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88 Greg Olsen TE

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%22%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
115671912.8540

Player Updates

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen registers another game of 60-plus yards
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

After cracking the century mark for the second time his last time out, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen took a step back Sunday against the Falcons in Week 11.

Olsen finished the game as the team's second-leading receiver, behind Kelvin Benjamin. He caught five of the 11 passes thrown his way for 62 yards in a 19-17 defeat. He has 60-plus yards in eight of Carolina's first 11 games this season. He has 720 receiving yards on the year.

The Panthers will get a bye week before facing the Vikings in Week 13.

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Greg Olsen nets career-high 119 yards in MNF loss
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught six passes for a career-high 119 yards in Monday's loss at Philadelphia, his second 100-yard effort this season. Olsen tied for the team lead with seven targets.

Olsen remains on pace to set a career high in receiving yardage. He'll play the Falcons in Week 11 looking for his first touchdown since Week 6.

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen catches three passes Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen hauled in just three passes Thursday against the Saints.

Olsen gained 30 yards during the contest. He received just four targets. It's the second straight game where Olsen has struggled in the passing game. He received three targets and had just 16 yards Week 8 against Seattle.

Olsen will look for more Week 10 against the Eagles. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1414624579
Greg Olsen deserves your trust
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Panthers coach Ron Rivera mentioned Monday that the reason tight end Greg Olsen had only one catch for 16 yards in Week 8 is because the Seahawks rotated their coverage toward him, particularly in the red zone. You can understand why they'd do that after Olsen averaged 70.4 yards with four touchdowns in his first four games.

Unfortunately, since the Seahawks limited the Panthers to just nine points in that game, they've invited other teams to emulate them, and while the Saints, Olsen's Week 9 opponent, certainly aren't the Seahawks defensively, they've done good job of containing tight ends this season, giving up the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to them. And that's even though they rank 31st against the pass.

But just because you can make a reasonable case to sit one this year's most productive and reliable tight ends doesn't mean you should follow through with it. Week 8 was just the second time in eight games that Olsen's production didn't justify a starting spot -- a terrific ratio for any player, regardless of position -- and the Saints haven't really faced a team with a top-flight tight end until now.

If quarterback Cam Newton has big numbers in this game -- and the data suggest he should -- Olsen will, too. Keep him active.

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Panthers' Rivera: Seattle rotated coverage toward Greg Olsen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen by far had his worst performance of the season during Sunday's 13-9 loss against the Seahawks, totaling one catch for 16 yards. Though, coach Ron Rivera gave a lot of credit to the Seattle defense for limiting Olsen. He said Seattle rotated its defensive coverage toward Olsen, particularly in the red zone.

Olsen entered play Sunday averaging about six catches and 70.4 receiving yards per game. He also had five touchdowns in his first seven games.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/7/14TB883221
29/14/14DET672200
39/21/14PIT569371
49/28/14BAL230170
510/5/14CHI672192
610/12/14CIN662161
710/19/14GB8105230
810/26/14SEA116160
910/30/14NO330110
1011/10/14PHI6119380
1111/16/14ATL561150
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Bye: Week 12
1311/30/14@ MIN1:00 pm
1412/7/14@ NO1:00 pm
1512/14/14TB1:00 pm
1612/21/14CLE1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2007Chicago Bears1443939110.03126019
2008Chicago Bears1675457410.65256131
2009Chicago Bears16156061210.24189133
2010Chicago Bears1613414049.93953022
2011Carolina Panthers16134554012.04456227
2012Carolina Panthers16166984312.247511142
2013Carolina Panthers16167381611.231612044
2014Carolina Panthers11115671912.83858040
TOTAL12195437489911.25241615258
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Chicago Bears1411.000000.0000
2008Chicago Bears1622.000000.0000
2009Chicago Bears1611.000000.0000
2010Chicago Bears1633.000000.0000
2011Carolina Panthers1622.000000.0000
2012Carolina Panthers1622.000000.0000
2013Carolina Panthers1600.000000.0000
2014Carolina Panthers1111.000000.0000
TOTAL1211212.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Chicago Bears1400000000
2008Chicago Bears1622100000
2009Chicago Bears1600020020
2010Chicago Bears1621010010
2011Carolina Panthers1611000000
2012Carolina Panthers1600000000
2013Carolina Panthers1600000000
2014Carolina Panthers1100010-410
TOTAL12154140-440
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/253
Birthdate:
3/11/1985
Age:
29
Hometown:
Paterson, NJ, USA
School:
Miami (Fla.)
NFL Experience:
8
Awards:
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