Texans vs. Falcons: 3 Players to watch in Week 5
1. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons
Mohamed Sanu isn’t Julio Jones, but the player the Houston Texans better be very worried about is Sanu. The Texans had better have a solid game plan for not only Jones, but Sanu too, because he could be the reason that Houston falls to below .500 on the season.
Sanu is the second-most targeted wide receiver for the Falcons and the third-most targeted player in 2019. In four games, Sanu has 31 targets, with 24 receptions for 239 yards, averaging 10 yards per reception. Though Sanu has no touchdowns thus far in ‘19 he does have 93 yards after the catch and 12 first down receptions.
Sanu won’t get top billing from the Texans on Sunday, and let’s be honest, the secondary of Houston isn’t the greatest as they’ve had their issues this season. The Texans are 20th in the NFL in passing yards allowed at 259 yards per game, and the secondary has no interceptions, so don’t expect Matt Ryan to take it easy on the Houston secondary.
So, keep a close eye on Sanu this Sunday, because if he gets into a rhythm, he could be the leading receiver for the Falcons and might even be able to score his first touchdown of the season.