Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
Olsen's stats have been trending upward through each of the past four seasons. He set career highs in catches (84), yards (1008) and targets (123) last year and scored six times. He has found the end zone at least five times per season since the start of 2008. He hasn't missed a game since then either. Olsen ended five games with double-digit targets and four games with eight or more catches. He flashed elite upside in Weeks 14 and 15 as he caught 20 of 24 targets for 182 yards and one TD. Greg had the second-most snaps of any tight end in the league (1,091). He will be the No. 2 option in this passing game and has a strong chance of leading the team in catches because of his strong catch rate (68.3 in 2014, 66.9 over the past three years). Olsen is a top-five Fantasy TE with 70-plus receptions and 900-plus yards well within reach. He'll rank even higher if he can score a few more touchdowns. His early ADP is 55, making him the fourth TE off the board behind Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham and Travis Kelce. His resume is much stronger than Kelce's.
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be key to the team's offensive success this season now that Kelvin Benjamin is out with a torn ACL. Head coach Ron Rivera made it clear that they are going to find ways to get the ball to Olsen. "Guys like (Corey Brown) have to continue to step up," Rivera said. "He can't have the type of start he had last week. (Jerricho) Cotchery obviously will play a bigger role. And it's interesting because we've got so many young guys that have been put in position to make plays. And then of course the one guy that's been the constant has been Greg Olsen. We've got to find other creative ways to make sure he's open and get him the ball."Fantasy Analysis:
Olsen has become a sure-fire top three or four tight end with the injury to KB. He is going to see an abundance of targets. It wouldn't be surprising to even see him finish ahead of Jimmy Graham as the TE2. Olsen is currently being drafted as the TE4, which is fair but his upside now makes him a great pick. Even if he doesn't jump any of the guys ahead of him, you may want to reach up a round to grab him.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors8/27 - Panthers TE Greg Olsen will be a focal point of the offense
8/22 - Panthers TE Ed Dickson to get more work in two-TE sets after Kelvin Benjamin injury
8/19 - Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin carted off with a knee injury
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|8.01||SiriusXM Fantasy - 80 catches 16 games, also in PPR leagues I want the option to be able to flex a heavily targeted Tight End|
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