After her contract divorce with the Phoenix Mercury, Tina Charles has been a welcome addition to the Storm. She has had three consecutive double-doubles. Charles joins Breanna Stewart, Swim Cash and Lauren Jackson as the only players in Storm franchise history with three consecutive double-doubles. Seattle ranks seventh with an offensive rating of 100.2 and second in defensive rating (95.3). You should start Stewart, Charles, Jewell Loyd and Sue Bird. Gabby Williams, who’s still available in 60.7% of leagues, is the optimal streamer for managers in need with her ability to contribute in multiple statistical areas.
Elena Delle Donne has a top player for the Mystics. She has scored 34-plus fantasy points in five straight games. Delle Donne, Natasha Cloud, Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen are the top options for the Mystics. Alysha Clark, who’s available in 60.3% of leagues, should be on the radar of fantasy managers in need of a streamer. This season, she has averaged 26 minutes and 19 fantasy points per game. The Mystics rank ninth in PPG (79.8), but rank first in defensive rating (94.4).
Best bet: Mystics -3
On their home court, the Mystics are 9-4, and their record against teams over .500 is 8-5. Against the spread, the Storm are 4-9 on the road. The Mystics should cover with Delle Donne playing.
Arike Ogunbowale has been the Wings’ top fantasy performer this season, averaging 32.5 points per game. Teaira McCowan‘s performance against the Mystics on Thursday night deserves mention. She was only the second player in Wings history with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 80% field goal percentage in a game. Ogunbowale, Allisha Gray, Marina Mabrey and McCowan are your top fantasy options. Kayla Thornton, who’s available in 76.3% of leagues, is a great streaming option for managers.
For the Dream, Rhyne Howard has had a stellar rookie season. She has averaged 34.7 fantasy points per game over the last four games. The Dream isn’t going to be an offensive juggernaut, but Howard, Cheyenne Parker, Tiffany Hayes and Erica Wheeler are your top fantasy options. Atlanta ranks 11th in offensive rating (95.0). Aari McDonald, who’s available in 70% of leagues, remains the best streaming option on the Dream.
Best bet: Over 163.5
While the Dream has averaged 78.1 PPG this season, the Wings are averaging 82.0 PPG and rank 10th in pace. The game seems to have the makings of a low-scoring contest, but I like the over. Over the last five games, the Wings have gone over the total five times.