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Height/Weight: 6-5/253 | Birthdate: 3/11/1985 | Birthplace: Paterson, NJ, USA | Team: Carolina | College: Miami (Fla.) | NFL Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 100/83 | Average Draft Position: 89.31
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Greg Olsen finds paydirt


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12:47 am ET) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen continued his strong start to the season with another touchdown catch Week 3 against the Steelers. Early in the fourth quarter, Olsen caught an out route and turned upfield for a 37-yard touchdown.

He finished with five grabs on seven targets for 69 yards. Olsen has 224 receiving yards and two scores entering Week 4 at Baltimore.


Greg Olsen active as expected


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who was probable with a calf injury, is active as expected for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

Calf a non-issue for Greg Olsen; probable for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was able to practice in full both Thursday and Friday, despite being limited earlier in the week with a calf injury. He is officially probable for Week 3 against the Steelers, and is not expected to have any issues come Sunday.

Greg Olsen limited Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday night's home game against the Steelers.

Greg Olsen leads Panthers in receiving


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen played well in Sunday's win against the Lions in Week 2.

Olsen led the Panthers in catches (six), yards (72) and targets (eight).

He will look to continue playing at a high level in Week 3 against the Steelers, who just allowed two touchdowns to Owen Daniels in their Week 2 matchup against the Ravens.


Greg Olsen has no issue playing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active for Week 2 against the Detroit after being listed as probable on Friday's injury report. He's healthy, but he missed practice Thursday for a non-injury matter.

Olsen will be working with quarterback Cam Newton again after catching eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown from backup Derek Anderson in Week 1.


Greg Olsen returns to practice


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is at Friday's practice, after he missed Thursday's session with a non-injury related issue. He is expected to play without limitation in Week 2 against the Lions Sunday. 

Greg Olsen should be back at practice Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said tight end Greg Olsen should return to practice Friday after missing Thursday's practice due to a private matter. Rivera added Olsen will play Week 2 against the Lions.

Greg Olsen excused from practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was excused from practice Thursday due to personal reasons, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Greg Olsen finds the end zone Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen came down with his first touchdown of the season Sunday afternoon against the Buccaneers.

With backup Derek Anderson under center, Olsen was the primary option in the passing game. He caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Anderson in the second quarter. He was targeted a team-high 11 times and finished with eight grabs for 83 yards and a touchdown, averaging 10.4 yards per reception in a 20-14 victory.

Olsen will likely have Cam Newton as the starter come Week 2 at home against the Lions.


Greg Olsen's success in Week 1 will depend on injury status of Cam Newton


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's success in Week 1 at Tampa Bay could depend on the injury status of Cam Newton.

Newton remains hopeful of playing despite nursing an injury to his ribs, but it remains to see how limited he'll be on the field if he actually plays. Olsen racked up 85 receiving yards in his previous meeting against Tampa Bay. In seven meetings, he has only scored once and has only averaged 34.4 yards per contest.

With Steve Smith out of the picture, Olsen may end up being one of Newton's favorite targets this season. Newton won't be at 100 percent, so consider him as a borderline starting option for the opening week of the season.


Greg Olsen does little in third preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen did little Friday night against the Patriots in exhibition action. Olsen caught a short 5-yard pass on the opening drive and a 16-yard pass from Cam Newton late in the second quarter. He played the first two quarters and was targeted four times. He finished with two catches for 21 yards. 

Greg Olsen (calf) held out as a precaution Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) The Panthers announced Greg Olsen did not practice Thursday due to a calf injury. However, he was merely held out as a precaution.

Greg Olsen not worried about receiving corps


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is tired of hearing the talk about the team not having a quality receiving corps this season, reports the Charlotte Observer.

The Panthers lost Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn this offseason and replaced them with rookie Kelvin Benjamin, Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant, but Olsen feels there won't be a drop-off.

"It's kind of been the storyline of the offseason. Any time the Panthers have come up that’s kind of been the first comment made by everybody. I think guys are just kind of tired of it," Olsen said. "I think we feel confident about our group. I think people are eager to get there, get to work and put together what works for us as an offense."


Cam Newton needed Kelvin Benjamin


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) No quarterback needed a receiver more than Cam Newton, and thankfully the Panthers gave him one Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. With pick No. 28, the Panthers selected Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State.

Benjamin immediately becomes the best receiver in Carolina (tight end Greg Olsen is obviously the best weapon, but we're talking just wideouts). After losing Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn this offseason, the Panthers went into Thursday night with Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant and Tiquan Underwood atop the depth chart. Yes, you read that right.

