Dexter Fowler
Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler (CF)

Chicago Cubs - 84% owned
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Bats: B   Throws: R

Fowler went 0-for-3, but managed to work two walks, one of which lead to him scoring the winning run.

Fantasy Impact: What he lacks in elite numbers, he makes up for with the lower draft cost and the great situation he is in.

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Fowler went 2-for-4 with a walk. He would score twice during the seven-run outburst combined in the fourth and five inning.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has enjoyed his visit back to Coors so far but he has been a key part of many of the Cubs success this season and has even helped out in the fantasy realm.

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Fowler went 2-for-5 with a walk. He lead off the game with a solo HR and then drove in a run in the 11th inning.

Fantasy Impact: The Rockies will be giving a prospect they just called up his first career start versus the Cubs Saturday and it will be at Coors. There are no guarantees but you should start every Cubs you have on Saturday.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a walk Wednesday. He scored the first run of the game in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: He is scoring runs at a decent pace since his return, which should play nicely in a decent percentage of leagues. He is not elite, but occasionally we must settle for starting someone other than the top 20-OF. He is a nice option and there are usually more starting OF slots in a league than there are elite OF to go around.

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Fowler went 1-for-2 with two walks in Game 1 of the doubleheader Tuesday. He even scored the second run of the game on a wild pitch.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is not an elite fantasy OF, but he is very important to the Cubs and so has solid job security. The bonus is not only is he reliable in terms of getting the starts, but he is batting at the top of a very good offense.

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Fowler lead off the bottom of the first by reaching base. Rizzo would drive him in during the next at-bat.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler started out the season hot, and the Cubs raced out to a big lead. He got hurt, and the Cubs slowed down. Fowler comes back and shortly after that, the Cubs won 11 straight games. They lost the last two games due to issues with the eighth inning pitching, but the Cubs held two-run leads in both of those. Fowler is not an elite fantasy OF, but he is useful and has a good situation going for him.

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Fowler went 2-for-4 and drove in Jason Hammel with the winning run in the 3-1 victory. Fowler's impact is being seen, as the Cubs' struggles have reversed and they are now on a nine-game winning streak.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and, after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed. He has been hot himself lately.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a walk. He scored a run in the eighth inning off Rizzo's double.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and, after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed. He has been hot himself lately.

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Fowler went 1-for-5 and scored on the game-winning two-run single by Zobrist in the third inning. The Cubs are on a winning streak and Fowler has played a part in many of them.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed. He has been hot lately himself.

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Fowler went 2-for-5 including getting the Cubs off to a quick start when he came up as the first batter of the game and hit a HR.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed. He has been hot lately himself.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly. Fowler scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2 in the eighth inning. He then drove in a run in the ninth with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed.

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Fowler went 3-for-4 in the game. He tripled in the first inning, scoring the first run after that. Then he reached in the third, stole a base and came around to score the second run. In the fifth, he came up and drove Chris Coghlan in with a single to make it 3-0 Cubs. They would win 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed.

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Fowler went 1-for-2 with two walks and a sacrifice fly. He would score the first run of the game (the game-winner since Miami was shutout) and would drive in a run with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back. It is no coincidence that the Cubs are starting to win more often again now that Fowler is back up to speed.

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Fowler went 1-for-3 with two walks in the 7-6 comeback victory (from down 6-0). He scored the second and third runs of the game which helped get the margin to 6-3 going into the ninth, which helped bring the score close enough for the three runs in the ninth to matter.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace and after his injury, the Cubs had some struggles in the win-loss category. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back.

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Fowler went 0-for-3, but drew a walk and then came around to score the only run the Cubs would score Saturday. He was initially called out but the decision was reversed on review.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace. His stats are not impressive, but you must take into account how much time he missed. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back.

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Fowler went 1-for-2 with a walk and a HBP. He walked in the first inning and came around to score the tying run. In the third inning, he reached again and scored the winning run in the 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace. He is up to eight HR which is outstanding for a lead-off hitter after 71 games played. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back.

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Fowler went 1-for-5, but his one hit came in the ninth inning and led to him scoring the tying run before the White Sox won 5-4 in the bottom of the inning.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace. He is up to eight HR which is outstanding for a lead-off hitter after 68 games played. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back.

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Fowler came off the DL and had a great game going 3-for-4 with a walk. He lead off the game with a solo HR, then made it 3-0 with a two-run double which turned out to be the winning run and then came around to score that same inning to make it 4-0. The Cubs would win 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key member of the Cubs' early exceptional winning pace. He is up to eight HR which is outstanding for a lead-off hitter after 65 games played. The Cubs and Fowler's fantasy owners should be thrilled to have him back.

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Fowler has been activated by the Cubs and is batting leadoff for their 7:05 CDT stat Friday. He will be facing the Milwaukee Brewers. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was a key piece of the Cubs early success and without him, they have slumped at times. He may be rusty so it is hard to project what he will do tonight but his return is huge for the Cubs and is certainly good news for his owners.


