Vlad Sedler covers baseball and football for RotoWire. He is a veteran NFBC player and CDM Hall of Famer, winning the Football Super Challenge in 2013. A native Angeleno, Vlad loves the Dodgers and Kings and is quite possibly the world's only Packers/Raiders fan. You can follow him @RotoGut.
May 23, 2017
It's MLB Barometer time again, with Vlad Sedler checking in this week about the importance of buying low on the waiver wire while the window of opportunity remains open.
May 16, 2017
Vlad Sedler's weekly look around the majors includes a peek at the good problem the Rockies will soon have, which could make it time for fantasy owners to start shopping Mark Reynolds.
May 9, 2017
Vlad Sedler's latest Barometer describes the glories of DFS victory and checks risers and fallers, with Toronto's Jose Bautista falling into the latter category -- but it's not time to cut bait on him yet.
May 2, 2017
Aaron Judge is off to a huge start for the Yankees, and Vlad Sedler likes his chances of clearing 30 homers in his rookie campaign. That and more in this week's Barometer.
April 24, 2017
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has been raking like a superstar, convincing RotoWire's Vlad Sedler that he's heading for first-round status in next year's drafts.
April 19, 2017
Vlad joins Garion Thorne on FNTSY Network to discuss a few players you may want to add or drop for weeks 3-4.
April 17, 2017
In his latest Barometer, Vlad Sedler discusses the benefits of owning elite closers like the Dodgers' Kenley Jansen along with diving into this week's risers and fallers.
April 11, 2017
Vlad Sedler talks panicky owners off the ledge and identifies this week's Barometer risers and fallers, with the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes landing in the latter category.
April 4, 2017
Vlad Sedler's first Barometer of the regular season follows his NFBC Main Event draft, which saw D-Backs star Paul Goldschmidt fall to him at pick 13.
April 1, 2017
Vlad Sedler shares his tips for building better DFS lineups this season.
March 28, 2017
Vlad Sedler's final preseason Barometer focuses on how to plan a draft around Clayton Kershaw and discusses the late-March shifts in pitcher ADPs.
March 21, 2017
Vlad Sedler's latest Barometer breaks down the outfield by ADP, pointing out profit potential in players like the Royals' oft-injured Lorenzo Cain.
March 14, 2017
Vlad Sedler discusses value options at second base, third base and shortstop, including the surprisingly underrated Nick Castellanos.
March 7, 2017
In 2017's first edition of the Barometer, Vlad Sedler offers his advice for a successful draft season and dives into underpriced players at catcher and first base, like the South Siders' Jose Abreu.
January 20, 2017
Vlad Sedler visits the FNTSY Sports Network to discuss the two sluggers and the speedster.
January 19, 2017
Vlad Sedler digs into Sunday's conference finals, and sees a rare opportunity for the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger to be a contrarian play.
January 12, 2017
Vlad Sedler sees some tough salary cap decisions ahead this week, but the likely game flow against the Texans and his excellent production at home make LeGarrette Blount nearly a must-start.
January 5, 2017
Vlad Sedler looks at the slate for the opening round of the postseason, and doesn't see any reason to fade Le'Veon Bell despite his likely stratospheric ownership.
December 29, 2016
Vlad Sedler recommends you focus on games involving teams with something left to play for in the final slate of the regular season, but makes an exception for the explosive, and incredibly consistent, David Johnson.
December 21, 2016
Vlad Sedler notes that while the elite options at RB have been incredibly consistent this year, it might be time to spend up for Antonio Brown instead in a must-win home game for the Steelers.
December 14, 2016
Vlad Sedler sees a lot of tough matchups for premium quarterbacks on the Week 15 slate, making Kirk Cousins a very enticing play at home against the Panthers on Monday night.
December 7, 2016
Vlad Sedler checks out this week's slate, and thinks Colin Kaepernick's horrific Week 13 line makes him a very tempting tournament play in a premium home matchup against the leaks Jets secondary.