We're not expecting Benjamin to become an elite Fantasy receiver, but this is a great opportunity. In two seasons with the Seminoles (27 games) Benjamin posted 1,452 yards on 80 catches with 18 touchdowns -- 14 last season. He was a great weapon for Jameis Winston for the Seminoles, and we hope he does the same for Newton. At 6-foot-5, 240 pounds he is a great target.

Newton, who is coming off ankle surgery, is still a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback on Draft Day because of his lack of weapons. But if Benjamin can develop quickly, and Newton goes back to running more, his value will rise.

As for Benjamin, he's worth a late-round flier in re-draft leagues. And he's a second-round pick in rookie-only formats.


Cam Newton's receivers: Zero catches in NFL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Panthers have let their top four receivers depart, leaving quarterback Cam Newton with an extremely inexperienced group of wideouts. Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt sit atop the depth chart. Neither has caught an NFL pass.

Top free agent receivers, including hometown favorite Hakeem Nicks, signed elsewhere, though James Jones remains available. Look for Carolina to select multiple receivers in the draft.

At least Newton has tight end Greg Olsen returning. He led the team with 73 catches for 816 yards and six touchdowns last year.


Greg Olsen solid against San Francisco


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was solid against San Francisco.

Olsen finished the game with four catches for 55 yards. He was targeted six times. Olsen was also the target of Cam Newton's second interception, which essentially won the game for the 49ers. On the play, coverage prevented Olsen from cutting inside, and the ball sailed straight to the safety. 


Greg Olsen continues touchdown streak vs. Atlanta


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had another solid game Sunday at Atlanta in Week 17.

Olsen had six catches for 42 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. He has now scored against the Falcons in five consecutive games.

The Panthers have locked up the No. 2 seed in the NFC and the NFC South title. They are now off until the Divisional Round of the playoffs.


Greg Olsen should rebound against Falcons


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/26/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen heads into his Week 17 matchup at Atlanta struggling with his production, but he should rebound against the Falcons this week.

Olsen has hit a lull of late with nine Fantasy points or less in five consecutive games. He has one touchdown over that span, and he hit a low with three Fantasy points last week against New Orleans.

But with Steve Smith (knee) out, Cam Newton should lean on Olsen even more, and he did well against the Falcons in Week 9 with four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. The great news is Olsen has scored a touchdown in each of the past four meetings with Atlanta, and the Falcons have allowed a tight end to score in three of their past five games.

We like Olsen as a Top 10 Fantasy tight end in the regular-season finale. Keep him active in all leagues despite his recent lack of production.


Greg Olsen catches four passes Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught four passes Week 16.

Olsen led the team with seven targets, but struggled to get much going. He finished the game with four receptions and 35 yards. Olsen will take on the Falcons Week 17.


Greg Olsen ready to roll Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active Week 16 against the Saints.

Olsen is dealing with a foot injury. After missing Wednesday's practice, he was able to fully participate Thursday and Friday.


Greg Olsen probable Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is probable Week 16 against the Saints.

Olsen was listed with a foot injury, but was able to get back to full practice Thursday. Olsen has not missed a game this season.


Greg Olsen not a great play Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen may not be the best play Week 16 against the Saints.

New Orleans has done a good job limiting opposing tight ends this season, allowing them to average 6.57 Fantasy points per game. The Saints have allowed just 17 touchdowns in 14 games this year. Seven of them have gone to tight ends. The first time the two teams met, Olsen had eight catches, but only picked up 40 yards. 

Olsen has been the main weapon for Cam Newton this year. He leads the team in yardage, and is tied for the lead with five touchdowns. While he should receive a fair amount of targets, it's totally possible that his yardage is limited once again. Olsen has been a decent play most of the year, but could be in for some struggles Week 16.


Greg Olsen racks 88-yards in win over Jets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen turned in a solid performance as he led the way in the passing game during Sunday's win over the Jets in Week 15.

Olsen caught a 27-yard pass in the second quarter for his longest gain of the day. He finished the game with eight targets and had five receptions for a team-high 88 yards in a 30-.20 victory. He has been held out of the end zone in each of his last three games but has at least 80 receiving yards in two of those games.

The Panthers will host the Saints in Week 16. He caught eight passes for 40 yards in Week 14 against New Orleans.

Greg Olsen ready to roll vs. Jets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) As expected, the Panthers ruled tight end Greg Olsen active for Sunday's contest against the Jets at home in Week 15. Olsen practiced on a limited basis Thursday because of a foot injury and was upgraded to full practice on Friday. He was targeted a team-high 12 times and finished with eight catches for 40 yards in a loss to the Saints in Week 14.