Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
5 days ago

Olsen caught four of five targets for 45 yards Sunday against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen tied for the team lead in receptions Sunday, but both of the Panthers' passing scores came on long passes to Ted Ginn and Kelvin Benjamin. After a hot start to the season, Olsen hasn't topped 52 receiving yards in any of the past five games and has only reached the end zone three times on the season. He'll look to get back on track in Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
1 week ago

Olsen's absence from practice Friday wasn't related to an injury, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Consequently, he'll be available Sunday in Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Due to his veteran status, Olsen likely doesn't require any practice reps on a weekly basis in order to be ready for game day. Alas, with his DNP explained, he'll take aim at a Raiders defense Sunday that has given up 12.8 YPC and five touchdowns to tight ends this season.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
1 week ago

Olsen was not spotted at Friday's practice, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reason for Olsen's absence is not known, so it remains to be seen if it will have any effect on his availability for Week 12. Expect his status to be updated when more details become available.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 weeks ago6 Comments

Olsen gathered in four of seven targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 23-20 win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end saw his yardage total drop for the second straight game, and he's now totaled under 40 yards receiving in two consecutive contests for the first time this season. However, the entire Panthers passing game was muted Thursday, with Cam Newton tallying his lowest completion percentage of the season. Olsen remains an important cog in the Carolina air attack and has seen less than seven targets only once this season. He'll look to have a bigger role in what could be a high-scoring affair versus the Raiders out west in Week 12.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
3 weeks ago

Olsen hauled in five of eight targets for 39 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

You won't find a more reliable tight end than Olsen, he's caught at least five passes in eight of nine games this season. If one were to nit-pick, however, they'd note that the yardage hasn't been there as of late - as he has failed to reach 60 yards in any of his last three games after surpassing that total in each of his first six. A failure to make big plays is a culprit. Olsen had nine catches of 20 or more yards in the first six games of the season, but none in three straight games. A Thursday-night showdown against New Orleans, which ranks at or near the bottom in pass defense across statistics - including passes of 20 or more yards, could be just what the doctor ordered. Olsen caught six passes for 94 yards, including a 20-yarder, in Carolina's Week 6 loss in New Orleans.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
4 weeks ago

Olsen caught five of seven targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 win against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen bounced back from last week's one-catch dud, scoring Carolina's lone touchdown on a nine-yard reception in the first quarter. He remains one of Cam Newton's most trusted targets, with at least seven looks in seven of eight games this season. He'll look to score again next week against the Chiefs.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
1 month ago

Olsen caught one of three passes for just 11 yards in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen saw his fewest targets this season by a margin of four as the Panthers struggled to generate offense through the air. No player received more than six targets and Cam Newton was only able to complete 14 passes in the face of relentless pressure, causing him to yield more to the running game. Olsen has been a weekly fantasy force this season and should bounce back sooner rather than later, with Week 9's matchup against the Rams representing his next opportunity.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen hauled in six of seven targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen didn't quite duplicate his standout Week 5 effort, but was a highly effective option for Cam Newton as the Panthers attempted to mount a second-half comeback. Although the veteran tight end did see his three-game streak of double-digit targets come to an end, he still produced his third-highest yardage total of the season, along with his best reception conversion rate (85.7 percent). Olsen will undoubtedly continue to serve as one of Newton's favorite targets in the short-to-intermediate passing game going forward.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen caught nine passes (on 13 targets) for 181 yards in Monday night's loss to the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen carried the Panthers' offense for portions of Monday night's game, giving fill-in quarterback Derek Anderson an ever-reliable target in Carolina's passing game. Whether lined up at tight end or split out as a receiver, Olsen seemingly had his way with the Tampa Bay defense, catching all different kinds of passes. In the end, his 181 receiving yards marked a new career-high for the 10-year veteran, and his nine catches served as a season-high. Although Olsen wasn't able to find the end zone, his fantasy owners should still be thrilled by his production thus far, as the 31-year-old now sports 33 catches on 52 targets for 516 yards and two scores through five games.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (7)
2 months ago

Olsen caught six passes (on 13 targets) for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen led the Panthers with 13 passes thrown his way, including a 14-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Derek Anderson during the fourth quarter. The tight end also caught a two-point conversion from Anderson on the next play. Regardless of whether starting signal-caller Cam Newton (concussion) is cleared to play by next Monday's game versus the Buccaneers, Olsen is still as reliable of a fantasy option as they come at his position, as his 24 catches (on 39 targets) for 335 yards and two scores thus far might suggest.