Funchess caught five of eight targets, racking up 74 yards and a touchdown as Carolina lost 23-17 to Washington on Sunday. 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 in the league's bottom half in pass defense after finishing 17th in that category last year. Funchess's showing against the Eagles last season was forgettable: He hauled in just three of nine targets for 36 yards in a midseason loss.
Funchess caught four of seven targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 33-31 win over the Giants. 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.
Funchess caught four of seven targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Bengals. 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.
Funchess brought in seven of nine targets for 77 yards in the Panthers' 31-24 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. 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 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.
Funchess caught three of five targets for 41 yards during Sunday's 16-8 win over the Cowboys. 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.
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|9||11/04||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||32.00|
|13||12/02||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||32.00|
|15||12/18||New Orleans Saints||32||34.80|
|17||12/30||@New Orleans Saints||32||34.80|
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