PHO vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx
Updated on: Aug 11, 2022 2:11 am IST
PHO vs MIN Dream11: For many teams, the current period has become a battlefield for the last few spots in the Playoffs which makes for a bombastic watch. In this case, two teams that still have a chance to make it in will meet as the Phoenix Mercury take on Minnesota Lynx.
The Mercury has had a tough season without their superstar Brittney Griner and the team has fallen to a rather shabby 14 wins and 19 losses record. They come into this game after winning 76:62 against the Liberty as Diamond DeShields conjured up a 25 points night.
The Lynx has had a tough season too and Naphessa Collier’s return has come rather too late. Still, they have an outside chance of qualifying for the Playoffs and have played much better in the second half of the season. They come into this game after beating the Dream 81-71 as Kayla McBride scored 20 points.
The Mercury and the Lynx have met thrice with Mercury losing all the meetings.
Home: Phoenix Mercury
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx
Match Timing: 11August, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Footprint Center
WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Strange season for the Mercury
The Mercury has had a rather strange season. Without Griner, their defense has been absent and even with a strong guard combination, they have been left high and dry. The lack of size has surely hurt the team and apart from that, the team chemistry has fallen apart. Skylar Diggins-Smith has lost her touch a bit but Sophie Cunningham has been on fire. The Mercury has been having unprecedented shooting woes to this season.
The Lynx has been unable to build a winning record but things could have been even worse. They started with just 3 wins and 13 losses and since then, they have won 10 and lost just seven. Not having Napheesa Collier has hurt but Powers, McBride, and Fowles have carried the load. Minnesota will need to win all their games now, but even that won’t guarantee their Playoffs berth. Can the Lynx get it done here?
Highest scorer: Skylar Diggins-Smith: 22
Highest rebounder: Sylvia Fowles: 11
Top assists maker: Moriah Jefferson: 8
Score Prediction: Mercury: 84 Lynx: 77
Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Dream11 WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups
Minnesota Lynx Teams News:
- Rachel Banham, Aerial Powers are GAME-TIME Decisions.
- Damiris Dantas is OUT.
Lynx Expected Starting Five
Two-Way Forward: PF: Napheesa Collier
All-Around Forward: PF: Jessica Shephard
Inside Presence: C: Sylvia Fowles
Isolation Scorer: SG: Kayla McBride
Ball-Handling Guard: PG: Moriah Jefferson
BENCH: Bridget Carleton, Natalie Achonwa, Rachel Banham , Nikolina Milic, Lindsey Allen.
Phoenix Mercury Teams News:
- Brittney Griner, Kia Nurse, Diana Taurasi are OUT.
Mercury Expected Starting Five
Post-Defensive Forward: F: Brianna Turner
Defensive Threat and Off-Ball Shooter: G/F: Sophie Cunningham
Two-Way Energy Bunny: G: Shey Peddy
Isolation Scorer: PG: Skylar Diggins-Smith
Isolation Threat: SG: Diamond DeShields
BENCH: Megan Gustafson, Reshanda Gray, Jennie Simms, Kaela Davis, Sam Thomas.
WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Skylar missed the last game and she had been struggling a bit shooting-wise before the injury. However, if she plays, which she most likely will, I expect her to be in the 18-25 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-41
Guard Jefferson has had a solid impact, scoring a ton of points, and can also dish terrific dimes. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 5-8 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
Guard Shey has been able to make a big impact on both ends of the floor through her strong scoring. I believe she will be in 13-18 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Center Sylvia has given memorable performances in the swansong of her career, giving quality inside scoring, rebounding, and help defense. I believe she will be in 11-18 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
Guard Cunningham can knock down shots from outside and she has been able to break out in a great rhythm this season. I believe she will be in 15-21 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-35
Kayla knows how to put the ball in the basket, being a veteran scorer and possessing a lovely floater in her arsenal. I believe she will be in 15-22 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34
PHO vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- Diamond DeShields(PHO) had 25 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Diamond had a solid game, can she repeat it? I expect a 13-19 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34
- Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists in her last game. Jessica gives incredible minutes at the Forward position, especially as a rebounder. I believe she will be in 4-10 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
- Napheesa Collier(MIN) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Napheesa missed all of the season and in her return, she showed signs of rust.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25
- Brianna Turner(PHO) had 4 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Turner has done her job as a rebounder and defender, continuing to be a strong presence. I believe she will be in 2-6 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-28
- Rachel Banham(MIN) had 12 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Rachel is an incredible sharpshooter.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-15
- Megan Gustafson(PHO) had 3 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Center Megan plays limited minutes.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-15
- Jennie Simms(PHO) had 6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Jennie has earned playing time through some solid basketball.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-15
PHO vs MIN Dream11 Team
PG: S Diggins-Smith(SP), M Jefferson(PP), K McBride, S Peddy
SG: J Simms
SF : N Collier
PF: S Cunningham
C: B Turner
PG: S Diggins-Smith(SP), Moriah Jefferson(PP)
SG: R Banham, J Simms
SF : N Collier
PF: S Cunningham
C: S Fowles, B Turner
Where to watch WNBA Live Score?
Sylvia Fowles taking on the guard-heavy Mecury, doesn’t that make for an interesting game? You can watch this amazing battle on the WNBA League Pass a place to get hold of all the live games and you can also watch the full-game replays. To learn the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA. Highlights are available on the official YouTube channel of the WNBA.