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Olsen (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Olsen's knee injury is ailing him for a second consecutive week, but the tight end has shrugged off injuries on occasion this season and still produced at an elite level. On Sunday, he'll attempt to repeat his Week 1 performance against a Buccaneers' squad that allowed him to romp for eight catches (on 11 targets) for 83 yards and one touchdown.

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Olsen (undisclosed) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Olsen dealt with a knee injury last week, which may have lingered into the current week of preparation. The ailment didn't quell his relevance in the passing game, though, as he racked up 10 catches (on 11 targets) for 72 yards and one touchdown in Week 14. While the impetus for Wednesday's absence should be revealed in the near future, expect his availability for Sunday's game versus the Buccaneers to clear up by week's end.

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Olsen (knee) had 10 catches on 11 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Saints.

Olsen tied a season-high with his 11 targets, a mark he's reached four different times this season. His touchdown ended a six-game scoreless drought, and he's now been targeted 31 times in the last three games. With that many passes being thrown his way, particularly in the red zone, Olsen is peaking at a solid time for fantasy owners. Up next is a Week 15 matchup against a Bucs defense that Olsen had eight catches on 11 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown against back in Week 1.

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Olsen (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Despite Carolina's offensive struggles, Olsen's usage and production has remained fairly reliable this season, and he will be safe to deploy against New Orleans' 28th-ranked pass defense.

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Olsen (knee, questionable) should be able to play Sunday against the Saints, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.

Previous reports noted that coach Ron Rivera expected Olsen to play in the contest, with confirmation of the tight end's Week 14 status set to arrive as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches.

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Olsen (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, but head coach Ron Rivera expects him to play, the Charlotte Observer's Joe Person reports.

In a frustrating season for the Panthers, Olsen keeps chugging along, averaging 80 receiving yards over his last three games. He hasn't scored since Week 6, however, and the Saints have allowed just one opposing tight end to score since Week 1.

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Olsen (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Olsen's return to practice was capped at individual drills, but swelling in his knee has decreased, which leaves him in line to play Sunday at New Orleans. By week's end, his Week 14 availability could very well clear up.

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Olsen (knee) took part in practice Thursday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Olsen's activity level is unclear, but his presence in practice indicates the likely minor nature of the injury, which was deemed to be swelling in the bursa sac near one of his knees. As the week draws to a close, expect further clarification regarding his availability for Sunday's game at New Orleans.

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Olsen missed Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.

Coach Ron Rivera told Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer that Olsen is dealing with swelling in the bursa sac near one of his knees. Nonetheless, Rivera isn't worried about the state of Olsen's health and expects him to take the field Sunday at New Orleans. Even if precaution reigns and Olsen misses each practice this week, the tight end is poised to play in Week 14, barring a setback.

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Olsen caught five passes for nine targets for a team-high 59 yards Sunday against the Vikings.

Quarterback Cam Newton was brutal Sunday, completing just 18-of-35 passes, which kept Olsen from having much of a fantasy impact. That's now six games in a row without a touchdown for Olsen, though it's not for lack of opportunities, as he's gotten 20 targets in the last two games. Additionally, he's reached the 100-yard mark twice in that span, so it hasn't been a total loss. Up next is a Week 14 matchup against a Saints defense that is allowing the 10th-most passing yards per game this season, though they held the Panthers to just 151 back in Week 9.