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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (83) / CIN
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Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-5 targets for 50 yards in the Falcons' Divisional Round loss to the Eagles.
Locked in as the Falcons' No. 2 receiver, Sanu duplicated his 2016 stats, going from 59/653/4 to 67/703/5. He was one of the only players not to see his numbers fall off under new OC Steve Sarkisian. Signed for over $6 million each of the next three seasons, Sanu is probably ultimately unlikely to finish out his "five-year, $32.5 million" contract, but will be back for his scheduled $6 million for his age-29 campaign in 2018. The Falcons could use another playmaker at wideout. Jan 13 - 8:19 PM

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Mohamed Sanu (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The Falcons are just monitoring his practice reps ahead of Saturday's showdown with Philadelphia. Sanu went for 75 yards in last week's win over Los Angeles, though 52 of those yards came on one play. Priced at an eminently reasonable $5,800 on FanDuel, Sanu will be an enticing option for DFS players looking to spend up at other positions.
Jan 10 - 4:39 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-8 targets for 75 yards in the Falcons' Wild Card win over the Rams.

Sanu did his job behind Julio Jones. With the Falcons likely to have trouble running the ball in the Divisional Round against the Eagles, Sanu should be a solid DFS play against Philly's shaky cornerback corps.
Jan 7 - 12:41 AM

Mohamed Sanu corralled seven-of-11 targets for 71 yards and rushed once for no gain Sunday in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Panthers.

He’ll finish the year with 703 yards on a career-high 67 catches. Sanu was the definition of boom-or-bust this year, clearing 60 yards six times while also contributing five games of 30 yards or fewer. Sanu’s usage fluctuated wildly throughout the year, though he only reached double-digit targets on two occasions. Sanu did seem to carve a role for himself as the Matt Ryan’s preferred target in the red zone, matching a career-high with five touchdown receptions. The 10-6 Falcons didn’t secure a first-round bye this year, so they’ll face the Rams in the Wild Card round next weekend.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 loss to the Saints.

Sanu was basically invisible in the first half. After handing off on a wildcat snap early in the third quarter, Sanu did get more involved including a catch on Atlanta’s meaningless final touchdown drive, but it was still a disappointing fantasy outing. He will look to get back on track next week against the Panthers.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's the same knee injury that limited him last week. Sanu is a WR3 for a Week 16 matchup with the Saints.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards in the Falcons' Week 15 win over the Bucs.

The Falcons passing offense went through Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman in this one with Sanu doing very little. He had a nice 21-yard catch but was otherwise inefficient. Sanu will be a borderline WR3 in Week 16 against the Saints.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 01:06:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice.

The Falcons are almost certainly just limiting Sanu's reps. He will be out there as a WR3 against the Bucs on Monday night.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 6-of-8 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 14 win over the Saints.

The yards were just two off Sanu's season high. He got wide open in the back of the end zone on his score. Sanu has been providing fairly consistent floor, but this kind of night is his ceiling. He'll be on the WR3/4 borderline for next week's plus matchup with the Bucs.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 43 yards in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

The 43 yards were enough to lead the team on a day Matt Ryan went for just 173. After being heard demanding the ball in the first half, Sanu caught two passes early in the third quarter, but that was it as the offense struggled to do much. Despite the disappointing game, Sanu will remain a high-floor WR3 on Thursday night against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 8-of-9 targets for 64 yards in the Falcons' Week 12 win over the Bucs, adding a 51-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones.

Targeted on screens and quick passes, Sanu's eight receptions were a new season high. The real story, of course, was his third career touchdown pass. Sanu took a wild cat snap and bobbled a fake handoff before calmly standing in the pocket and dropping a dime to Jones. He delivered a perfect pass against tight 1-on-1 coverage. Sanu is now an absurd 6-of-6 for 228 yards and three scores in his career as a passer. He'll be a WR4 for next week's matchup with the Vikings.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 11 win over the Seahawks.

His short touchdown came on a sick over-the-shoulder catch in the back right corner of the end zone with the defender draped all over him. Sanu also set up Tevin Coleman's one-yard touchdown in the first quarter by drawing a DPI penalty in the end zone. Sanu didn't catch a pass after halftime. He'll be on the WR3/FLEX map next week in a plus matchup against the Bucs.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-5 passes for 29 yards in Week 10 against Dallas.

Sanu took a backseat to Taylor Gabriel and Austin Hooper this week. He had 60-plus yards or a touchdown in three straight weeks since returning from injury. Sanu should resurface as the No. 2 option in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught all three of his targets for 23 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

Sanu did all of his damage in the first half, getting the Falcons on the board with a short six-yard touchdown. He wasn't even heard from after the break, but fantasy owners got the touchdown they needed. Sanu has now gone for 65 yards and/or one touchdown in the Falcons' past three games. A low-floor, low-upside WR3/4, Sanu gets a date with the Cowboys next week at home.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 6-of-7 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Jets.

He led the team in targets and catches. A steady possession receiver whose role has been bigger this year under new OC Steve Sarkisian, Sanu will stay in the WR3/flex discussion as a PPR play against the Panthers in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
3Garrett Grayson
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Ito Smith
4Terron Ward
5Terrence Magee
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Ricky Ortiz
WR11Julio Jones
2Calvin Ridley
3Russell Gage
4Marvin Hall
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Reggie Davis
WR31Calvin Ridley
TE1Austin Hooper
2Logan Paulsen
3Eric Saubert
4Alex Gray
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
3Daniel Brunskill
LG1Andy Levitre
2Ben Garland
C1Alex Mack
2Jamil Douglas
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Wes Schweitzer
3Sean Harlow
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Austin Pasztor
K1Matt Bryant