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Jeremy Shockey

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen a fantasy sleeper? Not in his mind

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has friends and family members who play fantasy football.

So Olsen was prepared when he ventured on to social media sites and saw posts about how his fantasy stock shot up following the season-ending knee injury to Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

"I think it's funny. You can't help but hear, 'Greg Olsen needs to step up. He needs to make a lot of plays,' " Olsen said after Monday's practice. "I just need to do what I've always done."

What Olsen has done since entering the NFL in 2007 as a first-round pick of the Chicago Bears is show up every week and play, and catch a lot of passes.