Chicago Bears
  • 5'6"
  • 181
  • 23
  • 2 years
  • North Carolina A&T
  • 2017 R4 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 CHI 16 160 87 370 4.3 2 2 71 53 353 1 723 3 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/7/2018 9:13am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen's versatility gives the Bears a dynamic playmaker on offense. He will be used as a running back, wide receiver and even a pass-blocker. Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen still has a lot to learn, but he has a lot to learn because Chicago plans on using him in a variety of ways. In addition to his running back duties, Cohen said he has lined up on the outside and in the slot as a receiver and has practiced on special teams. 'I feel like this is the offense for me.'

    Huddle Up: Cohen's ceiling is stinted by Jordan Howard, but the small, shifty back can do a little bit of everything. He even threw a touchdown last year as a rookie. He possesses much more allure in PPR leagues where he should be considered a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3.

  • Posted: 5/25/2018 9:22pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen could 'no doubt' serve as the third-down back if he can prove to be a capable blocker, according to running backs coach Charles London.

    Huddle Up: Cohen was able to deliver several explosive plays last year when given playing time, and if he can secure a steady role, he could be a flex option in PPR formats. Keep tabs on the situation throughout the summer.

  • Posted: 5/16/2018 8:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is a player that head coach Matt Nagy is excited to work with this upcoming season. 'You see how he is in the meeting rooms ? he listens to the play and when he comes out here how serious he is and he knows how to have fun. He's a player that for me, you get giddy about,' Nagy said.

    Huddle Up: Cohen should have a solid role in the offense and will be involved in the running and passing game in 2018. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in point-per-reception leagues and a possible flex option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 4/19/2018 7:49am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen has focused on improving his skills as a receiver and route running this offseason. Head coach Matt Nagy said the team plans to move him around and do different things with him.

    Huddle Up: Cohen will be an interesting RB3 option in PPR formats, but he presents some uncertainty along with upside. Jordan Howard figures to see a large workload running the ball, which means Cohen could slip in drafts.

  • Posted: 4/18/2018 11:23am ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is up to 190 pounds after bulking up this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Cohen is petite as far as NFL running backs are concerned, but he is as speedy and shifty as they come. He quickly came on to the scene in his rookie season, particularly in the passing game and on special teams. With Jordan Howard hogging most of the carries in Chicago, Cohen is a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 candidate in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 2/24/2018 7:27pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen said he can do 'the same kinds of things' as Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, and he feels he will develop into a playmaker under offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

    Huddle Up: Nagy was the offensive coordinator for the Chiefs last year, so if there's anyone who should be able to maximize Cohen's speed and versatility, it's Nagy. Cohen flashed at times in 2017, and he projects as a RB4 with upside, especially in PPR formats, heading into next season.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 1:44pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed for nine yards on two carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 12 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Cohen has been pretty quiet over the last two weeks and will have a tough matchup in Week 17. Owners may want to keep him on the bench and look for other options next week.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 3:28pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed 12 times for a career-high 80 yards in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added two receptions for five yards.

    Huddle Up: Cohen had double-digit rush attempts for the first time since Week 6 in Baltimore, and his higher usage was mostly due to the lopsided nature of the game in his team's road win. Jordan Howard was amazing in this one and Cohen isn't unseating him anytime soon.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 3:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed twice for five yards in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers and he added four receptions for a team-high 39 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: The Bears really need to figure out ways to get the ball in Cohen's hands more, as he is an exciting playmaker out of the backfield catching the ball. Still, he is nothing more than a RB4 in most fantasy leagues until he starts totaling more touches.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 1:50pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed nine times for 44 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions and he added four receptions for 15 yards on a team-high six targets.

    Huddle Up: Cohen totaled 13 touches to 15 for Jordan Howard, but the starter Howard was far more productive with 8.3 yards per carry including a 50-yard scamper and a 12-yard scoring run.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 2:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed for two yards and one touchdown on four carries against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. He also caught one pass for six yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Cohen has seen a drop in his workload lately and has posted only six touches in the last two games. He should still be involved in the running and passing game but would only be a flex option in Week 10.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:48pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen had just one touch in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers and it was good for a 70-yard reception.

