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 | Greg Olsen not planning on slowing down

Thu, 19 May 2016 18:45:04 -0700

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen said he anticipates playing for several more years and plans on making it tough on any new tight end to take away his reps.

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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | 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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | 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

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 113 yards in a 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 24.

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.

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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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | 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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Panthers | Greg Olsen expects to be fine

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:36:52 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (upper body) said Sunday, Jan. 17, that he suffered a burner in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, but he is fine.

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: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Charlotte Observer - Joseph Person

Panthers | Greg Olsen finds end zone

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:29:49 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught six passes for 77 yards and one touchdown in the divisional round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 17.

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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Panthers | Greg Olsen looking for repeat outing

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:13:39 -0800

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown when the Panthers beat the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6 this season.

Fantasy Tip: Olsen ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) was by far the most productive pass-catcher for the Panthers that day. He was Cam Newton's favorite target throughout the regular season and should see plenty of targets this weekend. Don't expect a repeat performance, but you should still view Olsen as a top-three tight end for the divisional playoff round.

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