8 best WNBA players for fantasy women's basketball (2024)

Breanna Stewart is one of the top WNBA players in fantasy women
Breanna Stewart is one of the top WNBA players in fantasy women's basketball

The WNBA will perhaps have one of the best seasons in the league's history, with the emergence of arguably the best rookie class.

Here, let's look at the current top 8 players you can select for women's fantasy basketball.

8 best WNBA players for fantasy women's basketball (2024)

#8. Natasha Howard

Natasha Howard has played for five teams in the WNBA after getting drafted at No. 5 in the 2014 draft. The Indiana Fever selected her, and she has also played for the Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty, Seattle Storm, and now for the Dallas Wings.

Howard won three league titles, one with the Minnesota Lynx and two with the Seattle Storm. She was the 2019 WNBA Defensive Player of The Year, a two-time All-Star and has made the defensive team twice in her career.

#7. Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu is one of the best long-range shooters in women’s basketball history. She was selected No. 1 in 2020 by the New York Liberty and has left an incredible mark in the league.

Ionescu is a two-time All-Star, a WNBA Commissioner's Cup Champion and a Skills Challenge Champion. Ionescu became the first woman to challenge an NBA player in the three-point shootout challenge during this year's All-Star weekend.

#6. Napheesa Collier

Napheesa Collier was drafted at No. 6 in the first round of the 2019 draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She is a three-time All-Star and was also named Rookie of the Year in 2019.

Collier had one of the greatest rookie careers in the league. She was the second rookie since Tamika Catchings to register 400 points, 200 rebounds and 60 steals in the first season.

#5. Arike Ogunbowale

Arike Ogunbowale has risen to become one of the best scorers in the league. She is a three-time All-Star and won the All-Star Game MVP in 2021.

Ogunbowale has made it to the All-WNBA team two times and the Dallas Wings star also won the scoring title in 2020.

#4. Jewell Loyd

Jewell Loyd was drafted at No. 1 in the 2015 draft by the Seattle Storm. Loyd is one of the highest-paid players in the league and commands an impressive resume. She is a two-time champion with the Seattle Storm in 2018 and 2020.

Since being drafted almost a decade ago, Loyd has established herself among the best scorers in the league. The 2015 Rookie of The Year is also the reigning scoring title holder in the league. She is a five-time All-Star and won the Peak Performer award in 2023.

#3. Alyssa Thomas

Connecticut Sun's Alyssa Thomas is one of the best forwards in the league. Thomas is also a big name among the top two-way players in the league. She is the 2023 rebounding champion and 2020 steals leader.

Thomas has been a member of the All-Defensive First Team twice in her career and has been named the All-Star four times.

#2. A'ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson has one of the best resumes in the league this year. She is the reigning Finals MVP, a two-time league MVP and the back-to-back league Defensive Player of the Year.

Wilson was selected No. 1 in the 2018 draft by the Las Vegas Aces. In her stellar career, Wilson won the Best WNBA Player ESPY Award and made it to the All-WNBA First Team three times.

#1. Breanna Stewart

Before joining the New York Liberty in 2022, Breanna Stewart had a successful career with the Seattle Storm. She won two league titles and two Finals MVPs with the Storm.

Stewart is also a two-time league MVP and a scoring leader in 2022. She was drafted No.1 in the 2016 draft by the Storm and won the Rookie Of The Year award. Stewart has made the WNBA first team five times in her career.

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