Chris Olave

  • Height
    6' 0"
  • Weight
    185 lbs
  • Arm Length
    31 1/8"
Chris Olave headshot
  • Draft Pick
    1.11 2022
  • College
    Ohio State
  • Age
Overall rank

Chris Olave Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 15 119 72 1042 14.5 1670 4 13.2 (#25)
  • College Dominator
    31.8% (60th)
  • College YPR
    14.5 (48th)
  • College Target Share
    26.0% (77th)
  • Breakout Age
    19.2 (85th)

Chris Olave Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream


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Snap Share


Target Share


Fantasy Points

Popularity Index


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Chris Olave Injury History

Games Missed
Injury Reports
Hamstring strain
Week 15 (2022)
Week 5 (2022)

Chris Olave College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2018 7 (WR) 12 (16 tgts) 197 (16.4 ypr) 2.9% 75.0% 3 0 18 Ohio State
2019 13 (WR) 48 (76 tgts) 840 (17.5 ypr) 18.7% 63.2% 12 33 19 Ohio State
2020 7 (WR) 50 (58 tgts) 729 (14.6 ypr) 25.8% 86.2% 7 0 20 Ohio State
2021 12 (WR) 65 (103 tgts) 936 (14.4 ypr) 20.9% 63.1% 13 4 21 Ohio State

Chris Olave Athleticism

Who is Chris Olave

As a sophomore, Chris Olave broke out as a very efficient receiver. He averaged 17.5 yards per reception while leading the team in receiving yards (840) by a wide margin. The next closest player had 636 yards. Olave demonstrated a high floor on relatively low target volume, posting 50 receiving yards or greater in 9 of his 13 games.

In his junior year, covid caused the B1G to shorten the regular season. Despite that, he led the team in receptions (50) and receiving yards (729). It’s important to note that while he led the team, he shared the field with Jameson Williams and Garrett Wilson.

2021 was Chris Olave’s senior season and his least productive on paper. He fell from being the reception and yardage leader the previous season to being the number 3 on his team, ceding the top spot to sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He still maintained a yards per reception greater than 14 ypr for the 4th year in a row. Olave earned an invite to the senior bowl, but chose not to attend. It was likely that he knew his value and felt he didn't need to prove anything else.

Chris Olave was selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. If Michael Thomas comes back for the start of the season, Olave slots in as the number two. That’s a big if. More likely than not, Olave becomes the number one WR on day one. He represents the highest floor out of the first round rookie receivers.