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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CAR @ TB

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    DET @ CAR

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    PIT @ CAR

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    CAR @ BAL

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CHI @ CAR

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    CAR @ CIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    CAR @ GB

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    SEA @ CAR

  • Week 9 - Oct 30

    NO @ CAR

  • Week 10 - Nov 10

    CAR @ PHI

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    ATL @ CAR

  • Week 12 - Nov 23


  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    CAR @ MIN

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    CAR @ NO

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    TB @ CAR

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    CLE @ CAR

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CAR @ ATL

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    CAR 10 @ TB 16

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    NO 27 @ CAR 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 20

    NYG 36 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CAR 28 @ ATL 30

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SEA 16 @ CAR 12

  • Week 6 - Oct 14


  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    DAL @ CAR

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    CAR @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CAR @ WAS

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DEN @ CAR

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    TB @ CAR

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    CAR @ PHI

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CAR @ KC

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CAR 21 @ ARI 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    GB 30 @ CAR 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    JAC 10 @ CAR 16

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    CAR 29 @ CHI 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    NO 30 @ CAR 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    CAR 17 @ ATL 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    WAS 20 @ CAR 33

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    MIN 24 @ CAR 21

  • Week 9 - Nov 06


  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    TEN 30 @ CAR 3

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CAR 35 @ DET 49

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CAR 27 @ IND 19

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    CAR 38 @ TB 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    ATL 31 @ CAR 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CAR 28 @ HOU 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    TB 16 @ CAR 48

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CAR 18 @ NYG 31

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    TB 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CIN 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CAR 14 @ NO 16

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 23 @ CAR 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 17


  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    SF 20 @ CAR 23

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    CAR 10 @ LAR 20

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    NO 34 @ CAR 3

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    CAR 16 @ TB 31

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BAL 37 @ CAR 13

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    CAR 23 @ CLE 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CAR 14 @ SEA 31

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    ATL 31 @ CAR 10

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ARI 12 @ CAR 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 23

    CAR 3 @ PIT 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CAR 10 @ ATL 31


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Greg Olsen

Carolina Panthers

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                           RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           0         0       0         45         89      540     5           84.0       5.3

2010 Stats           0         0       0         41         69      404     5           70.4       4.4

2009 Stats            0         0       0         60       108      612     8          109.2       6.8  

2008 Stats            0         0       0         54         82      574     5           87.4       5.5

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) This might be the year he lives up to his thirst round draft slot

(+) Cam Newton unselfish ways will benefit Olsen the most

(+) Another year learning the system and playing with Cam will benefit fantasy owners

(+) Has played in all 16 games for 4 straight seasons, sturdy player

(–) He needs LaFell or Gettis to be good, not great

(–) Closed out 2011 with a whopping 2 targets, 0 catches in his last 2 games

(–) Cam had a rookie record for passing yards, and Greg only grabbed 540 of them

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2009 Review

Greg Olsen

~  Ranked tenth in the league with 109.2 TE fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 16th in the league with 8 receiving touchdowns

~  Ranked 11th among tight ends in the league with 612 receiving yards (Tied for 64th overall)

~  Ranked 17th among tight ends in the league with 38.3 receiving yards per game (78th overall)

~  Tied for ninth among tight ends in the league with 60 receptions (Tied for 39th overall)

~  Ranked seventh among tight ends in the league with 108 targets (33rd  overall)

~  Tied for tenth among tight ends in the league with 9 receptions of 20+ yards (tied for 58th overall)

~  Tied for ninth among tight ends in the league with 33 catches for first downs (Tied for 50th overall)

~  Ranked 24th among tight ends in the league with 178 yards after the catch (YAC) (124th overall)

~  Set career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (612), receptions/game (3.8), touchdowns (8), and yards/game (38.3)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

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Could have been a match made in Bear heaven had Mike Martz not strolled into town...

Olsen and Cutler - Match made in heaven

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In July of '07, Olsen signed a five-year, $7.769 million contract that contained $4.9 million guaranteed, a $250,000 signing bonus, and a $3.545 million option bonus in the second year.  Another $2.921 million is also available through incentives.  The remainder of the deal is outlined below:

2010 - $550,000 (+ $140,000 reporting bonus)

2011 - $650,000 (+ $125,732 reporting bonus)

2012 - Free Agent

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Strength of Schedule

SOS - Chicago Bears


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Injury Report


Olsen has not had any major injuries over his short career thus far

Thursday Night Football Starts and Sits

Pyro's take: With a high octane matchup tonight here are the starts and sits via the Pyro Heavy Podcast episode 250:

QB: Drew Brees & Cam Newton
RB: Jonathon Stewart
WR: Michael Thomas, Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead & Kelvin Benjamin
TE: Greg Olsen

QB: None
RB: Mark Ingram & Tim Hightower
WR: Tedd Ginn & Corey Brown
TE: Coby Fleener & Josh Hill

11/17/16, 12:23 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Tough Road to Hoe for Olsen

Pyro's take: The Carolina Panthers are facing one of the toughest defenses versus the TE position.

fantasy Goo: 1... That is the total amount of TDs an opposing TE has scored against the Chiefs in the 2016 season. 0... as in zero TE's have been able to get to 50 passing yards this season against Kansas City.

