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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 caught 4-of-5 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.
Sanu showed really strong hands in this one, making the most of his limited targets on an afternoon where Matt Ryan conducted the offense like a symphony. Sanu offers limited DFS upside, but is a key cog in the Falcons' spread-it-around passing attack. Jan 14 - 8:47 PM

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Mohamed Sanu caught 4-of-4 targets for 32 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Sanu's 10-yard score was in the back of the end zone and came a play after the Falcons were called for a false start on what looked like a second touchdown to Julio Jones. When everyone is healthy in this offense, Sanu doesn't bring much upside and has a low floor. He won't be a recommended play many weeks in the playoffs. Overall, Sanu is a better real-life than fantasy player.
Jan 1 - 9:15 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 3-of-4 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' Week 16 win over the Panthers.

Sanu was quiet for much of this game, but he exploded for 50 yards on two almost back-to-back catches in the second quarter. He only added one catch for six yards after the break. It was Sanu's first game over 50 yards since Week 12, and he has not scored a touchdown since Week 8. He will be at best a WR4 in the season finale.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu managed three catches for 44 yards on three targets Sunday in the Falcons' Week 15 win over the 49ers.

Sanu wasn’t a difference maker in his return from a groin injury, but the Falcons didn’t need him to be. They got ahead early and leaned on their running game the rest of the way. By the time it was over, the Falcons had 41 carries compared to only 24 passing attempts. With Julio Jones (toe) a possibility to return in Week 16, Sanu won’t carry much upside against the Panthers on Christmas Eve.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) is no longer on the Falcons' injury report for Week 15.

Sanu will return to the fold after putting in a limited week of practice. He should see a slight bump in targets with Julio Jones (toe) sidelined, though Taylor Gabriel will be the only Falcons receiver worth using in fantasy this week.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:20:00 PM

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

Sanu appears poised to return from his one-game absence. Even were Julio Jones (toe) to miss another game, Sanu will be an unappealing WR4 against the 49ers. Taylor Gabriel is the non-Julio fantasy option in Atlanta's receiver corps.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:34:00 PM

Mohamed Sanu (groin) is practicing on Wednesday.

This puts Sanu on track to return for Week 15 against the 49ers after missing last week's blowout win over the Rams. With Julio Jones (toe) still sidelined, it could be Sanu and Taylor Gabriel as the top two receivers Sunday.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Falcons coach Dan Quinn believes Mohamed Sanu (groin) could get in a limited practice on Wednesday.

This would be an upgrade for Sanu, who didn't get in a single rep last week. With the tanking 49ers coming to town, the Falcons don't need to rush their No. 2 receiver.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 01:35:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 01:29:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 01:14:00 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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 10:46:00 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.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 01:10:00 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.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:59:00 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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:05:00 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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:09:00 PM

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