WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 24, 2021 – FD, DK

WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 24, 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!

Core Plays

Allie Quigley- DK: $7,800,  FD: $5,700

Quigley is not the cheapest guard out there as she is in the top 15 salary-wise at the position on both sites but she is too cheap for her production. Quigley has been great in the Sky three games back from the break. In those three games, Quigley is averaging 23.47 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and a steal. Quigley has at least 33 fantasy points in each of those games. While it is possible that Quigley starts to slow down at some point I don’t think it happens tonight for two reasons. The first is Quigley started the Sky’s last game with Candace Parker not being able to play and that lead to her playing about ten more minutes than she normally plays. With Parker out again tonight we should see Quigley play the extra minutes once again. The second reason is due to the match-up against the Dream. The Dream has allowed the most points per game this season and are allowing teams to shoot 40.2% from deep and shooting is Quigley’s calling card.

Aari McDonald – DK: $6,100,  FD: $4,600

McDonald is showing why she was the third pick in the draft. In her four games since the WNBA’s return, McDonald is averaging 9.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.3 steals despite still averaging less than 19 minutes per game. McDonald has at least 23 fantasy points in three of those four games. It really only is a matter of time until the Dream let McDonald really show what she has and plays her huge minutes. Even if the chains don’t come off tonight we should still see close to 20 fantasy points from the rookie.

Brionna Jones – DK: $8,200,  FD: $6,400

Jones has not been great since the WNBA’s return from the break but she hasn’t been bad either with at least 18.9 fantasy points in two of her three games. Jones can also be given a bit of a pass for her average performances since the break as two of her games were against the Lynx who have really shut down forwards this season. What I am focusing on when it comes to Jones tonight and why she made this article is the way she has played against her opponent tonight the Aces. In her two previous meetings against the Aces this season, Jones is averaging 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks+steals in 34.6 minutes of action. Jones has at least 33 fantasy points in each of those games.

Cheat Sheets

DraftKings

$ TierGF
High
DeWanna Bonner
(10.3k / 37.20)
Breanna Stewart
(11k / 40.15)
Crystal Bradford
(8.2k / 28.00)
Jonquel Jones
(10.9k / 45.06)
Medium
Allie Quigley
(7.8k / 30.64)
Brionna Jones
(8.2k / 29.13)
Odyssey Sims
(7.3k / 24.86)
Elena Delle Donne
(7.6k / 25.68)
Kayla McBride
(7.2k / 23.55)
Low
Diamond DeShields
(6.7k / 19.20)
Stefanie Dolson
(6.5k / 21.24)
Aari McDonald
(6.1k / 17.28)
Elizabeth Williams
(6.4k / 20.16)

FanDuel

$ TierGF
High
Erica Wheeler
(6.2k / 28.93)
Jonquel Jones
(8.9k / 43.92)
Breanna Stewart
(8.8k / 38.77)
Sylvia Fowles
(7.8k / 37.42)
Medium
Brittney Sykes
(5.8k / 25.35)
Brionna Jones
(6.4k / 29.00)
Allie Quigley
(5.7k / 29.23)
Myisha Hines-Allen
(6.1k / 35.47)
Crystal Bradford
(5.3k / 27.88)
Low
Diamond DeShields
(4.8k / 18.78)
Elizabeth Williams
(4.7k / 20.78)
Aari McDonald
(4.6k / 17.07)
Azura Stevens
(4.4k / 17.79)

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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