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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
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Mohamed Sanu caught five passes for 44 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.
Sanu is a do-it-all, real-life player. After completing a deep ball in Week 2, he tosses an 18-yard touchdown to Andy Dalton of all people in this one. Sanu continues to run as the Bengals' clear No. 2 receiver, but with Marvin Jones closing in on a possible Week 5 return following the bye, Sanu may not see the 6-8 targets per game he's been getting. He's more of a WR4/5 in fantasy. Sep 21 - 5:44 PM

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Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-4 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Falcons, adding a 50-yard pass on a trick play.

Sanu's touchdown was a 76-yard strike where he found himself completely wide open. The 50-yard completion, meanwhile, made him the first player since 2001 to notch both a 50-yard catch and pass in the same game. For his career, Sanu — who has a cannon — is now 3-of-3 for 148 yards and a score. With A.J. Green (toe) looking shaky for Week 3, Sanu is on the WR3 map.
Sep 14 - 5:40 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught four balls for 26 yards and a two-point conversion, adding a four-yard rushing attempt in the Bengals' Week 1 win over Baltimore.

Sanu's first catch came on a wide receiver screen, picking up a first down. He also saw action in the backfield and slot, where Sanu secured the two-pointer to give Cincinnati a 23-16 fourth-quarter lead. Sanu is more of a role player in Hue Jackson's offense, but will log heavy snaps until Marvin Jones (foot) returns. Jones isn't due back until Week 4 at the earliest.
Sep 7 - 4:32 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught five passes for 70 yards in Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

On the heels of Marvin Jones' injury, Sanu's big August continues. He's been a star of camp practices and has piled up seven catches for 126 yards with one touchdown through three preseason games. Sanu appears to be making some strides off the low-upside slot receiver we've seen from him through two NFL seasons, and has an every-down role until Jones returns. Deep leaguers could do worse for a WR4/5.
Aug 24 - 10:45 PM

Mohamed Sanu secured 2-of-2 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' second preseason game Saturday night.

Sanu kicked off the scoring with a 43-yard TD bomb deep down the middle from Andy Dalton, beating Jets CB Kyle Wilson. The score occurred on a deep post route out of the slot. Sanu has failed to impress in each of his first two NFL campaigns, but has a huge opportunity with Marvin Jones (foot) shelved deep into the season. Having a strong camp, Sanu is on the WR4/5 radar.
Aug 16 - 10:12 PM

Mohamed Sanu is expected to play outside more while Marvin Jones (foot) is sidelined.

Dane Sanzenbacher is the favorite for slot duties. Tyler Eifert is also mentioned as a player whose role could increase while Jones is out with his broken foot. Sanu is reportedly having a strong camp, but we're not targeting him, or even Sanzenbacher for that matter, in fantasy. A.J. Green should dominate targets in Jones' absence, while the Bengals lean on RBs Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill.
Aug 12 - 10:41 AM

According to, Mohamed Sanu is having a "monster" training camp.

Sanu is getting plenty of reps with the first-team offense while Marvin Jones is sidelined with a tweaked hamstring. Sanu has been lining up all over the field, playing receiver, quarterback, and running back. There's speculation he could have a role similar to Raiders FB Marcel Reece, who was coached by new Bengals OC Hue Jackson. Sanu will be more valuable in real life than fantasy.
Jul 28 - 10:14 PM

The Bengals' website suggests Mohamed Sanu could be utilized in a role similar to Raiders FB Marcel Reece.

New Bengals OC Hue Jackson was Reece's offensive coordinator and head coach 2010-2011 in Oakland. Reece finished 2010 with 55 touches, and 2011 with 44 in 12 games. Sanu was also a versatile player at Rutgers, lining up at quarterback, tailback, and wideout. Sanu isn't as good of an athlete as Reece, however. We're not expecting Sanu to make any noise in 2014 fantasy leagues.
Jun 16 - 3:08 PM

Mohamed Sanu projects primarily as a slot receiver this season.

The talent gap between Sanu and Marvin Jones is wide. Jones is fully expected to win the No. 2 job in camp, leaving Sanu off the field when run-centric OC Hue Jackson employs "12" formations. Sanu is a poor bet to reach the 47-455-2 line he posted a year ago.
May 26 - 10:58 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught one ball for 13 yards in the Bengals' playoff loss to the Chargers.

Playing a reduced playoff role behind Marvin Jones, Sanu's name was rarely mentioned throughout Sunday's loss. After scoring four touchdowns in eight games as a 2012 rookie, Sanu was severely outplayed throughout 2013 by Jones, finishing with a 47-455-2 line and as the No. 76 overall fantasy receiver. Lacking playmaking ability, possession receiver Sanu won't be worth consideration in 2014 re-draft leagues. His Dynasty value is minimal.
Jan 5 - 4:28 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught one pass for 12 yards in Week 17 against the Ravens.

Sanu was targeted just twice and continues to lose snaps to Marvin Jones on the outside and Andrew Hawkins out of the slot. He's nothing more than the No. 3 or 4 receiver and sixth or seventh option in the passing game. Sanu's sophomore season ends with 47 catches for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He'll merely be a rotational player for the playoffs.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught four balls for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

He also rushed three times for 12 yards, seeing Wildcat snaps like Sanu used to do at Rutgers. After Sanu caught four touchdown passes in just nine games (three starts) as a rookie last year, this was his second of the 2013 season. Sanu and the Bengals wrap the regular season versus Baltimore in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 20 yards in Week 15 against the Steelers.

He was targeted four times in the passing game. Sanu played a minor role again this week and remains off the fantasy radar. He doesn't have more than 68 receiving yards in any game this season.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 01:09:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 26 yards in Week 14 against the Colts.

Sanu was targeted four times on the day. The two he and Andy Dalton couldn't hook up on came in the end zone. Sanu caught one of the passes but failed to get both feet in bounds. He continues to be waiver wire fodder in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught one pass for nine yards in Cincinnati's Week 13 win over the Chargers.

Sanu drew only two targets in his latest under-whelming effort. With four games to go, Sanu is on pace for 49 catches, 483 yards and one touchdown. He has six catches for 46 yards over his past three games.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3James Wright
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Kevin Brock
3Tyler Eifert
K1Mike Nugent