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  Bears | Tarik Cohen lands on injured reserve    Tue Sep 29, 05:05 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a torn anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Bears signed Artavis Pierce from the practice squad to fill his spot on the roster.

Footballguys view: Cohen's season is over due to this knee injury. The team has David Montgomery as the lead back and without Cohen they'll use more Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall in change-of-pace roles.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen done for the year    Mon Sep 28, 02:27 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 28.

Footballguys view: Cohen just got a new contract from the Bears about a week ago and now will be done for the 2020 season. The Bears now move forward continuing with David Montgomery as their lead back but Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall will work as reserve runners. Cohen should be ready around the start of the 2021 season, although the Bears will likely take it easy on him in next year's training camp.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen believed to have torn ACL    Sun Sep 27, 05:32 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (knee) is feared to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the Week 3 game, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen sees six touches in win    Sun Sep 20, 08:43 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 12 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants while adding a catch for 15 yards on his only target.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen receives contract extension    Sun Sep 20, 08:02 AM

The Chicago Bears agreed to a three-year contract extension with RB Tarik Cohen Sunday, Sept. 20. The deal is worth at least $17.25 million in new money (at $5.75 million annually) but could be worth at least $18.25 million (at $6.093 million annually).

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen near new deal    Sat Sep 19, 12:50 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen and the team are close to agreeing on a contract extension and it could get done Saturday, Sept. 19, following a week of 'fruitful discussions,' according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: A fourth-round pick out of North Carolina A&T in the 2017 NFL draft, Cohen has worked well as a receiving back and change-of-pace back for the Bears. He's not in line to get huge money, so it will be interesting to see what kind of contract the team puts together.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals nine touches    Sun Sep 13, 09:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed seven times for 41 yards in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions and he added two grabs for six yards on his two touches.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen improving durability    Tue Jun 16, 03:01 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen admitted recently he didn't take good enough care of his body in 2019 and is working this offseason to be better prepared for the wear and tear. ''I've been doing yoga now, stretching more often and just like the small training room - in-house things you do to keep your body durable,'' Cohen said. ''And to keep the wear-and-tear of the season off of you longer. I really slacked on that.'

Footballguys view: Cohen is a small-but-compact player so injuries and durability are always going to be a concern. He didn't stand out in the Bears backfield in 2019, and many are blaming QB Mitchell Trubisky for the offensive woes. We'll see if Nick Foles can win the starting job from Trubisky in training camp and if that helps out the Bears offense. Cohen is a frequently targeted part of the passing game, and if more efficient as a pass-catcher we could see him pay off as a deep flex option in PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen part of the plan    Mon Jun 15, 09:55 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is part of the team's plans in the offseason to try to restore his performance after he averaged just 5.77 yards per reception last season. A player has only caught 70 balls and averaged fewer yards once in NFL history. Cohen also had nine drops. Cohen said his body deteriorated more - and faster - toward the end of the season. His hips were tight and, because of that, his lower back hurt. Cohen said he has been doing yoga and stretching more often this offseason.

Footballguys view: We'll see if the Bears offense looks different in 2020. They didn't get as much as they wanted last year from either Cohen or his backfield mate David Montgomery. The team is going to have a competition for the starting quarterback position so perhaps Nick Foles (if he wins the job) can help this team perform at a higher level on offense. Cohen is a RB4 for Fantasy GMs in PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen inefficient in red zone    Sat Jun 6, 05:40 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught 73 of 98 targets in 2019, but he caught just five of nine red-zone targets.

Footballguys view: Cohen will continue to be targeted early and often in the Bears offense. We'll see who wins the starting QB job between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. Either way, Cohen should be a continued top target in the offense.

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  Bears | Hands betrayed Tarik Cohen in 2019    Wed May 13, 11:22 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen was credited with eight drops last season - the most of any running back in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Cohen needs to do a better job of snaring passes with his role on the Bears offense. He's a smaller target so passes need to be more on the mark with Cohen than they are with larger receiving backs with a larger wingspan. Cohen has flex appeal for Fantasy GMs in PPR formats.

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  Bears | First downs rare for Tarik Cohen in 2019    Thu Mar 26, 11:44 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen picked up a first down on only 18 of his 79 catches in 2019. The resulting 22.8-percent first-down rate was the lowest in the league among all players with at least 50 receptions.

