Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 34College: Miami (FL)Drafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Chicago)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #8
Projection 7.9 pts


Greg Olsen leads Panthers with 110 yards receiving

Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught 6-of-9 targets for 110 yards in Thursday night's Week 2 loss to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact

While Olsen was banged up, he drew an active designation and ultimately led the Panthers with 110 yards receiving. His nine targets were good for third on the team behind D.J. Moore (14) and Curtis Samuel (12). Olsen will be in the TE1 conversation for Week 3's matchup against the Cardinals.

Greg Olsen officially active for Thursday Night Football

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is officially active for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. He had been limited with a back injury.

Fantasy Impact

The veteran tight end caught four passes for 36 yards in the team's Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but he was targeted nine times.

Mike Maher6 days ago
Greg Olsen (back) misses Tuesday's practice, plans to play Thursday

Greg Olsen missed Monday and Tuesday's practice with a back injury. Olsen said that he 'tweeked his back' against the Rams on Sunday. The tight end continued by saying 'a short week is not ideal but I plan to play.'

Fantasy Impact

Olsen missing the first two practices of the week, combined with the fact it is Thursday Night Football, makes me bearish on the tight end. Any form of practice on Wednesday would increase his chances of playing on Thursday. However, if he misses practice on Wednesday, he will likely sit out or be a game-time decision. Olsen does have an injury history but the 34-year old tight end does not have a history with back injuries. Based on the information available, you should be skeptical of his game status and you should make plans to play Week 2 without him.

Garett Thomas1 week ago
Greg Olsen targeted nine times in Week 1

Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught 4-of-9 targets for 36 yards in Week 1's loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact

While he only caught four passes, it is clear the Panthers want Olsen involved in the offense. He was targeted nine times. If Olsen holds up on the injury front, he could be one of the bigger tight end values in fantasy drafts. Olsen gets a cake matchup with the Buccaneers in Week 2.

Greg Olsen misses Monday's practice

Greg Olsen was not seen by beat writers during Monday's practice for the Panthers. No official word on Olsen has been delivered.

Fantasy Impact

At this point, it remains unclear why Olsen is not participating in practice. What we do know is that Olsen has a long list of injuries for his career. Olsen's status will likely be updated later today once the media has a moment to ask head coach Ron Rivera questions. Nevertheless, if you were relying on Olsen for a Week 1 start, maybe identify a few flyers on the waiver-wire until the official word is delivered on Olsen's status.

Garett Thomas2 weeks ago