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|Chosen in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft, Sanu has an opportunity to compete for a starting spot as a rookie on a Bengals team desperate to find a solid starting option opposite A.J. Green. Coming out of Rutgers, Sanu has solid size at 6’2”, 210 pounds and is considered strictly a possession receiver given his inability to consistently get separation from defenders and the low average yards per catch he had in college. He has solid hands and will challenge for a spot outside although there is a chance he could also be used in the slot. With A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham expected to eat up plenty of targets, Sanu rates as little more than a late round flier in redraft leagues provided he puts together a solid preseason.
| Julio Jones held out of practice Thursday -- Thu Sep 22 5:25 pm --|
Making "good progress" after suffering calf injury in Week 2
|Falcons All-Pro WR Julio Jones, who had a player fall on the back of his calf with 5:02 to play in the Oakland game, did not practice on Thursday.
“He’s making good progress as we are going,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He’s able to participate in some of the walk-throughs to get moving around.”
Quinn expects Jones to play against the New Orleans Saints on Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)|
FF Today's Take: Jones is no stranger to playing hurt, but there doesn't appear to be much concern (yet) about his status for Week 3. He's a WR1 every week he hits the field, but it should be noted he has seen a total of 13 targets through two weeks - a number he hit or surpassed in a single game eight times last season and the same number Mohamed Sanu has. Unless he encounters some kind of setback, he is a must-start versus New Orleans on Monday Night Football.
|Tyler Boyd looks like a starter in Cincinnati -- Tue Aug 23 11:16 am --|
Rookie now "unquestioned leader" in battle for No. 2 WR
|On Monday, the Bengals lined up rookie wide receiver Tyler Boyd in a variety of ways during practice. With Marvin Jones (Lions) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) out of Cincinnati, Boyd could have an immediate fantasy impact. (Bengals.com)|
FF Today's Take: Seven-year veteran Brandon LaFell returns to practice this week with a damaged ligament in his hand after a 10-day absence, but Boyd is the unquestioned leader in the clubhouse as they get set to gauge LaFell in Sunday’s dress rehearsal in Jacksonville. Boyd could make a very sneaky late-round WR pick with massive upside.