DFS WNBA Playbook & Optimal Lineups: July 15
Steve Pimental provides the best DFS plays and optimal lineups for Sunday's five-game WNBA slate.
There are five games on Sunday’s WNBA slate, but if you want to play all five, you will have to head over to DraftKings. FanDuel has split the slate, offering the first two games in early only contests, while the last three games make up the main slate. DraftKings, as of this writing, is only offering one five-game slate, though I suspect they will open up a late slate once the first games start.
While all of this means our lineups will likely be a bit different from one site to the next, the approach for our DFS WNBA Playbook remains the same. The playbook features players from all five games, but we only have lineups for the main slates. If you want to play the early only contests on FanDuel, there should be enough players from those games in the playbook to at least get you started. As always, if you have questions about lineups for anything else, I am happy to answer them in the comments below or on Twitter.
|Player||FanDuel Price||DraftKings Price||Comments|
|Elena Delle Donne, F, WAS||$ 8,400||$ 13,500||The only team that has slowed EDD down over the last month are the Sparks, and Atlanta is not nearly as good defensively as Los Angeles.|
|A'ja Wilson, F, LV||$ 8,200||$ 12,900||A'ja Wilson has scored at least 20 points in nine of her 10 home games this season. Overall she is averaging 23.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.9 blocks and 2.0 turnovers at home. The matchup with Los Angeles makes me a bit nervous, but Wilson had 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals at home against the Sparks last month.|
|Tina Charles, F, NY||$ 8,100||$ 12,500||Tina Charles has scored at least 18 points in five of her last six games, including each of her last two against the Sky.|
|Angel McCoughtry, F, ATL||$ 7,800||$ 11,000||Friday against Indiana was the first game all season Angel McCoughtry failed to get up at least 10 shots. McCoughtry had 24 points and six assists against Washington just four days ago.|
|Kayla McBride, G, LV||$ 7,300||$ 10,200||Like her teammate A'ja Wilson, Kayla McBride has been much better at home this season, averaging 4.6 more points and 1.0 more rebounds at home. McBride has scored at least 24 points in each of her last three home games despite shooting 1-8 on threes her last time out.|
|Chelsea Gray, G, LA||$ 6,900||$ 8,800||Nothing like a matchup with the Aces to get you back on track after a 3-12 performance Thursday.|
|Candice Dupree, F, IND||$ 6,200||$ 8,400||Dupree relies heavily on midrange jumpers, and as such, her scoring can fluctuate wildly from game to game. He has scored nine, eight, 21, six, 17, six and 14 points respectively in her last seven games.|
|Natalie Achonwa, F, IND||$ 6,100||$ 7,200||Outside of whoever starts at power forward for the Lynx, Natalie Achonwa is the cheapest forward you can feel good about for a cash game|
|LaToya Sanders, F, WAS||$ 5,900||$ 7,500||Sanders has at least 21.5 fantasy points in four of her last five games, and the only reason it isn't five in a row is she had to leave Wednesday's game early after taking an elbow to the head.|
|Cheyenne Parker, F, CHI||$ 5,600||$ 7,400||Parker has scored at least 21.5 fantasy points on DraftKings in her last four games. She had four turnovers Friday against Washington, but this should be a better matchup for her.|
|Brittany Boyd, G, NY||$ 5,500||$ 6,600||Two of Boyd's three best games this season came against Chicago, and the other was Wednesday against Connecticut. Boyd is averaging 24.3 fantasy points on DraftKings over he last six games.|
|Stefanie Dolson, F, CHI||$ 5,200||$ 7,000||Maybe I overrated Stefanie Dolson a couple of weeks ago when she reeled off 30+ fantasy points in three consecutive games. Of course, two of those games came against the Liberty, and she costs $1,800 less on DraftKings than the last time she faced New York.|
|Victoria Vivians, G, IND||$ 5,000||$ 6,700||Victoria Vivians is 2-19 shooting over her last three games after shooting 13-23 in the two games before that. She is a GPP play so long as she remains in the starting lineup.|
|Natasha Cloud, G, WAS||$ 4,900||$ 7,000||Cloud has at least 20 fantasy points on DraftKings in each of her last three games.|
|Dearica Hamby, F, LV||$ 4,600||$ 5,200||Hamby is always capable of instant offense, and she played 20+ minutes in both games against the Sparks this season. Hamby is averaging 20.9 points per 40 minutes this season, ahead of Nneka Ogwumike, Sylvia Fowles and Jewell Loyd, among others.|
|Odyssey Sims, G, LA||$ 4,200||$ 5,700||She has struggled in her last two games, but a bounce back is probably coming. Sims is averaging 10.5 points, 1.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals against the Aces this season.|
|Cappie Pondexter, G, IND||$ 3,600||$ 4,900||Cappie Pondexter is averaging 17.6 fantasy points on FanDuel since joining Indiana.|
|Temi Fagbenle, F, MIN||$ 3,200||$ 4,600||Fagbenle got the start Friday with Rebekkah Brunson out and had 10 points, six rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.|