11/13/16, 09:50 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.fftoday.com

Kyle Rudolph now underrated?

Only two tight ends have double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues each of the first three weeks. Greg Olsen and..... Kyle Rudolph.

Pyro's take: Only two tight ends have double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues each of the first three weeks. Greg Olsen and..... Kyle Rudolph.

09/26/16, 06:12 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Panthers looking more to share the passing wealth in 2016

Mr. @DNewtonespn also told me today to expect a lower target share for Kelvin Benjamin and more of a "committee" approach at WR.

Pyro's take: Mr. @DNewtonespn also told me today to expect a lower target share for Kelvin Benjamin and more of a "committee" approach at WR. That's not to suggest Benjamin will be a part-time player. But he was a workhorse as a rookie. They figure to spread it out more in '16.

Fantasy Goo: Some of us are excited to see what Cam can do with Kelvin Benjamin but, instead of hearing a boatload of encouraging news we keep hearing less than rip-roaring reviews so far. Carolina has 5 nice pass catchers available such as Kelvin Benjamin, Devin Funchess, Greg Olsen (TE), Ted Ginn and Corey “Philly” Brown. If Kelvin can come out of the gate week 1 with a positive performance it could help his confidence to build towards a quality season. Newton is ready to shine and can make a wide receiver look fantasy relevant as he did with Kelvin his rookie season and Ted Ginn last season including through the NFL playoffs. Greg Olsen is a top 3 tight end who will keep the defenses honest which can only help Kelvin Benjamin find his way. Until we hear better news from Kelvin’s training camp performance you might want to steer clear of his lofty current mock draft spot as the 14th wide receiver taken. Yummy candy is hard to ignore so, if Kelvin arouses the fantasy community this preseason then grab him!

07/07/16, 02:28 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Greg Olsen named to the Pro Bowl


Pyro's take: Greg Olsen named to the Pro Bowl among three other tight ends

12/23/15, 12:27 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: probowl.fantasy.nfl.com

Newton and Greg Olsen working together


Pyro's take: Keep an eye on the Newton-to-Greg Olsen combination. These two have combined for 11 completions on 14 targets over the past two games. Olsen has a touchdown catch in three of his past four games. -- David Newton

11/28/15, 05:03 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Greg Olsen needs to be more involved


Pyro's take: OC Mike Shula said “We’ve got to make sure we move him around and get the ball to him,” Shula said. “There were some other times that other guys had opportunities because they were favoring his side as well. We’ll definitely work on – he’s a playmaker for us – and we’ll find ways to get him the ball.”

When the teams leading wide out is named Jerricho Cotchery and Ted Ginn the Panthers are in more trouble than it would appear.

09/16/15, 02:04 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.charlotteobserver.com

Olsen twin

Greg Olsen caught his second touchdown this year against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He may be having his best career, as he is the Panthers leader in receptions and tied for touchdowns. He has one less target than leader wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, and tied with Benjamin for touchdowns. On the year, Olsen has 19 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Pyro's take: Anytime that a tight end is putting competition with the team's leading wide receiver just spells good news for fantasy owners. Olsen shouldn't see these numbers slip against the Ravens.

09/24/14, 07:02 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.cbssports.com

Olsen will start on Sunday

Rivera said a few days of rest for tight end Greg Olsen is just what he needed. The tight end injured his foot during the Arizona game and missed practice earlier in the week but took all his necessary reps on Friday and is probable for Sunday.

Pyro's take: It was a little worrisome earlier in the week when Olsen was sporting the walking boot, but he looks like he will be just fine for the game this week versus the Vikings, and he is a good start this week.

10/12/13, 06:51 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blogs.charlotte.com

Greg Olsen in walking boot, but expects to play Sunday

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's injury looks worse than it actually is.

Olsen has been walking around this week with a protective boot on his left foot -- even wearing it to Wednesday's practice, which he did not participate in.

But Olsen expects to increase his activity level at Thursday's practice, and plans to play in Sunday's game at Minnesota. Olsen said he injured his left foot during the Week 5 loss at Arizona, but did not indicate how it happened or the extent of it.

"It's all right. I'll be fine. It's more precautionary. I should be able to do some more stuff tomorrow," Olsen said Wednesday. "I don't expect to miss any time."

Pyro's take: Olsen has been productive this season with 21 catches for 273 yards and touchdown in 4 games. Olsen had 5 catches for 79 yards in the first half last week before sustaining the injury, which are the statistics he finished the game with. Olsen says he will be ready for this weeks game against the Vikings, and that would be good as he could be in store for a lot of yards, as the Vikings have struggled to cover the tight end this season.

10/09/13, 05:46 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: blogs.charlotte.com

Mike Martz hired as Bears offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears announced today that they have signed Mike Martz to be their offensive coordinator for the 2010 season. Terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed.

