It was another modest stat line for Funchess, one that his fantasy owners are all too acquainted with. The fourth-year wideout hasn't topped 100 yards all season and has no more than four receptions in six of his nine games this season. What's more, he hasn't found the end zone in three consecutive games, as the Panthers passing game continues to primarily run through Christian McCaffrey and, to a lesser extent, Greg Olsen on most weeks. Funchess will look to boost his numbers back up when he faces the Lions in a Week 11 tilt on Nov. 18.
Funchess caught four of five targets for 44 yards in Week 9's win over the Buccaneers.
Funchess trailed teammates Christian McCaffrey and Greg Olsen in all major receiving categories, rounding out Carolina's top three threats through the air. While this season has seen Cam Newton become a much more efficient passer, Funchess is averaging just over 55 yards per game to go with three touchdowns, making him a decent fantasy commodity relative to his status as the Panthers' No. 1 wideout.
Funchess caught all three of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 36-21 defeat of the Ravens.
Funchess saw his fewest targets of the season, leading to a season-low yardage output while rookie D.J. Moore stole the show. Nevertheless, the 24-year-old had been a consistent contributor entering the game with at least four grabs and 53 yards in each of his last five contests. He'll look to rebound in an enticing Week 9 matchup against Tampa Bay.
Funchess caught six of 11 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 21-17 win over the Eagles.
Funchess led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, finding the end zone from 18 yards out to aid his team's comeback in the fourth quarter. He nearly had another touchdown reception but the end zone target was knocked away on what was an excellent play from the defensive back. Funchess now has touchdown grabs in three of his last four games and has surpassed 60 receiving yards in four of his last five. He's a steady fantasy contributor as Cam Newton's top target and will need to be at his best in a tough matchup next Sunday against the Ravens.
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.
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