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NBA DFS Picks: Top fantasy basketball value plays on DraftKings for Dec. 19

The superstars aren’t the only ones that matter in Thursday’s four-game slate.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams drives for the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe during the third quarter at Fiserv Forum.  Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday’s four-game Draftkings NBA lineup will have its fair share of stars, including Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, James Harden and Russell Westbrook. But there will also be diamonds in the rough that could make or break for DFS play. Let’s take a look at some of the best value options you’ll be able to find on Draftkings tonight.

Marcus Smart, PG/SG, NO vs. BOS ($4,800)

Smart’s offensive output has improved as of late. He’s been a double-digit scorer in four of his last five games while tearing it up on the defensive end. His price didn’t dip below $5,000 at all in December, a he’s fresh off a 24-point performance. He should be a quality value play against a New Orleans team that will be without Jrue Holiday (elbow).

Darius Garland, PG, CLE vs. DEN ($4,700)

Garland is starting to put things together, The rookie point guard has totaled at least 32 DKFP in three of his last five contests and should continue to benefit from his team’s light guard rotation. He’ll likely play heavy minutes alongside Collin Sexton while Dante Exum (illness) is out. Take full advantage of his production before he’s forced to split backcourt minutes with other players.

Donte DiVincenzo, PG/SG, MIL vs. POR ($4,600)

Before Eric Bledsoe returned to a starting role, DiVincenzo averaged slightly above 20 DKFP per game. The second-year guard has still managed to total at least 21 DKFP in three straight appearances since Bledsoe’s been back as well though. The absence of George Hill wil

DeAndre Jordan, C, BKN vs. SA ($4,800)

DeAndre Jordan may might not be scoring like he used to, but he’s rebounding very well in the minutes he gets. He’s averaging 11 rebounds per contest over the course of his last five games and doesn’t need many shots to make an impact. Jordan is probably a lock to get you at least 20-25 DKFP at a cheap price, so he’s worth a value pick.