WNBA fantasy and betting updates: Dearica Hamby, Lynx on the rise

Stat Stories: Wednesday's standout fantasy WNBA performers (1:02)

Check out the top performers in fantasy WNBA on Wednesday, including Angel Reese and Alyssa Thomas. (1:02)

The WNBA season is rolling along. Who is trending up? Which rotations are changing? What are the latest with the notable injuries around the WNBA?

Here's a look at fantasy-relevant and betting news and notes for all 12 teams.

Atlanta Dream

The Dream had the distinction of losing to the Washington Mystics on Tuesday, breaking the Mystics' 12-game losing streak (the fourth-longest to start a season in league history). Aerial Powers (rostered in 13.6% of ESPN leagues) continues to be one of the few bright spots for the Dream, putting up 19.4 minutes and 17.6 fantasy points per game during the past five games.

Chicago Sky

Angel Reese is the fourth rookie in league history with multiple games of at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, joining Tamika Catchings (2002), Nicky Anosike (2008) and Yolanda Griffith (1999). Catchings was the only one of that trio to win Rookie of the Year. Reese (+1200) currently has the third-best odds behind Caitlin Clark (-900) and Cameron Brink (+825).

Connecticut Sun

It's surprising to see Tyasha Harris rostered in only 26.1% of ESPN leagues. The Sun rank fourth overall in offensive rating, but Harris has averaged 31.1 minutes and 19.5 fantasy points per game while contributing in multiple statistical categories (namely points, rebounds, assists and steals), adding to her streaming appeal.

Dallas Wings

Natasha Howard (foot) and Satou Sabally (shoulder) are still out, giving Maddy Siegrist (55.2% rostered) a chance to join the starting lineup. Since May 25, Howard has been phenomenal with 37.5 minutes and 25.7 fantasy points per game.

Indiana Fever

The Fever (3-10) have been outscored by 159 points, the fifth-worst point differential through 13 games in league history. They rank last in defensive rating and 10th in offensive rating and are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. On Thursday, the Fever face the Dream, which should be eager to avenge their Tuesday loss to the Mystics. Indiana is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games at home against Atlanta.

Las Vegas Aces

The Aces have lost three consecutive games for the first time since 2019. Remarkably, Las Vegas went 143 games between single-season three-game losing streaks, the second-longest span in league history. Their defensive struggles (7th in defensive rating) continue to be a problem. On a positive note, A'ja Wilson averages 28.3 points per game, the second-highest average through the first 10 games in league history. The only player with a higher average was Elena Delle Donne, who went on to win MVP during the 2015 season.

Los Angeles Sparks

Dearica Hamby (472 fantasy points) is shaping up to be a league winner in fantasy leagues, considering her low average draft position. The only other players with more fantasy points are Breanna Stewart (501), A'ja Wilson (521) and Napheesa Collier (523). Hamby has a lead-leading 10 double-doubles and is just the second player in league history with at least 10 through the first 12 games in a season. Sylvia Fowles had 11 with the Chicago Sky in 2012.

Minnesota Lynx

The Lynx have won two straight and five of six, and finished 4-1 in Commissioner's Cup play. They will play the New York Liberty in the Cup final if either the Phoenix Mercury lose or if both Phoenix and the Seattle Storm win on Thursday night. Minnesota has great chemistry and is a team to take seriously as a championship contender (8-1).

New York Liberty

The Liberty are a franchise-tying best 11-2 through 13 games (1997, lost in Finals), despite a busy start to the season. They are tied with the Fever for the most games played this season and had to play five Commissioner's Cup games in an eight-day period. The Liberty (+205) have the second-best odds to win the championship, just behind the Aces (+120).

Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner, who broke her toe in a preseason game, made her season debut last Friday against the Lynx and then delivered a vintage performance Sunday night against the Wings, scoring 42 fantasy points in 39 minutes in a double-OT thriller. Her return has come at a perfect time for the Mercury. The Mercury have risen to fifth in our power rankings and are worth a look for betting purposes.

Seattle Storm

The Storm are surging and are worth considering in futures to win the championship (13-1), especially with the Aces struggling. The Storm have a formidable trio in Jewell Loyd, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike. Seattle has won seven of its last eight games, with the lone loss coming against the Lynx on Sunday. This is a team built for a championship run.

Washington Mystics

Brittney Sykes scored 29 fantasy points in her first game since May 17, helping beat the Dream on Tuesday night. But she appeared to tweak her left foot, the same one that has the high ankle sprain, early in the fourth quarter after an awkward step. Sykes might not be available Friday against the Sky, and if she misses time, managers can pivot to Julie Vanloo (19% rostered), who has scored 19 or more fantasy points in two out of her last three games.