DFS WNBA Playbook & FanDuel Optimal Lineups: June 6
Steve Pimental provides the best DFS plays and optimal lineups for Tuesday's WNBA slate including an in-depth look at rookie Kelsey Plum.
I have been on the wrong foot with Kelsey Plum all season long, and it is driving me crazy. I included her in my optimal lineups last week against the Lynx and she had 2.5 fantasy points in six minutes. On Saturday I wrote, “there is nothing in her play or the way Stars head coach Vickie Johnson has used Plum to suggest Plum is going to be useful in any DFS format anytime soon.” Of course, all Plum did was make her first career start and score 24.1 fantasy points in 28 minutes after scoring 11.0 points in 30 minutes combined off the bench in her first three games. My optimal lineups managed to cash both days despite my take on Plum, but they could have been much better if I had figured out when to bench the number one overall pick in April’s draft and when to take a chance on her.
With that in mind, now seems like a good time for a deep dive into Kelsey Plum’s film and statistics in an effort to get a better handle on how to approach her, her teammates and her opponents for DFS....