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Greg Olsen

29-Year-Old Tight End – Carolina Panthers

2014 Receiving Stats

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41

Yds

493

TD

5

Avg

12.0

Tar

59

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Olsen's production last season practically mirrored his stats from 2012, despite the decline of Steve Smith and a new offensive coordinator. Smith had 28 fewer targets last season, but Olsen's only in...

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2014 ADP:  88.63

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 253   DOB: 3/11/1985  College: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Greg Olsen Contract Information:

Signed five-year, $24.7 million contract in July 2007.

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Olsen (ankle) led the Panthers with eight receptions on eight targets for 105 receiving yards Sunday versus the Packers.

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Greg Olsen NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 22 14 39 391 2 66 10.0 5.9 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 23 16 54 574 5 82 10.6 7.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 24 16 60 612 8 108 10.2 5.7 9 1 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 Chi 16 41 404 5 69 9.9 5.9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2011 26 Car 16 45 540 5 89 12.0 6.1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 27 Car 16 69 843 5 104 12.2 8.1 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Car 16 73 816 6 111 11.2 7.4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Car 7 41 493 5 59 12.0 8.4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Greg Olsen Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 22 14 3.7 6.4 5.0 3 28 12 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 23 16 5.5 8.8 7.2 3 36 17 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 24 16 6.8 10.6 8.7 4 38 25 17 10 0 0 0 0 0
2010 25 Chi 16 4.4 7.0 5.7 3 25 14 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Car 16 5.3 8.1 6.7 3 34 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Car 16 7.1 11.5 9.3 4 53 14 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Car 16 7.4 11.9 9.6 5 51 17 8 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Car 7 11.3 17.2 14.3 6 70 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Greg Olsen – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

450

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Greg Olsen was on the field for 450 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Greg Olsen was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 1007 5
2013 943 4
2014 450 0
Greg Olsen 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @TB 66 0 8 83 1 11 10.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 Det 67 0 6 72 0 8 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 62 0 5 69 1 7 13.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 55 0 2 30 0 5 15.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi 62 0 6 72 2 9 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
6 @Cin 84 0 6 62 1 11 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 54 0 8 105 0 8 13.1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sea
9 NO
10 @Phi
11 Atl
12 BYE Bye Week
13 @Min
14 @NO
15 TB
16 Cle
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Greg Olsen  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   253 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.48 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.04 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   114 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press:   23 reps
GOOD
Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
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Greg Olsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Olsen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

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Olsen (ankle) participated fully in practice Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.

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If there was any question about the health of Olsen's ankle, he answered the bell by logging an unhindered practice. With an average of 1.5 red-zone targets per game to his name this season, he's a weekly threat to reach paydirt.
Olsen (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen tended to an ankle injury last week but still proceeded to head the Panthers' passing attack Sunday at Cincinnati, hauling in six receptions on 11 targets for 62 yards and one touchdown. He has now reached the end zone in four of six games, totaling five scores in all, so his practice participation will be one to keep an eye on as the week continues.
Olsen (ankle) led the Panthers with 62 yards and a touchdown on six catches (11 targets) during Sunday's overtime tie with the Bengals.

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Olsen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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Olsen did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he was back on the field Friday and should be close to his normal self Sunday, despite some ankle discomfort. Cincinnati had no answer for the Patriots' tight ends last week, surrendering 11 catches for 185 yards and two scores, so look for Cam Newton to turn to Olsen often on Sunday.
Olsen (ankle) was limited in practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, the Panthers' official site reports.

