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29 Tarik Cohen RB

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December 30, 2019 02:40 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted nine times
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Cohen caught nine passes for 44 yards and rushed four times for 20 yards in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the campaign with 213 rushing yards, 456 receiving yards and three scores .

After posting over 1,150 yards and eight touchdowns in 2018, Cohen was a massive disappointment this season, as he barely managed three yards per carry and six yards per reception. Despite his lack of production, he actually saw an increase from the 91 targets he had last season, but aside from PPR leagues, he had very little fantasy value. Going into the last year of his rookie contract in 2020, he'll likely be considered as little more than a depth option at running back in fantasy drafts.

December 23, 2019 12:20 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted four times
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Cohen caught three passes for 25 yards and rushed twice for eight yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Even though the Bears were trailing for most of the contest, Cohen saw just four targets, leading to a disappointing fantasy performance. Although he's posted 35 or fewer yards in three of his last four games, he's been targeted at least six times in four of his last six games, and his greatest value in a Week 17 matchup against the Vikings will be in leagues that allow a point per reception.

December 15, 2019 05:28 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted 10 times in loss
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Cohen caught seven passes for 57 yards and rushed eight times for 28 yards in the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Once the Bears fell behind by double digits early in the second half, Cohen logged full-time duty when the offense was in hurry-up mode, which led to him seeing at least 10 targets for the second time this season. This was the third time all season that he surpassed 50 yards from scrimmage, and aside from leagues that award a point per reception, he'll be a risky fantasy option at home in Week 16 against the Chiefs.

December 6, 2019 12:52 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Pedestrian on yards-per-touch basis
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Cohen rushed three times for seven yards and brought in all six of his targets for 24 yards in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. He also committed two fumbles, but neither was recovered by Dallas.

Cohen's lack of impact plays continued Thursday, as the third-year back generated under 40 total yards and went without a touchdown for the second straight game. Cohen did notch his second-highest reception tally of the last seven games, but at an average of just four yards per catch, it didn't amount too much fantasy-wise outside of full PPR formats. Cohen is averaging a pedestrian and career-low 4.4 yards per touch through 13 games, a number he'll look to bump up against the Packers in a Week 15 divisional clash a week from Sunday.

November 28, 2019 04:36 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Quiet in Thanksgiving win
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Cohen rushed three times for nine yards and brought in all four targets for 26 yards in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.

Cohen was only a complementary option in the narrow win, as Mitchell Trubisky and the wideout duo of Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson took center stage in the offense, while backfield mate David Montgomery saw the lion's share of the rushing touches as usual. Cohen has yet to log double-digit carries in 2019, but he does now have at least four catches in four straight contests. The second-year back will look to keep that streak going versus the Cowboys in a Week 14 Thursday night matchup.

November 25, 2019 07:56 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted nine times
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Cohen rushed six times for 25 yards and added seven receptions for 29 yards in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

For the second week in a row, Cohen led the Bears' backfield in touches, and during that time, he's posted his only performances of more than 50 yards this season. If he continues to see this level of usage as a runner and receiver, he'll be a useful flex option, especially in leagues that award a point per reception.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Finds end zone again
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Cohen rushed nine times for 39 yards and caught five passes (six targets) for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams.

David Montgomery (ankle) was able to suit up and dominated the backfield carries, but it was Cohen who benefited from Mitch Trubisky's lone touchdown pass in a losing effort. The receiving back has caught touchdowns in consecutive weeks and three on the season (none on the ground). The Bears' stagnant offense -- which is primarily hampered by its quarterback's struggles -- has kneecapped Cohen's ability to put up fantasy-worthy numbers. The 24-year-old has accumulated just 367 total yards through 10 games, after racking up 1,169 yards in a similar role last season. The inconsistent production should keep Cohen limited as a fringe PPR option against the Giants in Week 12.

November 15, 2019 05:40 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: May benefit if Montgomery sits
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Cohen could be in store for a heightened role out of the backfield Sunday against the Rams with starter David Montgomery (ankle) viewed as a game-time decision, Nathan Smith of the Bears' official site reports.

The 5-foot-6, 191-pound Cohen already sees a sizable role in the passing game (6.1 targets per game), but Montgomery's potential absence would create a major void on the ground. While third-string option Ryan Nall is a better fit to absorb most of Montgomery's work between the tackles, Cohen should nonetheless benefit from at least a slight uptick in carries in the event the rookie is sidelined. Cohen hasn't handled more than five carries in any game this season and is averaging 2.7 yards per tote, well below his career rate (4.1 YPC).

November 10, 2019 06:28 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Finds end zone
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Cohen rushed three times for 14 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 20-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday.

Cohen made the most of his seven touches and salvaged his fantasy day by catching a screen pass in the red zone for a short touchdown. He hasn't had more than seven touches in any of his last three games, and he's yet to total 50 yards in any game, making him merely a flex option. However, he has slightly higher value in leagues that award a point per reception.

November 3, 2019 05:24 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Receives four touches
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Cohen rushed twice for seven yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Chicago's 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Cohen tied for the team lead with five targets, but even when he caught the football, he was tackled immediately. Despite his lack of involvement, he had a chance to score a touchdown on one of his rushing attempts, but he was ruled out of bounds just short of the goal line. He's averaging just 30 yards per game with only one touchdown, and his combination of a low floor and low ceiling makes him a difficult player to trust in fantasy lineups, though he has slightly elevated value in point-per-reception leagues.

