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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.

Fantasy sports articles written by Vlad Sedler

MLB Barometer: 2016 Busts to Target in 2017

Vlad Sedler wraps up the 2016 baseball season with a look at busts like the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig who could be bargains next year.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 3 Picks

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.

MLB Barometer: Was Aces High a Bust?

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 2 Picks

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.

MLB Barometer: 2016's All-Value & All-Bust Teams

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?

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 1 Picks

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.

MLB Barometer: Is Betts No. 1 in 2017?

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?

MLB Barometer: Lessons Learned

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.

MLB Barometer: DFS Lessons Learned

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.

MLB Barometer: Rougned Rising in Texas

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.

MLB Barometer: Navigating the Trade Deadline

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.

MLB Barometer: Rotation Power Rankings

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.

MLB Barometer: Is the Piñata Party Over?

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.

MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Outfield Pool

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.

Football Draft Kit: How to Win the NFFC

Vlad Sedler shares his inside knowledge on what it takes to compete with the best, and win, in a National Fantasy Football Championship league.

MLB Barometer: Assessing the Fantasy Player Pool

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.

MLB Barometer: Making Tough Lineup Decisions

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?

MLB Barometer: On the Bubble

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.

MLB Barometer: Disconnect to Reconnect

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.

MLB Barometer: Decisions, Decisions

After a painful Jose Berrios outing, Vlad Sedler reminds us to trust our instincts when it comes to setting lineups.

MLB Barometer: Striving for Stability

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.

MLB Barometer: Fantasy Baseball the Ichiban Way

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.

MLB Barometer: The Toast of Roto Town

Vlad Sedler analyzes what's behind the impressive play of Houston's Colby Rasmus, who's received many accolades in the early going.

MLB Barometer: Walking the Tightrope

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.

MLB Barometer: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

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.

MLB Barometer: Taking All Betts

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.

MLB Barometer: Keep an Eye on Edwin

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.

MLB Barometer: Analyzing ADP Risers, Fallers

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?

MLB Barometer: Looking for Bargain Pitchers

Vlad Sedler looks for bargain players like Baltimore's Kevin Gausman who have a good shot at outproducing their average draft position this season.

MLB Barometer: Looking for ADP Bargains

Vlad Sedler looks for bargain players like St. Louis' Matt Holliday who have a good shot at outproducing their average draft position this season.

Draft Strategy : Navigating the NFBC Main Event

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Conference Championship Picks

Vlad Sedler is going with the contrarian play at quarterback in tournament games this week, tabbing Denver's Peyton Manning.

Yahoo DFS Football: Divisional Round Picks

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

Yahoo DFS Football: Wild-Card Picks

Vlad Sedler breaks down wild-card weekend with value picks for the Yahoo game, including Seattle's Russell Wilson, who faces the Vikings.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 17 Picks

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 16 Picks

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 15 Picks

Vlad Sedler can't pass up the opportunity to roster Rob Gronkowski in cash leagues while his price is still relatively low.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 13 Picks

Vlad Sedler likes Matt Forte for Week 13 as he might be the forgotten man who earns fantasy owners the big bucks this week.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 11 Picks

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 10 Picks

Vlad Sedler suggests that you consider an unconventional Washington stack against the Saints' generous pass defense this week, headlined by Kirk Cousins

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 9 Picks

Vlad Sedler recommends stocking back up on Antonio Brown shares now that Ben Roethlisberger is delivering passes to him again

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 8 Picks

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

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 7 Picks

Vlad Sedler offers his recommendations for Week 7 and advises that Antonio Gates is still too big a bargain to pass up.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 6 Picks

Vlad Sedler gives his suggestions for your Week 6 lineups, and thinks it's just about time for Eddie Lacy to kick into gear.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 5 Picks

Vlad Sedler gives his recommendations for Week 5, and suggests hitching your wagon to an unleashed Le'Veon Bell

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 4 Picks

Vlad Sedler offers his recommendations for your Week 4 lineups, and advises you not to forget about a reasonably-priced T.Y. Hilton

MLB Barometer: Mistakes, I've Made a Few

Vlad Sedler casts a critical eye on this year's draft decisions and looks towards 2016

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 3 Picks

Vlad Sedler recommends a Packers passing game stack this week in cash games, topped by the elusive Randall Cobb

MLB Barometer: What's he Werth?

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.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 2 Picks

Vlad Sedler offers up his suggested buys for Week 2, including Johnny Manziel as his top outside-the-box pick for large tournament play.

Yahoo DFS Football: Week 1 Picks

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.

MLB Barometer: There's Always Next Year

Vlad Sedler is prepping for next year's drafts with a look at 2016's top pitching options.

MLB Barometer: A Little Patience

Vlad Sedler calls impatience the root of all fantasy strife - and Hanley Ramirez one of this year's biggest flops.

MLB Barometer: 2015 All-Value Team

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.

MLB Barometer: Summer Rentals

Vlad Sedler suggests some short-term pickups to give your team a boost this week, like the Angels' C.J. Cron.

MLB Barometer: Staying Focused

Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!

