Al Zeidenfeld (fantasy alias AL_Smizzle) bust onto the Daily Fantasy scene in 2012 after successful stints as both a basketball coach and poker player. In his first year playing Daily Fantasy Sports he qualified for the DSFFC Final. 2013 is where he made a name for himself both as a DFS player and analyst. He finished the year as RotoGrinders Tournament Player of the Year after winning the DSBBC and DK WalkOff Baseball event. He also qualified for the finals in the DFBC, DSBC and finished 2nd place in the DraftKings Millionaire Grand Final tournament. Al has been a staple on GrindersLive from the onset,has appeared on NBC Sports Radio Fantasy Football show and co-hosts the Daily Fantasy Forecast on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports radio.
Dan Back (fantasy alias DB730) is one of the original hosts of GrindersLive and has found tremendous success both as a player and broadcaster in DFS. He started the first Daily Fantasy Sports exclusive podcast on RotoGrinders in 2011 and has steadily been a top 75 ranked Grinder over the years. He is known as one of the very best college football DFS players, but has also garnered much success in NBA basketball qualifying for both the DFBBC in 2012 and PBC in 2013. Dan has made weekly appearances on NBC Sports Radio Fantasy Football syndicated show and co-hosts the Daily Fantasy Forecast on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio.
Peter Jennings (fantasy alias CSURAM88) Not only is Peter the 2012 FFFC Champion, but soon after that win he became one of the first people to quit a highly lucrative day job to concentrate 100% of his efforts on Daily Fantasy Sports. Peter finished 8th in our inaugural year of the TPOY standings and has been a stalwart in the top 10 of our overall rankings for several years. His passion and knowledge of the DFS industry is second only to his love of Peyton Manning & YouTube High School basketball sensations.
Justin V (fantasy alias STLCardinals84) One the game's best, STL is always ranked near the top. The 2013 DSBC Runner-Up and 2x Finalist, Justin has also qualified for the 2012 DSFC, 2013 DFBC, and he was the 2013 CBB Leaderboard Champion. In April of 2014, Justin re-defined what a DFS hot streak was, when he had 10+ Top 3 finishes in major MLB GPPs during just that month.
Chris Lowery (fantasy alias Pepsi7) has a long of history of Fantasy sports, winning many high stakes experts leagues across Baseball, Football and Hockey. He jumped into Daily Fantasy Sports in a big way in 2012, qualifying for FanDuel’s DFBC that year, finishing in 7th. After a very successful football and hockey season, he dominated the 2013 DFS baseball season. Highlighted by his 1st and 3rd place finishes in the 2013 DFBC for $235,000, and being crowned the 2013 DFBC Champion.
Christopher Prince (fantasy alias Beermakersfan) Chris "Beermakersfan" Prince has been playing fantasy sports for over twenty years and has been playing daily fantasy since the early days in 2009. He was a finalist for the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship in 2010 and was the 2011 FFFC Champion. You can find his mug all over fantasy magazines and TV commercials and now right here on RotoGrinders.com providing picks and analysis. Chris was born in Milwaukee, WI and is a huge Packers and Brewers fan and now resides in the Detroit suburbs, where he is married and has three beautiful young daughters.
Peter Christensen (fantasy alias DraftCheat) Peter is of the top Grinders in the industry. In a very short period of time after starting in 2013, Peter rose to a top 25 overall ranking and a Top 10 TPOY ranking by 2014. In 2014 "DraftCheat" walked away from the office 9-to-5 to pursue the dream to play and analyze DFS full time. When he's not weeping over his hapless Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves, you'll find Peter on Twitter and buried deep in baseball analytics.
Paul Errington (fantasy alias BoggsLite) Boggslite has been playing fantasy sports for over a decade and has recently made the transition to playing DFS fulltime. A University of Arizona graduate and Southern California native, “Boggs” has had tremendous success mainly as a GPP player, having earned an entry into the 2013 DFBC. He was Top 25 in the 2013 TPOY candidate and always in the top rankings for NHL, CFB & MLB.
Eric MacPherson (fantasy alias EMac) Emac is currently ranked in the Top 100 Overall, for MLB, NBA and for NFL on Grinders. In addition, Emac won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. EMac is regular host & contributor in all facets of RG.
Dean Shavelson (fantasy alias Dean78904) entered the DFS world around the 2012 MLB All-Star game with an initial deposit of around $140. Thanks to a Cody Ross dong (vs a LHP of course) Dean took down his first GPP, and he never looked back. Dean is indefinitely committed (some may say obsessed) to tracking down Doc Brown, Biff Tannen, and a very specific almanac. Despite his lack of success in locating the infamous "Grays Sports Almanac", Dean is consistently ranked as a Top 25 Overall Grinder. Additionally, Dean is putting his UCF Radio-TV degree to good use as an on-air GrindersLive co-host and contributor of written RG content.
Kevin Roth (KevinRothWx) is RG's Chief Sports Weather Meteorologist. Kevin is a broadcast meteorologist in Dallas, TX, with a Master's Degree in Atmospheric Science. He is passionate about both weather and sports, and can usually be found keeping one eye on the radar, and the other on any quasi-relevant sporting event. While attending Mississippi State, his class won a National Championship in Forecasting... he is still bummed he didn't get a cool championship ring for his efforts.