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12 Mohamed Sanu WR

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
60%23%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
166683812.7441

Player Updates

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Strikes in multiple ways
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu brought in seven of 10 targets for 90 yards, rushed once for two yards and also threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Matt Ryan on his only attempt in the Falcons' 34-32 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

The veteran receiver closed out a strong 2018 in fine fashion, even showing off his skills as a passer with his five-yard strike to Ryan early in the third quarter. Sanu tallied between five and seven grabs in three of his last four games, and he posted a total of 171 receiving yards combined over the last two contests of the campaign. Sanu fell just one catch shy of equaling his career best of 67 that he established in 2017, but he did manage a new high-water mark in receiving yardage (838). The Rutgers product will look to once again serve as a strong complementary pass-catching option in 2019, although he'll likely be hard-pressed to hold off impressive rookie Calvin Ridley for the No. 2 receiver job.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Scores receiving touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu caught five of eight targets for 81 yards during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers. He also gained 29 yards on two carries.

Sanu led the team in targets and catches while finishing second in receiving yardage. He was having a rather modest game mid way through the fourth quarter, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a 44-yard touchdown catch to cap off the scoring. There is some speculation that Julio Jones may still be dealing with effects from his recent hip injury, which could see Sanu shoulder a larger load next Sunday in the season finale against the Buccaneers.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Three catches in Week 15 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu corralled three of six targets for 30 receiving yards, adding one rush for 11 yards during Sunday's 40-14 win against the Cardinals.

The veteran wideout recorded at least three receptions for the seventh straight game, but he's averaged fewer than 50 receiving yards per contest with zero touchdowns during that span (eight-game scoreless streak overall). Sanu has garnered a sturdy enough share of the Falcons wide receiver targets to merit flex consideration in deeper leagues, but he hasn't finished top 25 at the position in PPR or standard scoring since Week 5. Upcoming in Week 16 is a chance for Sanu to buck that trend, opposing a Panthers defense that ranks bottom 10 with 7.9 yards allowed per attempt this season, and bottom five with 28 passing touchdowns against.

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Second-leading receiver in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu corralled six of eight targets, compiling 54 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay.

Sanu provided a signature performance Sunday in the Falcons trip to Lambeau Field, finishing right at his season average in receiving yardage (49 YPG), while logging between three and six receptions for the sixth straight game. He's merited consistent flex consideration in PPR formats, but a lack of downfield explosiveness and a seven-game scoring drought severely caps his relevance in standard scoring. Week 15 brings a matchup against a Cardinals defense that's been more than serviceable in containing opposing wideouts this year, allowing 12 touchdown catches and 1,889 receiving yards to the position (among NFL's 10 best teams in both categories).

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Falcons' Mohamed Sanu: Three catches in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanu hauled in three of four targets, accounting for 37 receiving yards during Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Ravens.

Sanu has been a prototypical high-floor, low-ceiling option in fantasy this year, just as he has been for the majority of his career -- four times exceeding 75 catches, but never accounting for more than 790 receiving yards across six prior seasons as a pro. In 2018 he's recorded four or more catches in eight of 12 appearances, but he's only gone over 75 receiving yards once. Sanu's early-season scoring spree is now a distant memory, further inhibiting the veteran wideout's upside. Sanu has gone six straight games without logging a score, after accounting for three touchdowns through the Falcons' first six outings. Week 14 presents ample opportunity to get back into the end zone, facing a Packers defense that's allowed 17 wide receiver touchdowns this year, tied for third most.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/6/18PHI418100
29/16/18CAR219120
39/23/18NO436131
49/30/18CIN6111360
510/7/18PIT473431
610/14/18TB246351
710/22/18NYG221160
911/4/18WAS445160
1011/11/18CLE647110
1111/18/18DAL456180
1211/22/18NO474370
1312/2/18BAL337150
1412/9/18GB654110
1512/16/18ARI330160
1612/23/18CAR581441
1712/30/18TB790320
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2012Cincinnati Bengals93161549.63441010
2013Cincinnati Bengals1614474559.73224028
2014Cincinnati Bengals16135679014.17659337
2015Cincinnati Bengals1643339411.95208117
2016Atlanta Falcons15155965311.15946133
2017Atlanta Falcons15156770310.525510041
2018Atlanta Falcons16166683812.74447241
TOTAL10380344398711.67624457207
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2012Cincinnati Bengals935153.07002
2013Cincinnati Bengals16144164.09000
2014Cincinnati Bengals16137517.326012
2015Cincinnati Bengals16410717.125213
2016Atlanta Falcons1515155.05000
2017Atlanta Falcons15154102.54003
2018Atlanta Falcons16167446.324015
TOTAL10380382125.6262315
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2012Cincinnati Bengals9311100.07373.0073100/011158.3
2013Cincinnati Bengals161411100.02525.0025000/010118.8
2014Cincinnati Bengals161333100.07926.3350101/611158.3
2015Cincinnati Bengals16400---0---0000/000---
2016Atlanta Falcons151500---0---0000/000---
2017Atlanta Falcons151511100.05151.0051100/011158.3
2018Atlanta Falcons16162150.052.505100/00095.8
TOTAL103808787.523329.1373401/643158.3
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2012Cincinnati Bengals900---000
2013Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1600---000
2015Cincinnati Bengals16122.0200
2016Atlanta Falcons1500---000
2017Atlanta Falcons1500---000
2018Atlanta Falcons1600---000
TOTAL103122.0200
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Cincinnati Bengals921.010000.0000
2013Cincinnati Bengals1622.000000.0000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1622.000000.0000
2015Cincinnati Bengals1611.000000.0000
2016Atlanta Falcons1511.000000.0000
2017Atlanta Falcons1511.000000.0000
2018Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
TOTAL103109.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Cincinnati Bengals900000000
2013Cincinnati Bengals1611000000
2014Cincinnati Bengals1600010010
2015Cincinnati Bengals1620000000
2016Atlanta Falcons1511000000
2017Atlanta Falcons1500000000
2018Atlanta Falcons1621010010
TOTAL10363020020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/22/1989
Age:
29
Hometown:
Sayreville, NJ, USA
School:
Rutgers
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: