The Angel McCoughtry Bowl should be one of the more memorable matchups in the early part of this WNBA season. The Atlanta Dream legend, who won two gold medals and appeared in three WNBA Finals for the team, now faces them as a member of the Las Vegas Aces after 284 games and 5,493 career points in The 404.
But is she a good choice for your DFS roster? With Glory Johnson now eligible to play for the Dream after a Covid-19 quarantine, who will be the best choices in tonight’s action?
We take a look at the lineups and see what’s available, and make some picks to help fill out your showdown DFS roster here:
Captain’s Pick: Angel McCoughtry ($13,200)
The two-time Olympic gold medalist should have something to prove, and while Johnson has value, with a Captain’s Pick you can’t pass on what she brings to the table overall. Scored 25 points in 26 minutes in the opener against the Chicago Sky, and you can bet head coach Bill Laimbeer will give her the green light tonight. Expect her to really get after it.
Utility: Chennedy Carter ($8,600)
We knew the guard from Texas A&M could score in the WNBA, and went 4th overall in the draft for a reason. But it looks like she’s got a green light on Peachtree Street, scoring 18 points on 5-16 shooting in her debut against the Dallas Wings. That’s bad for efficiency purposes, but when added to eight assists and five rebounds in 30+ minutes, it means she’s going to get to play her way through mistakes. That’s terrific for DFS, where she picked up 39.3 points in her debut.
Utility: Jackie Young ($5,400)
They aren’t putting Carter out there for her defense, and someone will need to score from the backcourt for the forward-heavy Aces this evening. Young isn’t a pure scorer, but she contributes assists, blocks, and steals, and should have plenty of opportunity when matched up on the rookie tonight. Only had 13.5 DFS points in the opener, but expect that to move up significantly due to the matchup tonight. The Dream can only double McCoughtry so much.