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TE SEA

College: Miami (FL) | 13 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 3/11/1985
2019 Bye Week: 11

Owned: 70.8%
Started: 15.4%
Total Pts: 123.7
Avg Pts: 7.73
Rank: 13 TE

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Playoff Week 12.50With Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Greg Olsen 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 20.00With Carolina Panthers
Playoff Week 39.20With Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen 52 receiving yds (5.20 pts)
Greg Olsen 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Player Notes
Feb 19 9:59am ET

The Seattle Seahawks are signing former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen to a one-year, $7 million deal on Tuesday, according to a source. The deal includes $5.5 million in guarantees. Olsen visited with the Bills and Redskins before making the decision to go to Seattle. Will Dissly ruptured his Achilles in 2019, Ed Dickson is a candidate to be released and Luke Willson (unrestricted) and Jacob Hollister (restricted) are free agents. Olsen, a three-time Pro Bowler in 13 NFL seasons, should be the team's primary pass-catching tight end and will have low-end TE1 value with quarterback Russell Wilson throwing him passes. He was the first tight end in history to have 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons from 2014-16, but the 34-year-old (35 in March) has dealt with injuries in recent seasons.

Feb 18 6:43pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is signing a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. The deal includes $5.5 million in guaranteed money.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen turns 35 in March and has a history of injuries in recent seasons, which makes him a risky option in any fantasy setting. The addition helps QB Russell Wilson the most and hurts TE Will Dissly (Achilles), whose outlook already was questionable after consecutive seasons ending due to major injuries. Olsen is a fringe starter in 12-team fantasy leagues but has limited upside, substantial risk, and figures to be inconsistent given all of Seattle's other ways to attack.

From TheHuddle

Feb 14 3:23pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is having contract negotiations with the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. Olsen met with all three teams over the last two weeks.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen has not officially said if he will play in 2020, but it appears he likely will play at least one more season. He likely would be the starter for all three teams and has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 10 10:53am ET

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) will visit the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, Feb. 12.

From TheHuddle

Feb 10 9:53am ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is visiting the Washington Redskins through Monday, Feb. 10.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen is a brittle option without a lot of upside, but he still has some TE2 clout in PPR leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 5 2:23pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) said he hoped to receive interest from the Chicago Bears once he became a free agent but that he has not been contacted by the Bears at this time.

Fantasy Spin: The Bears struggled at the tight end position this season, so they could check in with Olsen at some point. Olsen likely will be a starting tight end if he decides to play in 2020 and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end.

From TheHuddle

Feb 4 6:13pm ET

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) said he is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen is meeting with multiple teams over the next week and still has not announced if he will be playing next season. The Bills have Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft on the roster, but Olsen probably would be the starting tight end if he signs with Buffalo. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues if he plays in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Feb 4 4:53pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) shone some light on his split from the Carolina Panthers Tuesday, Feb. 4, and said the parting of ways wasn't really mutual. 'I told them all along that if they wanted me back ... obviously I would have been back,' Olsen said. 'The 'mutual parting' might have been a little overblown. The reality was ... they weren't going to bring me back ... I understood it but I didn't force my way out of here.'

Fantasy Spin: Either way, Olsen is now a free agent and has reportedly already paid a visit to the Seattle Seahawks. He stands to receive a boost to his fantasy value on nearly any other team than the Panthers, but will still be a TE2 to begin the season in all likelihood.

From TheHuddle

Feb 4 12:20pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks are interested in former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, according to a source. The veteran tight end will take a visit to Seattle. That will be after he visits with the Bills and Redskins this week. From a fantasy perspective, Olsen going to the Seahawks and catching passes from quarterback Russell Wilson would make him the most attractive. He'd still be more of a low-end TE1 at risk of injury, however, since he hasn't played a full season in the last three years. Olsen has a broadcasting job waiting for him whenever he decides to retire, but it looks like he wants to play at least one more season.

From RotoBaller

Feb 4 11:33am ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) will visit the Seattle Seahawks in the near future.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen is aging and probably shouldn't be taking as many snaps, but he has shown he can be productive in smaller increments. He'll be a PPR TE2 option wherever he lands.

From TheHuddle

Feb 3 11:00pm ET

Free-agent tight end Greg Olsen will visit with the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins this week, according to a source. Bills general manager Brandon Beane used to work for the Panthers, while Redskins head coach Ron Rivera coached Olsen with the Panthers. Olsen was officially released by Carolina on Monday. If he wants a shot to contend for the playoffs, Buffalo is the much better choice, but they already have Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft at the tight end position. The 'Skins are much more in need of a tight end with Jordan Reed's (concussion) status unclear. Olsen was one of the best pass-catching tight ends in his prime, but he's battle through injuries the last three seasons and is nearing the end of the line. He'd be more attractive from a fantasy perspective in Buffalo, but as more of a high-end TE2.

From RotoBaller

Feb 3 7:33pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins this week, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen played for head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina and likely is a fit for the Redskins because of Jordan Reed's uncertain future. He would be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end if he signs with Washington.

