Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
2 weeks ago

Olsen caught eight of 12 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen led the Panthers in all major receiving categories, with his performance highlighted by a 14-yard touchdown to begin the fourth quarter. Considering his track record, which includes three Pro Bowl selections, Olsen's output Sunday wasn't all that surprising, but it was an uncommon occurrence this season. That's because the veteran was limited to just seven regular-season appearances due to a foot injury. Even when he was available, though, Olsen topped 30 yards just once, finishing with only 17 receptions on 38 targets for 191 yards and one touchdown on the campaign. Although he'll be 33 years old next season, which is the final under his current contract, Olsen can be counted on to bounce back statistically, assuming he's able to return to full health.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen caught three of six targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 22-19 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen led the Panthers in targets and tied for the team lead in catches, but his underwhelming output overall reflected Carolina's offensive struggles. Although he enters next Sunday's finale with just one good game in an injury-shortened season, Olsen's recent increase in usage should at least encourage his fantasy owners. Additionally, in two games against the Falcons last season, he totaled 12 catches on 25 targets for 135 yards and a score.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen caught nine of 12 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen finally enjoyed his breakthrough performance since returning from injury, as he led Carolina across the board in receiving. The veteran's day was highlighted by a 30-yard touchdown to start the third quarter, marking Olsen's first trip to pay dirt this season. Considering he entered Sunday with just 38 receiving yards on the campaign, Olsen's display -- which came while top wideout Devin Funchess made just one catch for 19 yards -- gives fantasy owners a resurgent commodity to consider ahead of his upcoming matchup with the Buccaneers.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen played 59 of 64 offensive snaps, but failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen's activity level is certainly encouraging, as it seems his foot injury didn't prevent him from filling his usual role. Going against a sticky Vikings secondary, however, the tight end was unable to get involved in the passing game. As long as he avoids any setbacks, Olsen will hope this Sunday's game versus the Packers allows him play and produce at his established level.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team wants to work Olsen back into the passing game in the coming weeks, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen appeared to play most of the offensive snaps in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Vikings, though he did limp off the field at one point after his surgically repaired foot was rolled up on. He only missed a few snaps before rejoining the game, ultimately finishing without a catch on one target. Olsen's practice participation should still be monitored closely as the Panthers prepare for a Week 15 home game against the Packers.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen (foot) is listed as active Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Upon his activation from IR two weeks ago, Olsen aggravated his right foot and was subsequently held out last Sunday in order to avoid the Superdome turf in New Orleans. After turning in full sessions this week, he was tabbed with a questionable designation, but there wasn't much doubt he'd play on Carolina's grass surface Sunday. While head coach Ron Rivera doesn't expect Olsen's workload to be impacted too much, he faces a stingy Minnesota defense that has allowed just 5.8 YPT and three touchdowns to tight ends this season.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen (foot, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Vikings, per a source, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Olsen was a full participant at practice all week, but remained questionable for Week 14. The tight end returned from a foot injury Week 12, but aggravated it and did not play last week against the Saints.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
1 month ago

Olsen (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Bill

Voth of the Panthers' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

A full practice participant throughout the week, Olsen is on track for Sunday's game, with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera even saying that the tight end won't have a "pitch count". That doesn't necessarily mean Olsen will handle a three-down role, but he at least figures to be on the field for most of the passing plays so long as he avoids another setback. Given the nature of his injury, it still wouldn't be a bad idea to check back after the Panthers release their inactive list at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Assuming he's not on that list, Olsen will face a Minnesota defense that's held tight ends to a feeble mark of 5.8 yards per target, with only three touchdowns in 12 games.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
2 months ago

Olsen (foot) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

When he returned to action Week 12, Olsen was activated from IR two days prior and thus wasn't noted on an injury report until last Wednesday. DNPs dotted his practice regimen thereafter due to the discomfort felt during that appearance, and he was ultimately held out Sunday at New Orleans, more so because of the turf in the Superdome than any other reason. With three home games upcoming on grass for the Panthers, Olsen will be available this Sunday against the Vikings and won't even have a "pitch count," Ron Rivera told Max Henson of the Panthers' official site. No matter, Olsen may have a difficult time against a Minnesota defense that has given up 42.3 receiving yards per game and no touchdowns to tight ends over the last four contests.

Greg Olsen
TE CAR (11)
2 months ago

Olsen (foot) will take part in the Panthers' practice Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if Olsen will be a full or limited participant in the session, but more clarity on that front should arrive shortly after practice concludes. Either way, it's a promising sign that he'll be able to return from a one-game absence due to soreness in his surgically repaired right foot and suit up Sunday against the Vikings. Olsen previously missed eight games with the fractured foot before returning to action in the Panthers' Week 12 win over the Jets, providing one reception for 10 yards before exiting the contest after experiencing a setback.