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NYL vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx

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NYL vs MIN Dream11: The WNBA season is showing its fangs and we have already seen some must-watch battles. However, it is still in the young stages, and as we will progress, injuries, poor rhythm, regrouping squads, and a lot of factors will come into play. The Aces have won nine out of 11 games and they are the top team in the league, so the standard has been set high. And the two teams in New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx, both struggling squads will meet here.

The Liberty had a horrid one win seven losses start but are currently on a two-game winning streak. In the last game, they took care of business against the Mystics 74:70 as Sabrina Ionescu rose up for 24 points. On the other hand, times have been trying for the Lynx, a team that has only won two of its ten games. In the last match, the Lynx lost the plot again as the Dream beat them 76:84 despite a 20 points effort by McBride. Can the Lynx get something going against a vulnerable Liberty squad?

Host: New York Liberty
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx

Match Timing: 5 June, @ 11:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Tough start for both teams

The Lynx’s offense has been a travesty so far and this is a team that needs an overhaul on that end. The team has mostly been in the 70s and their defense hasn’t been good enough. They are one of the worst three-point shooting teams and they are yet to identify a combination that can be effective offensively. Of course, not having Napheesa Collier automatically makes them way weaker on both ends of the floor. McBride has done well as an offensive option but the team lacks a playmaking Guard. Can Aerial Powers be more effective? Fowles has been getting it done as a rebounder and inside scorer.

The Liberty has faced troubles early on in the season. Pretty much the same struggles as the last season, offensive woes, streaky shooting, and their roster composition still haven’t been up-to-the-mark. And it boils down to how Sabrina Ionescu performs on the offensive end, and she had 20+ during the last two games. Apart from here, Rebecca Allen has hit some rhythm and if Stefanie Dolson gets it going, it will be a huge boost. Can the Liberty supporting cast cover it up when Ionescu is off her game?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 25
Highest rebounder: Sylvia Fowles: 13
Top assists maker: Sabrina Ionescu: 7
Score Prediction: Liberty 85 Lynx 79

Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

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

Lynx Expected Starting Five
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBride
Rookie Guard; G: Evina Westbrook
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Rachel Banham

BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Kamiah Smalls, Aerial Powers, Nikolina Milic, Elissa Cunane.

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • DiDi Richards, Betnijah Laney, Jocelyn Willoughby, Nayara Sabally are OUT for the game.

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Expert Ball-Handler Guard: G: Crystal Dangerfield
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Rebecca Allen
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Sam Whitcomb, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Ad Durr, Xu Han.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Ionescu is one of the deepest shooters whose scoring can be a huge factor while she is basically the backbone of the Liberty effort. I believe she will be in 18-25 points and 5-8 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-41

Sylvia Fowles(MIN)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 20
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Center Sylvia is an incredible rebounder, scorer, and rebounder, who continues to leave her imprint during the last season of her career. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Steals: 03
Blocks: 01

Howard shot 7/20 in the last game and she has been rather inefficient but plays an essential role on both ends of the floor. I expect a 14-21 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-34

Kayla McBride(MIN)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Kayla made 7 of her 17 shots and she is an incredible factor on the offensive end, however, she has been not getting ample support. I believe she will be in 17-24 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-32

Rebecca Allen(NYL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Rebecca made three of her six shots but will need to be more assertive on the offensive end. I expect a 9-15 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Aerial made two of her five shots in the last game but her offensive influence is decreasing steadily. I believe she will be in 10-15 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-25

NYL vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Stefanie Dolson(NYL) had 4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Center Dolson has been a tough rebounder and defender but she is not an assertive offensive player. I expect a 7-13 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Sam Whitcomb(NYL) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Guard Sam made three of her seven shots and she has been an important presence off the bench. I believe she will be in 6-11 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-23
  • Nikolina Milic(MIN) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Nikolina has been an incredible bench player and has made a case for significant minutes. I believe she will be in 8-13 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Xu Han(NYL) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Xu has had some impressive outings but can be a little off on the defensive end. I expect a better effort here and her being in 7-12 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
  • Rachel Banham(MIN) had 9 points, 6 assists in the last game. Guard Rachel is a knockdown shooter and has done well as a playmaker. I expect a 7-13 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
  • Crystal Dangerfield(NYL) had 3 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Guard Dangerfield has been inefficient but can be a strong ball-handler. I expect a 6-11 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-17
  • Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Jessica has been inefficient in the last two games and need to recover her mojo. I expect a 6-10 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-4 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Michaela Onyenwere(NYL) had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Michaela’s minutes have reduced significantly. I believe she will be in 4-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
  • Evina Westbrook(MIN) had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Young Evina has not been in a consistent rhythm. I believe she will be in 6-11 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 2-3 assists range,.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-18
  • Bridget Carleton(MIN) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Carleton’s production has fallen and I expect her to be in 2-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 5-13

NYL vs MIN Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: K McBride, C Dangerfield, S Ionescu(PP)
SG:  R Banham, R Allen
SF: A Powers
PF: N Howard
C:    S Fowles(SP)

(Alternate)
PG: K McBride, S Ionescu(SP)
SG:  R Banham
SF: A Powers
PF: N Howard
C:    S Dolson, S Fowles(PP), H Xu

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Can Ionescu take over the game here or will Fowles find a way to snatch a win here? You can catch this game on the WNBA League Pass where both live and replays are available. To know the scores, news, and stats, visit 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.