College: Miami (FL) | 12 years
Height: 6'5" | Weight: 255 lbs
Birth Date: 3/11/1985
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2018 Bye Week: 4
Day To Day - foot
Total Pts: 34
Avg Pts: 3.78
Rank: 12 TE
Ray's Frankenstein Monster
|Week 1||2||Greg Olsen 33 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Greg Olsen 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 6||3||Greg Olsen 48 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Greg Olsen 48 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 7||7||Greg Olsen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Greg Olsen 1 yd TD pass from Cam Newton
Greg Olsen 5 receiving yds (1 pts)
|Week 8||9||Greg Olsen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Greg Olsen 11 yd TD pass from Cam Newton
Greg Olsen 56 receiving yds (1 pts)
Greg Olsen 56 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 9||10||Greg Olsen 1 receiving TD (6 pts)|
. . . Greg Olsen 17 yd TD pass from Cam Newton
Greg Olsen 76 receiving yds (1 pts)
Greg Olsen 76 receiving yds (3 pts)
|Week 10||3||Greg Olsen 40 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Greg Olsen 40 receiving yds (2 pts)
|Week 11||5||4-51yds / 0.3TDs projected|
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|Playoff Week 4|
|No Playoff Match Up|
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Nov. 15. The Panthers did not practice due to weather; Olsen's status is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Given the grotesque state of the tight end position, Olsen will be a TE1 for the remainder of the year as long as he is healthy.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is a strong tight end option this week in his matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Lions have given up and an average of 8.2 points to the position so far this season but they have not come up against many good tight ends so far this season. Olsen has looked like he has returned to his effective level of play since his return from injury, and while he struggled against the Pittsburgh Steelers in his last matchup he had previously scored in his previous three games.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) put in a limited practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen was somewhat of a disappointment last week, but given the state of the tight end position he remains a TE1 consideration.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had a decent outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Olsen owners would have hoped for a very impressive performance, his 40 yards from four receptions certainly isn't a massive disappointment- especially on a night where the Panthers offense on a whole struggled to make an impact on the game.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught four passes for 40 yards during the team's Week 10 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted six times.
Fantasy Spin: It was a bad night for everyone in Carolina not named McCaffrey, and that included Olsen, who went without a touchdown for the first time since Oct. 14 against the Redskins. No need to dwell on it. Olsen remains a TE1 and should have ample opportunities to make plays against the Detroit Lions in Week 11.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has a great opportunity to continue his impressive form since his return from injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers have given up around ten points to the position since the start of the season, and with quarterback Cam Newton favoring his veteran tight end historically that gives Olsen a great chance to have a high scoring week.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced fully Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen is on a roll, scoring in three straight contests. He's somewhat dependent on touchdowns as he hasn't seen a ton of targets, but he's undoubtedly a No. 1 fantasy tight end going forward.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen has scored in three straight games now and caught a season-high six passes last week. He'll be in TE1 territory from here on out as long as he stays healthy.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Nov. 5.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen is on a three-game touchdown streak and has caught all 10 targets over the last two games. He should continue to be a solid option in the Panthers passing game and can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had another impressive performance in Week 9. Olsen finished the game hauling in all six of his targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. Olsen is showing the form that fantasy owners were hoping for at the start of the season and has now scored a touchdown in the past three games. Coming into Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers Olsen has a great opportunity to continue his impressive form
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen logged six receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown on six targets in the Week 9 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Spin: The worry for fantasy owners about Olsen's foot injury is always there, and he continues to be limited during mid-week practices to prevent aggravating the injury. However, he has touchdowns in three straight games and is a must-start fantasy option when in the lineup. The Panthers meet the Steelers in Week 10 on Thursday night.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen still has not posted more than 56 yards in any game this season but does have a touchdown in each of his last two games. He should continue to see a solid amount of targets in the passing game and can be a No. 1 tight end in all leagues.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen has scored in two straight games and faces the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He should be in starting lineups despite a lack of consistent volume to date.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is a great option this week, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the worst unit at defending the position. Olsen had his best outing of the season in the last game and has now scored at least 48 yards or a touchdown in each of his games since his return from injury. Olsen will be looking to build upon last week, and in a game that is likely to be dominated by the Carolina Panthers, he presents plenty of upside this week.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen has to be started in Week 9 as he has scored in consecutive games now with a tasty matchup ahead versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen scored another touchdown in his encounter against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Olsen has had a largely forgettable season to date, having missed a number of weeks through injury, however, in what was expected to be a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens Olsen had a season-best performance. Olsen finished the game with 56 yards and a touchdown, catching all four targets that came his way. Olsen looks as though he is over his injury, and should be a good tight end option going forwards.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen managed four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Baltimore Ravens on his four targets.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen has three games under his belt since returning from his right foot injury, and this was his most productive outing. He has scored in two straight weeks. Olsen can be trusted as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Baltimore Ravens defense will look to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers in Week 8. The Ravens are likely still reeling from surrendering 17 fourth-quarter points in their 24-23 loss to the Saints last week. While giving up two fourth-quarter touchdowns, which was the first time that opponents have reached the end zone in the second half against Baltimore, had to be painful for the league's No. 1 defense, the bigger issue was that the Saints converted four of five fourth-down plays and they turned three of four red-zone opportunities into touchdowns. The 24 points are the second most that the Ravens have allowed this season. Still, they are ranked No. 1 in the league in scoring defense, total defense as well as sacks. "They're very good at all three levels. They're fast, they're big, they're aggressive," said Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. "They have a scheme that they really believe in. ... They've been doing this a long time under [John] Harbaugh, and they're very good at it." The Ravens defense is a must-start in all fantasy leagues.
Carolina Panthers LB Andre Smith (hamstring) and WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. S Rashaan Gaulden (ankle) did not practice Friday, Oct. 26, and is listed as doubtful. QB Cam Newton (shoulder) and DE Julius Peppers (rest) were limited in practice Friday but no longer appear on the injury report. S Mike Adams (rest), DE Mario Addison (back), TE Greg Olsen (foot) practiced in full Friday and also have been removed from the injury report.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) put in a limited practice Thursday, Oct. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Olsen is a borderline TE1 even in a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens given the shallow state of the tight end position.