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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 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. Nov 20 - 10:03 AM

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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.
Nov 19 - 6:05 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
Nov 16 - 9:10 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.
Nov 12 - 4:11 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.
Oct 29 - 4:45 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.
Oct 22 - 3:54 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.
Oct 15 - 4:44 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.
Oct 10 - 12:09 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.
Sep 29 - 12:39 AM

Tarik Cohen compiled 78 yards on 12 carries while reeling in four catches for 24 yards on four targets Sunday in the Bears’ Week 3 win over the Steelers.

Cohen was out-touched by Jordan Howard 14-6 in the first half but saw more run in the second half with Howard bothered by a sore shoulder. He nearly won the game with a weaving touchdown run on the first play of overtime but officials correctly marked him out at the 37-yard line. That 36-yard burst accounted for almost half of Cohen’s rushing output. Cohen is still going to be involved, particularly with the Bears going out of their way to hide Mike Glennon, but Sunday proved that Howard remains the team’s unquestioned workhorse.
Sep 24 - 5:42 PM

Tarik Cohen caught 8-of-9 passes for 55 yards in the Bears' Week 2 loss to the Bucs, adding seven carries for 13 yards.

Last week's waiver wire sensation now has eight catches in each of his first two NFL games, though he didn't quite lead the Bears in targets today. Those honors fell to Kendall Wright. Cohen also committed an extremely costly turnover in the first half, foolishly picking up a bouncing punt in the midst of an army of Bucs. Cohen out-touched Jordan Howard 15-9, and out-gained him 68-7. Howard was spotted after the game with his right arm in a sling. The two running backs were briefly on the field together in the first half. Now established as a weekly threat to lead the Bears in targets, Cohen deserves legit RB2 consideration in PPR leagues. Even were Howard to miss time, pint-sized Cohen at 5-foot-6 might not pick up a ton of extra carries.
Sep 17 - 5:07 PM

Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 66 yards and caught 8-of-12 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 1 loss to Atlanta.

Not only did Cohen rip off several highlight-reel plays including a tackle-breaking, field-reversing 46-yard run and a wheel route for a 19-yard score, he led the Bears in targets and was only narrowly out-touched by Jordan Howard, 16-13. Howard didn't help himself by dropping the would-be game-winning touchdown catch on Chicago's final drive. Cohen is going to be one of the hottest pickups in fantasy this week. He looks to have already earned a near-even timeshare with Howard, and passing-game competitor Benny Cunningham left this game with an injury.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: 65% of Mike Glennon's passes went to TEs and RBs. He’ll likely continue to favor short passes and checkdowns to those positions, which boosts Cohen’s full PPR appeal. The Bucs were poor against pass-catching backs in 2016, ranking 26th in DVOA, per FO.
Sep 10 - 4:00 PM

Tarik Cohen collected five yards on one carry Sunday in the Bears’ third preseason game.

Beat writers have suggested Cohen could play a major role in the Bears’ ground attack this season, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. He was mostly a spectator while Jordan Howard and Jeremy Langford got most of the Bears’ early-down work. Cohen will be a name to watch on the waiver wire if Howard gets injured at any point.
Aug 27 - 4:32 PM

The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs gives fourth-round RB Tarik Cohen "a real shot" to have the second-most carries on the Bears.

Jordan Howard is the undisputed lead back, but Cohen put himself in a great position to be his primary backup with 77 yards on 11 carries in the second preseason game. As long as he proves serviceable as a pass blocker, Cohen should have a rookie role as a third-down and change-of-pace option.
Aug 24 - 11:45 AM

Fourth-rounder Tarik Cohen rushed 11 times for 77 yards in the Bears' second preseason game.

With Jordan Howard sidelined, Cohen got the start, coming out of the gate extremely hot. He gained 16 yards on his first carry, added another 16-yard run on the next series, and went for 25 the drive after that. His most impressive run may have been a nine-yard gain in which he pressed inside before turning on the jets and beating everyone to the corner. Cohen looks like a real talent, and he should provide a great change-of-pace option behind Howard.
Aug 20 - 12:04 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Mike Glennon
3Mark Sanchez
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Benny Cunningham
4Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Kendall Wright
2Dontrelle Inman
3Tre McBride
WR21Josh Bellamy
2Tanner Gentry
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Dion Sims
2Adam Shaheen
3Daniel Brown
4Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
RG1Josh Sitton
RT1Bobby Massie
2Tom Compton
K1Connor Barth
2Cairo Santos