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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
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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

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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

Tarik Cohen rushed four times for two yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the Saints.

Cohen had just one catch for six yards on three targets. He managed to salvage his game with a vultured goal-line TD. Cohen's snaps and touches have been trending down, and he's been highly ineffective in the run game. He could see his role further decline coming out of Chicago's Week 9 bye.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Tarik Cohen hauled in 1-of-3 targets for 70 yards in the Bears' Week 7 win over the Panthers.

Cohen’s day started out poorly with two drops on his first two targets, but he made up for it in the second quarter with a 70-yard catch. Lined up in the slot, Cohen got open on a deep post and made a few guys miss before being taken down at the five. The play was basically all the Bears managed on offense all day, but it was enough to get a win with the defense scoring twice. Chicago will likely be forced to throw more next week in New Orleans, but Cohen's touch total has been all over the map so far this season. He will be a risky FLEX play in that matchup.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed 14 times for 32 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Bears' Week 6 win over the Ravens.

Cohen lost a fourth-quarter fumble that gave the Ravens life and contributed to the game going to overtime. He also struggled to gain yards between the tackles. Cohen still made his presence felt in the box score by lofting a 21-yard touchdown to Zach Miller on a halfback pass. As long as Cohen is getting double-digit touches weekly, he will be an every-week flex option.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed six times for 13 yards and caught his lone target for a loss of six yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Vikings.

Cohen was out-snapped 34-17 by Jordan Howard and out-touched 19-7. As Rotoworld contributor Graham Barfield notes, Cohen's snap rate has cratered of late, playing 27% and 28% the past two weeks after being in on 63% and 43% in Weeks 2 and 3. Howard is very clearly the No. 1 dog in this backfield, and even Benny Cunningham played 14 snaps Monday. Cohen is completely unusable heading into Week 6 at Baltimore and isn't a must-hold in 10-team leagues.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:09:00 AM

Tarik Cohen caught 4-of-4 targets for 22 yards in the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Packers, adding six carries for 24 additional yards.

Cohen also lost 35 yards of rushing to two offensive holding penalties. The 10 touches were by far Cohen's fewest of the season. He got doubled up by Jordan Howard, who took the ball 20 times. Pro Football Focus charted Howard as out-snapping Cohen 35-18. It makes sense for the Bears to commit to Howard between the tackles, but it doesn't make sense for them to target Cohen just four times in the passing game. He's the only real game-breaker in a mostly moribund offense. Coach John Fox is Jeff Fisher-esque in his approach to game-planning. Cohen will be on the RB2/3 borderline for next week's game against the Vikings.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Jordan Howard
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Cameron Meredith
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Mekale McKay
WR21Kevin White
2Markus Wheaton
3DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Josh Bellamy
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
5Colin Thompson
LT1Charles Leno
LG1Kyle Long
2Eric Kush
3Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Travis Averill
RG1Josh Sitton
2Cameron Lee
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene