WR - FA
Week 8 Outlook
The 49ers are releasing WR Mohamed Sanu, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Sanu signed a one-year deal with the 49ers in mid-September. With the return of wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and Richie James getting healthy, the 49ers ultimately decided to move on from Sanu. The veteran WR will look to latch onto another team during the regular season. Sanu hauled in one reception for nine yards over three games for the 49ers this year.
Mohamed Sanu hauled in his only target for nine yards during the 49ers' Week 3 win over the Giants.
Sanu was barely involved in the 49ers' offense on Sunday and is clearly not going to see a large role for the time being. It will only get more difficult for him to produce, however, as Deebo Samuel (foot) and George Kittle (knee) could return any week, further crowding this 49ers' receiving room. Sanu will not be a recommended fantasy option for the teams Week 4 matchup against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football.
Mohamed Sanu did not record a catch or a target in his first game in a 49ers' uniform.
Sanu's signing will likely make more of an impact in the 49ers' locker room than in fantasy. Although he does have experience in Kyle Shanahan's offense, it may take a game or two for the 31-year-old vet to get adjusted to his new team before his number is called on the field, but his fantasy production should be a far cry from his days in Atlanta. Those looking for wide receiver depth should look elsewhere for the time being.
New 49ers WR Mohamed Sanu is active and will make his debut today for San Francisco.
Sanu was cut by the Patriots during the preseason and picked up by Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers last week. After going through the proper COVID-19 protocols, Sanu is active and is ready to roll Sunday against the Jets. It’s not advisable to start him today as his workload could be limited as he learns the playbook and builds rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo.
49ers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who only recently signed with the team but has previously played for head coach Kyle Shanahan, is expected to suit up for San Francisco in their Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets.
The 49ers are banged up at wide receiver and Sanu has familiarity with Shanahan's offense, but starting him in fantasy this week is unwise outside of deeper leagues.