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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%: 100/85 | Average Draft Position: 89.31
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Panthers TE Greg Olsen registers another game of 60-plus yards


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) After cracking the century mark for the second time his last time out, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen took a step back Sunday against the Falcons in Week 11.

Olsen finished the game as the team's second-leading receiver, behind Kelvin Benjamin. He caught five of the 11 passes thrown his way for 62 yards in a 19-17 defeat. He has 60-plus yards in eight of Carolina's first 11 games this season. He has 720 receiving yards on the year.

The Panthers will get a bye week before facing the Vikings in Week 13.


Greg Olsen nets career-high 119 yards in MNF loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught six passes for a career-high 119 yards in Monday's loss at Philadelphia, his second 100-yard effort this season. Olsen tied for the team lead with seven targets.

Olsen remains on pace to set a career high in receiving yardage. He'll play the Falcons in Week 11 looking for his first touchdown since Week 6.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen catches three passes Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen hauled in just three passes Thursday against the Saints.

Olsen gained 30 yards during the contest. He received just four targets. It's the second straight game where Olsen has struggled in the passing game. He received three targets and had just 16 yards Week 8 against Seattle.

Olsen will look for more Week 10 against the Eagles. 


Greg Olsen deserves your trust


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) Panthers coach Ron Rivera mentioned Monday that the reason tight end Greg Olsen had only one catch for 16 yards in Week 8 is because the Seahawks rotated their coverage toward him, particularly in the red zone. You can understand why they'd do that after Olsen averaged 70.4 yards with four touchdowns in his first four games.

Unfortunately, since the Seahawks limited the Panthers to just nine points in that game, they've invited other teams to emulate them, and while the Saints, Olsen's Week 9 opponent, certainly aren't the Seahawks defensively, they've done good job of containing tight ends this season, giving up the second-fewest Fantasy points per game to them. And that's even though they rank 31st against the pass.

But just because you can make a reasonable case to sit one this year's most productive and reliable tight ends doesn't mean you should follow through with it. Week 8 was just the second time in eight games that Olsen's production didn't justify a starting spot -- a terrific ratio for any player, regardless of position -- and the Saints haven't really faced a team with a top-flight tight end until now.

If quarterback Cam Newton has big numbers in this game -- and the data suggest he should -- Olsen will, too. Keep him active.


Panthers' Rivera: Seattle rotated coverage toward Greg Olsen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen by far had his worst performance of the season during Sunday's 13-9 loss against the Seahawks, totaling one catch for 16 yards. Though, coach Ron Rivera gave a lot of credit to the Seattle defense for limiting Olsen. He said Seattle rotated its defensive coverage toward Olsen, particularly in the red zone.

Olsen entered play Sunday averaging about six catches and 70.4 receiving yards per game. He also had five touchdowns in his first seven games.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen does nothing Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen did nothing Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Olsen caught one pass for 16 yards. He was targeted just three times during the contest. Carolina was content to run throughout most of the game, so Olsen had a play a minimal role. No Panthers receiver turned in an exceptional game, so it was an off week for everyone.

Olsen will look for more Week 9 against the Saints. 


Panthers TE Greg Olsen posts first 100-yard game of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen led the way in the aerial attack, cracking the century mark for the first time this season in a Week 7 defeat to the Packets on Sunday.

Olsen came down with a 23-yard grab in the third quarter, and on the ensuing drive he caught passes for 20, 8 and 10 yards. He was held without a grab in the fourth quarter. He caught all eight of his targets for 105 yards in a 38-17 defeat. He has 493 yards and five touchdowns on the year.

The Panthers will host the Seahawks in Week 8.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen read to roll Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was officially listed as active for Sunday's game at Green Bay. Olsen got his ankle twisted by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in Week 6, but was never in danger of missing game action on Sunday.  He has 33 catches for 388 yards and five touchdowns.

Panthers list lengthy injury report for game at Green Bay


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Panthers listed a lengthy injury report on Friday, which included five players on the report due to non-injury related reasons leading up to Sunday's Week 7 clash at Green Bay. Those players were defensive tackle Colin Cole, linebacker Thomas Davis, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards, safety Roman Harper and defensive end Charles Johnson. They were all deemed probable for the game.

Meanwhile, running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle), running back Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), guard Amini Silatolu (calf), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) and cornerback Bene' Benwikere (ankle) all did not practice Friday and were ruled doubtful for Sunday.

Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) and running back Darrin Reaves (calf) were the only two players deemed questionable. Running back Jonathan Stewart (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) and cornerback Josh Norman (concussion) were all ruled probable for Sunday's game.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen back to work Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen returned to practice Thursday after missing the Wednesday session with a minor ankle injury. The injury was sustained courtesy of Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who twisted it in the end zone after Olsen scored a touchdown in Week 6.

