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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

Greg Olsen led the Panthers in targets, receptions, and receiving yards as Cam Newton's number one target during 2015 (124 targets for 77/1,104/7), and set career highs for targets and yards per reception (14.3). He was the fourth-best fantasy tight end for the second year in a row with those numbers - suffice it to say that Olsen is central to the Panthers' productive offensive scheme. This is not surprising - Olsen saw 123 targets for a career-high 84 receptions during 2014 (84/1,008/6), exactly matching then-rookie Kelvin Benjamin in the yardage department that season. Even though Carolina has loaded up with tight end prospects for the beginning of 2016 OTAs/training camp (five new faces at last count, led by seventh-round draft pick Beau Sandland, see below), Olsen is secure atop the depth chart with a contract that runs through 2018 (he received a $12 million signing bonus when he re-upped with Carolina in 2015). He will likely be a top target for Newton again this season, although he may drop back closer to his career average of 11.6 yards per reception rather than his wide-receiver-like average of 14.3 we saw during his atypical 2015 campaign. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 7
Overall Redraft - 40, 22, 29, 30, 31, 40, 40, 45, 45, 46, 50, 55, 56
TE Redraft PPR - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 39, 22, 22, 30, 31, 36, 37, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 50, 52
TE Dynasty - 4, 4, 4, 4, 6
Overall Dynasty - 56, 40, 56, 71, 72

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2013 CAR 16 73 816 6
2014 CAR 16 84 1008 6
2015 CAR 16 77 1104 7
2016 PROJ-Dodds 16 72 * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 76 * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 81 * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 70 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 46
TE: 3
Overall-PPR: 45
TE-PPR: 3

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2016 Schedule

1@ Denver Broncos
2vs San Francisco 49ers
3vs Minnesota Vikings
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ New Orleans Saints
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Arizona Cardinals
9@ Los Angeles Rams
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11vs New Orleans Saints
12@ Oakland Raiders
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs San Diego Chargers
15@ Washington Redskins
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers