DFS WNBA Playbook & FanDuel Optimal Lineups: June 18
Steve Pimental provides the best DFS plays and optimal lineups for Sunday's four-game WNBA slate.
We have our first four-game slate of the WNBA season. Surprisingly enough, this is also the first slate where I really had to struggle to find value plays. The league has been relatively injury free over the last week or so, and there really aren’t any bench players we can expect to have a significantly bigger role than usual.
On the other end of the spectrum, I don’t think you are getting great value for the top options at either position. Brittney Griner, Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker all scored below their season averages when Phoenix played L.A. a week ago, and I think there is a pretty decent chance that happens again. Diana Taurasi was good in that game, but I don’t love the idea of paying $7,400 for someone who has topped 30.3 fantasy points just once in eight games.
While I think you still have to pay for a couple of studs if you want to be competitive, I’m looking for value towards the bottom of the top tier with players like Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd as...