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Jan 7, 2024 3 56 26 1 11
Dec 31, 2023 3 26 14 0 2
Dec 21, 2023 9 123 28 0 14
Dec 17, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 10, 2023 4 28 8 1 8
Player Outlook
Olave had some of the highest highs as a rookie in 2022 despite inconsistent and unaggressive quarterback play. Nothing was more impressive about Olave's rookie season than his 1,531 air yards (eighth-most). They showed off his ability to create separation on the vertical plane. He also commanded a 25% target share overall. Consistency was an issue for Olave and he finished eight games during his rookie season as a WR3 or worse. However, a lot of that was luck; he scored just five times. Positive touchdown regression seems likely in 2023. Olave is a popular breakout pick in 2023 and you'll have to use a third-round pick to get him.

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2023 87 1123 12.91 5 0.00 1368.5
2022 72 1042 14.47 4 0.00 1228.1
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Fantasy News

  • Saints' Chris Olave: Finishes campaign with TD

    Olave secured all three targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Saints' 48-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Olave finished tied with multiple teammates for second in receptions and was also the runner-up in receiving yards. The second-year wideout also recorded his fifth touchdown of the season on an impressive contested, leaping 26-yard grab early in the third quarter, putting a solid cap on a productive sophomore campaign. Sunday's production pushed Olave's final 2023 line to 87-1,123-5 across 16 games, with all three totals eclipsing his rookie-season tallies.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Ready for Week 18 matchup

    Olave (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports. Olave now will play a third straight game since missing Week 15 with an ankle injury. He lit up the Rams for 129 yards the following game but then slumped to 3-26-0 (six targets) Week 17 in a 23-13 win over Tampa Bay. Olave was a full practice participant Friday and shouldn't have any limitations Sunday as the Saints battle for a playoff spot.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Remains limited Thursday

    Olave (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. As he did a week ago, Olave has kicked off Week 18 prep with back-to-back capped sessions due to a lingering ankle injury. He maintained that activity level last Friday before entering the weekend without a designation for this past Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, so he appears to be trending in the same direction this time around. Ultimately, Friday's practice report will unveil if that's the case for Olave ahead of Sunday's contest against the Falcons.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Good to go

    Olave (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Brooke Kirchhofer of NewOrleans.Football reports. This was expected, given that Olave returned for a Week 16 loss to the Rams and caught nine of 13 targets for 123 yards (plus a two-point conversion) just four days after missing a Week 15 win over the Giants. He could even pick up a few more snaps/routes than usual this week with the Saints fighting to stick around in the NFC playoff hunt. Olave's limited participation in Week 17 practices mostly appears borne out of caution.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Remains limited at practice

    Olave (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Brooke Kirchhofer of NewOrleans.Football reports. Olave sat out Week 15 due to an ankle injury, but after logging a limited walkthrough last Tuesday and a full walkthrough one day later, he was cleared to play last Thursday at the Rams. He proceeded to earn 75 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps en route to his third 100-yard game in his last four appearances. During this hot streak, he's compiled a 25-384-1 line on 35 targets. Having said that, Olave may enter this weekend with a designation for Sunday's contest at Tampa Bay if he's unable to log an uncapped session Friday.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Limited by ankle injury

    Olave (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports The ankle injury kept Olave from playing in a Week 15 win over the Giants, but he made it back for last Thursday's loss to the Rams, catching nine passes for 123 yards plus a two-point conversion. Though his reps were capped to kick off Week 17 prep, Olave should be good to go for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay -- a game the Saints need to win to stay in the playoff hunt.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Ready for Week 16

    Olave (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game at the Rams. Earlier Wednesday, head coach Dennis Allen relayed that Olave is "good to go" for the Week 16 game, per Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com. Olave wasn't able to practice at all last week before he was deemed inactive ahead of this past Sunday's win over the Giants, but his ability to log a limited walkthrough Tuesday and take part in a full walkthrough one day later paved the way for him to be available this week. He'll thus be facing the Rams' 21st-ranked pass defense (226.1 yards per game) Thursday.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Expected to play

    Saints head coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that Olave (ankle) will play in Thursday's game at the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Saints listed Olave as a limited participant in Tuesday's walk-through session, hinting at some level of progress after he missed all three of the team's practices last week before he was inactive for a 24-6 win over the Giants on Sunday. Allen said Olave will play Thursday, though the coach didn't specify whether or not the wideout will be listed with a game day designation on the final Week 16 injury report.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Logs limited walkthrough Tuesday

    Olave (ankle) was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report. After failing to practice in any capacity last week and kicking off this week as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Olave was able to take part in Tuesday's walkthrough, albeit with a cap on his reps. It's the first positive sign for Olave's status since he showed up on the Saints' Week 15 injury report last Wednesday, and he'll have one more chance to prove his health before the team potentially makes a ruling on his availability for Thursday's game at the Rams. Currently, Rashid Shaheed, Lynn Bowden, A.T. Perry and Keith Kirkwood are the healthy wide receivers on New Orleans' active roster.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Not ready to practice Monday

    Olave (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. New Orleans didn't practice Monday, but Olave wouldn't have been available if the team took the field. He didn't practice in any capacity before sitting out this past Sunday's 24-6 win over the Giants, and Olave doesn't have much additional recovery time for his ankle injury before Thursday's pivotal matchup with the Rams.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Iffy for Sunday's game

