Blande’s Bland Take: WNBA DFS Rundown and Picks 8/15/2018

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Tonight is one of those nights where there is a lot of potential value out there, making it easier for lineups to be built, and for potential unique lineups to be at the top of the leaderboards. As we draw closer to the end of the season, the games become a little frantic, and teams fighting for the final playoff spots will keep pushing, making for great DFS opportunity! Let’s dive into this two-game slate!

  • Washington Mystics @ Indiana Fever

Elena Delle Donne has an excellent matchup against the Fever. She’s playable in all formats. LaToya Sanders is in a good spot, going by recent numbers. The Fever had been good against centers, until their last run of 10 games where they faced the best in the games. Sanders falls into this category, making her a good GPP play. Ariel Atkins is out, and Aerial Power and Monique Currie would see an increase in minutes as a result. There are both GPP punt plays only, because the matchup is not the best. Finally, both Kristi Toliver and Natasha Cloud are in good positions today and are playable in all formats.

The Fever have their work cut out for them today. Natasha Howard makes for a good GPP play here in an average matchup. There’s no reason to try to fit Candice Dupree into a lineup, however, she is usable today in GPPs since she has to carry the workload for her team. The only guards of interest here today are Victoria Vivians and Tiffany Mitchell. Cappie Pondexter is usable only in Cash games as a punt, while Kelsey Mitchell is a GPP deep punt.

  • New York Liberty @ Las Vegas Aces

Tina Charles gets an opportunity here to lead her team to victory against an Aces team that gives up the second most fantasy points to opposing teams, making her a strong play. Kia Vaughn is in an excellent spot here, and playable in all formats. With Amanda Zahui B questionable and the Liberty playing on the back-end of a b2b, Kiah Stokes could find herself playing more minutes today, making her a solid GPP punt. I love Rebecca Allen today after her disappointment yesterday. Hopefully, she’ll be low owned. On the guard front, the top plays here are Sugar Rodgers and Kia Nurse, mainly because they are the cheapest and garner the most playing time. Both can be used in all formats, while the likes of Brittany Boyd and Bria Hartley are relegated to GPP flyer status.

On the Aces side, A’ja Wilson is the key play here. Fire her up in all formats! Carolyn Swords finds herself in a very exploitable spot today, making her an excellent value play in all formats. Tamera Young is as inconsistent as they come, however even so, her floor is relatively high, making her an okay Cash and GPP play. She’s mainly relegated to GPP due to her elevated price especially on Fanduel. Both Kayla McBride and Kelsey Plum are in play in all formats todays. The guard defense of the Liberty can be exploited, and they can both do it. Be cautious though and avoid playing both of them in the same lineup.

TOP PLAYS

Guards

Elite: Kayla McBride, Kelsey Plum, Kristi Toliver, Natasha Cloud, Victoria Vivians

Value: Kia Nurse, Tiffany Mitchell, Sugar Rodgers, Monique Currie, Cappie Pondexter

Forwards

Elite: Elena Delle Donne, A’ja Wilson, Tina Charles, LaToya Sanders, Natalie Anchowa, Candice Dupree

Value: Carolyn Swords, Kia Vaughn, Rebecca Allen, Kiah Stokes, Aerial Powers