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Greg Olsen

31-Year-Old Tight End – Carolina Panthers

2015 Receiving Stats

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77

Yds

1104

TD

7

Avg

14.3

Tar

124

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

After his first 1,000-yard season, Olsen entered last year staring regression in the face as the Panthers, finally, looked to have more receiving options. But Kelvin Benjamin suffered a season-ending ...

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2016 ADP:  47.38

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Rank (TE): Hidden

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STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Back
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 a three-year, $22.5 million extension with the Panthers in March of 2015, with the contract running through 2018. Deal includes a $12 million signing bonus.

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Olsen (back) is practicing in a limited capacity Tuesday and could play in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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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
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 16 84 1008 6 123 12.0 8.2 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 30 Car 16 77 1104 7 124 14.3 8.9 20 1 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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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
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 16 8.6 13.8 11.2 5 63 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 30 Car 16 9.5 14.3 11.9 5 69 19 9 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Greg Olsen – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

1057

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Greg Olsen was on the field for 1057 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Greg Olsen was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 943 4
2014 1067 2
2015 1057 3
Greg Olsen 2015 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 @Jax 71 0 1 11 0 3 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Hou 78 0 6 70 0 14 11.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 NO 66 0 8 134 2 11 16.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0
4 @TB 58 0 2 28 0 6 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
5 @Sea 73 0 7 131 1 11 18.7 4 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Phi 61 0 3 65 0 5 21.7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Ind 75 0 6 79 1 12 13.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 GB 67 2 4 66 1 7 16.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 @Ten 68 0 8 80 0 8 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Was 70 0 3 54 1 6 18.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
11 @Dal 66 1 5 70 0 9 14.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 @NO 81 0 9 129 0 12 14.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Atl 32 0 3 52 0 4 17.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 @NYG 77 0 6 79 1 8 13.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Atl 52 0 4 40 0 6 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 TB 62 0 2 16 0 2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 Sea 0 0 6 77 1 6 12.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ari 0 0 6 113 0 8 18.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 4 41 0 9 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
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Greg Olsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Olsen (back) did some individual work off to the side at Monday's practice, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Olsen (back) won't play in Saturday's preseason contest at Tennessee, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

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Olsen (back spasms) will likely not play in Saturday's preseason game against Tennessee, David Newton of ESPN reports.

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Olsen (back spasms) missed a second straight practice Tuesday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

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Olsen missed Monday's practice due to back spasms, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen caught two passes for 13 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.

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Olsen secured four of nine targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

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Olsen hauled in six of his eight targets for 113 yards in Sunday's NFC championship win over Arizona.

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Olsen caught six passes off of six targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. He briefly left the game with a shoulder injury, The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Olsen is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to a shoulder injury.

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2015

Olsen topped 1,000 yards last year for the first time in his career, largely because of Carolina's lack of viable receivers. Olsen's only competition for targets was rookie wideout Kelvin Benjamin, who matched him with 1,008 receiving yards. That allowed Olsen to post a career-high 123 targets as he and Benjamin, both 6-5, created nightmare matchups with defensive backs. Olsen used his size and speed for a career-high 8.2 YPT and nine receptions of 20-plus yards. He had three 100-yard games — his only other came in 2012 — as well as five double-digit target games and the first two games of his career with double-digit catches. And even with sharing red-zone targets with Benjamin in an offense that already prefers to run near the goal line, Olsen still had five red-zone touchdowns (six in 2013). Whether there are enough targets to go around this year, particularly in the red zone, likely will depend of the development of second-round draft pick Devin Funchess, a 6-4, 232-pound tight-end/wide-receiver hybrid.

2014

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 increased by seven. And Olson's red-zone use did not change much with the arrival of play-caller Mike Shula, who showed the same penchant for running in the red zone as his predecessor -- the Panthers passed on just 40.1 percent of their red-zone plays last season, third lowest in the league. The changes this year, though, could have a bigger impact on Olsen, who led the Panthers in receiving last year, using his athleticism and speed to make plays downfield (12 catches of 20-plus yards). Not only is Smith gone, but the Panthers do not return a wideout who caught a pass last season. The team signed Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood and drafted the 6-5 Kelvin Benjamin. The lack of a true No. 1 receiver could bring more defensive attention to Olsen, who also figures to spend less time split wide or in the slot. What's more, the addition of tight end Ed Dickson makes two-TE sets likely and could cost Olsen some targets. The last time he shared the position, in 2011 with Jeremy Shockey, he finished with 89 targets.

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.