Welcome to the WNBA Rundown for FanDuel and DraftKings contests on Thursday, September 3, 2020.
Guards to Target
Kaila Charles ($4,800 DK/$4,300 FD)- Charles has played at least 25 minutes in back-to-back games for the Sun. In those two games, Charles has been solid with averages of 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 17.4 fantasy points. With Jasmine Thomas looking like a no-go once again tonight I am expecting we see Charles play similar minutes and I don’t see why she won’t have similar production even in a very tough match-up against the Aces.
Diana Taurasi ($11,500 DK/$7,300 FD)- Taurasi is the greatest to ever lace them up. There really is no debating that but I am not playing her tonight due to what she has done in her career. I am playing her tonight for what she has done in her past four games. In those games, Taurasi is averaging 25.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.3 steals+blocks. Taurasi has at least 30 fantasy points in each of those games and has gone for 39 plus fantasy points in three of the games. Taurasi is not only playing her usual great basketball right now but I love the match-up for her against a Fever team that is allowing the second-most points per game this season.
Forwards to Target
Amanda Zahui B ($9,300 DK/$6,800 FD)- Zahui B shot is off currently as she has only shot two for 18 in her past two games but I am not that worried about her tonight for a couple of reasons. The first of those reasons is despite the shot not falling Zahui B has found other ways to contribute with four straight games with double-digit rebounds, three straight games with multiple blocks, and two of her past three games with multiple steals. The second reason I am not worried about Zahui B is doe to here elite match-up against the Dream. The Dream are allowing the most points per game this season and the sixth-most rebounds per game.
Kia Vaughn ($7,800 DK/$5,800 FD)- Vaughn has been one of the biggest benefactors to Brittney Griner leaving the Wubble. In the four games since Griner left, Vaughn has played at least 27 minutes in each game and is averaging 13.5 points, four rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals+blocks. Vaughn has at least 21 fantasy points in three of those four games and should hit the 20 plus mark with ease in this one.
Please remember that the cheat sheets are the players I will have the most exposure to on a slate but they are not the only players in my pool or the only players I will have exposure to.
|High||Diana Taurasi (11.5k / 38.99) (7.3k / 36.91)||Brianna Turner (9.1k / 27.93) (7k / 27.89)|
|Betnijah Laney (9.4k / 29.93) (6.5k / 29.05)||Amanda Zahui B (9.3k / 28.70) (6.8k / 27.19)|
|Medium||Julie Allemand (8.3k / 21.72) (5.5k / 20.92)||Natalie Achonwa (8k / 21.22) (5.8k / 20.22)|
|Kia Nurse (6.9k / 18.48) (4.7k / 17.27)||Kia Vaughn (7.8k / 20.23) (5.8k / 19.63)|
|Kiah Stokes (7.5k / 19.41) (5k / 18.22)|
|Low||Kaila Charles (4.8k / 16.87) (4.3k / 16.79)|