Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #3 67.90 CAR Active 9 years 31 6'5 253 @gregolsen88

2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Dec-12-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/12): Olsen had his 3rd 100-yard receiving game in Week 13 and 2nd against the Saints. He finished with nine catches for 129 yards on 12 targets. His lack of a TD hurt his edge at the TE position. He has six TDs, while averaging 8.7 targets per game. Last year Olsen had only seven catches for 88 yards on 14 targets in two games vs. the Falcons. Atlanta is 25th in the league in TE Fantasy defense, with one team scoring over 30 Fantasy points. Nine teams have scored between 10 and 20 Fantasy points against them. Olsen's salary is at a high point so he really needs 25+ Fantasy points to be an edge. High floor with a chance at plus targets.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Olsen has been more steady than impactful in his last five games (6/79/1, 4/66/1, 8/80, 3/54/1, and 5/70). His best game of the year came at home vs. the Saints (8/143/2) and he has one other plus game (7/131/1) on his 2015 resume, while averaging 8.4 targets per game. New Orleans allows the most Fantasy points to TEs, with five teams scoring over 20 Fantasy points, including two disaster games (10/153/2 and 12/153/3). On the year TEs have 10 TDs against New Orleans (six in the last three weeks). Excellent matchup and he is somewhat due for a plus game.

UPDATE (9/30): Greg Olsen was already a top target, but an incomplete WR corps have forced the offense to run through him. Cam Newton is leaning heavily on the former Miami Hurricanes star. In three games, Olsen already accumulated 15 receptions for 215 yards and two TDs. If you didn't know already, Olsen is a lock to finish among the elite Fantasy tight ends.

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

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
5.11 Team Rozek - I was surprised to see Olsen still here even in a 1 TE setup. He's one of the best options available after Gronk. (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 11:16:43 p.m. ET 2015)
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