Yesterday was an interesting day in the WNBA, and not just on the floor, though the Aces/Mystics game was definitely a highlight. The big news, though, was that Tina Charles left the Mercury, with her and the team agreeing to a buy-out. Charles is now on her way to join the Seattle Storm. 👀 We’ve got two games on today’s slate, with Sun/Dream opening play this afternoon, followed by Lynx/Sky in the evening.
I’ll be providing daily fantasy lineup picks for the WNBA this season here at RotoBaller. In addition, I’ll be sprinkling in some basic betting picks. Not going to get complicated since there’s limited space in this piece, but I’ll throw you a bet or two each day that I like and because I think this is important, that I’ll be making myself.
In this article, I’ll be providing you with some daily fantasy WNBA lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 6/26/22. These lineup picks will range from elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. The slate locks on 6/26/2022 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Want to talk more about the WNBA? I’m always available on Twitter and always down to discuss women’s basketball: @juscarts.
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WNBA DFS Lineup Picks: Forwards
Candace Parker (Chicago Sky) – vs MIN – DK: $10,900, FD: $8,200
Candace Parker is on fire right now. Just absolutely on a tear.
She’s coming off of a triple-double against the Aces, with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. It was her WNBA-record third career triple-double. She also had two blocks in that one.
Now, she takes on a Lynx team that allows the fourth-most points and second-most assists per game. Parker had 11 points and six boards in her first meeting with this team, which was a bit of a disappointing result. I don’t expect to see that kind of disappointment from CP3 on Sunday. She should be in for a strong game in all phases of the game against this Lynx team.
Aerial Powers (Minnesota Lynx) – @ CHI – DK: $9,000, FD: $6,300
Powers is coming off of a strong showing against Phoenix, with 12 points on 4-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. She’s really struggling from three lately, but her volume makes her an intriguing play. She had 11 points and nine boards in the last meeting with Chicago. This game should feature a lot of points, which will benefit Powers. Her volatility is a concern, but I don’t think there are a lot of safe plays on this slate, so you’ve got to take some risks.
Damiris Dantas (Minnesota Lynx) – @ CHI – DK: $6,000, FD: $4,500
The Lynx just re-signed Nikolina Milic so that could push Dantas off the floor, but with how little value there is today and Milic not being in the player pool, we’ve got to take some risks.
Dantas was solid last time out, scoring 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting with four rebounds and four assists. Putting her beside Sylvia Fowles opens things up, so assuming Dantas continues to get around 20 minutes per game with Fowles back, I think we’ll see some pretty solid production out of her going forward.
WNBA DFS Lineup Picks: Guards
Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky) – vs MIN – DK: $8,800, FD: $7,300
I hate this slate when it comes to guards, but the good news is that Vandersloot is a pretty affordable option despite being the top-priced guard on DraftKings and second-highest on FanDuel.
Vandersloot is coming off a disappointing game against the Sparks as she was held to just one assist. The last time she played Minnesota, she had 11 assists, plus added 16 points on 5-f0r-11 shooting. I love playing Vandersloot against bad defenses, because it increases her upside both in terms of her own scoring and how she sets her teammates up to score.
Aari McDonald (Atlanta Dream) – vs CON – DK: $7,700, FD: $6,400
With Erica Wheeler still out, McDonald is Atlanta’s starting PG. While she doesn’t seem to have the upside of fellow Dream guard AD (see below), McDonald still has had some good showings, including scoring 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting on the road against the Sun last week, She’s scored in double figures in five consecutive games and has at least four assists in each of those games as well.
AD (listed as Asia Durr on both sites) (Phoenix Mercury) – vs CON – DK: $7,500, FD: $6,200
AD has been a new player since the trade to Atlanta. They have three games of 30-plus fantasy points since joining the team, including last time out when they went for 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting with three rebounds, one assist and two steals. This is their second meeting with Connecticut as a member of the Dream, with the first meeting resulting in 21 points and four rebounds for AD on 8-for-17 shooting.
WNBA Betting Picks for 6/26/2022
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Yesterday’s Results: 0-3 (YIKES)
Some quick ML picks
Alright, so I’ve got some real-life commitments this afternoon so instead of digging into spreads or O/Us, I’m just going to keep it simple. Here are my picks for the ML today. I’ll briefly note afterward why I made any non-favorite picks.
Yep, going with the favorites here. I do think the -6 line in Lynx/Sky is interesting with Sylvia Fowles, but I’ll probably also take the spread on the two favorites as well. This…definitely isn’t a very intriguing slate of games here. But hey…you never know when a game will end up being way more competitive than the numbers suggest the game will be, right?