Rise & Grind: March 20th, 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

  • MADNESS!!!! – Feel the Payne! Adrien Payne dropped 41 points on much-suspecting Delaware and they couldn’t do nuttin’ about it, leading Sparty in the victory of the Blue Hens. MOAR UPSETS! Dayton downed Ohio St, Harvard knocked off Cincinnati and the North Dakota St Bizens (that’s how you say it!) dropped the Freddy Lon Kruger led Okalahoma Sooners.

  • DraftDay $100k Championship – The bracket-style $100,000 Championship on DraftDay is down to the final two with major TPOY points on the line. Naapstermaan is battling the wicked Pissah of a third grade teacher MSidla in the finals.

  • Hide the Bunnies – My apologies to TommyG and McJester for falling asleep at the wheel on this one. Both qualified for the Playboy Baseball Championship coming up next weekend. Also, apologies to any guy who had thoughts of hooking up with a Playboy bunny next weekend, because Tommy will now have them all. Concentrate on the money. Then tell that girl you just won $50k and that makes you better than TommyG. Unless Tommy wins the $50k, then see scenario one.

Today’s Events

  • Today’s Action – Day #2 of the four greatest days of the year! We’ve got 16 NCAA games over 12 hours today… Ten games in the Association tonight. Big match-up with the Grizz taking on the Heat. Gary Oldman’s Fantasy Goodness Game of the Night looks like the Wizards going out west to take on the Lakers.

  • Today’s GPP’s – Some big NBA and College Basketball tourneys today. The survivor continues on DraftStreet today. They’re also running a $4k CBB contest today. Tonight there is a $10k, $22 buy-in on the Street as well… Fanduel is running out a $95k Slam tonight. They’re also rolling out a second chance Survive the Madness as well as a $5k Alley Oop… Tonight on DraftKings there’s a $15k Showtime and a $10k Crossover… StarStreet is continuing their streaks to hang out with TommyG at various levels this evening.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – The hardest working man in DFS, Notorious, does double duty tonight to break out his favorite plays from the NBA hardwood tonight.

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

  • #3) Daily Punts – SBk gives you the cheap guys you need to win tonight’s NBA GPP.

  • #4) NHL Daily Plays – Top ranked NHL Grinder BoggsLite breaks down tonight’s action on the frozen ponds.

  • #5) 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. Look for Friday’s GrindDown today as well.

  • #6) CBB Daily Plays – Scott1224290210 gives you his favorite plays for Friday’s sixteen game slate of Madness!


  • 3:30: The Afternoon Grind – The Pete and Re-Pete Friday Fun Hour! DraftCheat and CSURam88 duke it out for your votes to the favorite Pete on RotogGrinders.

  • 4:30: The Daily Fantasy Happy Hour by DraftStreet – The Beard and the Brain! CrazyGabey soothes your soul with his soft baritone, while Dean78904 brings the heavy knowledge in today’s edition.

  • 5:30: GrindersLive Presented by “Our Sponsor” DraftKings – The classic ragtime duo of Al and DB730 (unless DB is still on vacation? Then Ethan? Either way, Al won’t be alone) break down the final news of the evening for tonight’s NBA slate.

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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