Welcome to Bet For The Win’s Fantasy WNBA Waiver Wire. On a weekly basis, we’ll evaluate the landscape of the W to find which players are floating around ESPN’s leagues that fantasy managers should consider picking up.
The first little bit of the WNBA season is always tricky. Some players are still fulfilling their overseas commitments and coaches haven’t exactly nailed their rotations quite yet. Everything is still fluid this early on in the season, but with a comfortable amount of data thus far, here are the players you should keep an eye on ahead of the league’s second full week of games.
Isabelle Harrison - Forward/Center
(Percent rostered – 34.1)
Harrison is having a great start to her sixth WNBA season. She locked in a deal as a Jordan Brand Athlete and is producing on the court. Through three games, she is averaging 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, which is good for 25.7 fantasy points per contest.
It’s worth noting that the Dallas Wings forward is playing a career-high in minutes (27.0 per game) and that could change when Satou Sabally returns to the lineup in the coming days. But Harrison is playing well enough to not be impacted by that.
— Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) May 15, 2022
Ezi Magbegor - Forward/Center
(Percent rostered – 53.0)
Need a shot-blocker? Of course, you do, because in ESPN’s fantasy leagues blocked shots are worth double the amount of points, rebounds, assists and made threes.
Magbegor is averaging 3.0 blocks per game, which includes a four-block performance against the Las Vegas Aces and a seven-block(!) outing against the Phoenix Mercury. She’s also recording 1.8 steals per contest, so it would be wise to invest in her before it’s too late.
Ezi Magbegor today 🔥
— TimeoutSPORTS__ (@TimeoutSPORTS3) May 14, 2022
Danielle Robinson - Guard
(Percent rostered – 16.6)
Just when it looked like rookie guard Destanni Henderson was about to take off, in came Danielle Robinson from overseas to regain her spot in the starting lineup and push the rookie down the rotation. Yet Robinson has played very well in her only two games.
Averages of 12.5 points, 5.5, rebounds 2.5 assists and a steal aren’t eye-popping, but they’re fine. And if she’s going to continue to be the starting point guard for the Indiana Fever, she could be a solid depth guard on anyone’s fantasy roster.
Calculated* play from Danielle Robinson, who trips and still finds a way to hit Emily Engstler with a perfect pass for the buzzer beater: pic.twitter.com/xm2YSKDWNx
— Tony East (@TEastNBA) May 14, 2022
Dana Evans - Guard
(Percent rostered – 28.3)
If Dana Evans wasn’t already on your radar she should be now. The second-year guard has seen her minutes increase from 8.6 to 27.3 per game, which has brought her stats way up. She doesn’t do much outside of scoring (14.7 per game), but her 1.3 steals average indicates that she’ll get her hand in the cookie jar occasionally.
The big question going forward is what her minutes and production will look like once Kahleah Copper returns from overseas. But for now, Evans is certainly worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
EVANS FEELIN’ IT 👌🔥 pic.twitter.com/IILfLlwj3z
— WNBA (@WNBA) May 12, 2022