RB - CHI - IR
Week 12 Outlook
The Chicago Bears are placing RB Tarik Cohen on season-ending IR with a torn ACL.
Fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on how RB (former WR) Cordarrelle Patterson is used in the offense moving forward. The recently named starting QB Nick Foles isn't a runner, and Patterson may benefit from the loss of Cohen and his vacated targets.
Bears' HC Matt Nagy confirmed on Monday that RB Tarik Cohen suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during their 30-26 win over the Falcons. Cohen will be placed on season-ending IR.
David Montgomery and Cordarrelle Patterson will both see an increase in carries and targets, as Cohen totaled nine targets and 14 carries through three games. Patterson will likely usurp second year back-up Ryan Nall, as he was already outpacing Cohen in carries (15) but held to only three targets. An increased target share and the floor he provides with his carries makes Patterson a great grab off the waiver wire.
The Bears fear RB Tarik Cohen tore his ACL in Sunday’s Week 2 contest against the Bears.
Cohen was injured calling a fair catch on a punt return. Falcons RB Brian Hill incidentally rolled into Cohen’s leg and the Bears fear Cohen tore his ACL on that play. He will undergo further testing to determine the official diagnosis. If Cohen is ruled out for the year, look for Cordarelle Patterson to become the Bears RB2 and see an expanded role in the offense.
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is being helped off the field with an apparent injury to his right knee.
He’s been ruled out and it appears he’s injured his right knee. There is no word on the severity of the injury but fantasy owners should expect David Montgomery to see an uptick in reps as the Bears pass-catching back if Cohen should miss time.
Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 12 yards and caught his only target for 15 yards in the Bears’ 17-13 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Cohen just signed a three-year extension, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the box score. The pass-catching specialist has seen his touches on the ground and through the air limited through two games this season, and it appears David Montgomery will be utilized as a true workhorse back in 2020. Cohen could have some value if he starts getting involved as a receiver, but he’s not a must-hold right now.