Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers
Blind-bid recommendation: 12-15%
In consecutive weeks, Funchess has watched his team’s top 2 targets go down with injuries. With Kelvin Benjamin leaving Sunday, Funchess tallied 10 targets – 2nd on the team behind Christian McCaffrey. He continues to be inefficient – he caught only 4 of those looks against a bad Saints defense – but volume is important.
It sounds like Benjamin has a shot to be ready for Week 4, but a trip to New England looks more attractive than it did before the season started. The Patriots’ scoring could drive more pass volume for everyone.
Of course, the Carolina guys are waiting on QB Cam Newton to sharpen his accuracy.