OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 weeks ago

The Panthers have not expressed a desire to bring Funchess back in 2019, David Newton of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Ron Rivera indicated Carolina was "moving forward" when the team decided to sit Funchess for the regular-season finale last month. Now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, Funchess appears to have played his last snaps for the Panthers. The tall-but-slow wideout (Funchess owns 4.70-second time in the 40-yard dash) wasn't the best fit in an offense that prioritizes yards after the catch anyway, so this development could be mutually beneficial.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
3 weeks ago

Funchess (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess' snap and targets counts have been trending down for the last month, but it's still somewhat surprising that he's a health scratch for the season finale. It almost certainly spells an end to his stint in Carolina, as Funchess will become a free agent in March and is unlikely to be retained after youngsters D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel passed him up on the depth chart at receiver this season.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
1 month ago

Funchess caught two of four targets for 23 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess was an afterthought in the passing game, finishing sixth on the team in targets and fifth in receiving yardage. Oddly enough this was actually a step up for Funchess, who hadn't caught a pass since Week 13 and has just one grab over his last three games. Funchess' fantasy value has clearly waned as the season has gone along and he'll hope to finish on a positive note next Sunday against the Saints.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
1 month ago

Funchess was held without a catch while being targeted once in Monday's 12-9 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess' lone look was actually intercepted, as quarterback Cam Newton unsuccessfully attempted to give him a shot on a jump ball along the sideline of the end zone in the second quarter's waning moments. Besides that, Funchess played just 11 offensive snaps, continuing his spare use in recent weeks and furthering the sentiment that he likely isn't a part of Carolina's plans beyond this season.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
1 month ago

Funchess failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess played just under 40 percent of Carolina's offensive plays in his second week since returning from a back injury. In contrast, rookie D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel both played over 90 percent of the snaps, and veteran Jarius Wright even saw more action than Funchess. To make matters worse, Funchess didn't look back for the ball on one of his few targets Sunday. Clearly out of sync while the Panthers have slid down the standings, Funchess' value sits at a season low ahead of Week 15's game versus the Saints.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess caught one of three targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess returned after missing Week 12 due to a back injury, but his snap count was limited to 32 of Carolina's 70 offensive snaps. To his credit, though, he made a big impact on his lone reception, scoring during the third quarter. With five straight outings of fewer than 50 yards, however, Funchess' upside has taken a hit over the second half of this season.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess (back) is active for Sunday's Week 13 tilt against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess was trending toward playing after wrapping up the week with a full practice, and this report officially confirms his active status. However, an earlier Sunday morning report indicated that the team plans to bring Funchess back slowly, implying that he's expected to be on some sort of snap count against the Buccaneers. Consequently, the fantasy outlook for fellow wideout D.J. Moore remains strong, as does that of explosive secondary option Curtis Samuel to an extent.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess (back), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, is expected to play but will likely only take limited snaps, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Though Funchess took the questionable tag into the weekend, it appeared he would be on track to play without any restrictions after practicing on a limited basis Thursday and at full capacity Friday. As Rapoport's report suggests, however, the Panthers are evidently inclined to take a slow approach with easing Funchess into the mix following a one-game absence. It's unclear to what extent Funchess will be limited, but his foggy playing-time outlook might only make him a viable lineup option in deeper formats this week and caps his upside in DFS formats.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site expects the 24-year-old wideout to suit up Sunday after practicing Thursday and Friday. In fact, it's seems likely Funchess would've also taken part in Wednesday's practice if not for a personal issue keeping him away from the team to start the week. He was spotted leaping for a pass during Thursday's limited session, then progressed to full participation Friday, per Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site. With Funchess, D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and Torrey Smith all on track to play in Sunday's phenomenal matchup, it will be interesting to see how the Panthers divide snaps at wide receiver. Common sense dictates Moore has surpassed Funchess as the No. 1 option after catching 15 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown the past two weeks.

OUTDevin Funchess
WR CAR (4)
2 months ago

Funchess (back) took part in Friday's practice, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Funchess did not practice Wednesday, but it appears he will get some work in Friday for a second straight day, which bodes well for his chances of returning to action this week. His official Week 13 status will be revealed after Friday's practice comes to a close.