May 25, 2021, 2:00pm EDT
The Indiana Fever have just a few games remaining in a disastrous 2021 season. A handful of players — Victoria Vivians, in particular — have been making the most of Indiana’s frustrating situation.
There are just two WNBA postseason spots yet to be clinched, so for fantasy basketball fans, it’s important to know how teams in the hunt will be distributing their minutes. Teams like the Washington Mystics and Dallas Wings, while they’ve been frustrating for much of 2021, have a few names that are fantasy must-plays.
The Dallas Wings remain one of the more frustrating teams in the WNBA for fantasy basketball players, as inconsistent rotations make it difficult to assess which Wings players to roll out there on any given day. Isabelle Harrison, Charli Collier, and Awak Kuier are all names to keep an eye on.
The WNBA is officially on hold until mid-August as athletes around the world prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. A lot can change between now and then, so here are some fantasy basketball options to monitor when the league resumes.
Jonquel Jones’ temporary leave of absence could have spelled doom for the Connecticut Sun, but they’ve steadied the ship thanks in large part to Brionna Jones. Her tenacious paint scoring and rebounding embodies what has made Connecticut a successful basketball team in 2021.
The Washington Mystics are hurting right now, and Theresa Plaisance has been pressed into a larger role than the team had initially expected of her. Fortunately for the Mystics — and fantasy basketball owners — Plaisance has stepped up to the challenge.
A positive COVID-19 test forced Cheyenne Parker to miss the start of the 2021 WNBA season, but she’s since rejoined the Atlanta Dream and has steadily been getting her legs back. Expect Parker to be one of the more valuable fantasy basketball forwards for the remainder of the season.
The shorthanded Los Angeles Sparks have turned to Nia Coffey as their power forward, and she’s responded by playing the best basketball of her WNBA career. Meanwhile, the Washington Mystics’ Myisha Hines-Allen recently put up one of the season’s biggest stat lines, and she’ll have plenty more to offer fantasy basketball owners.
International basketball events have created interesting roster situations for several WNBA teams and have given certain players an opportunity to carry more of a load for their respective rosters. The Aces’ Jackie Young is one of those players.
At the start of every fantasy basketball season, there are two things experienced fantasy basketball participants want to know: which players are going to have larger-than-expected roles and what the season-long outlook is for those players. We answer those questions pertaining to the first handful of games of the 2021 WNBA season.