Cincinnati Bengals Camp Battle: Marvin Jones vs Mohamed Sanu
Last year Marvin Jones broke out in week eight catching four Andy Dalton touchdown passes. After that performance Jones became the number two receiver in Cincinnati, surpassing second round draft pick in 2012 Mohamed Sanu. Sanu has largely been a disappointment with the Bengals catching 63 balls for 609 yards and two touchdowns in two years of game action.
Going into training camp under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, it was expected for Jones to be on the field as the number two guy next to AJ Green, but an ankle injury has kept him off the field for most of camp. This has given Sanu an opportunity to impress his coaches, and he has not disappointed. Reports out of Bengals camp say Sanu has made a lot of acrobatic catches and has shown playmaking ability next to Green. With Jones returning from the ankle injury (but sat out the Bengals first preseason game) it will be interesting to see how Jones and Sanu are both used in the offense.
While I still expect Jones to be the number two receiver when the regular season opens, Sanu certainly has high fantasy upside in the Bengals pass oriented offense. Look to grab and stash Sanu late in deeper fantasy leagues, or look to pick him up on the waiver wire when the regular season begins.