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ATL vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx

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ATL vs MIN Dream11: In the WNBA, athletes work incredibly hard to earn their contracts. Teams are far and few whereas the last few spots are fragile and you can lose out on a contract in quick time. It is a grind at its finest and unless you are a well-established player, the road is only tricky considering that the money is not easy to get in the league. Anyway, more about that later, let us jump into the game between the Atlanta Dream and the Minnesota Lynx.

The Dream has been much better this season and their defense has been of elite quality. They have won five out of eight games and they beat the Mercury 81:54 as Kirsty Wallace nailed 17 points. On the other hand, the Lynx has struggled to get things going, losing two of their nine games. In the last match, they lost a close 83:95 battle to Lynx despite a 19 points night by Kayla McBride. Can the Dream continue its brilliant run?

Host: Atlanta Dream
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx
Match Timing: 2 June, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: The Gateway Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Dream’s elite defense, Lynx’s crumbling effort

In the first quarter of the season, the Dream has been the first ranked team in terms of defensive rating(92.5) and it seems like rookie Rhyne Howard has been more of a defensive factor than an offensive one, although she is huge in that regard too. And if not for the defense, they would have been replaying last season’s win percentage as they are the second-worst offensive team in the league, only scoring 75.8. The main reason is that Howard has had some issues getting going while the team has lacked someone who can create shots effectively on a regular basis. But yes the unit of Howard, McDonald, Wallace, Coffey, and Cheyyene has looked brilliant on both ends.

On the other hand, Minnesota Lynx has been unable to get going on both ends of the floor. Lynx has been a bottom three team in both points per game and points allowed per game. They are the second-worst in terms of made threes, with only 5.3 per game. McBride’s return has bolstered the guard position but apart from Fowles, no one has been consistent as a scorer. The team has strong rebounding but the trouble is that due to some weak perimeter defense, the lanes are open and Fowles is not the same shot-blocker anymore. The Lynx will need to become more assertive on both ends.

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sylvia Fowles: 20
Highest rebounder: Sylvia Fowles: 13
Top assists maker: Rhyne Howard: 7
Score Prediction: Dream 83 Lynx 72

Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

  • Damiris Dantas, Natalia Achonwa, Moriah Jefferson, Napheesa Collier are OUT

Lynx Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Aerial Powers
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBride
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Rachel Banham

BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milic,Evina Westbrook,

Atlanta Dream Team News:

  • Tiffany Hayes is OUT.

Dream Expected Starting Five
High-Post Forward: F: Cheyenne Parker
Physical Forward: F: Nia Coffey
Crafty Dribbler: G: Erica Wheeler
Off-the-ball Shooter: SG: Kristy Wallace
Sharpshooting Two-Way Guard: SG: Rhyne Howard

BENCH: Beatrice Mompremier, Megan Walker, Naz Hillmon, Kia Vaughn, Aari McDonald.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sylvia Fowles(MIN)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Center Fowles is an incredible inside player who can score in the paint while clinching rebounds and playing decent defense. I believe she will be in 17-24 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

Rhyne Howard(ATL)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Howard has made the Dream a better unit on both ends of the floor, being an explosive scorer, defender, and playmaker. I expect a 14-21 points, 3-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

Kayla McBride(MIN)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00
Steals: 03

Kayla has had some strong shooting nights since her WNBA return but she will need to be more efficient from the three-point line. I believe she will be in 15-22 points and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

Cheyenne Parker(ATL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01

Parker has been an impressive rebounder, defender, and can also provide some serviceable offense from the high-post area. I believe she will be in 9-14 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Powers is a strong finisher at the rim but she has struggled in terms of nailing her deep-range shots. I believe she will be in 13-18 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28

Kristy Wallace(ATL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Rookie Wallace has shown that she can survive long-term in this league and has been both an effective inside and outside scorer. I believe she will be in 14-19 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31

ATL vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Erica Wheeler(ATL) had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Wheeler is one of the best ball-handlers in the league and can give quality minutes. I expect a 9-15 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Shepard has been a brilliant rebounder but she hasn’t been consistent offensively. I believe she will be in 6-12 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-27
  • Rachel Banham(MIN) had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Guard Rachel can see an increase in her minutes with Jefferson out. I expect a 6-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
  • Aari McDonald(ATL) had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Aari has been an offensive energy injector off the bench, showcasing a huge arsenal of moves. I expect an 11-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
  • Evina Westbrook(MIN) had 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Westbrook is not a major offensive threat but can see decent floor time due to Jefferson’s absence. I believe she will be in 5-9 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-21
  • Nia Coffey(ATL) had 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Coffey is an elite rebounder but her offense has been erratic. I expect a 5-9 rebounds and 4-6 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Monique Billings(ATL) had 4 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Billings has been a terrific rebounder and defender off the bench. I believe she will be in 6-12 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Bridget Carleton(MIN) had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Bridget can be an effective defender but her offense has been inefficient. She can be in 4-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-12
  • Kia Vaughn(ATL) had 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Vaughn is a veteran Center and she can be in 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-7
  • Megan Walker(ATL) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Walker can be in 2-6 points range.

ATL vs MIN Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K McBride, E Wheeler, C Parker
SG: R Banham, R Howard(PP)
SF: A Powers
PF: J Shepard
C:   S Fowles(SP)

(Alternate)
PG: K McBride, E Wheeler
SG: R Banham, K Anne-Wallace, R Howard(PP)
SF: A Powers
PF: J Shepard
C:   S Fowles(SP)

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Can rookie Rhyne Howard and the Dream shut down the veteran Sylvia Fowles and the Lynx? You can catch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass where you have all the live games and also the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.