WR Devin Funchess - Indianapolis Colts

6-4, 232Born: 5-21-1994College: MichiganDrafted: Round 2, pick 41 (2015)

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The Colts signed Devin Funchess early in the free agency process. Funchess found success with Carolina as one of Cam Newton's favorite red zone targets. He totaled 21 touchdowns in four seasons with the Panthers and many believe he'll see similar, if not better results with Andrew Luck in Indianapolis. He'll be 25 at the beginning of the season and could surpass his production in a much more pass-friendly offense than what he experienced in Carolina. Head Coach Frank Reich was thrilled to land Funchess in the offseason saying "I'm so excited about Devin, I mean, when I watch his tape, what I see is a big man who is really athletic." Funchess has never had less than 4 touchdowns in a season and he averages nearly 14 yards per catch in his four-year career. In that time he has missed only three games and has played through a shoulder injury. At 6'4, 232 pounds, Funchess brings an element of size and power to the Colts receiving corps. He'll be a complement to T.Y. Hilton, but he has the ability to be an every week fantasy starter if he can consistently reach the end zone, which he has done every season he's been in the league. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 49, 38, 42, 45, 47, 49, 50, 52, 58, 59, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 47, 41, 43, 45, 47, 47, 49, 50, 50, 56, 57, 61, 62
WR Dynasty - 49, 38, 41, 50, 56, 58

Stats and Projections

2016 CAR 15 0 0 0 58 23 371 4
2017 CAR 16 0 0 0 112 63 840 8
2018 CAR 14 0 0 0 79 44 549 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.8 0.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 0.0 * * 44.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 52.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 44.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Devin Funchess's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 143
WR: 52
Overall-PPR: 135
WR-PPR: 51

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Latest News

Colts | HC encouraged by play of Devin Funchess (Mon Jun 24, 02:03 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess produced mixed results during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, according to beat writer Kevin Bowen, although head coach Frank Reich said he was 'very encouraged' by what he saw during spring practices. 'We knew right away, you could tell day one that he was smart. (He was) not going to have a problem grasping the system,' Reich said. 'Then it's just a question of getting used to the way we do things, the way we teach things and then our schemes. I just thought he showed a very high aptitude for that.'

Our View: We need to see Funchess' chemistry with Andrew Luck before getting a real grasp on his fantasy value this year. He's got a chance to be as high as the #2 target in the passing game or as long as #5 or #6. Funchess is worth a speculative second half of your draft pick in the meantime.
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Colts | Devin Funchess struggled in OTAs (Mon Jun 17, 01:48 AM) - Indianapolis Colts WR Devin Funchess struggled to establish a consistent rapport with QB Jacoby Brissett during organized team activities (OTAs), as starting QB Andrew Luck was held out. Head coach Frank Reich still praised the aptitude and route running of Funchess.

Our View: Keep an eye on this situation as training camp and preseason roll on later this summer. It's not a good sign that Funchess was struggling in OTAs. The Colts took a flier on Funchess after he had a down season in Carolina. They signed him to a one-year deal earlier this offseason. He gives the Colts much-needed size at the wide receiver position, and Funchess gets an upgrade at quarterback with Andrew Luck. We'll see if he can clean things up in training camp.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Los Angeles Chargers
2@ Tennessee Titans
3vs Atlanta Falcons
4vs Oakland Raiders
5@ Kansas City Chiefs
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Houston Texans
8vs Denver Broncos
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Miami Dolphins
11vs Jacksonville Jaguars
12@ Houston Texans
13vs Tennessee Titans
14@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15@ New Orleans Saints
16vs Carolina Panthers
17@ Jacksonville Jaguars