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Greg Olsen 2017 Season Outlook

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1 minute ago, Pernil said:

broken foot is what, 6-8 weeks for the bone to heal and get back to normal motion?

 

Doesnt matter. Cam is trash. Idk what I was thinking even touching anyone from this team. I never draft TEs early but thought this year Id try something new bc i dont care about fantasy anymore and of course this happens.

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I don't even care from a fantasy perspective. This injury is the equivalent of a dead squirrel getting run over for the fifth time on the Atlantic City Expressway for my teams but Olsen is a legitimately good guy and he's been incredibly durable. These will be the first games he's missed since his rookie season.

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It looks like 6-8 weeks

 

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is seeing a foot specialist today, to see how long he’ll be out with his broken foot.

The only silver lining is that they think he’ll be back.

Via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, the injury is expected to keep Olsen out somewhere in the six-to-eight-week range. That makes going on injured reserve a possibility, which would allow him to return to practice after six weeks and the active roster two weeks later.

“You’re tormented when something like that happens,” Panthers quarterback Cam Newtonafter the game. “The optimism is, we’re still going to have him at some point this year.”

Getting Olsen back will obviously be big if they’re able to hang on without him. They’re 2-0 but lack offensive polish at the moment, and losing their best pass-catcher for a couple of months will obviously complicate things.

It’s also costly for Olsen personally, after the Panthers added $2 million in incentives to his contract after some difficulties this summer.

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I think the "drop or bench" discussion just comes down to bench size and alternate options.

 

We know how awful the TE position has been outside of Gronk and Kelce. Just gotta check waivers and pray that the guy you get is the best filler.

 

I'm holding in my league with a 7-person bench, but if I had him in my league with only a 4-person bench, I think I'd have to drop him, especially with bye weeks starting soon. It really will be a crap shoot, what with guys like Jesse James, Fleener, or other hot garbage sitting out there right now.

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Brutal, brutal luck because if he goes on IR he's eligible to play in Week 11 but Carolina has a bye that week.  So if he's on IR he won't even miss his bye.

 

Yes, if he goes on IR he's droppable if you need the spot.

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Greg Olsen had surgery this morning, Panthers unsure whether to put him on IR

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 18, 2017, 11:56 AM EDT
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Panthers tight end Greg Olsen had surgery to repair a broken foot this morning, and now the team is evaluating what to do with his roster spot.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Olsen’s surgery had no complications. If the Panthers put him on injured reserve, that means he’ll miss at least eight weeks.

Given that Olsen’s injury is expected to take 6-8 weeks to heal, it would make sense to put him on injured reserve and bring him back when he’s ready to go.

The 32-year-old Olsen hasn’t missed a game since he missed two during his rookie year with the Bears in 2007. Now he’s set to miss half the season, a costly blow for the Panthers.

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2 minutes ago, Marty Funkhouser said:

Gerald Everett is the route I'm going. Developing quarterback, a slowly improving offense, and he's made the most of the few opportunities he's had so far.

Didn't he get get hurt in the second half yesterday? Not sure if he came back or not but he was injured

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4 minutes ago, Marty Funkhouser said:

Gerald Everett is the route I'm going. Developing quarterback, a slowly improving offense, and he's made the most of the few opportunities he's had so far.

Good call. I will consider him too.

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44 minutes ago, PackerBacker555 said:

Didn't he get get hurt in the second half yesterday? Not sure if he came back or not but he was injured

Yes, thigh injury.

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A Jones fracture is one of the toughest injuries to come back from in football.  He's a drop imo, doubtful he'said back 100% until next season.

 

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This puts him out until week 11 which is the Panthers bye week.  So best case is week 12.  I just can't see holding a TE on the bench until fantasy playoff time.  I'll be dropping in redraft.

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Wouldn't he most likely practice 2 weeks (minimum) before playing after coming off IR?  How often do we see a guy return immediately to the field once his IR status is up.

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Are owners still holding with no IR spots?? 

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10 hours ago, chud12 said:

Are owners still holding with no IR spots?? 

All comes down to league bench size and your team's needs. If you've got a solid starting lineup with some serviceable bye week fillers, it's fine. I'm keeping him in a 12-team league, 7 bench slots no IR. This is the same league in which I'm rostering Josh Gordon. 

 

There is no "yes or no" that fits everyone. Drop him if you need an immediate filler or keep him if you've got space.

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10 hours ago, chud12 said:

Are owners still holding with no IR spots?? 

I have an IR spot but from what I see around my other leagues,many teams are dropping him.

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3 minutes ago, TX Babe Ruth said:

I have an IR spot but from what I see around my other leagues,many teams are dropping him.

I wouldn't fault anyone that did, but if you have an IR spot, why not stash Olsen.  If he doesn't recover as fast as expected or the IR spot is needed for someone else with a better prognosis/keeper potential, then drop him.

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Is any other former Olsen owner looking at Dickson's game in Week 5 and crying themselves to sleep knowing it could have been Olsen with those points?

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On ‎9‎/‎27‎/‎2017 at 2:52 PM, omnom1337 said:

All comes down to league bench size and your team's needs. If you've got a solid starting lineup with some serviceable bye week fillers, it's fine. I'm keeping him in a 12-team league, 7 bench slots no IR. This is the same league in which I'm rostering Josh Gordon. 

 

There is no "yes or no" that fits everyone. Drop him if you need an immediate filler or keep him if you've got space.

why are you rostering gordon? 

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