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12 Mohamed Sanu WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 8/22/1989 | Birthplace: Sayreville, NJ, USA | Team: Cincinnati | College: Rutgers | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 82/31 | Average Draft Position: 158.12
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Bengals wideouts an afterthought in Week 16


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) With receiver A.J. Green in and out of Monday's game with an arm injury, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not target his wideouts heavily. Mohamed Sanu caught one of two targets for 16 yards, and Dane Sanzenbacher secured one of two targets for 11 yards.

Brandon Tate added a 12-yard reception on his only target. They'll all visit the Steelers in Week 17.


Quartet of Bengals pitch in to easy victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Several Bengals skill position players chipped into the lopsided victory Sunday in Cleveland. The most significant was running back Rex Burkhead, who scored his first career touchdown, a 10-yard bolt up the middle to put the cherry on top late in the fourth quarter.

Another strong contributor was tight end Ryan Hewitt, who caught three passes for 34 yards. Wideout Mohamed Sanu added a catch for four yards while tight end Kevin Brock snagged one for two yards.


Still no signs of Mohamed Sanu


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was a non-factor for the second game in a row in Week 14 against the Steelers, as he continues to fade into the background.

Sanu, who starred in A.J. Green's absence, was held to just two catches for 16 yards Sunday, his second game in a row with two or fewer Fantasy points. He was also held out of the end zone for the second game in a row, and has now watched Green go off for 281 yards and two touchdowns in that span.

Sanu has not topped 50 receiving yards in the last five games, and has just one touchdown in that span as well. Sanu has clearly shown he can be a big-time contributor when given the chance, but it's hard to fault the Bengals for leaning on Green as much as they have.

At this point, Sanu cannot be trusted as a starting option in the Fantasy playoffs. 


Mohamed Sanu struggling to stay relevant


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/1/2014) So much for Mohamed Sanu. The Bengals wide receiver had four catches for 95 yards in A.J. Green's first game back in the lineup Week 9 against Jacksonville but has averaged 3.0 catches for 27.5 yards since. Throwing for just 215.8 yards per game with an equal number of touchdown passes to interceptions (13), Andy Dalton has shown he just isn't good enough to sustain both. Sanu clearly has ability and will have more standout games in his future, but with Green in the lineup, they won't be regular enough for you to bother with him in 12-team leagues.

For more of my major takeaways from Week 13, be sure to check out my latest entry to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Quintet of Bengals make minor contributions to win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Bengals didn't get a lot of help Sunday from the receivers who normally add production to that of A.J. Green. Mohamed Sanu (2-19) and Jermaine Gresham (5-33) combined for just seven catches for 52 yards.

More productive was wideout James Wright, who caught three for a team-high 59 yards. H-back Ryan Hewitt, whose lone catch traveled three yards, also found his way onto the stat sheet.


Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu nets career-high fifth receiving TD


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu scored for the first time in three games Sunday against the Texans. He set a career high during the 22-13 win with his fifth receiving touchdown.

Sanu gave Cincinnati a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Sanu, who was targeted seven times, finished with five catches for 48 yards.

Sanu has 10 career receiving touchdowns in 36 games. The Bengals are back in action Week 13 at Tampa Bay.


Mohamed Sanu taking a backseat in the offense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Bengals threw the ball just 22 times in Week 11, and that didn't leave many opportunities for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to turn things around.

Sanu was targeted six times in a 27-10 win over the Saints, and was able to haul in just three of those passes for 23 yards. He has now caught just five of 13 passes thrown his way over the past two games, for 43 yards total.

Sanu was a star in A.J. Green's absence, but has predictably taken a back seat since Green's return to health. Green has been targeted 18 times over the last two games, which doesn't leave much room for Sanu to succeed. He'll be better than he has been, but the Bengals might not throw the ball often or well enough for both receivers to succeed.

Sanu's chances to be a consistent starting Fantasy option down the stretch seem grim at this point. 


Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu has quiet game vs. New Orleans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had a quiet afternoon Sunday against the Saints.

