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Mohamed Sanu

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Atlanta Falcons

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

59

Yds

653

TD

4

Avg

11.1

Tar

81

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Sanu has a job, and that's not likely to change. Otherwise, there's not much else to say. As a complement to Julio Jones, Sanu posted respectable numbers in a vacuum for a possession receiver -- 11.1 ...

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2017 ADP:  191.62

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/22/1989  College: Rutgers  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mohamed Sanu Contract Information:

Signed a five-year contract with the Falcons in March of 2016.

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Sanu has solidified himself as the Falcons' No. 2 receiver, John Fricke of CBS Atlanta reports.

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Mohamed Sanu NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 19 CFB 13 51 639 3 12.5 - - - - - - 62 346 - 5 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 12 44 418 2 9.5 - - - - - - 59 309 - 4 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 CIN 9 16 154 4 25 9.6 6.2 1 0 0 0 0 5 15 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 CIN 16 47 455 2 78 9.7 5.8 4 0 0 0 0 4 16 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 24 CIN 16 56 790 5 98 14.1 8.1 9 3 2 0 0 7 51 7.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 CIN 16 33 394 0 49 11.9 8.0 8 1 0 0 0 10 71 7.1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0
2016 26 ATL 15 59 653 4 81 11.1 8.1 6 1 0 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 Proj 27 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Mohamed Sanu

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mohamed Sanu Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 19 CFB 13 11.7 15.6 13.7 4 49 - - - 5 27 - - -
2010 20 CFB 12 10.6 14.3 12.4 4 35 - - - 5 26 - - -
2011 21 CFB 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 22 CIN 9 5.3 7.1 6.2 2 17 7 3 2 1 2 0 0 0
2013 23 CIN 16 3.8 6.7 5.2 3 28 11 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
2014 24 CIN 16 7.6 11.1 9.3 4 49 15 3 1 0 3 0 0 0
2015 25 CIN 16 3.7 5.7 4.7 2 25 9 2 1 1 4 3 2 0
2016 26 ATL 15 6.0 9.9 8.0 4 44 13 9 4 0 0 1 1 0
2017 Proj 27 ATL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Mohamed Sanu

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mohamed Sanu – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

745

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Mohamed Sanu was on the field for 745 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

15

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Mohamed Sanu was on the field for 15 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 986 2
2015 643 7
2016 745 15
Mohamed Sanu 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 TB 56 0 5 80 1 8 16.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Oak 46 1 3 19 0 5 6.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
3 @NO 27 0 3 31 0 4 10.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Car 52 3 2 22 0 3 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Den 46 3 3 43 0 6 14.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 @Sea 52 0 5 47 1 10 9.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 SD 51 1 2 16 0 4 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 GB 55 0 9 84 1 10 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 @TB 52 2 5 74 0 7 14.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi 46 0 2 14 0 2 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 Ari 62 1 8 65 0 8 8.1 0 0 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
13 KC 63 0 2 26 0 3 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 @LA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 SF 46 0 3 44 0 3 14.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Car 45 1 3 56 0 4 18.7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
17 NO 46 3 4 32 1 4 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Mohamed Sanu  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.22 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   33.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   19 reps
GREAT
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Mohamed Sanu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sanu caught all four passes that came his way in Sunday's win over the Saints for 32 yards and a touchdown.

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Sanu caught three of four targets for 56 yards in Saturday's win over Carolina.

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Sanu (groin) caught all three of his targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 41-13 win over the 49ers.

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Sanu (groin) will play Sunday against the 49ers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

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Sanu (groin) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Sanu (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

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Sanu (groin) will remain on the sideline at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Head coach Dan Quinn told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com on Wednesday that Sanu (groin) likely won't suit up Sunday at Los Angeles.

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Sanu, who injured his groin Sunday against the Chiefs, could practice Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Sanu suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Someone other than Julio Jones has to see targets. The Falcons guaranteed $14 million to Sanu, so expect him to be used more than an aging Roddy White was last year. With Jones drawing double teams on the other side, Sanu should benefit from single coverage, but even opposite A.J. Green in Cincinnati, Sanu was rarely more than passable (8.1, 8.0 YPT last two years). Sanu has only had four catches of 40-plus yards in his four-year career and runs a 4.62 40, so don't expect many downfield plays. At 6-2, 210, Sanu has enough size and athleticism to operate in traffic and could see red-zone work - especially given the team's lack of options (aside from Jones, 31-year-old TE Jacob Tamme and 5-10 Justin Hardy are next in line). But aside from being Matt Ryan's likely No. 2 WR, there's not much to get excited about.

2014

As the less-flashy understudy to AJ Green, Sanu put up solid numbers in 2013, but he got surpassed by Marvin Jones in the Bengals' receiver pecking order and second-year tight end Tyler Eifert will probably start commanding more targets this season as well. Sanu's size and route-running could keep him in a possession receiver role, and out of the gate he figures to see added opportunities thanks to an injury to Jones.

2013

After not seeing much action during the first half of the season, Sanu made his way into the starting lineup in Week 11 and scored three touchdowns the next two weeks. Then he broke his foot in practice and missed the rest of the year. At 6-2, 211, Sanu has good size and steady hands, but he's not especially fast. Now that his foot is healthy, he'll likely reclaim the starting job opposite A.J. Green and work shorter possession routes. He's also likely to see targets in the red-zone, but keep in mind Green and both of the team's pass-catching tight ends will be busy there, too.

2012

With Andy Dalton coming off a promising rookie year, and A.J. Green sure to draw the bulk of the defense's attention, Sanu finds himself in a more favorable environment than most rookies. At 6-2, 211, Sanu has good size, but only average speed. The third-rounder is a polished receiver with good hands that did damage down the field in college but likely projects as a possession type in the pros. Jordan Shipley is also around, but he'll mostly work out of the slot, so Sanu should challenge for a starting job. Rookie Marvin Jones could also push for some targets, however, and there's always a chance the team brings in a veteran.