Atlanta Falcons
  • 6'2"
  • 210
  • 28
  • 6 years
  • Rutgers
  • 2012 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2012 CIN 9 31 25 16 154 9.6 4 5 15 0 0 169 4 0 0 3
2013 CIN 16 82 77 47 455 9.7 2 4 16 0 1 471 2 0 0 2
2014 CIN 16 109 99 56 790 14.1 5 7 51 0 0 841 5 0 3 5
2015 CIN 16 59 49 33 394 11.9 0 10 71 2 0 465 2 0 0 2
  Avg 14 73 66 42 489 11.3 3 5 32 0 0 521 3 0 1 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 ATL 15 82 81 59 653 11.1 4 1 5 0 1 658 4 0 0 4

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 7/10/2017 10:01pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has registered the lowest drop rate of any receiver over the past two seasons, misplaying only three balls on 109 catchable passes (2.8 percent) within that span.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has always boasted a reputation for having great hands, and this statistic further cements that. The 27-year-old is coming off a year in which he logged a career-high 59 catches for 653 yards and four touchdowns in his first year with the Falcons, and might be on the verge of putting up bigger numbers. He's definitely worth consideration as a WR3/FLEX option.

  • Posted: 7/7/2017 8:16pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu solidified himself as the No. 2 receiver with his play last season, according to John Fricke of CBS Atlanta.

    Huddle Up: Sanu may be the No. 2 option on paper, but there is a huge gap between Julio Jones and any other player in Atlanta's passing attack. Consider him a WR5 for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 1/22/2017 4:04pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu landed five passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Huddle Up: Sanu proved to be a competent complement to Julio Jones this season and has WR4 appeal in deep drafts for 2017 leagues.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 3:46pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted three receptions for 56 yards in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted four times.

    Huddle Up: Sanu missed some time down the stretch, but he was able to return and make his presence felt for fantasy owners in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 10:46pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) returned to action in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. He posted three receptions for 44 yards on three targets.

    Huddle Up: Sanu played third fiddle behind Aldrick Robinson and Taylor Gabriel in the return, and is nothing more than a WR4 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 against Carolina, as Julio Jones might be back from injury, too.

  • Posted: 12/16/2016 5:53pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Sanu may receive more targets than normal with Julio Jones out of the lineup. He has posted at least 65 yards in three of his last five games and may be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 12/15/2016 7:20pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: Sanu could return to action in Week 15, but he is only worth taking a chance on if Julio Jones is unable to play.

  • Posted: 12/14/2016 3:10pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: It appears Sanu has a decent chance to play in Week 15 after missing the last game, but owners should check on his status later in the week. He should have a solid role in the passing game and could see more targets if Julio Jones is not able to play. Sanu could be considered a flex option in some leagues.

  • Posted: 12/9/2016 11:53am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: With Julio Jones already a game-time decision due to turf toe, expect a lot of the running game and Taylor Gabriel this week. Gabriel has already been performing like a low-end WR1 with just a handful of targets each week, so he is in a potential blow-up spot should Atlanta give him closer to 10.

  • Posted: 12/5/2016 12:27pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 13, but he could still practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has had a disappointing inaugural campaign with the Falcons despite being their No. 2 wide receiver. He has seen a little over five targets per game, but he has only managed more than 70 yards three times and has only scored thrice, too, and his third touchdown was back on October 30. He's not a recommended start even if he plays.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 6:32pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu was held to just two catches for 14 yards in the Week 10 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted just two times.

    Huddle Up: The yardage total and targets were each season lows. In contrast, Taylor Gabriel was targeted five times and he scored a touchdown for the third straight game. He appears to be taking away from Sanu's targets. Sanu is nothing more than a WR4 for fantasy owners in Week 12 once the team returns from a bye.

  • Posted: 11/3/2016 10:20pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted five receptions for 74 yards on seven targets in the Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has 14 grabs for 158 yards and a touchdown over his past two games, and he is worth a look as a WR3 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 in Philadelphia.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 9:50pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu posted nine receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers. He was targeted 10 times.

