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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Lynx vs. Aces 6/11/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Lynx vs. Aces matchup.

Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces
June 11, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

The WNBA presents a matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and Las Vegas Aces. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces game let’s review the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Minnesota Lynx vs. Las Vegas Aces matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-A’ja Wilson, Forward, Las Vegas Aces $13,000

Talented Las Vegas forward A’ja Wilson arrives at tonight’s matchup with the Minnesota Lynx playing outstanding basketball. Having stated that, how has Wilson been playing from an offensive standpoint? Let’s review A’ja Wilson’s recent game data to answer that question.

In nine games played for the Las Vegas Aces in the 2024 WNBA regular season, A’ja Wilson averaged a robust 28.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 3.1 blocks a game. It has to be said, those are some outstanding fantasy numbers coming from the Las Vegas Aces center.

More recently, in the Las Vegas Aces 96-92 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks two days ago, Aces center A’ja Wilson played rather well from a statistical perspective. A’ja Wilson accumulated 31 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 6 blocks in the Aces loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Looking closer at the data just mentioned, in the Las Vegas Aces loss to the Los Angeles Sparks earlier this month, Aces center A’ja Wilson accumulated 65.1 Draftkings points.

Additionally, I like A’ja Wilson’s matchup tonight. Wilson draws a Minnesota Lynx defense that has been unable to consistently defend opposing players in the paint all season. Let me be more specific. Through nine games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Minnesota Lynx are currently ranked a rather low ninth in total points allowed in the paint a game (36.4). For appropriate context, the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. Having stated that, being ranked ninth in any defensive category at this point in the season is clearly not good.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson as my captain for tonight’s Draftkings contest.

Flex Plays

Napheesa Collier, Forward, Minnesota Lynx $10,800

How important has Minnesota forward Napheesa Collier been to this Minnesota Lynx team this season? Let’s take a look at Collier’s recent game data to shed light on my previous statement.

In the 11 games that forward Napheesa Collier has played for the Minnesota Lynx this season, Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has averaged a whopping 21.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals, and 1,5 blocks a game.

I expect Minnesota forward Napheesa Collier to continue her quality play versus the Las Vegas Aces later today.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Alanna Smith, (Lynx) Forward $7,200: Kayla McBride (Lynx) Guard $7,800: Kelsey Plum (Aces) Guard $9,800: Tiffany Hayes (Aces) Guard $6,800.

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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