.71.31.3
Khayla PointerG74.720.60.10.300.10.40.60.90.71.7
Rennia DavisG34.70.7100.3000.30.32.300

WNBA DFS Showdown Picks and Lineup Building Strategy

The matchup between the Aces and the Fever features one of the top teams in the league against one of the worst, but the teams have the top two rankings in the league in terms of pace.

The Aces have been one of the most productive teams in the WNBA this season, and they were recently rewarded with the Commissioner's Cup title. They had an ugly loss to Atlanta on July 19 but have won six of their last seven matchups. A'ja Wilson has scored at least 20 points in each of her last eight regular-season appearances, averaging 23.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 27.3 minutes per game across that span. She has the highest salary on both platforms Sunday and has been a reliable source of production, but the team could choose to lighten her load if the score gets out of hand against the Fever. Kelsey Plum has also been a prolific scorer for Las Vegas, topping 20 points in five of her last seven appearances while averaging 21.0 points and 3.6 assists in 29.3 minutes per game over that stretch. Jackie Young has cooled off slightly following her dominant start to the season but has still averaged 14.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 31.2 minutes per game over her last five appearances. Chelsea Gray has been a slightly more unreliable contributor but was recently named the Commissioner's Cup MVP and has averaged 13.1 points, 6.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game over the last seven regular-season matchups.

The Fever have struggled all season and recently got some bad news when they learned that Kelsey Mitchell will miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury. Mitchell was the team's top contributor in 2022, while her absence should create more opportunities for backcourt contributors like Tiffany Mitchell and Destanni Henderson. Henderson was productive off the bench during Friday's blowout loss to the Aces, totaling 12 points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes. Rookie NaLyssa Smith should have the chance to take on more of a leading role down the stretch, and she's averaged 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 31.4 minutes per game over her last five appearances. Queen Egbo has scored in double figures in three of her last five outings, averaging 9.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game during that time.

Seattle Storm at Washington Mystics (-2.5)

Injury Report - Storm vs. Mystics

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Seattle

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Mercedes RussellFHeadOFS8/16/2022

Washington

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Klara LundquistGIllnessOFS5/1/2023

2022 WNBA Stats - Storm vs. Mystics

Seattle

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Breanna StewartF2830.4217.12.71.811.95.2715.55.15.9
Jewell LoydG3030.115.92.83.61.10.12.26.15.514.22.73.1
Ezi MagbegorC2726.710.46.11.512.10.314.481.41.9
Gabby WilliamsF3024.76.952.81.40.40.41.82.86.60.91.3
Sue BirdG2526.27.51.65.91.20.11.84.62.66.70.50.5
Tina CharlesC1223.812.87.71.30.60.60.82.25.310.91.41.6
Stephanie TalbotG2817.55.33.31.30.80.40.82.324.40.40.8
Epiphanny PrinceG2712.94.11.11.70.60.10.71.91.440.70.8
Briann JanuaryG3017.73.712.40.80.20.621.23.40.60.8
Jantel LavenderC2512.543.40.90.10.10.20.91.84.10.30.5
Reshanda GrayF117.72.52.20.10.200.20.30.91.80.50.5
Kaela DavisG118112020234711
Mercedes RussellC510.821.80.200000.81.60.40.6
Kiana WilliamsG391.70.71.7000.31.30.72.700
Raina PerezG1200100000000

