Greg OlsenCarolina Panthers
Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 253
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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.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen not planning on slowing down|
Thu, 19 May 2016 18:45:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Olsen won't have to worry about any competition for at least next season, and he is locked in as a top-five fantasy tight end.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Black and Blue Review - Bill Voth|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen held in check|
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 23:48:39 -0800
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen had four catches for 41 yards Sunday, Feb. 7, in Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos were efficient at shadowing Olsen on midrange routes. "They did a nice job with Greg," Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. "He's so talented in the passing game, but we were in a lot of long yardage. They can kind of focus on him and do different things."
Fantasy Tip: Olsen had a big 77-1,104-7 season and should be in the discussion for the second-best tight end after Rob Gronkowski. He'll be a top-five choice at the position in next year's drafts.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPN980 - Jason Reid|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen excels on deep passes|
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:25:55 -0800
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen has 22 receptions on passes thrown between 15 and 30 yards downfield in 2015 (including playoffs), the most since New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and former New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham each had 21 in 2011.
Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski was 3-for-3 on such throws in the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos, so Olsen could be primed for a huge day in Super Bowl 50, especially since the Broncos' safeties (T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart) are both battling lower-body injuries. Olsen could easily be the most productive skill-position player on either side on Super Sunday.
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|Panthers | Greg Olsen burns Arizona|
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:40:19 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Olsen has been the most consistent weapon for the Panthers' passing attack all season, and he should remain a high-end TE1 in 2016.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen facing tough matchup|
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 17:18:30 -0800
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen faces the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24, and LB Deone Bucannon allowed eight catches for 105 yards and no touchdowns against the top seven tight ends this season.
Fantasy Tip: Bucannon is a converted safety, so he has better speed and coverage skills than most linebackers. Olsen ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is still one of the best tight ends available this weekend at FantasyScore, but given Bucannon's track record, you may be better of paying the difference to roster Rob Gronkowski ($8,000, 16.0% of cap).
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen ready for Arizona|
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:07:40 -0800
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen will meet the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24. He posted a touchdown last week against the Seattle Seahawks, and he led the team with six grabs for 77 yards on six targets.
Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) faces an Arizona pass defense which allowed 807 yards and five touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season, yielding 10.2 yards per catch on 79 grabs. He'll certainly get his chance in the Carolina offense, but he isn't much cheaper than New England's Rob Gronkowski ($8,000, 16.0% of cap), who could end up being more prolific.
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|Panthers | Arizona focused on Greg Olsen|
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:23:29 -0800
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen will be a focal point for the Arizona Cardinals defense in the NFC Championship game, according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. "Greg's going to be a problem because he's everywhere," Arians said. "He is their focal point. If we take him out of the passing game, that's 40% of their offense. That's our goal. That's hard to do, though."
Fantasy Tip: There isn't much to choose from on FantasyScore this weekend, and Olsen ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is the second-highest priced tight end behind Rob Gronkowski. Arizona did have some problems covering tight ends this year, though, as they allowed the 12th-most PPR points (13.2) to the position per game. Olsen is worth paying up for.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen expects to be fine|
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:36:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Olsen is the second-best FantasyScore tight end available in the championship round of the playoffs, but check the practice reports next week to make sure he is good to go.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person|
|Panthers | Greg Olsen finds end zone|
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:29:49 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Olsen briefly left the game because of an injury, so owners will need to monitor the situation to see if he will be fine for the NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals. Olsen will be a main part in the team's passing game if he plays and should be a solid fantasy option.
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