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What to do with Greg Olsen in Week 1 fantasy football

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There are a lot of mouths to feed in Seattle, especially at the tight end position.

Tight end Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers runs a pass route against defensive back DeShawn Shead #35 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 4, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Greg Olsen is now on his third team in his 14th-year career, joining the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason. With the Seahawks facing off against the Atlanta Falcons, it could spell a big game for the Seattle offense. It’s just not clear if the 35-year-old Olsen will be a part of it.

Fantasy Football analysis: TE Greg Olsen

The Seahawks seem to have a “quantity over quality” approach to the tight end position in 2020. Greg Olsen is 35-years-old. Will Dissly was performing like a high-end fantasy tight end not that long ago, but has now suffered two season-ending injuries each of the past two years. Jacob Hollister performed admirably, if unspectacularly, in Dissly’s absence last year, and there’s also still steady veteran Luke Wilson in the fold.

Seattle might put up decent numbers against a bottom-half defense like Atlanta, and while Olsen is clearly the starter - at least for Week 1 - there are too many options at tight end on the Seahawks alone to make Olsen an elite starting option. Still, he might be able to find a cheap touchdown and a few receiving yards during the game until someone like Dissly takes a larger role.

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