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Gunner Olszewski

#5 WR,

Giants

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ACTUAL 2022

12 FPTS

RANK: 162

2023 SEASON

- FPTS

RANK: -

AGE

26 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'0'' / 190 lbs

COLLEGE

Bemidji State

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
20221612162nd7553010.6
3yr Ave128220th4342014.00

Expected back for training camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-06-06

Coach Brian Daboll said Thursday that Olszewski (foot) should be back on the field for training camp, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Olszewski could be done for the rest of spring after leaving practice late May to an apparent foot/ankle injury, but it looks like he won't be sidelined too long. He worked primarily as a punt returner in 2023 and should continue to contribute on special teams for the Giants, though the addition of Isaiah McKenzie this offseason provides him some competition.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

0
-0.2
0
0
0
0
0
1.4
5.9
0.9
0.2
1.7
1.3
0
0.6
0.4

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
1 @CIN Outdoor 73° 0.0 156th 0.007.044.500000.0000%0000%67%11%11%
2 NE Outdoor 75° -0.2 159th -0.203.040.500000.0000%0000%38%0%63%
3 @CLE Outdoor 61° 0.0 152nd 0.004.038.500000.0000%0000%67%0%33%
4 NYJ Outdoor 57° 0.0 145th 0.00-3.041.500000.0000%0000%44%0%56%
6 TB Outdoor 58° 0.0 131st 0.009.546.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
7 @MIA Outdoor 78° 0.0 130th 0.007.044.500000.0000%0000%90%0%10%
8 @PHI Outdoor 60° 0.0 137th 0.0010.543.500000.0000%0000%0%0%0%
10 NO Outdoor 37° 1.4 96th 1.40-1.541.511404.0-370%0004%82%0%18%
11 CIN Outdoor 27° 5.9 59th 2.953.541.53239019.51730%1108%81%3%16%
12 @IND Dome 44° 0.9 113th 0.902.539.500000.0000%0000%62%0%38%
13 @ATL Dome 52° 0.2 112th 0.10-1.541.500000.0000%0000%67%11%22%
14 BAL Outdoor 42° 1.7 88th 1.70-2.537.521707.0700%0007%70%15%15%
15 @CAR Outdoor 47° 1.3 101st 1.303.037.511303.0300%0005%53%16%32%
16 LV Outdoor 9° 0.0 148th 0.00-2.539.500000.0000%0000%38%13%50%
17 @BAL Outdoor 44° 0.6 104th 0.601.535.500000.0000%0000%68%20%12%
18 CLE Outdoor 36° 0.4 116th 0.20-3.039.500000.0000%0000%54%0%46%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 22 00.01.75225th0.50.440.011.98.04.30%0.10.10.0
Away Outdoor 17 30.13.78262th0.20.230.112.86.87.00%0.10.10.0
Away Retractable Dome 6 10.00.00200th0.20.000.00.00.00.00%0.00.00.0

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2019 23 NE 8 0 3 208th4234017.01080%1101%9%0%90%
2020 24 NE 13 2 26 297th5562112.4770%3101%64%0%36%
2021 25 NE 16 0 6 193rd3231015.5970%1101%21%0%77%
2022 26 PIT 16 2 12 162nd7553010.6830%1101%66%7%26%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Suffers injury during OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-31

Olszewski appeared to hurt his foot and/or ankle during practice Thursday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Olszewski slipped while making a cut during on-field workouts and left practice early. It's unclear at this point how serious the injury may be. Olszewski worked primarily as a punt returner last season and should get an opportunity to handle that role again in 2024, though newcomer Isaiah McKenzie is also candidate to take on those duties.

Inks new deal

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-11

Olszewski re-signed with the Giants on a one-year contract Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Olszewski joined the G-Men last October after being released by the Steelers. Ultimately, he proved to be successful in handling the team's punt return duties, averaging 11.9 yards per return and taking one back for a touchdown in Week 17 against the Rams. He'll now have the opportunity to lock down that role again in 2024.

Stabilizes return game for G-Men

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Olszewski finished the season with one reception on one target for zero yards over 12 games between the Giants and Steelers. He added 24 kick-return yards and 281 yards, along with a touchdown, as a punt returner.

As has been the case throughout his career, Olszewski worked primarily on special teams, with his one reception representing the lowest single-season mark across his five-year career. After seeing game action just twice over the first seven weeks of the campaign with Pittsburgh, the 27-year-old found a home in New York, taking over as the team's primary return man and recording his third career touchdown on a 94-yard punt return against the Rams in Week 17. He's set to be an unrestricted free agent, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Giants look to bring him back to fill the same kick/punt-returner role after he stabilized what had been a weak spot for the team prior to his arrival.

Limited to punt-return duties

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-13

Olszewski logged all nine of his snaps on special teams in Monday's 24-22 win over the Packers.

Since joining the Giants in late October, Olszewski hasn't factored into the mix at receiver. He's played all 39 of his snaps with New York on special teams, where he seems to have solidified himself as the team's top punt returner. He's brought back 12 punts for 111 yards through his first six games with the Giants.

Promoted to active roster again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-03

The Giants signed Olszewski off their practice squad to their active roster Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Olszewski joined the Giants' practice squad ahead of Week 8 and worked as the team's lead punt returner versus the Jets after getting signed to the active roster. He was subsequently released and signed back to the active roster, and he has now been elevated again ahead of a Week 9 clash with the Raiders. The Giants have been hampered by poor punt-return play throughout the campaign, and both Eric Gray (calf) and Gary Brightwell (hamstring) are currently on IR, so Olszewski could stick as the team's lead punt return moving forward. He's not likely to see much work on offense, however.

Back on practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-31

Olszewski re-signed with the Giants' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

No surprise here, as Olszewski was cut following his elevation to the active roster for Week 8 against the Jets. He ultimately saw 11 snaps on special teams (30 percent), and averaged 9.3 yards on six punt returns. The 26-year-old is likely to be elevated in Week 9 to once again play a punt returning role.

Gets released Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-30

The Giants released Olszewski on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Olszewski is free to be re-signed at any time, and per Dan Duggan of The Athletic, the transaction is probably just a clerical one by the Giants. He will likely be returning punts again for Big Blue in Week 9 at Las Vegas.

Catches onto active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-28

The Giants signed Olszewski to their active roster Saturday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Olszewski joined the Giants' practice squad Monday just two days after being let go by the Steelers. Duggan reports that Olszewski is set to take over as the primary punt returner.

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