RB Tarik Cohen - Chicago Bears
|5-6, 179||Born: 7-26-1995||College: North Carolina A&T||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2017|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Tarik Cohen's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs MIN (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 10 / 9 / 44 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen had 13 touches against the Vikings on Sunday. Cohen had traditional running back touches early in the first half, before working in his more frequent receiving centric role afterward. Cohen had a screen for a solid gain, a solid run after the catch for a conversion, and a chunk gain on a carry, but otherwise was held in check. The Bears turned too frequently to Cohen this season on inefficient opportunities where they essentially chose a low upside play instead of relying on Mitchell Trubisky for something more aggressive.
2019 Week 16 vs KC (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen had a quiet night against the Chiefs on Sunday night in a blowout loss. Cohen had three receptions, and two carries where he was able to show power on the interior. He also added a drop. Cohen will be a risky play next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 15 vs GB (8 / 28 / 0 rush, 10 / 7 / 57 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen was heavily involved in the passing game against the Packers in a loss on the road. Cohen was frequently used in the screen game and was a check down safety outlet for Mitchell Trubisky. Cohen did get eight carries in the rushing game, but like David Montgomery, he struggled to get any interior running room established. Cohen's fantasy value at this point in the season is linked to his reception value in PPR leagues and he is a low touchdown probability player next week against the Chiefs.
2019 Week 14 vs DAL (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 24 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen caught all six of his targets against the Cowboys in week 14. Cohen's receptions were all short and of the empty yardage variety. Cohen saw three carries, including early in the game, but was out carried by David Montgomery 20 to 3. Cohen will have a good matchup against the Packers in week 15.
2019 Week 13 vs DET (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen was involved early in the Chicago offense but only managed seven touches on the day. Cohen showed well in the passing game, including a swing pass, and a good reception over the middle but too frequently is targeted by Mitchell Trubisky under the line to gain. With Montgomery getting a large role in the running game, Cohen needs to score a touchdown or be peppered with short targets to be fantasy viable in a week. He will face the Cowboys next week.
2019 Week 12 vs NYG (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 9 / 7 / 29 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen had thirteen touches against the Giants, including six as a runner. Cohen was used in some traditional running back roles, including interior runs and toss sweeps, but had a bigger role in the passing game. Cohen's targets are low value to the offense, as outside of a 14-yard reception on an RPO slant, Cohen average 2.5 yards per reception on his other six receptions. Cohen's reception totals help him in PPR scoring more than his actual play does at this point in an offense capped by Mitchell Trubisky's ineffective play. He will get a good matchup next week against the Lions.
2019 Week 11 vs LAR (9 / 39 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 35 / 1 rec)
Tarik Cohen had a large role in the Chicago offense on Sunday against the Rams. Cohen saw nine carries and played as the lead back in the offensive extensively in the second quarter but struggled behind an offensive line that was overwhelmed against the Rams' defensive line. Cohen was used in the passing game, including lining up in the slot and drew nine targets and had a highlight back shoulder reception for a touchdown. Cohen's other targets were limited by Mitchell Trubisky's inaccuracy that caps Cohen's ability to make plays after the catch. Cohen will face the Giants next week and would benefit from Chase Daniel starting in place of Trubisky.
2019 Week 10 vs DET (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 23 / 1 rec)
Tarik Cohen had a secondary role in the backfield behind David Montgomery on Sunday against the Lions. Cohen saw four carries, including two runs that got to the perimeter, but his passing game was the primary fantasy contribution. Cohen saw a swing pass in the red zone where he was able to get to the perimeter for a touchdown. He also saw three more short receptions. Cohen is quick and the swing pass was a well-designed use of his strengths, in an offense that has not maximized his talents this year. He will get a matchup against the Rams next week.
2019 Week 9 vs PHI (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen has taken a backseat to David Montgomery in the backfield the past two weeks. Cohen was still used in the passing game, but only managed two short receptions in the flat. He added a drop and was overthrown by Mitchell Trubisky on another target. Cohen did get a chance in the red zone and was stopped just short of the end zone on a carry along the perimeter but stopped for no gain on a goal line carry before David Montgomery converted on a goal line carry later in the drive. Cohen will face the Lions next week.
2019 Week 8 vs LAC (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
After leading the Bears in carries last week, Tarik Cohen took a backseat to David Montgomery against the Chargers after Coach Matt Nagy promised a stronger rushing attack during the week. Cohen was involved on the first drive of the game in the running game but only had four carries to David Montgomery's 27. Cohen was only targeted three times in the passing game and managed a long gain down the seam from the slot, but otherwise was held in check during the game. Cohen will look to increase his volume next week against the Eagles that gave up a long receiving touchdown from the Buffalo backfield this week.
2019 Week 7 vs NO (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 12 / 9 / 19 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen led the backfield in both rushes and receptions against the Saints. Unfortunately, Cohen only rushed three times on a day they had seven total carries, while he caught nine passes for only 19 yards. Cohen was the frequent target of check-down passes from a skittish Mitchell Trubisky which boosted his fantasy day in points per reception leagues. Cohen is restrained by the fact Trubisky is a limiting element to the offense and the offense predictably revolves around Allen Robinson and Cohen, limiting Cohen's opportunities to create plays in the passing game. He will hope to bounce back against the Chargers next week.
2019 Week 5 vs OAK (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 39 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen was heavily involved in the passing game, including from the first drive of the game against the Raiders. He was consistent in getting yards after the catch throughout the game but his receptions were lower leverage touches. Cohen did mix in some running work but is the lesser half of a committee in the run game with David Montgomery. Cohen had an explosive punt return that created a scoring opportunity for the offense that struggled to consistently move the ball. Cohen will face the Saints in week seven after a bye net week.
2019 Week 4 vs MIN (5 / 11 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 7 / 1 rec)
Tarik Cohen was the first running back in the game against the Minnesota Vikings but was out-touched by David Montgomery 24 to 7. Cohen was used in the running game early in the game, but Montgomery was the primary ball carrier through much of the game. Cohen managed a touchdown on a route out of the backfield where he beat Anthony Barr in man coverage. He had the opportunity for another big play on a wheel route but bobbled it along the sideline and the pass was ruled incomplete. Cohen's role has been capped in the offense with the need to produce a touchdown to maintain fantasy viability in weekly scoring.
2019 Week 3 vs WAS (4 / -2 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen worked as a more traditional running back for the second consecutive week against Washington on Monday night. Cohen was the first running back in the game but was ineffective. Cohen was targeted four times and caught two passes while dropping one. Cohen will look to have a better performance next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 2 vs DEN (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen played more of a traditional running back role than in week one, carrying the ball four times, but clearly a secondary option in the running game behind David Montgomery. Cohen caught two of his five targets, both of them on screen plays. Cohen looked explosive on the first but tried to cut all the way back across the field on his second and took a massive loss. He did get free down the field for a target that was broken up by a defender who made an excellent play. With the Chicago offense limited by Mitchell Trubisky, Cohen should remain a screen and short passing game target against Washington.
2019 Week 1 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 10 / 8 / 49 / 0 rec)
Tarik Cohen played a strong receiving role in the week one loss to the Green Bay Packers. Cohen had two carries that did not show up on his stat line but were called back by penalty so he left the game without an official carry, which was a good description of his role. Cohen was nearly exclusively a target in the slot, while Mike Davis and David Montgomery worked the traditional running back position. Cohen was used primarily in the short area passing game, including on the receiving end of RPOs. He was the leader in snaps for the Chicago backfield, but his snap count projects to be independent of Davis and Montgomery if the current deployment of the offense holds. Cohen will face Denver next week.
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