Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
3 weeks ago5 Comments

Sanu has impressed Falcons' quarterback Matt Ryan with the strength of his hands during offseason workouts.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu has occasionally struggled with drops through his first four seasons, but is aiming for a breakout campaign after signing a five-year contract with the Falcons in March. With star teammate Julio Jones surely commanding the bulk of opposing defenses' attention in the passing game, Sanu should have plenty of opportunities to capitalize on single coverage underneath as Atlanta's new No. 2 wideout. While the 26-year-old Sanu has only reached the 50-catch, 500-yard plateau once so far, his offseason work with a Pro Bowl-caliber passer like Ryan should ease his transition into a new offense this season.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
5 months ago

The Falcons and Sanu agreed to terms of a five-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu was slated to visit Atlanta and New England in the search for a new home, but the terms of the contract -- $32.5 million, with $14 million guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network -- likely made the decision an easy one. Moreover. Sanu will now work opposite another wideout from the class of 2011, Julio Jones, which should afford him plenty of chances to make a mark. In four seasons with the Bengals, Sanu accounted for 152 catches (on 251 targets), 1,793 yards, and 11 touchdowns in 57 games.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
5 months ago

Sanu will visit the Falcons and Patriots on Thursday, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals already lost Marvin Jones to the Lions, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll try to retain Sanu, who posted a 33-394-0 receiving line on 50 targets in 2015. Best known for his usefulness on trick plays, Sanu hasn't shown much ability to separate from NFL cornerbacks. He could make a fantasy impact with the receiver-needy Falcons, but he probably wouldn't be any more than a No. 3 or 4 wideout in New England.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
5 months ago

The Bengals are on the verge of losing Marvin Jones to the Lions. The team had hoped to retain Jones. Meanwhile, Sanu is also a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu was rumored to have drawn interest from the Giants earlier. We'll see if Jones's departure heightens the Bengals' urgency.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
5 months ago

Sanu can become an unrestricted free agent in March, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanu is useful for trick plays, but his inability to get separation from cornerbacks severely limits his value as a receiver. Regardless of where he lands, there isn't much fantasy upside, as it's hard to imagine that any team would view him as anything more than a No. 3 or 4 wide receiver. The Bengals are believed to have interest in retaining Sanu, but No. 2 wideout Marvin Jones -- also an impending free agent -- will likely be the greater priority. Even if Sanu is re-signed and Jones isn't, Sanu would likely be no better than the fourth or fifth option in Cincinnati's passing game.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago

Sanu secured three of five targets for 17 yards in Saturday's 18-16 Wild Card loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth-year pro had a quiet game as the 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.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago

Sanu caught three passes (on three targets) for 29 yards, and rushed twice for 10 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

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 only topped the 50-receiving-yard mark just twice, and not since early October, he holds little fantasy value heading into Week 17's matchup against the Ravens.

Mohamed Sanu
WR ATL (11)
7 months ago

Sanu caught two passes off of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

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
WR ATL (11)
8 months ago

Sanu was targeted once, but did not record a catch in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

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
WR ATL (11)
8 months ago

Sanu caught one pass on one target for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

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.