TE Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers
|6-5, 255||Born: 3-11-1985||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2007|
Week 8: at San Francisco 49ers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Greg Olsen's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 6 vs TB (7 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Greg Olsen turned back the clock with some contested catches and run-after-catch majesty against the Bucs. Linking up efficiently with Kyle Allen off play action, Olsen announced himself early with a diving catch on a deep out, majestically tracking the low pass. Later, Olsen made a tough contested catch with a defender in tight coverage; his body position was perfect, however, to box out the linebacker. As the game wore on, Olsen found more space to run after the catch on a shallow cross. A late end zone target that required an acrobatic adjustment in mid-air from Olsen fell incomplete, but he made a great effort at a one-handed grab.
2019 Week 5 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Greg Olsen was the odd man out in the Carolina passing attack, but primarily by necessity. The Panthers had to shuffle their offensive line this week, with injuries to Greg Little and Trai Turner forcing rookie Dennis Daley into the starting left tackle position. Olsen was often lined up to Daley's side, helping in pass protection and running fewer pass patterns. Olsen was targeted a couple of times, but one fell harmlessly to the turf after a tip while the other was well covered by the Jacksonville defender.
2019 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
The Texans had their eyes peeled on Greg Olsen throughout, with Kyle Allen's first target to the tight end broken up impressively by a roving defender. Olsen converted two key third-down plays, one of which came on a tight end throwback pass; the other saw the tight end leaking across the formation off a boot action by Allen. Otherwise, Olsen's role was limited to blocking as the game script allowed Carolina to run the ball often.
2019 Week 3 vs ARI (7 / 6 / 75 / 2 rec)
Greg Olsen was every bit the security blanket for inexperienced quarterback Kyle Allen, though the way they connected belied their lack of repetitions as a pairing. Olsen bullied the Cardinals' defenders with his route-running nous, routinely finding open spaces to exploit. Allen's first completion came on a pass to Olsen on a quick-hitting slant over the middle off play action. Olsen was targeted soon after that on a lofted throw to the end zone, but the tight end could only paw at it in the air. Olsen continued to be peppered with passes, but it was the red zone where he made a telling contribution, catching two touchdown passes from Allen. The first came on a straightforward rub route concept, with Olsen running into the left flat near the goal line while Jarius Wright ran the pick. The second saw Olsen beat the safety inside and run right to left along the back line of the end zone. Allen bought time wisely and threw a dart to Olsen, who had a yard of separation.
2019 Week 2 vs TB (9 / 6 / 110 / 0 rec)
Greg Olsen rolled back the years and, in the process, gave Tampa Bay fits in an uneven offensive performance by Carolina. The veteran tight end's savvy route-running and chemistry with his quarterback were in play early, with the two connecting well on over routes across the field. Tampa's linebackers and safeties simply could not deal with Olsen on such patterns, and he would have caught even more passes if Cam Newton's accuracy issues had not cropped up. Olsen offered very little as an after-the-catch threat, unable to put a move on a defender in the open field at one point, but his ability to get open was impeccable. Olsen offered the most consistent chunk play threat for the offense as route combinations involving speedsters Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore allowed the tight end to sneak in behind the underneath coverage.
2019 Week 1 vs LAR (9 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Greg Olsen's first outing of the 2019 season amounted to an exercise in frustration. On multiple occasions his connection with Cam Newton lacked precision, an issue that was apparent on a seam pass ñ a link-up the two have made routine in the past ñ that was thrown to the wrong shoulder. Newton missed his tight end on two straightforward and expected completions ñ one on a pass into the flat off a bootleg action which was too high; the other a third down pass to the right sideline which was too tall as well. There were times the two were in sync, including a low throw that Olsen scooped up on a crucial third down late in the game, but most targets failed to find their mark. Olsen looks every bit the player he was pre-injury.
Latest NewsPanthers | Greg Olsen finishes with 52 yards (Sun Oct 13, 01:29 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught four passes for 52 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. He was targeted seven times during the game. Our View: Olsen showed signs of life for fantasy, but didn't post half of the receiving yards he had in the first matchup with Tampa. He's a low ceiling option with Kyle Allen who is not an essential hold through the bye.
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