From TheHuddle

Feb 3 7:23pm ET

Free-agent TE Greg Olsen (Panthers) is scheduled to meet with the Buffalo Bills this week, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: The Bills have Dawson Knox and Tyler Kroft on the roster, but neither player posted big numbers in 2019. Olsen probably would be a reliable target for Josh Allen if he joined the Bills and likely will be a low-end No. 1 fantasy player no matter where he plays.

From TheHuddle

Feb 3 5:10pm ET

The Carolina Panthers officially released tight end Greg Olsen on Monday. Olsen will immediately become a free agent and is now able to sign with any team. The 34-year-old (35 in March) and the Panthers agreed to mutually part ways after Olsen spent the last nine years of his career in Carolina. He posted consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with 16 touchdowns between 2014 and 2016, but he has yet to play a full season since 2016 due to various injuries. Olsen could still contribute to another club if he can stay on the field, but depending on where he lands, his ceiling might only be as a high-end, touchdown-dependent fantasy tight end. He could still consider retiring and joining a broadcast booth if he can't find a situation to his liking.

From RotoBaller

Feb 3 4:53pm ET

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen was officially released Monday, Feb. 3.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen should receive interest from several teams if he decides to continue his playing career. He finished the season with 52 receptions, 597 yards and two touchdowns. Olsen could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues if he plays in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Jan 31 9:50pm ET

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who agreed to part ways with the Panthers, would consider signing with the Washington Redskins and reuniting with head coach Ron Rivera, according to a person familiar with the situation. The soon-to-be 35-year-old needs to consider if he'll continue playing, and he'll have broadcasting opportunities to fall back on if he decides to hang up his cleats. Olsen remained healthy in 2019 and caught 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games. The three-time Pro Bowler could still be productive for a team, but he's also at risk of injury at his age and would have low-end TE2 value if he was playing for the rebuilding Redskins.

From RotoBaller

Jan 31 3:53pm ET

Carolina Panthers impending free-agent TE Greg Olsen likely will consider signing with the Washington Redskins this offseason if he decides to continue his playing career, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players can keep an eye on the situation because Olsen may decide to retire. The Redskins have Jordan Reed, but his future is in question because of concussions. Olsen posted decent numbers this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues if he continues his playing career.

From TheHuddle

Jan 30 10:00pm ET

The Carolina Panthers and tight end Greg Olsen have mutually agreed to part ways after nine seasons together. However, the three-time Pro Bowler who has played 13 NFL seasons said he still wants to continue playing. The 34-year-old was set to count $11.675 million against the salary cap in 2020. Olsen became the first tight end in history to have 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons from 2014 to 2016. Foot injuries forced Olsen to miss 16 combined games in 2017 and 2018. He managed to stay healthy last year, but he caught only 52 passes for 597 yards and two touchdowns. If he continues playing for another team, Olsen will likely be more of a low-ceiling, touchdown-dependent TE2.

From RotoBaller

Jan 30 6:13pm ET

Updating a previous story, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen 'is said to be interested' in playing in 2020 for the right opportunity once he officially parts ways with the Panthers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Thursday, Jan. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Olsen's fantasy value in 2020 would entirely rely on where he plays. He doesn't have the same game-changing abilities he once had, but he could be a reliable red-zone target. He'll be a name to watch in free agency.

From TheHuddle

Jan 30 6:03pm ET

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen mutually agreed to part ways with the team Thursday, Jan. 30. 'Today, I had the opportunity to sit down with (general manager) Marty Hurney and have a great conversation regarding my future with the organization,' Olsen said. 'The team and I are both on the same page that it is best we go in different directions for now,'

Fantasy Spin: It's unclear whether Olsen, 34, plans to continue playing. He had 52 receptions, 597 yards and two touchdowns in 2019. He's a high-end TE2 next season if he keeps playing.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 19-Feb-2020: SEA - Signed - One-year contract (through 2020)
  • 03-Feb-2020: CAR - Cut
  • 04-Feb-2019: CAR - Off IR - foot
  • 05-Dec-2018: CAR - On IR - foot
  • 26-Apr-2018: CAR - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2020)
  • 19-Sep-2017: CAR - On IR - broken right foot
NFL Week
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TDs
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2019 Season123.705259728210000
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Week 2TAM17.0061100900000
Week 3@ARI25.506752700000
Week 4@HOU2.50250400000
Week 5JAC0.00000200000
Week 6@TAM9.204520700000
Week 7BAL0.00000000000
Week 8@SFO3.302130200000
Week 9TEN7.003400600000
Week 10@GNB17.8089801000000
Week 11ATL10.705570500000
Week 12@NOR9.405440700000
Week 13WAS5.203220300000
Week 14@LAR0.00000000000
Week 15@CAR0.00000000000
Week 16@IND5.302330500000
Week 17NOR3.202120600000
Wildcard@PHI0.00000000000
Divisional@GNB0.00000000000