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.

Gaming Society's top-100 WNBA fantasy players, ranked

Tier 1: The fantasy MVPs

  1. Breanna Stewart 

  2. A’ja Wilson

  3. Elena Delle Donne

    [Why I picked Breanna Stewart over A'ja Wilson and Elena Delle Donne]

    Tier 2: The fantasy All-Stars

  4. Napheesa Collier

  5. Jewell Loyd

  6. Rhyne Howard

  7. Alyssa Thomas

  8. Brionna Jones

  9. Jonquel Jones

  10. Brittney Griner

  11. Nneka Ogwumike

  12. Arike Ogunbowale

  13. Kelsey Plum 

  14. Sabrina Ionescu

    [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

  15. Ezi Magbegor

  16. Natasha Howard

  17. Kahleah Copper

  18. Teaira McCowan

  19. Kelsey Mitchell

  20. Chelsea Gray

  21. DeWanna Bonner

  22. Aerial Powers 

  23. Allisha Gray

  24. Jackie Young

  25. NaLyssa Smith

  26. Candace Parker

  27. Courtney Vandersloot

  28. Marina Mabrey

    Tier 4: Reliable stars

  29. Courtney Williams

  30. Tiffany Hayes

  31. Ariel Atkins

  32. Shakira Austin

  33. Aliyah Boston

  34. Azurá Stevens

  35. Cheyenne Parker

  36. Satou Sabally

  37. Natasha Cloud

  38. Diana Taurasi

    [Why only two rookies are safe fantasy draft bets]

    Tier 5: Risks, but could yield high rewards

  39. Moriah Jefferson

  40. Sophie Cunningham

  41. Skylar Diggins-Smith

  42. Dearica Hamby

  43. Brianna Turner

  44. Betnijah Laney

  45. Sami Whitcomb

  46. Brittney Sykes

  47. Erica Wheeler

  48. Jasmine Thomas

  49. Kayla McBride

  50. Kia Nurse

    [Where to draft Skylar Diggins-Smith]

    Tier 6: Role players

  51. Michaela Onyenwere

  52. Myisha Hines-Allen

  53. Jessica Shepard

  54. Diamond Miller

  55. Elizabeth Williams

  56. Mercedes Russell

  57. Crystal Dangerfield

  58. Danielle Robinson

  59. Riquna Williams

  60. Lexie Brown

  61. Dana Evans

  62. Victoria Vivians

  63. Natisha Hiedeman

  64. Jordin Canada

  65. Rebecca Allen

  66. Chiney Ogwumike

  67. Rebekah Gardner

  68. Isabelle Harrison [moved down from No. 42 after news she'll miss significant time with a knee injury]

  69. Marine Johannes

  70. Queen Egbo

  71. Han Xu

  72. DiJonai Carrington

  73. Monique Billings

    Tier 7: Let's see what they've got

  74. Haley Jones

  75. Arella Guirantes

  76. Veronica Burton

  77. Rachel Banham

  78. Kristi Toliver

  79. Iliana Rupert

  80. Amanda Zahui B

  81. Stefanie Dolson

  82. Maddy Siegrist

  83. Aari McDonald

  84. Shey Peddy

  85. Awak Kuier

  86. Naz Hillmon

  87. Diamond DeShields [bumped down from No. 41 after news that she'll miss "most of the season"]

  88. Kayla Thornton

  89. Kristy Wallace

  90. Jordan Horston

  91. Olivia Nelson-Ododa

  92. Kristine Anigwe (replaces Theresa Plaisance, who was cut by the Storm on 5/18)

  93. Kiah Stokes

  94. Emma Cannon

  95. Alysha Clark

  96. Nia Coffey

  97. Ty Harris

  98. Cayla George

  99. Nikolina Milic

  100. Dorka Juhasz (added after Damiris Dantas — No. 64 — was cut on 5/18)

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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