The WNBA Rundown – FanDuel & DraftKings WNBA DFS Picks – May 25, 2021 (5/25/21)
In this article, we will be breaking down some of our favorite plays on the slate at their positions. Remember to always keep your eye on the news as the day progresses.
Diamond DeShields– I love the salary on DeShields tonight. DeShields is the 12th most expensive guard on DraftKings and 15th most expensive guard on FanDuel but is playing more like a top-five guard. In her past two games with Allie Quigley and Candace Parker out for the Sky, DeShields is averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and four assists. DeShields has at least 19 fantasy points in each of her three games this season and is averaging 25.7 fantasy points per game during her past two games. One of her past two games also came against the Dream who the Sky face again tonight.
Sydney Wiese– If you need a dirt-cheap guard on this slate Wiese is worth a look. Wiese is coming off a game in which she played 26 minutes for the Mystics against the Fever and had a solid game in those minutes with a 5/3/3 stat line with a steal on her way to 15.75 fantasy points. Wiese should play similar minutes tonight and could be in line for even bigger minutes if Natasha Cloud who is averaging 30 minutes a game this season is ruled out due to her ankle injury.
Ruthy Hebard – Candace Parker is doubtful for tonight’s game and that makes Hebard an elite play once again. In the past two games with Parker out Hebard has dominated. In those games, Hebard is averaging 16.5 points, ten rebounds, two assists, a steal, and 3.5 blocks. Hebard has at least 36 fantasy points in each of those games. Those performances continue the trend of the young player putting up huge numbers whenever she is given the minutes. Hebard not only has put up huge numbers with Parker out but I love the match-up against the Dream. One of the past two games for Hebard was against the Dream and for the season the Dream has allowed the second-most rebounds per game.
Jonquel Jones– Jones didn’t actually make my Cheat Sheets today as I don’t have that much exposure to her currently but she is someone that I think has GPP winning potential on this slate. I feel this way for several reasons. One reason is due to the fact that Jones is likely going to have lower ownership at her salary than some of the other stud forwards on this slate. Another reason is due to the way Jones has played this season. After missing all of last season, Jones has returned this season looking just as good as she ever has. Jones is tenth in the WNBA in points per game at 18.4 and second in rebounds per game at 10.8. Jones is also adding in 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals+blocks to the scoring and rebounding numbers. The last reason that Jones stands out to me is the match-up with the Storm. The Storm has a reputation as being an elite defensive team but they have been far from that to start the year. This season the Storm have allowed the second-most points per game and the most points per game in the paint. The paint is where Jones does most of her damage.
Jessica Breland – Breland started the season coming off the bench for the Fever but was moved into the starting lineup two games ago. Based on those two starts I don’t see Breland moving back to the bench as she has been excellent. In those two games, Breland is averaging 16 points, 13 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals+blocks. Breland has at least 35 fantasy points in each of those games with one of those games coming against the Mystics who the Fever happen to play tonight.