Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

TE - CAR
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 33College: Miami (FL)Drafted: #31 (1st Rd. by Chicago)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
16th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #64
Best / Worst #48 / #92
ADP #58

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Greg Olsen inks extension with Panthers

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Carolina Panthers and TE Greg Olsen have agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth $8.55 million per year, maxing out at an incentivized $10.05 million per year value.

Fantasy Impact

Although Olsen had auditioned for Thursday Night Football while garnering interest from Fox Sports earlier in the offseason, the 33-year-old tight end made it clear that he is committed to remaining in the league as a player for the foreseeable future. He cemented his sentiments on Thursday by agreeing to his extension with the Panthers. Assuming he will open 2018 with his health intact, Olsen could bounce back to his once Pro Bowl form. However, because of his aforementioned age as well as the loss of Ed Dickson in free agency, I believe the Panthers will target Olsen's successor this weekend via the draft. Fellow NJ native Mike Gesicki could be a fine fit in Carolina and is likely to fall to day-2.

Greg Olsen catches just one pass in regular season finale

Greg Olsen caught just one of nine targets for 10 yards on Sunday against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact

Cam Newton was hardly precise in his passing, so it's hard to blame Olsen. It was highly encouraging to see him get nine targets, however, giving him 27 over the last three games. He'll take on the Saints in the playoffs next week, which is a tough draw, as New Orleans allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.

Dan Harris20 weeks ago
Greg Olsen with three catches against the Bucs

Greg Olsen caught three of six targets for 27 yards on Sunday against the Bucs.

Fantasy Impact

As with everyone on the Carolina offense, Olsen simply couldn't do anything on Sunday against the Bucs. The best takeaway is that he was fully healthy this week, which will always keep him as a top-10 option, including next weekend against Atlanta.

Dan Harris21 weeks ago
Greg Olsen has a big game against the Packers

Finally healthy, Greg Olsen hauled in nine receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown against the Packers Sunday. The nine receptions led the Panthers in receptions.

Fantasy Impact

This is what Greg Olsen owners have been waiting on all year. Olsen should see similar production going forward as he gets closer to 100% healthy.

Greg Olsen does little Sunday against the Vikings

Greg Olsen made his way back on to the field since dealing with a foot injury for most of the season. However, he failed to make a catch against the Vikings.

Fantasy Impact

Brighter days are surely ahead for Greg Olsen; but this was a tough game for fantasy owners. Olsen should see a return to fantasy productivity next week.