Week 1 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Dexter Fowler
It’s April, so that can only mean one possible thing.
Dexter Fowler is murdering baseballs.
In 2013, Fowler was one of the best outfielders in fantasy during the first two months of the season. In fact, he belted a whopping eight home runs during the first month last year, while finishing with just 12 dingers all season long. He also batted .305 with 15 RBI and four steals. Fowler was a joy to watch, but he obviously regressed back to the mean in a big way.
While it’s still very early, Fowler is looking like that same old guy.
Through three games this year, Fowler is batting .500 with a home run and two RBI. Four of his six hits this year have been extra base knocks. Of course, he isn’t playing in the comfy confines of Coors Field anymore, so I’d be surprised if he finished the year with much more than 10 home runs. And while everyone and their mother is fully aware that his numbers from the first two months of the season will hardly be sustainable, if you are in need of some help in your outfield, it’s hard to ignore Fowler, at least for now. You know he is going to continue produce for the time being, and it could be a nice boost to your team to get off to a good start. And don’t get me wrong. Despite being strictly a first half guy, Fowler is still a very good baseball player, and one of my favorites in the game. He can provide multi-category statistics and if the Astros continue to play better, he’ll get some much needed help from his supporting cast. Batting leadoff, Fowler should see solid run numbers, too.
He is currently owned in 59 percent of Yahoo! leagues, so if you are already in need of some outfield depth, grab Fowler and get your fantasy season started with a bang.
Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy sports columnist for Rant Sports.
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