Washington

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Ariel AtkinsG3030.214.73.22.41.40.225.45.112.22.53
Elena Delle DonneF2027.617.76.22.20.51.11.74.16.513.13.13.4
Natasha CloudG2832.3113.87.21.10.31.34.23.79.32.22.8
Myisha Hines-AllenF3019.38.25.320.80.30.72.23.281.21.7
Shakira AustinC3020.97.96.20.80.80.8003.25.91.62.7
Shatori Walker-KimbroughG2920.37.12.11.410.30.82.22.45.81.61.8
Alysha ClarkF2326.18.64.41.910.31.23.73.37.20.70.8
Elizabeth WilliamsF2415.85.34.10.50.70.8002.34.80.81.4
Tianna HawkinsF2212.54.82.20.90.40.10.521.84.40.70.8
Kennedy BurkeG1613.95.42.20.410.30.722.14.60.61.1
Rui MachidaG3012.71.81.22.50.40.10.20.90.72.30.20.2
Katie BenzanG3960.70.300.31.72.31.7311.3
Stephanie JonesF36.32.30.70.30.300.30.712.300
Evina WestbrookG34.71010.300.30.70.30.700

WNBA DFS Showdown Picks and Lineup Building Strategy

The Storm and Mercury are expected to engage in one of the most competitive games on the slate, but the matchup features two of the top defenses in the league, and the teams are the bottom two clubs in the league in pace.

The Storm won Saturday's meeting against Washington, while Breanna Stewart led the way once again. She's played at least 30 minutes in five consecutive games and has averaged 20.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game over that stretch. She's gotten help in the frontcourt recently from Tina Charles, who has taken on a starting role over the last four games while Ezi Magbegor has retreated to the bench. Charles has been a consistent threat for double-doubles since claiming a spot in the starting rotation, averaging 17.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 29.8 minutes per game over her last four appearances. Jewell Loyd has had strong production on the scoreboard, posting double-digit scoring totals in eight of the last nine matchups while averaging 15.4 points, 3.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game during that time. Sue Bird has logged at least five assists in seven of her last eight games but has been a fairly unreliable DFS contributor during her final WNBA season.

The Mystics had won five of six games prior to Saturday's loss to Seattle, but Washington got a significant boost since Elena Delle Donne was back on the court Saturday. Delle Donne put up 22 points against Seattle and has now topped 20 points in five of her last six appearances. During that time, she's averaged 23.2 points and 6.7 rebounds in 29.0 minutes per game. Myisha Hines-Allen retreated to the bench with Delle Donne back in action, but Hines-Allen still put up eight points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes against the Storm. Ariel Atkins has been a consistent contributor on the scoreboard and has averaged 13.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game over her last six appearances. Natasha Cloud posted her first double-double of the month during Saturday's defeat and has averaged 11.0 points, 6.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 34.8 minutes per game over eight appearances in July. Shakira Austin had inconsistent production for most of the month but posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double during Saturday's defeat.

Minnesota Lynx (-2.5) at Los Angeles Sparks

Injury Report - Lynx vs. Sparks

Note: All return dates are just estimates

Minnesota

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Jessica ShepardCNoseGTD7/31/2022
Damiris DantasCPersonalOUT8/3/2022
Napheesa CollierFPersonalOUT8/3/2022

Los Angeles

NamePosInjuryStatusReturn
Lexie BrownGAnkleGTD7/31/2022
Rae BurrellGKneeOUT8/14/2022
Amanda Zahui B.CUndisclosedOFS4/1/2023

2022 WNBA Stats - Lynx vs. Sparks

Minnesota

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Aerial PowersF3027.214.54.82.91.10.30.92.94.912.73.84.8
Sylvia FowlesC2428.114.9101.111.1006.3102.33.5
Kayla McBrideG2530.513.62.9210.11.44.24.611.333.4
Moriah JeffersonG242811.32.651.40.11.32.648.822.5
Jessica ShepardF3026.68.47.73.10.40.30.20.83.16.31.92.6
Rachel BanhamG3017.58.21.32.50.30.11.64.22.96.70.81
Nikolina MilicC2812.1630.80.40.30.20.82.44.41.11.5
Bridget CarletonG3017.54.52.410.40.20.82.31.63.80.50.7
Natalie AchonwaF1615.65.84.31.70.40.400.12.44.111.3
Damiris DantasC1517.55.13.81.90.20.11.14.11.96.10.30.4
Evina WestbrookG1412.42.61.41.40.40.40.1113.10.40.6
Yvonne TurnerG4226.32.52.50.500.81.826.51.51.8
Odyssey SimsG2279.53.53.50.510.523.511.524.5
Lindsay AllenG31362.34.30000.31.73.72.73
Angel McCoughtryF2106310.5100.51.5433
Kamiah SmallsG311.31.31.721.3001.30.72.700
Elissa CunaneC33.30.71.700000.30.30.700
Rennia DavisG1320000001100
Hannah SjervenC3300000.30000.300