    While the Saints plan to see how Olave's ankle feels during pre-game warmups, Adam Schefter of ESPN relays that one source indicated there is "doubt" that the wideout will play Sunday against the Giants. Olave was listed as a non-participant in practice this week and approached the contest officially listed as questionable. At this stage, his Week 15 status is cloudy, but fortunately for those considering Olave in fantasy lineups, the Saints kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Remains absent from practice

    Olave (ankle) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Olave had been questionable heading into this past weekend's game against the Panthers while battling the flu and was limited to four catches for 28 yards and a touchdown on five targets in the Saints' 28-6 win, but the second-year wideout is tending to a new issue during Week 15. He's now been a spectator for both of the team's first two practices of the week, clouding his availability for this Sunday's game against the Giants for the time being. Olave will likely need to return to practice Friday as a full participate to avoid carrying an injury designation into the weekend.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Still ill, but likely to play Sunday

    Olave (illness) has yet to make a full recovery from the flu but is expected to play in Sunday's game against Carolina, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Olave is officially listed as questionable for the contest after his bout with the flu kept him from practicing Thursday and Friday, but the wideout looks like he'll be officially cleared with the release of the Saints' inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. However, Olave's snap count or ability to perform to his usual standard Sunday could be affected while he's still working his way back to full health. To whatever extent he's available Sunday, Olave will be on the receiving end of targets from quarterback Derek Carr, who has attained clearance to play after entering concussion protocol in addition to picking up rib and shoulder injuries in this past Sunday's loss to the Lions.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Expected to play

    Olave (illness) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. The revelation that Olave is recovering from a bout with the flu cast some doubt about his availability this weekend, and while he's listed as questionable after missing consecutive practices, he apparently felt decent enough Friday to meet with the Saints' medical staff. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on the situation all the same, with additional reports regarding Olave's status likely to surface late Saturday or early Sunday before the Saints offer confirmation on his availability (or lack thereof) leading up to the game's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Misses practice with illness

    Olave was sidelined for practice Thursday due to an illness, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. After sustaining a concussion in the Saints' Week 12 loss to the Falcons, Olave was able to quickly clear the five-step protocol and suited up in this past Sunday's loss to the Lions, logging a 61 percent snap share while finishing with five catches for 119 yards on eight targets. Olave wasn't included on the Saints' initial Week 14 injury report, and while he seems to have avoided any setbacks in his recovery from the concussion following his return to action this past weekend, he's now apparently under the weather. Assuming Olave is able to get back on the practice field Friday, he should be cleared to play Sunday against the Panthers while serving as the No. 1 option in the passing game for either Derek Carr (concussion/rib/shoulder) or Jameis Winston.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Suiting up in Week 13

    Olave (concussion) is listed as active Sunday against the Lions. Olave entered the concussion protocol last Sunday in Atlanta in the third quarter, but not before notching seven catches (on nine targets) for 114 yards. He proceeded to take part in all three Week 13 practices, including a full session Friday, but he closed the week still needing to gain clearance from an independent neurologist. Coach Dennis Allen told Matthew Paras of The New Orleans Times-Picayune at the time that "there's a chance" that Olave would do so ahead of Sunday's contest, and Adam Schefter of ESPN and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network eventually reported the wide receiver was in line to suit up. Indeed, that has come to pass, and Olave now will serve as the clear-cut top pass catcher for quarterback Derek Carr versus a Detroit defense that has given up the fourth-most touchdowns (14) to opposing wide receivers in 11 games this season.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Expected to face Lions

    Olave (concussion) is expected to suit up Sunday versus Detroit, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Olave is officially listed as questionable for the Week 13 contest, but he's expected to fully clear the NFL's concussion protocol and take the field. Official word on Olave's status will arrive when New Orleans releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. The Saints are already set to be without Rashid Shaheed (thigh), and Michael Thomas (knee) remains on IR, so Olave's availability will be crucial for the New Orleans passing game.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Should be good to go Sunday

    Olave (concussion) is expected to be able to suit up for Sunday's game against Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Olave sustained a concussion during last week's loss to the Falcons, and he has not officially cleared the league's protocol for head injuries. However, he was able to participate in full during Friday's practice, and it appears he should be ready to go in time for Sunday's 1:00 pm kickoff versus the Lions. With Rashid Shaheed (thigh) already ruled out and Michael Thomas (knee) on IR, Olave's presence would provide a significant upgrade at wideout ahead of A.T. Perry, Lynn Bowden and Keith Kirkwood.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Not listed on injury report

    Olave wasn't listed Wednesday on the Saints' first Week 8 injury report. In the wake of Olave's arrest Monday for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, his standing with the Saints seemingly hasn't changed. Derek Carr told John DeShazier of the team's official site Wednesday that Olave was "great" at practice, and the quarterback is "excited to see what he does these last 10 games." Through the first seven weeks of the season, Olave has two 100-yard outings to his credit and has gathered in 39 of 68 targets for 471 yards and one touchdown. He'll aim to build upon that stat line Sunday against a Colts defense that has given up the 12th-most catches (89) to opposing wide receivers in seven games in 2023.
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  • Saints' Chris Olave: Sleepers (Start/Sit)

    Chris Olave remains the No. 1 receiver for the Saints, and he's worth starting in all leagues as a top-15 Fantasy option. But Thomas will hopefully take advantage of this matchup against the Colts, who have allowed nine receivers to score at least 13.0 PPR points this season. Thomas just had his best Fantasy game of the season in Week 7 against Jacksonville with 13.2 PPR points because he scored his first touchdown of the year. But he also has four games with at least 11.1 PPR points, and he should stay in that range in this matchup, making him a quality No. 3 PPR receiver for Week 8.
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