• Mohamed Sanu

  • WR
  • , San Francisco 49ers
  • 32
  • 211 lbs
  • 6' 2"
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Scouting report

by Andrew Fleischer

NE WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs Cleveland Browns
Mohamed Sanu has to be enjoying the trade he was involved in this week, as he leaves a 1-6 Falcons team to join a 7-0 Patriots team. Sanu is also an excellent fit for the Patriots' offense, with proficiency as both a "big-slot" and outside receiver at 6'2" and excellent blocking skills. The Patriots playbook is dense and difficult to learn, but Sanu has plenty of experience in the Erhardt-Perkins offensive system that New England's offense is built upon. A Tuesday trade means limited practice opportunity this week, and while Sanu will certainly start on Sunday, he's likely to be eased into the offense.

A Week 8 matchup with the Browns should be an attractive one for Sanu's fantasy owners, as they've allowed an eighth-most 37.9 aFPA to wide receivers, but his snap share is very difficult to predict. His trade to the Patriots is certain to be a sizeable boon to his fantasy value moving forward, but his volume uncertainty makes him best avoided as anything more than a low-end fantasy WR3 this week.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Los Angeles Rams
Last week, Sanu bounced back to reality and finished with three receptions on four targets for 29 scoreless yards, 11% of the team targets, and 8% of the team air yards.

This matchup has the potential to turn into a shootout with the highest over/under (54.5) of the week. The Rams secondary lost Aqib Talib to IR and traded Marcus Peters to the Ravens. The Rams did acquire Jalen Ramsey but he will likely matchup against Julio Jones if Ramsey plays on Sunday. 4for4’s rankings expert John Paulsen has Sanu ranked as the half PPR WR38.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Arizona Cardinals

Sanu scored a touchdown in the first quarter and finished Week 5 as the half PPR WR18. He had five receptions on five targets for 42 yards, 11% of the team targets, and 6% of the team air yards. He only saw 21 air yards but was highly efficient on his five targets.

Sanu made an appearance in John Paulsen's Week 6 Sneaky Starts article. Sanu is a touchdown-dependent start but draws a plus matchup against a bad Cardinals secondary that is still missing two starting cornerbacks. 4for4’s rankings expert, John Paulsen, has Sanu ranked as the half PPR WR47 in a game with the second-highest over/under (51). The Falcons are passing at the highest rate in the league, 72%, and this game could turn into a shootout.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Houston Texans

In Week 4, Sanu led the Falcons in targets (12) and tied Austin Hooper with nine receptions. Sanu set a season-high mark with 91 receiving yards.

The Texans are ranked fourth-worst against wide receivers, according to our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Sanu ranked as the half PPR WR55. Sanu has the weekly ceiling to score two touchdowns but also has an extremely low floor. Start him at your own risk.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Tennessee Titans

In Week 3, Mohamed Sanu had a season-high performance against the Colts. He finished with six receptions on six targets for 75 yards, 18% of the team targets, and 21% of the team air yards. He hasn’t found the end zone this season and continues to have a low weekly ceiling.

The Titans are ranked fifth best against wide receivers, according to our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Sanu ranked as the Half PPR WR56. Fantasy owners should look for other wide receiver streaming options with better matchups.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Indianapolis Colts

Against a poor Eagles secondary, Sanu finished with four receptions on seven targets for 16 yards, two touchdowns, 16% of the team targets, and 9% of the team air yards. Through two weeks, Sanu is the Half PPR WR71 with 11.8 fantasy points. Sanu will matchup against a zone heavy Colts defense in Week 3 but he is clearly the third wide receiver option for Matt Ryan. 4for4’s rankings expert John Paulsen has Sanu ranked as the Half PPR WR65. Fantasy owners should look for other wide receiver streaming options.

by Pete Behnke

ATL WR Mohamed Sanu - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Sanu had another typical Sanu game in Week 1. He finished with five receptions on six targets for 57 yards, 13% of the team targets, 10% of the team air yards, and finished as the Half PPR WR51 with 8.2 fantasy points. He continues to be a consistent WR4 with WR2 upside if he can find the end zone. The problem is touchdowns are one of the most difficult statistics to predict, which makes Sanu a risky dart throw.

The good news is that the Falcons are implied for 25.25 points at home and will face an Eagles secondary who gave up 380 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 1. The Eagles are ranked seventh-worst against wide receivers according to our signature schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric. 4for4 rankings expert John Paulsen has Sanu ranked as the Half PPR WR55.

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