Found August 21, 2012 on
Lost My Way:
'Tis the season. Fantasy football is upon us and Lost My Way is going to help you win your league. Sure, we all know by now who we are going to pick in the first few rounds, but your later picks are going to be the ones that make or break your team. Every day up until the regular season we will give you one fantasy sleeper pick that will help your team and will be available late in the draft. So thank us later, and good luck this season.
Tight End, Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
You don't need to sweat if you can't grab Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham, there are plenty of other solid tight ends that will be available in the later rounds of your draft. Take Panthers tight end Greg Olsen for example. In his debut season in Carolina, Olsen caught 45 passes for 540 yards and 5 touchdowns while sharing time with Jeremy Shockey. This season Olsen will be getting the majority of the snaps at tight end with Carolina choosing not to re-sign Shockey this off-season. If Cam Newton is going to repeat his brilliant rookie season he will need to continue to spread out the ball, and Olsen should see an increase in his numbers from 2012. So while it isn't a sexy pick, Olsen can be your starting tight end this season and you'll still be able to compete for a championship.
TL;DR While Greg Olsen may not seem as prolific as other NFL tight ends he could end up being very useful for many people as a late round draft pick.
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The Panthers are expecting big things this season from tight end Greg Olsen.
With the departure of fellow tight end Jeremy Shockey and the arrival of fullback Mike Tolbert, coach Ron Rivera envisions Olsen doing less blocking and catching more balls.
In fact, Rivera believes ''it's possible'' Olsen could put up numbers similar to what New England's Rob Gronkowski...
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Greg Olsen can be as productive as Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham this season, according to the Associated Press.Fantasy Spin:With Jeremy Shockey gone and Mike Tolbert in the fold, Rivera envisions Olsen doing less blocking and more catching. Olsen and Shockey combined for 82 catches, 995 yards and nine touchdowns last season so Olsen could make for...
The Carolina Panthers have high expectations heading into the 2012 NFL season.
The atmosphere surrounding the Panther’s training camp is so optimistic it prompted center Ryan Kalil to take a full ad out in the newspaper touting a Super Bowl victory for the team.
Kalil listed several reasons why the Panthers will win the Super Bowl, and while his bravado should be applauded...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Greg Olsen is hoping he can be as productive as Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes Olsen could be poised for a breakout season not having to share catches with Jeremy Shockey, now a free agent, and with the arrival of new fullback Mike Tolbert, who should lighten Olsen's load as a blocker.
In fact, Rivera believes...
The Panthers were downright awful on special teams last season. Consequently, head coach Ron Rivera has made it a priority to get better in this crucial phase of the game in 2012. In addition to shoring up special teams coverage, the Panthers have created an open competition at the kicker and punter positions.
Last year, Panthers kicker Olindo Mare connected on just 22 of...
If you happened to see the first quarter of the Carolina Panthers 23-17 preseason victory over the Miami Dolphins last Friday night, you now know the image Ron Rivera and Marty Hurney had when they united 19 months ago.
First, the now-second year head coach and 11th-year general manager were in accord that taking Cam Newton with the top overall pick in last years NFL draft was the...
According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith missed Wednesday’s practice to see a doctor about a foot infection he’s been dealing with.
“Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith missed Wednesday’s practice to see a doctor about an infection in his left foot.
“Smith was seen on crutches returning to Bank of America Stadium with...
Panthers WR Steve Smith is dealing with a left foot infection and is currently on crutches, according to the Charlotte Observer.Fantasy Spin:Smith missed practice Wednesday and met with a doctor to treat his foot, but he isn't expected to miss significant time.
Most Fantasy Football leagues are not won with the players you select in the early rounds, but rather, those players that come in the later rounds. For that reason, fantasy owners are always looking for those late round gems known as fantasy football sleepers. I believe the Carolina Panthers are one of the more intriguing teams in the NFL heading into the 2012 regular season. Two...