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WNBA DFS lineup advice for Opening Day

The WNBA returns with three games on Saturday to open the season. We make some DFS picks to help you fill out your fantasy roster.

Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm before practice on July 22, 2020 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The WNBA returns today, and DraftKings has plenty of places for you to add to the action via daily fantasy sports as half the teams in the league take to the court today.

The Seattle Storm face the New York Liberty to kick things off, then the Los Angeles Sparks take on the Phoenix Mercury, followed by the Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics in the nightcap at 5 p.m.

We take a look at the lineups and see what’s available, and make some picks ahead of the season getting start in The Wubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Guard: Sabrina Ionescu ($7,500)

It’s her team now, it’s possibly her league now, and she’s $833 salary cap dollars cheaper than average. This is a gift from the DFS salary-setting gods.

The most-exciting rookie to enter the league in a long time is going to be given the keys and allowed to make as many mistakes as she likes. She was a triple-double machine in college, and should stay that way in the pro game. Plus new coach Walt Hopkins wants to run, run, and run some more. Put her on all your rosters now before she’s over $9,000 a game in a couple weeks.

Forward: Aerial Powers ($7,600)

On any other team in the league last year besides the 2019 champion Washington Mystics, she’s a 30+ minute, 20-point scorer. But last season she was asked to only fill a role on one of the best women’s basketball teams ever. In 2020 because of roster issues she’s going to get more minutes and shots, and that’s great for your fantasy purposes. Look for her to get a lot of run, playing some inside/outside with Emma Messerman for the Elena Delle Donne-less Mystics.

Flex: Breanna Stewart ($10,900)

The biggest winner in women’s basketball history is back after an Achilles injury, and the rumors are she’s in the shape of her life and has even refined her perimeter game while rehabbing. If the best player alive starts shooting 40+% from three-point range, no other team in the league has a chance. She’s got point GOAT Sue Bird back as well, and the Suey-and-Stewie pick-and-roll is one of the most unstoppable forces in the sport. Take the cap hit and put her on the roster, as she’s ready to let everyone know the 2018 MVP has returned to form.