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Despite the questionable tag, coach Ron Rivera said he expects Olsen to suit up against the Bengals. Cincinnati has a middle-of-the-road pass defense (19th in yards allowed) that seems especially vulnerable against tight ends after getting shredded by Rob Gronkowski and Tim Wright last week.
Olsen (ankle) was in uniform for Friday's practice, Jonathan Jones of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen sat out the last two days, but he will take the practice field Friday as expected. Olsen's status for Week 6 is up in the air, but it should be clarified to some degree following Friday's practice.
Olsen (ankle) didn't practice Thursday but is expected to do so Friday, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen's absences to start the week appear to be precautionary in nature, especially considering the report from Steve Reed of the Associated Press that the tight end looked fine during Thursday's warmups. Meanwhile, Olsen managed to haul in six passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bears, which was accompanied by an ankle injury. Expect his status to clear up in advance of this coming Sunday's contest in Cincinnati.
Olsen did not practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Olsen set career highs of 69 catches and 843 yards last year, but his five touchdown catches were no better than his tally from 2010 or 2011. Olsen was also used more downfield last season, as he has the speed to get to the second level. He posted a career-high 8.1 yards per target, two yards more than his 6.1 mark in 2011. He also had 11 receptions of 20-plus yards after totaling nine the previous two years combined. Olsen benefits from the lack of playmakers in the Carolina passing game, but is hurt by the offense's penchant for running at the goal line. Olsen's 14 red-zone targets tied Steve Smith for the team lead, and Louis Murphy, who had 13 red-zone targets, left for the Giants. That said, the Panthers completed only eight touchdown passes in the red-zone last year (29th) while scoring 18 times on the ground, (3rd). Even with a new offensive coordinator this year that's not likely to change with the team’s bevy of goal-line running options in the backfield.

2012

Olsen had completely different halves to last season, starting strong before fading down the stretch. Shut out in the final two games, he recorded only 181 receiving yards and one touchdown in the second half after totaling 359 receiving yards and four touchdowns the first eight games. Part of his reduced role was due to Jeremy Shockey, who isn’t expected to return to the Panthers this season. Not the greatest blocker, Olsen is a polished route runner who uses his length to make himself a large target. With continued growth from Cam Newton, and no other tight end to steal targets, Olsen could be in for a surprising season. Combining his and Shockey’s stats last season produces 995 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, showing the possible production for a solo Olsen.

2011

Olsen doesn’t have elite speed for the position but has good hands and runs precise routes. Unfortunately, he fell victim to the Mike Martz offense and was used more as a blocker than a receiver. The Bears offensive line was downright terrible at times last year as well, which also forced Olsen to stay in and max protect Jay Cutler. As a result, Olsen only saw 69 targets, a significant drop from the 108 he had in 2009. Chicago's playoff win against Seattle showed Olsen’s upside, though, as he hauled in three catches for 113 yards and a touchdown. Olsen will compete for TE looks in Carolina with Jeremy Shockey after his trade to the Panthers, but despite the potential for some form of time-share on that front, he's escaped the clutches of Mike Martz, whose offense in Chicago did not exactly favor tight ends in the passing game.

2010

Olsen had the best season of his three-year career in 2009, catching 60 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite the career-year and establishing himself as Jay Cutler's favorite red zone target, Olsen's fantasy value took a hit this offseason when the Bears hired Mike Martz as offensive coordinator. Martz's offense tends to use tight ends as blockers more than receivers, which is exemplified by the fact that no tight end on a Mike Martz team has ever caught more than 38 passes. Olsen's role in the offense is still unclear, but using history as a guide, it appears unlikely that Olsen will be able to match his 2009 statistics.

2009

With the Bears acquisition of Jay Cutler, Olsen heads into 2009 as one of the top sleepers at the position. Cutler helped make Tony Scheffler a productive tight end and has the arm to vault Olsen into the top five this season. Olsen has the trust of his offense around the goal line, getting 17 red-zone targets (tied for 5th) and 10 targets inside the 10-yard line (tied for 3rd). He also continued to improve as the season went on, scoring in three of the last four games. An exceptional athlete with size (6-5, 255), big things could be in store for the gifted route-runner in his third pro season.

2008

The Bears' 2007 first-round pick shared duties with Desmond Clark, limiting Olsen's (and Clark's) value. The job-share was so even that the two had the same number of targets (66). As a result, Olsen was 21st among tight ends in fantasy points scored, even though the Bears were seventh in the league in using the tight end. Clark signed a two-year deal in the offseason, so there will still be some type of split in play, but expect to see Olsen, the more gifted route-runner and athlete, getting more targets.

2007

Realizing Desmond Clark was not their long-term answer at tight end, the Bears used their first-round pick this year to draft Olsen, an extremely athletic TE out of Miami. Olsen is a big target who can stretch the field and also catch passes in coverage. While the team will expect him to contribute immediately, the fact that he'll likely split time with Clark this year limits his fantasy value. Expect Olsen to show flashes as a rookie while posting decent numbers.