Rise & Grind: March 3rd, 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 OscarsLOL/jk. #next

  • Weekend GPP Action – The $300,000 DraftKings Showcase wrapped up Friday night. Rolltidechamps (#424 Overall, #472 TPOY) took down the title in a completely loaded field. His gutsy play of Markieff Morris was just the edge he needed to take down the top spot. Also Friday night, benapp took down DSBBC Q #28 on DraftStreet, narrowly edging out GrindersLive host Dean78904 for the seat. This Wednesday and Friday are your last two chances to qualify for the DSBBC.

  • FCK/CTV Challenges – Not to be confused with the KFC Challenge, a.k.a who can down a family sized bucket the fastest at the RG’s office (Don’t count Riley out of that one), the FCK Challenge is returning for round two. Originated by the FishCakeKing, the first challenge pitted many of the industry’s top NBA players in a multi-night tournament, awarding points throughout the tournament for the positional finish each night, and at the end, the overall top points earner won the winner’s side pot. FCK has fired up another challenge for the next few weeks. Along the same lines, CruzinToVictory has set-up a smaller scale challenge that will be competed on StarStreet. StarStreet is being super baller and throwing in a trip to the Playboy Mansion for the winner of the smaller challenge.

Today’s Events

  • NBA Action Tonight – There’s an eight game schedule on-tap for the NBA tonight. Tonight’s Gary Oldman Fantasy Goodness Game of the Night™ has got to be the Twolves visiting the Mile High city to take on the Nuggets. Speaking of Gary, I watched all of the Oscars last night, and did they mention Gary one time? Of course they didn’t. The Academy is trash!

  • Today’s GPP’s – The StarStreet Streak for the Mansion is wrapping up last week’s tiebreaker this evening. DraftStreet is running two $10,000 GPPs tonight, one with an $11 buy-in and the other featuring a $55 buy-in. Tonight on FanDuel the Monday Slam is going off at $80,000 for the $25 buy-in and $9k to first place. Tonight on DraftKings the Showtime is rolling out at $25,000 and a $109 buy-in.

On the Grinders Schedule


  • #1) NBA Daily Plays – Emge (pronounced Emmmm-geeeee) gives you all of his favorite picks for the day.

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

  • #3) SBKs NBA PuntsSBK takes a look at the cheap guys at each position that you’ll want to be targeting in tonight’s GPPs.

  • #4) NHL Daily Plays – JMBWngFn starts off your NHL week with his favorite plays for tonight’s NHL games.

  • #5) CBB GrindDown – Never fear, Varncass is here to help you out with that hard to find information for College Basketball on Big Monday.


  • 3:30: The Afternoon Grind – Dean78904, the Almanac, and Peter Christensen, the DraftCheat, give you the early info on tonight’s games.

  • 4:30: The Daily Fantasy Happy Hour by DraftStreet – TommyG and CSURam88 continue their arguments from last Thursday when Tommy got pwned by Pete. See if the pwning continues today.

  • 5:30: Grinders Live Presented by “Our Sponsor” DraftKings – It’s the DB730 and Smizzle hour. Dan and Al run down all the last minute news and break down the games as we head into the evening’s 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.”


  • waiverwire

    DillingerFour is unbribeable…we gave the guy beef jerky from our secret office stash last week, and he still only lists us third in “Today’s GPPs”.

  • DillingerFour

    FD Rep - DFBMeeMee Champ (x2)

    • Blogger of the Month

    Hahaha. I may swing by the office this afternoon just for some more gratis beef jerky. I think we need to run a special “D4 visits the FanDuel Offices” feature next time I’m down.

  • Cameron

    RG Co-Founder

    • 2014 FanDuel NFL Survivor Champion

    • 2016 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    ^ I think we might need to make a Grinders Live episode out of that one…

  • xManiacx

    The Oscars – LOL/jk. #next

    ^^ this

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