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 FAAB Values: Week 25
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 20:44

A bit different analysis on the pitching side of things this week as there are more than a dozen projected two-steppers who may be available in your leagues. I won’t be mentioning the likes of Kyle Hendicks, Jon Gray, Joe Musgrove and Zack Wheeler who are likely already owned in your leagues. If for some reason they are available, you know exactly what to do.

 

I’ve sectioned off the two-start pitchers of Week 26 below based on bid amount and volatility. Note that since we kicked the season off in the middle of the week and that half week counted as Week 1, we technically have 27 weeks of the fantasy season. Just two weeks remaining to nail down our league wins.


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 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown - 9/14
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Friday, September 14, 2018 - 14:28

The third-to-last Friday slate of the season and just a few more chances to make some of that baseball money. Quite a few talented pitchers on the slate so that is probably why we have only three teams projected for five or more runs – Yankees (5.8), Cubs (5.1), Indians (5.1). Max Scherzer faces a tough Braves offense and is expensive, but grades out as the top raw points starting pitcher today. Noah Syndergaard has a tough matchup as well today, taking on the Red Sox in Fenway. Some of the sneakier stacks today include: the Rays against a hard-regressing Edwin Jackson, the Rangers against lefty Robbie Erlin and the Mariners, looking to follow up on yesterday’s offensive explosion against Matt Shoemaker.


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 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown - 9/13
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 13:10

A very straightforward five-game slate on DraftKings. On FanDuel, the slate starts a half hour earlier than usual as it will include the second game of the Marlins-Mets doubleheader. We will see the majority of traditional lineup builds include one of Clayton Kershaw or Eduardo Rodriguez with stacks of Athletics and Royals and some Red Sox and Twins mixed in. For what it is worth, I will be taking a stand against Twins hitters today based on Heath Fillmyer for a couple of reasons. Small sample size but Fillmyer has been a completely different pitcher at home (2.54 ERA in 39 IP) than on the road (8.72 ERA in 21.2 IP). Moreover, Fillmyer has allowed seven homers and a .380 wOBA to right-handed bats and just a .288 wOBA and one homer to left-handed bats. As we know, the Twins’ best hitters are lefties. Outside of that, I feel that the Dodgers-Cardinals game will be low scoring and will have that playoff atmosphere. Those are my two stands. Be sure to figure out your stands on this small slate so you can build today’s lineups with more confidence and a better path to profit.


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 Week 2 WR Breakdown
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 00:50

Welcome to the Week 2 DFS Wide Receiver breakdown. The first look below contains a mid-week list of players to consider at the position. Listed are DraftKings and FanDuel prices along with thoughts on projected ownership, matchup and cash vs. tournament play. Note that players listed aren’t just players I recommend – some of them are fades in tournaments. Only players from the 13-game main Sunday slate are listed. Without further ado…


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 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown - 9/12
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 14:00

Just eight games on the main slate with about half the teams playing earlier today. Some very solid pitching with Aaron Nola and Stephen Strasburg doing battle in an NL East showdown, along with David Price taking on the Blue Jays at home and Luis Severino hoping to bounce back from a start against the A’s where he couldn’t get out of the third inning. Keep an eye on news for who the A’s will have come into the second inning after opener Liam Hendricks pitches. That would most likely be Daniel Mengden, and at $4,900 on DK, he is someone I’d consider for most of my lineups.

Stacks-wise, it’s the usual suspects...


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