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.