Colts insider Kevin Bowen calls Devin Funchess the "heavy, heavy favorite" to be the team's #2 WR this season. That's been our belief since Funchess inked a 1-year, $10 million deal with Indy back in March. The addition of 2nd-round rookie WR Parris Campbell clouded the picture a bit, but Campbell is expected to serve in a part-time role this season. Funchess is coming off a rough 2018 campaign in Carolina. But he went for 63-840-8 the previous year, is still just 25 and has that 6'4, 225-pound frame that should make him a red-zone weapon for a Colts squad that racked up 39 passing TDs last season. Funchess is a nice value at his current WR56 ADP.
The Colts are signing WR Devin Funchess to a 1-year contract. It's a nice landing spot for a guy who might still have his best football ahead of him. Funchess broke out for a 63-840-8 line just a couple of years ago but fell out of favor in Carolina this past season. He turns just 25 in May, though -- extremely young for a guy entering his 5th NFL campaign. Funchess has a shot to finish 2nd on the 2019 Colts in targets and will be getting a QB upgrade in Andrew Luck. Funchess should also be plenty motivated on the 1-year deal.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess is inactive for today's finale against the Saints. He's been phased out down the stretch and will be a free agent this offseason. D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel will continue to operate as Carolina's top 2 WRs.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Funchess will play on a “limited basis.” So despite the plus matchup, consider him just a WR4.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess is expected to return today from the back injury that cost him Week 12, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Funchess endured sluggish production over the past 4 games he played and isn't a terrific option, but he's on the radar at least vs. a terrible Bucs defense.
Update: Rapoport adds that Funchess will play on a "limited basis" today. "The team will work him back slowly." We'd try not to use Funchess in fantasy lineups, despite the plus matchup.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bucs after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. HC Ron Rivera said Friday that he’s “optimistic” about Funchess’ status. If active, he’ll be no better than a risky WR3. But Funchess’ return would make WR Curtis Samuel impossible to trust in fantasy lineups. WR D.J. Moore remains a WR2 with upside.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That at least gives him a chance to play against the Bucs this weekend. We'll see what Funchess is able to do tomorrow.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for Sunday's game against the Bucs. Frankly, we like Carolina's offense better with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel as the top 2 WRs.
The Eagles added CB Jalen Mills to the injury report Thursday, when a hamstring issue limited his participation. HC Doug Pederson told reporters Friday morning that he expects Mills to be fine to face Carolina on Sunday, though. That should keep Mills at his usual level of IDP consideration. His hamstring could add upside to Carolina outside WRs Devin Funchess and Torrey Smith, though.
The Panthers announced that TE Greg Olsen re-broke his right foot and is considered "month-to-month," although he surprisingly isn't having surgery. Olsen missed 9 total games with the same injury last year -- 8 to start and then 1 more after aggravating the issue. Expect him to be out at least that long this time around. Olsen is droppable in redraft leagues. His absence leaves 4th-round rookie Ian Thomas as Carolina's primary pass-catching TE. The Indiana product boasts a 91st percentile SPARQ score and posted a 3-37-1 line this preseason. He's worth an add in TE-premium leagues like the FFPC. WR Devin Funchess and RB Christian McCaffrey should also see more targets with Olsen sidelined.
The Panthers made Maryland’s D.J. Moore the 1st WR off the board, selecting him with the 24th overall pick. Moore checked in as the #1 WR in our pre-draft rankings. His college numbers don’t jump off the page, but consider that Maryland never ranked better than 102nd in passing yards or 92nd in passing TDs in Moore’s 3 seasons there. He finished top 2 on the team in catches, yards and TDs all 3 years. And in 2017, he accounted for a whopping 45.7% of the team’s catches, 52.3% of the yards and 53.3% of the TDs. Moore is silky smooth on tape with solid route running and after-the-catch ability. He tested as a 97th percentile athlete at the Combine. While he doesn’t have prototypical size at 6’0 and 210 pounds, Moore checks every other box. He joins a Panthers WR corps that includes Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel, Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright. Moore should immediately challenge for a starting spot and could even challenge Funchess for the #1 WR title this year.
As expected, Panthers WR Devin Funchess is active for today's playoff game against the Saints. He missed Wednesday and Thursday practices before returning to a limited Friday workout because of a shoulder issue. Combine that with Saints CB Marshon Lattimore, and Funchess carries a rough outlook into the Wild Card round. But he's at least available for fantasy football use.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bucs. He got in just a limited practice on Friday after aggravating that shoulder injury last week. Funchess is a risk/reward WR2 vs. Tampa’s 32nd-ranked WR defense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is expected to play against the Bucs today. He's been battling this shoulder injury for a few weeks now and aggravated it in last Sunday's win over the Packers. He got in just 1 limited practice this week. It adds some risk to Funchess' Week 16 profile, but he also has plenty of upside vs. Tampa's 32nd-ranked WR defense.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bucs. He’s fully expected to play but isn’t at 100% after putting in just a limited practice on Friday. Funchess is a risk/reward WR2 vs. Tampa’s 32nd-ranked WR defense.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's been battling that shoulder injury for a while now and aggravated it last week. We haven't heard that Funchess is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Bucs, but check back tomorrow for another update.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. It doesn’t sound like the shoulder will be a major issue, but shadow coverage from CB Xavier Rhodes certainly is. Funchess is a low-end WR3 in this matchup.
Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Vikings. He put in full practices on Wednesday and Thursday but was sidelined on Friday. ESPN's David Newton reports that Funchess was "held out as a precaution" and is "likely" to play. We'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. But Funchess is a shaky Week 14 fantasy play at less than 100% in a matchup against Minnesota CB Xavier Rhodes.
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