Olsen hauled in six of seven targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Saints.
Olsen didn't quite duplicate his standout Week 5 effort, but was a highly effective option for Cam Newton as the Panthers attempted to mount a second-half comeback. Although the veteran tight end did see his three-game streak of double-digit targets come to an end, he still produced his third-highest yardage total of the season, along with his best reception conversion rate (85.7 percent). Olsen will undoubtedly continue to serve as one of Newton's favorite targets in the short-to-intermediate passing game going forward.
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Olsen caught six passes (on 13 targets) for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Olsen led the Panthers with 13 passes thrown his way, including a 14-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Derek Anderson during the fourth quarter. The tight end also caught a two-point conversion from Anderson on the next play. Regardless of whether starting signal-caller Cam Newton (concussion) is cleared to play by next Monday's game versus the Buccaneers, Olsen is still as reliable of a fantasy option as they come at his position, as his 24 catches (on 39 targets) for 335 yards and two scores thus far might suggest.
Olsen turned 10 targets into six catches for 64 yards in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Vikings.
Olsen's performance was surprisingly mediocre given that Carolina spent the majority of the second half playing from behind. Quarterback Cam Newton's inaccuracy was mostly to blame, though, as the tight end still led the team in targets, catches, and yards. With 259 yards and a touchdown on 18 receptions through three weeks, Olsen is unquestionably the focal point of the Panthers' passing game.
Olsen racked up 122 receiving yards and a touchdown on five receptions during Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Olsen has been targeted a total of 17 times throughout the first two weeks of the season as he continues to be one of quarterback Cam Newton's favorite weapons in the Panthers' aerial attack. A large part of Olsen's production Sunday came on one play, when he caught a 78-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter as Carolina took the lead for good. He'll look to keep the momentum heading into net week's tilt against the Vikings.
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