With the 2013 NFL season on the horizon, fantasy football is starting up as well, and NFL Mocks did a great preview piece on the Cincinnati Bengals and their players who will make an impact on fantasy rosters this year.
If you’ve been reading up on fantasy football in 2013, then seeing the usual suspects of A.J. Green, Jermaine Gresham and Giovani Bernard on this list will come as no surprise. But as far as potential sleepers go, they went with second-year receiver Mohamed Sanu for their pick:
After being selected in the third round in 2012, Mohamed Sanu played in just eight games as a rookie, but had four touchdowns in just 16 total catches on the season. Sanu has impressive size and should open camp as the #2 receiver on the depth chart in Cincinnati, but he won’t be forgotten.
Although the Bengals have A.J. Green, Jermain Gresham, and 2013 first rounder Tyler Eifert, Sanu has a chance to be a sleeper that could rack up something like 60 catches for 800 yards and maybe 6-8 touchdowns. He might not go off for a lot of fantasy points, but he could be a valuable waiver wire pickup at some point this season, and could possibly emerge as a legitimate FLEX option or potential low end #2 receiver.
Either way, I really liked Sanu coming out of college, and I know it’s going to take time for him to come along, but Andy Dalton certainly has a lot of weapons to get the ball to and Sanu is not lacking in the talent department.