• Greg Olsen (TE) #88

    Greg Olsen
    ADP:Round: 4, Pick: 9
    Team:Carolina
    Ht / Wt:6'6" / 255 lb.
    College:Miami
    Age:31
    Born:March 11, 1985
    Drafted:2007 / Rd. 1 (31)
    Draft Team:CHI

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report

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    News

    Greg Olsen Posts 107 Yards And One Touchdown In Loss To Saints

    Sunday, January 7, 10:22 PM

    Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught eight passes for 107 yards, including 14-yard touchdown catch as the Panthers came up short against the Saints 31-26. The veteran tight end certainly rose to the occasion on the biggest stage after a season lost due to a foot injury. Olsen still proved he can be a dynamic threat in the passing game and with a healthy offseason should be able to return to top-5 fantasy tight end status next season.

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    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    January 22, 2018

    Greg Olsen's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Olsen's current ADP is 4.09, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 9th pick of the 4th round, and 44th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

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    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    80 1,073 3 0 0 0

    Recent drafts with Greg Olsen:

    Draft #DateFormatOlsen's Draft Pick
    4614855 1/22/2018 Standard 50th
    4614823 1/22/2018 Standard 44th
    4614817 1/22/2018 Standard 42nd
    4614783 1/22/2018 Standard 45th
    4614757 1/22/2018 Standard 55th
    4614752 1/22/2018 Standard 43rd
    4614751 1/22/2018 Standard 48th
    4614730 1/22/2018 Standard 48th
    4614692 1/22/2018 Standard 35th

    Players drafted after Greg Olsen:

    Jay Ajayi RB PHI 4.09
    Derrick Henry RB TEN 4.10
    Stefon Diggs WR MIN 4.11
    Jarvis Landry WR MIA 4.12
    Josh Gordon WR CLE 5.01
    Ty Montgomery RB GB 5.01
    Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5.02
    Russell Wilson QB SEA 5.02
    Evan Engram TE NYG 5.03
    Jordan Reed TE WAS 5.04
    Jamison Crowder WR WAS 5.05
    Zach Ertz TE PHI 5.06
    Michael Crabtree WR OAK 5.07
    Paul Perkins RB NYG 5.10
    Alex Collins RB BAL 5.12
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    Greg Olsen Biography

    Greg Olsen currently plays as a tight end for the Carolina Panthers. He wears jersey number 88.

    Youth

    Olsen was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Wayne Hills, New Jersey, where he played on the local high school’s football team that his dad coached. He finished his career with 73 catches for 1,474 yards and a record 27 touchdowns. He was named as a finalist for the Gatorade Player of the Year award and was chosen as a First-Team All-American by the USA Today newspaper. He was also a member of the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl squad before entering college. He was rated as the second-best tight end prospect in the nation coming out of high school in 2003.

    College Career

    Olsen’s college career started at the University of Miami after transferring from the University of Notre Dame during the early fall of 2003. He was assigned to University of Miami Hurricane’s football scout team where he suffered a shoulder injury. Olsen spent the rest of the year as a redshirt freshman. Olsen got to start the following year. He ended up catching 87 passes for 1,215 yards with six touchdowns during his career with the Hurricanes during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

    College highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfmsxl1Djww

    NFL Combine

    Greg Olsen was invited to the 2007 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. His results were as follows:

    40 Time: 4.51

    225 lbs. Bench Press: 23 reps

    Vertical Jump: 35 ½ inches

    Broad Jump: 9’06”

    20-YD Shuttle: 4.48 seconds

    3-Cone Drill: 7.04 seconds

     

    Olsen also had a limited Pro Day, his results:

    Vertical Jump: 37 ½ inches

    Broad Jump: 9’11”

    20 YD Shuttle: 4.41 seconds

     

    Olsen was rated by scouts as the number one tight end entering the NFL draft and the 24th top rated player overall. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears with the 31st pick in the draft.

    Chicago Bears

    Olsen suffered a knee injury in the final preseason game of his rookie year and was sidelined until the third week of the season. He made his first start against the Dallas Cowboys and had two catches for 28 yards. He caught his first career touchdown during the fifth game of the season against the Green Bay Packers. He finished the season with 39 catches for 391 yards with two touchdowns.

    Olsen’s second season with the Bears was more productive as he got to start in seven games. He had 574 yards on 54 catches with five touchdowns. Olsen was named to the Pro Bowl team as an alternate.

    The third year with Chicago was even better for Olsen as he caught 60 passes for 612 yards with eight touchdowns to lead the Bears in catches and touchdowns. His fourth year was a little disappointing as his numbers dropped to 41 catches for 404 yards with five touchdowns. He was traded after the 2010 season to the Carolina Panthers.

    Carolina Panthers

    Olsen’s number picked up a little bit after arriving in Carolina in 2011. He caught 45 passes for 540 yards with five touchdowns. Through the next three seasons, Olsen had a combined 223 catches for 2,667 yards with 17 touchdowns as Carolina’s regular season record was a combined 26-21-1.

    In 2015, Carolina signed Olsen to a new contract worth an annual salary of $7.5 million over the next three years. Olsen responded by having 77 catches for 1,104 yards and seven touchdowns. He added another 16 receptions for 231 yards and one touchdown as the Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl that year where they lost to the Denver Broncos 24-10.

    Carolina followed the Super Bowl season with a subpar performance, but Olsen still did his part by catching 80 passes for 1,073 yards with three touchdowns.

    NFL highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MINXCKdM1n8

    The Future

    Olsen still remains strong and is expected to be a valuable member of the Carolina Panthers for the foreseeable future. You can follow Olsen on Twitter and Instagram. Both addresses are @gregolsen88. 

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