The WNBA regular season ends on Sunday, but first we have a five-game WNBA DFS slate Friday night. The Mystics and Sky are fighting for the last two playoff spots along with the Sparks, who are off. Both teams would clinch a spot with a win. Four other teams are fighting for playoff seeds. The Aces need to win out to hold off the Liberty for the top spot, while Connecticut is locked into the three-seed. The most interesting battle is in the middle, as Dallas, Minnesota and Atlanta have all clinched playoff spots but are fighting to see who can avoid Connecticut in the first round as well as who will have home-court advantage in the 4-5 match. With so much left to play for, most of the fantasy-relevant players should get their normal minutes, though we could see some youngsters get more playing time for the three teams who have been eliminated from the playoffs.


WNBA DFS Picks September 8

Veronica BurtonDALSEA43009.56390010.06
Burton has averaged a modest 15.6 fppg in 11 starts this season, which is just fine at her price. No team has allowed more fantasy points to guards than Seattle this season. With Crystal Dangerfield out, Burton will most likely start, though Odyssey Sims would be playable if she starts instead.
Victoria ViviansINDCON520012.81430012.78
Vivians has played at least 26 minutes in two straight games, and that should continue of Kristy Wallace is out again. Vivians has averaged 0.74 fppm as a starter and we are getting a decent shot at 20 fantasy points at a reasonable price.
Chelsea GrayLVPHO1030034.76810034.26
The Aces almost certainly have to win both games against the Mercury to secure the #1 seed, so we can probably count on Gray to continue to play 30ish minutes. Gray averaged 38.1 fantasy poitns in two games against the Mercury, and only Seattle has allowed more fantasy points to guards than Phoenix.
Kahleah CopperCHIMIN960029.14740027.99
Copper is one win away from willing her team into the playoffs, averaging 39.8 fantasy points in her last four games. She averaged 35.5 fantasy points in two games against Minnesota. Only two teams have allowed more fantasy points to guards than the Lynx this season.
Allisha GrayATLWAS840030.6660030.23
Gray might be running out of gas a bit as the season winds to an end, but she has still scored at least 25 fantasy points in five straight games. Gray averaged 37.1 fantasy points in three games against Washington, and Atlanta needs to win if they want a chance to avoid one of the top three teams in the first round.
Diamond MillerMINCHI720022.12570021.69
Miller is listed as a forward on DraftKings, though I'm not sure that affects her value much. Miller has never been consistent but she has played at least 30 minutes in three of her last four games, scoring at least 20 fantasy points in all three. She averaged 28.1 minutes and 25.3 fantasy points against the Sky this season.
Cheyenne ParkerATLWAS1050030.87800031.62
Parker has come back down to earth a bit of late but she has still averaged 36.4 fantasy points in her last seven games.
Napheesa CollierMINCHI1180040.89910041.17
Collier has solidified her spot on MVP ballots down the stretch, averaging 54.9 fantasy points in her last three games. Chicago is 11th in fantasy points allowed to forwards and Collier has averaged 39.5 fantasy points in two games against the Sky this season.
Satou SaballyDALSEA1100040.04870038.81
Sabally has averaged 47.5 fantasy points in three games since returning from an ankle injury. She has scored 6.3 more fppg at home this season, and Dallas is 9th in fantasy points allowed to forwards.
Dorka JuhaszMINCHI890020.56660020.76
This is basically the definition of paying for a hot streak, as Juhasz has played at least 34 minutes and scored 43.25 fantasy points in both games Jessica Shepard has missed. With the Lynx battling for homecourt advantage in the first round, I Juhasz's playing time should be relatively safe.
Michaela OnyenwerePHOLV680017.42560016.96
Onyenwere has been surprisingly good against Las Vegas, averaging 23.6 fantasy points in two games. She had 28.25 fantasy points in 28 minutes her last time out, and she should play heavy minutes again if Sophie Cunningham is out.
Alysha ClarkLVPHO610014.4500014.09
Clark has played at least 27 minutes in three straight games, with at least 22 fantasy points in two of those. As the Aces make their final push for the #1 seed, I like Clark's chances to continue to produce in heavy minutes.
Kadiatou SissokoPHOLV40003.6436003.41
Sissoko has averaged 14.5 minutes and 9.9 fantasy points in her last four games. We're probably better off not fishing in the value forward pond, but if you insist, Sissoko looks like our best bet.

WNBA DFS Core Plays

Draftkings Core Plays
Top TierChelsea Gray$10,300
Napheesa Collier$11,800
Mid TierAllisha Gray$8,400
Dorka Juhasz$8,900
Value TierVeronica Burton$4,300
Kadiatou Sissoko$4,000
Fanduel Core Plays
Top TierKahleah Copper$7,400
Satou Sabally$8,700
Mid TierDiamond Miller$5,700
Alysha Clark$5,000
Value TierVeronica Burton$3,900
Kadiatou Sissoko$3,600