Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Royce Freeman or Tarik Cohen

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 23# 27-
Best Rank# 14# 17-
Worst Rank# 28# 36-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NE at ARI-
Matchup Rank161-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att2129.4
Rush Yds94.9129.6
Rush TD0.11.4
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total52.947.3-
Avg Game10.67.9-
Avg Projection9.27.8-
Week 616.12.2-
    
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  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at GB
5 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
15 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. SEA
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
8 rush, 28 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at ARI
5 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
at BAL
13 rush, 53 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TB
13 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
8 tar, 7 rec, 121 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
8 rush, 67 yds, 1 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at NYJ
5 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 3 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at MIA
5 rush, 31 yds, 1 td
9 tar, 7 rec, 90 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
9 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. NE at ARI
Week 8 vs. NYJ at KC
Week 9 at BUF vs. HOU
Week 10 vs. DETBYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. MIN at LAC
Week 12 at DET vs. PIT
Week 13 at NYG at CIN
Week 14 vs. LAR at SF
Week 15 vs. GB vs. CLE
Week 16 at SF at OAK
Week 17 at MIN vs. LAC
  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts6.910.6
Rush Yards30.743.6
Rush TDs0.30.4
   
Receiving
   
Receptions4.01.1
Rec Yards36.08.3
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.27.8
   
  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
2018 Points 
Week 14.17.1
Week 22.58.8
Week 36.811.8
Week 423.412.7
Week 54.7
Week 616.12.2
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
2018 Targets 
Week 140
Week 211
Week 331
Week 480
Week 54
Week 690
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Tarik Cohen
RB - CHI
Tarik Cohen
vs. NE, Sun 1pm EDT
Royce Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
at ARI, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Cohen has slowly been chipping away at Jordan Howard's snaps each week this season to the point where it is almost a direct time split now. This makes Cohen startable in your flex most weeks, but this week is even better because of the matchup and projected game script versus New England.Freeman isn't always startable, but tonight he can be used in the flex because of Denver's matchup against the Cardinals' abysmal run defense. He is by no means a must-start, but if you need to replace a running back who has a bye this week, Freeman will do the trick.
Elisha Twerski
Cheesehead TV
 Nine running backs have scored 8 or more standard points against Arizona this season. Freeman is a decent bye week fill-in.
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
 Freeman has failed to reach double digit touches for three straight weeks, cementing his status as a touchdown-dependent RB3/flex option. That said, Arizona allows more fantasy points to RBs than any other team, so the possibility certainly exists that flexing Freeman could pay off this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The Patriots have allowed 16 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown to running backs over the last two weeks, which was highlighted by Nyheim Hines' 7/45/0 and Hunt's 5/105/1 through the air. Cohen is looking more and more like an every-week RB2/3 player who can be compared to someone like Chris Thompson or a James White-lite. It's fair to say that nobody knows what's going on in this backfield, as we went from just five to nine carries for Freeman in Weeks 5 and 6, while Lindsay saw his numbers dip from 12 carries to just four last week. For whatever reason, they've averaged just 23.3 carries per game as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. These two running backs should be getting more touches, especially this week against a Cardinals defense that's allowed the most fantasy points per game to running backs. Their opponents have averaged a massive 34.3 rushing attempts per game, which leads the NFL, as no other team allows more than 29.7 carries per game. They've now allowed a combined 10 touchdowns to running backs, so it's possible we see both Lindsay and Freeman find the end zone this week. There's just one issue, however. Their Pro Bowl left guard Ron Leary went down with a torn Achilles last week, which is a massive blow to their offensive line. The Vikings have had plenty of offensive line problems but were able to push through that against the Cardinals last week for 172 yards on 27 carries, so you should still feel semi-confident using Freeman as a low-end RB2.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Cohen demands starting attention after registering 295 yards and two touchdowns on 31 touches (14 receptions) in the last two games. He played nearly half the snaps each time, and that could rise in a pass-happy game script against New England if Jordan Howard's goal-line fumble pushes him further out of favor. The Patriots have allowed 12 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown to Nyheim Hines and Kareem Hunt in consecutive weeks, so Cohen is a borderline standard top-20 choice who rises above Howard in the PPR rankings. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
New England is 17th against fantasy running backs and Cohen's usages seems to be on the uptick. He is an upside RB2 play, especially in PPR leagues. Freeman should have flex value, as he is likely to score a touchdown against the awful Cardinals run defense.