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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (83) / CIN
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Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.
Sanu sat out through the Week 5 bye and missed last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. This puts him on track to return for Week 7 against the Patriots in a Super Bowl rematch. If Sanu is back, it makes Taylor Gabriel mostly unusable. Oct 18 - 12:44 PM

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Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) is out for Week 6 against the Dolphins.

Even after having the bye week to rest up, Sanu still needs more time to recover from his strained hamstring. Taylor Gabriel should be more involved this week while Sanu's absence could also open up red-zone looks for Julio Jones.
Oct 13 - 1:56 PM

Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

Sanu is not going to play this week, but coach Dan Quinn said he is "getting closer." Taylor Gabriel should take over as the No. 2 receiver, but Austin Hooper stands to gain the most from Sanu sitting.
Oct 12 - 12:50 PM

Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Coming out of the bye, Sanu still isn't ready to go after getting hurt in Week 4. He's fully expected to miss this one, which could provide a boost to Taylor Gabriel and Austin Hooper as secondary options in this offense.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 11 - 12:47 PM

Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) did not practice Monday.

It is not a surprise considering Sanu was expected to miss at least one game with the injury. Julio Jones (hip) is practicing on Monday.
Oct 9 - 12:34 PM

ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) will miss 2-to-3 weeks.

The bye is coming at the right time for the Falcons, who lost both Sanu and Julio Jones (hip) to injury on Sunday. It sounds like Sanu may only miss one game. For what it's worth, coach Dan Quinn said Sanu's injury isn't long-term. If he sits Week 6 against the Dolphins, both Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy would be options in deeper leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Sanu’s absence should open up more looks for Julio Jones, who will be in a terrific spot in Week 6 against the Dolphins. Heading into Week 4, Miami ranked 32nd in pass DVOA and 28th against WR1s specifically (per FO), then they allowed Michael Thomas to pick up an 8/89/1 line in London. Through four weeks, they've allowed the third-highest passer rating (112.4) and sixth-most passing yards per game (272). Jones is dealing with a hip flexor issue but he's not expected to miss any time. He’ll be a very strong, and likely popular, target in DFS.
Source: ESPN
Oct 2 - 1:08 PM

Mohamed Sanu left Week 4 against Buffalo with a hamstring injury.

He's done for the game. The Falcons also lost Julio Jones to a hip flexor. Sanu had just one catch for three yards before exiting. Sanu will have Atalanta's Week 5 bye to get healthy.
Oct 1 - 2:53 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-6 targets for 28 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 3 win over the Lions.

Sanu has now seen at least six targets in each of the first three games, but he doesn't make many big plays. Sanu did find the end zone from four yards out in this one for his first score of the season. Sanu did commit a drop that ended up in Darius Slay's arms for Matt Ryan's third interception. Sanu is a better real-life player than fantasy asset. He's a fringe WR5/6 for bye-week use.
Sep 24 - 5:56 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-6 passes for 85 yards in Week 2 against the Packers.

Sanu did most his damage early, catching just two passes in the second half. He finished behind only Julio Jones (9) in targets. Sanu will remain a low-upside DFS play for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 12:44 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 6-of-8 targets for 47 yards in the Falcons' Week 1 win over the Bears.

The Bears essentially sold out to stop Julio Jones, so Sanu was allowed to rack up short catches in the middle of the field. Sanu's nine targets actually led the team. Still, he will remain a low-upside WR4/5 when the Falcons play the Packers in Week 2. The Falcons have an awful lot of mouths to feed, including Julio, Sanu, Austin Hooper, Taylor Gabriel, and both running backs.
Sep 10 - 4:29 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 1-of-4 targets for 10 yards in the Falcons' third preseason game.

Sanu is a mere WR5/6 in fantasy and will only be fighting for scraps behind Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman. Taylor Gabriel and Austin Hooper are also in the mix. Snau has some red-zone ability, but is wholly unreliable.
Aug 26 - 8:37 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards in the Falcons' Super Bowl 51 loss to the Patriots.

Sanu was almost invisible in the passing game, but he did show up on a few critical early-game run blocks. The Falcons signed Sanu to a five-year, $32.5 million deal last March. A role player in Atlanta's diverse offense, Sanu will return to compete with Taylor Gabriel, Austin Hooper, and the Falcons' running backs for targets behind alpha receiver Julio Jones in 2017.
Feb 5 - 11:35 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' NFC Championship Game victory over the Packers.

Sanu added a seven-yard rush out of the Wild Cat formation. The Falcons' No. 2 receiver on paper, Sanu is really just a role player in an offense that spreads the ball around like few in recent memory. A big game in Super Bowl 51 is highly unlikely.
Jan 22 - 6:51 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-5 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

Sanu showed really strong hands in this one, making the most of his limited targets on an afternoon where Matt Ryan conducted the offense like a symphony. Sanu offers limited DFS upside, but is a key cog in the Falcons' spread-it-around passing attack.
Jan 14 - 8:47 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-4 targets for 32 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Sanu's 10-yard score was in the back of the end zone and came a play after the Falcons were called for a false start on what looked like a second touchdown to Julio Jones. When everyone is healthy in this offense, Sanu doesn't bring much upside and has a low floor. He won't be a recommended play many weeks in the playoffs. Overall, Sanu is a better real-life than fantasy player.
Jan 1 - 9:15 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Matt Ryan
2Matt Schaub
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Julio Jones
2Taylor Gabriel
3Andre Roberts
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Justin Hardy
3Nick Williams
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Austin Hooper
2Levine Toilolo
3Eric Saubert
LT1Jake Matthews
2Ty Sambrailo
LG1Andy Levitre
C1Alex Mack
2Ben Garland
RG1Wes Schweitzer
2Sean Harlow
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Austin Pasztor
K1Matt Bryant