Ray Flowers

MLB/NFL Analyst      

Ray Flowers has been a full-time fantasy analysist for the last 16 years – who has done that? – spending all his waking hours breaking down baseball, football and even hockey back in the day. For the past seven years, since the first day of the channel, he’s been on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio six days a week spewing opinionated analysis with his co-host Kyle Elfrink on the SiriusXM Fantasy Drive (Sirius 210, XM 87). Known for his analytical approach, Ray eschews pitching and quarterbacks early in drafts and isn’t afraid to predict outcomes that go completely against the grain if the data leads him there. When he’s not slaying Twitter with wondrous responses filled with charm and snark, or winning FSWA Writing Awards, he can be found watching a superhero flick, taking a swim or pounding vodka Red Bull’s into the wee hours of the morning.


 MLB Splits: Week 13
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, June 22, 2018 - 15:46

Each week we will attempt to address which splits matter for hitters and pitchers. We’re talking about finding that little advantage that others don’t seem to be aware of. It’s not just some guys batting average against righties, or some relievers ERA on the road either kinda stuff. We’re talking about trying to ferret out any results that will give you the advantage that your opponents are lacking.​


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 Ray's Prospect Watch - 6/22
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, June 22, 2018 - 14:09

Ray Flowers takes a look at some of the better prospects in the fantasy game each Friday. Which hitters are surging or struggling? Which hurlers are allowing too many walks, and which are setting down the opponent with aplomb? Ray takes a look around the minor league landscape by looking at 40 prospects you need to know for 2018.


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 Ray's Ramblings - Vacation Cometh
Posted by Ray Flowers on Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:28

There's hitting and pitching in this Ramblings report as Ray gets ready to take a much needed vacation (he will be back next Friday). There are surging bats like Grichuk, Jay, Morales, Margot and Ketel Marte. There are returners like Myers, Calhoun and Garcia. Soto is legit. So too is Soto. Godley and MadBum are back. Gausman is still searching, as is Carlos Martinez. Aaron Sanchez is hurt again. Shocker. Is Melancon the closer for the Giants? Suter is rolling too as Wacha hits the shelf. 


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 2018 FSTA NFL Experts Draft
Posted by Ray Flowers on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 17:13

It’s that time of again. Yes, we’re right in the middle of baseball season, in fact we’re not even to the midpoint of the baseball season yet, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t ready to talk some football! In fact, we did more than talk football as we actually held the first experts draft of the 2018 NFL season Tuesday, June 19th at the FSTA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. So, if you’re interested in the FSTA NFL Experts Draft, a 14-team PPR setup, then you’re in luck as Ray Flowers is here to write up how his squad turned out.

THE PARTICIPANTS (DRAFT ORDER)

1 -Tim Jensen, RT Sports    
2 -  Ian Allan, Fantasy Index Magazine

3 - Charlie Wiegert, CDM Sports   
4 - Brett Baker/Ty Ward, Big Game Software
5 - Ambrosius/Tom Kessenich, Stats Inc., NFFC
6 - Marc Zwillinger, Zwillgen, 2017 B league winner
7 - Steve Gardner, USA TODAY Sports Weekly
8 - Nando DiFino, FNTSY
9 - Chris Liss, Rotowire
10 - Ray Flowers, SiriusXM Fantasy Drive
11 - Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton/Stacie Stern, Colton & The Wolfman
12 - Cory Bonini/Ryan Bonini, USA Today Sports
13 -  Mike Clay, ESPN 
14 - Howard Bender, Fantasy Alarm


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 Ray's Ramblings - Pitcher Report 6/20/18
Posted by Ray Flowers on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:16

It's time to look at hurlers. Here is the list of arms that the piece will touch on: Anderson, Bieber, Buchholz, DeSclafani, Gaviglio, Jon Gray, Heaney, McCullers, Mengden, Musgrove, Quintana, Roark, Sabathia, Shields, Stratton, Teheran and Wheeler. Who is pitching well? Who is struggling? Who should you roster? Who should you avoid? Ray will give his thoughts on the arms so you can decide the best direction to take with each hurler.


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