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Mohamed Sanu | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
College: Rutgers
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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. Dec 29 - 12:37 AM

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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.
Dec 23 - 12:37 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.
Dec 14 - 5:27 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.
Dec 7 - 4:48 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.
Nov 30 - 6:05 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.
Nov 23 - 5:07 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.
Nov 16 - 5:02 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.
Nov 6 - 11:59 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 9 win over the Jaguars.

Even with A.J. Green (toe) back in the lineup, Sanu still went off. Green's return is considered by some as a drain on Sanu, but it actually helps him as Green draws safeties away from Sanu. On his 19-yard touchdown, Sanu ran free down the seam into the end zone. A legit WR3, Sanu and the Bengals get the Browns on Thursday night.
Nov 2 - 5:08 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 5-of-9 targets for 125 yards and rushed twice for 27 yards in the Bengals' Week 8 win over the Ravens.

Sanu made the game's first explosive play, picking up a 48-yard reception on Cincinnati's opening drive. He beat Lardarius Webb on the play, and busted an open-field tackle against S Matt Elam. Sanu also broke open a 26-yard end around on Cincinnati's first possession of the second half, and gained 53 yards on a catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter on the Bengals' game-winning drive. Sanu deserves credit for filling in admirably in the absence of A.J. Green (toe), but Green is due back in Week 9 against the Jaguars, and Sanu's usage will surely take a big hit. He's still just a WR3 option in fantasy. If you can sell high on Sanu right now, do it.
Oct 26 - 4:15 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

Sanu lit up the Panthers' brutal corner duo of Antoine Cason and Melvin White last week. This week, he had to deal with Vontae Davis and Greg Toler on his nine targets, and it showed. Sanu was blanketed all game long, failing to separate and only "salvaging" his day a bit with a tough 32-yard garbage-time catch over Toler. Sanu will only be a WR3 against Jimmy Smith and the Ravens next week if A.J. Green (questionable, toe) doesn't play.
Oct 19 - 5:03 PM

Mohamed Sanu caught 11 passes for 120 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 6, 37-37 tie with the Panthers.

Sanu was targeted a whopping 15 times as the clear-cut No. 1 option in a passing game minus A.J. Green (toe), Marvin Jones (ankle), and Tyler Eifert (elbow). Sanu has struggled with drops a bit this season, but he's also been one of the biggest breakouts a third of the way through the year. Sanu roasted CB Melvin White for a 22- and 34-yard catches on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter, with the 34-yarder ending in six points. With Green and Jones likely out again next week, Sanu will be the No. 1 versus the Colts. He's a WR3.
Oct 12 - 5:43 PM

Mohamed Sanu projects as the Bengals' No. 1 receiver Sunday, with Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher behind him.

A.J. Green (toe), Marvin Jones (foot) and Tyler Eifert (elbow) are all almost certainly out. It leaves the moderately talented yet improving Sanu with a huge opportunity. Ideally, the Bengals will try to dominate the game with Gio Bernard/Jeremy Hill, but if they fall behind Sanu will be peppered with targets. He's on the WR3 and FanDuel radar against an unimposing Panthers pass defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 9 - 8:59 AM

Mohamed Sanu had five catches for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

With A.J. Green getting shadowed by Darrelle Revis, Sanu finished with a team-high nine targets. His touchdown came on a 37-yard deep post against single coverage. It was his second straight week with at least five catches and he now has three touchdowns over his last four games. Sanu is on pace for a 68/936/8 line this season, but will see his role reduced when Marvin Jones (ankle) returns.
Oct 6 - 1:17 AM

Mohamed Sanu caught five passes for 44 yards in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Sanu is a do-it-all, real-life player. After completing a deep ball in Week 2, he tosses an 18-yard touchdown to Andy Dalton of all people in this one. Sanu continues to run as the Bengals' clear No. 2 receiver, but with Marvin Jones closing in on a possible Week 5 return following the bye, Sanu may not see the 6-8 targets per game he's been getting. He's more of a WR4/5 in fantasy.
Sep 21 - 5:44 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2James Wright
3Brandon Tate
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Greg Little
WR31James Wright
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent