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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
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Mohamed Sanu was held without a catch in the Bengals' third preseason game.
The main takeaway is that Sanu played over Marvin Jones in two-wide sets. Sanu doesn't project for a big role even if he continues to hold off Jones. Tyler Eifert is the Bengals' No. 2 option behind A.J. Green. Aug 29 - 10:16 PM

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Mohamed Sanu led the NFL in dropped passes during the 2014 season.

He dropped 14 despite ranking 45th among wide receivers in targets. Not only does Sanu have shaky hands, he is incapable of separating from man coverage. The Bengals will welcome back Marvin Jones as their No. 2 wideout.
Feb 8 - 10:07 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-7 targets for 31 yards in Cincinnati's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

Sanu wasn't shadowed by Vontae Davis, but was erased all the same. One of his missed connections was a drop, an issue he struggled with all season. Sanu has big-play ability, but is mistake prone and inconsistent. Either way, 2014 was a big step forward from his 2012-13 campaigns, where he averaged less than 10 yards per catch. Sanu posted a 14.1 number this season. He'll again battle with Marvin Jones for No. 2 duties in 2015.
Jan 4 - 5:33 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught one pass for 16 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

It was his only target of the game. Sanu has managed just seven catches over the last four games. With A.J. Green in the concussion protocol, he could be forced into an expanded role for next Sunday's matchup with the Colts.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught just one pass for 16 yards in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

He was targeted just two times, even with A.J. Green playing only about 10 snaps due to an early-game arm injury. Sanu was draped by the Broncos' impressive cornerback trio, while Jermaine Gresham got loose for a 9-62-1 line on 11 targets in the middle of the field. The Bengals get the Steelers in Week 17.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Bengals' Week 15 win over the Browns.

With the Bengals going run heavy and Andy Dalton struggling, there simply weren't any targets to be had. Sanu flashed terrific upside in the absence of A.J. Green earlier this season, but has settled in as a low-end WR4 since Green's return.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Steelers.

The Steelers put Ike Taylor on AJ Green and left William Gay on Sanu for much of the day. Gay was all over Sanu and Taylor had no shot against Green, so this is the box score Sanu gets. In theory, Sanu gets a plus matchup as a fringe WR3 in Week 15 against Buster Skrine (Joe Haden will be on Green), but it's not a situation we're going to love. Sanu hasn't gone over 50 yards since Week 9.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu managed two catches for 19 yards and an 11-yard completion in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Bucs.

He added a ten-yard rushing attempt. Sanu is a swiss-army knife in the Bengals' offense, but hasn't been a reliable fantasy contributor since A.J. Green returned from his early-season toe injury. View Sanu as a fringe fantasy WR3 when Cincinnati takes on the division-rival Steelers in Week 14.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu secured 5-of-7 targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Texans.

Sanu caught an early pass for a ten-yard gain, then gave Cincinnati the lead on a six-yard TD catch in the first quarter. With A.J. Green back healthy, Sanu has primarily worked underneath the coverage. His big-play potential has taken a hit, but Sanu will remain on the WR3 radar in Week 13 against the Bucs.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-6 targets for 23 yards in Cincinnati's Week 11 win over the Saints.

Sanu took a backseat to A.J. Green, who looked "back" as he ate up the Saints' secondary for a 6/127/1 day. Sanu now has just five catches for 43 yards over his past two games. Sanu has played exceptionally well this season, but with Green back to his old self, he's a boom-or-bust WR3.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-7 targets for 20 yards in Cincinnati's Week 10 loss to the Browns.

Sanu's fantasy owners went home howling, but it wasn't his fault. Sanu ran an excellent first-half route to get open in the end zone, but a ridiculously bad Andy Dalton sailed the pass well over his head. Dalton was off target all evening, giving Sanu zero shot at a big night. Sanu did draw a defensive pass interference call on third down, something he'll get commended for in the film room. In the midst of a breakout year, Sanu should bounce back as an upside WR3 in Week 11 against the Saints.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 9 win over the Jaguars.

Even with A.J. Green (toe) back in the lineup, Sanu still went off. Green's return is considered by some as a drain on Sanu, but it actually helps him as Green draws safeties away from Sanu. On his 19-yard touchdown, Sanu ran free down the seam into the end zone. A legit WR3, Sanu and the Bengals get the Browns on Thursday night.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-9 targets for 125 yards and rushed twice for 27 yards in the Bengals' Week 8 win over the Ravens.

Sanu made the game's first explosive play, picking up a 48-yard reception on Cincinnati's opening drive. He beat Lardarius Webb on the play, and busted an open-field tackle against S Matt Elam. Sanu also broke open a 26-yard end around on Cincinnati's first possession of the second half, and gained 53 yards on a catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter on the Bengals' game-winning drive. Sanu deserves credit for filling in admirably in the absence of A.J. Green (toe), but Green is due back in Week 9 against the Jaguars, and Sanu's usage will surely take a big hit. He's still just a WR3 option in fantasy. If you can sell high on Sanu right now, do it.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

Sanu lit up the Panthers' brutal corner duo of Antoine Cason and Melvin White last week. This week, he had to deal with Vontae Davis and Greg Toler on his nine targets, and it showed. Sanu was blanketed all game long, failing to separate and only "salvaging" his day a bit with a tough 32-yard garbage-time catch over Toler. Sanu will only be a WR3 against Jimmy Smith and the Ravens next week if A.J. Green (questionable, toe) doesn't play.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 11 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 6, 37-37 tie with the Panthers.

Sanu was targeted a whopping 15 times as the clear-cut No. 1 option in a passing game minus A.J. Green (toe), Marvin Jones (ankle), and Tyler Eifert (elbow). Sanu has struggled with drops a bit this season, but he's also been one of the biggest breakouts a third of the way through the year. Sanu roasted CB Melvin White for a 22- and 34-yard catches on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter, with the 34-yarder ending in six points. With Green and Jones likely out again next week, Sanu will be the No. 1 versus the Colts. He's a WR3.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:43:00 PM