Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Carolina Panthers
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Tue, Jun 28th 5:39pm EDT
Last season, Kelvin Benjamin was injured so Olsen was Cam Newton's only quality target. Still, Olsen finished 6th amongst tight ends in fantasy points per game. At 31-years-old, I'm not buying the idea that he jumps forward from that performance and you shouldn't either.
Greg Olsen returns to practice

Tue, Aug 23rd 12:09pm EDT
By Mike Kudlacik

CAR

Greg Olsen returned to practice on Monday after sitting out three practices last week with back spasms. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Olsen as he may even play in the Panthers third preseason game on Friday against the Patriots. He had an MRI last week which revealed only back spasms and no structural damage. If healthy, Olsen is a top-3 tight end in fantasy, the situation is worth monitoring for upcoming drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


Greg Olsen sat out the second preseason game against the Titans with back spasms.

Fantasy Impact: Olsen has been sitting out of practice for most of the week dealing with back discomfort. Head coach Ron Rivera didn't seem all that concerned with the back injury when asked by reporters earlier in the week. The injury situation is worth monitoring for prospective Olsen fantasy owners as he's been a top tier TE over the past few years.

Category: Injury Updates


Greg Olsen missed his third consecutive practice on Thursday and underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage to his back. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Fantasy Impact: The Panthers don't seem to be all that concerned with Olsen's back at this point with head coach Ron Rivera calling the injury "a big spasm". For prospective fantasy owners this is worth monitoring as Olsen has been one of the most productive tight ends in fantasy over the past few seasons. Olsen had 77 catches in 123 targets for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015.

Category: Injury Updates


Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 21st
Greg Olsen is currently dealing with back spasms, and is being held out of the latest pre-season game. I don't think that there is a huge concern at this point and I am not dropping him in my TE rankings. He is currently the #3 TE being drafted behind Gronk and Reed. Target him in round 4 of your fantasy football league drafts.
WalterFootball | Aug 19th
Olsen doesn't have the upside of some of these other tight ends, but his consistency makes him a safe pick, but it will also probably push his ADP up above some guys who have higher upside. I usually draft a bit riskier at tight end, hoping to hit on a Jordan Reed or Tyler Eifert, but the safety of Olsen is appealing
The NY Times | Aug 12th
The safest bet out of the ''Gronk'' tier considering health and consistency.
FanSided | Jul 31st
Rob Gronkowski is generally viewed as the toptight end in fantasy football, but who is the second best player at the position, Greg Olsen of the Carolina Panthers or Jordan Reed of the Washington Redskins? Both players are deserving of the praise that they receive, and selecting one over the other ...
Dynasty Football Warehouse | Jul 8th
Olsen is one of the safest picks at TE
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 6th
Jordan Reed’s voice was most certainly heard by fantasy owners last year. (Getty)After Gronk, average drafters currently have Jordan Reed and Greg Olsen ranked No. 2 and No. 3 on their cheat sheets. In this showdown, Brad Evans and Liz Loza argue which plus-sized target is the better buy. Read their arguments and declare a winner in the comments section. [Yahoo Fantasy Football is open for ...
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
KB returning should cut into his high end production a bit but he still is a beast that will see the ball a ton.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jun 15th
Olsen has finished in the Top-6 each of the last four years and he should be great again in 2016 as he looks to build on a 77 reception, 1,104 yard and seven touchdown season.