WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for July 11, 2021 – FD, DK

WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for July 11, 2021 – FanDuel & DraftKings

Looking for a quick consolidated list of options to play today? Let’s take a look at our WNBA Cheat Sheets for the 2 major contest providers FanDuel & DraftKings to help navigate today’s slate!

We are going to switch things up for the rest of the season. Instead of having two separate WNBA Articles, we are going to combine them into one article. In this article, you will now see our Core Plays as well as our Cheat Sheets. Our Cheat Sheets are going to include any player that we currently have over 30% exposure to on each of the respective sites and not our entire player pool. Typically our player pool contains between 20 and 30 players depending on the slate.

Before jumping into today’s Core Plays and Cheat Sheets for today’s huge five-game slate I cannot stress to you how important it is to triple check news before tip-off of each game. With this being the last game before a month’s break we are going to see players sit that normally wouldn’t sit and also could see players that normally wouldn’t get playing time suddenly get a lot of playing time. While I will do my best to keep everything updated on FC with the way WNBA news comes out it might not be possible. If you guys have any questions on today’s slate please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the WNBA Channel on our Discord.

Core Plays

Shey Peddy – DK: $5,000,  FD: $3,700

Diana Taurasi will dress for the Mercury today but is not expected to play. Sophie Cunningham, Taurasi’s backup is also out after suffering a concussion in Friday’s game. With both of those players missing most of Friday’s game Peddy played 26 minutes and had a nice stat line of 8/4/3 with four steals on her way to 27.3 fantasy points. That was the second straight game that Peddy produced at least 16 fantasy points. Today I don’t see why we don’t see Peddy have a similar stat line as the match-up is the same as it was on Friday as the Mercury play the Storm again.

Crystal Bradford – DK: $7,900,  FD: $5,500

This play is likely to bite me in the ass as it did on Friday but I just cannot quit Bradford today. Everything is set up for Bradford to succeed with Tiffany Hayes and Chennedy Carter out and an elite match-up against the Fever. The Fever is one of the worst defensive teams in the WNBA and this season they have allowed the second-most points per game and the third-most assists per game. Bradford also played will against the Fever in their first meeting of the season. In that game, Bradford went for 20.10 fantasy points in just 11 minutes of action as both Hayes and Carter were still in the Dream’s lineup at that time.

Dearica Hamby – DK: $8,600,  FD: $6,000

Hamby is not really a core play of mine on DraftKings today though I still like her and will have my fair share of exposure to her. FanDuel is another story as she is a player that I am going to have a ton of exposure to as her salary is just too cheap. There are two reasons I feel Hamby’s salary is too cheap on FanDuel starting with the way she is playing. Over her past three games, Hamby is averaging 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2.33 assists, and two steals. Hamby has at least 26 fantasy points in each of those games. The second reason is due to the fact that Liz Cambage is going to miss today’s game. With Cambage out even if Hamby doesn’t start we should see her play minutes in the low to mid 30’s.

Mercedes Russell- DK: $7,100,  FD: $4,500

I really like what we saw from Russell on Friday against the Mercury with Ezi Magbegor out. In that game, Russell played 33 minutes which was a big jump from the 20 or so minutes she had been playing. Russell not only played a lot more minutes but she put up big numbers with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a block on her way to 24.2 fantasy points. Russell has now produced at least 24 fantasy points in each of the three games that she has played at least 30 minutes this season which I feel she is a lock for once again today.

Cheat Sheets


$ TierGF
Breanna Stewart
(11.7k / 45.03)
A'ja Wilson
(10.5k / 38.02)
Sabrina Ionescu
(8.5k / 23.57)
Jessica Breland
(8.1k / 31.08)
Danielle Robinson
(8.1k / 26.16)
Cheyenne Parker
(7.9k / 26.68)
Crystal Bradford
(7.9k / 26.25)
Mercedes Russell
(7.1k / 25.02)
Shey Peddy
(5k / 18.74)
Kiah Stokes
(4.5k / 18.82)
Karlie Samuelson
(4.7k / 12.65)


$ TierGF
Jewell Loyd
(6.5k / 31.45)
Breanna Stewart
(9.2k / 44.00)
Sami Whitcomb
(6.3k / 30.08)
A'ja Wilson
(8.6k / 37.81)
Brittney Sykes
(6.1k / 22.18)
Jessica Breland
(6.2k / 29.80)
Crystal Bradford
(5.5k / 26.01)
Dearica Hamby
(6k / 28.79)
Sabrina Ionescu
(5.8k / 21.64)
Cheyenne Parker
(6k / 26.46)
Shey Peddy
(3.7k / 18.50)
Nia Coffey
(4.9k / 18.47)
Kayla Thornton
(4.8k / 20.19)
Mercedes Russell
(4.5k / 24.71)

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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