Dexter Fowler is slated to rejoin the Cubs this weekend. He's been out with a hamstring injury. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge return for one of the best offenses in baseball. They've struggled without their leadoff hitter, and it makes sense considering the awesome start to the season Fowler had prior to injury. He returns to an OPS of .881 with seven HRs and six stolen bases over 238 at-bats. He's also reached base nearly 40% of the time this season.

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Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler are headed to Iowa to begin their rehab assignment tomorrow. (Source: Mark Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler, who was an All-Star this season, is scheduled to be back with the Cubs by the end of the week. He is not a must-play right away, but he would be a nice play if you have four OF spots.

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Fowler continues to work out his injured hamstring and the Cubs feel he may do some rehab games next week. Maddon said that "By the end of the coming week, he'll be available to us". (Source: Cub's MLB.com page)

Fantasy Impact: While this is not quite as soon as the original optimistic hope that he might be back for either the All-Star game or the Texas series, it is still good news. Fowler is a key table-setter for the Cubs and had gotten off to a great start. When he is healthy, he has a great situation batting on top of the Cubs lineup. He will sprinkle in a few HR and stolen bases to go with his runs scored and RBI production.

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Fowler has reached the point where he will start his rehab assignment Friday at South Bend. The plan is to have him play Friday and Saturday. They will then evaluate him and if he is feeling healthy enough, they would activate him after Sunday's game and let him play in the All-Star Game. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is a key table-setter for the Cubs and had gotten off to a great start. When he is healthy, he has a great situation batting on top of the Cubs lineup. He will sprinkle in a few HR and stolen bases to go with his runs scored and RBI production.

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Dexter Fowler could begin his rehab assignment any day now. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: While this is good news, it would still probably make sense for the Cubs to give him the All-Star break to more fully recover. Given the time frame, that would likely have him back after the break. Considering the Cubs' first half, they have no reason to rush their lead-off hitter back to action.

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Dexter Fowler goes to the DL

Mon, Jun 20th 7:32pm EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Dexter Fowler is headed to the DL with his hamstring injury. The Cubs do not seem worried about any long term damage but they will try to avoid rushing him back. (Source: Patrick Mooney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a blow to the Cubs and his fantasy owners but neither has to worry yet about long-term. He is still a valuable asset once he comes back.

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The Cubs are still waiting for the results of the MRI but the possibility of a DL-stint started popping up during the day in the reports. One of the most consistent points of view to be expressed is that the Cubs do not plan to rush him back until they are satisfied that he has recovered fully. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs are in a great position in the standings and have the talent to survive a few weeks. The larger picture is to get Fowler back at 100% for what many people expect and even more hope will be a busy October.

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Sources are saying the injury does not seem serious. However, the Cubs are likely to take a cautious approach to giving him time and when he returns. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is encouraging news for Cubs fans, especially with the increased hopes and excitement about a postseason run. Fantasy owners will need to be patient but it sounds like you do not need to seek a long-term replacement.

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Fowler attempted to run out a ground-ball in the bottom of the first inning and pulled up short. He would not come out for the top of the second inning to play the outfield as Almora took over. The last report I saw said that it was "right hamstring discomfort". According to CBS Sports, Fowler will undergo a MRI Sunday which will give more information. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This obviously would be a setback for his owners and for the Cubs who have already lost Schwarber for the season and Soler for the near-future. Until the results of the MRI come back, we are unlikely to know how long they think he will be out.

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Fowler went 1-for-3 with two walks during the 6-0 victory Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has slowed down from his amazing pace earlier this season, but he is still the lead-off hitter on one of the best offenses in the MLB. He still has a OBP of .399 and has scored 41 runs as a couple of points in favor of him being a starter-level fantasy option

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Fowler went 2-for-5 and came around to score on Jason Heyward's hit that made it 2-0.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has slowed down from his amazing pace earlier this season, but he is still the lead-off hitter on one of the best offenses in the MLB. He still has a OBP of .397 and has scored 39 runs as a couple of points in favor of him being a starter-level fantasy option

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Fowler went 1-for-5, but his one hit drove in the final run of the game in the 8-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has slowed down from his amazing pace earlier this season, but he is still the lead-off hitter on one of the best offenses in the MLB. He still has a OBP of .407 and has scored 38 runs as a couple of points in favor of him being a starter-level fantasy option.

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Dexter Fowler was out of the Cubs' lineup on Monday with a heel injury. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team has said the injury is minor, and Fowler could return in the club's next game. Owners will want to monitor lineups to make sure he is in fact starting, but it doesn't appear the heel issue will keep him out long-term. He continues to be one of the most productive players in fantasy baseball; a true five-category producer.

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Dexter Fowler has gotten on base in two of his three plate appearances against Jerad Eickhoff, both walks, and has hits in eight of his last 10 games. He had a triple against the Phillies yesterday and has a .333 batting average with three extra-base hits over the last week. He is sixth in the National League with a .961 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is top-10 in the National League in OPS, stolen bases, walks, and runs, making him a good pick at the top of the Cubs' lineup on a daily basis. When against a right-hander, against whom he has a 1.023 OPS, Fowler becomes a very good pick. He only has a .780 OPS at home, but does have a triple and double against the Phillies this season.