Los Angeles

PlayerPosGMinPTSREBASTSTLBLK3PM3PAFGMFGAFTMFTA
Nneka OgwumikeF2731.918.56.921.60.40.61.67.513.42.93.6
Liz CambageC2523.4136.42.10.61.60.20.64.79.23.54.4
Katie Lou SamuelsonG2429.410.22.820.90.21.94.83.48.71.51.7
Brittney SykesG2427.610.23.23.81.90.70.41.53.79.32.53.3
Jordin CanadaG2426.39.42.35.11.50.20.31.73.492.32.9
Lexie BrownG2726.37.42.52.31.10.11.73.92.86.10.10.1
Chennedy CarterG2015.68.91.71.90.70.40.10.53.67.51.62.3
Chiney OgwumikeF2318.67.35.61.10.90.40.30.72.761.52.1
Olivia Nelson-OdodaF2211.132.50.20.20.6001.22.10.61
Kristi ToliverG10216.20.93.40.401.23.21.84.61.41.6
Jasmine WalkerF247.21.31.10.10.10.10.31.40.5200
Kianna SmithG310.71.71.710.700.32.70.7300
Rae BurrellG314.71.710.30.700.320.330.70.7
Amy AtwellF480.80.50.5000.31.50.32.300

WNBA DFS Showdown Picks and Lineup Building Strategy

The matchup between the Lynx and the Sparks features two teams that rank in the bottom half of the league in defensive efficiency, and both clubs are expected to to 80 points.

The Lynx have lost three of their last four games but got Sylvia Fowles back during Thursday's win over Atlanta. Fowles has posted double-doubles in four of her last six appearances and has averaged 14.8 points and 12.2 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game over that stretch. She's had plenty of help on the scoreboard from Aerial Powers, who has averaged 16.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30.8 minutes per game over her last four appearances. In the backcourt, Kayla McBride has scored in double figures in four of the last five matchups, averaging 14.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 28.4 minutes per game across that span. Moriah Jefferson was a somewhat limited contributor for most of July but bounced back Thursday with 14 points, seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes while shooting 75 percent from the floor.

The Sparks have struggled down the stretch, dropping five of their seven games leading up to Sunday's matchup. The team agreed to a contract divorce with Liz Cambage this week, which allowed Chiney Ogwumike to reclaim a starting role. Ogwumike has been productive over her last five appearances as a starter, averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game during that time. Nneka Ogwumike has been one of the team's top contributors this year and posted a double-double during Thursday's loss to Phoenix. Over her last five appearances, she's averaged 19.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 31.8 minutes per game. It's not yet clear whether Lexie Brown will be available Sunday since she's questionable with an ankle injury. Jordin Canada and Chennedy Carter have had increased run with Brown hampered by her injury. Carter has scored at least 15 points in each of the last two games, while Canada averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game during that time. Brittney Sykes and Kristi Toliver have proven to be productive players this year, but they've both had inconsistent results recently.

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I was debating whether to anchor my lineups with Fowles or A'ja Wilson, but Fowles has a slightly more reasonable salary and should be in a more competitive matchup against the Sparks, who recently parted ways with center Liz Cambage.

Stevens saw increased production with Candace Parker sidelined Friday and will likely have a chance to maintain her starting role Sunday.

Henderson saw an uptick in playing time during Friday's blowout loss to the Aces and should see increased run once again Sunday since Kelsey Mitchell has been ruled out for the season.

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