    Huddle Up: The Bears used a run-heavy attack against the Panthers, and that meant a steady diet of Jordan Howard, but they really need to find a way to get the ball into the exciting rookie's hands more. When he has touched the ball he has made plenty of big plays this season.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 2:39pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed for 32 yards on 14 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. He also caught one pass for 14 yards and also threw a 21-yard touchdown pass during the game.

    Huddle Up: Cohen appears to be the No. 2 running back for the Bears and will be involved in the running and passing game. He can be considered a flex option in deeper leagues against favorable matchups.

  • Posted: 10/9/2017 9:17pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen finished with just 13 rushing yards on six carries, while adding negative-one receiving yards on his only reception Monday, Oct. 9, versus the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Uh oh, this is a troubling development for the 22-year-old. With fellow rookie Mitchell Trubisky making his first career start under center, Cohen had a total of just one target after averaging seven targets per game when Mike Glennon was starting in the first four games. In addition, third-stringer Benny Cunningham got nearly as many snaps as Cohen did. Any way you look at it, Cohen's usefulness in basically any format is quickly running out.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 10:01pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen accounted for 48 total yards (24 rushing, 24 receiving) during the team's loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: After topping 100 total yards in two of his first three NFL games, Cohen couldn't even reach half that number on TNF. It's the same risk that's come with playing the likes of Darren Sproles and Danny Woodhead over the years in that you're counting on someone to do a lot in limited opportunities. As such, Cohen is best deployed as an RB3 or flex option.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 5:04pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen posted 12 rushes for 78 yards in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added four receptions for 24 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Cohen total 16 touches to 28 for Jordan Howard, who had a monster game in the overtime win. The rookie still had a very productive afternoon for his fantasy owners, but they have to be a little concerned that Howard re-emerged and had such a giant stat line. Temper expectations for Cohen heading into Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, although he is still a very nice PPR option in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Posted: 9/19/2017 8:33pm ET

    Chicago Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen is averaging 6.6 yards per carry on his 12 rushing attempts through two games but is spending an average of 4.17 seconds per run before crossing the line of scrimmage - nearly a full second more than any other player in league with at least 10 carries this season.

    Huddle Up: Cohen is already one of the more elusive backs in the league, but most of the credit for his league-high time in the backfield is due to the fact he is being used primarily on tosses and sweeps. Nevertheless, it's still a very long time for any back - Le'Veon Bell led the league in 2016 at 3.09 seconds - and obviously unsustainable. The Bears' dearth of wideouts has forced them to rely heavily on Cohen in the passing game, and the rookie has quickly moved into RB2 consideration in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 1:29pm ET

    Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught eight passes for 55 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. He also rushed for 13 yards on seven carries.

    Huddle Up: Cohen was not as productive as he was in Week 1 but was still a big part of the offense against the Bucs. He should receive a similar workload in Week 3 and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 3:30pm ET

    Chicago Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen rushed five times for a team-high 66 yards and he added eight receptions for a team-best 47 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against Atlanta.

    Huddle Up: Cohen also led the team in targets (12), stealing a lot of the thunder of Jordan Howard. The speedster from North Carolina A&T was certainly impressive and looks to be a big part of head coach Mike Fox's plans, much to the dismay of Howard.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 ATL 5 66 0 8 47 1
2 @TB 7 13 0 8 55 0
3 PIT 12 78 0 4 24 0
4 @GB 6 24 0 4 24 0
5 MIN 6 13 0 1 -6 0
6 @BAL 14 32 0 1 14 0
7 CAR 0 0 0 1 70 0
8 @NO 4 2 1 1 6 0
10 GB 1 1 0 1 10 0
11 DET 9 44 1 4 15 0
12 @PHI 2 -11 0 2 8 0
13 SF 2 5 0 4 39 0
14 @CIN 12 80 0 2 5 0
15 @DET 2 1 0 4 16 0
16 CLE 2 9 0 2 12 0
17 @MIN 3 13 0 6 14 0

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