College: Miami (FL) | 12 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 3/11/1985
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2018 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 22.6
Avg Pts: 3.77
Rank: 13 TE
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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen finished his game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a touchdown which enabled him to have some fantasy relevance. Olsen had a difficult outing in his second week from injury. Olsen finished the game with just two receptions for five yards and a sole touchdown. Olsen attracted five targets in the game, which was far off the team's target leader Devin Funchess but Olsen will attract enough targets to be fantasy relevant going forwards.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen managed just two grabs for five yards in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he was able to haul in a 1-yard game-winning touchdown.
Fantasy Spin: The yardage was obviously very disappointing, but at least he was able to salvage the stat line somewhat with the score. He'll look for better results in Week 8 against the Ravens.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen is coming off a decent Week 6 performance and should be more involved in the passing game this week. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen was targeted seven times in Week 6 and probably will be more involved over the next several games. He should be a solid No. 1 tight end in all leagues as long as he is healthy.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice on Wednesday, and head coach Ron Rivera said it's the new normal for the veteran tight end after he re-fractured his foot in the season opener. Don't be surprised to see Olsen sit out of practices early in the week either. He had four catches on seven targets for 48 yards in his return to action in Week 6 and should remain a big part of the offense moving forward. As long as he's healthy, Olsen will remain in the TE1 conversation on a weekly basis.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be looking to build on his return from injury against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7. While the Eagles are one of the better teams thus far against the position this season they are yet to go up against one that is as talented as Olsen. Olsen had seven targets in his return from injury and looked totally match ready, but was unable to score a touchdown. If Olsen is able to have a similar target share he should be a great start for fantasy owners at the position, especially if he is able to score his first touchdown of the season.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen saw seven targets last week, catching four passes for 48 yards. His limited status is likely just a precaution. Consider him a borderline TE1 going into Week 7.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen returned from his injury lay off in a promising return against the Washington Redskins. Olsen finished the game with 48 yards from four receptions, which would have placed him outside the top twelve of the position this coming week. However, it is worth noting that all bar five of the players that finished above him this week in fantasy scoring scored a touchdown. Olsen will look to build on this performance in his game this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have shown themselves to give up receiving yards in recent weeks.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned with four catches and 48 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen made it through the game without any setbacks, and that's the most important happening of the day. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup in Week 7 in Philadelphia if you hadn't done so already.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen will return to the lineup after missing the last several games and should have a solid role in the passing game this week. He can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in most leagues.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is active for Week 6 against the Redskins. It'll be his first game since re-fracturing his foot in the season opener. Olsen is at risk of re-injury and having his snaps limited, but given the weakness of the position, he'll be on the low-end TE1 radar. When he's healthy, Olsen is one of quarterback Cam Newton's favorite weapons.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to play in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, and the plan is for him to be in the starting lineup, a source said Saturday, Oct. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury and he reportedly had a good week of practice. He's a risky fantasy play, as he returned from a foot injury last season and he aggravated the injury rather quickly. Wait to see him make it through a full game without any setbacks before trusting him again.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is set to start in Week 6 against the Redskins, according to a team source. Olsen hasn't had any setbacks so far. It'll be Olsen's first action since he re-fractured his foot in the season opener. Despite the fact that he could be limited, Olsen is a low-end TE1 in his first game back. When healthy, he's one of quarterback Cam Newton's favorite aerial targets.
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen appears to be on track to play this week, but owners will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He could see limited snaps after missing a few weeks but could still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) has been listed as questionable for Week 6 versus the Washington Redskins, although head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Friday, Oct. 12, that he likes Olsen's chances to play.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen admitted recently that his foot injury was something he was probably going to need surgery on at the end of the season, so the risk of re-injury is high. Still, owners don't have a ton of great options at the position this season, so if Olsen plays, he's likely going to be no worse than a low-end TE1.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) is officially questionable for Week 6 against the Redskins, although head coach Ron Rivera likes Olsen's chances of playing. Olsen is attempting to return after fracturing his foot in the season opener. He could be on a snap count, but Olsen is a low-end TE1 given how poor the position has been this year. His expected return will lower the fantasy ceiling of receiver Devin Funchess.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) was upgraded to a full practice participant on Thursday, and head coach Ron Rivera said Olsen won't be held back if he plays in Week 6 against the Redskins. All signs point to Olsen returning after fracturing his foot in the season opener. With how weak the tight end position is for fantasy owners this year, Olsen should be started immediately.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was listed as a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 11, and offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he remains on target to return and play in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy Spin: Check and see if Olsen's prospects still look good after practice Friday, but right now, plan on having him back as a starting tight end option this weekend.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen should have a solid chance to play in Week 6 if he is able to continue to practice this week. He would be a risky fantasy option if he plays but can still be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen should be considered a risky start this week. Fantasy owners may be tempted to put him straight back into the team this week against the Washington Redskins it is not the easiest matchup for Olsen to return to. The Redskins have currently been one of the better teams against tight ends so far this season, giving up 7.5 points per game to the position. Olsen should help the team as a whole with his return to the field, but given his significance to the team, and the fact that this is his first week back with the team since aggravating his foot injury from last year it might be best to use a streaming option this week.