Amanda Zahui B. has recently seen a downturn in minutes due to foul trouble but could be leaned on for more minutes Thursday in an attempt to slow down the red-hot Tina Charles.
Tina Charles leads a heavy underdog Mystics squad into battle Tuesday versus the Storm. She could be an overlooked fantasy play due to that but figures to see huge minutes if the game remains relatively close.
DeWanna Bonner may be counted on more by the Mercury in upcoming games with Jonquel Jones overseas. She enters the night tallying 18.8 points per game and shapes up as a solid value play on both sites Thursday.
Coming off of two 28-plus point efforts in the last three games, A'ja Wilson is well-positioned to post another huge effort Tuesday against a Liberty team that has struggled on the glass so far this season.
Betnijah Laney has strung together seven consecutive 20-point efforts to open the 2021 season and will look to keep the streak alive and to keep the Liberty within striking distance of a tough Aces squad.
Arike Ogunbowale has dropped 24 points in three straight games but hasn't gotten a win in that span. The Wings look to break a string of four straight losses by seven points or fewer Tuesday versus the Sparks.
Coming off of a breakout season, Azura Stevens has piled up stats in limited playing time thus far and could provide plenty of value again Friday, especially if she continues to expand her minutes.
Breanna Stewart has exploded to new heights early in the 2021 season and is expected to provide value Tuesday despite drawing a tough matchup versus a Sun squad that has been stingy on the glass to date.
The Sparks struggled to keep Dallas' guards from getting to the rim in the season opener. This plays right into the strength of Jackie Young, who is averaging 13.5 shot attempts per game through the first two.
Sylvia Fowles opened the season strong with a double-double versus the Mercury and could have another strong effort on tap Tuesday against a shorthanded Liberty frontcourt.
After a strong showing last season, DeWanna Bonner opens 2021 as potentially one of the best high-salary plays on Opening Night in what should be a value-filled slate.
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Riquna Williams should be in line for hefty minutes again Thursday against a Washington squad that struggles to defend the three-point line, an area Williams excels, notching a team-high 2.1 per game.
Cheyenne Parker turned in an efficient 17 points against the Dream the last time the two clubs met and could be in line for another big contest on the heels of two double-doubles in the last three games.
Teaira McCowan posted her best game of the season the last time the Fever faced the Mercury and could have another big one on tap, especially if Candice Dupree is unavailable again.
Napheesa Collier has taken on a starring role for the Lynx in the absence of Sylvia Fowles and is in prime position Wednesday to take advantage of a Dallas defense that struggles to clear the glass.
With Britney Griner out of the bubble, frontcourt players on both sides of Wednesday's Mercury-Sun contest could see increases in production.
Jordin Canada's turnover rate shouldn't b much of a factor against a Fever defense that barely turns over opponents, and her frequent trips to the free-throw line could pay off versus the hack-happy opponents.
Courtney Vandersloot may be among the Sky's beneficiaries from a fantasy perspective Wednesday thanks to the Mercury's tendency to send the opposition to the charity stripe.
Breanna Stewart ticks all of the boxes in areas of weakness for the Dream, so she could be in for another huge night for the heavily-favored Storm.
DeWanna Bonner could be in position for another big game versus a Sparks team that has struggled defensively and to guard the three-point line through the first two contests.
The Sun's frontcourt, down Jonquel Jones and likely Theresa Plaisance, may be ill-prepared and undersized to handle Sylvia Fowles, who averaged 17.3 points and 10.7 rebounds against Connecticut last season.
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Jonquel Jones has averaged a double-double in two previous games against the Sky and will look to control the boards as Connecticut bids to stay in striking distance of Washington for the top seed in the East.
DeWanna Bonner checks all of the right boxes to take advantage of Seattle's defensive weaknesses Tuesday. She has averaged 25.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the two previous games versus the Storm this season.
Teaira McCowan is coming off of three 20-plus point efforts in her last four games and could see expanded work inside Thursday if Natalie Achonwa can't suit up against the Sparks.
