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The Panthers announced that TE Greg Olsen re-broke his right foot and is considered "month-to-month," although he surprisingly isn't having surgery. Olsen missed 9 total games with the same injury last year -- 8 to start and then 1 more after aggravating the issue. Expect him to be out at least that long this time around. Olsen is droppable in redraft leagues. His absence leaves 4th-round rookie Ian Thomas as Carolina's primary pass-catching TE. The Indiana product boasts a 91st percentile SPARQ score and posted a 3-37-1 line this preseason. He's worth an add in TE-premium leagues like the FFPC. WR Devin Funchess and RB Christian McCaffrey should also see more targets with Olsen sidelined.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen has been ruled out of Sunday's opener against the Cowboys with a foot injury. He, of course, missed 9 games with a fractured right foot last year. We'll see if this is related (our guess) or a new injury. Stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE: The Athletic's Joe Person spotted Olsen on crutches and with a walking boot on his right foot.

3:09pm EDT 9/9/18

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He reportedly dealt with some back tightness early in the week, but it doesn’t sound like an issue now. Olsen is fine to get into fantasy lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Panthers TE Greg Olsen is "good to go" for today's game against the Cowboys. "A little sore early in week but no issues," Schefter adds. That's confirmation of yesterday's report from The Athletic's Joe Person that Olsen would play. He's safe to keep in fantasy lineups.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (back) is expected to play against the Cowboys, according to The Athletic's Joe Person. Olsen was added to the injury report on Saturday, so he carries a bit more risk in Week 1 fantasy lineups. But he still sits safely inside the top 10 in our Week 1 TE Rankings.

The Panthers on Saturday added TE Greg Olsen to the injury report Saturday, listing him as questionable against the Cowboys with a back injury. We'll certainly be tracking his status Sunday morning. An active Olsen should probably remain in fantasy lineups.

The Charlotte Observer's Joe Person named TE Greg Olsen the offensive MVP of Panthers training camp. "Olsen ran fluidly throughout camp, got open and caught most everything thrown at him," Person wrote. "One of [Cam] Newton’s favorite targets appears to be back." Olsen's 2017 campaign was ruined by a broken foot. But he'd finished as a top 7 PPR TE in 5 straight seasons prior to last year. Healthy again, he looks like a value at his 6th-round ADP.

The Panthers selected Indiana TE Ian Thomas with the 1st pick of the 4th round. Thomas didn’t put up big numbers in a mediocre Hoosiers passing game, but he did average 15.0 yards per catch and score on 5 of his 25 grabs this past season. Thomas also tested as a 91st percentile athlete. We see a little Charles Clay in his game. In Carolina, Thomas will sit behind Greg Olsen in the short term. Olsen just signed a 2-year extension but is 33 years old now. Thomas has a shot to be his successor and is worth a look late in dynasty rookie drafts.

The Panthers have signed TE Greg Olsen to a 2-year, $17.1 million deal. He was set to enter the final year of his contract but is now locked up with the Panthers through the 2020 season. Olsen's 2017 was wrecked by broken right foot, but he did flash with lines of 9-116-1 and 8-107-1 over his final 4 outings (including the playoffs). He'd topped 1,000 yards in each of the previous 3 years. Olsen turned 33 in March, but this extension means the Panthers believe there's plenty of gas left in his tank. He's been going in the later 6th round as TE6 in recent best-ball drafts.

11:12am EST 12/10/17

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He put in 3 full practices this week, and HC Ron Rivera said Olsen won’t be on a snap count. Still, he remains a risky fantasy play after failing to make it through the entire game last time out. Minnesota also ranks 6th in fantasy points allowed to TEs.

The Panthers listed TE Greg Olsen (foot) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. But he put in 3 full practices this week and will play. HC Ron Rivera even said that Olsen won't be on a snap count. He remains a risky fantasy bet, though, after failing to make it through the entire game last time out. Minnesota also ranks 6th in fantasy points allowed to TEs.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) returned to practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to play against the Vikings as long as that foot holds up throughout the week. Olsen will be extremely tough to trust in fantasy lineups, though, after lasting just a little more than 1 half last time out.

2:12pm EST 12/3/17

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Saints. Carolina expects him back for Week 14, but we’ll see how that foot holds up throughout next week. TE Ed Dickson starts today but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is not expected to play against the Saints today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team does expect Olsen back for Week 14, Rapoport adds. We'll need to see him make it through a full game before we can trust him in fantasy lineups, though.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Saints. He didn’t practice all week, though, so we’d be surprised if he plays. Even if he does, Olsen can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups after exiting last week’s game.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) remained sidelined on Thursday. HC Ron Rivera called his absence "precautionary" and said the team wants to "back off" Olsen's foot. It sounds like he still has a shot to play against the Saints on Sunday, but we won't be able to trust Olsen in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot) did not practice on Wednesday. He reportedly dodged any new structural damage to that foot in his return last week, but it's still giving him trouble. Olsen is no better than 50/50 to play vs. the Saints this weekend and shouldn't be in your fantasy plans.

Panthers TE Greg Olsen's foot is "OK," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like all tests came back clean. We'll keep an eye on Olsen's practice participation this week, but no one knows how much that foot will be able to handle come Sunday in New Orleans. We'd try not to use him in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

X-rays on Panthers TE Greg Olsen's previously broken foot came back clean, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Olsen is undergoing additional tests today. HC Ron Rivera intimated after Sunday's win that the foot was sore, rather than re-injured. If that's the case, Olsen should have a good shot to play in a big game against the Saints this weekend. But he'll be tough to trust in fantasy lineups until we see him make it through an entire outing.

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