4. Mohamed Sanu
An excellent first game as a Falcon: Mohamed Sanu (5 catches, 80 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 2-point conversion: 16.0 points)
Sanu earned the big bucks to come in and take the pressure off of Julio Jones, as a WR2, for the birds. It was mission accomplished in the first week.
With Jones heavily bracketed throughout the first half and most of the game, the Rutgers University product took full advantage of the one on one opportunities he received.
The pinnacle of Sanu’s day was when he beat CB Brent Grimes for a 5-yard touchdown pass, which represented the first TD of the season.
Unfortunately, there was some bad which came with the good. That came in the form of a slip and crucial 3rd down drop on the final drive of the game, which came with the Falcons down 7 and the clock winding down. Sanu ended up getting hurt on the play and was seen “limping heavily” afterward.
Analysis: Just like with Jones, Sanu’s injury is something to monitor throughout the course of the week. If he’s able to play without any limitations next week, consider Sanu a low-end WR2/high end flex against Oakland. He should be owned in every league.