6'1'' / 189 lbs
Top wideout in Week 18 loss
Olave had five receptions (on 12 targets) for 60 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 10-7 defeat to the Panthers.
Olave reclaimed his role as New Orleans' top wideout after dealing with a hamstring injury over the previous two weeks, accounting for just under half of New Orleans' 25 total targets Week 18. The rookie receiver got started early with two receptions for 32 yards on the opening drive, including a 25-yard receiving touchdown. However, he did cough up a crucial fumble at the Carolina 24-yard line during the second quarter. This still marked the 6-foot-1 receiver's first game with double-digit targets since Week 7. Olave finishes the 2022 regular season with 72 receptions (on 119 targets) for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. He also did a very effective job while stepping up with previous No. 1 wideout Michael Thomas (toe) sidelined for all but three games this season, as Olave now has the second-most receiving yards of any rookie receiver in Saints history. Expect Olave to enter the 2023 campaign as one the likely frontrunners for the team's top receiver role.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 @ATL||Dome 77°||9.1||51st||3.03||-6.0||42.5||3||3||41||0||13.7||13||1||0%||3||1||0||9%||28%||2%||70%|
|2 TB||Dome 85°||11.0||42nd||2.20||3.0||43.5||13||5||80||0||16.0||14||2||17%||2||1||1||33%||31%||0%||69%|
|3 @CAR||Outdoor 69°||23.7||6th||2.63||-2.5||40.5||13||9||147||0||16.3||13||3||0%||5||2||0||33%||15%||0%||85%|
|4 MIN||Outdoor 64°||16.7||17th||4.18||4.0||44.5||7||4||67||1||16.8||16||1||0%||3||2||0||25%||22%||0%||78%|
|5 SEA||Dome 73°||15.4||18th||3.85||-5.0||45.5||6||4||54||1||13.5||13||1||0%||3||0||0||24%||19%||0%||81%|
|7 @ARZ||Dome 90°||17.6||13th||2.51||2.5||45.5||14||7||106||0||15.1||10||5||0%||5||1||0||30%||31%||0%||69%|
|8 LV||Dome 67°||10.2||43rd||2.04||1.5||47.5||7||5||52||0||10.4||8||2||17%||3||0||0||23%||38%||0%||62%|
|10 @PIT||Outdoor 37°||7.0||59th||2.33||1.5||41.5||5||3||40||0||13.3||12||1||25%||3||0||0||18%||31%||0%||69%|
|11 LA||Dome 48°||21.2||7th||4.24||-2.5||39.5||6||5||102||1||20.4||15||5||0%||4||1||1||22%||43%||0%||57%|
|12 @SF||Outdoor 59°||11.2||40th||2.24||8.0||43.5||9||5||62||0||12.4||10||3||17%||3||1||0||30%||58%||0%||42%|
|13 @TB||Outdoor 69°||10.5||40th||2.63||3.5||40.5||6||4||65||0||16.3||12||5||20%||3||2||0||21%||29%||0%||71%|
|15 ATL||Dome 49°||8.3||50th||2.77||-5.5||42.5||4||3||53||0||17.7||14||3||0%||3||1||0||21%||41%||0%||59%|
|17 @PHI||Outdoor 54°||8.2||37th||2.05||4.5||43.5||5||4||42||0||10.5||9||1||0%||2||0||0||22%||42%||0%||58%|
|18 CAR||Dome 62°||15.0||18th||3.00||-3.5||41.5||12||5||60||1||12.0||6||6||29%||3||1||0||48%||44%||0%||56%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Four catches in return
Olave tallied four receptions on five targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 20-10 victory versus Philadelphia.
Olave played 61 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps in his first game back from a hamstring injury. The rookie first-rounder didn't appear limited by this issue while catching all three of his targets for 31 yards on New Orleans' opening drive, but his opportunities dwindled as the Saints' offense shifted to a ball-control game script during the second half. Olave finished third on the team in targets behind tight end Juwan Johnson's seven and fellow rookie wideout Rashid Shaheed's six. Olave has topped more than six targets just once since Week 9, a stretch during which Andy Dalton has attempted fewer than 30 passes in every game.
Active against Eagles
Olave (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Olave returns from a one-game absence to face one of the best secondaries in the league, led by perimeter corners Darius Slay and James Bradberry. The Saints figure to roll with Olave, Rashid Shaheed and Tre'Quan Smith as their top three wide receivers, while Marquez Callaway is a healthy scratch.
Expected to play Sunday
Olave (hamstring) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Olave sat out Week 16 due to a hamstring injury but has since managed to return to practice as a limited participant, and it looks like the Saints expect him to be back on the field Sunday. The rookie first-round pick's status will be made official prior to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Status in question for Sunday
Olave (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest at Philadelphia, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
One week removed from not practicing before the Saints ruled him out for Week 16 action at Cleveland, Olave was able to muster three limited sessions this Wednesday through Friday as he continues to work through a hamstring issue. With a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, his status will become known before the early slate of games. If New Orleans includes Olave on its inactive list, the team will rely on Rashid Shaheed, Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Kirk Merritt at wide receiver.
Remains limited Thursday
Olave (hamstring) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday.
With back-to-back capped sessions under his belt to begin Week 17 prep, Olave is in a better spot than a week ago, when he didn't practice at all before he was sidelined this past Saturday at Cleveland with a hamstring issue. It remains to be seen if he'll enter this weekend with a designation for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, something that will become known once the Saints release their final injury report of the week Friday.