Sanu was held to only two catches for 14 yards in the opening half. He hauled in a 9-yard reception in the third quarter and was held without a grab in the final period. He was targeted nine times and finished with three catches for 23 yards in a 27-10 victory. He has 671 receiving yards on the year.

Sanu will look to bounce back Week 12 at Houston.


A.J. Green, Bengals passing attack struggle Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Bengals passing game could get virtually nothing going in Thursday's 24-3 loss to the Browns in Week 10, with the entire receiving corps combining for just 93 yards on 13 receptions.

Tight end Jermaine Gresham "led" the way Thursday, catching three of his six targets for 29 yards, while No. 1 receiver A.J. Green was held to three catches on 10 targets for just 23 yards. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu managed only two receptions for 20 yards, and former Brown Greg Little could muster just one catch for eight yards against his former team while also drawing a personal foul for headbutting a player. Three other players combined for the other four receptions and 13 yards as quarterback Andy Dalton posted a 2.0 passer rating while completing just 30.3 percent of his passes.

Green, Sanu and Gresham will have to hope that Dalton puts the awful performance out of his mind by the time the Bengals head to New Orleans to face the Saints in Week 11.


A.J. Green's return doesn't end Mohamed Sanu's run


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) With A.J. Green back in the fold after a three-game absence, Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu took on a smaller role in Week 9 against the Jaguars, but he was still a big factor in a 33-23 win.

Sanu hauled in just four passes in the game, but that doesn't tell the whole story, as he was still targeted eight times. He went off for another strong performance, totaling 95 receiving yards and a touchdown, his fourth of the season and first since Week 6.

Sanu put up 299 yards on 18 catches in three games without Green around, but it was good to see him still factoring into the offense upon Green's return. If Week 9 is any indication, Sanu isn't going anywhere, and should remain a viable Fantasy option moving forward. 


Mohamed Sanu stays hot in Week 9 win


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Bengals wideout Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for a team-high 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-23 win over the Jaguars. Sanu beat man coverage for the 19-yard score in the second quarter and later made a difficult over-the-shoulder grab for 32 yards.

Sanu, who added a 9-yard rush, led the team with eight targets and has at least 95 receiving yards in three of his past four games. He's caught four touchdowns and thrown one this year.

Sanu plays the Browns on Thursday night.


Mohamed Sanu another Golden Tate


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) Everyone who plays Fantasy Football has a right to envy the Golden Tate owner, with one exception: the Mohamed Sanu owner. Tate and Sanu are one and the same, you see.

Both were worth rostering on their own merits, so it's not like everyone had an equal shot at them on the waiver wire. Both have capitalized on injuries to star teammates to become bona fide Fantasy studs.

The jury was still out on Sanu, I guess, prior to Week 8 against Baltimore, when he had five catches for 125 yards and two rushes for 27 yards. I say "I guess" because I didn't see much reason to doubt him after his three-catch, 54-yard effort in Week 7. Like Tate, he's had one so-so performance in a starring role but has gone for well more than 100 yards in every other chance.

Of course, like Tate, his time in the spotlight may be nearing an end. A.J. Green, who's recovering from a toe injury, said he was about 80 percent for Sunday's game, up from 40 percent in Week 7. Another week could bring that percentage to 100.

But again, Sanu was worth rostering on his own merits prior to Green's injury and now has an even better rapport with quarterback Andy Dalton. He's not an automatic sit if Green returns, but he's an automatic start if he doesn't.


Mohamed Sanu leads Bengals air attack in Week 8 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu served as Andy Dalton's primary option once again with A.J. Green sidelined Sunday, catching a team-high five passes on nine targets for 125 yards in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Baltimore in Week 8.

Sanu's highlight came on the first drive of the game, as the receiver executed a stab-and-grab on an overthrown ball to haul in a juggling catch before racking up yards after the catch en route to a 48-yard play. He also added 27 rushing yards on two carries, including a 26-yard scamper on a reverse from midfield. Sanu has 35 receptions for 533 yards and three touchdowns.

