Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
5 days ago1 Comment

Funchess caught five of eight targets, racking up 74 yards and a touchdown as Carolina lost 23-17 to Washington on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess is the prototypical high-floor WR2 -- Averaging 4.6 receptions per game with no fewer than three catches in any outing this season, while failing to exceed 50 receiving yards on just one occasion in 2018. Week 7 brings a matchup with a generous Philadelphia secondary, that ranks bottom-13 in pass defense after finishing 17th last year.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 weeks ago

Funchess caught four of seven targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 33-31 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess led the team in targets, catches and receiving yardage, but he failed to make a large impact outside of a 21-yard gain in the third quarter. He'd reached or exceeded 67 receiving yards in each of his previous two games, so this effort will come as a bit of a disappointment for fantasy owners who foresaw a breakout effort coming. Funchess continues to serve as the team's top target on the outside and will look to do more with his usage next Sunday against the Redskins.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
4 weeks ago

Funchess caught four of seven targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess came alive on Carolina's third drive, pulling in catches of 16 and 27 yards before finishing it off with a four-yard touchdown reception. He added a 20-yard grab in the fourth quarter. No other Panther had more than 24 receiving yards in this one, so Funchess was easily quarterback Cam Newton's favorite target. The 24-year-old receiver heads into the Week 4 bye with 185 yards and a touchdown on the season.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
1 month ago

Funchess brought in seven of nine targets for 77 yards in the Panthers' 31-24 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

In the absence of Greg Olsen (foot), Funchess was the second-most targeted pass catcher behind Christian McCaffrey. The 24-year-old saw a considerable boost in workload over that of Week 1, as he'd only logged five looks in the win over the Cowboys. With Olsen projected for a multi-week absence, Funchess should continue to be one of the linchpins of the Carolina passing attack. He'll look to build on Sunday's performance in a Week 3 battle against the Bengals.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
1 month ago

Funchess caught three of five targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 16-8 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess ranked first among Panthers wideouts in targets, catches and yards, but his production didn't amount to much on a day when Cam Newton struggled to generate plays downfield. A somewhat inviting matchup and his role as a main contributor in the passing attack had him primed for a solid start to the season, making this underwhelming performance a frustrating one for his fantasy owners. Funchess should be leaned upon even more heavily if Greg Olsen (foot) misses a significant amount of time through injury, but he's a bounce-back candidate next week against the Falcons regardless of his teammate's injury status.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess caught both of his targets for 35 receiving yards in Friday's 25-14 win over the Patriots in the third preseason game.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess showed a good understanding with quarterback Cam Newton, catching a 28-yard pass from the signal-caller and having another 22-yard reception negated by a penalty up front. Heading into Week 1 as Carolina's top wideout, Funchess showed exactly why in his abbreviated stint Friday.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess caught his only target for 13 yards in Friday's 27-20 win over the Dolphins in the second preseason game.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess' workload has understandably been limited through Carolina's first couple exhibition outings. Entering this season as the team's top wideout, however, it wouldn't be surprising if he's more involved in this Friday's dress rehearsal against the Patriots. As a beneficiary of Kelvin Benjamin's departure last year, Funchess finished with a career-best 63 receptions on 113 targets for 840 yards and eight touchdowns.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
3 months ago

Funchess (cramps) returned to practice Friday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess exited Thursday's session with cramps, which isn't new for the receiver who's experienced them several throughout his career. Upon his return to the field, Funchess will presumably slot right back in with the first-team offense alongside Torrey Smith and rookie D.J. Moore.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
3 months ago

Funchess exited Thursday's practice early due to cramps, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess isn't new to cramps, he's dealt with them several times throughout his career. The issue isn't thought to be serious and he should be back on the field in the coming days. Jarius Wright will figure to get a few extra reps with the first-team while Funchess is held out.

Devin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
6 months ago

Funchess is anticipated to maintain his No. 1, or 'X', receiver role in the Panthers offense despite last week's first-round selection of D.J. Moore, Joseph Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess overcame injury and benefitted from the trade departure of Kelvin Benjamin to turn in a career-best campaign in 2017, finishing with 63 catches for 840 yards and eight touchdowns. On the back of that production, the 23-year-old is expected to remain in the highly valued 'X' role going forward, likely leaving Moore to operate opposite him or in the slot. While Moore's presence figures to give quarterback Cam Newton a shiny new toy, Funchess' stock still seems to be on the rise from last season's success in an expanded role, and the fact he's currently entering a contract year only figures to motivate him more.