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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
 
 
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  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC vs. DAL
Week 2 at PIT at ATL
Week 3 vs. SF vs. CIN
Week 4 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 5 vs. JAC vs. NYG
Week 6 at NE at WAS
Week 7 vs. CIN at PHI
Week 8 vs. DEN vs. BAL
Week 9 at CLE vs. TB
Week 10 vs. ARI at PIT
Week 11 at LAR at DET
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. SEA
Week 13 at OAK at TB
Week 14 vs. BAL at CLE
Week 15 vs. LAC vs. NO
Week 16 at SEA vs. ATL
Week 17 vs. OAK at NO
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
Receiving
   
Receptions56.657.5
Rec Yards790.2822.1
Rec TDs5.56.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.30.0
Rush Yards1.10.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points111.7117.6
   
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
2017 Points 
Week 15.82.0
Week 23.06.8
Week 322.65.8
Week 41.719.0
Week 50.011.3
Week 61.13.6
Week 74.24.1
Week 81.1
Week 912.78.6
Week 1010.121.2
Week 113.6
Week 1214.210.8
Week 139.812.0
Week 148.111.9
Week 151.41.9
Week 169.01.1
Week 1710.8
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
2017 Targets 
Week 152
Week 226
Week 3710
Week 429
Week 548
Week 649
Week 758
Week 86
Week 927
Week 1036
Week 114
Week 12912
Week 1347
Week 1477
Week 1554
Week 1674
Week 176
  Sammy Watkins
WR - KC
Sammy Watkins
Devin Funchess
WR - CAR
Devin Funchess
Expert 
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
How much longer will the fantasy community hold out hope on Watkins? One more year. He has caught 67 of 122 targets over the last two seasons combined and followed last year's only 100-yard showing by dispersing 28 yards through three contests. Yet six scores vaulted him to WR23 after a Week 8 bye, and Patrick Mahomes is a better partner for downfield damage than Jared Goff. He's an interesting high-upside gamble (especially in Best Ball drafts) near the seventh or eighth round.An 840-yard, eight-touchdown campaign put Funchess 0.1 point behind Mike Evans at WR21. While a smashing overall success, he was also a week-to-week headache who delivered fewer than five points six times. He transformed 111 targets into only 63 catches, and Cam Newton now has a healthy Greg Olsen and rookie D.J. Moore clamoring for his attention. A WR36 ADP allows some regression cushion for those willing to stomach volatility for week-winning upside.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Don't give up on Watkins, who was a train wreck last season. He didn't know the playbook because of when he was traded and the Rams weren't creative with their use of him. Kansas City has big plans for Sammy apparently, and if he can stay healthy, Watkins has all the talent in the world for a huge breakout.Funchess took a step forward last year but now Greg Olsen is back and they drafted DJ Moore in the first round. Funchess should regress, obviously, with fewer targets, but he still has enough appeal to be a depth piece in standard 12-team leagues.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Should see a healthy number of red zone targets with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce occupying defenders.  
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It wouldn't shock me to see Watkins finish as the best Chiefs wide receiver, as I believe he's the most talented one. The issue is that he's learning his third offense in three years, which can cripple a wide receiver in year-one. Because of that, Tyreek Hill is the preferred option in 2018. Still, the Chiefs didn't pay Watkins $50 million to see 60-80 targets, so I'd expect him to be a WR3 more often than not. With Pat Mahomes under center and a bad defense, the recipe is there for increased pass attempts. Knowing each of their costs, Watkins is the better fantasy pick. It seems that everyone is forgetting how much Greg Olsen means to this offense and why Funchess got the volume he did last year. While he did a solid job, the Panthers felt the need to draft a wide receiver with their first-round pick, and one who'll play the underneath possession-style role, eliminating Funchess' volume. He's going to be a lesser version of Kelvin Benjamin going forward. While I propped him up as a sleeper last year, he's going to be considered a bust in 2018.
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Another wonderfully redundant signing, Watkins enters a Chiefs offense flush with key contributors and a player who already has the downfield role locked up in Tyreek Hill. With this in mind I have to assume Watkins will be utilized similar to how he was used in Los Angeles: the sporadic deep route and as a physical force at the goal line. Even then, however, Watkins upside will be severely diminished, and that's without even taking into account the progression of young QB Patrick Mahomes. I'm inclined to stay away in favor of other Tier 5 options, but Watkins is still the #2 receiver in a gunslinging KC offense.As a Funchess owner last year, let me first fill you in on just how frustrating this guy was to own. Within a primarily run-first Carolina offense, Funchess served as the lead receiver and seemingly the lone target for Cam Newton's frequently errant passes when Greg Olsen didn't see the field. Despite this role, Funchess' target share and touchdown output would wildly fluctuate from game to game as Ron Rivera leaned even more, or slightly less, on his run game. Playing in fantasy as a sort of A.J. Green lite, Funchess will give you 1-2 games with 100+ yards and 2 TD's, then slap a big ol' spoon full of 3 rec, 30 yards, 0 TD's on your plate. "I made 'em extra sloppy for ya" he exclaims, laughing maniacally. Many, additionally, seem worried about the addition of D.J. Moore to the Panthers' WR mix. I'm not, as Moore profiles more as a burner, rather than a large imposing possession receiver like Funchess, and therefore shouldn't impinge on Funchess' role within the offense. Anyway, if you're on board for a rollercoaster of game-to-game production, Funchess should lend you somewhere between WR 30 and WR 20 production this year when all is said and done, earning him a solid #24 spot in the rankings.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Who knows how Watkins will fit in a new system with basically a rookie QB playing but I have to trust the talent here 
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Coach Andy Reid said he's been moving Sammy Watkins "all over the place" on offense. "We were moving him everywhere," Reid said. "He hasn't had to do that in his career." In past stops with the Bills and Rams, Watkins has been a traditional X receiver on the back side of defenses, routinely facing the other team's best corner or seeing double coverage. Chiefs.com's B.J. Kissel writes the connection between Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins is "real." Kissel writes Mahomes and Watkins have consistently been connecting throughout the offseason program, and fellow receiver Chris Conley said Watkins has picked up the offense "as fast as anyone I've seen." I generally stay away from this type of off season hype, but Sammy has been hindered by nagging injuries when in Buffalo and zero pre-season prep with his new QB in LA going into last year. Sammy has the athleticism and skill to be a WR1, I'm hoping he is fed the targets he will need to get there.  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Mahomes to Watkins has a chance to be something specialFunchess will slide back to the number two role with Moore in town and may fall to fourth on the target totem pole
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Funchess averaged 8.3 fantasy points per game and he should still be a solid WR3 in their new offense that is being coached by OC Norv Turner.