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WR Mohamed Sanu - Atlanta Falcons

6-2, 211Born: 8-22-1989College: RutgersDrafted: Round 3, pick 2012

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Mohamed Sanu's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 17 vs TB (10 / 7 / 90 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

He earned a target on a fin route on third and two, but the defender over top cut off the ball from trail to set up a third consecutive Atlanta punt. Sanu earned 13 yards on a smoke screen to the right side and he took it through traffic for the first down. He earned a short out for eight yards with 46 seconds left in the half as Tampa gave Atlanta room to nickel-and-dime its way up the field. Sanu threw a reverse pass to Ryan for a touchdown up the right flat on third and goal. He earned about 15 yards on a bootleg pass in the open zone up the right flat for a first down. He earned seven yards on a wide receiver screen to start a drive in the middle of the fourth quarter after Tampa closed the gap to five points. Sanu ran a quarterback keeper on third and two for a first down in the middle of the fourth quarter. He earned eight yards at the two-minute warning on a screen to the left flat to get Atlanta into field-goal range.

2018 Week 16 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec, 2 / 29 / 0 rush)

He converted a third down on the opening drive from a stack formation running a sharp over route and earning another six yards after the catch. Sanu earned 24 yards on a Wildcat keeper that he took up the middle and then bounced ot the sideline around the cornerback to the Carolina 16 later in the drive. On first and goal from the three, he was targeted wide on a fade route. He earned a shallow cross during the second quarter for 5-6 yards to set up a third and two. Sanu earned a target on a hook route early in the third quarter on third down but the defensive back cut off the route to force a punt. He scored on an over route where he slowed down just enough to avoid the coverage on the other side of the field and turned the reception up field for a 44-yard score. Sanu earned seven yards early in the fourth quarter on another crossing route against tight coverage

2018 Week 15 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)

He earned a first down from the slot on a 16-yard completion on a break to the flat against zone but an illegal shift nullified the play. David Amerson hit his head on Sanu's shoulder during the play and was assisted off the field. Sanu dropped a route in the flat early in the second half on a play after Ryan underthrew a target to the receiver with pressure in his face. He earned his second catch at the end of the third quarter on a comeback. H3 earned close to 20 yards over the middle on a slant to get Atlanta into the red zone early in the fourth quarter.

2018 Week 14 vs GB (8 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)

Ryan found Sanu while climbing the pocket under pressure on third and eight. He hit Sanu settling over the middle for the first down. Ryan found Sanu once again for a third-down conversion in a heavily-trafficked area with Julio Jones supplying a pick on third down in Packers territory during its second drive. Sanu earned a 12-ayrd gain in the left flat on a hook route setting up a short hitch to Jones for a short touchdown to get the game within 20 early in the foruth quarter. The snap bounces off Sanu's leg as he motioned across the formation in the red zone with Atlanta trying to get within two scores in mid-fourth quarter and the Packers recover.

2018 Week 13 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

He earned 11 yards with his first catch midway through the third quarter on a crossing route against zone on 2nd and 12. On the next play, he was the Wildcat quarterback and attempted a deep seam route to Jones but overthrew the pass and led to a third punt for the day. Sanu worked up the middle on a short catch after Baltimore's sack-fumble-touchdown return in the middle of the fourth quarter. He was seldom a factor in the offense today.

2018 Week 12 vs NO (4 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Ryan found Sanu on an over route near the left hash on 3rd and 10 for a first down during Atlanta's first series. Sanu followed up with a deep cross from Ryan from midfield on a play-action pass to the Saints' 12 yard-line. Ryan found Sanu to begin the second drive with a crossing route against a linebacker's tight coverage for a first down. Sanu earned the first down on a wildcat keeper early in the fourth quarter. He had some meaningful plays and solid production for a third receiver.

