4. Mohamed Sanu
Fantasy disappointment of the day: Mohamed Sanu (3 catches, 19 receiving yards, 0 touchdowns: 1.9 points)
Well, it wasn’t an all around perfect fantasy day for Falcons players, as Mohamed Sanu followed up his strong debut with a fantasy dud.
Sanu took full advantage of the double coverage on Julio Jones in week 1, but failed to do so in week 2. Instead, Matt Ryan spread the ball around to nine different targets, and Sanu had the fewest fantasy points among all of them.
The 2016 free agent signing had two redzone catches, one from the 5-yard line and one from the 10-yard line, but he failed to score. Sanu’s big moment of the game was a 15-yard catch on 3rd down late in the 4th quarter – a play which basically sealed the game.
Analysis: This game really demonstrated the hierarchy of Atlanta’s weapons in the passing game – Julio Jones is on top, and then there’s everyone else. Sanu will have some big games, like the one in week 1, but due to Matt Ryan’s proficiency in spreading the ball around, those games will be more anomaly than anything else.
Against the Saints consider Sanu as a flex option. But after a game which saw him catch for just 19 yards out of Ryan’s 369 total passing yards, it would be wise to look elsewhere if you’re in a position to do so.