Mohamed Sanu secured three of five targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers.
The fourth-year pro had a quiet game as the Cincinnati Bengals ' third wideout option, a fitting end to a season that saw his passing game role deemphasized with the return of teammate Marvin Jones to full health. Sanu tallied a solid 56 receptions on 98 targets in 2014 while Jones sat out the season with foot and ankle injuries, but those numbers fell to 33 and 50, respectively, in 2015. Sanu also failed to get into the end zone all season, and with his rookie contract now expired, may have played his last game in a Bengals uniform.
Sanu's second touchdown of the season came on a six-yard run during the second quarter Monday. In fact, both of Sanu's scores have come on the ground this term. Since Sanu has topped the 50-yard mark just twice all season - and not since early October - he holds little fantasy value heading into Week 17's matchup against the Ravens.
Mohamed Sanu caught two passes off of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Sunday was just Sanu's second multi-catch game in five outings. Sanu has struggle mightily over the past two months to make his presence felt. The fourth-year receiver has recorded five touches just once this season and scored his lone touchdown of the season six weeks ago. With Cincinnati likely to lean on its stars to help young A.J. McCarron along down the stretch, it's unlikely that Sanu will all of a sudden come out with a big game.
Mohamed Sanu was targeted once, but did not record a catch in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Well, Sanu was certainly trending toward a catchless game, having been limited to one catch in two of his prior three games. Sanu has yet to record a receiving touchdown after the season's three-quarter mark. The fact that Sanu was held catchless in a game that did not feature star tight end Tyler Eifert does not offer much hope for better days down the stretch.
Mohamed Sanu caught one pass on one target for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Sunday was the first time this season Sanu wasn't targeted at least twice. He has just four catches in his past three games and has slipped to fifth on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards during the process. He should not be included in any fantasy lineups.
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