Hello DFS addicts! I know you are an addict if you are reading this article as we are breaking down the WNBA. The WNBA had its first season in 1997 and was introduced to the DFS world just last season
At FanCave, we have put together a team of analysts to help you understand this wonderful sport and most importantly help you win money! The league is only made up of 12 teams, so the slates are anywhere from 2-6 games. Both Fanduel and Draftkings have introduced 1 game slates over the last year and I am interested to see if this will transition into the WNBA.
Having a small number of games to break down gives us analysts (and subscribers) a huge edge! If we are able to break down value plays, we can create optimal lines as well as high upside lines. I will be here to help all season long and we are going to win some money this year!
The purpose of this article is to help familiarize you with each team in the league and what players shine. Let’s get into introducing the teams.
Las Vegas Ace (2017 record: 8-26)
• Re-signed Kayla McBride, Sydney Colson, Sequoia Holmes, Cierra Burdick and Valeriane Ayayi
• Acquired Kelsey Bone in a trade with Phoenix
• Signed free agents Carolyn Swords and Tamera Young
• Selected A’ja Wilson with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft
• Announced Isabelle Harrison is taking an indefinite leave of absence
The big thing for the Aces is selecting A’ja Wilson as the No. 1 overall pick who should become a staple on this team. This team last year was known as the San Antonio Stars and will be taking on their first season in Las Vegas.
They have only won 23 games in their last 3 seasons and the struggles in San Antonio were tremendous. Through this struggle they have been able to assemble an athletic, young group of women with Kayla McBride (2014), Morriah Jefferson (2016), Kelsey Plum (the number one pick in 2017) and have now turned their attention to the frontcourt with A’ja Wilson (the number one pick in 2018).
The key for this Las Vegas team is going to be to allow A’ja Wilson to dominate and see the court. In 2 preseason games, she has averaged 14.5 PPG and 9.5 RPG. Her price will skyrocket so she is a player I am likely to roster early and often.
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