November 30, 2016
Vlad Sedler expects big things from Matthew Stafford this week in an expected shootout against Drew Brees and the Saints.
November 23, 2016
Vlad Sedler expects a lot of low-scoring games Sunday, which makes Jay Ajayi tough to fade in a premium matchup against the woeful 49ers run defense.
November 16, 2016
Vlad Sedler sees a lot of enticing values at QB this week, but thinks red-hot Marcus Mariota might be the best of the lot.
November 9, 2016
Vlad Sedler finds some bargains on the Week 10 slate, including a vastly under-priced Dez Bryant in what could be a shootout against the Steelers.
November 2, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks over this week's bye-ravaged player pool, and isn't afraid to get chalky with Ezekiel Elliott in a premium matchup against the Browns.
October 26, 2016
Vlad Sedler advises you to budget even more carefully than usual this week, and thinks Jimmy Graham can save you a few dollars at tight end while still providing Gronk-level production in a revenge game against the Saints.
October 19, 2016
Vlad Sedler expects Antonio Brown's ownership rate to plummet without Ben Roethlisberger delivering the ball to him, making him an excellent contrarian tournament play.
October 13, 2016
Vlad Sedler notes the rising prices on this week's slate, but still recommends paying up for Drew Brees at home in what should be a barnburner against the Panthers.
October 5, 2016
Vlad Sedler breaks down your best roster options for Week 5, and expects big things from Julian Edelman now that Tom Brady is back to lead the Patriots' offense.
September 28, 2016
Vlad Sedler thinks DeAndre Hopkins' low projected ownership and history of torching the Titans' secondary make him an excellent play this week in tournament formats.
September 26, 2016
Vlad Sedler wraps up the 2016 baseball season with a look at busts like the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig who could be bargains next year.
September 22, 2016
Vlad Sedler offers his tournament and cash game recommendations for Week 3 and thinks Melvin Gordon's hot start and favorable matchup against the Colts make him a near must-own.
September 20, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks at how this year's popular draft strategy of picking multiple ace pitchers in the early rounds worked out. That and more in this week's Barometer.
September 14, 2016
Vlad Sedler advises you to remember what happened last year when Eli Manning and the Giants faced the Saints, and not get too cute about rostering him in cash games.
September 13, 2016
Vlad Sedler names his All-Value and All-Bust teams for 2016. Jackie Bradley Jr. was an easy pick for the former, but who else outplayed their ADPs?
September 7, 2016
Vlad Sedler suggests you don't over-think rostering Dak Prescott as his low price tag and high upside make him a near must-start for Week 1 in cash games, even if his ownership rate is sky high.
August 30, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks ahead to 2017 and how the first round of a 12-team fantasy draft might shake out. Is Mookie Betts the No. 1 overall pick?
August 23, 2016
Vlad Sedler offers up some lessons the fantasy baseball season has taught him this year and looks at this week's risers and fallers, including Arizona's Yasmany Tomas, who appears to have finally arrived as a hitter.
August 16, 2016
Vlad Sedler shares what he's learned from successful DFS players and looks around the league for those heating up, like Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, and those cooling off.
August 2, 2016
Vlad Sedler's look around the majors includes Texas' Rougned Odor, who is quickly developing into a star. And at 22, he still has plenty of room for growth.
July 26, 2016
Vlad Sedler discusses how to handle the trade deadline and still keep some FAAB money for the stretch run. That and more in this week's look at who's up and who's down in baseball.
July 19, 2016
Vlad Sedler ranks all 30 major league rotations at the midpoint of the season and puts Jake Arriets and the deep, consistent Cubs rotation right at the very top.
July 5, 2016
Vlad Sedler's runs down this week's risers and fallers, including the Yankees' Michael Pineda who has come a long way from his Michael Piñata days.
June 28, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks at the first-half winners and losers in the outfield, including Boston's Mookie Betts, who is on pace for more home runs than steals this season.