The rest of the Bengals performed well with their limited chances in the passing game. Tight end Jermaine Gresham caught all four of his targets for 34 yards, Greg Little caught three of his five targets for 42 yards and Brandon Tate added two more catches for 30 yards, helping Andy Dalton to deliver an excellent 9.5 yards-per-attempt mark.

The Bengals will face the Jaguars at home in Week 9.


Bengals struggles cost Mohamed Sanu


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Mohamed Sanu failed to make much of an impact in Week 7 against the Colts, but that might have been more the result of the Bengals' general offensive malaise than any failing on his part.

It is awfully hard to take anything from Sunday's game, as the Bengals were just out of sync all game long on offense. Sanu still racked up 54 yards on three receptions, and had nine passes thrown his way. Entering play Sunday, he had caught 67.5 percent of the passes thrown his way, so this is probably just a one-time issue.

Sanu is clearly the team's top option in the passing game with A.J. Green sidelined, but he cannot do it all by himself. Expect better from him in Week 8 against the Ravens. 


Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu snags three in shutout loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu led the Bengals in receiving yards Sunday against the host Colts. That's not saying much.

Sanu accounted for nearly half of the team's output through the air with 54 yards on three receptions. But he was targeted nine times. His afternoon was not made any more pleasant when he tried to pass the ball - the result was a sack.

Perhaps next Sunday against Baltimore will prove to be a nicer experience for Sanu.


Mohamed Sanu heads into difficult matchup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has played well in a larger role over the last two weeks and will try to stay on that roll when Cincy takes on the Colts in Week 7.

Sanu has been forced into a much larger role with A.J. Green's injury, and has responded with 15 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns over the last two games. With Green likely to sit out with a toe injury again Sunday, Sanu should get the chance to shine again in Week 7.

The Colts have done a solid job against opposing wide receivers this season, holding them to 14.3 Fantasy points per game. Individual receivers have notched just three double-digit Fantasy scoring games so far, although Andre Johnson did record 99 yards and a touchdown last week against the Colts.

The Bengals are down two of their top three receivers, so Sanu should continue to see plenty of work. Even against a tough matchup, his expected workload makes Sanu a solid starting option for Week 7.


Mohamed Sanu proves his worth


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/13/2014) It took a while -- prior to the Bengals' first drive of the fourth quarter, which ended with him scoring a touchdown, he had only three catches for 19 yards -- but Mohamed Sanu ultimately performed like a No. 1 wide receiver in the absence of A.J. Green Week 6 against Carolina, catching 10 passes for 120 yards. His 14 targets were twice as many as any other Bengal, and he was the go-to guy down the stretch, catching seven passes in the fourth quarter and overtime.

He was expected to excel after holding his own alongside Green in the Bengals' previous two games. He had five catches on nine targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 and five catches on eight targets for 44 yards in Week 3. He had three catches on four targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 -- another game Green missed (or mostly missed) due to injury.

With this performance, Sanu established himself as a must-start for however much time Green misses with his toe injury. There was some speculation late Sunday that Green would miss Week 7 at Indianapolis as well, so you should plan on starting Sanu again.


Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu has career outing with star WR out


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was the player who stepped up Sunday against the Panthers in the absence of A.J. Green, who was sidelined due to a toe injury. Sanu had a team-high 120 receiving yards and one touchdown on 11 catches during a 37-all tie Week 6.

Sanu did most of his damage after halftime, as he totaled just two catches for 13 yards in the first half. Sanu recorded his third touchdown of the season on a 34-yard reception in the fourth quarter, which tied the game at 24. 

Sanu could have had an even bigger performance Sunday, but he had a 34-yard reception in the second quarter called back due to an illegal shift penalty. He was targeted 15 times.

Sunday was the first time Sanu managed double-digit receptions in a game. It was also the first time he surpassed 100 yards in his career. The Bengals are back in action Week 7 at Indianapolis.


Mohamed Sanu sleeperific without A.J. Green


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who has been a significant part of the Bengals passing game even with A.J. Green healthy, could see a nice boost with Green (likely) sidelined by a toe injury Week 6 against Carolina.

Quarterback Andy Dalton leaned mostly on running back Giovani Bernard the last time Green missed significant time Week 2 against Atlanta, but when he went long, Sanu was his guy. The two hooked up for a 76-yard score in that one.

