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Mohamed Sanu is “way ahead of the curve” in his recovery from ankle surgery, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.
Sanu had ankle surgery this off-season and his recovery from ankle surgery is going better than expected. “I would tell you he's probably faster, quicker, leaner and in better shape now than prior to the surgery," said his trainer Hilton Alexander. "I would say he's way ahead of any doctor's knowledge or prediction where he would have been at this point. Way ahead of the curve." Sanu hauled in 26 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown across eight games for the Patriots in 2019. The 30-year-old is expected to be the WR2 for the Patriots, but will compete with Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry for targets. Sanu should be all systems go by the time training camp starts. He is currently 79th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Patriots WR Mohamed Sanu has shed the cast and boot from his surgically repaired ankle and has begun rehabbing in preparation for the upcoming season.
Sanu had off-season ankle surgery in March and it sounds like he’s progressing well from the procedure. He joined the Patriots mid-way through the 2019 season after being dealt by the Falcons. He played eight games with Tom Brady in New England, recording just 26 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown. Sanu will look to build a rapport with either Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer in his ninth season in the NFL. The Patriots passing attack will undoubtedly take a big hit this season, so don’t count on Sanu to offer much value in fantasy leagues. He’s currently ranked #80 in FantasyPros consensus WR rankings.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Mohamed Sanu requires off-season ankle surgery.
Sanu suffered a high-ankle sprain shortly after landing with the Patriots mid-season and it likely had a big effect on his box score results. Sanu caught just 12 passes for 99 scoreless yards over his final five regular season games in New England. 2020 will be Sanu's age-31 season.
Mohamed Sanu caught one of his five targets for 11 yards in the Patriots' Wild Card loss to the Titans.
Sanu has very much not been worth his acquisition price of a second-round pick thus far, and had a dud of a game to close out the season. Sanu will need an increased role to be a strong fantasy option for 2020, especially with questions about the quarterback situation very much in play. Sanu is signed for one more season with no dead cap, so he could even be a cut candidate.
Mohamed Sanu caught three of his five targets for 35 yards in the Patriots' Week 17 loss to the Dolphins.
Sanu was used lightly but converted a few nice catches in timely situations for the Patriots. While he has yet to pay off for the second-round pick price tag, he has been a fine role player and helped cement the wide receiver room that was sorely in need. Sanu will likely remain a low-upside role player through the playoffs.
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