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Tarik Cohen | Running Back | #29

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/26/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 181
College: North Carolina A&T
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 4 (119) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Bears coach Matt Nagy said he will "have some fun" utilizing Tarik Cohen.
This is at least the third time the new head coach has talked up Cohen this offseason. "You may look like you can run routes, but can you really run routes? He’s able to run routes," Nagy said. "You can’t just put him in the backfield and say to the middle linebacker, ‘Cover him.’ So we’ll try to do some things there. He’s an athletic kid who does a lot of things well." If coach chatter is to be believed, Cohen seems like a lock to better the 140 touches he saw as a rookie. Jun 7 - 10:53 AM

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Bears coach Matt Nagy said he is "giddy" about Tarik Cohen.

The coach struggled to contain his excitement when talking about the sophomore playmaker. "He runs every route the right way. He catches most balls. He doesn't make a lot of mistakes," Nagy said. "He's a player that, for me, you get giddy about." Nagy had already promised to use Cohen all over the formation, and it does not sound like the running back has done anything to temper that excitement during the offseason program. If he stays healthy, Cohen should better his touch total (140) from a year ago.
May 17 - 9:32 AM

Bears coach Matt Nagy said he is going to use Tarik Cohen all over the formation.

"He’s a run threat and then he can catch the ball in space in broken formations," Nagy said. "We’re going to teach him everything we can and move him around and do different things." After averaging 8.75 touches a game as a rookie, it sounds like Cohen will have a bigger role under the new coaching staff. Nagy has compared Cohen to Tyreek Hill, who he coached in Kansas City.
Apr 19 - 10:21 AM

Tarik Cohen is up to 190 pounds after packing on nearly 10 pounds of "all muscle."

We're getting into the part of the offseason where weight gains and losses become prevalent. Cohen weighed in at 179 at the Combine last year and was listed at 181 by the Bears. New coach Matt Nagy suggested some similarities between Cohen and Tyreek Hill last month, and the plan is to get Cohen more consistently involved this year. He should flirt with 10 touches per game.
Apr 18 - 1:46 PM

Speaking at the NFL Combine, Bears coach Matt Nagy drew similarities between Tarik Cohen and Tyreek Hill.

Nagy, of course, was Hill's offensive coordinator in Kansas City. "No. 1, size-wise you see that and you say, 'OK, they're pretty similar, right?'" said Nagy. "And then you have the speed, the shiftiness, the moves, everything that they do. They're similar in the fact that you can move them around and do different things." Cohen averaged just 8.8 offensive touches per game as a rookie. Ideally, he would handle double-digit touches per game in 2018.
Mar 1 - 12:03 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed three times for 13 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings, adding six receptions for 14 additional yards.

The pint-sized (5-foot-6) rookie exploded out of the gates with three-straight big games, including a pair of 100-yard days. The receiver-starved Bears then bafflingly went away from him, giving the big-play threat 10 or more touches only four more times. Cohen wasn't terribly effective on a per-play basis, but has a dimension the Bears lacked all year. Cohen proved he has a future as a Darren Sproles-type. Cohen figures to be more valuable in "real life" than Dynasty leagues.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed two times for nine yards while catching two passes for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Browns.

After an electric start to his rookie season, Cohen has been a fringe contributor in the Chicago offense over the back half of the season. Sunday was the seventh time over the past nine games that Cohen had single-digit touches in a game. The Bears head to Minnesota to close their season in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed two times for one yard while catching 4-of-6 targets for 16 yards in Saturday's Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Even in a game with completely negative game script, the Bears struggled to create opportunity for Cohen, which is a week to week problem. Cohen now has single-digit touches in six of his past eight games after having double-digit touches in five of his opening six games. Cohen will not be a recommended option in Week 16 versus the Browns.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:10:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed 12 times for 80 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for five yards in the Bears' Week 14 win over the Bengals.

Cohen also had an early touchdown called back when it was revealed part of his shoe went out of bounds about halfway through the run. Jordan Howard scored from 24 yards out on the very next play. Cohen's dynamic playmaking ability has never been in doubt, but his weekly offensive usage has. He'll remain a boom-bust, low-floor flex option in Week 15 at Detroit.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed twice for five yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in the Bears' Week 13 loss to the 49ers.

Cohen's offensive involvement remained minimal, but he electrified the home crowed on a Barry Sandersian punt-return touchdown from over 60 yards out, reversing field before turning on the jets for a highlight-reel play you won't want to miss. In fantasy, Cohen remains an unreliable, low-floor flex option.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed twice for negative 11 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in the Bears' Week 12 win over the Eagles.

Cohen going for negative three yards from scrimmage is a good way to encapsulate how bad the Bears' offense was in this game. The running back's big loss came on a reverse attempt in the third quarter, but he did nothing of note outside of a long kick return. Cohen has a good matchup next week against the 49ers, but there is not much reason to trust him in a starting lineup right now. He is just a bench stash.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Tarik Cohen played 31-of-63 snaps (49 percent) Week 11 against the Lions.

It was his second-highest snap total and snap share of the season after playing a grand total of 38 snaps in the previous three games combined. It was also the same snap total as Jordan Howard and, more importantly, 14 more than Benny Cunningham. He was still not on the field in the two-minute drill, however, and has been at best up and down this season. He will be a risky fantasy bet this week against the Eagles.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Tarik Cohen collected 44 yards and a touchdown on nine carries while catching four-of-six targets for 15 yards Sunday in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Lions.

The 13 touches were more than Cohen had in his previous three games combined. His touchdown couldn’t have been much easier as the red sea parted for him on a 15-yard score with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. In a game where the Bears will likely be playing from behind, Cohen could play a big role in the passing game next week at Philadelphia. If you notice Cohen on the waiver wire, it might be time to pick him back up.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Bears coach John Fox said Benny Cunningham has played ahead of Tarik Cohen in passing situations because of pass protection.

"Benny is a veteran guy. I mean, he's been in the league, he understands protections," Fox said. "Things change altogether on third down. Defenses are way more exotic...And we've gone with more veteran guys in that role thus far." Both Fox and OC Dowell Loggains praised Cohen, but it does not seem like the rookie is supplanting Cunningham on third downs anytime soon. With just eight touches total in the last three games, Cohen is not a must-hold in redraft.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 09:10:00 AM

Tarik Cohen rushed once for a gain of one and caught 1-of-2 targets for ten yards in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers.

Even though the Bears were playing from behind, Cohen didn't see the comeback-mode backfield work, which went to Benny Cunningham. After a fast start to his rookie year, Cohen has crashed back to Earth with Mitchell Trubisky under center. Cohen won't be a fantasy option in Week 11 against the Lions.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Javon Wims
5Marlon Brown
WR21Taylor Gabriel
2Anthony Miller
3Kevin White
4Bennie Fowler
5DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
3Matt McCants
LG1James Daniels
2Jordan Morgan
3Earl Watford
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Kyle Long
2Eric Kush
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey