Bengals, Fantasy Owners, Could Hit Jackpot with Mohamed Sanu

J.P. Scott@TheJPScottSenior Analyst IJune 22, 2012

Back when Carson Palmer was tossing the ball to Chad Ochocinco and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, one could have made the argument that they were the best duo of receivers on one team in the NFL.

Don't look now, but Cincinnati may have outdone itself.

We all know A.J. Green and the potential he has to be one of the league's elite receivers. He was an integral part in the Bengal's surprise run to the playoffs. That said, how much do you know about Mohamed Sanu, the rookie from Rutgers who has all but locked up the No. 2 spot in Cincinnati?

Sanu was a one man show for Greg Schiano at Rutgers. He set the Big East mark for career receptions with 210. When he wasn't hauling in receptions, he was lining up at quarterback in the wildcat formation and driving teams crazy.

He possesses tight end-like strength, which makes it difficult for opposing cornerbacks to stifle him at the line of scrimmage. His athleticism combined with his strong hands make him a sure bet to win most jump balls.

In short, Sanu is a red zone nightmare, who combined with A.J. Green, provides Andy Dalton with arguably the best young duo of receivers in the game today.

With Sanu in the lineup, you can expect big things from Cincinnati and big fantasy numbers from him and all of the Bengal skill players this season.

I'd be confident spending a late-round pick on him as a No. 3 fantasy wideout or a solid flex guy.