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Greg Olsen Expected to Return Week 6; Boom-or-Bust Fantasy Impact Awaits

It’s déjà vu all over again for Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. Coming off a disappointing 2017 campaign where he battled through a fractured foot for seven games, Olsen is set to return this week after re-fracturing his foot in the team’s 2018 opener against the Cowboys. Ron Rivera hinted that his top tight end was on track to return Week 6, and Olsen confirmed his coach’s words today that he’s expecting to play this week.

Still available in 32 percent of leagues, the tight end stated that his foot is practically being held together by the screw that was inserted into his foot last season, and that he would need surgery after the season. “Wednesday will be a big day,” Olsen told the media on Monday. “Running on the side, running on air, routes by yourself, even though you are going hard, cutting and doing all that, you’ve got to get other people on the field guarding you, making it tough.”

Saying that your foot is basically being held together by a screw isn’t the most optimistic description that his fantasy owners want to hear, but we assume that you have a decent tight end option by now if you stashed Olsen on your bench. We aren’t doctors here at the RSJ, but anyone with a brain knows that foot injuries are tricky and one misstep can result in a flare up, so we don’t have much confidence in Olsen. Let’s take this player on a week-by-week basis from here on out. Who knows, maybe his foot healed better this season and he rounds back into his true form, but it’s hard to put a ton of confidence into Olsen at this point.

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