Tight End: Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
vs. Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 1:00pm
FanDuel: $ 5,800
Cam Newton didn’t look Greg Olsen’s way often in last week’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he did hit Olsen for what ended up being the game winning touchdown. Olsen’s lack of targets are a bit concerning, but his history with Newton eases my doubts.
The Panthers just got Olsen back in the lineup and are easing the veteran into action. He’s an important part of their success and someone they need for the stretch run. Olsen’s targets and usage will absolutely increase as the season progresses.
This week is a tough matchup, but Olsen’s fanduel price is a bargain. My strategy here was grabbing a reliable tight end who is rounding into form after just getting back on the field.
Backup Option: Trey Burton, Chicago Bears
vs. New York Jets, Sunday 1:00pm
The Chicago Bears handed Trey Burton a sizeable contract for him to be a major part of their passing attack. So far, Burton has not disappointed and has quickly become one of Mitch Trubisky’s favorite targets.
Last week, he saw 11 targets and finished with 126 receiving yards. Burton also remains one of the Bears go to options in the red zone.