Greg Olsen news, rumors and stats

 

Greg Olsen

Carolina Panthers
Tight End

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 255

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Week By Week

YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2007CHI143939110.03210000
2008CHI165457410.63500002
2009CHI166061210.20800000
2010CHI16414049.85500001
2011CAR164554012.00510001
2012CAR166984312.22500000
2013CAR167381611.18600000
Average:5459711500001
Total:3814180113620004

Panthers | Greg Olsen has decent outing

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:51:36 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 64 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen was targeted 10 times during the game and has caught at least five passes in each of his first three games. He should continue to be a strong fantasy option for owners because he will be a focal point in the Panthers' passing game.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen goes for 122 yards, TD

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:26:16 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen was targeted eight times in the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers, finishing with five receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen is the best fantasy option at tight end right now with Rob Gronkowski sidelined, and he might even be the best for the next few weeks even when Gronk returns with quarterback questions for the next couple of weeks in New England.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen busy in opener

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 21:16:17 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen had a team-high seven catches for 73 yards in a 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Even with Kelvin Benjamin back in the mix, Olsen remained heavily involved in the passing game. He should be one of the top fantasy tight ends again in 2016.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen back at practice

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:51:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers know what they have in Olsen, who missed practice time with back spasms two weeks ago and sat out the team's preseason game against the New England Patriots on Friday but has otherwise been healthy. Cam Newton's top target hasn't missed a game since his rookie season in 2007 and doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of threatening that streak.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen not playing Friday

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:54:18 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) will not play in the preseason game against the New England Patriots Friday, Aug. 26, because he is recovering from back spasms.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen should be fine for the regular season and does not need to play in the preseason. He will receive plenty of targets this season and should be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Steve Reed

Panthers | Greg Olsen returns Monday

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:51:11 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 22. The extent of Olsen's participation was not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Aside from Cam Newton, Olsen is arguably the most valuable offensive player the Panthers have, so this is great news for Carolina and Olsen owners. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks leading up to the regular season, he's a top-five tight end on any draft board.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Greg Olsen, Ed Dickson sitting

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:01:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers TEs Greg Olsen (back) and Ed Dickson (undisclosed) are inactive against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 20. Olsen is recovering from back spasms.

Fantasy Tip: Dickson has little to no fantasy value as long as Olsen is healthy, which Olsen should be by Week 1. He was Cam Newton's favorite target last year, and he should still be one of the first tight ends drafted even with the return of Kelvin Benjamin.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Panthers.com - Max Henson

Panthers | Greg Olsen still hurting

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:29:24 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen's (back) MRI on his ailing back came back negative, according to head coach Ron Rivera, but Olsen is still dealing with a big spasm.

Fantasy Tip: The timetable for Olsen's return wasn't made clear, but it shouldn't be too long since it's not too serious of an issue. He's one of the most reliable tight ends in the NFL and should be one of the first three tight ends taken in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Greg Olsen doesn't practice

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:48:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) did not practice Monday, Aug. 15, due to back spasms he suffered Sunday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully it's not a lingering issue for Olsen, and it will be a good sign if he returns to practice this week. In the meantime, his fantasy value is status quo. He has top-three tight end potential again this year.

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Panthers | Looking for Devin Funchess to step up

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:58:36 -0700

The Carolina Panthers hope WR Devin Funchess can pick up where he left off at the end of the regular season in 2015. If he can secure the starting job opposite WR Kelvin Benjamin, the team would have an impressive three-headed monster with TE Greg Olsen.

Fantasy Tip: Funchess has a ton of drops last season, as he appeared overwhelmed when thrust into a meaningful role in his rookie season. If he can stay healthy, avoid the drops and make further progress, he might be a worthwhile WR3/4 or flex play in most leagues of 12 or more teams.

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