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Tight End, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (31)
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 255 DOB: 1985-03-11 Age: 30

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2007 CHI 14 5 66 39 391 10.0 2 51.1 3.7
2008 CHI 16 7 82 54 574 10.6 5 87.4 5.5
2009 CHI 16 15 108 60 612 10.2 8 109.2 6.8
2010 CHI 16 13 69 41 404 9.9 5 70.4 4.4
2011 CAR 16 13 89 45 540 12.0 5 84.0 5.3
2012 CAR 16 - 104 69 843 12.2 5 114.3 7.1
2013 CAR 16 - 109 73 816 11.2 6 117.6 7.4
2014 CAR 16 - 123 84 1,008 12.0 6 136.8 8.6
2015 (Projected) CAR       82 945 11.5 6 130.5  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Greg Olsen became the surest pair of hands in Carolina following the departure of Steve Smith. As a result, Olsen has seen his targets ascend over 100 for three consecutive seasons. The increased reliability helped Olsen post his most productive fantasy season to date in his eighth year as a pro. The team inked him to a new deal prior to training camp, and the plan should remain unchanged moving forward. Olsen’s upside is capped because he doesn’t provide much downfield game and his team has plenty of options in the red zone. However, the volume of passes thrown his way allows him to rack up plenty of receptions and yardage, making him one of the more consistent tight ends in the league. His totals from 2014 are far closer to his ceiling, but he isn’t likely to regress too much. There are a lot of uncertainties at the top of the positional fantasy rankings, with several tight ends moving to new situations. As a result, fantasy owners are putting more value into Olsen’s more projectable 2015 forecast. As a top-three tight end option in PPR leagues, Olsen’s value drops to that of an average starter in touchdown leagues, so let your league settings set Olsen’s value on draft day. Backup Ed Dickson hasn’t been able to recapture the fantasy spotlight since 2011, when he emerged as the starter in Baltimore. Even if his role is expanded at some point during the season, odds are there would be better fantasy options available on the waiver wire.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Greg Olsen
TE2TE2 Ed Dickson
TE3TE3 Brandon Williams
TE4TE4 Richie Brockel
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Panthers hoping rookie WR will step up
With Kelvin Benjamin gone for the year
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 21, 4:30 pm

Carolina Panthers
It wasn't the plan for Devin Funchess to become the Carolina Panthers' de facto No. 1 wide receiver out of the gate his rookie year. Alas, injures can ruin even the best-laid plans. With Kelvin Benjamin tearing his ACL, the expectations for Funchess will increase. While the rookie sat out practice nursing a hamstring injury, the Panthers talked up the high IQ of their second-round pick, who has learned the Z receiver spot, the slot and will now move to the X role (where Benjamin was anchored). "Absolutely, that should help a lot. He is really a solid young man," coach Ron Rivera said of the receiver's IQ, via the Charlotte Observer. "He knows two positions, and obviously he'll concentrate on Kelvin's and work to handle that spot for us." The Panthers had hoped to deploy a towering duo with the 6-foot-5 Benjamin and 6-foot-4 Funchess. Now at least they have one tall wideout target for Cam Newton to go along with tight end Greg Olsen. (NFL)

FFToday's Take: Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense know a thing or two about bringing a rookie WR along rapidly. While Funchess doesn't have the same ability as Benjamin, he may be leaned on quite heavily this year, and he's worth a late round flier.


Injury WR Benjamin will miss entire 2015 season
Torn ACL in left knee
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 19, 7:39 pm

Carolina Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will miss the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: In the wake of Kelvin Benjamin's injury, the Panthers will need Greg Olsen and Jonathan Stewart more than ever. Wide receivers Devin Funchess and Philly Brown will see their roles expand but fantasy owners shouldn't go overboard here. Cam Newton and company already figured to finish with one of the league's worst passing offenses when Benjamin was healthy. Opposing defenses will also be better able to key in on the ground attack without a big-time threat on the outside. Carolina may also look to add another veteran free agent receiver.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TB W 20-14 11 8 83 10.4 1 14.3
2 DET W 24-7 8 6 72 12.0 0 7.2
3 PIT L 19-37 7 5 69 13.8 1 12.9
4 at BAL L 10-38 5 2 30 15.0 0 3.0
5 CHI W 31-24 9 6 72 12.0 2 19.2
6 at CIN T 37-37 11 6 62 10.3 1 12.2
7 at GB L 17-38 8 8 105 13.1 0 10.5
8 SEA L 9-13 3 1 16 16.0 0 1.6
9 NO L 10-28 4 3 30 10.0 0 3.0
10 at PHI L 21-45 7 6 119 19.8 0 11.9
11 ATL L 17-19 11 5 61 12.2 0 6.1
13 at MIN L 13-31 9 5 59 11.8 0 5.9
14 at NO W 41-10 11 10 72 7.2 1 13.2
15 TB W 19-17 13 10 110 11.0 0 11.0
16 CLE W 17-13 3 1 21 21.0 0 2.1
17 at ATL W 34-3 3 2 27 13.5 0 2.7
WC ARI W 27-16 5 3 37 12.3 0 3.7
DP at SEA L 17-31 6 4 58 14.5 0 5.8
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 SEA L 7-12 10 5 56 11.2 0 5.6
2 at BUF L 23-24 8 7 84 12.0 1 14.4
3 NYG W 38-0 8 4 54 13.5 0 5.4
5 at ARI L 6-22 6 5 79 15.8 0 7.9
6 at MIN W 35-10 4 2 19 9.5 0 1.9
7 STL W 30-15 4 4 47 11.8 0 4.7
8 at TB W 31-13 4 3 21 7.0 1 8.1
9 ATL W 34-10 5 4 66 16.5 1 12.6
10 at SF W 10-9 3 1 14 14.0 0 1.4
11 NE W 24-20 8 5 52 10.4 1 11.2
12 at MIA W 20-16 9 5 34 6.8 1 9.4
13 TB W 27-6 7 5 85 17.0 0 8.5
14 at NO L 13-31 12 8 40 5.0 0 4.0
15 NYJ W 30-20 8 5 88 17.6 0 8.8
16 NO W 17-13 7 4 35 8.8 0 3.5
17 at ATL W 21-20 8 6 42 7.0 1 10.2
DP SF L 10-23 6 4 55 13.8 0 5.5
DP = Divisional Playoff

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at TB L 10-16 7 6 56 9.3 0 5.6
2 NO W 35-27 3 1 13 13.0 0 1.3
3 NYG L 7-36 14 7 98 14.0 0 9.8
4 at ATL L 28-30 7 6 89 14.8 1 14.9
5 SEA L 12-16 3 2 37 18.5 0 3.7
7 DAL L 14-19 5 4 31 7.8 0 3.1
8 at CHI L 22-23 5 3 23 7.7 0 2.3
9 at WAS W 21-13 9 5 48 9.6 0 4.8
10 DEN L 14-36 10 9 102 11.3 2 22.2
11 TB L 21-27 6 2 42 21.0 0 4.2
12 at PHI W 30-22 5 4 50 12.5 0 5.0
13 at KC L 21-27 4 1 47 47.0 1 10.7
14 ATL W 30-20 5 4 55 13.8 1 11.5
15 at SD W 31-7 9 5 56 11.2 0 5.6
16 OAK W 17-6 7 6 53 8.8 0 5.3
17 at NO W 44-38 5 4 43 10.8 0 4.3

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