Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen

Height: 5' 6"Weight: 181 lbsAge: 22College: North Carolina A&TDrafted: #119 (4th Rd. by Chicago)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #21
Projection 8.3 pts


Tarik Cohen with eight catches against Tampa Bay

Tarik Cohen caught eight of his nine targets out of the backfield for 55 yards to go with a paltry 13 yards on seven carries against the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Cohen, while not looking good, looked much better than Jordan Howard on Sunday. Howard was also seen wearing a sling after the game and had been battling a shoulder injury. If he has to miss any time, Cohen should instantly become an RB2, and will continue to have value and eat into Howard's workload even if the latter remains healthy.

Dominick Petrillo3 days ago
Tarik Cohen explodes in season debut

The Bears seemed to have one offensive weapon on Sunday and his name is Tarik Cohen. Cohen not only carried the ball five times for 66 yards, he also caught eight balls for 47 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

Cohen led the team in catches, targets and receiving yards. That goes to show how good he can be, but it also shows how bad the Bears wide receivers are right now. What is worse is that Kevin White is now likely out for the season. With White going down, this could open up more passing plays for Cohen. Cohen is a waiver wire target if still available and will hold stand-alone value all season.

Tarik Cohen only saw one carry on Sunday

Tarik Cohen did not play much in the Bears' third preseason game. In fact, he only saw one carry, which he turned into a five-yard gain.

Fantasy Impact

The Bears had seen enough from Cohen and did not want to play him more than they needed to on Sunday. This proves how well Cohen has been in camp and the previous two games. Look for him to hold stand-alone value in fantasy formats and is worth a late round pick.

Tarik Cohen shines in his preseason debut

The Bears drafted Tarik Cohen because they saw something in him most other teams did not. He showed what he could do against the Broncos on Thursday. Cohen carried the ball seven times for 39 yards. He also added a punt return for 17 yards. Cohen should see time in sub-packages this season and also as a third-down back.

Fantasy Impact

Cohen has more value in dynasty leagues or leagues with 16 or more teams. He is going to hold most of his value in PPR leagues, but he showed he can turn the corner against Broncos on Thursday. He is likely to be the only back outside of Jordan Howard who holds some stand-alone value.

Tarik Cohen a third down back in 2017?

Chicago Bears head coach John Fox told the media rookie running back Tarik Cohen's versatility makes him uniquely suited for a third-down role on offense" this season. "Well, he's a joker back," Fox said via ESPN. "I think third down, it's just another matchup, this game's about matchups. We weren't nearly as successful as we needed to be on third down a year ago, so people call it a joker back. It's got a lot of different names, but you see similar roles around the league that we really haven't had."

Fantasy Impact

Cohen, often referred to as the "human joystick," could be employed as Chicago's third down back in 2017. The Sproles-esqe rusher will likely be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses at the pro level, especially as a receiver out of the backfield. Although Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Benny Cunningham are currently slated ahead of him on the Bears' depth chart, Cohen should still garner fantasy value this season. Target him in the latter portion of fantasy drafts as a deep sleeper flex option.