Pyro's take: Finally the Bears have "their guy". After going through a lengthy search composed mainly of candidates who pulled out of the running before an offer was even made, Chicago ended up settling for someone who had no problem ripping Jay Cutler to shreds early on in 2009. In order to mend possible broken bridges between the two, Martz immediately flew down to Tennessee to speak with Cutler after his interview.
Animosity aside, Cutler stands to gain the most fantasy-wise from the hiring, while TE Greg Olsen stands to lose the most. Martz has never been one to integrate the tight end into his offensive schemes, but wide receivers Devin Hester, Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett could be in for a nice uptick in value, as should RB Matt Forte.

02/01/10, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Greg Olsen active and ready to go

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) is active and ready to make his usual start against the Cardinals today.

Pyro's take: Feel free to get Olsen in your starting fantasy football lineup today as the Bears will likely be passing the ball a bunch with that Cardinals stout rush D staring them down all day long.

11/08/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Greg Olsen practices again on Friday

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) went through a full practice again on Friday and is good to go against the Cardinals.

Pyro's take: Greg could be a good start this weekend for your fantasy football team as the Bears might have more trouble running the ball against the Cardinals stout defensive front line.

11/06/09, 05:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.suntimes.com

Greg Olsen practices on Thursday

Bears tight end Greg Olsen (ankle) participated in a full practice on Thursday and is in line to start against the Cardinals this weekend.

Pyro's take: Olsen has underachieved so far this year, but has a pretty good match-up against a weak Cardinals pass D on Sunday. Consider him a borderline starter for your fantasy football team this week.

11/06/09, 09:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.chicagobears.com

Greg Olsen's 2009 breakout pending?

According to the Chicago Tribune's Dan Pompei, Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner is "re-committing" to make Greg Olsen's breakout happen. Pompei says he "knows" of Turner's plan, possibly because of developments during the Week 5 bye.

Pyro's take: Olsen is doing okay in the TD count, but his targets and catches are down. We would have thought that Cutler would be using him more. We doubt that this is a Ron Turner failing to get him more involved thing. Cutler likes to chuck the ball to his WRs. Let's see if Pompei is pretending to know what he's talking about, or really actually does.

10/12/09, 06:15 PM CDT by
Source: blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com

Greg Olsen looking to join elite status

Chicago Bears third-year TE Greg Olsen is looking to make a name for himself in the NFL, and now that he has a Pro-Bowl QB in Jay Cutler throwing to him, he just might. "Personally, I feel like I can put myself into that group, which over the past couple years has really been the same guys," Olsen said. "The Gonzalezs, the Jason Wittens, the Dallas Clarks, (Antonio) Gates are kind of the usual suspects when you talk about the best tight ends in the game. Personally, I feel like I have the ability to be one of those guys now that I'm becoming a veteran guy."

Pyro's take: We agree with Olsen. He started just seven games last year while splitting time with Desmond Clark, yet put up fringe starter fantasy numbers ranking 10th among TEs in '08. We are guessing 70-75 catches, 800 yards, and 6-7 TDs.

08/27/09, 06:30 AM CDT by
Source: espn.go.com

Olsen returns to practice Monday

Chicago Bears up-and-coming TE Greg Olsen returned to the practice field on Monday, August 17th, as was promised by head coach Lovie Smith.

Pyro's take: The Bears and Jay Cutler need this kid out on the field come regular season play, so it was good to see Lovie rest him during the first preseason game. His injury, a hip bruise, was considered minor and keeping him out of the game Saturday was purely for precautionary reasons.

08/17/09, 02:30 PM CDT by
Source: twitter.com

Olsen not suited up for first preseason game

Chicago Bears TE Greg Olsen was dressed in street clothes for the team's first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night. Olsen has been dealing with a slight hip strain lately, but head coach Lovie Smith has already said that Greg should be back in pads for practice on Monday and that keeping him out of the game was merely precautionary.

Pyro's take: Olsen is primed for a breakout year in 2009 and was moved into the starting lineup ahead of veteran TE Desmond Clark to start the season. Clark, a consummate professional, took his demotion gracefully by saying that he believes Olsen will be a Pro-Bowl player this year and doesn't mind being the young stud's backup. Clark had started 92 straight games prior to this demotion, which was second in the league for tight ends next to future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez.

08/15/09, 02:45 PM CDT by

Bears' first team to get extended playing time Saturday

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that the first team will "play into the second quarter" in their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday night.

Pyro's take: This is what we're talkin about. Most teams usually keep their starters in one or two series in the first preseason game, so this should make for some interesting and exciting action for Bears' fans as they get to see new QB Jay Cutler lead the offense for the first time.

08/13/09, 09:00 AM CDT by
Source: espn.go.com

Greg Olsen is go-to target this year

Chicago Bears beat writer Brad Biggs is reporting that TE Greg Olsen Olsen "is the primary read for a lot of stuff the team has been doing."

Pyro's take: We'll keep this short. Olsen will breakout this year. The Bears are thin at WR and Olsen has the talent to become a Pro-Bowl player. With Cutler at the helm, we see that becoming a reality sooner rather than later.

08/10/09, 04:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.suntimes.com