Sanu (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's NFC Championship at the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Only four days removed from the 49ers activating him from injured reserve, Sanu will miss his 12th game in a row. It's unclear if his previously injured knee is to blame, but the team's receiving corps is mostly healthy, so he'll remain in street clothes Sunday. Behind San Francisco's top duo of Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Trent Sherfield and Travis Benjamin are the other wideouts available to the offense.
Sanu (knee) wasn't listed on the 49ers' injury report Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Sidelined since Week 9 due to a knee sprain, Sanu was activated from injured reserve Wednesday and avoided the injury report entirely following his first official practice since being activated. While Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk occupy the top two spots on the team's depth chart at wide receiver, Sanu will contend with Jauan Jennings for any snaps that linger at the position in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at the Rams. In eight appearances this season, Sanu recorded 15 catches (on 24 targets) for 177 yards and no touchdowns.
The 49ers activated Sanu (knee) from injured reserve Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Sanu reached the end of his 21-day window for the 49ers to either activate him from IR or rule him out for the rest of the season. It's unclear if he'll be available for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams, and it's also uncertain what his role would be if he plays, given that Jauan Jennings has provided solid work as the No. 3 receiver. Sanu caught 15 of 24 targets for 177 yards in eight regular-season games, with his most recent appearance coming Week 9.
Sanu (knee) being activated from IR wasn't among the transactions made by the 49ers in advance of Saturday night's playoff game against the Packers. Until Sanu is activated, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Trent Sherfield, Travis Benjamin and River Cracraft profile as the 49ers' available wide receiver options.
Sanu (knee) being activated from injured reserve wasn't among the transactions made by the 49ers ahead of Sunday's wild-card game at Dallas. Sanu thus won't be eligible to return to the active roster until the divisional round, at the earliest, but the 49ers first will need to secure a victory in their playoff opener. The team opened his practice window Jan. 5, so there's plenty of time for the 10th-year pro to prove his knee is healthy. With Sanu still sidelined, though, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Jauan Jennings, Trent Sherfield, Travis Benjamin and perhaps River Cracraft will serve as San Francisco's options at wide receiver Sunday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||Los Angeles Rams||22||22.05|
|7||10/23||Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|8||10/30||@Los Angeles Rams||22||22.05|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Chargers||2||17.00|
|12||11/27||New Orleans Saints||15||20.94|
|14||12/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||20.53|
|17||01/01||@Las Vegas Raiders||3||17.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||46||30||295||1||18||9.83||35|