Mohamed Sanu, WR, Bengals
|WR - #75||290.83||CIN||Active||3 years||24||6'2||210||@Mo_12_Sanu|
2014 Outlook:Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
Rutgers alumnus Mohamad Sanu emerged as a decent third option in Cincinnati, although he must continue to improve in order to win the hearts and minds of fantasy owners. He holds his most value in PPR leagues because of his possession receiver talents. He is not a big play guy, but can make the tough catches to move the chains. If Marvin Jones were to get hurt, Sanu would almost certainly be the man to step into his role. Sanu is only draft worthy in very deep leagues and that's because of his potential, not because of anything he has yet accomplished. His lack of TDs and yards per catch really hurt his fantasy value in standard formats.
With Marvin Jones on the PUP list with a hamstring injury, Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has taken full advantage of more snaps with the first-team offense.
According to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, Sanu is "catching everything" and having a "monster camp." Hobson indicates that the coaches are using Sanu everywhere on the field and often. Sanu is "going to do everything but park cars," Hobson wrote Monday.
Sanu caught 47 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He finished third on the team in targets with 78, but six players in this offense saw at least 59. And that was a season in which where Andy Dalton threw 586 passes, eighth-most in the league. Dalton's attempts are going to come way down this season -- perhaps by as much as 30 percent. Sanu's targets, catches, and yards will come with them.
He is the No. 3 WR and perhaps the fourth or fifth option in Cincinnati. Unless Jones is out for an extended period, Sanu has microscopic fantasy value. This is another example of why you shouldn't buy into all of these rosy training camp stories that flood the football news wires during the summer hook, line, and sinker.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/28 - Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is having a 'monster camp'
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|13.08||FFToolbox - Brian Murphy - Mohamed Sanu's time in the sun was short-lived last year as he didn't catch a pass until Week 7, scored four times in a three-week span, then found himself on injured reserve by early December because of a broken foot. Let's see if he can pick up where he left off. I think Sanu will begin the year as the Bengals' second wide receiver, and that WR across the formation from A.J. Green will see a lot of single coverage.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|14.10||KFFL - Sanu has crazy upside and is healthy to start the year. This is an all-upside selection.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|12.03||FootballDiehards - Although his rookie season ended six games early, it ended on a roll with Sanu catching the first four touchdown passes of his career in the previous three games. He also displayed plenty of versatility in his rookie season, throwing a 73-yard touchdown on his first NFL pass, running for two first downs on third down, and getting half of his 16 catches (154 yards) on third down. It's worth noting that HC Marvin Lewis said Sanu is ahead of the club's all-time leading receiver Chad Johnson after their rookie seasons. Whether he returns to a starting role or not (Marvin Jones will be in the mix), Sanu's versatility should keep him plenty busy this season.|
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