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Dexter Fowler (CF)

Free Agent

Bats: B, Throws: R

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-8 with one run, one RBI, and one stolen base in the Cubs doubleheader Tuesday. Fowler also struck out three times and picked up one walk. He is hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 19 stolen bases on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the mediocre batting average, Fowler has been a valuable fantasy asset all year with his 94 runs scored combined with his home run and stolen base totals. His .351 OBP also puts him in the top 25 in the National League this year, due to his high walk total. Continue to put Fowler in your fantasy lineups during the playoff run.


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In the Cubs 9-0 rout of the Cardinals, Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBI, and one walk. The home run extended his career high to 17.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler's big game was nice for fantasy owners who have stuck with the outfielder through his recent struggles. He was 2-for-18 in his last five games. With 90 runs scored, 17 homers, and 17 stolen bases, Fowler is racking up the counting stats to help offset his .254 average. Fowler has been and will continue to be a top 30 outfielder in fantasy this year.


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Dexter Fowler hits solo shot

Sun, Sep 6th 12:53am EDT
By Dale Redman

Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his 16th home run of the year Saturday as the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 2-0. Fowler finished 1-for-3 with a walk and the solo home run.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler added to his career high in home runs as he closes in on a 20/20 season, he currently has 17 stolen bases to go along with the 16 home runs. While he is hitting a career-low .254, Fowler is also posting career highs with 88 runs and 70 walks. Keep rolling with the centerfielder as the fantasy season winds down.


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Dexter Fowler homers in loss

Tue, Sep 1st 10:02am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Dexter Fowler collected a pair of hits, including his 15th home run of the season, in Monday's loss to the Reds. Fowler also contributed a double, run scored and RBI Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler continued his awesome month of August Monday. So far this month he's posted an OPS of .995. Owners may be a bit concerned with his lack of stolen bases of late, but it's hard to complain with his production at the plate.


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The Cubs improved to 71-51 on the season with a 9-3 win over the Braves on Sunday. Dexter Fowler was one of three Cubs who went deep, homering in the first inning. It was his 14th home run of the season and Fowler is now batting .257.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, improving his average 20 points in that span. He's on pace to hit nearly 30 doubles and 20 home runs. Fowler may not be a number one outfielder, but his a solid number two or three in most fantasy leagues coming down the stretch run.


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The Cubs got 11 hits in Saturday's 9-7 win over the Atlanta Braves. Dexter Fowler had a big game for the Cubs, going 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. Fowler raised his batting average to .256 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has been quite productive this season and is on pace to hit nearly 30 home runs, ten triples, 17 home runs and steal over 20 bases. His on-base percentage is .351 and has a very solid .773 OPS. Fowler is a good fantasy outfield option coming down the stretch.


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Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler filled the stat sheet Wednesday as he went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, one run scored and two RBI. Fowler extended his hitting streak to seven games in the 15-8 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has been scorching as of late. During his seven-game hitting streak, he is hitting an amazing .500 with two home runs and five RBI. Fowler has bumped his batting average up to .253 on the season. If he is on the wire, for some reason, pick him up as fast as you can.


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In a high scoring affair, Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler collected two hits, two walks, and two runs scored in a 10-8 loss Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is in the midst of a six-game hitting steak, posting a .451/.571/.864 slash line in the past week. With 78 runs scored, 12 home runs, and 17 stolen bases, Fowler has quiestly been one of the more productive outfielders in fantasy this season. While his .248 average and 108 strikeouts are not ideal, his counting stats keep him near the top 30 in the outfield ranks.


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The Cubs pounded the Brewers on Thursday, 9-2, to improve to 65-48 on the season. Dexter Fowler had a big night, going 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two RBI, two walks and three runs scored. Fowler is now batting .240 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler's batting average isn't stellar, but he's on pace to hit 26 doubles, 17 home runs and steal 24 bases. He's also walked 61 times, so while not a top fantasy outfielder, Fowler is certainly a solid third outfielder in most leagues.


