Olsen will record his most catches ever
Considering the depth at the wide receiver position, this is a bold prediction for Olsen. Even still, it is one that is very much achievable.
By all accounts, Olsen had a rough season last year due to injury. Statistically, you can almost throw the entire season out the window.
Catching 17 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown in 2017, this was not one of Olsen’s better years. In 2018, I can certainly see that changing. With a new offensive coordinator built for a wide-open offense, this could revitalize Olsen’s career and get him a solid number of targets.
He amassed his career-high in catches and targets in 2016 when he had 80 and 129 respectively. From 2012-16, the number of times he was targeted increased each year.
I could see Olsen achieving a career-high in catches because of the fact there are so many weapons. Defenders will be preoccupied with the wide receivers (and for good reason) leaving Olsen either single-covered or open as a result of not paying attention to him. As a result, 85-90 catches would be a bold but realistic prediction for him in 2018.