Rise & Grind: March 19th, 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

  • Last Night’s NBA Action – Lebron made the Cavs look silly, as well he should, dropping 43 points on them, as the Cavs eeked out a 4 point victory… The real story fantasy wise last night was three different games going to OT. IT2 used those extra minutes to post a trip-dub with 24 pts, 11 rebounds and 10 assistesses…

  • Last Night’s NHL ActionMOAR GOALS! Minnesota scored six, Pittsburgh five, Montreal six, Edmonton with five and the Rangers exploded with eight. Thomas Vanek led the Habs with a hat trick last night. If you had the Rangers you probably won, unless you took Brian Boyle or Dan Carcillo, who somehow managed a -2 on a team that scored eight goals.

Today’s Events

  • Tonight’s Action – B1G Ten game schedule for the NBA tonight. Lots of fantasy goodness tonight, and once again it’s all out west (seriously, does the east even exist other than Miami and Indiana? The #3 team in the East wouldn’t make the playoffs in the West right now. Go East!) The Twolves visit the Mavs in a pivotal playoff battle. The Gary Oldman Fantasy Goodness Game of the Night™ is every game except Utah-Memphis and Indiana-New York.

  • Today’s GPP’s – Tonight FD is running out a $110k Wednesday Super Slam with $12,000 to first place. DraftStreet is running their weekly Wednesday $50k with a $22 buy-in. StarStreet is running one of the few PBC qualifiers left. There are also still streak satellites running. DraftKings is running a $15k, $109 buy-in this evening. Also make sure you get in all your golf contests this evening, as lock is bright and early at 7 am tomorrow.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – One of the best all-around DFS players on the planet, STLCardinals84 breaks down tonight’s big NBA schedule.

  • #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.

  • #5) Fantasy PGA Preview – Our local expert, Gibbathy, gives us the read on the ten-foot birdie putt that is the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.


  • 3:30: The Afternoon Grind – The Dean and the Cheat. Dean78904 and Peter “DraftCheat” Christensen kick off three big hours of GrindersLive coverage.

  • 4:30: The DFS Happy Hour Presented by DraftStreet – CrazeyGabey and Scott are here to break down the action tonight on DS.
  • 5:30: GrindersLive Presented by “Our Sponsor” DraftKings – Al_Smizzle and Peter “CSURam88” Jennings give you the last minute info you need to win your games tonight.
  • 9:00: College Basketball After Dark – The sexy hour features Emac and STLCards (read that again and really think about it… you’re welcome). Going into the biggest sports gaming event of the year, these guys will give you the plays on the DFS side of CBB for tomorrow’s games.

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.”


  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    what is the backstory behind that gif? there’s no way that guy didn’t get his nose broken!

  • jecarl2

    It made the USA Today! That’S GREAT. It was a local Improv performer hired by the Rockets.

  • Worstnightmare

    I watched that gif like 500 times! Good stuff

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