June 24, 2016
Vlad Sedler shares his inside knowledge on what it takes to compete with the best, and win, in a National Fantasy Football Championship league.
June 21, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks at the fantasy winners and losers at each position as midseason approaches, including first baseman Brandon Belt, who is the only Giant outearning his preseason ADP.
June 7, 2016
Vlad Sedler explains his thought process on making difficult lineup changes when a team is loaded with depth. Will Adam Wainwright get the start over Marcus Stroman?
May 31, 2016
Vlad Sedler talks about players often on the roster bubble in leagues with 10 or more teams, including Minnesota Twin Eduardo Nunez, who’s lately been one of the best free agent pickups.
May 24, 2016
Vlad Sedler talks about how temporarily disconnecting from data overload might help us make better fantasy decisions in this week’s Barometer, which also showcases Cameron Maybin’s return to Detroit.
May 17, 2016
After a painful Jose Berrios outing, Vlad Sedler reminds us to trust our instincts when it comes to setting lineups.
May 10, 2016
Vlad Sedler talks about the stability and camaraderie found in fantasy baseball, as well as who's on the upswing this week, including Cleveland's Danny Salazar.
May 3, 2016
Vlad Sedler explains how he stays disciplined with his approach to fantasy baseball, and he looks at risers and fallers like the Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury in this week's Barometer.
April 26, 2016
Vlad Sedler analyzes what's behind the impressive play of Houston's Colby Rasmus, who's received many accolades in the early going.
April 19, 2016
Vlad Sedler discusses the tightrope act that comes with giving up on drafted players for free agents in this week's Barometer, which also spotlights the rise of Jake Odorizzi.
April 12, 2016
Vlad Sedler issues a friendly reminder to stay the course with struggling players early on, in addition to breaking down his risers and fallers in Week 2.
April 5, 2016
Vlad Sedler's opening-week look at who's hot and who's not, includes Boston's Mookie Betts, who looks like the total package in just his second full season.
March 29, 2016
Vlad Sedler has his eye on Edwin Encarnacion, who could end up a steal of the draft if his ADP keeps falling, provided he gets healthy, of course.
March 22, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks at players who are shooting up the ADP charts this March, and others who are going in the opposite direction. Is there still profit to be made on a player like Trevor Story?
March 8, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks for bargain players like Baltimore's Kevin Gausman who have a good shot at outproducing their average draft position this season.
March 1, 2016
Vlad Sedler looks for bargain players like St. Louis' Matt Holliday who have a good shot at outproducing their average draft position this season.
February 2, 2016
After a monster 2015 season in the NFBC, Vlad Sedler shares his plan from last year and looks ahead to this year's Main Event.
January 22, 2016
Vlad Sedler is going with the contrarian play at quarterback in tournament games this week, tabbing Denver's Peyton Manning.
January 14, 2016
Vlad Sedler surveys the limited options available and is willing to roll the dice with Peyton Manning in GPPs given the tough defenses matched up against pricier QBs
January 7, 2016
Vlad Sedler breaks down wild-card weekend with value picks for the Yahoo game, including Seattle's Russell Wilson, who faces the Vikings.
December 30, 2015
Devonta Freema isn't cheap, but Vlad Sedler thinks he be well worth the price of admission Sunday as the Falcons have a great matchup against the defenseless Saints.
December 23, 2015
Vlad Sedler is ready to jump on the Aaron Rodgers bandwagon, as few DFS players likely will look to the Packers' quarterback in Week 16.
December 17, 2015
Vlad Sedler can't pass up the opportunity to roster Rob Gronkowski in cash leagues while his price is still relatively low.
December 3, 2015
Vlad Sedler likes Matt Forte for Week 13 as he might be the forgotten man who earns fantasy owners the big bucks this week.
November 19, 2015
Vlad Sedler breaks down Week 11 where Matthew Stafford has such a good matchup that it makes him a great value despite a season's worth of disappointment.
