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Tight End, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (31)
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 255 DOB: 1985-03-11 Age: 30

Season Stats
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  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 CHI 14 5 66 39 391 10.0 2 51.1 3.7
2008 CHI 16 7 82 54 574 10.6 5 87.4 5.5
2009 CHI 16 15 108 60 612 10.2 8 109.2 6.8
2010 CHI 16 13 69 41 404 9.9 5 70.4 4.4
2011 CAR 16 13 89 45 540 12.0 5 84.0 5.3
2012 CAR 16 0 104 69 843 12.2 5 114.3 7.1
2012 (Projected) CAR       62 682 11.0 5 98.2  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Finally free from the shackles of being a starting tight end in a Mike Martz led offense, Olsen had a chance to fulfill the promise that led him to being a 1st round pick of the Bears in the 2008 draft. And for half a season, it looked like Olsen might be on the verge of fulfilling that promise. In his first eight games, he caught 30 passes for 359 yards and four touchdowns, averaging a solid 7.5 FPts/G which would have allowed him to finish as a top ten fantasy tight end. Unfortunately, he tailed off badly over the final half of the season with 15 receptions for 181 yards and a single touchdown. Worse yet, Olsen was completely AWOL in the Panthers final three games with just four targets. Although Olsen occasionally shows glimpses of the talent that made him a 1st round pick, the bottom line is that his career highs all came in the 2008 season when he caught 60 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. In today’s world, that would make him a solid backup fantasy tight end. While somebody might sell you on the fact that Olsen will get Jeremy Shockey’s looks now that he is no longer in Carolina, that’s snake oil since the Panthers are now better equipped at the wide receiver position.
Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Greg Olsen
TE2TE2 Ed Dickson
TE3TE3 Brandon Williams
TE4TE4 Richie Brockel
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Panthers OC: We will target Greg Olsen more     -- Tue Sep 15 10:48 am --

Pro Bowl TE not sweating lack of targets in Week 1
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had his fewest receiving yards in a game Sunday against the Jaguars since Carolina’s 2011 season finale, but OC Mike Shula said they will move him around to get him the ball. (Charlotte Observer)

FF Today's Take: Reporter Jonathan Jones astutely points out that this same story popped up last year when the Pro Bowl tight end had two games with just one catch. We're standing behind Olsen as a top-tier TE, mainly because Olsen is an integral part of the Panthers game plan. In Week 1, he had a touchdown negated because of a controversial penalty and another 13-yard catch wiped out because of a penalty, all while the Jaguars slid their safety down to help cover Olsen in zone defense.
Panthers hoping rookie WR will step up     -- Fri Aug 21 4:30 pm --

With Kelvin Benjamin gone for the year
It wasn't the plan for Devin Funchess to become the Carolina Panthers' de facto No. 1 wide receiver out of the gate his rookie year. Alas, injures can ruin even the best-laid plans. With Kelvin Benjamin tearing his ACL, the expectations for Funchess will increase. While the rookie sat out practice nursing a hamstring injury, the Panthers talked up the high IQ of their second-round pick, who has learned the Z receiver spot, the slot and will now move to the X role (where Benjamin was anchored). "Absolutely, that should help a lot. He is really a solid young man," coach Ron Rivera said of the receiver's IQ, via the Charlotte Observer. "He knows two positions, and obviously he'll concentrate on Kelvin's and work to handle that spot for us." The Panthers had hoped to deploy a towering duo with the 6-foot-5 Benjamin and 6-foot-4 Funchess. Now at least they have one tall wideout target for Cam Newton to go along with tight end Greg Olsen. (NFL)

FF Today's Take: Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense know a thing or two about bringing a rookie WR along rapidly. While Funchess doesn't have the same ability as Benjamin, he may be leaned on quite heavily this year, and he's worth a late round flier.
Injury WR Benjamin will miss entire 2015 season     -- Wed Aug 19 7:39 pm --

Torn ACL in left knee
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday. (

FF Today's Take: In the wake of Kelvin Benjamin's injury, the Panthers will need Greg Olsen and Jonathan Stewart more than ever. Wide receivers Devin Funchess and Philly Brown will see their roles expand but fantasy owners shouldn't go overboard here. Cam Newton and company already figured to finish with one of the league's worst passing offenses when Benjamin was healthy. Opposing defenses will also be better able to key in on the ground attack without a big-time threat on the outside. Carolina may also look to add another veteran free agent receiver.

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