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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Sky vs. Sun 6/12/24

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

Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun
June 12, 2024 8:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Chicago Sky 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 Chicago Sky vs. Connecticut Sun matchup.

Captain-Alyssa Thomas, Forward, Connecticut Sun $10,000

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 the 11 games that Alyssa Thomas has played for the Connecticut Sun in the 2024 WNBA regular season, Thomas averaged 12.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game.

More recently, in the Connecticut Sun’s 89-72 win over the Indiana Fever two days ago, Connecticut forward Alyssa Thomas played outstanding basketball from a statistical perspective. Thomas accumulated a respectable 7 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals in the Connecticut Sun’s defeat of the Indiana Fever.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Connecticut Sun’s win over the Indiana Fever earlier this week, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas accumulated 41.5 Draftkings points.

Additionally, I like Alyssa Thomas’s matchup tonight. Thomas draws a Chicago Sky defense that has been unable to consistently defend opposing players in the paint all season. Through ten games played in the 2024 WNBA regular season, the Chicago Sky are currently ranked a rather low 11th in total points allowed in the paint a game (38.6).

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 versus this vulnerable Chicago Sky defense.

Flex Plays

Angel Reese, Forward, Chicago Sky $9,400

Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese has wasted little time showing the world that she belongs in the WNBA. Having stated that, how has the Chicago Sky rookie forward played from a statistical standpoint in the 2024 WNBA regular season?

In the ten games that Chicago forward Angel Reese has played for the Chicago Sky this season, Sky forward Angel Reese is averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.9 steals a game.

I fully expect Chicago Sky rookie forward Angel Reese to continue her outstanding play versus the Connecticut Sun later today.

Additional players I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Marina Mabrey, (Chicago) Guard $8,600: Tyasha Harris, (Connecticut) Guard $7,200: Chennedy Carter, (Chicago) Guard $7,600: Kamilla Cardoso, (Chicago) Forward $6,200.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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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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