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TE Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers

6-5, 255Born: 3-11-1985College: MiamiDrafted: Round 1, pick 31

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Summary

Olsen is the first tight end in NFL history to string together three 1,000+ yards-receiving seasons in a row - he's been a model of consistency in Carolina during that record-setting run, seeing 123 targets for 84/1,008/6 receiving during 2014; 124 for 77/1,104/7 during 2015 and 129 for 80/1,073/3 during 2016. He should remain an elite tight end for fantasy owners this year (he led the Panthers in receiving last year - no wide receiver went over 1,000 yards receiving last season). Olsen may once again wind up the most valuable fantasy pass receiver for Carolina again this year given the sorry state of the wide receivers' stable. He is very simpatico with Cam Newton - both players arrived in Carolina during 2011 and Olsen has always been a favorite target of Newton's dating back to Newton's rookie season. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 4, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6
Overall Redraft - 46, 23, 32, 35, 38, 39, 41, 41, 43, 49, 51, 53, 54, 55, 58
TE Redraft PPR - 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6
Overall Redraft PPR - 45, 23, 32, 35, 37, 37, 39, 41, 42, 43, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 58
TE Dynasty - 7, 6, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15
Overall Dynasty - 82, 52, 69

Stats and Projections

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2014 CAR 16 84 1008 6
2015 CAR 16 77 1104 7
2016 CAR 16 80 1073 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 79 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 77 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 80 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 77 * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 45
TE: 4
Overall-PPR: 45
TE-PPR: 4

Carolina Panthers Team Links

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Latest News

Panthers | Greg Olsen can make history in 2017 (Tue Jul 18, 06:38 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen can become just the fourth tight end ever to gain at least 1,000 yards in four seasons. Not only that, but achieving 1,000 yards this season would mark the fourth straight year in which Olsen has reached that mark.

Our View: Olsen is a favorite target of QB Cam Newton, and he should once again be a key piece of what the Panthers do when they go through the air. Projecting Olsen for 75+ catches and over 1,000 yards receiving is more than fair.

Panthers | Still no decision made Greg Olsen's contract (Sat Jul 15, 11:04 AM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen and his agent still have yet to make a decision regarding whether or not Wilson will show up for training camp. Olsen is due to make $6.5 million in each the next two seasons and ranks 12th in guaranteed money, making the three-time Pro Bowler one of the more underpaid tight ends in the league.

Our View: Olsen is seriously underpaid at the TE position, and the Panthers should be on notice with training camp less than two weeks away. We'll see if they can get something done before camp. Fantasy owners are selecting Olsen as TE4 (5.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2017 Schedule

1@ San Francisco 49ers
2vs Buffalo Bills
3vs New Orleans Saints
4@ New England Patriots
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10vs Miami Dolphins
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New York Jets
13@ New Orleans Saints
14vs Minnesota Vikings
15vs Green Bay Packers
16vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17@ Atlanta Falcons