Carolina Panthers’ tight end Greg Olsen has shown signs of being a high-end tight end, most notably in 2009 when he caught 60 passes for 612 yards and eight scores. The Panthers are expecting big things from Olsen (see Associated Press article). Should fantasy owners follow suit?.
Olsen has scored at least five touchdown in the past four seasons, and is coming off a decent 45 catch, 540 yard, five TD campaign. As they mention in the article, Jeremey Shockey, who isn’t expected to return, put up solid numbers as well. In fact, the two combined to catch 82 passes for 995 yards and nine touchdowns>.
While Panthers Coach Ron Rivera may be exaggerating a bit when he says that Olsen can put up numbers similar to Rob Gronkoswki and Jimmy Graham, it does stand to reason that Olsen can be more productive without sharing the load with Shockey..
Will he reach the 700 yard mark for the first time in his career? There is a good chance. The odds are even longer that he’ll reach double-digit...