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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
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According to Bengals.com, 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
Source: bengals.com

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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.
Source: bengals.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Browns.

Sanu finished with five targets and scored on a six-yard catch in the second quarter. He added a 25-yard pass to Giovani Bernard on a gadget play, but was otherwise a non-factor. With the Bengals on a bye in Week 12, Sanu can continue to be left on the waiver-wire in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 26 yards in Week 10 against the Ravens.

Sanu was targeted eight times on the day. His biggest pickup was a 14-yard catch on third-and-eight in the first half. The slot receiver had a tough date with Lardarius Webb for much of the afternoon. Sanu has yet to score this season and isn't on the re-draft league fantasy map.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 06:25:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu had six catches for 62 yards in Thursday night's Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.

Sanu had his best game of the season despite being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. He was featured in the short passing game and finished behind only A.J. Green with nine targets. Sanu still hasn't found the end-zone this year, and has 31 catches for 316 yards through nine games.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:20:00 AM

Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is active for Thursday night's Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

Sanu returned to a limited practice Wednesday and will attempt to play through his shoulder injury. Andrew Hawkins is also active and expected to man the slot. The Bengals inactives are LB Rey Maualuga, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Lewis Harris, LB Michael Boley, OL Trevor Robinson, DT Devon Still, and LT Andrew Whitworth.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 07:07:00 PM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman stated on NFL Insiders his "guess" is Mohamed Sanu (shoulder, questionable) will not play in Thursday night's game against the Dolphins.

Sanu's inactivity would make Week 8 breakout star Marvin Jones a more appealing WR3/flex play because Jones would then get the start opposite A.J. Green, and likely be an every-down player. Andrew Hawkins has been activated from the injured reserve/designated for return list, and figures to man the slot against Miami. Sanu has been a major disappointment as a second-year player, both in real life and fantasy football.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 03:07:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 9 game against the Dolphins.

Sanu returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out Monday and Tuesday. He jammed his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Jets. Consider Sanu a game-time decision for Thursday. If he can't go, Marvin Jones will see increased snaps.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
4Matt Scott
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3BenJarvus Green-Ellis
4Cedric Peerman
5Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2BenJarvus Green-Ellis
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Orson Charles
2Ryan Hewitt
3Nikita Whitlock
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3Ryan Whalen
4James Wright
5Jasper Collins
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
4Cobi Hamilton
5Colin Lockett
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Alex Smith
4Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent
2Quinn Sharp