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 22
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 23:01

Many questions come through my twitter feed this time of year asking to compare Player X and Player Y for the rest of the season. Simply put, ‘rest of season’ is no longer applicable once we hit August. As we head into September, all player comparison and analysis should be done on a week to week basis. There is no merit in recommending one roster bubble player over another without looking only at the week ahead.

 MLB Minor League Breakdown: Week 22
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 16:26

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.

 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown - 8/21
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 14:10

A mammoth 15-game slate is something we have not seen in a while, with many of the last few Tuesdays and Fridays having at least one game earlier in the day. Plenty of teams around and above five projected runs, and with a full slate of games, nothing will be too chalky when it comes to hitters. So long as the weather holds up in Coors, you’ll see Rockies and Padres with some guys at double-digit ownership, as well as hitters from the Brewers (vs Sal Romano), Cubs (vs Jordan Zimmermann), Blue Jays (vs Dylan Bundy), Diamondbacks (vs Felix Pena) and of course, those red-hot Athletics (vs Ariel Jurado).

 Vlad's FAAB Values: Week 21
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 20:31

Mike Fiers (RHP, Athletics, 52%) – Last season, Fiers sandwiched a super-hot six-week stretch between awful starts and finishes to the season. The 2018 season has been more of a mixed bag, though he has been excellent in the second half (2.10 ERA, .295 wOBAA). Fiers has been sharp through two starts with the A’s (11.1 IP – 3 ER – 0 BB – 13 K) and now lines up for two against the Rangers at home and the Twins on the road. Certainly worth bidding on for the strikeout upside, though he does have occasional bouts with gopheritis, posting a 1.52 HR/9 thus far in 2018 and a 1.88 mark last season.

 Vlad's Hitter Breakdown - 8/17
Posted by Vlad Sedler on Friday, August 17, 2018 - 14:00

A lovely 14-game slate to kick off our weekend celebration. We have the Indians and Nationals as massive favorites today against the Orioles and Marlins, respectively, both at over -300. The Indians have a whopping implied 6.1 projected Vegas run total with the other teams coming in at five or more being the Rangers (5.8), Red Sox (5.5), Angels (5.2) and Nationals (5.1). Yonny Chirinos is slated to come in for the Rays after opener Ryan Stanek. Mike Minor was scratched so it’s Drew Hutchison getting the start for the Rangers today...