Devin Funchess Could Be Fantasy Football Breakout With Andrew Luck and the Colts

Max Staley
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With his 6-foot-4 frame, Devin Funchess has been one of the most tantalizing wide receiver talents in football since entering the league in 2015. ow But that didn't always translate into production during the wideout's time with the Carolina Panthers.

Now, with the Indianapolis Colts, Funchess could be in for a breakout season – fantasy and otherwise – catching passes from QB Andrew Luck.

Colts' head coach Frank Reich spoke very highly of Funchess during a recent interview, and while many fans might be quick to disregard this news, it's worth noting that Reich made similar comments about Eric Ebron last offseason. Ebron went on to have a career year with the Colts, and the same could happen with Funchess this season.

If Reich and Luck can work their magic once again, Funchess could be in for a breakout season with Indianapolis. The Michigan product's average draft position (ADP) is currently WR48 in standard leagues and WR54 in PPR leagues, and he's well worth a flier at that range. Going after pick 110, according to his ADP, Funchess could return a top-36 WR output.

Funchess racked up eight TDs in the 2017 season, so he's proven he can be a reliable red-zone threat. With T.Y. Hilton set to remain the Colts' top deep threat, Funchess' ability to dominate intermediate routes and in the red zone could make him an indispensable part of the team's offense.

If Reich's comments are any indication, Funchess could be on his way to a true breakout season in 2019.

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