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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: 32
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#3 2 5.02

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 CHI 14 66 39 391 10.0 2 51.1 3.7
2008 CHI 16 82 54 574 10.6 5 87.4 5.5
2009 CHI 16 108 60 612 10.2 8 109.2 6.8
2010 CHI 16 69 41 404 9.9 5 70.4 4.4
2011 CAR 16 89 45 540 12.0 5 84.0 5.3
2012 CAR 16 104 69 843 12.2 5 114.3 7.1
2013 CAR 16 109 73 816 11.2 6 117.6 7.4
2014 CAR 16 123 84 1,008 12.0 6 136.8 8.6
2015 CAR 16 124 77 1,104 14.3 7 152.4 9.5
2016 CAR 16 129 80 1,073 13.4 3 125.3 7.8
2017 CAR 2 6 3 28 9.3 0 2.8 1.4
2017 (Projected) CAR     81 1,045 12.9 5 134.5  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Consistency is invaluable in fantasy football and the Panthers' Greg Olsen has been the gold standard at the tight end position. Based on default FFT scoring, Greg Olsen has been the fourth best fantasy tight end for three consecutive seasons and a top ten option since 2012. A player with Olsen's numbers should be one of the easiest projections and safest picks for fantasy managers but 2017 offers a few variables to consider. The 32 year-old veteran wants to be paid like the game's elite and is threatening a hold out if Carolina doesn't cave to his demands. This could be a non issue well before you draft or it could linger into the regular season where other veteran players have sat out several weeks before returning to their team and having a mediocre fantasy year (Vincent Jackson comes to mind). Assuming a contract dispute doesn't jeopardize Olsen's fantasy season, he is easily one of the safest choices at the position. He's only missed two games in ten seasons so injury risk isn't of great concern. More importantly, he gets more chances than almost everyone else your opponent will start against you in a given week. The last time the NFL produced five tight ends with at least 120 targets apiece was 2009-a number Olsen has topped in each of the past three years. A decline will happen and there may be a dip in production if the team hands over one last big payday, but he's a "set it and forget it" fantasy starter with a fifth round ADP. What's not to like?

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Greg Olsen
TE2TE2 Ed Dickson
TE3TE3 Chris Manhertz
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Greg Olsen (broken foot) placed on IR
Panthers TE could return after eight weeks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 19, 3:05 pm

Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) on Twitter: Greg Olsen has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his broken right foot. (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's most likely a Jones fracture (fifth metatarsal) and it's an injury that heals with surgery but in a low blood flow area of teh foot, which is why it takes a while. This is bad news for Olsen owners, especially those who didn't have a plan B -- but there are some TEs available on the wire and Olsen could be back in time for the fantasy playoffs.


Injury Greg Olsen to have surgery, out 6-8 weeks
Broken foot
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 18, 10:00 am

Carolina Panthers
Panthers TE Greg Olsen will undergo surgery on his broken right foot and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, per @mortreport. Team will decide after surgery whether Olsen will go on IR with expectation to return later in season, per source. (Chris Mortensen on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Olsen was on the sideline during the second half on crutches. Ed Dickson is the next tight end on the roster but doesn't offer much upside. Olsen owners looking for replacements could target Vernon Davis (WAS), Zach Miller (CHI) and Ben Watson (BAL).


Greg Olsen to play out contract with Panthers
TE hoping to avoid being "distraction" as team enters camp
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Jul 25, 11:35 am

Carolina Panthers
NFL Network reporter Tiffany Blackmon (@tiffblackmon) on Twitter: "Greg Olsen says he's going to play out his contract, told us after Gettleman was fired he did not want to be a further distraction..." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Despite stymied contract negotiations that helped oust Dave Gettleman as GM, Olsen is now accepting his current contract. Olson is one of the most reliable components in the Carolina offense and one of the NFL's top tight ends. He's a top 5 fantasy TE.



2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF W 23-3 4 2 18 9.0 0 1.8
2 BUF W 9-3 2 1 10 10.0 0 1.0

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DEN L 20-21 9 7 73 10.4 0 7.3
2 SF W 46-27 8 5 122 24.4 1 18.2
3 MIN L 10-22 10 6 64 10.7 0 6.4
4 at ATL L 33-48 13 6 76 12.7 1 13.6
5 TB L 14-17 13 9 181 20.1 0 18.1
6 at NO L 38-41 7 6 94 15.7 0 9.4
8 ARI W 30-20 3 1 11 11.0 0 1.1
9 at LAR W 13-10 7 5 52 10.4 1 11.2
10 KC L 17-20 8 5 39 7.8 0 3.9
11 NO W 23-20 7 4 33 8.3 0 3.3
12 at OAK L 32-35 5 4 45 11.3 0 4.5
13 at SEA L 7-40 7 3 30 10.0 0 3.0
14 SD W 28-16 7 4 87 21.8 0 8.7
15 at WAS W 26-15 9 6 85 14.2 0 8.5
16 ATL L 16-33 12 6 59 9.8 0 5.9
17 at TB L 16-17 4 3 22 7.3 0 2.2

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at JAC W 20-9 3 1 11 11.0 0 1.1
2 HOU W 24-17 14 6 70 11.7 0 7.0
3 NO W 27-22 11 8 134 16.8 2 25.4
4 at TB W 37-23 6 2 28 14.0 0 2.8
6 at SEA W 27-23 11 7 131 18.7 1 19.1
7 PHI W 27-16 5 3 65 21.7 0 6.5
8 IND W 29-26 12 6 79 13.2 1 13.9
9 GB W 37-29 7 4 66 16.5 1 12.6
10 at TEN W 27-10 8 8 80 10.0 0 8.0
11 WAS W 44-16 6 3 54 18.0 1 11.4
12 at DAL W 33-14 9 5 70 14.0 0 7.0
13 at NO W 41-38 12 9 129 14.3 0 12.9
14 ATL W 38-0 4 3 52 17.3 0 5.2
15 at NYG W 38-35 8 6 79 13.2 1 13.9
16 at ATL L 13-20 6 4 40 10.0 0 4.0
17 TB W 38-10 2 2 16 8.0 0 1.6
DP SEA W 31-24 6 6 77 12.8 1 13.7
CC ARI W 49-15 8 6 113 18.8 0 11.3
SB DEN L 10-24 9 4 41 10.3 0 4.1
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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