Greg Olsen in walking boot Wednesday, a red flag for fantasy owners

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Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was in a walking boot on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen was back in a walking boot on Wednesday, according to Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer. Olsen is dealing with a foot/ankle injury that kept him limited in practice (and in a walking boot) prior to the team's Week 6 game, but he did end up playing in said game.

Unfortunately, Olsen was held to just two receptions for 19 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. He looked a bit slow and sluggish, as evidenced by the fact that he had his worst game this season. Quarterback Cam Newton had a big day, but Olsen was not in on any of the big plays.

Olsen has caught at least four passes for at least 50 yards in each of his games, sans the Week 6 matchup. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or if the walking boot is just precautionary on Wednesday, but it's a worrying sign. The Panthers were very much enjoying his career resurgence.

Fantasy Impact: Olsen hasn't been the top tight end in the NFL, but for fantasy owners who were expecting a low TE2 option for deeper leagues, he's been a huge success. Unfortunately, if he's not healthy by Friday's practice, he could miss the team's Week 7 game, and even if he does play, he might just be limited by the injury again. Wait for more news on him throughout the week before you make a decision.

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