Vlad Sedler

MLB and NFL Analyst      

Vlad is one of the world's best high-stakes fantasy baseball and fantasy football players. A CDM Sports Hall of Famer, Vlad won the Football Super Challenge in 2013 and has won 17 of 38 high-stakes leagues he's entered since 2013. Nominated for the FSWA Football Writer of the Year award in 2015, Vlad has been writing about baseball and football for various outlets since 2010 and playing fantasy sports for over 20 years. Vlad qualified for the FanDuel baseball live final in 2016, finishing 10th out of 100, won the expert league Tout Wars H2H in his first year participating (2017) and is possibly the world's only Packers AND Raiders fan.

 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown: May 25
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Friday, May 25, 2018 - 14:20

A lovely 14-game slate with tough decisions to make at pitcher as we have plenty of options including Scherzer @ Miami, Syndergaard @ Milwaukee, Paxton and the M's hosting the Twins and an underpriced (on DK) Corey Kluber facing the same Astros team he dropped 31 DK points on last week. Hitting-wise, we have quite the treat in a return to Coors Field with the Rockies hosting Reds, Julio Teheran in Beantown to take on Red Sox bats who were somewhat slumbered in Tampa and the Yanks facing lefty Andrew Heaney, who has been stellar this season.

 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown: May 24
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 15:20

A tiny slate means we may want to dial back our volume, play less cash, and perhaps go against-the-grain in some of those larger tournaments. At least, that’s what I do on slates like these. The FanDuel slate starts at 7:10pm ET with just three games, while DraftKings’ main slate includes the Astros – Indians and starts an hour earlier, at 6:10pm ET. On tiny slates like these, ownership percentages are less spread out, meaning we’ll see some pitchers today at 70% owned or greater and hitters from teams like the Royals and Rangers expected to score the most runs at 40% and up. Don’t be afraid to leave salary on the table today to differentiate your lineups.

 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown: May 23
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 14:22



 MLB Minor League Breakdown: Week 9
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 16:47

Everyone loves a shiny new toy. In fantasy baseball terms, that means rookie hitters and pitchers that we fawn over and overspend for on the waiver wire.

Though some first-year hitters come out the gate red-hot, many of them inevitably hit major slumps that could negatively impact our fantasy rosters. Same goes for pitchers who step into the league with a never-before-seen arsenal, only to get exposed their second time around the big leagues. The term ‘hitting a rookie wall’ is a widely-used idiom for a reason.

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 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown: May 22
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 13:19

A lovely Tuesday 15-game slate which means no hitters will be insanely high percentage and we can work to find our edge in GPPs. The Yankees, Twins, Pirates and Cardinals are the four teams with expected run totals greater than five today and we’ve got a few other teams just under five runs whom we should expect double-digit hitter ownership from, including the Brewers, Astros and Nationals.