WNBA gameday, day and evening
This WNBA Daily Fantasy slate goes to be very fascinating. Not usually do two video games on the identical slate begin 12 hours aside. New York is internet hosting a faculty day, which is why it’s such an early begin. The early begin has fascinating implications on FanDuel, the place all lineups usually lock as soon as the primary sport begins. With so lengthy between video games, FanDuel has elected to permit late swap, so we will change Lynx and Storm gamers up till that sport begins. DraftKings permits “late swap” for all of it’s WNBA contests. With that stated, let’s hop into it!
Los Angeles Sparks @ New York Liberty
The Los Angeles Sparks will once more be lacking Candace Parker, Alana Beard and Maria Vadeeva. This has brought on an actual squeeze on their rotation, however impressively, they took down Connecticut of their final sport with this tighter rotation.
Nneka Ogwumike (9.9k DK, 7.8k FD) has carried the load early within the yr with out Parker. Her utilization price has gone from 22% in 2018 to 32% in 2019. Though 32% is probably not sustainable, Ogwumike’s position because the primary scoring possibility appears to be set in stone. At sub-10ok and sub 8k, she is a good possibility, offering elite manufacturing at a lower-than-elite value. Nneka’s sister, Chiney Ogwumike (eight.3k, 6.4k), moved into the beginning lineup final sport and didn’t disappoint. She scored 20 factors, and grabbed 7 rebounds, simply paying off her low price ticket, and enjoying over 30 minutes. An analogous minutes projection, in addition to going up in opposition to a beneath common protection, ought to lead her over 30 fantasy factors, a steal, particularly on FanDuel.
The damage to Alana Beard thrust Sydney Wiese (three.3k, three.6k) into the beginning lineup, the place she performed 30 minutes. She solely accrued three factors and four rebounds, however the excessive variety of minutes are very intriguing at such a cut price value.
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The New York Liberty have began off the yr very poorly. A buzzer beater loss to Indiana, after which a destruction by the identical Fever leaves them at Zero-2 on the yr. Tina Charles (11.1k, 7.9k) has a fully asinine 42% utilization price by the primary two video games. Despite this, I don’t assume this can be a great place for Charles. The Sparks are an excellent defensive group, and may look to remove Charles and problem another person on the Liberty to beat them.
Amanda Zahui B. (6k, four.4k) might step up, however has had a tough begin scoring-wise to the beginning of the yr. Even with simply a median taking pictures evening (morning?) Zahui B. ought to simply be capable to rating ~20 fantasy factors, which might be a large amount at her low FanDuel value. Rookie Asia Durr (5.8k, 5k) stepped into the beginning lineup on Saturday and performed 27 minutes, taking 12 photographs. She is an fascinating play, clearly carrying quite a lot of danger, but in addition quite a lot of reward with how usually she shoots the ball.
Another low-cost possibility could also be Reshanda Gray (four.6k, 5.4k) as she performed 21 minutes final sport, however most of them have been as a result of Liberty being blown out. It’s pretty secure to imagine that she is not going to see over 20 on this sport.
Minnesota Lynx @ Seattle Storm
The Lynx have been one of many extra shocking groups to start the yr. A largely new group has gained three straight video games, and in every sport a distinct participant has stepped as much as lead. For the Lynx, all of it begins with Sylvia Fowles (12ok, 8k) who has put up double digit rebounds in all three video games up to now. Of course, she is at all times an awesome possibility, and even performed 36 minutes within the final sport. Karima Christmas-Kelly (7.8k, 5.2k) seems to be wholesome, and was accessible to play final sport, however didn’t get on the ground. Her value is way too excessive on DraftKings, however I might not blame anybody for enjoying her on FanDuel, and attempting to be forward of the curve. The draw back is that she simply might simply not see any minutes, nevertheless.
The problem in projecting this group is deciding which second possibility will present up. Sims (7.6k, 5.9k), Collier (6.7k, 5.6k), Dantas (6.2k, 6.2k), and Robinson (6.4k, 6k) are all priced pretty equally, If I had to decide on one, I might say Sims pulls forward simply barely. She has seen a 5% utilization improve since coming over from Los Angeles, and is a good value, particularly on FanDuel.
The Seattle Storm have begun the yr exceeding expectations, however discover themselves 2-2. Natasha Howard (11.7k, eight.3k) has lastly begun to be priced just like the elite fantasy possibility she is. She has put up an insane 1.four fantasy factors per minute this season to date. Despite this, the matchup might show troublesome for Howard. The Lynx have been an elite protection to date, and the difficulty for Howard is that they simply don’t foul. The Lynx are giving up simply Zero.13 free throws per possession, in comparison with a league common of Zero.17 FTs per possession. This doesn’t bode properly for Howard, who shoots usually 5 or 6 free throws per sport.
Jewell Loyd (10.2k, 7.2k) is a strong possibility, however hasn’t but proven that elite ceiling. Alysha Clark (four.8k, 5.5k) is possible for this sport, after lacking the final on account of relaxation. In her singular sport she has performed this season, she was in for 27 minutes. 27 minutes ought to get her someplace near 20 fantasy factors, which might be nice manufacturing on DraftKings the place her value is barely 4800.
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