Shekinna Stricklen's three-point prowess and ability to get out on the fast break have led to two of her best three performances of the year coming against the Storm in the two previous meetings.
Brittney Griner's dominant form controlling the paint should work in her favor against a Chicago Sky club that allows a league-high 36.6 points in the paint and 12.6 second-chance points per game in 2019.
In a clash of WNBA titans, Jonquel Jones' ability to contribute across the board could pay off against a Vegas team that has been stout defensively this season.
Sylvia Fowles may have the right recipe of skills to take advantage of the Sparks' struggles on the boards. She collected 20 points and 13 rebounds the last time the Lynx played Los Angeles.
Liz Cambage's inside game fits perfectly into Sunday's matchup against a Chicago squad that struggles to rebound and defend the paint. She averaged 22 points and 10 boards in two previous games versus the Sky.
Jewell Loyd went for 15 points the last time the Storm clashed with the Sun and could be slated for extra minutes Friday if Jordin Canada (ankle) is held out.
Aerial Powers (left) is coming off her second 20-point effort of the season Sunday against the Lynx and figures to be relied upon for scoring again Wednesday with Kristi Toliver sidelined.
Chiney Ogwumike could see her minutes expand in her second game back from a tooth extraction. Her scoring ability inside could play up against a Sky team that allows a slate-high total for points in the paint.
Elena Delle Donne posted her season-high fantasy output the last time she faced the Fever and should be well-positioned for another monster effort in the rematch Thursday.
Jonquel Jones should anchor plenty of DFS lineups Sunday against an up-tempo Liberty squad that struggles on the defensive end of the floor. Plenty of value may lie with an injury-riddled Mercury squad as well.
Renee Montgomery has faded into the shadows of late, but she shined with a season-best 23 points the last time the Dream played the Sky and could provide considerable value again Saturday.
Kia Nurse should contribute from both the charity stripe and from downtown against a Wings defense that has proven deficient despite the relatively slow pace of their contests.
Liz Cambage has seen her usage rise to 31.8 percent in the last three games and will presumably see repeat trips to the stripe against a Wings club sending the opposition there a slate-high 18.8 times per game.
Coming off a monster effort last Friday against the Aces, Natasha Howard's strengths play into the few weaknesses in Las Vegas' game and positions her for another big day in the rematch Tuesday.
Coming off a monster effort Friday versus the Fever, Elena Delle Donne aims for her fifth 20-plus point effort and sixth 10-rebound effort against a Dream defense that struggles to stop opposing forwards.
Kayla McBride's proficiency from beyond the arc could come in handy Friday against a stingy Storm defense. She's nailed 46.8 percent of her shots from deep this season and 60 percent through four July games.
Diamond DeShields is coming off of a 26-point performance and may be positioned for a big day on the boards versus a Dream squad surrendering 19.7 rebounds per game to opposing forwards.
Glory Johnson rides a pair of strong efforts into Sunday's matchup versus a fast-paced Chicago squad. A banged up Wings roster should lead to big minutes that place her firmly on the DFS radar.
Tiffany Hayes is averaging a career-low 3.0 free-throw attempts per game this season. That may turn around Sunday against a Liberty squad that sends opposing guards to the charity stripe at a league-high rate.
Jordin Canada figures to see major minutes following the news that Jewell Lloyd is facing an extended absence. She also clocks in as the top budget differential option on one of the daily sites Friday.
Elena Delle Donne's proficiency on the glass this season could come in handy Sunday versus an Atlanta Dream squad surrendering a league-high 12.8 offensive rebounds per game.
After a slow start to 2019, Renee Montgomery posted season-best marks across the board Wednesday in the wake of Alex Bentley's EuroBasket departure. Big minutes should be on tap for her again Friday.
Diamond DeShields leads the way in scoring for the Sky this season and will aim for her fourth 20-plus point performance in five games Saturday, facing a Fever squad with a lackluster defensive rating.