Posted: 9/21/2020 12:43 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for 12 yards in Week 2 against the New York Giants while adding a catch for 15 yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Cohen, fresh off a contract extension, didn't do much in this one. He and Cordarrelle Patterson filled in when David Montgomery went down with a neck ailment, but the starter was able to return. The Bears like Cohen a lot, but fantasy owners should be a lot less attached to him.
Posted: 9/20/2020 12:02 pm UTC
The Chicago Bears agreed to a three-year contract extension with RB Tarik Cohen Sunday, Sept. 20. The deal is worth at least $17.25 million in new money (at $5.75 million annually) but could be worth at least $18.25 million (at $6.093 million annually).
Huddle Up: Cohen is coming off an underwhelming performance in the season opener versus the Detroit Lions, when he only had two receptions and gained just 47 total yards. He is still worthy of consideration as a flex option for Week 2's game against the New York Giants, especially in larger PPR leagues, because he should see a decent amount of playing time.
Posted: 9/19/2020 4:50 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen and the team are close to agreeing on a contract extension and it could get done Saturday, Sept. 19, following a week of 'fruitful discussions,' according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Sounds promising on the contract front for Cohen, but he is coming off a lackluster Week 1 fantasy-wise with 47 total yards, including only two receptions for six yards. He's a flex consideration for Sunday's matchup against the Giants.
Posted: 9/14/2020 1:58 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed seven times for 41 yards in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions and he added two grabs for six yards on his two touches.
Huddle Up: Cohen is behind David Montgomery on the depth chart, but he'll still see his fair share of touches due to his ability to make people miss. He is worth a look as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams. The Bears host the New York Giants in Week 2.
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.