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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Mercury vs. Lynx 6/22/24

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

Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx
June 22, 2024 8:00 am EDT

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

Before we dive into the Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury 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 Phoenix Mercury vs. Minnesota Lynx matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Napheesa Collier, Forward, Minnesota Lynx $10,200

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier arrives at tonight’s game with the Phoenix Mercury playing exceptional basketball from a statistical perspective. Let’s take a look at Collier’s recent game data to shed light on my previous statement.

In the 15 games that forward Napheesa Collier has played for the Minnesota Lynx this season, Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has averaged an impressive 20.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.4 steals, and 1.5 blocks a game.

I also like Napheesa Collier’s matchup this evening. Why? Collier draws a Phoenix Mercury team that has struggled on defense this season. Through seven games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Phoenix Mercury are currently ranked eighth in total team defensive rating (104.1) and ninth in total opponent second chance points allowed a game (12.5). Clearly, the defensive data just presented tells us that the Phoenix Mercury are not a good defensive basketball team. After all, numbers don’t lie.

It is noteworthy that these two teams faced off earlier this month. In that matchup, Lynx forward Napheesa Collier played exceptionally well. Let me be more specific. Two weeks ago, in the Phoenix Mercury’s 81-80 win over the Minnesota Lynx, Lynx forward Napheesa Collier accumulated 20 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block

In my opinion, selecting the correct captain is of the highest importance if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that talented Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is a great play at captain for this one game WNBA DFS Draftkings slate.

Flex Plays

Kahleah Copper, Guard, Phoenix Mercury $8,600

How important has Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper been to this Phoenix Mercury team this season? Let’s take a quick look at Kahleah Copper’s recent statistical game data to answer that question.

In the 15 games that the Phoenix Mercury have played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper has averaged 23.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.1 steals a game.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Natasha Cloud, Guard (Phoenix) $7,600: Courtney Williams, Guard (Minnesota) $7,400: Brittney Griner, Forward (Phoenix) $9,000: Alanna Smith, Forward (Minnesota) $8,000: Kayla McBride, Guard (Minnesota) $7,800: Sophie Cunningham, Guard (Phoenix) $6,200: Dorka Juhasz, Forward, (Minnesota) $6,400.

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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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