2018 Week 11 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Ryan found Ridley on a quick slant against a corner blitz on the opening play of the second quarter. Ryan threw the ball a little behind the receiver, who earned 14 and a first down. Ridley earned about five yards on a toss play from the backfield. Ryan found Ridley for 18 yards on a deep out early in the fourth series. Ridley let a crossing route through his hands while down by three on an RPO that landed in Leighton Vander Esch's mitts for the interception into Atlanta territory early in the fourth quarter. Ezekiel Elliott scored up the middle from 23 yards to pad the lead. He was wide open for a six-yard gain on a short out to midfield late in the game.

2018 Week 10 vs CLE (8 / 6 / 47 / 0 rec)

He caught a sit route on third-down early in the second quarter to set up a 48-yard field goal. Sanu fumbled the ball on the third play of the second half on a short pass from Ryan who was under pressure early in the pass play and Cleveland recovered the ball inside Atlanta territory. Sanu gained six yards in the left flat late in the third quarter and then followed with an impressive catch on a crossing route between three defenders for the first down.

2018 Week 9 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

He converted a third-and-seven out route for 12 yards on a rub route with Julio Jones during the first drive. He also converted a 3rd-and-10 up the middle late in the half. He later made a huge catch against tight coverage wrapped at his back for a third-down conversion. After a 47-yard pass interference penalty on Josh Norman, Sanu caught a route in the right flat and scored but a holding penalty nullified the play.

2018 Week 7 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

He converted a third and long with a 13-yard gain on a shallow cross against the Giants' middle linebacker Alec Ogletree.

2018 Week 6 vs TB (2 / 2 / 46 / 1 rec)

He scored on his first target, a 35-yard over route that many tight ends run in other offense but often given to Sanu, who ran by his coverage up the right seam and then broke a tackle inside the five to stretch for the goal line. Sanu earned a third-down conversion, winning an option route with a one-handed grab in the second quarter. Sanu missed the second half with a hip injury.

2018 Week 5 vs PIT (7 / 4 / 73 / 1 rec)

He earned a first down on a receiver screen early in the second quarter to get Atlanta near midfield. Sanu earned a 43-yard touchdown as the inside trips receiver running through an open seam and beating the safety's angle for a huge gain. Sanu broke a tackle on a catch up the flat and backed his way inside the Steelers five.

2018 Week 4 vs CIN (9 / 6 / 111 / 0 rec)

Ryan overshot Sanu on a crossing route in Bengals territory early in the second quarter. Two plays later, Ryan climbed the pocket and found the receiver across the middle for a first down. Ryan found Sanu against the blitz in the left flat late in the half to earn a first down near midfield. On the next play, Ryan found Sanu on that crossing route where they misconnected earlier for a 36-yard gain across midfield. Sanu earned 111 yards by the fourth quarter, going over the century mark with a crossing route to begin a drive in the middle of the fourth quarter. Sanu came up limping on a rute up the right flat targeted in the end zone and had to leave the field. He returned a play later.

2018 Week 3 vs NO (7 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)

He began the game with a short out for a first down in the first quarter. Sanu made a great catch reaching for the ball over the middle on the move to reach the Atlanta 49 early in the third quarter. Ryan tried to squeeze a ball on the run in the tight pocket to Sanu against linebacker A.J. Klein but could not reach the receiver, setting up a 3rd and 13. He took a short out up the left sideline after breaking a tackle, reaching midfield after the catch late in the third quarter. P.J. Williams committed defensive pass interference in the red zone against Sanu on a pivot route breaking inside. Sanu scored off a personal foul penalty that negated a field goal and put Atlanta inside the three. Sanu worked to the right front pylon on a sprint right for the touchdown. Sanu then worked back to Ryan for the two-point conversion to go up by seven.

2018 Week 2 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)

Atlanta tried to earn a first down on a third and one read-option play with Sanu at quarterback but Luke Kuechly read the play, penetrated into the backfield, and tackled Sanu for a loss, resulting in a 43-yard Matt Bryant field goal. He earned his first catch in the fourth quarter on a drag route off play action for a first down on a smart third-down play.

2018 Week 1 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 18 / 0 rec)

Ryan was wide of Sanu on a pass to the left intermediate hash to begin the second series. Sanu converted a third down in the red zone on an in-cut to make a catch over the middle.


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