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Devin Funchess Offers Intriguing Fantasy Impact and Big Red Zone Body in Colts Attack

The Colts signing the 6-foot-4, 232 lb Devin Funchess to split across wide from T.Y. Hilton was one of the more underrated, yet fantasy-intriguing free agency signings of the offseason. The Colts have been missing someone to pair with Hilton’s speed and Funchess possesses the skill-set and potential to take advantage of the single coverage that he’ll likely see in this explosive offense. Funchess has shown dominant flashes throughout his career, but he’s never really put together a full season. On the other hand, he’s never been in a pass-first offense with a quarterback as accurate as a healthy Andrew Luck. The blend of Funchess’ skill-set, a healthy Luck and the potential of single coverage should place the big wideout firmly on your Penny Stock radar for 2019. 

This signing impacts the Colts’ fantasy offense in a few ways. First, they get a physically dominant outside receiver who can eat up smaller defense backs on jump balls and in the red zone. This is a clear win for Luck. But on the other hand, his potential red zone dominance can only lower Eric Ebron‘s red zone targets (one of just 13 players in 2018 with at least 20 targets inside the 20-yard line) and touchdowns (13). On the contrary, his presence should only take some coverage away from Hilton, who has basically thrived on his own throughout his excellent career.

The initial signing might have looked meh from the outside, but it has the potential to make a major impact on this offense. We’re higher on Funchess than just about everyone, as he is our WR50 (+13 vs ECR).

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