October 28, 2019 05:56 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted six times
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Cohen rushed four times for nine yards and caught three passes for 37 yards in Chicago's 17-16 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

With this game being close throughout, the Bears were able to commit to David Montgomery as the primary running back, which kept Cohen from seeing more than three targets. He did most of his damage when lined up as a slot receiver, catching a 31-yard pass down the seam to move the offense into scoring position. He's yet to rush for 20 yards in a game this season and has reached 40 receiving yards just once, and aside from averaging six receptions per contest, he's been a low-upside fantasy option in 2019.

October 21, 2019 11:56 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Targeted 10 times
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Cohen rushed three times for 10 yards and caught nine passes for 19 yards in Chicago's 36-25 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

With the Chicago offense in complete disarray and unable to sustain drives, Cohen was needed to take pressure off Mitchell Trubisky. As a result, he was targeted 10 times, though he was barely able to exceed 2.0 yards per reception on his nine catches. He's only reached 30 combined yards once over his last five contests, and unless the situation changes, it would take a leap of faith to start him in fantasy lineups -- with the exception of PPR leagues, where he can get easy points for catches.

October 6, 2019 09:56 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Logs 10 touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cohen caught six passes for 39 yards and rushed four times for 10 yards in the Bears' 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.

With Chicago falling behind 17-0 at the half, they had to lean upon their passing attack to get back into the game. That led to Cohen seeing more snaps than David Montgomery while also being second on the team in targets. Although he caught all but one of his targets, he was unable to post a reception of longer than 12 yards. Although it didn't help most fantasy owners, his biggest play of the game was a long punt return that helped get the Bears back into the contest. This was the first time since Week 1 that he's been targeted more than twice in a game, and he's yet to see more than five carries in any contest, making him little more than a flex option in fantasy leagues.

September 29, 2019 08:00 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Finds end zone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cohen rushed five times for 11 yards while adding two receptions for seven yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Cohen appeared to be an integral part of the Bears game plan against a stout Minnesota defense. On the first drive of the contest, Mitchell Trubisky was knocked out of the contest, but Chase Daniel connected with him on a short touchdown pass. Once Chicago took control of this contest shortly after halftime, Cohen was used sparingly while David Montgomery took over the majority of the backfield work. Cohen has yet to have more than seven touches in any contest this year, capping his fantasy value as a flex option unless he begins to see more opportunities.

September 24, 2019 12:24 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Quiet in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cohen lost two yards on four carries, but caught two of four targets for 26 yards in Monday night's 31-15 win over the Redskins.

Cohen was held in check once again, but at least ripped off a season-long, 24-yard reception Monday. He also placed third on the team in receiving, but is yet to top 50 yards through the air this season. With zero touchdowns to date, either, Cohen will be desperate to get going in Week 4, but his matchup against a tough Vikings defense is hardly ideal.

September 15, 2019 07:52 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Receives six touches
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Cohen rushed four times for 18 yards while adding a pair of receptions for an additional seven yards in Chicago's 16-14 victory over the Broncos on Sunday.

Aside from David Montgomery, Cohen was the second-most utilized player on the Chicago offense. Although he didn't do much with his opportunities, facing a stiff Denver front seven made it difficult for the Bears to sustain much consistent offense. He'll likely be a volatile fantasy option who should have his best performances in shootouts and when the Bears are playing from behind.

September 6, 2019 01:16 AM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Heavy workload as receiver
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Cohen did not log a carry but brought in eight of 10 targets for 49 yards in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday. He also returned four punts for 36 yards.

Cohen ceded all complementary rushing work to offseason acquisition Mike Davis, but he ended up pacing the Bears in catches for the night. The versatile back saw game script work in his favor during the fourth quarter with Chicago in catch-up mode. If Thursday's workload distribution is any indication, Cohen could featured much less as a runner this season with Davis in the fold, but the atypical nature of the contest makes it hard to draw any lasting conclusions for the time being. Cohen will look to continue shining as a pass catcher versus the Broncos in a Week 2 interconference matchup a week from Sunday.

August 21, 2019 05:20 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Could have simplified role
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Coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that he may have asked Cohen to do too much late last season, Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. "I do feel like there was a time -- probably later in the season -- where we probably gave [Cohen] a little bit too much,'' Nagy said. ''And when you mentally drain them, it pulls them back physically.''

Nagy seems to be referring to what he asked of Cohen from a mental standpoint rather than the number of snaps or touches he gave the running back. In addition to his primary role as a passing-down back, Cohen poached some carries from Jordan Howard on early downs, took snaps lined up in the slot or out wide, and even returned punts and a couple kickoffs. The 24-year-old still should handle all those functions to some extent, but he may face less of a burden if the Bears get a healthier season from slot receiver Anthony Miller (ankle), as well as some pass-catching contributions from backfield additions David Montgomery and Mike Davis. Part of the pressure on Cohen last season was a product of Howard's shortcomings in the passing game and Miller's repeated struggles with a dislocated shoulder. Things appear less promising from a fantasy perspective, as improved balance on offense could cost Cohen some touches compared to last season.

August 16, 2019 06:28 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Out for Friday's game
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Cohen isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason contest against the Giants.

For the second week in a row, Cohen will remain on the sidelines. On this occasion, though, he'll be joined by rookie running back David Montgomery, leaving backfield reps to Mike Davis, Ryan Nall and Kerrith Whyte. Considering coach Matt Nagy knows what Cohen brings to the offense, the RB is unlikely to see the field before the regular season, when he'll resume a pass-catching role.

August 8, 2019 07:08 PM
Bears' Tarik Cohen: Sitting out Thursday
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Cohen isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Coach Matt Nagy won't risk the health of several key skill-position players, including Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton. Cohen himself is part of a new-look backfield in the wake of Jordan Howard's departure. While Cohen is expected to hold onto his change-of-pace role in the Bears offense, 2019 third-round pick David Montgomery and free-agent signing Mike Davis will vie for early-down and short-yardage work.

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