Fantasy Basketball for Women – Is Elena Delle Donne Still a Top Option?

Who is trending in fantasy women’s basketball? What rotations change? What’s the latest with the notable injuries surrounding the WNBA?

Here’s a look around the league at the most fantasy-relevant news and notes for all 12 teams.

Atlanta Dream

Over the last six games, Aari McDonald has averaged 25.6 fantasy points per game while giving fantasy managers full stats. Her ceiling is even higher after she recently moved to the starting lineup for the Dream. McDonald is available in 60.8% of leagues.

Chicago Sky

Allie Quigley has scored 15 or more fantasy points in six consecutive games. She is still available in 33.6% of the leagues. It would be a good idea to add Quigley to your team roster if they are available in your league. Rebekah Gardner is also a solid streamer for those in deeper formats, as she is available in 94% of the leagues. Over her last six games, she has averaged 17.5 fantasy points and 19.6 minutes.

Connecticut Sun.

In the last eight games, Jonquel Jones has been exceptional, averaging 17.4 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, 1.1 SPG and 1.0 BPG. She elevates her game to a perfect time for fantasy managers and the 12-5 Sun. Connecticut ranks second in offensive ratings and has been a bonanza for fantasy managers. For those looking for a streamer, Natisha Hiedeman is available in 88% of the leagues. Over the last five games, she has averaged 21.8 minutes and 17 fantasy points.

Dallas Wings

The Wings rank third in the league with an offensive rating of 103.5, and Isabelle Harrison (available in 45.5% of leagues) and Kayla Thornton (available in 66.9% of leagues) are two excellent streaming options. In four of her last six games, Harrison has scored 15 or more fantasy points. Four of Thornton’s last five games have seen them score 18 or more points.

Indiana Fever

In the last two games, the minutes of rookie Emily Engstler have increased. She averages 17 minutes and 17 fantasy points in that short span, and Engstler is available in 68% of leagues. With so many rookies on the team, Engstler would have to watch solid minutes as she develops as a WNBA player.

Las Vegas Aces

The Aces have exceeded expectations this season under new head coach Becky Hammon. In addition, the individual players have exceeded the expectations of fantasy managers. Jackie Young (31.6), A’ja Wilson (36.9) and Kelsey Plum (34.4) average more than 30 fantasy points per game. Meanwhile, Riquna Williams, who is still available in 87.4% of the leagues, is still sidelined with a foot injury. If managers are looking for exposure to the Aces high octane violation, she’s an option a stash.

Los Angeles Sparks

Katie Lou Samuelson is shockingly still available in 80.6% of the leagues. In the last 11 games, she has averaged 10.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.5 APG and 1.1 SPG in 26.1 MPG. Although the Sparks are struggling this season, don’t forget Samuelson in fantasy leagues.

Minnesota Lynx

The Lynx will likely be without Sylvia Fowles for the rest of the season. S average 16.5 PPG and 10.3 RPG this season. For the Lynx, replacing the great center of all time is a challenge. Nicolina Milic, who is available in 92.6% of the leagues, does her best to fill the gap and has averaged 21.2 fantasy points in her last four games.

New York Liberty

Both Han Xu and Stefanie Dolson, who are available in 77% and 80.3% of leagues, respectively, are excellent streamers for fantasy managers. Three of Xu’s last five games have seen her reach 20 fantasy points or more. In two of its last four games, Dolson has scored 20 or more fantasy points.

Phoenix Mercury

Shey Peddy continues to oversee a Mercury team that includes Skylar Diggins-Smith, Tina Charles, Diana Taurasi, Diamond DeShields and Brianna Turner. Peddy has averaged 17.7 fantasy points per game over the last eight games. Peddy would have to continue to watch more minutes with Sophie Cunningham out with a sprained elbow ligament.

Seattle Storm

I mentioned Gabby Williams, who is available in 72.6% of the leagues, in my columns earlier and will do so again. During the last five games, she averaged 8.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 5.0 APG, and 1.0 SPG. In three of her last five games, Williams has scored 20 or more fantasy points. For fantasy managers looking for a high-top streamer, she’s another player who’s coming up right now.

Washington Mystics

Since mid-May, Elena Delle Donne has not played three consecutive games. The Mystics will continue their periodic rest days. Alysha Clark, who is available in 55.6% of leagues, statistically benefits from her absence. Clark has scored 17 or more fantasy points in four of her last five games.

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