    Huddle Up: Julio Jones was a little banged up in the second half and Sanu filled the role of No. 1 receiver well, snagging the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Sanu should be treated as a WR3 heading into Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team with a very poor pass defense.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 8:56pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu is completely recovered from shoulder and groin injuries, according to head coach Dan Quinn, and Quinn said he has been happy with Sanu's play this season.

    Huddle Up: He hasn't topped 50 yards or scored since Week 1, and despite Quinn's comments, Sanu hasn't proven himself worthy of starting in any fantasy format.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 2:20pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has a favorable matchup versus the Green Bay Packers, but he has been largely inconsistent this year. Starting him as a flex is agreeable, at least for this week, but anything more than that is too risky.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 2:26pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has been largely inconsistent in his first season with the Falcons. He and the Falcons could very well be involved in a shootout with the Green Bay Packers, though, so don't completely disregard the Falcon's No. 2 receiver.

  • Posted: 10/21/2016 5:12pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has had a decent role in the passing game this season but has not recorded more than 47 yards in a game since Week 1. Owners should be able to find better options and can avoid Sanu.

  • Posted: 10/20/2016 2:23pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Sanu wasn't on the injury report yesterday, so he'll really need to be tracked before this weekend's game. If Sanu can play, he has a decent matchup against the San Diego Chargers in what could be a high-scoring affair. Atlanta's No. 2 receiver is a flex option for Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 7:54pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (elbow) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has been quiet since Week 1, and you can probably find a more promising option on the waiver wire.

  • Posted: 10/7/2016 3:12pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Sanu should continue to be one of the starting wide receivers for the Falcons but has not posted great numbers this season. He will be facing a tough Denver Broncos defense in Week 5 and could be benched of owners have better options.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 6:42pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: Since a solid opener, Sanu has been a small part of Atlanta's potent offensive attack. At best, he is a WR5 candidate.

  • Posted: 10/5/2016 3:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has not been a big factor in the passing game over the last few weeks and has recorded 31 yards or less in three straight games. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 2:46pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 22 yards against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has not posted more than 31 yards since Week 1 and has only been targeted seven times in the last two games. Owners may want to avoid using Sanu until he is more involved in the passing game.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 7:20am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) will be playing in Week 4's game against the Carolina Panthers with a separated shoulder, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Sanu did not appear on Atlanta's final version of the injury report and was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 30. However, due to the injury, an unfavorable matchup and a lack of production in his last two games, he's not worth starting outside of deeper fantasy leagues as a flex option this afternoon.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 4:21pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has recorded only 50 yards in the last two games after he posted solid numbers in the regular season opener. He should receive some targets in the team's Week 4 game but should only be considered a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 9/29/2016 6:44pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Sept. 29.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has been quiet since a big opener, and the injury combined with a matchup against Carolina should keep him on your bench in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/28/2016 1:14pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Sanu suffered the injury in the last game, so owners should see if he will be able to practice later in the week. He has not been as productive as he was in Week 1 but will still have a role in the passing game. Sanu could be a flex option if he is able to play but could also be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 9/27/2016 10:55am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is likely to play in Week 4 versus the Carolina Panthers after a shoulder injury kept him out of the second half in the team's Week 3 win over the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Sanu has performed at about the level most owners expected so far, recording 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. With Atlanta's next three games against the Carolina Panthers, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, however, he'll be hard-pressed to be anything more than a low-end WR4.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 9:18pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Sept. 26. Head coach Dan Quinn said Sanu tried to return but was unable to do so.

    Huddle Up: Sanu can be a tremendous receiver opposite Julio Jones, but he needs to stay healthy. That has been a problem for him this season. Reserve him until he can officially practice in full and make his return to the starting lineup.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 7:17pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints and he is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Sanu is a strong WR3 when he is healthy, but he has had difficulty staying healthy so far this season. He is a gifted athlete and talented replacement for Roddy White if he can stay on the field.

  • Posted: 9/24/2016 12:06pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Sanu likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Falcons this week and should see a decent amount of targets. He could be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in leagues because of the favorable matchup.

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 5:54pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 24.

