Dynasty Buy Low: 3 Reasons You Want to Own Devin Funchess
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Did you know that Devin Funchess only played 44 percent of the Carolina Panthers offensive snaps last season? He was targeted on 12 percent of those 492 snaps and finished with 58 targets, 23 receptions, 371 yards, and four touchdowns. Funchess’ production declined across all major statistical categories from his rookie to second season. Did you know he posted the worst drop rate among wide receivers with 50 or more targets? Funchess dropped six of his 29 catchable passes from Cam Newton. On a positive note, none of his drops were on passes of 20 yards or more, and Funchess led the team with 4.7 yards after the catch, according to Pro Football Focus. The Panthers front office moves in free agency and the NFL Draft suggests that Funchess is being positioned for a larger role in 2017. They released veteran wide receivers, Ted Ginn and Corey Brown. The front office also used their first two draft picks on Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Ohio State wide receiver Curtis Samuel. These moves suggest the Panthers front office and coaching staff believe Funchess can emerge in 2017 as the number two receiving weapon for Cam Newton. This article in our Dynasty Buy Low series will share with you three reasons you should invest in shares of Funchess heading into the 2017 season.