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SEA vs MIN Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx

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SEA vs MIN Dream11: WNBA has been heading towards the Playoffs at an electric rate and there is no doubt that we are in a crucial window where teams fight for any Playoff spot available. Five of the teams have booked their place and one of those teams Seattle Storm will take on the Minnesota Lynx.

The Storm has been a bit wayward lately and although they remain one of the premium teams, they should have done better than a 19 wins and 12 losses record. They come into this game after a close loss against the Mystics, losing 75-78 despite a 23 points performance by Breanna Stewart.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Lynx has had a tough season although they have won 12 games and lost 19 games, the record is much better than earlier in the season. In their last game, they defeated the Sparks 84:77 as Moriah Jefferson drilled 22 points .

The Lynx last met the Storm way back in early May during their season opener. They lost that game by 20+ points.

Host: Seattle Storm
Visitors: Minnesota Lynx
Match Timing: 4 August, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Climate Pledge Arena

WNBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Storm’s defense is incredible

While the Storm has built an incredible defense both in terms of perimeter and paint but their offense has been off for most parts. The Storm has been struggling to push the pace and has been second worst in that regard. Breanna Stewart has carried the major load while Center Tina Charles has had her moments. Jewell Loyd’s shooting can be off at times while Sue Bird continues to have a major impact. The bench play hasn’t helped the offensive case.

Lynx’s improved play may not be enough

While the Lynx have won nine and lost just six games since the third week of June, which means that they have improved a lot but it has been a tricky terrain as they still need a big push to close in towards the Playoffs. They have received immense contributions from Moriah and Powers while Fowles continues to do her thing inside. However, it seems like this is the end of the road for the Lynx that are in need to win all games, will they be able to do it?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Breanna Stewart: 26
Highest rebounder: Sylvia Fowles: 10
Top assists maker: Sue Bird: 8
Score Prediction: Storm 84 Lynx 74

Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Live, Team News, and Lineups

Seattle Storm News

  • Mercedes Russell is OUT for the game.

Storm Expected Starting Five
All-Around Scoring Forward: PF: Breanna Stewart
Defensive Wing: SF: Gabby Williams
Rebounding and Inside Specialist: C: Tina Charles
Scoring Guard: SG: Jewell Loyd
Veteran Playmaker: PG: Sue Bird

BENCH: Ezi Magbebor, Ephiphany Prince, Briann January, Stephenie Talbot, Jantel Lavender.

Minnesota Lynx Teams News:

  • Napheesa Collier is OUT.
  • Damiris Dantas is OUT.

Lynx Expected Starting Five
Volume-Shooter: SF: Aerial Powers
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.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Aerial Powers(MIN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 03
Aerial has done a great job as a scorer and she has also provided great stability in other major areas. I believe she will be in 15-22 points, 4-6 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-41

Breanna Stewart(SEA)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Forward Stewart continues to be a huge scorer and she has continued to be an MVP-level candidate for the Storm. I believe she will be in 20-27 points and 8-11 rebounds range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-50

Moriah Jefferson(MIN)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Guard Moriah is an incredible Guard who has shown the ability to adopt both as a scorer and playmaker. I believe she will be in 16-22 points and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Jewell Loyd(SEA)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 04
Guard Loyd’s shooting has been off at times but she is an incredible defender and still can do her bit as an offensive threat. I believe she will be in 14-19 points and 3-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37

Sylvia Fowles(MIN)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Center Fowles has done her job as an inside scorer, rim-protector, and rebounder, a part of her parcel for more than a decade. I believe she will be in 13-18 points, 9-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Tina Charles(SEA)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Center Tina has done her bit as the new member of Storm but somehow keeps finding losing situations. I believe she will be in 13-19 points and 6-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28

SEA vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Sue Bird(SEA) had 12 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Bird has been once again one of the best passers in the league while knocking down the outside jumpers. I believe she will be in 10-15 points and 6-10 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
  • Kayla McBride(MIN) had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Kayla is a strong scorer and continues to be a huge factor. I believe she will be in 12-17 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-26
    Jessica Shepard(MIN) had 5 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Forward Shepard has given incredible production as a Forward mostly as a rebounder. I believe she will be in 4-10 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22
  • Gabby Williams(SEA) had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Williams is an elite defender whose offense is decent at best. I believe she will be in 4-9 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Natalie Achonwa(MIN) had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Natalie has given decent production in limited minutes.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Ezi Magbebor(SEA) had 6 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Center Ezi’s development has been affected by the introduction of Tina in the team. This is a rather mind-boggling.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Rachel Banham(MIN) had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Guard Rachel can shoot the ball well and is mainly in a bench role. I believe she will be in 8-13 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20

SEA vs MIN Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: M Jefferson, S Bird
SG: R Banham
SF: G Williams, B Carleton, N Achonwa
PF: D Dantas, B Stewart(SP)
C: S Fowles(PP)

(Alternate)
PG: K McBride, S Bird
SG: R Banham, A Powers(PP)
SF: B Carleton, S Talbot
PF: B Stewart(SP)
C: S Fowles

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

How will Stewart respond when Aerial Powers try to once again carry Lynx’s hopes? You can catch this brilliant battle on the WNBA League Pass, a place for all the live games and their replays if you can’t catch the game. To view the highlights, go to the official YouTube channel of the WNBA. To know the scores, news, and stats, go to the official website of the WNBA.

Shubham Singh

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