Week 2 started a Manningham man-crush
--Opportunity Knocks Blue Light Special--
Greg Olsen, TE, CHI
Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen, was picked by me, and many of my colleagues as a top 3-5 pick at the position this year. He's ranked 38th at his position now and averaging 2.5 fantasy points a game. Ouch. Fantasy owners who drafted him are in a panic. He has four paltry receptions through two games for 49 yards. Owners are wishing they took Dallas Clark who has 11 receptions for 222 yards and a touchdown. He's the number one guy at TE, and he's averaging 14.1 fantasy points per game. While Clark will not maintain those numbers for 16 games, no one is going to trade him away. Greg Olsen on the other hand you can buy uber cheap. I just traded Willis McGahee for him in a dynasty league.
So why would you want to trade for Olsen who is looking like a bust? Over the remaining 14 games you'll see his numbers start to look more like Clark's. Clark has 11 receptions on 14 targets. Olsen has 4 on 12. Those ratios will start to go up for Olsen. The Bears first game was an ugly mess. In game two, Olsen's QB, Jay Cutler started to get his act together, but they were facing the Steelers defense. Over their next six games they face the Seahawks, Browns, Bengals, Lions, Cardinals and Falcons. All of which are in the bottom half of the league in surrendering points to tight ends, except for Seattle. So trade for him now and you'll have him against the Lowly Lions who have already surrendered 3 TDs to tight ends in 2 weeks.
Jay Cutler said, so far they have just been taking what the defense's have been giving them, but that will change.
"Take what you can and change the seasons..."
What I was listening to while writing this article: