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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 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in Week 11.
Sanu had a rushing touchdown called back, but was otherwise a non-factor. He has 11 targets the last four games. Sanu gets the Rams in Week 12. Nov 23 - 1:11 AM

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Mohamed Sanu secured all three of his targets for 25 yards and added a 25-yard rushing touchdown in the Bengals' Week 9 win over the Browns.

His touchdown came on a thrilling reverse play in the fourth quarter. Sanu is a fun gadget player with endless athleticism but his fantasy contributions are few and far between. He’ll get the Texans in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 12:39 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-4 targets for 30 yards in the Bengals' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Sanu continues to be mostly an afterthought as the fifth option in the Bengals' loaded passing attack. He's not a realistic fantasy option unless there's an injury.
Oct 18 - 7:35 PM

Mohamed Sanu racked up five catches for 69 yards on five targets in the Bengals' Week 5 win over the Seahawks.

Most of his production came in the second half with the Bengals’ backs against the wall. With A.J. Green blanketed by Richard Sherman and other various members of the Legion of Boom, Sanu took full advantage of his extra breathing room by putting up his second highest receiving total of the season. Sanu has been targeted 11 times over the last two weeks after getting just nine targets in his first three contests. The Rutgers product will be back at it next week against the Bills.
Oct 11 - 5:06 PM

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

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

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QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Rex Burkhead
4Cedric Peerman
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Brandon Tate
WR21Marvin Jones
2Mohamed Sanu
3Mario Alford
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Jake Fisher
3Cedric Ogbuehi
LG1Clint Boling
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Kevin Zeitler
RT1Andre Smith
2Eric Winston
K1Mike Nugent