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) #65
Best / Worst #49 / #124
ADP #62

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Most believe Evan Engram belongs here. It isn't as though I think that highly of Olsen, who I wouldn't draft until around pick 60. Rather, I just do not want any exposure whatsoever to Engram. Let's not forget, too, that Olsen had over 3,000 yards in the three seasons prior to his injury riddled 2017. He had never missed a game until last season so it isn't as though I am excpecting him to suddenly be injury prone.

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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.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #4TE #3TE #838
Dynasty TE #10TE #6TE #2630
ConsensusFFC
Overall#62#57
Tight Ends#6#5
Projections
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RecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
64.6782.55.30.3109.4
History
Statistics
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week10011
Last 3 Weeks510.34.37.1
Season to Date27.30.12.43.6
Game Log
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OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17@ ATL10011
Week 16vs. TB27032.7
Week 15vs. GB1161917.6
Week 14vs. MIN0000
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next Gamevs. DAL3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesATL, CIN, BYE28th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CLE, NO, ATL20th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--5th easiest remaining opponents