NBA DFS: Studs, scrubs, and duds for December 27

D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors takes a shot (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors takes a shot (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Trae Young (vs MIL – $10,800 on DK; $10,400 on FD): The Bucks are going to come out angry in this game after how they played against the Sixers. And there probably won’t be a lot the Hawks can do about it. And with Collins being back, Young doesn’t have to carry the load quite as much. He’ll get numbers, but I prefer Embiid.

Ben Simmons (at ORL – $8,400 on DK; $8,700 on FD): Simmons is coming off a couple of fantastic performances that should have you feeling good. But he wasn’t great the last time these two teams met and it feels like a letdown game for the Sixers after what they did to the Bucks.

Nikola Vucevic (vs PHI – $7,700 on DK; $7,900 on FD): Vucevic dominated Portland but otherwise has just been average. And now he has a tough matchup against the Sixers. He will likely give you value, but I don’t think he offers much more beyond that. There is better value below him on Friday.

Dennis Schroder (at CHA – $6,500 on DK; $6,400 on FD): There are cracks starting to show in Schroder’s consistency after the game against the Grizzlies. And now it’s a back to back against a Hornets team that is good against the position. The ceiling is high but his hot streak appears to be fading and given his streakiness overall, a cold streak could be coming.

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Terry Rozier (vs OKC – $6,500 on DK; $6,800 on FD): It’s a back to back for the Thunder, which should help out the Hornets. And OKC is not a good team on the road, no matter how bad the Hornets might be overall. But I prefer Graham over Rozier in this one. Expect Graham to have the big scoring and assist night while Rozier likely ends up around value or below.