Panthers Beat: WR Devin Funchess had 'several slick catches' on Wednesday - [Full Article]

Rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess eventually broke through for the offense during the red zone period, hauling in a short touchdown pass from Newton on a quick out. It was one of several slick catches by the second-round pick.

"Funch, we keep seeing him improve every day," head coach Ron Rivera said. "He made a couple nice grabs. He’s got a long ways to go, but we were saying that last year about Kelvin (Benjamin)."

Fantasy Impact: 

Funchess will be at best the third option in the passing game after Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Olsen. The Panthers are run-oriented, so their WR2 isn’t typically much of a fantasy factor. If he plays starter’s snaps, he should be fantasy relevant, but we’re not expecting fantasy-starter numbers from the rookie.

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