Thad's WNBA Rundown - 7/31
- Pace: (ranked #8 of 12)
- Offensive Rating: (ranked #4 of 12)
- Defensive Rating: (ranked #9 of 12)
- Vegas: ATL -3.0, over/under 164.0
Kristi Toliver $6.3K on FD/$8.2K on DK and her teammates ended the first half of the season on a sour note, suffering a 26-point defeat at the hands of Connecticut. The 13.0 fantasy points Toliver had in that game was her second-worst performance of the season. She had 32.9 in 32.2 fantasy points in the two games prior, so I’ll blame fatigue for her performance against the Sun. Tonight she faces a notoriously stingy Atlanta team. She should be well rested; however, the Dream allowed their opponents to score only 78.6 points per game in the first half of the season (third best in the league). She had 22.6 and 20.7 fantasy points against them two weeks ago, so let’s hope her fresh legs help.
Ariel Atkins @ $5.4K on FD/$6.8K on DK limped to the All-Star break with a 16.2 fantasy point outing against Connecticut (in 18 minutes). She’s been very productive this year and is third on the team in scoring with 11.3 points per game (19.16 Fanduel points/20.73 DraftKings points per game). She’s also struggled against Atlanta this season, so you may want to remember that when considering her for your lineups tonight (11.2 and 13.3 fantasy points against Atlanta this season).
Natasha Cloud @ $4.7K on FD/$6.5K on DK missed the three games leading up to the All-Star break due to a concussion, however, she’s considered probable for tonight’s matchup against Atlanta. Keep her on the sideline until she proves she’s completely healthy.