WR Devin Funchess - Indianapolis Colts
|6-4, 232||Born: 5-21-1994||College: Michigan||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2015|
News you need to know
General News (Tue Dec 3): will not return from the Reserve/Injured list, head coach Frank Reich confirmed. Tests revealed that the wide receiver's surgically-repaired clavicle will not be 100 percent healed by the time the team faced its Wednesday, Dec. 4 deadline to decide whether to return to him to the active roster or revert him to IR for the rest of the season.
General News (Mon Dec 2): is not expected to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list before the deadline Wednesday, Dec. 4, meaning that he will be ineligible to play again this season, according to multiple sources.
Week 14: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FBG says: Great matchup. Jacoby Brissett has had a tough time in charge of an injury-plagued Colts passing offense. While he did pass for over 300 yards last week, Brissett made some poor decisions with a couple of interceptions and has not passed for just two touchdowns in his past five games. This receiving group has been decimated from injuries, from the season-ending injuries to both Eric Ebron and Chester Rogers to the continued sidelining of T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell. Neither Hilton nor Campbell are likely to return this week, but do keep an eye on practice reports as having either back (especially Hilton) would lift the tide in this otherwise mediocre passing offense. This leaves Zach Pascal and Jack Doyle as the top targets, both of whom were quite productive last week but have proven to be highly inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. Tampa Bay has consistently struggled against the pass this season, giving up the second-most passing yards per game (281.1) and passing touchdowns (27) on the year as they have faced more passing attempts per game (41.8) than any other defense. Whether looking at the entire season or the last five games, this defense has also given up the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The past two weeks, however, have been better for the Buccaneers as this defense has forced three interceptions while allowing only one touchdown per game and even limiting the Jaguars to just 240 passing yards last week. A strong pass rush with 33 sacks has helped and will continue to benefit this defense, but not so much this week as the Colts have one of the better offensive lines in football. The cornerbacks for Tampa Bay have very little name recognition, but they have actually played up to par in direct coverage. It has been the safeties for this defense that have set them apart, especially considering they have allowed 10 passing plays of 40 or more yards. Therin lies what could be an issue for the Colts this week, as Jacoby Brissett has not been particularly adept at throwing deep this season while he may lack any viable deep threats if T.Y. Hilton is not back on the field. The Colts have the edge, but not as much as one might think against what has been an exploitable passing defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Devin Funchess's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 1 vs LAC (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Devin Funchess made an 8 yard catch running a comeback route. Funchess made a back shoulder catch along the sideline for 16 yards. Funchess made a physical play for 8 yards on 4th and 3. Funchess was targeted in the end zone on the Colts final possession and landed hard on his shoulder. Funchess left the game and reportedly suffered a broken collarbone.
Latest NewsColts | Devin Funchess won't return in 2019 (Mon Dec 2, 09:25 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess (clavicle) will not return from the Reserve/Injured list, head coach Frank Reich confirmed. Tests revealed that the wide receiver's surgically-repaired clavicle will not be 100 percent healed by the time the team faced its Wednesday, Dec. 4 deadline to decide whether to return to him to the active roster or revert him to IR for the rest of the season. link to story Colts | Devin Funchess unlikely to return from IR (Sun Dec 1, 09:55 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess (collarbone) is not expected to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list before the deadline Wednesday, Dec. 4, meaning that he will be ineligible to play again this season, according to multiple sources. Our View: Funchess represents 10 million wasted dollars in an injury sunk season. He'll get a much smaller deal next year.
link to story Colts | Devin Funchess won't return for Week 13 (Wed Nov 27, 10:47 PM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess (clavicle) won't return to the field in Week 13, according to head coach Frank Reich Wednesday, Nov. 27. The window for the Colts to add Funchess to the active roster from the Reserve/Injured list expires Wednesday, Dec. 4, at which point he'll be shut down for the season if not activated. 'He's not going to make it this week, not because of anything we've learned in the last couple of days,' Reich said. '... We've had no setbacks, there's been nothing negative, the reality is from where we've got to be and where we need to be, he won't make it there on Sunday.' Our View: Funchess has been a major bust of a one-year signing and his value will be way down in the free agent market next year. He's on the roster fringe in shallow dynasty leagues.
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