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Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his 11th home run of the year Friday in the Cubs 7-3 victory over the Giants. Fowler had a big game as he finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: While Fowler is posting a career low batting average, the switch-hitter has already logged the third highest home run total of his career. His 17 steals also puts him on pace to finish the season with over 20 swipes for only the second time in his career. If you can survive his low averages, Fowler is a huge fantasy asset as he is contributing big numbers in multiple counting stat categories.


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As the Cubs fell to the Rockies 7-2 Tuesday, outfielder Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has been on a bit of a roll recently as he is 12-for-36 in his last 10 games. With a boost in his average, Fowler is becoming relevant again in year-long and daily fantasy leagues.Not a bad choice if you need depth in the outfield, especially in OBP leagues.


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Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with two walks and one run scored as the Cubs fell to the Reds 5-4 Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last five games, Fowler has seen his average slowly creep back up to .235 after going 7-for-16. With seven walks in that same stretch, his OBP has been rising too. If Fowler can keep it up for a few more games, he may be someone to consider adding in all fantasy leagues. He is a recommended play in daily leagues too while he continues his hot streak.


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Cubs Dexter Fowler was held without a hit Saturday but managed to earn three walks against the Braves. Fowler also managed to score an insurance run in the 9th as the Cubs prevailed 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last 10 games, Fowler has not found much success swinging the bat as he has a .229 average over that stretch. On the plus side, the Cubs leadoff man has managed to draw seven walks and score five runs while carrying a .357 OBP. Fowler is only roster worthy in the deepest of standard leagues, but should be universally owned in leagues that use OBP or OPS instead of batting average.


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Cubs leadoff man, Dexter Fowler, went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the Cubs took down the White Sox 3-1 Sunday. Fowler had been 1-for-16 in his last four games.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has great counting stats entering the All-Star break. His 53 runs, eight homers, and 12 stolen bases make him fantasy worthy. Although Fowler's .232/.308/.369 slash line leaves much to be desired in the second half. Holding a career .360 on base percentage, the former Rockie is a smart bet to rebound down the stretch.


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With Dexter Fowler struggling as of late, manager Joe Maddon dropped the centerfielder to the seventh spot in the lineup Monday. Fowler went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk. He is hitting .230 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 10 games, Fowler is posting an unimpressive .167/.231/.250 slash line. Hopefully Monday was the start of a turnaround that Fowler and the Cubs desperately need.


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Dexter Fowler is back in the lead off spot for the Cubs after being out of the lineup since spraining his ankle on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs are hoping the rest cleared Fowler's head and will get him out of the slump he's been in recently. Fowler is only hitting .244 in the month of June and the Cubs need him to start getting on base at the top of their potent lineup.


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Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Dodgers with an ankle injury. (Source: Rotoworld Daily Lineups)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler left Monday night's game against the Dodgers after spraining his left ankle. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Chris Coghlan will be taking over the leadoff spot for the Cubs on Tuesday.


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Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler blasted an eighth inning pitch to right field for a grand slam and opened up the Cubs lead to 8-0. The home run was Fowler's eighth of the year. Dexter Fowler has had somewhat of a disappointing year so far from the leadoff spot of the Cubs' order with a batting line of .238/.315/.392. The Cubs are hoping that he can move closer to his career average of .268/.362/.417 as the year goes on.


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The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, 4-3. The Cubs managed just seven hits, two off the bat of Dexter Fowler, in five at-bats. Fowler raised his batting average to .243 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler's batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage are below his career averages. Despite that, his home run production is up, as he's on pace to hit 18 home runs this season. Fowler has been a solid contributor in stolen bases as well, but provides little in other categories.


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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 and hit a home run versus in the Cubs 6-3 win against the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Dexter Fowler has turned things around after hitting just .189 in the month of May. Through the first 10 games of June he is hitting .326 and brought his hitting line up to .252/.333/.416 with 7 home runs and 11 stolen bases. The Cubs are hoping that Fowler can continue his hot streak and bring his on-base-percentage up to his career average of .365.


