Tarik Cohen
Tarik Cohen
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
IR
Injury Knee - ACL
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Along with the rest of the Chicago offense, Cohen was a major disappointment last season. He failed to make much of an impact on the ground, and his efficiency as a receiver took a significant step backward with his eight drops being a major eyesore, though some of that can be blamed on Mitchell Trubisky's inaccuracy. Cohen still has tremendous elusiveness and wheels in the open field, and he landed among the league leaders in top recorded speed when he hit 21.42 mph on a 71-yard punt return in Week 5. On the other hand, his lack of size (5-6, 191) and power becomes apparent when defenders do get their hands on him, as his average of 1.2 yards after contact last season would've ranked last if he had enough carries to qualify. The Bears brought in offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and veteran QB Nick Foles to help fix the passing game, additions that should benefit Cohen given his consistent passing-down role. That could allow him to return to something closer to the 8.0 yards per target he managed in 2018, rather than last season's ugly 4.4. Meanwhile, David Montgomery seems locked into the early down role, and whatever window Cohen might have had to prove he could be more than just a scatback appears to have closed. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract with the Bears in September of 2020.
Shifting to IR
RBChicago Bears
Knee - ACL
September 28, 2020
Cohen (knee - ACL) will be placed on injured reserve Monday.
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Cohen suffered a season-ending torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Falcons, so his placement on IR was only ever a matter of time. The move leaves Ryan Nall as the top backup to David Montgomery, though Cordarrelle Patterson is a likely candidate to see increased backfield snaps with Cohen out. The Bears may also see fit to promote Artavis Pierce from the practice squad.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tarik Cohen's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
7.1%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
35.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
6.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
26.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
3.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
11.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.2
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Monday, Oct 26th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
77.4
 
Cornerbacks
69.0
 
Safeties
70.6
 
Linebackers
99.3
 
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Measurables Review
How do Tarik Cohen's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 6"
 
Weight
191 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
29.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
2017
The scatback saw his role in the Bears' offense increase in 2018, as his reliability as a receiver and game-breaking speed and elusiveness in the open field gave the team a dynamic element it didn't have from anyone else on the roster. That might have been only a teaser for another step forward in 2019. Chicago shipped Jordan Howard to Philadelphia, and while the team signed Mike Davis from Seattle and traded up in the draft to grab David Montgomery in the third round, Cohen could be headed for a bigger role on the ground after failing to see triple-digit carries in either of his first two NFL seasons. The offense as a whole remains focused on its aerial attack under former Andy Reid assistant Matt Nagy, and that's the area in which the undersized back excels. He finished sixth in receptions among running backs last year, and if the offense is more efficient and productive in its second season under Nagy and third year with Mitchell Trubisky at the helm, there should be even more targets available for Cohen. He fell just short of 1,200 scrimmage yards last season, but there's a path to him surpassing that number this year.
Cohen exploded out of the gate with triple-digit scrimmage yards twice in his first three NFL games, but his production dwindled as the season progressed, mainly because the whole offense was sluggish under rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the unimaginative John Fox and Dowell Loggains calling shots. Fox is gone, replaced by former Andy Reid assistant Matt Nagy, and while that should bode well for the unit as a whole, Cohen especially could benefit from an increased focus on the passing game. The 5-6 scatback is unlikely to ever handle a workhorse role, but his speed and elusiveness make him dangerous in the open field, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him top the 53 catches and 353 receiving yards he amassed in 2017. Jordan Howard remains firmly in the lead role for the Bears, but Cohen has the talent and potentially the opportunity to make an impact as the passing-down complement.
A fourth-round pick in this year's draft, Cohen joins a crowded Bears backfield but has a clear role available to him as a pass-catching threat and third-down option. Cohen caught 62 passes over his final two seasons in college, and his 4.42 40-yard dash time as well as exceptional elusiveness and vision mark him as a player who can rip off big gains if he gets the ball in his hands in the open field. At just 5-6, 179, he may not be much use between the tackles, and despite his skill set as a runner he has limited experience returning kicks. As a change of pace from Jordan Howard, Cohen could prove to be effective with a handful of touches per game, or maybe more than a handful depending on how quickly Mitchell Trubisky takes over under center and starts looking for check-downs.
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ACL tear confirmed
RBChicago Bears
Knee - ACL
September 28, 2020
Coach Matt Nagy confirmed Monday that Cohen suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Falcons, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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ACL tear feared
RBChicago Bears
Knee
September 27, 2020
The Bears fear that Cohen tore his ACL during Sunday's win over the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Leaves with knee injury
RBChicago Bears
Knee
September 27, 2020
Cohen has reen ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Falcons with a knee injury, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Receives six touches
RBChicago Bears
September 20, 2020
Cohen rushed five times for 12 yards and caught his only target for 15 yards in the Bears' 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
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Inks three-year extension
RBChicago Bears
September 19, 2020
Cohen signed a three-year extension worth $17.25 million with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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