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WNBA FanDuel Lineup 5/20

Two game slates are hard enough in the NBA, but they are proving even more difficult in the WNBA. What I’ve noticed after the first week of the WNBA DFS season is the pool of players are very top-heavy, and finding that mid-tier value is the difference between winning and losing. Today’s slate is no different. I try not to just list the most expensive players as “top plays”, but in the WNBA that is almost impossible, so I will try to dig a little deeper and find some good mid-tier value…

Guards

Kaela Davis (MIN) @ DAL $6,800

WNBA FanDuel Lineup 5/20I won’t waste time telling you why she is a top play. She played 28 minutes in their season opener and put up 32.8 FanDuel points, by far the most of any of the guards on today’s slate.

Jasmine Thomas (CON) @ IND $5,000

Sometimes “volume” can be just as good as “efficient” in DFS, and that is the case with Thomas. She had 17.9 FanDuel points in the Sun’s opener against the Dream, which is decent until you consider she played 33 minutes. She should continue to log heavy minutes, and tonight she gets a good matchup with the second worst rated defense after the first week of the season.

Courtney Williams (CON) @ IND $4,700

Williams offers some decent upside at her $4,700 price point, but it does come with some risk. She scored 18 WNBA points in her first game this season, something she did only once last season, it remains to be seen if this is a trend or a “one-off”. At $4,700 on a two-game slate, she is definitely worth the risk, especially with the plus matchup.

Forwards

Maya Moore (MIN) @ DAL $8,500

WNBA FanDuel Lineup 5/20Moore is another of the “no-brainer” plays for today. She already has two games under her belt and has scored at least 32 FanDuel points in both.

Jonquel Jones (CON) @ IND $5,700

I was advised last Saturday to roster Jonquel Jones by the guys over at Rotowomen.com, and boy did it pay off. She put up 38 FanDuel points despite only scoring 8 WNBA points. I don’t expect her to grab 20 rebounds again today, but if she can up her scoring a little, she can still be a viable play at her $5,700 price tag.

Morgan Tuck (CON) @ IND $5,100

For all the rebounding and lack of scoring Jonquel Jones did last weekend, Tuck did the exact opposite. She scored a game-high 21 WNBA points but only grabbed three rebounds. She has never been a great rebounder averaging only 2.8 last season, but she is, however, a scorer and I wouldn’t be surprised if she leads her team in scoring again today.

Glory Johnson (DAL) vs MIN $5,400

Johnson was one point away from a double-double in the Wings’ opener last weekend scoring 9 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. It was the five turnovers that kept her from having a better FanDuel score. She averaged only 2.2 turnovers in 2016, so I’d expect her to get that fixed today.

Candice Dupree (IND) vs CON $4,900

After a rough opener,  the 12-year vet bounced back nicely with a 14-and-9 stat line on Wednesday. She is logging heavy minutes and should easily be able to give a good ROI (return on investment) at her $4,900 price tag.

Value

F Lynetta Kizer (CON) @ IND $3,400

WNBA FanDuel Lineup 5/20This will be based on the news on Alyssa Thomas who is day-to-day with a concussion. If she were to miss this game, Kizer is her likely replacement in the starting lineup. Kizer had 13.4 Fanduel points in only 16 minutes last Saturday, if Thomas is out, she will play a considerable amount more and the production should follow.

F Erlana Larkins (IND) vs CON $4,300

When choosing my value plays, I try to play attention to minutes played. A player can’t put up fantasy points if they aren’t on the court. Larkins is averaging 29 minutes per game over her first two games and she contributes in every statistical category, at $4,300, that is all you’re looking for.

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G Lindsay Whalen (MIN) @ DAL $4,400

Whalen is averaging 27 minutes per game over her first two games and she put up at least eight points and five assists in both games.


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