Rise & Grind: March 13th, 2014

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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

  • The DSBBC Teriffic Ten – We’re down to the finals of the DraftStreet Basketball Championship. SalCaps was last night’s medalist, taking the top honors with a score of 247.25. He looks to be the favorite heading to Friday’s action as he got both of his entries into the final night. ImpulsiveAccordion had another impressive night and man on a hot streak, Rudy22ForMVP is into the finals as well. Good luck to the final ten on Friday night.

  • NFL Free Agency – The biggest DFS season is football season. NFL free agency started this week, and there are some moves that could potentially be affecting our DFS line-ups this fall… The Broncos upgraded on defense, picking up Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware. Last year it was pretty easy to pick opposing QBs versus Denver, because their team would be down, and the Broncos pass defense wasn’t spectacular. This year it might be a little tougher to pick on the Denver pass D… Former Bronco Eric Decker signed with the Jets. It will be interesting to see two things: A) Whether or not Decker is an elite receiver, or if it was the Manning-effect™, B) If he is an elite receiver, will he help Geno Smith look like a real QB… Darelle Revis went to the Pats in a one-year deal. Can Revis replace Talib and help make the defense better as well?… Darren Sproles is rumored to be heading to the Eagles. I don’t like this from a DFS perspective as I feel like Sproles is going to be relegated to third down back behind LeSean McCoy. He only played 33% of snaps last season in NO, and I don’t see that increasing in Philadelphia, causing him to lose any value he had in PPR leagues.

Today’s Events

  • Tonight’s Action – Quick three game NBA schedule tonight with the best match-up being the Rockets visiting the resurgent Bulls. Good seven game NHL slate tonight. The Sharks come east to take on the Blue Jackets and the Rangers take to the road to play the Wild.

  • Today’s GPP’s – It’s NHL night in GPP land. DraftStreet is rolling out a few GPPs with over $1000 in prize pool for tonight’s NHL games. FanDuel always has love for the NBA though, as they are running a $60k Slam tonight. The Goal, Breakaway and Slapshot are running at $3500, $2500 and $1500 tonight on FanDuel. DrafKings is rolling out a $4000 Power Play tonight with a $109 buy-in.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – The hardest working man in DFS-biz, Ethan is here with today’s NBA plays on a short slate.

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

  • #4) Big Events RecapSBK recaps all of the big tournaments from Wednesday night.

  • #5) The Weekly Rankings Update – D4 rocks your world with this week’s movement in the leader boards here on RotoGrinders. Gifs! Memes! Hilarity ensues!


  • 5:30: The Daily Face-Off – Top-ranked NHL players BillsFan and BoggsLite break down tonight’s NHL games and give you all of the info you need to take down that NHL moolah.

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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