Greg Olsen news, rumors and stats

 

Greg Olsen

Carolina Panthers
Tight End

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 253

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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 | Corey Brown expanding his game

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:42:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Corey Brown has developed into more than just a deep threat, according to TE Greg Olsen. "Last year at this time, Corey was a guy where we said, 'Wow, he's fast.' This year he is a receiver," Olsen said. "The guy can play. He's not just a one-trick pony, a guy who is just going to run deep. He has a lot of natural instinct to him. He has a good feel."

Fantasy Tip: Brown has big-play speed, and while he may be developing into a more complete receiver, he is unlikely to steal many looks with big targets like Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess in town. He is final-round flier at best in seasonal leagues, but he could make a nice high-risk, high-reward gamble in DFS games if one of Carolina's top receivers happens to miss a game during the year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Panthers | Greg Olsen financial details

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:29:43 -0800

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen's three-year deal is worth $22.5 million, including a $12.5 million signing bonus.

Fantasy Tip: Aside from WR Kelvin Benjamin, Olsen was QB Cam Newton's favorite target last season, and was tied with Benjamin for the team lead in receiving yards (1,008). He's a top-tier tight end heading into next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Panthers | Greg Olsen signs extension

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:24:02 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen signed a three-year contract extension through 2018 Thursday, March 5.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen is one of the premiere fantasy tight ends, when healthy, and has developed a nice rapport with QB Cam Newton. Olsen was one of two tight ends (Rob Gronkowski) to gain at least 1,000 yards in 2014. He should be considered a top-five tight end for 2015 drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Panthers | Greg Olsen taking day off

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:19:47 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen is taking the day off from practice Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: It's just a rest day for Olsen. He'll play in the divisional round versus the Seattle Seahawks. Although Olsen has been a pretty reliable tight end this season, starting him at FantasyScore this weekend for $6,500 (13.0% of cap) may be a bit risky while going up against the hottest defense in the league.

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

Panthers | Derek Anderson leans on Greg Olsen

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:39:53 -0800

Carolina Panthers QB Derek Anderson had 15 passes of 10 or more yards in Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and six of Anderson's passes of 10 or more yards went to TE Greg Olsen, who had 10 catches for 110 yards in the game. Anderson tends to lean more on Olsen as he holds the ball longer in the pocket and goes through his progressions. Olsen had eight catches for 83 yards in Week 1 when Anderson started.

Fantasy Tip: The Cleveland Browns have been good at stopping the tight end position this year, but if Cam Newton (back) sits out for another week, Olsen ($6,600) should be one of the safer FantasyScore tight end plays.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Newton

Panthers | Greg Olsen will play against Bucs

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:02:35 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 12, and is probable for Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($6,500) has been one of the team's more consistent receiving options this year, and that shouldn't change with Derek Anderson at the helm this week. In fact, Olsen had a nice day in Week 1 with Anderson throwing him passes, so he makes for a solid play at FantasyScore again.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen limited during practice

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:49:19 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen should be able to play this week despite being limited during practice. Olsen has caught at least five passes in each of his last four games, which makes him valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Olsen costs $6,500 on FantasyScore.

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Panthers | Limited status for Greg Olsen

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:43:48 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($6,500) remains one of the more consistent tight ends all season, and his matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is nice this weekend. Olsen had eight catches (11 targets) and 83 yards and a score in Week 1 against the Bucs when Derek Anderson was the quarterback.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen questionable

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:48:00 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints, but head coach Ron Rivera likes Olsen's chances of playing.

Fantasy Tip: You could do worse than to take Olsen ($6,300) as your tight end at FantasyScore if he's playing, but beware the matchup, as the New Orleans Saints have covered tight ends well this season.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen back at practice

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:23:05 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 4, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: The Panthers don't seem very concerned with Olsen, so we fully expect him to play against the New Orleans Saints. Olsen ($6,300) remains a consistent part of the team's passing game, but beware, the Saints have surprisingly been good at holding opposing tight ends in check this season.

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