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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Fever vs. Sun 6/10/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings player selections for tonight's Fever vs. Sun matchup.

Indiana Fever vs. Connecticut Sun
June 10, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

The WNBA presents a matchup between the Indiana Fever and Connecticut Sun. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Sun 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. Remember, once Draftkings lineups have locked you cannot swap players.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Indiana Fever vs. Connecticut Sun matchup.

Captain-Alyssa Thomas, Forward, Connecticut Sun $11,400

How important has Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas been to the Connecticut Sun offense this season? Let’s review Alyssa Thomas’s recent game data to answer that question.

In ten games that Alyssa Thomas has played for the Connecticut Sun in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Thomas averaged 12.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.6 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Connecticut Suns 82-75 loss to the New York Liberty two days ago, Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas played exceptionally well from a statistical perspective. Thomas accumulated an impressive 10 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 steal in the Connecticut Sun’s loss to the Liberty.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Connecticut Suns loss to the New York Liberty earlier this month, Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas accumulated 36.5 Draftkings points.

It is important to mention that the Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Sun have already played twice this season. How did Thomas perform in those two games? Quite frankly, Alyssa Thomas dominated the Indiana Fever defense in both instances.

In the two games played versus this Indiana Fever in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas averaged a robust 56.1 Draftkings points a contest.

Additionally. I like Alyssa Thomas’s matchup in tonight’s game? Why? Thomas will face an Indiana Fever defense that has clearly struggled to defend opposing players in the paint all season. More specifically, through 12 games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Indiana Fever are currently ranked a rather low tenth in total points allowed in the paint a game (37.5) and 12th in overall defensive rating (111.1). Keep in mind that the WNBA has 12 teams in the entire league. I think it’s fair to say that being ranked 12th in any team defensive category is not a good thing.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing talented Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas as my captain for tonight’s Draftkings DFS WNBA one game slate. I just don’t see a scenario where Alyssa Thomas does not play well this evening.

Flex Plays

Caitlin Clark, Guard, Indiana Fever $11,000

Indiana Fever rookie point guard Caitlin Clark has wasted little time showing basketball fans that she belongs in the WNBA.

In the 12 games that Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark has played for the Fever this season, Caitlin Clark is averaging 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1 block a game.

I fully expect Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to continue her outstanding play versus the Connecticut Sun later today.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Brionna Jones, (Sun) Forward $8,200: NaLyssa Smith (Fever) Forward $9,200: Aliyah Boston (Fever) Forward $8,600: Tiffany Mitchell (Sun) Guard $3,400.


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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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