Footballguys view: Cohen will need to be better in this department in 2020. Lord only knows who is going to be the starting quarterback to get him (and others) the ball. We'll see Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky compete for the starting job in training camp.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen logs five touches in Week 16    Mon Dec 23, 01:24 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen carried twice for eight yards and hauled in three of his four targets for 25 yards in Week 16 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Bears | Chicago not planning on resting starters    Mon Dec 16, 01:27 PM

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky, RBs David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen, WRs Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller are among the players who will continue to start over the final two weeks of the season despite the team falling out of the playoff race, according to head coach Matt Nagy.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 15 touches    Sun Dec 15, 08:34 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed eight times for 28 yards in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers while adding seven grabs for 57 yards on 10 targets.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen catches six passes    Fri Dec 6, 01:26 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran three times for seven yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14. He also caught six passes for 24 yards.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen bottled up in Week 13    Thu Nov 28, 04:46 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran for nine yards on three carries and caught all four of his targets for 26 yards in Week 13 versus the Detroit Lions.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 13 touches    Sun Nov 24, 07:39 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran six times for a team-high 25 yards in Week 12 against the New York Giants and he added seven receptions for 29 yards on nine targets.

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  Bears | Another TD for Tarik Cohen    Mon Nov 18, 01:38 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen carried the ball nine times for 39 yards and caught five passes for 35 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals seven touches, TD    Sun Nov 10, 06:41 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed three times for 14 yards in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions while finishing with four grabs for 23 yards and a touchdown.

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  Bears | Just four touches for Tarik Cohen    Sun Nov 3, 05:42 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran twice for seven yards in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added two grabs for nine yards on five targets.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals seven touches    Sun Oct 27, 04:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen posted four runs for nine yards in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added three receptions for 37 yards on three targets.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 10 touches    Sun Oct 6, 06:12 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed four times for 10 yards in Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders in London and he added six grabs for 39 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Cohen was able to benefit from Chase Daniel starting and put up a solid PPR day, but it wasn't an impact performance outside of a long punt return. He'll be PPR emergency/bye/injury depth after the bye, with an arrow pointing down when Mitchell Trubisky comes back.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen scores team's only TD    Mon Sep 30, 02:02 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen posted 18 total yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 29.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen goes nowhere fast    Mon Sep 23, 11:42 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed four times for minus-2 yards in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Sept. 23, and he added two grabs for 26 yards on four targets.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen manages just 25 yards    Mon Sep 16, 01:53 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen registered 25 yards on six combined touches (four rushes, two receptions) in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen hauls in eight passes    Fri Sep 6, 12:57 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught a team-high eight passes for 49 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Footballguys view: Cohen was used as a slot receiver and relegated Anthony Miller to the bench. He'll remain a PPR flex as long as he is used like this. He could be featured in the passing game against the Broncos next week.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen expecting same role    Thu Jun 20, 01:49 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is expecting to maintain his role as the team's change-of-pace back this season despite an overhaul with the rest of the Bears' backfield. 'I feel like I'm going to be doing the same things I was doing last year,' Cohen told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, June 20. 'My role is not going to change. I still have to be the receiving back, come in be the change of pace back, running the ball, be that speedy guy. I'm just prepared for anything however I get the ball.'

Footballguys view: We anticipate that Cohen will be the 'Lightning' to the 'Thunder' of Davis or Montgomery in 2019. Cohen should get less than 100 carries, but his role is as a dangerous receiver out of the backfield. Projecting him for 70-plus catches again sounds about right. He's got flex appeal, especially in PPR format. Cohen has a current ADP of RB28 (5.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen sees just four touches    Sun Jan 6, 08:25 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed once for no gain and he had three grabs for 27 yards on five targets in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen makes most of chances    Sun Dec 30, 11:45 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 24 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for eight yards in a 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17.

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  Bears | Chicago could pull starters in Week 17    Mon Dec 24, 03:02 PM

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky, RBs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen and WR Allen Robinson are among the players head coach Matt Nagy plans to be 'smart' with versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, suggesting he could pull his team's starters if the Los Angeles Rams appear as if they will secure the NFC's second first-round bye.

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  Bears | Quiet outing for Tarik Cohen     Sun Dec 23, 10:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed six times for 12 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 10 touches    Sun Dec 16, 06:50 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen posted five runs for 21 yards and he added a five receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Cohen could have had a second score if he had turned a reception in the red zone upfield instead of going out of bounds. He'll be a PPR RB2 against the 49ers next week.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen amasses 89 total yards    Mon Dec 10, 01:04 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran for 69 yards on nine carries and hauled in all four of his targets for 20 yards in Week 14 versus the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen torches Giants    Sun Dec 2, 09:57 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed eight times for 30 yards and caught 12 passes for 156 yards in a 30-27 loss to the New York Giants in Week 13. He also threw a one-yard touchdown pass.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen reaches end zone    Thu Nov 22, 04:04 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught seven passes for 45 yards and one touchdown against the Detroit Lions in Week 12. He also rushed for 14 yards on three carries during the game.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 50 scrimmage yards    Sun Nov 18, 11:34 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen carried seven times for 27 yards in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added three receptions for 23 yards.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 44 yards, score    Sun Nov 11, 06:09 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed seven times for just 15 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions and he added six receptions for 29 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Cohen was more involved as a receiver and didn't have any huge plays, but a short yardage score helped make him a worthy PPR play after a temporary dip last week. He'll be a flex play against the Vikings next week.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen held to 13 total yards    Sun Nov 4, 05:38 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed for five yards on six carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. He also caught one pass for eight yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Cohen wasn't a big part of the game plan and didn't benefit from a defensive breakdown like he did last week. He's back to being a flex play heading into a matchup with the Lions after a short stint as a dependable fantasy commodity.