The Panthers are middle-of-the-road against the pass, so no matchup issues there. The only concern is how much the Bengals will want to throw with Green out, but Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard think his upside is high enough this week to make him a top 24 wide receiver.


Mohamed Sanu coexisting fine with A.J. Green


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) When Mohamed Sanu had 84 yards and a touchdown Week 2 against Atlanta, it seemed like just a byproduct of A.J. Green being sidelined by a sprained toe, but in two games with Green back in the lineup, Sanu has remained a regular part of the Bengals' passing game, getting at least eight targets in each.

He had a season-high nine Week 5 at New England and was about as productive as Green, catching five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. In standard CBSSports.com leagues, he has now scored double-digit Fantasy points in three straight games.

Sanu will never be to Fantasy owners what Green is, but he has good size and has delivered his share of big plays already this season. He won't be the most exciting waiver claim this week, but in leagues where wide receivers come at a premium, he might be a pretty nice find.


Mohamed Sanu accounts for third touchdown in four games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu beat Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard on a post route for a 37-yard touchdown Sunday night. The third-quarter score was Sanu's second receiving touchdown to go along with one passing touchdown this year.

Sanu drew a team-high nine targets as Andy Dalton shied away from Patriots top corner Darrelle Revis, who covered A.J. Green extensively. Sanu caught five balls for 70 yards, his second straight week with five catches. He'll play the Panthers in Week 6.


Mohamed Sanu throws touchdown in Week 3 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu caught five of his eight targets for 44 yards Sunday, but his big impact came on an 18-yard touchdown pass to starting quarterback Andy Dalton in his team's 33-7 Week 3 win over the Titans.

Sanu took a pitch from Dalton during the first quarter and ran right on an apparent sweep before turning around and floating a pass to the quarterback, who made a tough reception after the only defender on that side of the field whiffed on an interception/tackle attempt and took it to the house. Sanu has completed all four of his pass attempts in his three-year career, throwing for 166 yards and two touchdowns. He'll travel to New England to face the Patriots after the Bengals' Week 4 bye.


Mohamed Sanu throws a long one, catches another


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) With star wide receiver A.J. Green out for all but the Bengals' first drive of the game Week 2 against the Falcons, Mohamed Sanu took over the highlight reel -- or at least stole a couple frames from running back Giovani Bernard.

His biggest play was a 76-yard catch-and-run when quarterback Andy Dalton found him over the middle on an all-out blitz by the Falcons defense early in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown of the season and one of the Bengals' three on the day. He made his other big play with his arm, taking a pitch from Dalton late in the first quarter and chucking the ball 50 yards downfield to Brandon Tate.

Most of the Bengals' passing game went through Bernard, preventing any wide receiver from getting the majority of the looks, but Sanu led the way in yardage with 84 on three catches. He had four targets.

He'll look to further distinguish himself Week 3 against the Titans.


Mohamed Sanu makes little impact in opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu failed to make much of an impact in Week 1 against the Ravens Sunday, a 23-16 win.

Sanu hauled in four of the five passes thrown his way in the game, but managed to rack up just 36 yards in the game. He will hope for a better outcome when the Bengals take on the Falcons in Week 2.  


Mohamed Sanu a gamble in opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu enters his third season with the biggest expectations of his career, and the breakout candidate will look to get started on the right foot in Week 1 against the Ravens.

Sanu has the skills to be a big-play threat, but the 25-year-old averaged just a career-high 9.7 yards per catch a year ago. The Ravens held him entirely in check in two games a year ago, as he managed just four receptions for 38 yards. The Ravens were just middle of the pack at stopping opposing wide receivers last year, and most of the Bengals' offensive focus in those two games went toward A.J. Green rather than Sanu or the other secondary receivers.

Sanu had seven receptions for 126 yards in the preseason, a glimpse of the kind of big-play potential he has. Given his lack of overall track record, however, Sanu is a risky play for Week 1, but he makes sense as a high-upside roll-of-the-dice in deeper leagues.