MLB Barometer: Catching Up

Vlad Sedler ranks the best and worst MLB backstops for the second half of the season.

MLB Barometer: Chicks Dig the Long Ball

Vlad Sedler projects the top home-run hitters for the second half. On which side of 40 will Baltimore's Chris Davis land?

MLB Barometer: Random Notes

Vlad Sedler thinks Brett Gardner has become the Yankees' leader, and other random notes.

MLB Barometer: The Dog Days

Vlad Sedler is not burned out on baseball, but the midseason doldrums have arrived about five weeks early this season.

2015 Breakout Players: Identifying this Year's Stars

Vlad Sedler scours the league to unearth some hidden gems who could become fantasy stars this season, like the Saints' Nick Toon.

MLB Barometer: Patience Rewarded

Jose Abreu is posting the sort of numbers that made him a first-round pick, and Vlad Sedler has noticed.

MFL10 Strategy: Draft Prep Begins Now

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.

MLB Barometer: The Wait is Over

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.

MLB Barometer: Would You Rather?

Vlad Sedler applies the principles of a middle-school game to crucial Roto decisions.

MLB Barometer: Too Close to the Sun

Last Week, Vlad Sedler was flying high. This week? The crash.

MLB Barometer: Coming Back to Earth

Vlad Sedler's teams are off to a hot start, but are they as good as they've looked so far?

MLB Barometer: Sizzlers and Fizzlers

Vlad Sedler picks winners and losers from the season's first month, including Paul Goldschmidt, who looks primed for a career year.

MLB Barometer: Down the Rabbit Hole

Back to the grind with Vlad Sedler, who is impressed with Mark Teixiera's early-season production

MLB Barometer: Russian Roulette

Vlad Sedler is to bankroll management what Rob Deer was to place discipline.

MLB Barometer: Only Fools Rush In

Vlad Sedler -- and Elvis -- advise against snap decisions based on small sample sizes, like the slow start of Giancarlo Stanton.

MLB Barometer: Hahn Solo

Vlad Sedler looks for the breakout starting pitchers of 2015 who can be this year's Corey Kluber.

MLB Barometer: All-Undervalued Team

Vlad Sedler looks at players who are being overlooked this draft season, including breakout candidate Jake Marisnick.

MLB Barometer: A Wink and a Smyly

As draft season winds down, Vlad Sedler tells who's climbing the rankings and who's dropping.

Bargain Basement Bats: The 2014 Disappointments

Vlad Sedler looks for value -- and players to stay away from -- coming off of disappointing 2014 campaigns. Is Jedd Gyorko primed for a rebound?

Weekly Rankings: Week 12 Value Meter

Josh Gordon makes his long-awaited return. See where Vlad Sedler has him ranked in the Week 12 Value Meter.

Weekly Rankings: Week 9 Value Meter

Dez Bryant tops Vlad Sedler's wide receiver ranks this week. Will he 'Wally Pipp' Jeff Erickson with his ranks this week?

MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods

Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?

MLB Barometer: Old Huddy Duddy

Tim Hudson has been a serious second-half fader, and RotoWire's Vlad Sedler wonders whether there's a rebound left in him.

MLB Barometer: All Betts Are On

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.

MLB Barometer: The Fiers and the Furious

Vlad Sedler overcomes his skepticism about Mike Fiers and relates how poorly most of the hyped rookies this year have played.

MLB Barometer: Minor Disappointment

Mike Minor has been a disappointment for many fantasy owners this season, including RotoWire's Vlad Sedler.

MLB Barometer: The Price is Wong

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.

MLB Barometer: Return of the Mac

Yovani Gallardo is one of 10 starting pitchers that Vlad Sedler believes will be better over the second half of the season.

MLB Barometer: Bourn Identity Crisis

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.

NFL Draft Kit: 2014 Breakout Players

RotoWire's Vlad Sedler runs through the players he thinks could breakout in the 2014 season.

MLB Barometer: Flash Gordon

Alex Gordon's resurgence coincided with the Royals' win-streak that ended last week. He rates on Vlad Sedler's

MLB Barometer: The New Doc Halladay

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.

MLB Barometer: Twin Powers

The returns of Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham have strengthened the Twins' lineup, as has the signing of Kendrys Morales.

MLB Barometer: All Aboard the Jenrry Train

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.

MLB Barometer: Bargains At the V-Mart

Ryan Howard is showing all the signs of turning 35 this year and makes Vlad Sedler's downgrade list this week.

MLB Barometer: The New Bash Brothers

Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and a number of other A's have been meeting up at home plate on a frequent basis this season.

MLB Barometer: House of the Reyes Sun

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.

MLB Barometer: Rizzo de Mayo

Vlad Sedler celebrates the return of Jack Bauer and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo, and details his bidding on C.J. Cron.

MLB Barometer: Cruz'n Along

Nelson Cruz has settled in nicely with the Orioles and makes Vlad Sedler's Risers list this week.

MLB Barometer: Sad Panda

Pablo Sandoval is off to a slow start and is on Vlad Sedler's list of fallers in this week's Barometer.

MLB Barometer: Ventura Two-Step

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.

MLB Barometer: Patience Is a Virtue

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.