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Who We Are

RotoGrinders is the premier destination for daily fantasy sports (DFS) users. We provide the industry’s best tools, player projections, content, tips and strategies sourced directly from professional DFS players themselves. Additionally, RotoGrinders is home to the industry’s only DFS player rankings, annually crowning the top daily fantasy Tournament Player of the Year since 2012.

The RotoGrinders team parlays its sports expertise to cover the sports betting space, producing content that serves casual and experienced bettors alike.

Our Story

Founded in 2010 by Cal Spears, Riley Bryant, and Cameron MacMillan, RotoGrinders was at the forefront of the daily fantasy sports boom — a historical period in skilled gaming, mirroring the poker boom of the early 2000s — and quickly became the home of the DFS community with its premium suite of digital media in the form of written content, videos, podcasts, and radio shows. There’s no denying that the growing demand for daily fantasy sports was a catalyst for the landmark decision in 2018 to overturn PASPA, the federal ban on sports betting.

Since then, RotoGrinders has stayed apace with Americans’ growing appetite for sports betting and the widespread legalization of online sportsbooks in the U.S., turning ourselves into a legitimate one-stop resource for all things sports betting and DFS, including news, odds coverage, picks, analysis, and cutting-edge tools.

Fantasy and Sports Betting Tools

At RotoGrinders, we revolutionized the DFS landscape by making advanced lineup optimizers accessible to everyone. Our flagship tool, LineupHQ, was the first widely available advanced fantasy lineup optimizer, leveling the playing field and empowering casual players to compete against the pros — and in some instances, turning joes into pros themselves.

Our lineup optimizer has led to multiple seven-figure wins on DraftKings and FanDuel and countless six-figure paydays for subscribers.

And as DFS evolves, so do we.

Our professional web developers and projections teams, along with the consulting of DFS pros, continue to improve our suite of premium tools. The most recent example is the creation of SimLabs, an innovative DFS Simulator that simplifies advanced DFS play even more. We’ve also added tools for popular pick’em sites like PrizePicks, Underdog Fantasy, and Sleeper.

While DFS and sports betting are different games, we do recognize that there’s a relationship between the two, especially when it comes to predicting individual player performance (separate from game outcomes). In sports betting parlance, this is referred to as player props, which is why we’ve launched a product (the Props & Pick’em Package) that streamlines the prop-picking process via our own projections, the latter of which are worked on around the clock by a team of analysts.

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Fantasy Sports Awards

Tournament Player of the Year

As already noted, RotoGrinders has hosted the Tournament Player of the Year race since 2012 using our RotoGrinders Rankings to rank the best players throughout daily fantasy sports. DFS is a game of skill, after all, and we believe it’s important to recognize the top players and validate the expert skill required to consistently win large-field tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.

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