Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen

RB - CHI
Height: 5' 6"Weight: 191 lbsAge: 24College: North Carolina A&TDrafted: #119 (4th Rd. by Chicago)

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #39
Projection 7.7 pts

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Tarik Cohen does little in win

Tarik Cohen rushed four times for 18 yards and caught two of five targets for seven yards in the Bears’ 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Cohen managed just 25 yards on six total touches and finished second in targets to only Allen Robinson (seven). He doesn’t have much involvement in the ground game, though his role in the passing game seems secure.

Zachary HanshewSep 16, 2019
Tarik Cohen catches eight passes in loss

Tarik Cohen caught eight of 10 targets for 49 yards in the Bears’ 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Cohen wasn't utilized as a rusher at all, and he had no carries in the contest. He saw a lot of his work in the fourth quarter as the Bears tried to overcome a late-game deficit. His abilities as a receiver make Cohen a solid PPR flex, but his lack of involvement in the offense elsewhere caps his fantasy upside.

Zachary Hanshew2 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen over-worked in 2018?

Bears HC Matt Nagy told the press that he believes "probably gave Tarik Cohen a little bit too much" work in 2018. ‘‘We moved [Cohen] around a lot last year, and I do feel like there was a time — probably later in the season — where we probably gave him a little bit too much,’’ Nagy said via the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘And when you mentally drain them, it pulls them back physically.’’

Fantasy Impact

This isn't the first offseason report suggesting Cohen will see fewer touches in 2019. Pair that with the fact that the Bears signed Mike Davis and drafted David Montgomery and it looks like Cohen is shaping up to be one of the riskier backs to take in the mid-single-digit rounds of fantasy drafts.

Tarik Cohen could see fewer touches in 2019

The Chicago Tribune believes Bears RB Tarik Cohen "might not get as many touches as he has as a running back" due to the additions of Mike Davis and David Montgomery in 2019.

Fantasy Impact

The Paper suggests that the Bears want to use Montgomery and Davis at running back as Cohen has a "different skill set as a wide receiver," which could limit his touches as a back this season. However, Cohen is a proven versatile asset out of the backfield who can also make explosive plays as a receiver and any time he gets his hands on the ball. While he will retain a role, it is unclear just how much of one he will have, which makes him a risky fantasy play as long as both Montgomery and Davis are healthy and productive.

Tarik Cohen doesn't expect his role to change in 2019

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Tarik Cohen said he doesn't expect his role in the Bears offense to change this season.

Fantasy Impact

Chicago overhauled their backfield a bit this off-season, trading away Jordan Howard while bringing in veteran Mike Davis and rookie David Montgomery. Bears coach Matt Nagy is creative enough to put Cohen in positions to succeed even on limited touches, but it's possible Davis and Montgomery steal some work. Cohen totaled over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns as a 23-year-old last year.