2019 Fantasy Football Devin Funchess Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.  If you only want the best wide receivers on your team, then this fantasy football player profile is for you.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions, I think three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Devin Funchess ADP and AAV

Standard: 49th among WRs, 124th overall

PPR: 53rd among WRs, 147th overall

Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $8

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 59th 78.9 65th 5.6
2017 20th 121.2 27th 8.1
2016 76th 63.1 89th 4.5

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 59th 122.9 62nd 8.8
2017 21st 182.2 29th 12.1
2016 86th 86.1 97th 6.2

FANTASY USAGE

Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2018 79 5.6 44 3.1 55.7%
2017 111 6.9 63 3.9 56.8%
2016 58 3.9 23 1.5 39.7%

Overview: There seems to be this idea that with Andrew Luck, Devin Funchess will finally have a chance to shine. This seems to overlook the fact that he had former NFL MVP Cam Newton throwing him the ball. Devin Funchess is big, slow and not particularly good at catching footballs. There are so many other weapons on Indianapolis with upside that I have a hard time finding value in drafting him.

Strategy: Our Devin Funchess Auction Value ($200 Budget): $1

His current AAV is $8, but we have him at $1. And to be clear, he is only at a $1 because we have to set a minimum for him. Personally, I would rather light a dollar on fire than use it to auction him. At least a burning dollar would provide some warmth, which is more of a return on my investment I would expect than actually using that dollar to put him on my fantasy roster.

Best case scenario:  Maybe he ends up flex-worthy for a few weeks.

Worst case scenario:  You draft him.