Olsen finished the game with four catches for 55 yards. He was targeted six times. Olsen was also the target of Cam Newton's second interception, which essentially won the game for the 49ers. On the play, coverage prevented Olsen from cutting inside, and the ball sailed straight to the safety.
Olsen had six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. He has now scored against the Falcons in five consecutive games.
The Panthers have locked up the No. 2 seed in the NFC and the NFC South title. They are now off until the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Olsen has hit a lull of late with nine Fantasy points or less in five consecutive games. He has one touchdown over that span, and he hit a low with three Fantasy points last week against New Orleans.
But with Steve Smith (knee) out, Cam Newton should lean on Olsen even more, and he did well against the Falcons in Week 9 with four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. The great news is Olsen has scored a touchdown in each of the past four meetings with Atlanta, and the Falcons have allowed a tight end to score in three of their past five games.
We like Olsen as a Top 10 Fantasy tight end in the regular-season finale. Keep him active in all leagues despite his recent lack of production.
Olsen led the team with seven targets, but struggled to get much going. He finished the game with four receptions and 35 yards. Olsen will take on the Falcons Week 17.
Olsen is dealing with a foot injury. After missing Wednesday's practice, he was able to fully participate Thursday and Friday.
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