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WNBA DFS Picks October 8th: Can Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics Close The Door? (FREE)

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WNBA DFS Picks: It's playoff time and Seth Stinehour has you covered on DraftKings and FanDuel, with Elena Delle Done & more!

DraftKings and FanDuel WNBA DFS Picks: So Sunday we all got a surprise when the Mystics shocked by starting Elena Delle Donne and Ariel Atkins after saying they were doubtful to play. So we can expect each to play today. It must be noted both played reduced minutes with Delle Donne only getting 26 while Atkins played 13. 

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Alyssa Thomas is not going to come out of the game, probably seeing 40 minutes with high usage. Thomas contrasts to Jonquel Jones who only played 32 minutes. Also, Jones’ big game in the series happened when Delle Donne didn’t play. With Delle Donne healthy, Jones’ usage will likely decrease. That being said, Jones’ discount on FanDuel makes her a strong play there. Jasmine Thomas finally played a good game, and she is still too cheap on FanDuel for the minutes.

If you are fading Alyssa Thomas, I like the idea of getting to Courtney Williams. I expect williams to come out shooting early and often. Bria Holmes came off the bench and had a strong game and the minutes are there. I do like the idea of possibly getting off Holmes here, as her putting up that score is more of a fluke. Shekinna Stricklen is too cheap for the minutes guaranteed in this game (though last game’s production was an outlier).

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Well, Delle Donne playing screwed up everywhere. Granted, she only played 26 minutes and was clearly hobbled. That being said, if she is going to be low owned, I like her here. It is probably a stronger play on DraftKings than FanDuel, however. LaToya Sanders’ minutes are decreasing rapidly. Emma Meesseman put up a strong game last time but again, only played 25 minutes. She has to be extremely effective to put up a good score at her price. Natasha Cloud and Kristi Toliver are not coming out of the game right now, so although both prices have come up, both are very strong plays. Two value plays I like it appears Ariel Atkins is hobbled and will be limited. Aerial Powers got 25 minutes last game, but she did not produce. That said, if she gets that time again, I like her a lot.

The other play I recommend is Shatori Kimborough, who is the minimum price on FanDuel and got fifteen minutes last game. Last time, both teams were playing three guards two forwards and I expect that too continue, so that is a downgrade to most of the bigs and thus boosts:Kimborough, Powers, Holmes and Stricklen and it hurts Tuck, Sanders, Hawkins.

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