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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 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. Dec 7 - 11:52 PM

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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.
Dec 3 - 5:06 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.
Nov 26 - 4:30 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.
Nov 21 - 12:14 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.
Nov 12 - 7:54 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.
Nov 5 - 4:55 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.
Oct 29 - 4:52 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 6-of-10 targets for 65 yards in Week 7 against the Patriots.

Sanu saw seven of his ten targets in the first half. He had a featured role in his first game back from a hamstring injury. Sanu is trending up, but is just a WR4 for Week 8.
Oct 23 - 12:11 AM

Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) was removed from the Week 7 injury report.

He's ready to go for Sunday night after sitting Week 6. In a game with a 56-point total, Sanu is at least in the conversation as a FLEX play in 12-teamers.
Oct 20 - 1:04 PM

Mohamed Sanu (hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Sanu is tentatively on track to return, but it would be nice to see him get in a full practice on Friday. If Sanu can play, he'll offer WR4 appeal against the Patriots' woeful defense.
Oct 19 - 5:28 PM

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

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

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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