I sit here pounding away at the keys doing a little day dreaming. Hawaii... Godzilla... X-Men... flamenco dancing... sunbathing... plasma television... Rihanna... what a stream of consciousness situation. Am I right? Oh, I still had time to look at matchups for Thursday. Don't worry, the Oracle is always there for you.

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Ray Flowers 

Josh Cohen - Nope. See my rankings: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/rankings.php

Ray Flowers 

Jay Buenger - My apologies on Leake. I read the wrong line there.

Ray Flowers 

Quonk - I don't think he is hurt. My thoughts on Burnett are here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/articles/flowers/18614/oracle-report-what-is-wrong-with/


Also very concerned with AJ Burnett. He has been getting lit up for the past month, despite at times having a lot of K's. On ESPN he has dropped from 95% ownership to about 60%. I am keeping him for now, but wonder if he is hurt.

Josh Cohen 

Worth dropping Wily for McHugh or Henderson Alvarez? Thanks as always!

Jay Buenger 

Leake's got the Giants today at home. Does that change your outlook at all?

Ray Flowers 

A Adler - You got it my friend.


Good morning Ray- at the risk of you replying with "he's the same player he's always been", what are your thoughts on AJ Burnett? I like that he's a 200 inning/year guy but he's a pretty big liability in H2H leagues since he's prone to getting lit up. Yes, H2H leagues are a joke, but I lost that battle vs my commissioner, so here we are. Thoughts? Wondering if I should turn his roster spot into a "flavor of the week/ two start" spot? Thanks Ray!!!

A Adler 

Good morning Ray, I noticed the note -BvP I appreciate your work here- it is a big help!

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Thurs 7 PM, Fri. 9 PM EDT), Ray also hosts a show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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I fought with whiskey last night. Not surprisingly, I lost.

that it does RT @clydemac39: happy turkey day ray, hey it rhymes