Week 11 at Philadephia Eagles
In just his second game with the New England Patriots in Week 9 against the Ravens, Mohamed Sanu lined up for 100% of the offensive snaps and converted an eye-opening 14 targets into ten receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. That performance made him Week 9's WR9, and including his games with Atlanta, he moved up to fantasy's WR45 for the season. His 10.1-yard aDOT led all Patriots receivers, and his presence in the slot along with Julian Edelman enables the Patriots to scheme a number of route combinations that should present Sanu with exploitable matchups moving forward.
Sanu was arguably New England's most effective player in a difficult matchup against the Ravens, and Week 11 presents a matchup with an Eagles defense that's allowing a higher aFPA to wide receivers than all but six teams. Sanu has a good five inches on the Philadelphia's 5'9" slot cornerback Avonte Maddox, who's struggled mightily and is one of the most heavily targeted cornerbacks in the league this season. It's unlikely that Sanu out-targets Julian Edelman often in the weeks ahead as he did in Week 9, but a solid target volume almost certainly lies ahead, and an enticing matchup in Week 11 should make him a safe WR2.