Welcome to Gaming Society's ranking of the top-100 players in WNBA fantasy basketball! Like the note above said, this is not a list of the best basketball players, this is for fantasy sports!
If you aren't sure what fantasy sports are all about, I wrote about that here! And if you want to see how players performed last year in ESPN's first-ever WNBA fantasy leagues, you can read that here! Also, my top-50 guards are here, and my top-50 forward & centers are here.
As a basic reminder, fantasy WNBA is scored with a points system.
For standard leagues:
1 point on the court = 1 point in fantasy
1 rebound = 1 point
1 assist = 1 point
1 steal = 1 point
1 block = 2 points
1 3-pointer = 1 point
Without further adieu, here is my top-100 ranking, based on how players performed last year, and how I think they'll play this year given roster changes. I tried my hardest with this. One hundred players are a lot! So feel free to tell me where I went wrong, but please be nice. Thank you!
Actually, one more further adieu. Also coming soon: Gaming Society's fantasy draft featuring WNBA All-Star/Gaming Society VP of Business Marissa Coleman, Flagrant magazine editor-in-chief Ashtyn Butoso, Queens of the Court podcast co-host and freelance writer Jordan Ligons Robinson, Homefield apparel director of content Whitney Medworth, Gaming Society social producer Ciara Mountains and also me, Matt. Subscribe to our YouTube page to be the first to hear about it!
Ok, here it is.
Tier 1: The fantasy MVPs
Elena Delle Donne
[Why I picked Breanna Stewart over A'ja Wilson and Elena Delle Donne]
Tier 2: The fantasy All-Stars
[Why Collier and Loyd lead my best of the rest, and why Ionescu fell outside my top-10]
Tier 3: High-upside, possible fantasy All-Stars
Tier 4: Reliable stars
[Why only two rookies are safe fantasy draft bets]
Tier 5: Risks, but could yield high rewards
[Where to draft Skylar Diggins-Smith]
Tier 6: Role players
Isabelle Harrison [moved down from No. 42 after news she'll miss significant time with a knee injury]
Tier 7: Let's see what they've got
Amanda Zahui B
Diamond DeShields [bumped down from No. 41 after news that she'll miss "most of the season"]
Kristine Anigwe (replaces Theresa Plaisance, who was cut by the Storm on 5/18)
Dorka Juhasz (added after Damiris Dantas — No. 64 — was cut on 5/18)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)