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Sanu can be ignored in all Fantasy Football drafts until he finds a role with potential Fantasy value.

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2021 15 177 11.80 0.00 172.1
2020 17 187 11.00 1 3 3.00 262.6
3y Avg. 30 295 9.83 1 5 5.00 353.2
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  • Dolphins' Mohamed Sanu: Signs with Miami

    Sanu signed a contract with the Dolphins on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Sanu turns 33 in August and hasn't reached 200 yards in a season since 2019. He was a functional third receiver for the 49ers before dealing with a knee injury last season, but he'll likely be lower on the depth chart in Miami so long as Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson stay healthy.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Inactive Sunday

    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.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Avoids injury report

    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.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Activated from IR

    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.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Still on IR

    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.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Not activated for Sunday

    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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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Won't play Week 18

    Sanu (knee) wasn't among the players added to San Francisco's roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Rams, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. San Francisco first designated Sanu for return from injured reserve Wednesday, so the team will have the opportunity activate him at some point in the next two and a half weeks, if the 49ers remain alive in the playoffs at that point. Before spraining his knee Week 9 against the Cardinals and landing on IR, Sanu appeared in eight games and recorded 15 receptions for 177 yards on 24 targets.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Practice window opens

    The 49ers designated Sanu (knee) for return from injured reserve Wednesday. Sanu has missed eight games in a row due to a sprained knee sustained Week 9 against the Cardinals. With his practice window now open, he'll have a trio of chances this week to prove his health ahead of Sunday's season finale at the Rams. Even if he's activated for Week 18, Sanu would be competing with Jauan Jennings and Trent Sherfield for snaps and targets behind the 49ers' top two wide receivers, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Goes on IR

    The 49ers placed Sanu (knee) on injured reserve Monday. San Francisco already had ruled Sanu out in advance of Monday's game against the Rams, and the 49ers evidently didn't have much confidence he'll make a full recovery from a sprained knee within the next two weeks, either. With Sanu now officially out until at least Week 13, Trent Sherfield and Jauan Jennings are the leading candidates to vie for the No. 3 wideout job behind starters Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Ruled out Monday

    Sanu (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Coach Kyle Shanahan said this week that Sanu is expected to miss time with a knee sprain, so it's not entirely surprising to see him unavailable Monday. Trent Sherfield and Jauan Jennings could see a slight uptick in playing time.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Dealing with knee sprain

    Sanu is expected to miss some time with a knee sprain, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Per coach Kyle Shanahan, the wideout is slated to be out for a while, which suggests that Sanu is on track to miss next Monday's game against the Rams, at a minimum. If Sanu indeed is unable to suit up Week 10, added snaps behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk would be available for Trent Sherfield and Jauan Jennings.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: One catch in loss

    Sanu was on the field for 33 offensive snaps (56 percent), finishing with one catch (three targets) for five yards in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Arizona. Sanu was coming off his best receiving game of the season (three receptions for 59 yards), but he fell back down the pecking order with the return of George Kittle and the late emergence of Brandon Aiyuk. The veteran wideout appeared to hyperextend his knee on a failed connection in the second quarter, but he was able to stay in and finish the contest. Assuming there are no lingering effects, Sanu will resume his role as the fourth or fifth receiving option for the 49ers when they take on the Rams next Monday.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Tallies 59 yards in win

    Sanu caught three of four targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 33-22 win over Chicago. Sanu finished third in wide receiver snaps on offense (45 percent) as expected, but he actually finished a distant second in receiving yards among all San Francisco receiving options. It was the veteran's highest yardage total on the season, though he has yet to find the end zone through seven contests. As a result, Sanu doesn't bring much fantasy appeal heading into a Week 9 matchup with the Cardinals.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: One catch in loss

    Sanu caught his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's 30-18 loss to the Colts. Sanu was on the field for 50 percent of the 49ers' offensive snaps, which is right in line with the playing time he has been receiving over the previous three contests. The one target, however, was a significant drop-off from the 4.6 targets he had been averaging over that three-week span since taking over as the main slot receiver. Regardless, Sanu doesn't bring enough upside to the table to warrant consideration in most formats.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Two catches against Cardinals

    Sanu caught two of three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Cardinals. Sanu logged 30 offensive snaps (46 percent) Sunday, finishing third among San Francisco wideouts as he has been doing for consecutive weeks now. The passing attack struggled overall under Trey Lance, as the rookie continues to learn on the fly while starter Jimmy Garoppolo (hamstring) is on the mend. Sanu provides more value to the 49ers than he does to fantasy squads in his current role.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Four receptions in loss

    Sanu was on the field for 39 offensive snaps (51 percent) Sunday, finishing with four receptions (five targets) for 35 yards in a 28-21 loss to Seattle. Despite finishing third in offensive snaps at the receiver position, as expected, Sanu actually was tied for second in receptions and outplayed starter Brandon Aiyuk (one reception for 15 yards). The veteran wideout still isn't providing enough volume to make a fantasy impact in games where he doesn't find the end zone. If Trey Lance is forced to start in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo (hamstring) against the Cardinals on Sunday, Sanu's stock could take a slight hit given the rookie quarterback's vertical passing style.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Resumes No. 3 WR role

    Sanu had three receptions (six targets) for 36 yards in Sunday's 30-28 loss to Green Bay. Sanu was on the field for 45 offensive snaps (64 percent), finishing only behind starters Deebo Samuel (90 percent) and Brandon Aiyuk (86 percent). It appears that the veteran wideout has reclaimed his role as the team's primary slot receiver after losing snaps and targets to Jauan Jennings and Trent Sherfield over the previous two weeks. Sanu still doesn't provide enough fantasy value if he doesn't find the end zone, leaving him off the fantasy radar for most standard league managers against the Seahawks next Sunday.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: No. 3 spot looking like a lock

    Sanu rolled out with the starters against the Raiders on Sunday, failing to haul in his lone target in a 34-10 preseason win. The stat line is irrelevant for the veteran wideout, as his presence with the first unit is more telling. With the 49ers cutting ties with Richie James this week, Sanu appears to have won the battle for the No. 3 role in San Francisco's receiving corps. The 32-year-old doesn't bring a ton of upside to the table, but he does provide the team with experience and size in the red zone (6-foot-2, 210 pounds). Not to mention he has history with head coach Kyle Shanahan when they were together in Atlanta. Sanu should be treated as a deep PPR option heading into a Week 1 matchup with another one of his former teams in Detroit.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Expected to sit Saturday

    Sanu is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chiefs, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. It was not stated why Sanu is likely to sit, but the nine-year veteran does not need the live reps, even though he remains in the mix to open the season as the 49ers' third receiver.
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  • 49ers' Mohamed Sanu: Battling for third WR spot

    Sanu is competing for the No. 3 receiver job in San Francisco, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Sanu has bounced around the league since his departure from Atlanta, including three appearances for the 49ers early last season. He later played seven games for Detroit, before landing back in San Francisco this offseason. Turning 32 in August, the veteran wideout says he's feeling much better this year after battling an ankle condition last season. Competition for the No. 3 role is led by Richie James and Jalen Hurd, while starters Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are safely atop the depth chart. The No. 3 WR spot might be important to San Francisco's offense, but it isn't likely to come with more than three or four targets per game when Samuel, Aiyuk and TE George Kittle are healthy at the same time.
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