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TE Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers

6-5, 255Born: 3-11-1985College: MiamiDrafted: Round 1, pick 2007

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Olsen was solid in his return and should be startable in what will likely be another pass heavy game for the Panthers against the Eagles.

Week 7: at Philadelphia Eagles - $5900

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Recent Stats and Projections

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6 at WAS 59 4 48 0 0 5900 6.80 1.15
7 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Greg Olsen's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 1 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec - 4.3 points, $6300)

Greg Olsen lasted only a little over a quarter against the Cowboys. On a straightforward seam route, Olsen's foot was stood on by the defender in coverage. Olsen finished the play and ended up making a 19-yard reception after a slip from a defender but did not return to the game. He was spotted wearing a walking boot on the sideline. Olsen had been looking comfortable prior to the injury, reeling in a nice 14-yard catch on an intermediate dig route.

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Latest News

Panthers | No setbacks for Greg Olsen (Sun Oct 14, 04:28 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned with four catches and 48 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins.

Our View: Olsen made it through the game without incident and appears to be back among the TE1 ranks. He'll be worth a start against the Eagles next week.
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Panthers | Greg Olsen ready to play (Sun Oct 14, 12:10 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is officially active for the team's Week 6 game.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen expected to start Week 6 (Sat Oct 13, 05:34 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is expected to play in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins, and the plan is for him to be in the starting lineup, a source said Saturday, Oct. 13.

Our View: Olsen's foot injury is going to require surgery after the season but he's back now and ready as he'll ever be this season. The tight end position is brutal this year for Fantasy GMs, but a clearly less-than-100-percent Olsen is a TE2 in Week 6.
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Panthers | Greg Olsen a full participant (Fri Oct 12, 02:10 PM) - Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12, but is listed as questionable for Week 6.

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Panthers | Greg Olsen listed as questionable (Fri Oct 12, 01:34 PM) - Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) has been listed as questionable for Week 6 versus the Washington Redskins, although head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Friday, Oct. 12, that he likes Olsen's chances to play.

Our View: If Olsen plays he's worth a start because of the weak competition at the tight end position, but it's certainly possible that he doesn't look like himself, or gets fewer targets than usual in his first week back. The Panthers offense has four viable wide receiver targets and Christian McCaffery.
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Schedule

7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10@ Pittsburgh Steelers
11@ Detroit Lions
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs New Orleans Saints
16vs Atlanta Falcons
17@ New Orleans Saints