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Tarik Cohen
Running Back
Ht: 5' 6" Wt: 191 Age: 24 Exp: 3 years College: North Carolina A&T Drafted: 2017 R4 119,
Posted: 6/16/2020 7:01 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen admitted recently he didn't take good enough care of his body in 2019 and is working this offseason to be better prepared for the wear and tear. ''I've been doing yoga now, stretching more often and just like the small training room - in-house things you do to keep your body durable,'' Cohen said. ''And to keep the wear-and-tear of the season off of you longer. I really slacked on that.'
Huddle Up: Cohen averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per rushing attempt in 2019. He totaled 213 rushing yards on 64 carries and gave way to rookie RB David Montgomery for the bulk of the rushing work. Cohen remained effective in the passing game, catching 79 of 104 targets for 456 yards and three touchdowns, but his efficiency rates also dropped a bit. He should be considered an RB3/4 in PPR leagues and a later-round option in standard leagues.
Posted: 6/15/2020 1:55 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is part of the team's plans in the offseason to try to restore his performance after he averaged just 5.77 yards per reception last season. A player has only caught 70 balls and averaged fewer yards once in NFL history. Cohen also had nine drops. Cohen said his body deteriorated more - and faster - toward the end of the season. His hips were tight and, because of that, his lower back hurt. Cohen said he has been doing yoga and stretching more often this offseason.
Huddle Up: The key for Cohen will be the quarterback play. Cohen will continue to be a PPR compiler, but he's risky in tougher matchups because he doesn't rush the ball a lot. He's a solid RB3 in PPR.
Posted: 6/06/2020 9:40 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught 73 of 98 targets in 2019, but he caught just five of nine red-zone targets.
Huddle Up: Cohen dominated the passing-game work in 2019 with RB David Montgomery primarily working as a true rusher. Cohen can be an RB3 in PPR leagues, but he drops to a RB4/5 in standard formats.
Posted: 5/14/2020 3:22 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen was credited with eight drops last season - the most of any running back in the NFL.
Posted: 3/27/2020 3:44 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen picked up a first down on only 18 of his 79 catches in 2019. The resulting 22.8-percent first-down rate was the lowest in the league among all players with at least 50 receptions.
Posted: 12/23/2019 6:24 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen carried twice for eight yards and hauled in three of his four targets for 25 yards in Week 16 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: It's hard to understand how a playmaker in the passing game like Cohen barely saw the ball in a game in which Chicago was playing with negative game script virtually all night long, but there's not a lot of things making sense when it comes to the Bears' offense in 2019. He'll be little more than a risky flex option in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Posted: 12/16/2019 1:34 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed eight times for 28 yards in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers while adding seven grabs for 57 yards on 10 targets.
Huddle Up: Cohen had a lot of touches, but he didn't do much with the workload. He remains nothing more than a flex fantasy option heading into Week 16 and beyond.
Posted: 12/06/2019 6:26 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran three times for seven yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14. He also caught six passes for 24 yards.
Huddle Up: Thursday was pretty much par for the course with Cohen, who was averaging 38 yards per game on the season entering Week 14. His six receptions gave him 60 on the year, which might afford him some depth appeal in PPR formats. Outside of that, though, Cohen isn't really worth owning.
Posted: 11/28/2019 9:46 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran for nine yards on three carries and caught all four of his targets for 26 yards in Week 13 versus the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Cohen wasn't heard from after halftime. The scatback is perhaps the most dynamic player on Chicago's offense, but the combination of Mitchell Trubisky's inconsistent play and his role makes him run hot and cold for fantasy purposes. Cohen should be considered a flex play at most in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys as the fantasy playoffs begin for most owners next week.
Posted: 11/25/2019 12:39 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen ran six times for a team-high 25 yards in Week 12 against the New York Giants and he added seven receptions for 29 yards on nine targets.
Huddle Up: David Montgomery was bottled up against the Giants, so the Bears turned to Cohen a little more on the ground and he had 4.2 yards per carry to just 1.7 for Montgomery. Cohen could be a sneaky flex fantasy option in the early Thanksgiving game against the leaky pass defense of the Detroit Lions in Week 13.
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