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Week 3 Outlook
Greg Olsen announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL.
Olsen announced his decision on FOX's NFC Championship Game pre-game show. He'll begin working for the network this year. A first-round pick of the Bears back in 2007, Olsen was a meaningful fantasy contributor following his move to the Carolina Panthers. His best season came in 2015 when Cam Newton led the team to a Super Bowl appearance. Olsen totaled over 1,100 receiving yards and seven TDs that regular season.
Greg Olsen (foot) will not play in Week 17's game against the 49ers.
Greg Olsen’s injury was considered season-ending when he suffered a plantar fascia tear in November. He has been trying to get back on the field since Week 15, but it appears as if he just can’t shake the injury. He’ll hope to make it back for the playoffs but there are no guarantees, especially with the lingering nature of this foot injury.
According to ESPN, Seahawks TE Greg Olsen (foot) is considered a long shot to play against the Washington Football Team in Week 15.
Olsen is off IR, but it doesn't look like he is ready to return to the field. In his absence, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister will get a majority of the snaps at TE. Dissly scored in Week 14, but he has a tough matchup against a strong Washington defense this week.
Greg Olsen was placed on IR with a foot injury, and although he was initially expected to miss the remainder of the season, he has returned to practice and will hope to play again before the season ends.
At 35-years-old it's incredible to see the tight end push to return from a ruptured fascia that he suffered in Week 11. Plantar fascia injuries typically require a lot of pain tolerance during recovery so his status in practices should give us a clearer idea of his ability to play. Either way, he would make for a risky TE2 and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says TE Greg Olsen (foot) has a chance to return before the end of the season.
Carroll notes that Olsen is "moving around terrifically." The 34-year-old landed on IR back on November 23rd, which seemingly gives him a chance to return in Week 16. Of course, he won't be a fantasy option after such a long layoff, especially since he has cleared 35 receiving yards just once in 2020.