Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 255 lbsAge: 32College: Miami (FL)Drafted: #31 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
19th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #50
Best / Worst #34 / #83
ADP #45


Greg Olsen plays briefly in the first preseason game

Greg Olsen drew two targets and hauled in one of them for 32 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Olsen will be a big part of the Panthers' offense this year and will be one of the top tight ends in the NFL.

Greg Olsen will report to camp

Greg Olsen will not hold out as many had feared. Olsen will be reporting to camp to get ready for the season.

Fantasy Impact

No missed workouts is a good thing for Olsen; who should be a top tight end in 2017.

Greg Olsen undecided on a potential hold-out

NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus told Pro Football Talk that a "decision hasn't been made" on whether or not his client, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, will hold out of training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Olsen is a potential candidate to hold out of training camp for a new contract. Currently, the Pro Bowl tight end is slated to earn $6.5 million in each of the next two seasons, but "wants something that better reflects his productivity." Since his second year in Carolina in 2012, Olsen caught at least 69 targets for 816 yards and three touchdowns in each of the past five seasons. He is the seventh highest paid TE according to Over the Cap with his current deal.

Greg Olsen to hold out of training camp?

Carolina Panthers beat writer Joseph Person believes the threat of tight end Greg Olsen holding out "bears watching" moving forward. "Greg Olsen’s desire for a new contract is not a media creation," Person said via the Charlotte Observer. "Olsen wants to be paid at a level commensurate with his production and could make things uncomfortable with the threat of a training camp holdout. I don’t think it will come to that, but the situation bears watching."

Fantasy Impact

Olsen has been one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL since entering the league in 2007. However, it wasn't until 2012, his second year in Carolina, at which he emerged as one of the league's top players at his position. After compiling three consecutive seasons of at least 77 receptions, 1,008 yards and three touchdowns, the 32-year-old, who still has two years remaining on his current contract, believes he is in line for a new deal that will pay him as an elite TE. Although he is not slated to hit the open market until the 2019 season, the Panthers could ultimately extend Olsen sooner rather than later and finally put the murmurs of their top receiving threat holding out to bed. Olsen is a top five fantasy TE entering the 2017 season.

Greg Olsen finishes quiet in Week 17

Greg Olsen finished on a quiet note in Week 17 against the Buccaneers with three receptions for 22 yards. Olsen finished with season with his third consecutive 1,000 yard season but his fewest touchdowns (3) since his rookie season with the Bears (2).

Fantasy Impact

Olsen finished quietly but had the same amount of catches (77) and targets (123) as last season. He finished with 1,051 yards this season and will be a solid TE1 next season. Expect him to go again around the fifth round in re-draft leagues.

Sean Fitzpatrick33 weeks ago