TE Greg Olsen - Carolina Panthers
|6-5, 255||Born: 3-11-1985||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2007|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 8): It's going to precarious as Olsen has already said he will need to have surgery at the end of the season, but he is proven and he has years of chemistry with Cam Newton. We'll try to give him a week back on the field before trusting him.
General News (Fri Oct 12): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Oct 11): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 10): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
General News (Mon Oct 8): could return this week, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Olsen could practice as early as Wednesday, Oct. 10. Olsen, himself, anticipates returning to action in Week 6 but also believes he will require a second surgery for his Jones fracture, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.
Week 6: at Washington Redskins
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Cam Newton is off to a tremendous start to the season as he is on pace to set a record for completion percentage and is on pace to have his second best year statistically in terms of touchdown and interceptions. Cam could get a big increase this week as Greg Olsen looks like he might be giving it a chance to play this week after having missed the last three games due to a foot injury. This would be a big help to the Panthers receiving group that outside of Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey needs a third receiving option as they have gotten nothing out of Torrey Smith and Jarius Wright so far this year. The Redskins secondary was burned badly on Monday night against the Saints as Drew Brees seemingly had his way against this Redskins secondary on his way to putting up 43 points. This was atypical for the Redskins who had looked great in their first three games. Josh Norman's health may be a big reason for this as he suffered a hamstring injury against the Packers and did not look 100% healthy last week. This is still a unit with two solid corners in Quinton Dunbar and Norman along with slot corner Fabien Moreau who has played well so expect the Redskins to rebound this week.
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
2018 Week 1 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
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.
Latest NewsPanthers | 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.
link to story 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. link to story 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.
link to story 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. link to story 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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