Rise & Grind: March 18th, 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, get over the Irish Flu and catch up on the latest news!

In Case You Missed It

  • RotoGrinders Bracket Challenge – Ethan, DraftStreet and DraftKings have teamed up together for a great contest open to everyone here at RotoGrinders. The winner gets $50 in DraftStreet Cash, along with a RotoGrinders t-shirt, and a hoodie and hot-sauce from DraftKings. Top 10 positions pay out some combination of those sweet prizes. Get more information over here in the forums: Grinders NCAA Bracket Info

  • TPOY Moves Back to $10k Threshold – After much discussion and feedback from the players, the RotoGrinders Tournament Player of the Year has been moved back to $10,000. The new minimum player requirements will stay the same. A full post on the explination by Cal can be found here: TPOY Reverted Back to $10k

Today’s Events

  • Tonight’s Action – Five games on tap for the NBA tonight. None of them look particularly delicious, so on to NHL! Twelve NHL games tonight! So much NHL fantasy goodness out there this evening. Lots of huge playoff implications tonight as the B’s visit the Devils, the Stars take on the Pens, the Blackhawks square off with the Flyers, and in a tie for the Gary Oldman Fantasy Goodness Game of the Night™ the Maple Leafs take on the Red Wings and the Capitals travel out west to face the Ducks.

  • Today’s GPP’s – On FanDuel tonight, the Slam is running at $60k. On the NHL side, the $25 Goal is running with a $4k guarantee. DraftStreet is rolling out a $10k $22 tourney tonight for NBA and some smaller guaranteed GPPs for NHL. DraftKings is running a $15k Showtime and a $10k Crossover tonight.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – One of our favorite newer contributors here at RotoGrinders, DraftCheat, brings you his favorite plays for the NBA tonight.

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

  • #3) NHL Daily Plays – JMBWngFn breaks down tonight’s big iceberg of action on the ice.

  • #4) CBB GrindDown – Picking your bracket is easy. Picking the best players for DFS isn’t so much. Don’t worry, Varncass is here to break down the games even further for you to help you survive the madness across the industry.


  • 3:30: The Daily Fantasy Face-Off – Pepsi7 is back and jacked up and ready to go! Him and BoggsLite kick off a huge three hours of GrindersLive by running down the huge 12 game schedule tonight.

  • 4:30: The DFS Happy Hour Presented by DraftStreet – CrazyGabey and Pete “CSURam88” Jennings give you the head start on today’s great plays on DS.
  • 5:30: GrindersLive Presented by “Our Sponsor” DraftKings – The ATM Machine of Al and Tommy take a look at tonight’s optimum plays on DraftKings, and Tommy lets you know how his St Paddy’s day ended up.

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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