With Marvin Jones on the PUP list with a hamstring injury, Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has taken full advantage of more snaps with the first-team offense.
According to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website, Sanu is "catching everything" and having a "monster camp." Hobson indicates that the coaches are using Sanu everywhere on the field and often. Sanu is "going to do everything but park cars," Hobson wrote Monday.
Sanu caught 47 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns. He finished third on the team in targets with 78, but six players in this offense saw at least 59. And that was a season in which where Andy Dalton threw 586 passes, eighth-most in the league. Dalton's attempts are going to come way down this season -- perhaps by as much as 30 percent. Sanu's targets, catches, and yards will come with them.
He is the No. 3 WR and perhaps the fourth or fifth option in Cincinnati. Unless Jones is out for an extended period, Sanu has microscopic fantasy value. This is another example of why you shouldn't buy into all of these rosy training camp stories that flood the football news wires during the summer hook, line, and sinker.