WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 15, 2021 – FD, DK

WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 15, 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!

After over a month off due to the Olympics, the WNBA is back with a huge six-game slate. While I am excited about this slate due to the fact every team is in action I am also going to be cautious today. With such a long break in between games, we could see some surprises in player’s minutes and performances. Due to this reason, I am going to be playing a lot lighter than I normally play.

Core Plays

Shey Peddy – DK: $6,100,  FD: $4,600

Diana Taurasi’s status for today’s game is iffy right now. Taurasi was originally ruled out for this game but now looks to be listed probable. If Taurasi does manage to play I am not going to be as high on Peddy as I currently am. With that being said I don’t personally think Taurasi plays and if that case I don’t see how you don’t roster Peddy who was great in her last three games before the break which were all three games that Taurasi missed. In those three games, Peddy averaged 6.33 points, five rebounds, four assists, and 1.67 steals. Peddy produced at least 17 fantasy points in each of those games and had back-to-back games with at least 23 fantasy points coming into the break. What makes those games even more impressive in my eyes is the fact that they came against the Aces and Strom two of the best teams in the WNBA. The Dream who the Mercury play today are one of the worst teams especially on defense where they have allowed the most points per game this season.

Ezi Magbegor – DK: $6,200,  FD: $5,000

The Storm are giving Breanna Stewart the day off after she lead team USA to Gold and the Storm to the Commissioner’s Cup on Thursday. With Stewart out, I really like Magbegor as a solid value play. Magbegor played at least 20 minutes in each of her two games before she left for the Olympics and should play that many minutes if not more tonight. Magbegor not only is expected to play big minutes tonight and had been playing solid minutes but she has also been playing really well with three straight games with at least 17 fantasy points.

Sylvia Fowles – DK: $10,700,  FD: $8,300

Fowles might not be a core play for me by the time the slate starts. In fact, as of this writing, I don’t have very much exposure to her which is why she didn’t make the Cheat Sheets portion of this article. With that being said my gut is telling me that I need to up my exposure to Fowles as the Liberty are a team she should dominate. The Liberty have allowed the second-most points per game and second-most rebounds per game this season. They have especially struggled with forward/center type players allowing the most point points per game and rebounds per game to those players. Fowles has also already crushed the Liberty once this season with a 26 points, 11 rebounds double-double on her way to 41.75 fantasy points.

Cheat Sheets

DraftKings

$ TierGF
High
Jewell Loyd
(8.9k / 37.66)
Jonquel Jones
(11.8k / 45.17)
Arike Ogunbowale
(8.2k / 29.89)
Tina Charles
(11.2k / 40.82)
Medium
Odyssey Sims
(7.5k / 26.80)
Brianna Turner
(7.9k / 28.08)
Mercedes Russell
(7.3k / 25.37)
Kayla Thornton
(7k / 18.24)
Low
Shey Peddy
(6.1k / 21.51)
Ezi Magbegor
(6.2k / 25.78)
Jordin Canada
(5.7k / 23.11)
Victoria Vivians
(4.6k / 18.19)

FanDuel

$ TierGF
High
Jewell Loyd
(6.4k / 35.49)
Jonquel Jones
(9.1k / 43.52)
Tina Charles
(8.9k / 39.34)
Medium
Odyssey Sims
(5.4k / 27.34)
Brianna Turner
(5.7k / 27.80)
Shey Peddy
(4.6k / 21.15)
Mercedes Russell
(5.1k / 25.41)
Low
Jordin Canada
(4.2k / 23.29)
Ezi Magbegor
(5k / 25.45)
Victoria Vivians
(3.4k / 17.04)

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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