NBA Grind Down: Friday, November 8th

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Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic – 7:00 ET

Memphis Grizzlies Orlando Magic
Vegas Total 208.0 Vegas Total 208.0
Vegas Spread 6.5 Vegas Spread -6.5
Implied Team Total 100.8 Implied Team Total 107.3
Points +/- -9.3 Points +/- 12.2
Projected Starters Ja Morant Dillon Brooks Jae Crowder Jaren Jackson Jonas Valanciunas Projected Starters Markelle Fultz Evan Fournier Aaron Gordon Jonathan Isaac Nikola Vucevic
Matchup PG SG SF PF C Matchup PG SG SF PF C
DEFF 23 4 20 15 16 DEFF 23 17 29 6 14

I’ve had a quite a few questions about the NBA Grind Down video this year. Unfortunately, I no longer make my own projections. I am now part of the RotoGrinders projections (which have been amazing so far) team, so the video can’t be the same as last season. When you combine that with the three-sport overlap, we decided to hold off on doing the video until after the regular season for football ends. The good news is that we haven’t nailed down a final plan for the video. The ideas we’ve floated around are going through the projections an hour before lock (similar to the model video last year) or doing a lineup review each morning from the previous slate where I explain how I ended up on each play. Let me know which one you would prefer or if you have something else that you’d like to see in the daily video.

As far as last night’s slate, it was a rough one for yours truly. I locked in Terry Rozier, which basically tanked my main lineup right from the start. I did get to spend the night in the emergency room with a very sick son though, so that was fun. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a weekend. Let’s dive into tonight’s 11-game slate!

Memphis Grizzlies

Notable Injuries:
Grayson Allen (Out)
Tyus Jones (Probable)

MEM Offense:
Pace of Play: 107.1 (5 of 30)
Offensive Rating: 101.3 (27 of 30)
Implied Total: 100.8

ORL Defense:
Defensive Rating: 101 (5 of 30)
Rebounding %: 49.7 (17 of 30)

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


  • kevin3883

    • 830

      RG Overall Ranking

    The lineup review would be amazeballs!!!!!

  • CantCatchABreak99

    Sorry to hear about your son being sick. I hope he is doing better.

    I would prefer a video that looks forward to that day’s contests rather than a review of the previous day’s lineup. Something that helps me FURTHER narrow the player pool.

    And yes, the Rotogrinders NBA projections have been impressive.

  • TMH887

    Hope your son is feeling better! I suffered the same Terry Rozier fate. Knowing your lineup is dead in the water only an hour after lineup lock is super fun.

  • Notorious

    Lead RG Analyst

    • 89

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #57

      RG Tiered Ranking

    • 2018 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    Thanks for the well wishes! Nothing worse than your little ones not feeling well.

  • Jphilyaw1

    Hope your son is feeling better boss. Maybe taking down a GPP in his honor would help.

  • chinchilla

    Sorry to hear about your ER trip. Here’s hoping for a better day for little NOTO. Rozier sunk all my lineups as well. I would love the video showing how you landed on the spots you did from the night before.

  • Mr_tjRoto

    Would like video to match the consensus rankings. Would like 2 more commentators like jsu to tag on their own favorites gpp, ie alec burks wed, d. Graham tuesday.

  • AtticusA01

    lineup review would be awesome !

  • Coleistheman

    Speedy recovery Lil Noto! Is it possible to do a little of both videos? Maybe do a video on full slate days and a lineup review say, on Thursdays when there is a small slate.

  • Lathum

    Hope your little man is doing better!

  • dfszone007

    First , hope your son is okay Noto.
    Secondly, Not only your picks but this whole websites picks have been pure TRASH!!!!
    I def am done paying for premium TRASH…THIS IS A RIPOFF!!!!

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