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  Bears | Long TD reception for Tarik Cohen    Sun Oct 28, 08:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 40 yards and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass in a 24-10 win over the New York Jets in Week 8.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 83 yards, score    Sun Oct 21, 07:15 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed six times for just 14 yards in Week 7 against the New England Patriots and he added eight receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown on a game-best 12 targets.

Footballguys view: Cohen has had three strong games in a row and is now an every week play at running back in both PPR and nonPPR leagues.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen totals 121 yards, TD    Sun Oct 14, 06:27 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 31 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins and he added seven receptions for 90 yards on nine targets.

Footballguys view: Cohen was explosive as a receiver and effective in limited opportunity as a runner. He'll be a solid RB2 until he lets us down. Expect another good game against the slow Patriots defense next week.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen has monster game    Sun Sep 30, 05:05 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught seven passes for 121 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4. He also rushed for 53 yards on 13 carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Cohen wasn't used nearly to this extent in the first three weeks, as Matt Nagy must have seen something to exploit with his smaller, quicker personnel. Cohen should be scooped up on the wire if he was dropped as we attempt to put together a rosetta stone for Nagy's game plans during their bye.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen injures ankle Monday    Mon Sep 17, 11:58 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen (ankle) left the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Sept. 17 due to an ankle injury. He ran four times for eight yards and he added a 17-yard catch before departing.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen tallies 41 yards in opener    Mon Sep 10, 01:33 AM

Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen finished with five carries for 25 yards and three catches for 16 yards in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen poised for big things in 2018?    Tue Jul 10, 01:43 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen 'not only has a skill set that will stimulate head coach Matt Nagy's creativity,' but he also 'has shown he has the mental capacity to handle a wide array of roles and responsibilities,' according to Dan Wiederer of The Chicago Tribune.

Footballguys view: Cohen was hit and miss his rookie year, and while he has the skill set, he lacks the size to be an every down back. He was a workhorse at North Carolina A&T but the NFL is a long way away from the Aggies program. He did see a lot of the backfield's targets, though, and that could make him an occasional flex play this year. His current ADP of 36 running back off the board is a solid spot to pick him up in that capacity.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen moving around    Wed Jun 27, 04:33 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen said he lined up at multiple positions during offseason workouts in head coach Matt Nagy's offensive scheme.

Footballguys view: It's a good move for the Bears new head coach. Nagy was incredibly creative with weapons like WR Tyreek Hill in Kansas City, and we can't wait to see what he can do with a player that has Cohen's skill set. Cohen is not as fast as Hill, but he's lightning quick and can create his own space as a runner or after the catch. He is going off the board at RB31 (6.08) in 12-team PPR leagues, showing what kind of flex appeal he's got for fantasy owners in 2018.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen a jack of all trades    Thu Jun 7, 12:13 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen's versatility gives the Bears a dynamic playmaker on offense. He will be used as a running back, wide receiver and even a pass-blocker. Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen still has a lot to learn, but he has a lot to learn because Chicago plans on using him in a variety of ways. In addition to his running back duties, Cohen said he has lined up on the outside and in the slot as a receiver and has practiced on special teams. 'I feel like this is the offense for me.'

Footballguys view: He's going to have to go a long way to top what we expect from Jordan Howard, though he did take a lot of Howard's receptions last season. That said, Cohen's overall production was sporadic. His versatility at least gives him an interesting role as a flex option in fantasy leagues.

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  Bears | Tarik Cohen must improve as blocker    Sat May 26, 12:22 AM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen could 'no doubt' serve as the third-down back if he can prove to be a capable blocker, according to running backs coach Charles London.

Footballguys view: Cohen is a small back, but he's got a low center of gravity and could slow down rushers with proper pass-blocking technique. Jordan Howard should be the primary ball carrier for the Bears, and even though he's worked hard on his receiving ability this offseason we expect Cohen to be the primary pass-catching back.

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  Bears | Coach excited about Tarik Cohen    Wed May 16, 11:33 PM

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is a player that head coach Matt Nagy is excited to work with this upcoming season. 'You see how he is in the meeting rooms -- he listens to the play and when he comes out here how serious he is and he knows how to have fun. He's a player that for me, you get giddy about,' Nagy said.

Footballguys view: Nagy is one of the most creative offensive minds in football. He'll find a way to use Cohen, perhaps with some plays/formations that he used Tyreek Hill in during his time running Kansas City's offense.

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