Atlanta Falcons
  • 6'2"
  • 210
  • 27
  • 5 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 70 64 40 463 11.2 3 5 32 0 0 494 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 12 71 70 49 521 10.6 3 1 5 0 1 526 3 0 0 3

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 7/10/2016 2:10am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has been developing chemistry with QB Matt Ryan during spring practices, and Ryan said he has been impressed with how strong Sanu's hands are.

    Huddle Up: Sanu is expected to give Ryan an alternative to Julio Jones in the Falcons passing game. And while playing second fiddle to Julio puts a cap on Sanu's potential numbers, there should be more than enough opportunity for him to carve out fantasy value in Atlanta.

  • Posted: 3/22/2016 10:23am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu will take over the No. 2 wideout job opposite WR Julio Jones. 'Sanu is a legitimate No. 2 for us, is a great compliment to Julio Jones,' general manager Thomas Dimitroff said in a satellite radio interview Monday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons didn't overpay Sanu to not start, nor did he leave Cincy to remain a third wheel, so he'll get every opportunity to emerge as Julio's wingman. That leaves Justin Hardy battling for the third receiver role in Atlanta.

  • Posted: 3/10/2016 8:52am ET

    Updating previous reports, free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu (Bengals) is visiting Atlanta to officially sign a deal worth $7 million per year with the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Sanu was an occasionally productive receiver with limited opportunities in Cincinnati; he's likely walking into more targets in Atlanta, with openings available opposite Julio Jones now that Roddy White has been given his walking papers.

  • Posted: 3/9/2016 8:56am ET

    Free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu (Bengals) is drawing interest from the Tennessee Titans, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The Titans will have to battle Hue Jackson and the Browns, who are expected to make a strong play for Sanu as well.

  • Posted: 2/23/2016 9:23am ET

    The Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants are all expected to express interest in Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu if he becomes available. Sanu had 33 catches for 394 yards and no touchdowns as his role diminished last year. He's seeking a larger role with a new team.

    Huddle Up: The Browns make sense because new coach (and former Bengals OC) Hue Jackson is familiar with Sanu's skills. The Falcons and Giants make sense as both are looking for a complementary receiver to their current stud WR1s--a role which would still keep Sanu in the shadows but at least move him up from third receiver status. He'll receive plenty of attention this offseason.

  • Posted: 2/19/2016 9:52am ET

    Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Mohamed Sanu has virtually no chance to re-sign with the Bengals, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: No surprise here, as both Sanu and Marvin Jones are expected to find gigs in which they're not playing in AJ Green's shadow. We'll see who offers the most favorable payday... and what the Bengals do to replace their receiver depth.

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 SD 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

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @OAK 3 2 34 0
2 SD 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 LA 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 @SD 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 SD 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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