WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 17, 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 have another huge slate tonight with ten of the 12 WNBA teams in action. As always make sure that you are checking injury reports right up until game time and adjusting accordingly. While we do our best to make sure everything is updated in FC with the way injuries come out in the WNBA it is always not feasible.
Aari McDonald – DK: $5,000, FD: $3,400
Hard not to like McDonald tonight at this salary based on what we saw from her on Sunday. In that game against the Mercury, McDonald played 20 minutes and had an all-around stat line of 5/4/5 with four stales on her way to 25 fantasy points. That was the second time in the Dreams past two games that McDonald played at least 20 minutes and had at least 23 fantasy points. In fact, McDonald has produced at least 20 fantasy points in each of the four games she has played at least 20 minutes this season which I feel she is a lock for tonight as the Dream really have no reason to not play the third pick in this years draft big minutes as they have the second-worst record in the WNBA.
Candice Dupree – DK: $4,800, FD: $3,100
I am not sure you have to roster both Dupree and Aari McDonald tonight as rostering just one of the two opens up a lot of salary on this slate. With that said if you do roster both of them, you can roster almost any other players you want on this slate including three of the elite players on this slate. IF I had to pick only one of Dupree or McDonald I would choose McDonald as I feel she is safer. I will say that I do like the fact that Dupree started for the Dream last game and played 25 minutes. We should see similar minutes tonight and I feel that we are going to get better than 13.5 fantasy points from Dupree as the Sparks are the worst rebounding team in the WNBA this season.
Candace Parker – DK: $10,700, FD: $8,100
If you remember last slate I said Sylvia Fowles was a player that I wanted more exposure to than I initially had as she didn’t make my Cheat Sheets for players that I had more than 25% exposure to. Well upping my exposure to Fowles was a smart move as she had a huge double-double on her way to 41.75 fantasy points. Tonight Parker fits the Fowles role as I don’t have a lot of exposure to her currently but am going to make sure that changes. The reason why I am going to make sure I get more exposure to Parker tonight is due to the match-up against the Wings. I really like this match-up for Parker as the Wings don’t defend very well and have struggled the most against forwards/centers. Parker has also played well against them in their two previous meetings with averages of 16 points, 8.5 rebounds, three assists, and 1.5 blocks.
|High||Arike Ogunbowale (8.4k / 32.86)||Jonquel Jones (11.5k / 46.82)|
|Brittney Griner (10.5k / 38.54)|
|Medium||Crystal Bradford (7.7k / 27.72)||Isabelle Harrison (7.8k / 28.51)|
|Allisha Gray (7.2k / 26.82)||Brianna Turner (7.7k / 26.30)|
|Allie Quigley (6.2k / 22.08)|
|Low||Aari McDonald (5k / 17.02)||Candice Dupree (4.8k / 15.61)|
|High||Jonquel Jones (9.1k / 44.94)|
|Medium||Crystal Bradford (5.5k / 27.54)||Isabelle Harrison (6k / 29.02)|
|Tiffany Mitchell (4.7k / 21.67)||Brianna Turner (5.6k / 26.04)|
|Allie Quigley (4.6k / 21.27)|
|Low||Aari McDonald (3.4k / 16.04)||Candice Dupree (3.1k / 15.43)|