WNBA: Alyssa Thomas main Staff Cat to success in Swish Attraction fantasy

Right here’s a breakdown of all three fantasy matchups occurring within the Swish Attraction league proper now.

Staff Zack (Zack Ward) leads Staff Draves (Zachary Draves) 388.3 – 289.5

Zack’s gamble on Brittney Griner appears prefer it was a good suggestion! Griner is the third-highest-scoring fantasy participant within the league in whole factors, behind solely Breanna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas. She had 18 factors, six rebounds and 4 blocks in her first sport after which actually got here alive in her second sport, which was her house opener, notching 27 factors, 10 boards and one other 4 rejections. She even made a 3 in that second sport, so there have been some shock fantasy factors for Zack there! Griner is taking pictures an exceptional 72.7 p.c from the sector and has made 12 free throws.

Chicago Sky v Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner
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Seattle received blown out in its opener, however Zack received a stable 42.1 fantasy factors from Jewell Loyd, who had 22 factors. He’s hoping to get some 30- and 40-point video games from Loyd this 12 months. Nneka Ogwumike additionally had a stable outing, giving Zack 36.9 fantasy factors in her opener. DeWanna Bonner has been a pleasing shock, averaging 20 factors and 35.5 fantasy factors for Zack by way of two video games. Courtney Williams may drive Zack loopy with all her lengthy twos not being threes, however she does have three treys by way of two video games and is producing within the rebounding and help departments, as anticipated. Zack has gotten virtually nothing from Erica Wheeler, which is disappointing.

Zachary is being led by the Dream duo of Rhyne Howard and Cheyenne Parker. Howard had 20 factors (4 threes) and 10 rebounds in her opener however shot 33.3 p.c from the sector. Parker had 18 factors, 11 boards, three assists and three steals. Zachary’s first-round choose, Napheesa Collier, was stable with 17 factors, 5 rebounds, two assists and 4 blocks in her opener. Elizabeth Williams has been a pleasing shock for Staff Draves with a median of 34.6 fantasy factors by way of two video games. She is averaging 12 factors and has carried out a bit of little bit of all the pieces (rebounds, assists, steals and blocks).

Kelsey Mitchell scored 20 factors for Zachary in her opener, however simply 10 in her second sport. Zachary additionally suffered from Marina Mabrey lacking the Sky’s second sport.

Staff Nemchock (Eric Nemchock) leads Staff Leite (Chelsea Leite) 418.6 – 324.6

Eric sits in second place within the league in factors. None of his gamers are averaging 40-plus fantasy factors, however he’s getting professional contributions from almost everybody, with Teaira McCowan’s 12.7 being the bottom. Everybody else is averaging 20-plus.

On the prime for Eric, it’s Brionna Jones, who continues to impress along with her steals numbers for somebody at her place. Arike Ogunbowale is subsequent after her 27-point sport that noticed her miss 16 area objective makes an attempt and solely register one help. A’ja Wilson and Natasha Cloud spherical out Eric’s gamers with fantasy averages of 30-plus. Wilson wasn’t the primary scoring possibility in her opener on a loaded Aces staff. Cloud appears like she’s destined for a giant season, and maybe an All-Star bid. She’s averaging 13.5 factors by way of two video games and dished out six helpers in each contests. Nevertheless, she did shoot 1-of-9 from distance.

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Brionna Jones
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Chelsea’s two Aces alternatives are doing good for her thus far. Kelsey Plum had 43.1 fantasy factors in her opener; Candace Parker had 39.5. Chelsea additionally has Chelsea Grey, who was stable with 32.4. In third place on Staff Leite is Sabrina Ionescu with a median of 38.1 fantasy factors. Ionescu, at all times a triple-double risk, is averaging 13.5 factors, eight rebounds, 5 assists and 1.5 steals by way of two video games. She’s made 5 threes. So Chelsea hasn’t been harm by having a superb chunk of her roster on tremendous groups that might doubtlessly share the wealth.

Chelsea additionally has most likely probably the most highly-anticipated fantasy participant in Aliyah Boston. Boston has carried out properly with 15 factors in every of her video games thus far and a area objective proportion of 64.7.

Staff Cat (Cat Ariail) leads Staff Josh (Josh Felton) 474.9 – 337.1

It is a big-time matchup between Alyssa Thomas (Staff Cat) and Breanna Stewart (Staff Josh). Stewart’s 45-point efficiency on 15-of-21 taking pictures from the sector and 6-of-9 taking pictures from three in her second sport earned her 84.2 fantasy factors! Josh additionally has Natasha Howard giving him 53.3 fantasy factors and Jackie Younger giving him 41.5, however no person else on his roster has a median of 30-plus. Former MVP Jonquel Jones is averaging simply 18.8 by way of two video games.

Cat counters with Thomas’ 55.8 fantasy factors per sport, and in addition Satou Sabally, who had 55.7 in her opener. AT leads the league in rebounds per sport and has flirted with a triple-double in each of her outings. She appears like she goes to be top-of-the-line fantasy gamers within the league all through the season. Sabally was phenomenal with 25 factors (three threes), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in her opener. She was left off our Prime 30 checklist this 12 months, however may presumably show us incorrect and attain that top ceiling we’ve at all times seen in her.

Connecticut Sun v Indiana Fever

Alyssa Thomas
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Cat has three extra gamers averaging 30-plus fantasy factors: Elena Delle Donne, Kahleah Copper and Shakira Austin. Delle Donne is able to taking part in even higher than she is correct now, however continues to be doing stable with a median of 39.2 fantasy factors by way of two contests. Copper’s 3-point stroke appears higher than it’s ever been (she’s 4-of-5 on the season) and she or he goes to have the ball in her fingers greater than ever this 12 months with all of the departures of star gamers from Chicago. Austin’s 30-plus fantasy factors per sport come as extra of a shock, however not an enormous one. We all know she is a particular participant; she had 21 factors on 10-of-14 taking pictures from the sector and 11 rebounds in her second sport.