Rise & Grind: February 26th, 2014


Welcome to the RotoGrinders cup o’morning joe. Start your day off right here with yesterday’s happenings and take a peek at the the upcoming DFS day.

Grab your first cup of coffee and catch up on the latest news!

In Case You Missed It

  • Al_Smizzle Trolls the Bucks – The other night the Milwaukee Bucks ran a Y2K themed promotion, where the entire night involved references to the early 2000’s-ish. Needless to say it led to some interesting player graphics. When Al_Smizzle retweeted a picture of Khris Middleton as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Bucks account, asking what the heck was up with that, the Milwaukee Bucks twitter account responded. Al saw this as a perfect opportunity to help out the DFS community by sending a message to Larry Drew. @Bucks seemed semi-amused, played along but definitely got the worst of the exchange. Check out the fun exchange over here: Al_Smizzle Twitter

  • NBA Action Last NightKevin Love is ALLL THAT IS MANNN! Kevin Love flirted with another trip-dub (33 pts-13 rebs-9 assistesses) last night as the T-wolves downed the Sunds. And also adding to the theory that beard=good fantasy player, James Harden lit up the Kings for 43 points and 8 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins got two techs and got the boot. It had been awhile. #BoogieThings

  • Tickets You Can’t Scalp on StubHubWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! PrimeTime420 did a double-dip in the Showcase on DraftKings last night, taking down two of the final three tickets for the contest. (Side note: Completely unintended, but the “woo” going the whole way off the page is kinda cool). youngtrav snagged the final ticket. Over on StarStreet, RadThad and IllinSquad tied on the last night of the PBC Streak. No word yet on how they are breaking the tie.

Today’s Events

  • NBA Action Tonight – Tonight we’ve got a solid ten game schedule. Tonight’s big match-ups are the Warriors travelling to Chicago to take on the Bulls and the Rockets visiting the Clippers. I nominate the latter for Fantasy Goodness Game of the Night™.

  • Tonight’s GPPs – Tonight kicks off the finals of the Showcase over on DraftKings. For those of you that didn’t make the final, there’s a $30k $109 GPP on DKs tonight. Over on StarStreet there is another $530 PBC Q. DraftStreet has a big not planned, with the $22 Weekly $50k tonight and also DSBC Q #27 with a $55 buy-in. They’re also rolling out a $1k and $2k GPP for College Basketball tonight. Tonight is the Wednesday Super Slam on FD, featuring a $25 buy-in, $120k prize pool and $13k to first place.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – Today’s plays come from all-around top player STLCardinals84. It’s tax season, and the hard-working CPA is still bringing you tons of fantasy goodness.

  • #2) NBA GrindDown – Notorious gets all up into the analysis of tonight’s games in one, easy to read location.

  • #3) CBB Daily Plays – Scott2142290210 runs down all the College Basketball action for this evening. These picks are certified Grade A.

  • #4) CBB GrindDown – Looking to get more in-depth for the College Bball schedule? Then Varncass is here to give you even more insight into tonight’s games.

  • #5) Fantasy PGA Preview – The PGA Tour swings into the south for the Florida swing. Gibbathy runs down all his favorites for the upcoming event. This week we have the Honda Classic at PGA National, one of the tougher courses in the regular rotation on the Tour, featuring holes 15-16-17 affectionately known as the Bear Trap after course designer Jack Nicklaus.

  • #6) NHL Daily PlaysHOCKEY IS BACK!!!!!! Jmbwngfn welcomes us back to the schedule with the return of the Daily Plays.


  • 3:30: The Afternoon Grind – Dean78904 and LIIIIIIIIIVE from the RotoGrinders’ Office, it’s ETTTTTTHHHHHHAN!

  • 4:30: The Daily Fantasy Happy Hour by DraftStreet – Captain Caveman and Dirk Nowitzi host the Happy Hour today. What’s that? Oh, it’s CrazyGabey and Scott.

  • 5:30: Grinders Live presented by “Our Sponsor” DraftKings – Al_Smizzle and Peter “CSURam88” Jennings hit up the night’s NBA slate. Maybe if everyone asks nice, Al can run a Hoodie Tournament.

  • 9:00: GrindersLive: PGA After Dark – STLCardinals84 and Gibbathy have a special PGA edition of GrindersLive tonight to help get you ready for this week’s Honda Classic.

Is there something else you’d like to see in this column? Questions or comments? Leave them below and we’d be happy to consider them. See you tomorrow!

About the Author

  • Curtis Brodzina (DillingerFour)

  • Curtis DillingerFour Brodzina considers himself the Dave Barry Rick Reilly of DFS. He tries to find the humorous side of the sports world. An avid Penn State, Broncos and Pens fan, he fades Kunitz way too often. RotoGrinder’s own Cal had these poignant words for him as he was lamenting his last place finish in the RotoGrinders FreeRoll Bowl: “Nobody expects you to win D4, they just expect you to be funny.”


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