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  Colts | Coach wanted Devin Funchess     Thu Mar 28, 09:25 PM

Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess was a player that head coach Frank Reich pushed the front office to pursue in free agency. 'I'm so excited about Devin,' Reich said. 'I mean, when I watch his tape, what I see is a big man who is really athletic.'

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  Colts | Indy officially signs Devin Funchess    Thu Mar 14, 07:14 PM

Free-agent WR Devin Funchess (Panthers) officially signed with the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, March 14.

Footballguys view: Funchess is a big-bodied receiver who has yet to really play up to his potential. The Colts could use a big target like him opposite of T.Y. Hilton. We'll see if Funchess can stay healthy and be an effective weapon for the Colts. He's on a one-year deal, so if he doesn't work out the Colts can easily move on.

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  Colts | Indy to add Devin Funchess    Mon Mar 11, 07:37 PM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess plans to sign a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts worth as much as $13 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Funchess is not a top-tier free agent, but he could contribute with an upgrade at the quarterback position with Andrew Luck. The big-bodied veteran had a down year with the Panthers in 2018 and should benefit from a change of scenery. Funchess has the size to be a threat in the red zone, and the Colts should have a high-powered offense. He's got WR2 upside for Fantasy GMs if he hits the numbers he had in 2017.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess looking for new team    Sat Mar 2, 01:03 AM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess is referring to himself as a 'former Carolina Panther' and 'now looking for a new team.' After an unproductive season the team is not expected to re-sign him.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, Funchess had a down season in 2018. In 14 games he caught 44 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns. The Panthers are looking for an upgrade at the position and Funchess is clearly looking for a new start.

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  Ravens | Devin Funchess an option for Baltimore?    Thu Feb 7, 10:24 PM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess could be an option for the Baltimore Ravens because his size would allow him to be an effective blocker when QB Lamar Jackson scrambles, according to Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com.

Footballguys view: With the Super Bowl over, let the free agency speculation begin! Funchess had a disappointing year with the Panthers in 2018. He only caught 44 passes in 14 games, scored only one touchdown and failed to go over 100 yards receiving in any contest. We'll see if a fresh start helps him play better. If that fresh start is in Baltimore it might mean a lot of blocking and not crushing numbers as a receiver.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess not expected back    Sat Jan 19, 03:24 PM

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent WR Devin Funchess likely will not re-sign with the Panthers this offseason because of WR D.J. Moore's performance during the second half of the season.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick of the Panthers in 2015, Funchess has been overshadowed by younger and more explosive talent at the position like Moore. In 2018, Funchess played in 14 games nabbed 44 passes for 549 yards and four receiving touchdowns. There should be a market for his services, just not a white-hot market in our opinion.

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  Panthers | Week 17 Carolina Panthers inactives    Sun Dec 30, 11:39 AM

The Carolina Panthers have declared DL Kawann Short, QB Cam Newton, CB Lorenzo Doss, WR Devin Funchess, OG Trai Turner, LB Efe Obada and TE Jason Vander Laan inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Funchess will be inactive for what is likely his last game as a Panther. He should still get a solid payday in a thin free agent wide receiver market.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess certain to move on    Thu Dec 27, 01:05 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess, a pending free agent, won't be back with the team in 2019.

Footballguys view: Funchess had some moments in 2017 and earlier this year, but he faded as the young speedy receivers came on for the Panthers. Funchess should still get a good paycheck in a thin free agent wide receiver market.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess blanked again    Mon Dec 17, 11:57 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess went without a reception and he was targeted just once in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Dec. 17.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess blanked in loss    Sun Dec 9, 04:52 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess went without a catch on three targets in Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: Funchess had a target that could have been a score, but he wasn't aware the ball was thrown to him. He has slid from #1 to #3 receiver for the Panthers, and can be dropped heading into a matchup against New Orleans.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess makes most of catch    Sun Dec 2, 04:34 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess had just one grab for 10 yards in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he made it count for a touchdown on three targets.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess active for Week 13    Sun Dec 2, 11:51 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is active for Week 13's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess to see limited snaps    Sun Dec 2, 09:29 AM

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is expected to play in Week 13's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a limited basis.

Footballguys view: Funchess could be limited in snaps, and there are some concerns about the wind in Tampa affecting the downfield passing game, so Funchess should be on your bench.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess has chance to play    Sat Dec 1, 02:06 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is listed as questionable for the Week 13 game, but head coach Ron Rivera said Funchess probably would have been listed as probable if that was still an option.

Footballguys view: Funchess should be out there for the Panthers this week. With the emergence of D.J. Moore, Funchess should only be considered a WR5/deep flex play in Week 13.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess listed as questionable    Fri Nov 30, 05:36 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back, not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 30, but he is still listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Funchess is probably #3 on the fantasy depth chart now behind DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, but he's worth a desperation play if active because of the poor state of the Bucs secondary.