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Dexter Fowler went 1-for-3 with a triple and game-tying RBI in Wednesday's win against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler hit a big home run on Tuesday and a game-tying triple on Wednesday. Although he hasn't dominated like he has at times in the past, Fowler has a .355 OBP which is great to see from the leadoff man. Fowler is batting a respectable..270/.355/.439 with 12 RBI and he has still yet to get hot this year.


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Dexter Fowler went 0-for-3 Sunday but drew a walk to extend his on-base streak to 10 games. Fowler was not the only Cubs hitter to struggle against A.J. Burnett as the Cubs were shutout 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: In the last 10 games, Fowler is hitting .324 with a .435 OBP. The Cubs leadoff hitter is in the midst of one his finest seasons as he ranks in the top 10 of the National league in runs and stolen bases with 26 runs and nine stolen bases so far. Fowler is unowned in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues despite ranking near the top 75 of all fantasy players this season.


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Cubs leadoff man Dexter Fowler was the first batter to face rookie Noah Syndergaard, making his MLB debut and was the first strike out victim as well. Fowler went 0-for-4 with one walk and one run as the Cubs ultimately defeated Syndergaard and the Mets, 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday snapped a modest four-game hitting streak for Fowler. The center fielder was 6-for-14 with five runs and one home run in the last four games. Fowler is hitting .262 with a .348 OBP and .749 OPS on the season. His eight stolen bases are also good for fifth in the NL. Fowler remains available in just over half of Yahoo leagues and makes for a solid pickup for anyone desperate for steals or in leagues that use OBP.


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Dexter Fowler was removed in the 3rd inning from the Cubs' game against the Pirates on Wednesday, April 23rd after tweaking his right groin while running to first base on a 1st inning bunt single. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler said the injury isn't serious and hopes to play on Friday. He is hitting .246 with 1 HR, 10 R, and 4 RBIs on the season, with a .328 OBP. Both the AVG and OBP numbers are about 40 points below his career averages. He is blessed with a prime batting order slot on a rising offense, and hopefully the injury doesn't keep him out for more than a day or two, if at all.


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Dexter Fowler had a good weekend against his former team, the Colorado Rockies, by going 4-for-13 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs. After going 0-for-5 in the series opener, he picked it up over the final two games. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is certainly an outfielder to keep on your radar, especially if he's not currently owned in your league. If he can take advantage of warm summer days at Wrigley, his HR totals might be useful to go along with his typical OBP and run scoring prowess.


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Dexter Fowler started off the Cubs' 2015 season in style on Sunday night by hitting a double off Cardinals' ace Adam Wainwright. He was stranded at third base, however, in a game that the Cubs struggled with runners in scoring position. Fowler finished the game 1-4. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was brought in to provide his on base and speed skills to the top of the Cubs' lineup, as well as quality defense in center field. While he has consistently had an OBP around .475 in his major league career, he has never had more than 500 at bats in a season. If he can break that threshold, expect Fowler to provide a boost in the runs and OBP categories, with a decent steal total in 2015.


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The Chicago Cubs and newly acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $9.5 million deal. Fowler will be the Cubs leadoff man and starting center fielder on opening day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was ninth in the American League with a .375 on-base percentage with the Astros in 2014. The Cubs on the other hand struggled at the top of the lineup as multiple players combined to hit .253 with a .303 OBP in 2014. Fowler should have plenty of opportunities to score runs with Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler following him in the projected lineup.


Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler

Mon, Jan 19th 3:36pm EST
By Dale Redman

The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. The Cubs sent infielder Luis Valbuena and starting pitcher Dan Straily to the Astros for Fowler. Fowler will assume the leadoff spot and be the Cubs everyday centerfielder. He hit .276 with a .375 on-base percentage for Houston in 2014. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler will be an immediate upgrade for the Cubs at the leadoff spot in their lineup. With a career .366 on-base percentage and an average of over 15 steals per year, Fowler fits the prototype of a leadoff hitter the Cubs had been looking for. Fowler will get plenty of opportunities to score as the Cubs have a formidable lineup behind him. With Valbuena gone, third base opens up for the eventual promotion of super prospect Kris Bryant.