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By Max Enos, Panthers Correspondent, Fri, Aug 15th 7:49pm EDT

Greg Olsen missed practice Thursday due to another player stepping on his calf. Tuesday he also left practice, but with cramps. (Source: Charlotte Observer )

Fantasy Impact: These occurrences are minor and Olsen is expected to play in Sunday's pre-season game versus the Chiefs. With Cam Newton also expected to start, this will be the first comprehensive preview as to how the new 2014 offense will work together.

RotoWire.com | Aug 28th
Greg Olsen: Olsen (personal) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Steelers, the Charlotte Observer reports. Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.
The New York Times | Aug 28th
Newton's most reliable set of hands now that Smith is gone.
Breaking Football | Aug 27th
He's all Cam Newton has, so you'd think he'd have a great shot at posting career numbers.
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
Seems destined to be a critical component in WR-deprived offense.
The Fake Football | Aug 26th
Olsen isn't flashy, but he's one of Cam Newton's favorite targets and his numbers continue to improve.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 25th
Easy to say he will get 800 yards and 5 TDs.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 25th
Olsen is as safe of a fantasy tight end as you can find, he is not going to put up monster numbers, but he has finished sixth and eighth among fantasy tight ends the last two seasons. The Panthers have the worst receiving core in the NFL, so Olsen should see plenty of targets.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 25th
Cam Newton's favorite target and only proven target (since Steve Smith is now gone). He has been a consistent threat in his last two seasons in Carolina, about 800 yards and 5-6 scores. He will not wow you week-in and week-out, but he will continue to be a prime member of your starting lineup.
Legion Report | Aug 25th
Olsen’s 2012 and 2013 seasons mimic themselves in nearly every category and differ by only 4 Receptions, 1 TD and 27 Receiving Yards. The consistency will continue forward in 2014 and we feel that Olsen’s numbers will only increase in every category as the Carolina Options are limited for Cam Newton. Olsen rarely has a monster performance that wins games for Fantasy Owners, however he also doesn’t produce goose-eggs that lose games either. For example, Olsen didn’t notch a single game last season over 90 Receiving Yards. Olsen was Targeted 111 times last year and yielded 73 Receptions with a Reception Rate of 65%. In 2012, Olsen saw almost identical numbers as he snatched 69 Receptions on 104 Targets with a 66% Reception Rate. We expect Olsen’s Targets to jump to the 120 range. With a consistent Reception Rate, look for Olsen to grab 79-80 Receptions in 2014. Olsen has averaged 12.21 YPC in 2012 and 11.17 YPC in 2013. We expect Olsen to jump to nearly 925 Receiving Yards in 2014 with an uptick in TD Numbers as well. He is a consistent option that has the ability to finish higher than his current Legion Report Ranking.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 23rd
Greg Olsen may very well be Cam Newton’s top target this season with the Panthers receiver corps in shambles aside from rookie Kelvin Benjamin.
Fantasy Couch | Aug 19th
a very solid TE this season
RotoBaller | Aug 16th
BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 65 (Current ADP: 75, TE: 7) ANALYSIS: It’s no secret that Cam Newton‘s weapons have gone through a complete overhaul this offseason yet the one mainstay is tight end Greg Olsen. Looking at last year’s numbers, Olsen was actually tied with Steve Smith for most targets on the Panthers with 109. With […]
Rotoprofessor | Jul 20th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It is easy to overlook the Panthers’ Greg Olsen among tight ends, but is that really a mistake you want to make? First, just look at the numbers he’s posted over the past two years: 2012 – 69 receptions,