Start or Sit Mohamed Sanu in Fantasy Football Week Six?
Five weeks of the NFL season are in the books. This means that in most leagues, we have only eight weeks left of the fantasy football regular season. The bad news is that for some of us, the season is already over one-third gone. The good news is that we still have nearly two-thirds of the season left. Time to dig ourselves out of holes and make a serious run at the fantasy football playoffs. In order to help you with your fantasy football decisions, Football Absurdity keys in on some players every week on the fringes of startability and helps you decide what you should do with them. This week, we take a look at whether you should start or sit Mohamed Sanu, as the Atlanta Falcons face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Calvin Ridley in his back-to-back multi-touchdown games, Mo Sanu quietly sat in the wings, racking up targets and air yards, while waiting for his moment to strike. He’s had a ton of opportunity volume over the last few weeks: He out-targeted Ridley (23-19) while maintaining a nearly identical yards-per-reception. While Ridley has a deeper average depth of target, he had a much lower YAC than Sanu. Jam it all together, and you see that Ridley and Sanu were almost identical producers since Matt Ryan got his head on straight, except Ridley received the touchdowns.
Mo Sanu gets a great matchup this week as he takes on his divisional foe, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They’ve been overwhelmingly terrible against the wide receiver in the first four games this year, yielding the second-most fantasy points to them. There’s a lot of ways to slice-and-dice how bad they are against receivers, but yielding nine touchdowns to them in four games is probably the most succinct way to put it. Secondary receivers to great WRs have also had massive games already this year (Ted Ginn, JuJu, and Taylor Gabriel all went off). The Buccos don’t have a great secondary, meaning they sell out to stop the #1. This leaves the #2 wide open. Mo Sanu has been filling that role very well in his career, first with A.J. Green and now with Julio Jones.
Mohamed Sanu takes on a divisional foe as the Falcons & Buccaneers square off. He’s been getting his due share of targets and yardage, and he gets a sub-optimal opponent to chew up and spit out. With a bunch of good wide receiver options on Bye this week, it should be a great time to fire up Sanu. If you’re wondering if you should start or sit Mohamed Sanu this week, this is a great time to start him.
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