WNBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheets for August 31, 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!
Erica Wheeler- DK: $8,600, FD: $6,800
Wheeler is a little expensive but even with her elevated salary, she deserves to be a major part of your lineups as she is playing great basketball. Wheeler has at least 30 fantasy points in back-to-back games and in four of her past six games for the Sparks. Wheeler is not just playing well but the Fever is also a match-up that I like for her. The Fever have allowed the third-most points per game this season while also ranking in the bottom half of the WNBA in assists allowed per game. The Sparks are also dealing with some injuries to some normal starters that also give Wheeler a boost tonight.
Azura Stevens – DK: $6,600, FD: $4,600
Stevens was barely a factor for the Sky before the Olympic break but has been a huge part of their rotation since the break. Stevens has started the last five games for the Sky and played at least 24 minutes in five of their six games since the break. What has really impressed me with Stevens is the way she has played in her last two games. In those games, Stevens is averaging 11.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and a block+steal. Stevens has at least 25 fantasy points in each of those games and has hit that level of production in three of the Sky’s past five games.
Kia Vaughn- DK: $5,100, FD: $3,500
If Britteny Griner is able to play tonight I am not going to be on Vaughn. As it stands now it is 50/50 that Griner misses her second straight game. If that is the case I don’t see how you don’t have super heavy exposure to Vaughn as she got the start for Griner in the Mercury’s last game and played big minutes. Vaughn played 33 minutes in that game against the Liberty. Vaughn didn’t just play a lot of minutes but she also produced nine points, 11 rebounds, and an assist on her way to 18.7 fantasy points.
|High||Skylar Diggins-Smith (10.3k / 37.71)||Myisha Hines-Allen (10.2k / 29.49)|
|Diana Taurasi (10k / 36.43)||Brianna Turner (9.4k / 29.41)|
|Erica Wheeler (8.6k / 31.11)|
|Medium||Tiffany Mitchell (6.9k / 21.08)||Theresa Plaisance (6.8k / 20.67)|
|Brittney Sykes (7.8k / 25.85)||Azura Stevens (6.6k / 19.27)|
|Low||Te'a Cooper (4.7k / 19.33)||Kia Vaughn (5.1k / 18.49)|
|High||Skylar Diggins-Smith (8k / 36.59)||Brionna Jones (7.3k / 28.62)|
|Diana Taurasi (7k / 33.29)||Myisha Hines-Allen (7.2k / 28.95)|
|Erica Wheeler (6.8k / 30.16)|
|Medium||Betnijah Laney (6.2k / 29.72)||Theresa Plaisance (4.9k / 19.37)|
|Tiffany Mitchell (5.2k / 20.28)|
|Low||Te'a Cooper (3.5k / 18.58)||Azura Stevens (4.6k / 18.87)|
|Kia Vaughn (3.5k / 17.03)|