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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sun vs. Fever 5/20/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tonight's Sun vs. Fever matchup.

Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever
May 20, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever game let’s review the rules for 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 Connecticut Sun vs. Indiana Fever matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Alyssa Thomas  $12,000

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas arrives at tonight’s playoff game with the Indiana Fever playing outstanding basketball. Having stated that, how has Thomas been playing from a statistical perspective?

In the Connecticut Sun’s first two games played this season, Alyssa Thomas averaged 13 points, 10.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Connecticut Sun’s first two games played in the 2024 regular season, Alyssa Thomas is averaging 46.4 Draftkings points a game.

More recently, in the Connecticut Sun’s 84-77 win over the Washington Mystics three days ago, Alyssa Thomas posted some quality DFS numbers. Let me be more specific. Alyssa Thomas accumulated 13 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, and 2 steals in the Suns win of the Mystics.

Selecting the correct captain for your DFS single game showdown lineup is vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest. Having stated that, I think that Connecticut Sun guard Alyssa Thomas fits the captain narrative perfectly for this one game slate.

Flex Plays

Caitlin Clark $10,000

Indiana Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark has wasted little time showing the world that she belongs in the WNBA. Through three games played this season, Clark is averaging 17 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1 steal a game.

It is also noteworthy that these teams played the first game of the 2024 season six days ago. In that game, Indiana guard Caitlin Clark posted 20 points, 3 assists, and 2 steals in the Indiana Fever’s 92-71 loss to the Connecticut Sun last week.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing talented Indiana Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark as a flex play for this one game Draftkings slate.

DiJonai Carrington $7,800

Connecticut Sun guard DiJonai Carrington has certainly been the leader in the backcourt that the Sun have needed to win games this season.

In the Connecticut Sun’s two games played in the 2024 regular season, DiJonai Carrington averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

In summary, I love Carrington’s chances of performing at a high level versus this vulnerable Indiana Fever defense later today.

Additional players I like (Draftkings price noted): Brionna James $7,600: Tyasha Harris $6,200: Katie Lou Samuelson $6,000: Tiffany Mitchell $3,600.

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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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