NBA Grind Down: Thursday, January 14th - DFS Breakdown

Noto’s NBA Bets

I will be using the SharpSide App to make my selections each day. It’s a free app where you can sharpen your betting skills. It tracks all of your bets and you can compete with fellow RG members. The app features the Streak Contest where you can earn real money once you get five correct picks in a row. Who doesn’t love a chance to win free money? To avoid confusion, my picks at the bottom left of each bet (green writing).

Sometimes it takes a little luck to break out of a slump and that’s exactly what we got last night. It was looking like the bets were in for another losing night, but Steven Adams got a meaningless tip-in at the buzzer for the Pelicans to cover the 6.5-point spread. While a clean sweep would certainly be nice one of these nights, it’s good to get back on track.

Record: 30-31

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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.


  • Matilda

    Appreciate this! Read it errday

  • mandrzejewski

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    Noto, I like the way you do the Grind Down (as well as timing of when it is published) and the information provided is extremely valuable regardless of what happens throughout the day. I use this as a helpful guide to setting my initial player pool in Lineup HQ and then make the necessary adjustments as news breaks.

  • brannigan73

    I think Herro is a must play. I feel like Duncan Robinson, Olynyk, and Iggy would all ride the pine before Herro I think Spoelstra would allow Herro to control the offense and continue to chuck up shots as experience regardless of the score. The kid is a future star unlike the other three veterans.

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