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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 caught 4-of-6 targets for 84 yards in the Bengals' Week 4 win over the Chiefs.
Sanu was the Bengals' receiving yardage leader on a day where Andy Dalton spread the ball around, and game flow prevented Cincinnati from racking up second-half pass attempts. Sanu's big play was a 52-yard gain where he lined up in the slot and piled up yardage after catch on a slant route. Behind A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Tyler Eifert, and Gio Bernard in the Bengals' pecking order for targets, Sanu isn't worth rostering in fantasy leagues entering a Week 5 date with the Seahawks. Oct 4 - 4:29 PM

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Mohamed Sanu caught two of four targets for 28 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Ravens.

He was an afterthought Sunday as the Bengals chose to feature A.J. Green and Marvin Jones in the passing game. Andy Dalton has targeted Sanu just nine times this season. Sanu will try and pick up the pieces next week against Kansas City.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 1-of-2 targets for 15 yards Week 2 against the Chargers.

Sanu had zero targets in the first half and appears to have fallen behind Marvin Jones on the depth chart. Sanu did get a goal-line look, but he is not getting enough targets to be a fantasy factor right now.
Sep 20 - 5:17 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-3 targets for 34 yards in the Bengals' Week 1 win over the Raiders.

Sanu appeared to share time with Marvin Jones, who finished with three targets as well. For as long as Jeremy Hill, A.J. Green, and Tyler Eifert are healthy as ballhogs, Sanu will not be an option in fantasy leagues.
Sep 13 - 8:06 PM

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

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