5. Mohamed Sanu
Playing Hurt: Mohamed Sanu (2 catches, 22 receiving yards: 2.20 points)
Reports came in before the game that Mohamed Sanu was going to be playing through a separated shoulder. Hopefully fantasy owners saw the news and promptly removed him from their lineups.
It was the Julio Jones show throughout the day, and the 2016 free agent signing took a back seat to arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL.
Sanu was kept quiet throughout the first half, but then had a huge 18-yard catch on 3rd and 10 to move the chains in the third quarter. That drive ended up resulting in a 42-yard Austin Hooper touchdown.
The Rutgers product also had a nice block on Julio Jones’ 75-yard touchdown catch, but you don’t get fantasy points for blocking.
Analysis: Sanu obviously isn’t quite at 100% yet. Keep monitoring his shoulder injury throughout the coming weeks. He should be firmly planted on your bench next week against the Denver Broncos, as Julio Jones is really the only startable Falcons WR in that match-up.