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Draftkings Best WNBA Showdown Picks: Mystics vs. Mercury 5/23/24

Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury
May 23, 2024 10:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Washington Mystics 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 Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Kahleah Copper $9,600

How important has Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper been to the Phoenix Mercury offense this season? Let’s review Copper’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the first two games that the Phoenix Mercury have played this season, Kahleah Copper has averaged 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1 block a game.

More recently, in the Phoenix Mercury’s 98-88 win over the Las Vegas Aces earlier this week, Kahleah Copper certainly played at a high level. Let me be more specific. Phoenix guard Kahleah Copper accumulated 37 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist, 3 steals, and 1 block in the Phoenix Mercury’s win over the Las Vegas Aces.

Looking closer at the data just presented, in the Phoenix Mercy’s win over the Las Vegas Aces just noted, Kahleah Copper accumulated a whopping 55.5 Draftkings points a game.

If you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) Draftkings contest selecting the correct captain is of the highest importance. Keep that in mind as you construct your lineups. Remember, our goal when playing DFS contests is to be profitable.

For the reasons just noted, I am rolling with Phoenix Mercury shooting guard Kahleah Copper at captain for this Draftkings contest.

Flex Plays

Julie Vanloo $6,000

Rookie Washington Mystics point guard Julie Vanloo has made a rather quick transition to the WNBA. As a matter of fact, the rookie point guard has performed so well that she was inserted into the Washington Mystics starting lineup earlier this month.

How has Julie Vanloo been playing since becoming the starting point guard for the Washington Mystics?

In the Washington Mystics first two games played with Julie Vanloo as the starting point guard, Vanloo has averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 7 assists, 0.5 steals a game. I think it’s fair to say that Washington Mystics rookie guard Julie Vanloo is playing outstanding basketball. After all, the data just presented is rather impressive. Let us not forget that Vanloo is a rookie in the WNBA.

In my opinion, Washington Mystics point guard Julie Vanloo presents the best fantasy value of any player on this Draftkings one game WNBA DFS slate.

Additional flex plays I like to play well (Draftkings price noted): Ariel Atkins $8,400: Diana Taurasi $8,000: Rebecca Allen $5,600: Natasha Mack $7,600: Stefanie Dolson $6,600.

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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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