WNBA DFS Picks: This is the most important piece of news about the slate on DraftKings and FanDuel in this tweet:
Both Ariel Atkins and Elena Delle Donne are questionable for Game 3 due to back spasms, the Mystics are preparing as if neither one of them will play per Mike Thibault.
— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) October 5, 2019
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DraftKings and FanDuel WNBA DFS Picks
Assuming this tweet proves true, this game is somewhat easier to predict. Let’s start with the Connecticut Sun. There are really only four Sun players you should be looking at: Jonquel Jones, Alyssa Thomas, Jasmine Thomas and Courtney Williams. There is really no reason to play any value from the Sun because the value is just better on the Mystics. The loss of Elena Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins is a major hit to the Mystics defense making all four of the core Sun plays strong.
This is a nice spot for a Jasmine Thomas bounce-back game at home. Courtney Williams is playing possessed. Jonquel Jones will be popular after last game, and it is a great spot, but if you have played WNBA DFS enough you have been let down by Jones before. Of the four, she might be my favorite fade of the slate. If making lineups on Draft Kings, you should probably have three of the four in every line. On FanDuel, two is enough, and I do not hate the idea of playing just one.
I expect Emma Meesseman to be chalky, as she is actually priced in place of Delle Donne after huge games. So you are not actually getting a discount on her, but she is getting a massive usage and minutes bump, as well. Kristi Toliver and Natasha Cloud will probably play the whole game if it is close, and I like them both.
Aerial Powers is probably my favorite Mystics play. She will probably start and play 30 minutes. And if you have ever played Powers, you know she loves to shoot. If I was locking anyone on this slate it would probably be Powers. Tianna Hawkins’ price on FanDuel is stupid you can probably lock her there. I will say LaToya Sanders probably gets forgotten, but she will get around 25 minutes. Shatori Kimborough is also a decent value play, though I am not confident she gets the minutes.