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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%: 100/80 | Average Draft Position: 89.87
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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.

Greg Olsen ready to roll Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is probable Week 15 against the Jets.

Olsen has been dealing with a foot injury. He was able to return for limited practice Thursday, and was upgraded to full practice Friday.


Greg Olsen could be heavily involved vs. Jets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will look to be heavily involved heading into his matchup against the Jets in Week 15.

Olsen was targeted a team-high 12 times and finished with eight catches for 40 yards in a loss to the Saints in Week 14. He has been targeted at least seven times in each of his last four games, totaling 211 yards and two touchdowns over that span. 

Olsen will face a New York defense that has allowed just one touchdown to a tight end over the last four games. Opposing tight ends have scored 9.23 Fantasy points per game against the Jets, which is still the fifth most points allowed by a team this season. Consider him a solid starting option in the majority of formats heading into Week 15.

Greg Olsen back at practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has returned to practice Thursday.

Olsen missed Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury. He's coming off a strong game, in which he received 12 targets. As long as Olsen doesn't suffer any setbacks during practice, he should be good to go for Week 15.


Greg Olsen not practicing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice Wednesday as Carolina began preparing for Week 15 vs. the Jets. Olsen caught eight passes for 40 yards in the loss at New Orleans, drawing a team-high 12 targets.

Greg Olsen targeted a dozen times


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen drew a whopping 12 targets in the loss at New Orleans, catching eight balls for 40 yards. The targets and catches were season highs.

Olsen failed to score for the second straight game after scoring Weeks 11 and 12. He'll try to get back in the end zone Week 15 vs. the Jets.


Greg Olsen looks to keep rolling vs. Saints


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/6/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen comes into his Week 14 matchup at New Orleans looking to stay hot. He has at least eight Fantasy points in five of his past six games.

We like Olsen as a must-start Fantasy tight end this week. He has five catches in each of his past three games with at least seven targets in each of those outings. 

It won't be easy. The Saints have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends this season and four to score at least nine Fantasy points. And Olsen has just one touchdown in his past four meetings with New Orleans.

But with the way Olsen is playing now, we expect him to post another quality stat line. If he's been your tight end getting into the Fantasy playoffs then continue to ride him in this matchup at New Orleans.


Greg Olsen leads way for Panthers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was held out of the end zone for just the second time in six games Week 13 against the Buccaneers, but he made his mark in another way, leading the team with five catches for 85 yards. His seven targets tied him with Brandon LaFell for the team lead.

The 85 yards were the most he's had in a game this season and the fourth-most he's had in three seasons with the Panthers. He got most of his yardage on two long catches -- a 30-yarder to set up a touchdown run for quarterback Cam Newton in the second quarter and a 28-yarder to set up a touchdown catch for Ted Ginn in the third.

Olsen is averaging 8.0 targets in his last three games compared to 4.3 in his previous six. He'll look to continue the trend Week 14 at New Orleans.

Greg Olsen is a tight end on fire


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/27/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is red hot, having scored a touchdown in four of his last five games. He's been targeted about six times in each of his last four games, which have resulted in about four receptions. He's gone over 50 yards receiving in two games over that span.

Olsen's touchdown production began in Week 8 against the Bucs, his opponent this Sunday. The Bucs have been middle-of-the-road against tight ends, giving up five touchdowns this season to the position (with two coming last week against the Lions).

Olsen is worth a start based on his recent scoring streak. But beware -- if he doesn't catch a touchdown, you could be looking at a four-point day. So weigh his downside against the touchdown output when deciding which tight end to start Olsen over.


Greg Olsen scores again vs. Dolphins


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen remains quarterback Cam Newton's favorite red zone target, as he scored the game-winning touchdown in a 20-16 win over the Dolphins in Week 12.

Olsen was mostly held in check throughout the game, as he hauled in five of nine passes thrown his way for 34 yards. Fortunately, the Dolphins lost him in the back of the end zone with 46 seconds left in the game, as he brought in a 1-yard touchdown pass.

Olsen has five touchdowns on the season, four of which have come in the last five games. He will try to keep his solid play up in Week 13 against the Buccaneers. 


Greg Olsen facing solid matchup for Week 12


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has scored a touchdown in three of his last four games heading into Week 12 against the Dolphins, a good sign as he prepares for a pretty solid matchup.

The Dolphins allowed nine catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in Week 11, ending a very strong defensive run against tight ends that saw them allow no touchdowns in a five-game stretch. On the whole, however, Miami's season-long trend against tight ends has been good for opponents, who are averaging 10.2 Fantasy points per game against them, overall.

The Dolphins have mostly figured things out against tight ends after a slow start, but they are still clearly vulnerable on the defensive side of the ball. Olsen should be considered a pretty solid starting option for Week 12. 


Greg Olsen a big part of the offense


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught his third touchdown pass in the past four games in the win over New England. Olsen tied for the team lead with eight targets, catching five for 52 yards.

Olsen's score came in the third quarter when he hauled in a 15-yard out at the pylon. Olsen secured a huge 14-yard reception with three minutes left, extending the game-winning drive.

Olsen should stay busy Week 12 at Miami.


Greg Olsen hurting from lack of targets


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2013) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen ranks 11th among Fantasy tight ends entering Monday's game vs. the Patriots. He's coming off his worst game. In Week 10 at San Francisco, Olsen caught one of three targets for 14 yards and was used more as a blocker.

New England gives up 6.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, tied for 11th-fewest. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (12 catches, 149 yards, 2 TDs) is the only tight end to break 100 yards or catch a touchdown against the Pats.

Olsen has drawn no more than five targets each of the past five weeks. Having cleared 50 yards once in that span, Olsen is a low-end TE1 for Week 11.


Two usually productive Panthers not so on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) The Panthers received minor contributions from three skill position players Sunday in their defeat of the 49ers, but among them were two of their bigger weapons. Wideout Ted Ginn caught two passes for 19 yards while tight end Greg Olsen had his least productive game of the year with one first-half catch for 14 yards. Wide receiver Domenik Hixon added a reception for 9 yards.

All will try to contribute more next Monday night against the Patriots.