November 12, 2015
Vlad Sedler suggests that you consider an unconventional Washington stack against the Saints' generous pass defense this week, headlined by Kirk Cousins
November 4, 2015
Vlad Sedler recommends stocking back up on Antonio Brown shares now that Ben Roethlisberger is delivering passes to him again
October 29, 2015
Vlad Sedler likes the look of a Bengals passing stack this week, including A.J. Green and his history of big games against the Steelers
October 21, 2015
Vlad Sedler offers his recommendations for Week 7 and advises that Antonio Gates is still too big a bargain to pass up.
October 15, 2015
Vlad Sedler gives his suggestions for your Week 6 lineups, and thinks it's just about time for Eddie Lacy to kick into gear.
October 7, 2015
Vlad Sedler gives his recommendations for Week 5, and suggests hitching your wagon to an unleashed Le'Veon Bell
September 30, 2015
Vlad Sedler offers his recommendations for your Week 4 lineups, and advises you not to forget about a reasonably-priced T.Y. Hilton
September 28, 2015
Vlad Sedler casts a critical eye on this year's draft decisions and looks towards 2016
September 23, 2015
Vlad Sedler recommends a Packers passing game stack this week in cash games, topped by the elusive Randall Cobb
September 21, 2015
Vlad Sedler looks at who's rising and who's falling, including a hot Jayson Werth who has come on strong this month for the Nationals.
September 16, 2015
Vlad Sedler offers up his suggested buys for Week 2, including Johnny Manziel as his top outside-the-box pick for large tournament play.
September 9, 2015
Vlad Sedler breaks down the Yahoo DFS game and is just fine with spending nearly a quarter of his budget on Atlanta's Matt Ryan this week.
August 31, 2015
Vlad Sedler is prepping for next year's drafts with a look at 2016's top pitching options.
August 25, 2015
Vlad Sedler calls impatience the root of all fantasy strife - and Hanley Ramirez one of this year's biggest flops.
August 17, 2015
Vlad Sedler looks at players who proved great draft-day values this season, including Mark Teixeria, and also offers up his risers and fallers for the week.
August 10, 2015
Vlad Sedler suggests some short-term pickups to give your team a boost this week, like the Angels' C.J. Cron.
July 27, 2015
Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!
July 20, 2015
Vlad Sedler ranks the best and worst MLB backstops for the second half of the season.
July 6, 2015
Vlad Sedler projects the top home-run hitters for the second half. On which side of 40 will Baltimore's Chris Davis land?
June 29, 2015
Vlad Sedler thinks Brett Gardner has become the Yankees' leader, and other random notes.
June 23, 2015
Vlad Sedler is not burned out on baseball, but the midseason doldrums have arrived about five weeks early this season.
June 22, 2015
Vlad Sedler scours the league to unearth some hidden gems who could become fantasy stars this season, like the Saints' Nick Toon.
June 16, 2015
Jose Abreu is posting the sort of numbers that made him a first-round pick, and Vlad Sedler has noticed.
June 15, 2015
RotoWire's Vlad Sedler breaks down the best strategies to use for MyFantasyLeague.com's MFL10 contests, which he believes are the best prep tools for season-long league drafts in August.
June 8, 2015
The Carlos Correa era begins, and Vlad Sedler is giddy with anticipation. Plus: Chris Archer and Gerrit Cole join the ranks of true elite SPs.
June 1, 2015
Vlad Sedler applies the principles of a middle-school game to crucial Roto decisions.
May 25, 2015
Last Week, Vlad Sedler was flying high. This week? The crash.
May 18, 2015
Vlad Sedler's teams are off to a hot start, but are they as good as they've looked so far?
May 4, 2015
Vlad Sedler picks winners and losers from the season's first month, including Paul Goldschmidt, who looks primed for a career year.
April 27, 2015
Back to the grind with Vlad Sedler, who is impressed with Mark Teixiera's early-season production
April 20, 2015
Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.
