What Mohamed Sanu‘s Signing With San Francisco Means For Dynasty Owners?
The former Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots wide receiver has a new home. On Tuesday, Mohamed Sanu agreed to a 1-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers. He should immediately move to the top of the San Francisco wide receiver depth chart. I’ll tell you why he’s worth an add to your dynasty league roster and the impact he could have this season.
Injured Wide Receiver Room
In week 1, the most targeted wide receiver was Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor who both had five targets. The 49ers are very very thin and inexperienced at wide receiver and needed help in the worst way. Here’s a look at their current injury report for their wide receivers and we’re going into week 2. OUCH!
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As you can see, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t been able to establish much chemistry with his wide receivers. His most reliable pass catcher is tight end George Kittle, who was also injured in week 1 with a knee sprain.
The 31-year old receiver has played for three teams Cincinnati, Atlanta, and New England with the 49ers being his fourth. He spent four years in Cincinnati, three and a half years in Atlanta, and half a season in New England. For his career, Sanu has 403 receptions on 609 targets for 4,507 yards and 26 touchdowns. His best season came in 2014 when he had 56 receptions on 98 targets for 790 yards and 5 touchdowns. He’s only played all 16 games once in his career and that was in 2018. Additionally, he’s never had more than five receiving touchdowns, twice, in his career.
Fantasy Outlook For 2020-21 Season
Mohamed has experience with Kyle Shanahan’s offense, from his time in Atlanta. This should make his learning curve very small. Additionally, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw the ball 33 times last week. If that’s to keep up he’s going to need someone reliable to target. Luckily for the 49ers and Sanu they play at the Jets and Giants the next two weeks. Followed by home games against the Eagles and Dolphins in weeks four and five before playing the Rams in week six. That’s plenty of time for him and Jimmy to develop a chemistry.
Sanu was released earlier this off-season from New England due to an ankle injury that didn’t heal enough for their liking. As long as his ankle holds up I think he can have a solid season for the 49ers and dynasty owners. He should be someone that dynasty owners look to add, especially in deep leagues. I don’t recommend starting him however, this week unless you’re desperate. I see Sanu as a low end wide receiver three/four this season.