Brittney Griner (DK: $10,800 FD: $8,400): Our first Must-Have of the slate is probably one of the most known WNBA players, Brittany Griner. The Phoenix center has been dominant at times during this season and we expect a great performance out of her tonight as she faces Dallas. Her early-season performance against Dallas was nothing to write home about, but she was in a bit of foul trouble and could not get it going as she shot 3-15 from the field. The Mercury were just awful that day as they got blown out by the Wings. As of late, Griner has been the focal point of this offense and that shouldn’t change today. Dallas comes in right around league average in terms of fantasy points allowed to forwards this season, but has allowed the 4th-most rebounds and points to forwards according to our blended DVP. If you are looking at box scores, you will see her last two games as below average, but those both came to two of the best defensive teams against forwards in the WNBA in Connecticut and Minnesota. In games against NY and ATL, she flashed her 50 FPT upside. On a slate with no one truly sticking out above the rest, we advise starting your lineups with Griner and building from there!
Jordin Canada (DK: $8,600 FD: $6,900): The Storm have been ravaged with injuries this season and the second-year guard out of UCLA has really stepped into her own as a key player to keep the ship steady until they get back to full strength. Canada has the highest upside at her price on both sites on the entire slate given her ability to contribute in a big way in all stat categories. She leads the WNBA in steals and faces a Minnesota team that is allowing the most steals to guards according to our blended DVP. Canada has flashed some rebounding upside recently as well and MIN is allowing the 4th-most rebounds to opposing guards. In her previous game against the Lynx this season, she posted a 17 PTs , 2 REBs, 7 AST stat line in way to a 35+ FPT performance. She’s been consistent of late in terms of minutes and production, and again, on a slate with not much that sticks out as clear cut plays, we think starting with Canada is a great bet!
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