RB Tarik Cohen - Chicago Bears

5-6, 179Born: 7-26-1995College: North Carolina A&TDrafted: Round 4, pick 2017

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Week 2: at Denver Broncos

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Bears offense put forth a poor showing in their season opener against the Packers last week. As the entire offense struggled, so did their rushing game as Bears running backs combined for just 37 rushing yards on 11 attempts. With Tarik Cohen lining up on 70% of the snaps and Mitchell Trubisky attempting 46 passes, there was no room to establish much of a ground game. Mike Davis out-snapped rookie David Montgomery 41-to-28, but Montgomery saw six carries to the five allotted to Davis. While Montgomery may be poised to take over this backfield eventually based on his talent profile, this will continue to be a committee between Montgomery and Davis as game script permits. The Bears offensive line also had a poor showing as they were thrown around in the trenches by the Packers, which certainly did not help the ground game get rolling. The Broncos defense had a tough time with Josh Jacobs and the Raiders in their season opener, allowing Jacobs to rush for 85 yards and two touchdowns. While the interior of their defensive line played well, it was the absence of Todd Davis at linebacker that hurt the Broncos as they could have used Davis as one of their top run-stoppers on defense. Davis remains questionable with a calf injury, so his status will be worth monitoring this week. The Broncos edge defenders Bradley Chubb and Von Miller both turned in a subpar Week 1 performance as they struggled in their matchups against what should have been beatable offensive tackles from the Raiders. It is tough to over-react based on one week, but this Broncos defensive line will need to step up in what should, again, be a winnable matchup for them against a Chicago defensive line that was tossed around by the Packers last week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 vs GB 51 0 0 0 10 8.0 49 0 0 4.9
2 at DEN 0 4 18 0 5 2.0 7 0 0 2.5
2 at DEN PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 4.4 * * * *
2 at DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 5.0 * * * *
2 at DEN PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * 5.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Tarik Cohen's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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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Latest News

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.

Our 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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Schedule

2@ Denver Broncos
3@ Washington Redskins
4vs Minnesota Vikings
5@ Oakland Raiders
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs New Orleans Saints
8vs Los Angeles Chargers
9@ Philadelphia Eagles
10vs Detroit Lions
11@ Los Angeles Rams
12vs New York Giants
13@ Detroit Lions
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Green Bay Packers
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Minnesota Vikings