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Position
TE
 
Jersey
88
Name  Greg Olsen
Born  3/11/1985
Height  6-5
Weight  255
College  Miami-Florida
9/14/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had six catches for 72 yards on eight targets against the Lions in Week 2.
Insight: Olsen led the team in targets along with rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin, but Benjamin only caught two of his targets. Olsen has nine straight games with at least four catches, which is the longest active streak among tight ends.
 
12/1/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has recorded at least eight fantasy points in five of the last six games.
Insight: Olsen has become a consistent fantasy option for those who do not have Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis or Julius Thomas. He had 85 yards on five catches Sunday against Tampa Bay.
 
10/24/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) had a full week of practice and is expected to play on Thursday night.
Insight: olsen has struggled with the foot injury over the past two week and it shows in his numbers. He caught 21 balls for 273 and a score in his first four games and six for 66 yards in the last two contests. Hopefully he's feeling better.
 
10/16/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: For the second straight week, Olsen missed Wednesday's practice and was wearing a walking boot on his left foot. He played against Minnesota and should be able to suit up versus the Rams. He'll be a top-12 tight end this week if he plays.
 
10/11/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen got in his second consecutive practice and has been upgraded to probable for Week 6 against Minnesota.
Insight: The Vikings have yielded 326 ypg through the air over their first four games, including six TDs to tight ends and Olsen is a major factor in the Panthers passing game. He's a must start.
 
10/9/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was not a participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: He was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot after Sunday's game with Arizona, which means fantasy owners should ready an alternative plan. Olsen has been a solid tight end option this season with 21 receptions for 273 yards and a score over four games.
 
10/8/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot after Sunday's game with Arizona.
Insight: Olsen has been a solid tight end option this season with 21 receptions for 273 yards and a score over four games. Be prepared with a backup plan.
 
12/9/2012 6:37:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has a touchdown catch in two straight games.
Insight: Olsen had just one catch a week ago but it was a 47-yard scoring strike. He went for 55 yards and a touchdown on four catches Sunday against the Falcons. Olsen already has a career-high 691 receiving yards with three games remaining.
 
11/11/2012 5:17:00 PM
Description: Carolina tight end Greg Olsen had his first 100-yard game Sunday against the Broncos.
Insight: Olsen also caught two touchdowns, his first multi-touchdown game this season. The effort reversed a four-game decline for the tight end.
 
Hot9/30/2012 6:57:00 PM
Description: Carolina tight end Greg Olsen led his team in receiving yards for the second week in a row Sunday in a loss to Atlanta.
Insight: Olsen blew up 89 yards and a touchdown Sunday only a week after making seven grabs for 98 yards against the Giants. The former Chicago Bear had just seven receptions for 69 yards in his first two games of the 2012 season.
 
9/29/2012 12:59:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has been Cam Newton's favorite target this season, even above wideout Steve Smith.
Insight: With Jeremy Shockey gone and Mike Tolbert available to block, it appears that Olsen will be allowed to release more often. He was targeted 14 times against the Giants in Week 3 and a team-leading 24 times this season. Now he just needs to find his way into the end zone.
 
8/21/2012 5:59:00 PM
Description: Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Greg Olsen can be as productive as Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham this season, according to the Associated Press.
Insight: With Jeremy Shockey gone and Mike Tolbert in the fold, Rivera envisions Olsen doing less blocking and more catching. Olsen and Shockey combined for 82 catches, 995 yards and nine touchdowns last season so Olsen could make for a nice sleeper in fantasy drafts this year.
 
10/19/2011 3:38:00 PM
Description: Panthers TE Greg Olsen missed practice today with a turf toe injury and is questionable for this weekend vs. Washington. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Turf toe can linger and cause players to miss more than just one week of action. The extent of Olsen's is unknown. Through six games, Olsen is the No. 8 fantasy tight end with 25 catches for 282 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremy Shockey might be a solid fantasy starter in Week 7 if Olsen can't go.
 
2/14/2011 1:44:00 PM
Description: Bears OC Mike Martz recently indicated that he's satisfied with TE Greg Olsen's offensive role. SOURCE: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Insight: He might be, but fantasy owners aren't. His 41 receptions and 404 receiving yards were the lowest of his career since his rookie season. That won't change much as long as he remains in Chicago and Martz continues to call the plays. Olsen is talented enough to be a TE1, but will be stuck as a low TE2 in 2011.
 
2/8/2011 12:27:00 PM
Description: The Bears thought they had a deal in place that would have sent TE Greg Olsen to the Patriots for a second-round pick before last year's draft. SOURCE: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Insight: The Patriots ended up getting better at tight end anyway after drafting highly talented Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Olsen, however, averaged just a little over 25 yards a game, which was predicted in Mike Martz's offense. If there is a new CBA, hopefully the Bears will try and unload Olsen to a team that will use him in the passing game.
 
1/16/2011 9:03:00 PM
Description: Olsen had three catches for 113 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Insight: Olsen caught the game's first TD to get the Bears off and running. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/19/2010 10:02:00 AM
Description: Olsen had four receptions for 40 yards against the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Insight: Olsen has 10 catches over the last three games, but is still nothing more than a TE2 at this point. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/15/2010 11:01:00 AM
Description: Olsen had three receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings on Sunday.
Insight: Olsen has now scored in back-to-back games, and seems to be re-emerging as an option in the Bears' offense. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/8/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: Olsen had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown against the Bills on Sunday.
Insight: Olsen has not been good for fantasy owners lately, and he will need to build on this performance to be worth starting consideration in any fantasy format. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/4/2010 11:02:00 PM
Description: ESPN Chicago.com reports Olsen ranks 26th in the NFL among tight ends with 18 catches.
Insight: Olsen got off to a decent start to the season, but has slowly become less and less involved in the Bears' passing game. He is probably waiver wire fodder in most fantasy leagues. (RapidDraft.com)
 

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