Mohamed Sanu, WR Atlanta Falcons

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 211 lbs
  • DOB: 08-22-1989
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Most Recent News

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 3. The midweek downgrade is worrisome, and HC John Fox is well-known for divulging as little as possible to the press in an effort to trick his opponent that week. The return to a limited practice doesn’t tell us much and, complicating matters, the Bears play on Sunday night. Owners who want to wait on Jeffery should get a Plan B in place. Mohamed Sanu, Michael Thomas, Eddie Royal, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams all play at the same time or later than the Bears.

Scouting Report

Week 3 at New Orleans
Following a big Week 1 performance against the Bucs, Mohamed Sanu had a quiet Week 2 in which he caught 3-of-5 targets for 19 yards in the Falcons’ victory over the Raiders. Atlanta rushed for 4.8 yards per carry and with Matt Ryan using the middle of the field to target Jacob Tamme eight times, Sanu became an afterthought in the Falcons’ offense. (He finished behind Tamme and tied with Julio Jones for targets.)

Sanu was also held out of practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury and was limited on Friday. He should be fine ahead of Monday night’s game in New Orleans, where the Falcons will visit a Saints team that ranks as fantasy’s No. 27 defense against wide receivers. Ranked as our WR36 for Week 3, view Sanu as a flex option only, although he could become a sneaky start if Julio Jones (ankle, calf) winds up re-tweaking one of his multiple injuries during the game.

2016 Strength of Schedule - ATL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
TB
7
@OAK
27
@NO
12
CAR
3
@DEN
1
@SEA
6
SD
15
GB
17
@TB
30
@PHI
BYE9
ARI
32
KC
11
@LA
18
SF
12
@CAR
27
NO

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1TB5801816.000000-56/6586.15%
2OAK319056.330000-46/6471.88%
Per game4.0049.500.506.5012.3800000.0051.00/64.5079.02%
Totals89911312.3800000.00102/12979.02%
Previous Games vs. NO
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
201411NO323067.670000-53/6186.89%
Average3.0023.000.006.007.670.000.000.000.000.0053.00/61.0086.89%

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