The Minnesota Lynx has won four consecutive games and ultimately looks more like the well-balanced championship candidate that many expected in 2021. During their finish line, the Lynx scored 108.8 points per 100 possessions, very far from the team that struggled early in the season to put together a cohesive offense.
A big part of Minnesota’s recent success was Kayla McBride. McBride was acquired by the Lynx as a free agent before the 2021 season, officially caught fire with an average of 17 points in her last four games while she flattened 50 percent of her three-point efforts. While the Lynx is far from being a final product – injuries have seriously claimed their depth – McBride’s hot shooting has given the team a big boost, as well as confidence that the early season’s misery is now strong in the past.
Identifying upward-looking players like McBride is important if you are going to stay up to date on your fantasy basketball game. Deciding whether their success is sustainable or not can also save you decisions. Who else has been hot in the WNBA, and are their recent appearances sincere?
Jazmine Jones (New York Liberty)
Jazmine Jones settled for the Dallas Wings on Monday night, scoring 16 points, hitting a three-point three-pointer and scoring three defensive stats. It was the second consecutive game in which Jones scored at least 16 points; in New York’s previous game against Washington, she dropped 17, seven of which came from the free throw line.
Prospects: Jones is not going to run as much as last season, but she’s still valued in New York as a great guard who brings unlimited energy when she’s on the track. With Sabrina Ionescu gradually getting her working out in shape and Sami Whitcomb still shooting the lights out, Jones’ minutes will likely be limited most nights in the low 20s, and her festival or famine production could become annoying to fantasy owners. .
Kayla McBride (Minnesota Lynx)
McBride was key to the Lynx during their recent finish line, though she was particularly impressive in rugby victories over Phoenix. In both games, McBride scored more than 20 points. She also shot 9-of-13 from the field in every game while hitting a total of nine three-pointers.
Prospects: McBride has averaged her most minutes per game (32) since 2018, but her usage rate is currently 17.7 percent. The latter figure may be a red flag for her outlook; As long as Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier are in the area, McBride will not be Minnesota’s focal point in the attack. Her recent hot streak is probably just a case of a very good cartoon that hit most of her shots.
Isabelle Harrison (Dallas Wings)
Harrison has quietly emerged as a favorite of Wings head coach Wickie Johnson, and with the way she has produced, it’s going to be hard to get her off the floor. In her last four games, Harrison averaged 17 points on 62.5 percent, while stealing five rebounds and 2.3 rebounds.
Prospects: This is not how we expected things to go this season in Dallas, but after weeks of music chairs with her rotations, it looked like Johnson had established veteran Harrison as the center of her team. She may be playing the best ball in her WNBA career at the moment, so keep riding the golf if you want, but be aware that Harrison can return to earth at 6 feet 3 against the bigger front row of the league.
Charli Collier (Dallas Wings)
With Harrison eating up most of the Wings’ minutes at center, Collier’s playing time became crater. She played just one minute in the Wings’ latest game against New York and three minutes in a game on June 30 against Chicago. The rookie currently plays 13.1 minutes per game and averages 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds.
Prospects: Not a good development for the number 1 draft pick. We expected there to be an angler in the Dallas foreland to start the season, but it’s surprising that the players who drafted the Wings early (Collier and overall number 2 Awak Kuier) were completely out of the rotation has fallen rather than gradually playing more. time. Without a clear answer as to why this is, you should stay away from Collier as a potential DNP risk.
Stephanie Talbot (Seattle Storm)
Talbot went goalless for the second time this season (the first time since May 20) and played 16 minutes in a Storm victory over Los Angeles without tackling a single field goal. She did contribute four rebounds and four assists, but she has not cracked a game in 20 minutes since June 6.
Prospects: It may seem unfair to Talbot, who has scorched the nets with a 51 percent 3-point percentage this season, but the fact is that she just doesn & # 39; t have a big enough role to play in fantasy basketball. With Katie Lou Samuelson splitting time with Talbot in the small time, both players have a somewhat limited ceiling, especially as the Storm uses it primarily as floor space and not much else.
Stefanie Dolson (Chicago Sky)
For the first time since Sky’s opening game of 2021, the team had its entire foreland healthy and present in a two-game series against Dallas. After scoring ten points in the first game, Dolson did not score at all in the second point, grabbing one setback and scoring twice in 15 minutes of play.
Prospects: Dolson’s value for the Sky as a screener and floor distance is not very conducive to fantasy basketball, and with Astou Ndour-Fall back from EuroBasket and Ruthy Hebard continuing a much improved second season, Dolson does not seem to have heavy minutes will not play. move forward.