• mewhitenoise

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

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    Another month down, another month of high-quality content by the RotoGrinders blogging community. This month, 139 blogs were posted by almost 30 bloggers. March blogs spanned the NBA, MLB, PGA, MMA, and covered topics like roster construction, to birthday narratives, to the impact of the removal of late swap from NBA DFS. There was even a Bill Belichick sighting.

    Community engagement was off the charts this month, with 763 “likes” and 663 comments spread across all of the blogs submitted in March. It’s so cool to see the continued growth of the blog program. I guess what I’m saying is…

    Apologies for these awards going up later than usual this month, everybody. But without further ado, here are March’s Blog Award winners:

    Blogger of the Month ($150)


    Let’s hear it for the two-time, two-time Blogger of the Month (props to anyone who picked up the WWE reference there). This month, joeycis really stepped up his game, posting 11 “Single Bullet” blogs, each of which outlined his thought process as he tries to capture the elusive single-entry GPP win. Recently, he added an “Under the Radar” section, featuring five of his favorite low-owned plays on a particular slate, and he’s had his share of big hits, so if you’re playing single-entry GPPs and aren’t reading joeycis’s work, you’re missing out. In addition to being prolific throughout the month, he also published one of the most fun, insightful blogs I’ve read in a while, Thinking Outside the Box. It’s an absolute must-read. The geometry problem may make your brain hurt, but the way we approach problems like the “nine dots” says a lot about how we approach DFS. Great stuff, and congratulations on your second Blogger of the Month award, joeycis!

    Blogger of the Month – Runner Up ($75)


    glandry’s “Money on the Table” blog series is an interesting twist on the always-popular lineup review concept. In the series, glandry creates two lineups, one maxing out his salary and the other leaving some amount of salary unused. This new addition to the RG blogging community was insanely prolific, publishing 13 blogs in a 16-day period from March 9th to March 25th. I’m not sure if glandry plays MLB DFS, but I hope he does so that RG readers can continue to see how his “Money on the Table” experiment translates to baseball.

    Blog Post of the Month ($75)

    PGA Double Up Challenge by Bschnarr94

    Month after month, Bschnarr94 churns out high-quality PGA content in his “Double Up Challenge” series, and it’s about time he got some recognition for the excellent content he’s been providing. In each blog, Bschnarr94 reviews his previous lineup (including a link to the contest), previews the upcoming contest, and provides in-depth rationales for each of his picks. PGA DFS is growing fast, and Bschnarr94 is a new voice that you’ll want to follow.

    Blog Post of the Month – Runner Up – ($50)

    To Fade or Not to Fade: The Law of Attraction and DFS by joeymc301

    In DFS, we try to affix numbers to everything. Whether it’s expected minutes, past performance against a team, DvP, home/road splits…there’s money at stake, and every edge matters, so we rely on numbers in any way possible. But I love reading about the nebulous, unquantifiable aspects of DFS, too. That’s what joeymc301 discusses in this blog, which is just one of many great entries in his “To Fade or Not to Fade” series. For the vast majority of players, DFS is a hobby, though that’s easy to forget. joeymc does well to bring that point to light in this insightful blog. Well done, as always.

    Best New Blogger ($50)


    In his blog, anirudh analyzes topics like how to approach lineup building with a smaller bankroll, how best to use the utility spot, and when to game stack. His blogs are always interesting and full of pearls of DFS wisdom, and I expect we’ll continue to see more great things from March’s best new blogger!

    Most Interesting/Entertaining Blog ($50)

    Finding the right game for the type of player you are by ScoLuns

    It’s a familiar story for new DFS players: deposit some money, burn through almost all of it without any real idea of any of the game’s finer points, and…win? That’s how it happened for ScoLun. In this blog, ScoLun discusses how it took an admittedly fluky win to give him some perspective on the type of DFS player he was. Here, he examines the three types of DFS players: the slot machine player (who just tosses in money at random and hopes for the best), the high roller or whale (who is an expert and throw their money around), and the blackjack/craps player (knowledgeable players who play it “by the book”). Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses is such a huge part of becoming a successful DFS player, and ScoLuns masterfully brings this topic to light. If you haven’t already, give it a read.

    Wild Card Award ($50)

    Grinding to Freedom: Specialization by lnujv87

    “Most successful people tend to be exceptional at one thing instead of spreading themselves too thin trying to do everything (for example, actors who focus on certain roles, trainers who work primarily with athletes of one sport, etc). The reason is because our time is limited and efficiency is paramount.” This begins a timely new blog by a talented new blogger at RotoGrinders, lnujv87. Personally, I trick myself into thinking I can manage researching multiple sports every time a new season begins, and it almost never works. lnujv87 makes a compelling case for becoming a specialist in this fantastic blog.

    Congrats to all the winners and keep grinding!

  • joeycis

    • Blogger of the Month

  • fathalpert

    • Moderator

    • Blogger of the Month

    Great job everyone!

  • joeymc301

    • Blogger of the Month

    Awesome job joeycis!

  • Cpjttogether

    so I tried to do a blog one time but couldn’t figure out how to submit it to the quality review process. I’m pretty sure I have a better chance winning the blog competition than a gpp. How do I do it?

  • robgal23

    great job to all….really appreciate the insight

  • ScoLuns

    • Blogger of the Month

    Thank you RotoGrinders

  • mewhitenoise

    RG Contributor

    • Blogger of the Month

    @Cpjttogether said...

    so I tried to do a blog one time but couldn’t figure out how to submit it to the quality review process. I’m pretty sure I have a better chance winning the blog competition than a gpp. How do I do it?

    I outline how to submit blogs in this article. Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions and I’ll help you out.

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