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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (83) / CIN
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Mohamed Sanu (groin) is out for Week 14 against the Rams.
Sanu didn't practice all week and never had much chance of playing against the Rams. With Julio Jones (turf toe) a game-time decision, Taylor Gabriel should be in line for his biggest workload of the season. Dec 9 - 1:29 PM

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Mohamed Sanu (groin) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier that Sanu isn't likely to play this week. Atlanta's receiving corps is suddenly in rough shape with Sanu hurt and Julio Jones dealing with turf toe. Taylor Gabriel set a season-high in targets last week and could be in for another big workload Sunday against Los Angeles.
Dec 8 - 1:14 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) isn't expected to play in Week 14.

Sanu missed practice Wednesday and is trending in the wrong direction. The Falcons are more "optimistic" on Julio Jones (toe) this week. Justin Hardy and Taylor Gabriel will see bigger roles if Sanu doesn't play against the Rams.
Dec 8 - 10:46 AM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) is not practicing Wednesday.

With Julio Jones battling a case of turf toe, the Falcons need Sanu to be healthy. Check back on Thursday for an update. Behind Jones and Sanu are Justin Hardy and Taylor Gabriel ahead of Week 14 against the Rams.
Dec 7 - 1:10 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) "could" practice on Thursday.

Sanu went down late in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Coach Dan Quinn didn't update his status at Monday's presser. With Julio Jones battling turf toe, Sanu's health is all the more important.
Dec 5 - 2:59 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Falcons' Week 13 loss to the Chiefs, departing late with a groin injury.

Sanu went down in the fourth quarter, and wasn't heard from again. Sanu has already battled ankle, shoulder and elbow injuries this season. We might not get a good idea of his Week 14 status until the Falcons return to practice on Wednesday.
Dec 4 - 5:05 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 8-of-8 targets for 65 yards in the Falcons' Week 12 win over the Cardinals.

His eight targets led the team on a day when Julio Jones was locked up in Patrick Peterson's shadow coverage. The eight looks were the third-most Sanu has seen in a game this season, and his 65 yards were also the third-most he'd had in a game. Sanu has yet to have a 100-yard game. He's a much better real-life player than fantasy asset. Sanu will be a WR4 next week against the Chiefs.
Nov 27 - 5:09 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught both of his targets for 14 yards Week 10 against the Eagles.

Like everyone else not named Julio Jones, Sanu was invisible in the passing game. Both of his catches came on third downs, but neither went for a first down. It was a disappointing performance after two good games in a row. He will look to bounce back against the Cardinals after the bye week.
Nov 13 - 5:26 PM

Mohamed Sanu secured five-of-seven targets for 74 yards Thursday in the Falcons' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Fresh off his best game of the season, Sanu enjoyed another productive outing in Week 9, particularly in the second half where he caught four-of-five targets for 64 yards. In addition to his five catches, Sanu also drew a defensive pass interference in the end zone that set up an easy touchdown. Sanu was mostly a non-factor early in the season but has come on strong with 14 catches for 158 yards over his last two outings. He’ll be on the WR4 radar against the Eagles in Week 10.
Nov 4 - 12:32 AM

Mohamed Sanu reeled in nine-of-10 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Packers.

With Julio Jones a non-factor in Week 8, Sanu stepped up and had his biggest game of the season. He saved the best for last, dismantling the Packers with five catches for 50 yards on Atlanta’s last possession (not including a Matt Ryan game-ending kneel-down). Sanu made a terrific leaping grab for an 11-yard touchdown with only 31 ticks remaining. His 10 targets, six of which came on the game’s final drive, matched a season-high. Sanu has now scored touchdowns in two of his last three games following a four-game touchdown drought. He’ll be in the WR4 mix Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Oct 30 - 8:10 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-4 targets for 16 yards in Atlanta's Week 7 loss to the Chargers.

It was an utter flop of a day from a receiver who hasn't cleared 50 yards since Week 1. Even in PPR, Sanu is a last-gasp WR4.
Oct 23 - 8:17 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) will play against the Chargers in Week 7.

The Falcons removed Sanu from the injury report after he practiced fully on Friday. He saw 10 targets last week and has a plus matchup with San Diego's injury-depleted secondary. Sanu has some Week 7 streamer appeal.
Oct 21 - 6:17 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Sanu has dealt with minor injuries all year, but hasn't missed any games. There's been no concern over his Week 7 status. Even with a plus matchup against the Chargers, Sanu is just a low-end streamer.
Oct 20 - 5:13 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-10 targets for 47 yards in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Seahawks.

Sanu made some nice catches against tight coverage. The touchdown was his second as a Falcon. With 21 catches in six games, Sanu hasn't made much of a PPR case, but does have a plus Week 7 matchup in the Chargers.
Oct 16 - 8:18 PM

Mohamed Sanu (elbow) is practicing in full for Week 6.

The elbow injury is new, but won't impact his status. Sanu is off the fantasy radar for Sunday's Seattle matchup.
Oct 12 - 6:15 PM

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