    Huddle Up: Sanu appears to be on track to play in Week 3, but owners should keep an eye on the situation. Sanu could have a bigger role against the New Orleans Saints if Julio Jones is not able to play. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues but can be avoided in most leagues.

  • Posted: 9/15/2016 10:33am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) will be limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 15, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn said Sanu hopefully will be a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 16.

    Huddle Up: Sanu is coming off a terrific Week 1 performance and should be able to play in Week 2 unless he suffers a setback. He should be considered a No. 3 receiver in deeper leagues and a flex option in other leagues.

  • Posted: 9/14/2016 9:56am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14, according to head coach Dan Quinn. Quinn noted Sanu is expected to be a larger participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15, though.

    Huddle Up: Sanu secured five of eight targets for 80 yards and a score in Week 1, and he led the Falcons receivers in offensive snaps (56 of 65). He projects to see a healthy target share in the offense and checks out as a potential low-end starter in deep leagues with more long-term value in PPR setups.

  • Posted: 9/11/2016 5:37pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) tweaked an ankle in the Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he was seen limping heavily in the locker room after the game.

    Huddle Up: Sanu managed 80 yards and a touchdown on five receptions, and he was tied for a team-high in targets with eight. The move to Atlanta appears to have paid huge dividends for Sanu. As long as he isn't forced to miss time, he looks like a legitimate WR3 in most fantasy leagues, filling the void of the departed Roddy White well through his first game.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 TB 8 5 80 1
2 @OAK 5 3 19 0
3 @NO 4 3 31 0
4 CAR 3 2 22 0
5 @DEN 6 3 43 0
6 @SEA 10 5 47 1
7 LAC 4 2 16 0
8 GB 10 9 84 1
9 @TB 7 5 74 0
10 @PHI 2 2 14 0
12 ARI 8 8 65 0
13 KC 3 2 26 0
15 SF 3 3 44 0
16 @CAR 4 3 56 0
17 NO 4 4 32 1
P2 SEA 5 4 44 1
P3 GB 7 5 52 1
P4 NE 2 2 25 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 3 2 34 0
2 LAC 2 1 15 0
3 @BAL 4 2 28 0
4 KC 6 4 84 0
5 SEA 5 5 69 0
6 @BUF 4 2 30 0
8 @PIT 3 2 10 0
9 CLE 3 3 25 0
10 HOU 2 1 5 0
11 @ARI 3 2 19 0
12 LAR 1 1 8 0
13 @CLE 1 0 0 0
14 PIT 5 2 24 0
15 @SF 2 2 8 0
16 @DEN 3 3 29 0
17 BAL 2 1 6 0
P1 PIT 5 3 17 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @BAL 5 4 36 0
2 ATL 4 3 84 1
3 TEN 8 5 44 0
5 @NE 9 5 70 1
6 CAR 15 10 120 1
7 @IND 9 3 54 0
8 BAL 9 5 125 0
9 JAC 8 4 95 1
10 CLE 7 2 20 0
11 @NO 6 3 23 0
12 @HOU 7 5 48 1
13 @TB 3 2 19 0
14 PIT 3 2 16 0
15 @CLE 3 1 4 0
16 DEN 2 1 16 0
17 @PIT 1 1 16 0
P1 @IND 7 3 31 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @CHI 5 4 19 0
2 PIT 8 5 40 0
3 GB 5 4 68 0
4 @CLE 6 3 19 0
5 NE 2 2 28 0
6 @BUF 6 5 44 0
7 @DET 2 1 12 0
8 NYJ 3 1 24 0
9 @MIA 9 6 62 0
10 @BAL 8 3 26 0
11 CLE 5 2 11 1
13 @LAC 2 1 9 0
14 IND 4 2 26 0
15 @PIT 4 3 20 0
16 MIN 6 4 35 1
17 BAL 2 1 12 0
P1 LAC 2 1 13 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @BAL 0 0 0 0
3 @WAS 0 0 0 0
4 @JAC 0 0 0 0
5 MIA 0 0 0 0
7 PIT 3 3 27 0
9 DEN 3 2 29 0
10 NYG 6 4 47 1
11 @KC 4 2 22 1
12 OAK 9 5 29 2

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