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  Panthers | Carolina's injury report for Week 13    Fri Nov 30, 12:58 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 30, but is listed as questionable for Week 13 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. DE Julius Peppers (rest) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, but does not appear on the injury report. S Colin Jones (non-injury), TE Chris Manhertz (ankle), QB Cam Newton (shoulder), S Mike Adams (rest, wrist), CB Donte Jackson (quad), C Ryan Kalil (rest), TE Greg Olsen (foot), S Eric Reid (shoulder), WR Curtis Samuel (hamstring), DT Kawann Short (calf), WR Torrey Smith (knee) and PK Graham Gano (knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess listed as limited    Thu Nov 29, 02:52 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back, non-injury) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess back on field    Thu Nov 29, 12:24 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 29, after sitting out the previous day with a back injury.

Footballguys view: Funchess should play this week, but he has been passed by DJ Moore and should only be considered a desperation play despite the matchup, although he's one that could work out because of the matchup.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess still not practicing    Wed Nov 28, 03:00 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) remained out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: Back injuries are always tricky to deal with. Funchess missed last week's game and we'll have to see if he can practice later in the week in order to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess not active for Week 12    Sun Nov 25, 11:54 AM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is not active for Week 12's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Panthers | Week 12 Carolina Panthers inactives    Sun Nov 25, 11:47 AM

The Carolina Panthers have declared OG Amini Silatolu, RB Kenjon Barner, LB Andre X. Smith, OL Brendan Mahon, WR Devin Funchess, RB Travaris Cadet and LB Efe Obada inactive for Week 12.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess not expected to play    Sat Nov 24, 11:47 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) is not expected to play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, according to a source.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess doubtful for Week 12    Fri Nov 23, 01:22 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) missed practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12 with a back injury.

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  Panthers | Carolina's injury report for Week 12    Fri Nov 23, 01:16 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) has not practiced all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 12 versus the Seattle Seahawks. WR Torrey Smith (knee) was limited again in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable. DE Julius Peppers (rest) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday but was removed from the injury report. S Mike Adams (rest), DE Mario Addison (shoulder), CB James Bradberry (shoulder), LB Shaq Thompson (shoulder), C Ryan Kalil (rest), OT Marshall Newhouse (illness), QB Cam Newton (shoulder) and TE Greg Olsen (rest, foot) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on injury report.

Footballguys view: Smith could play, but Funchess being out makes it easier to trust DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel in your lineup on Sunday.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess sidelined again    Thu Nov 22, 07:38 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess does not practice    Wed Nov 21, 06:42 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess targeted eight times    Sun Nov 18, 05:06 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess had just two grabs for 39 yards in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions despite tying for the team high with eight targets.

Footballguys view: Funchess saw Darius Slay a lot of the time, but Cam Newton still forced the ball to him at times, and Funchess dropped an easy score early in the game. He's probably best suited as desperation depth against Seattle, but his value could go up with better matchups to come.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess losing targets    Fri Nov 16, 11:54 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has seen five targets or less in three straight games heading into Week 11 after seeing at least seven targets in each of the previous six games.

Footballguys view: The Panthers have other options in the passing game that are getting some more looks. Guys like D.J. Moore and Curtis Sameul are getting involved in the offense. Stars like Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen get their fair share of the target load as well. Funchess is a WR3 or flex option in Week 11 against the Lions.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess held in check    Thu Nov 8, 11:31 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught three of his five targets for 32 yards in a 52-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess so-so in victory    Sun Nov 4, 05:49 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted four receptions for 44 yards on five targets in the Week 9 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Funchess is becoming the victim of a deep group of weapons in the Panthers passing game. He is still playing well, but his target share isn't high enough to make him a dependable every week start right now.

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  Panthers | Not much for Devin Funchess    Sun Oct 28, 05:12 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted three grabs for 27 yards on his three targets in the Week 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Footballguys view: Funchess was a steady reliable fantasy going into this one, but DJ Moore had a strong game and Funchess's role in the pecking order for targets in Carolina might be in danger. We'll err on the side of playing him against Tampa next week, but be on watch for moving him out of the circle of trust.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess posts 62 yards, TD    Sun Oct 21, 04:36 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess finished with six receptions for a team-best 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess posts 74 yards, TD    Sun Oct 14, 04:19 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess racked up five receptions for a game-high 74 yards on eight targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.

Footballguys view: Funchess had one of the strongest plays on the ball in flight on his career and still looked like a #1 in a suddenly crowded passing game. He'll be worth a WR3/Flex start against the Eagles next week.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess racks up four catches    Sun Oct 7, 09:07 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted four catches for a team-best 53 yards on seven targets in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess leads way in win    Sun Sep 23, 05:49 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Funchess had a nice game even though Cam Newton only threw 24 times. He is the #1 and most trusted on third downs and in the red zone with Greg Olsen out. Funchess is definitely worth holding through his Week 4 bye.

