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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%: 100/91 | Average Draft Position: 89.31
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Panthers TE Greg Olsen snags just one against Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Those who assumed Panthers tight end Greg Olsen would gain the 40 yards he needed through the air to reach 1,000 on the season Sunday against Cleveland assumed wrong.

Olsen was held without a catch through three quarters and finished with one for 21 yards. It was his second-lowest output of the year. He was targeted just three times in the game.

He needs 19 yards at Atlanta next Sunday to earn his first 1,000-yard season.


Kelvin Benjamin, Greg Olsen benefit from backup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) Going without quarterback Cam Newton, who's sidelined by two fractures in his back, may seem like bad news for the Panthers offense as a whole, but in two games with backup Derek Anderson under center, that hasn't proven to be the case for the team's top two receiving threats, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen.

Benjamin had eight catches for 104 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last six with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had six of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Olsen had 10 catches for 110 yards Week 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his second game in his last seven with more than 75 receiving yards. He's had four of those games in all this season. Two of them have come in Anderson's two starts.

Both players also got 13 targets in Week 15, equaling a season high for Benjamin and setting a season high for Olsen.

Of course, Anderson's 40 pass attempts were more than Newton has had in all but two starts this season, but maybe that's the point. The plays Newton contributes with his legs rob from the potential plays he could make with his arm, which limits Benjamin's and Olsen's targets. If nothing else, it means you should stick with Benjamin and Olsen in Fantasy even if Newton remains sidelined for Week 16 against Cleveland.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen has second straight 10-catch game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had 10 catches for the second straight game and finished with a team-high 110 receiving yards during a 19-17 win Week 15 against the Bucs. He was targeted 13 times and his longest catch went 16 yards.

Olsen, who has just one touchdown in his last eight games, has three 100-yard outings in 2014. The Panthers are back in action Week 16 vs. Cleveland.


Panthers list seven probables for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Panthers have ruled out quarterback Cam Newton (back) and guard Amini Silatolu (knee) for Week 14 against Tampa Bay. Running back DeAngelo Williams (hand) was the only player on Carolina's final injury report ruled doubtful for the game.

The following players were deemed as probable: Wide receiver Philly Brown (shoulder), cornerback Carrington Byndom (illness), center Ryan Kalil (rest), linebacker A.J. Klein (knee), tight end Greg Olsen (knee), guard Chris Scott (foot), guard Amini Silatolu (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (hip).


Panthers TE Olsen snags career-high 10 in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The pass-catching hero in a big win Sunday for the Panthers was tight end Greg Olsen. He caught a game-high and career-high 10 passes for 72 yards.

One of those snags was a 16-yarder in which he got wide open and waltzed into the end zone late in the second quarter. He caught seven passes for 49 yards in the second half.

Olsen and his team will try to maintain their momentum against Tampa Bay in Week 15.


Panthers TE Greg Olsen ready to roll Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who was twice limited in practice this week, has been cleared for the Week 14 game against the host Saints. He had been listed as questionable with a knee issue.


Report: Panthers' Olsen expected to play in NFC South showdown


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who is listed as questionable due to a knee injury, is expected to play Week 14 at New Orleans, according to NFL Network National Reporter Albert Breer. Olsen was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday.

If active Sunday, Olsen will be facing a Saints defense yielding 35.1 receiving yards per game to tight ends. Tight ends have totaled three touchdowns in 12 games against New Orleans this season. Olsen had just three catches for 30 yards in his first matchup against the Saints in Week 9.


Panthers list tight end Greg Olsen as questionable Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Panthers released their final injury report Friday and listed tight end Greg Olsen (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

The following players are listed as probable: DT Star Lotulelei, DE Mario Addison, C Ryan Kalil and DE Kony Ealy. Amini Silatolu (knee) is listed as out.


Ron Rivera not worried about Greg Olsen's knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury, with coach Ron Rivera saying Olsen has a little fluid in the knee but no structural issues, reports the Charlotte Observer. "He'll be fine," Rivera said.

Carolina visits New Orleans on Sunday.


Panthers tight end Greg Olsen struggles in Week 13 loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was held to five receptions for 56 yards and no touchdowns in a 31-13 loss to the Vikings Week 13.

Olsen was targeted nine times. It was the fifth straight game Olsen has failed to record a touchdown. Over the last five games, Olsen has gained more than 100 receiving yards just once.

The Panthers will play at New Orleans Week 14.


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.