Dexter Fowler went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored the only Cubs' run in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler continues to consistently get on base an set up the Cubs' powerful lineup throughout most games. While he has came a bit down to earth over the past week, fantasy owners should feel confident in his stat production potential over the next series as the Cubs take on the struggling Milwaukee Brewers.

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Fowler is getting a rest for the Cubs day game against the Padres. Fully expect Fowler to be starting in center field for the second game of the day. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler will be starting the second game for the Cubs. Keep him in all lineups as he gives you a little bit of everything.


Dexter Fowler helped contribute to the Cubs' victory over the Nationals on Sunday going 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be productive at the top of the Cubs' potent lineup, and fantasy owners keep cashing in on his contribution to numerous point categories. He has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last ten games and scored a run in seven of those as well.

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with three runs, an RBI and a walk as part of the Cubs routing of Cincinnati on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler's all around performance thus far has been incredible, and he is a top MLB performer on both offense and defense to start the year. While he will come back down to earth at some point, fantasy owners have to love the fact that he will be facing the Reds, Brewers and Braves over the next eight games.

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is now tied for second in the MLB in batting average with Manny Machado at .392 and continues to gain fantasy points in multiple categories on a regular basis. Owners should be starting him every game and taking full advantage of his outstanding start this season.

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Dexter Fowler Leads all of MLB in WAR through 13 games this season. Fowler holds an impressive 1.5 wins above replacement, followed by six other major leaguers with 1.1 WAR. (Source: Fangraphs)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was the first player in the MLB to reach a 1.0 WAR and he continues to stay hot. He is a must-start in all fantasy leagues no matter the stat categories at this point. While he can't keep up this torrid pace, fantasy owners should consider the likelihood that his stat line will be better than last year with the robust Cubs lineup behind him and his excitement to continue playing in Chicago this season.

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Fowler went 2-for-5 with a solo HR. The HR is his third of the season and brings his RBI total this season to 10.

Fantasy Impact: He has started the season on fire and has the most home runs and is second in RBI for the Cubs. He also has a batting average of .378 with an on base percentage of .500

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in the Cubs' loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Fowler's fourth straight multi-hit game of the season. With Fowler consistently reaching base, and one of baseball's most powerful lineups behind him, fantasy owners should expect to pick up points in multiple offensive categories on a consistent basis this season.

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has put together two excellent examples of a prime leadoff hitter to start the season. If he can stay healthy, fantasy owners could be in for quite a productive ride with such a powerful lineup behind Fowler this season.

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Dexter Fowler scored the first run in Monday night's season opener against the Angels, a lead the Cubs added to frequently throughout the game. He went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a walk in the Cubs' 9-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler performed as well as Cubs fans could have hoped to get from their leadoff hitter on Opening Day. If Dexter can stay healthy, expect him to be rounding the bases quite often this season with a powerful and talented Cubs lineup behind him.

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Dexter Fowler expects to get 2-3 at bats today vs the Anaheim Angels. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler has been dealing with discomfort in his side for the past week but his expected workload today indicates a final preparation for full performance for the Cubs' opening day tomorrow.

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Dexter Fowler was taken out of the Cubs' spring training game on Sunday after one inning. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In Fowler's first at-bat, he hit a home run to the opposite field, after which he was taken out of the ball game. We do not know the extent of the injury or if it was even an injury at all. When we know more we will update you as soon as we can.

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Dexter Fowler back with the Cubs

Fri, Mar 11th 12:39am EST
By Jamie Mellor

Fowler surprised many people by returning to the Cubs out of free agency. He scored 102 runs with 17 HR and 20 SBs to go with a .250 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: One of the reasons people were surprised he returned is that he will now be part of an outfield rotation under a manager that rotates players more than most. He is projected to get about 100 fewer at-bats with his numbers reduced accordingly.

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Dexter Fowler and the Cubs agreed on a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2017. This comes after Fowler reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Orioles just days before. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is certainly interesting, considering Fowler took a lesser deal to fill a lesser role with the Cubs. While he would have started in Baltimore, he will be splitting playing time with three other capable OFs in Chicago. This move would hurt his fantasy outlook compared to what it would have been with the O's.

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Dexter Fowler signs for three years with the Baltimore Orioles. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great for both Fowler and the Baltimore Orioles as both of them should benefit tremendously from each other. Fowler is projected to bat one or two in the Orioles lineup and should be able to record more runs, stolen bases and RBIs.

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The Orioles are discussing a contract of two or three years with an average annual value in the range of $12 or $13 million with free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler. The O's believe they will be able to sign Fowler as well as free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler would slot into right field for the O's after spending much of his career in center. This would further boost Baltimore's defense, which would be improved over the offseason with the additions of Fowler and Hyun-soo Kim, who is expected to start the season in left field. Fowler would also likely fill the leadoff role for Baltimore, moving from atop one high-powered lineup to another.

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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.