April 13, 2015
Vlad Sedler -- and Elvis -- advise against snap decisions based on small sample sizes, like the slow start of Giancarlo Stanton.
April 7, 2015
Vlad Sedler looks for the breakout starting pitchers of 2015 who can be this year's Corey Kluber.
April 1, 2015
Vlad Sedler looks at players who are being overlooked this draft season, including breakout candidate Jake Marisnick.
March 24, 2015
As draft season winds down, Vlad Sedler tells who's climbing the rankings and who's dropping.
January 27, 2015
Vlad Sedler looks for value -- and players to stay away from -- coming off of disappointing 2014 campaigns. Is Jedd Gyorko primed for a rebound?
November 18, 2014
Josh Gordon makes his long-awaited return. See where Vlad Sedler has him ranked in the Week 12 Value Meter.
October 28, 2014
Dez Bryant tops Vlad Sedler's wide receiver ranks this week. Will he 'Wally Pipp' Jeff Erickson with his ranks this week?
September 23, 2014
Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?
September 16, 2014
Tim Hudson has been a serious second-half fader, and RotoWire's Vlad Sedler wonders whether there's a rebound left in him.
September 9, 2014
Mookie Betts is getting an extended run of playing time in September and taking advantage of it. He makes Vlad Sedler's 'Risers' list in this week's Barometer.
August 26, 2014
Vlad Sedler overcomes his skepticism about Mike Fiers and relates how poorly most of the hyped rookies this year have played.
July 28, 2014
Mike Minor has been a disappointment for many fantasy owners this season, including RotoWire's Vlad Sedler.
July 22, 2014
Vlad Sedler basks in the glow of the RotoWire company trip to Las Vegas and raises the status of Kolten Wong in this week's edition.
July 7, 2014
Yovani Gallardo is one of 10 starting pitchers that Vlad Sedler believes will be better over the second half of the season.
June 30, 2014
Why isn't Michael Bourn doing more of what we see in this photo - stealing bases? Vlad Sedler downgrades Bourn's stock and talks about his midseason ranks in this week's article.
June 25, 2014
RotoWire's Vlad Sedler runs through the players he thinks could breakout in the 2014 season.
June 23, 2014
Alex Gordon's resurgence coincided with the Royals' win-streak that ended last week. He rates on Vlad Sedler's
June 16, 2014
Charlie Morton gets some appreciation from Vlad Sedler in this week's version, and he suggests that you continue to update your own projections at midseason.
June 10, 2014
The returns of Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham have strengthened the Twins' lineup, as has the signing of Kendrys Morales.
June 2, 2014
Jenrry Mejia has solidified the Mets' closer situation and merits an upgrade in Vlad Sedler's eyes. See who else makes his list in this week's Barometer.
May 26, 2014
Ryan Howard is showing all the signs of turning 35 this year and makes Vlad Sedler's downgrade list this week.
May 19, 2014
Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and a number of other A's have been meeting up at home plate on a frequent basis this season.
May 12, 2014
Jose Reyes' fortunes have turned considerably brighter since this unfortunate slide last season in Kansas City. See who else makes Vlad Sedler's risers and fallers this week.
May 5, 2014
Vlad Sedler celebrates the return of Jack Bauer and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo, and details his bidding on C.J. Cron.
April 28, 2014
Nelson Cruz has settled in nicely with the Orioles and makes Vlad Sedler's Risers list this week.
April 21, 2014
Pablo Sandoval is off to a slow start and is on Vlad Sedler's list of fallers in this week's Barometer.
April 14, 2014
Velocity hounds love Yordano Ventura, and that love intensified after a great first start against the Rays. He gets two starts this week. See who else Vlad Sedler gave a thumbs up or thumbs down to this week.
April 6, 2014
Vlad Sedler debuts on RotoWire. He discusses Giancarlo Stanton's hot start, the need to be patient and to avoid some of the early season Fool's Gold that's out there.