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  Panthers | Seven grabs for Devin Funchess    Sun Sep 16, 05:30 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess posted seven receptions for 77 yards on nine targets in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Funchess was a solid play as Cam Newton filled the air with footballs in the comeback attempt against Atlanta. He'll be a mid-level WR3/Flex option against the Bengals next week.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess doesn't do much    Sun Sep 9, 11:48 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess finished with three receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess cramps up    Thu Jul 26, 11:28 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (cramps) exited practice with cramps Thursday, July 26.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess deals with cramps    Wed Jun 13, 09:36 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (cramps) left practice early Wednesday, June 13, and was treated for leg cramps.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess not a No. 1 WR?    Sun May 27, 11:06 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has the talent to reach 1,000 yards, according to Bill Voth of Panthers.com, but Voth doesn't believe offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants a 'true No. 1 wideout' for his offense.

Footballguys view: Funchess reached career highs in catches (63), receiving yards (840) and receiving touchdowns (8) last year. He took advantage of the opportunity presented when Kelvin Benjamin was traded away and Greg Olsen went down with a foot injury. We'll see what Funchess does this year with a healthy Olsen and exciting rookie WR D.J. Moore added to the mix. His current ADP is WR28 (6.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess has high ceiling    Tue Feb 27, 01:06 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess has 'just scratched the surface (of how good he can be),' according to general manager Marty Hurney, who believes the midseason move of Funchess to the 'X' receiver 'really fits his skill set the best.'

Footballguys view: Funchess isn't even 24 yet, and he emerged as a #1 option for Cam Newton after the team traded Kelvin Benjamin. He wasn't healthy late in the season and could be a value pick if fantasy drafters are focused on last year's numbers instead of this year's potential.

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  Panthers | New targets for Cam Newton?    Fri Feb 23, 09:14 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess, WR Curtis Samuel and WR Damiere Byrd are the only receivers who should feel safe entering the 2018 season, according to David Newton of ESPN.com, and Newton believes the receiving corps could undergo a complete overhaul.

Footballguys view: The Panthers need to find better pass-catchers to put around Newton. Funchess is his main guy, and it would greatly help if Samuel stayed healthy in 2018 and started to show off the playmaking skills that got him drafted in the second round last year. Expect the Panthers to be looking for more skill position players in the 2018 NFL draft.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess fights through injury    Sun Jan 7, 08:16 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (ankle, shoulder) fought through multiple injuries in the NFC Wild Card Game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7, finishing with four receptions for 79 yards. He rolled his ankle early in the game, and his pre-existing left shoulder injury caused him to play with his arm hanging limp at times during the game.

Footballguys view: The ankle injury looked gruesome, but Funchess was able to get back into the game and make big plays. The Panthers put up a fight but fell short to the Saints. Funchess will continue as the primary WR for the Panthers in 2018.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess will play     Sun Jan 7, 03:29 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Panthers | Week 18 injury report for Carolina    Fri Jan 5, 02:36 PM

Carolina Panthers OG Trai Turner (concussion) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Jan. 5, and has been listed as questionable for the Wild-Card Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jan. 7. WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) and OT Matt Kalil (illness) each returned to a limited practice Friday and have also been listed as questionable. S Mike Adams (rest), DE Mario Addison (hip), DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), S Kurt Coleman (ankle), DE Wes Horton (rib), C Ryan Kalil (shoulder), QB Cam Newton (shoulder), TE Greg Olsen (foot), DE Julius Peppers (rest), RB Jonathan Stewart (back) and LB Shaq Thompson (foot) all participated fully in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess questionable for WC round    Fri Jan 5, 01:20 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the team's Wild-Card Game versus the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 7.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess' absences precautionary    Thu Jan 4, 02:04 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) admitted his practice absences of late have been precautionary.

Footballguys view: So it sounds like he could play, but will be a game time decision. That's better for Carolina, and possibly Cam Newton's production, as well as give Fantasy GMs a top WR1 option this week. Keep an eye on him and alternatives as a game time decision for the last game of the weekend is dicey.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess sidelined again    Thu Jan 4, 12:49 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) was not able to practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

Footballguys view: Run, Cam Newton, run! without Funchess, Newton is down to Greg Olsen to throw to and nobody else. The Saints' defense is improved this season, so having a largely one-dimensional offense is going to make it tough for the Panthers to win this one. Newton is still one of the better plays this weekend due to how much running he will do, but his passing numbers are unlikely to impress.

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  Panthers | Devin Funchess misses practice    Wed Jan 3, 01:39 PM

Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Footballguys view: Funchess and the Panthers are traveling to take on the Saints for Wild Card Weekend. We should see star rookie CB Marshon Lattimore draw Funchess in coverage...if Funchess is able to play. It's only Wednesday, so check back later in the week to see if Funchess can practice.

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  Panthers | Week 17 game recap for Panthers    Sun Dec 31, 08:06 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 14-of-34 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed 11 times for a game-high 59 yards. RB Cameron Artis-Payne ran five times for 16 yards, while RB Christian McCaffrey chipped in with six runs, 14 yards and five catches for 40 yards. WR Devin Funchess ended up with two receptions, 48 yards and a score, while TE Greg Olsen was limited to one catch and 10 yards.

Footballguys view: Newton had one excellent week against the Packers defense in Week 15, but otherwise hasn't instilled confidence as a passer in December. The Panthers will go to the Superdome next week to face the Saints team that swept them this year.

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