Olsen is on pace for his most productive season with 33 catches for 388 yards and five touchdowns.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen sits out Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who got his ankle twisted by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict last Sunday, sat out Wednesday's practice, reports the Charlotte Observer. Olsen is expected to be fine for Week 7 at Green Bay.

Panthers' Greg Olsen already has five TDs through six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen recorded his fifth touchdown during a 37-all tie Week 6 at Cincinnati, becoming the only active tight end with at least five touchdown catches in every season since 2008.

Olsen, who was targeted a team-high 11 times, finished with six catches for a team-high 62 yards. He gave Carolina a 31-24 lead with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter with a 13-yard touchdown reception.

Olsen's career high in touchdowns is eight, which he set in 2009 with the Bears. The Panthers are back in action Week 7 at Green Bay.


Three top Panthers listed as questionable for Week 6 game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Three key Panthers have been deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Cincinnati. They are running back Jonathan Stewart (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) and defensive end Charles Johnson (hip).

Running back DeAngelo Williams (ankle) and cornerback Bene Benwikere (ankle) are out while tackle Byron Bell (toe), linebacker Thomas Davis (elbow) and running back Darrin Reaves (hip) are all probable.


Panthers Greg Olsen expects to go Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen expects to play Week 6 despite an ankle injury. 

Olsen was unable to practice Thursday, but stressed that he's fine for Sunday. "Yeah, I’ll be fine," Olsen said. "I was able to do some running today, and hopefully will be back out there to get some practice in [Friday]." Olsen has four touchdowns on 27 receptions this season. 


Panthers TE Greg Olsen (ankle) misses practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) As expected, Panthers tight end Greg Olsen sat out practice again Thursday due to an ankle injury. Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday Olsen wouldn't practice until Friday, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Panthers not concerned about Greg Olsen's status for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen wasn't able to practice Wednesday because of a ankle injury. Head coach Ron Rivera did not seem concerned with his status heading into Week 6 at Cincinnati, according to the team's official website.

Olsen caught a pair of touchdowns in Week 5 against Chicago. Through five games, he's caught 27 of the 40 passes thrown his way for 326 yards and four touchdowns.


No slowing down Greg Olsen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen put together his finest performance of the season in Week 5 against the Bears, as he continues to play a huge role in the team's offense.

Olsen put together his third double-digit Fantasy scoring effort of the season Sunday, this time racking up 19 points. He has been targeted at least seven times in four of five games, with five-plus catches and 69-plus yards in each as a result. And, given the Panthers' relative lack of other options in the passing game, there is little reason to think his production is bound to regress.

Olsen is on pace for career-highs in receptions (86), yards (1,043) and touchdowns (12), while also notching a career-best eight targets per game, on average. Unless Cam Newton decides to stop throwing the ball his way -- and there is little reason to think that will happen -- Olsen should be active in all formats moving forward. 


Panthers TE Greg Olsen outshines stars in Week 5 win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen proved to be the receiving star of the game not named Matt Forte on Sunday against Chicago despite the presence of the Bears' two high-profile wideouts.

Olsen was blanked on two targets in the first quarter before awakening. He caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton with 12 seconds left in the first half, then snagged the game-winner, a 6-yarder with 2:18 remaining. He racked up four catches for 51 yards and the huge touchdown in the second half.

He will seek to continue his heroics when the Panthers travel to Cincinnati for a game next Sunday.


Stay the course with Greg Olsen


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) Even though Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin continues to emerge as quarterback Cam Newton's favorite target, tight end Greg Olsen should remain a big enough part of the passing game to start across the board in Fantasy.

So what if he was shut down Week 4 at Baltimore? The Ravens have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. It was par for the course. He was the No. 6 tight end in standard CBSSports.com leagues prior to that game, ranking ahead of notables Niles Paul, Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce.

Olsen isn't going to score a touchdown every game, but a tight end who consistently contributes five catches for 60 yards (except when he's facing the Ravens) is going to score enough that you won't be able to justify sitting him in Fantasy unless you just have an embarrassment of riches at the position.

And in that case, make a trade.


Greg Olsen has two-catch game in Week 4 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had his worst outing of the season during a 38-10 loss Week 4 at Baltimore. Olsen was held to two catches for 30 yards -- both season-lows.

Olsen was targeted five times and held without a touchdown for the second time in three games. The Panthers are back in action Week 5 vs. Chicago.


Greg Olsen finds paydirt


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) 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.