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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Lynx vs. Sparks 6/5/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Lynx vs. Sparks matchup.

Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks
June 5, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks 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 tonight’s Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Napheesa Collier $11,000

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier arrives at tonight’s game with the Los Angeles Sparks 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 eight games that forward Napheesa Collier has played for the Minnesota Lynx this season, Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has averaged a robust 21.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.8 blocks a game.

I also like Napheesa Collier’s matchup this evening. Why? Collier draws a Los Angeles Sparks team that has struggled on defense this season. Let me be more specific. Through ten games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Los Angeles Sparks are currently ranked a rather low ninth in total team defensive rating (102.2) and seventh in total points allowed a game (34.7) in the paint. The numbers just presented clearly indicate that this Los Angeles Sparks defense is not good.

Flex Plays

Dearica Hamby $10,400

In my opinion, Los Angeles forward Dearica Hamby has been the most valuable player on the Los Angeles Sparks roster this season. Having stated that, how has Hamby been playing recently?

In the Los Angeles Sparks last three games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Sparks forward Dearica Hamby has averaged a whopping 21.3 points, 9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.7 steals a game.

Looking at the data more closely, in the Los Angeles Sparks last three games played in the 2024 WNBA season, Los Angeles forward Dearica Hamby averaged 43.1 Draftkings points a game.

Rickea Jackson $6,400

Has Sparks forward Rickea Jackson been a key contributor for this Los Angeles Sparks team in 2024? Let’s take a look at Jackson’s recent relevant game data to answer that question.

In the Los Angeles Sparks last two games played in the WNBA this season, Rickea Jackson is averaging 9.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists a game. The data just presented tells us that Jackson has definitely been a key contributor to the Los Angeles Sparks offense. Having stated that, I think Rickea Jackosn is a great flex play at the affordable Draftkings cost of $6,400.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Kayla McBride $8,600: Alanna Smith $8,200: Cameron Brink $8,000: Cecilia Zandalasini $4,400.

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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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