Tarik Cohen
Tarik Cohen
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.04 million contract with the Bears in May of 2017.
Thriving under new head coach
RBChicago Bears
January 18, 2019
Cohen rushed 99 times for 444 yards and three touchdowns while securing 71 of 91 targets for 725 yards and five touchdowns over 16 games in 2018.
ANALYSIS
The arrival of ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy worked wonders for Cohen, who generated eight touchdowns and 1,200 scrimmage yards in his first season under the first-year head coach. The same can't be said for fellow running back Jordan Howard, who ultimately finished the year with career lows in carries, rushing yards and yards per carry while seeing Cohen eat into his workload. The Bears' wild-card loss to the Eagles was a bitter way to end the season for the versatile scatback -- Cohen gained just 27 yards with no scores on four touches -- but he averaged 10.6 touches and 73.1 scrimmage yards per game during the regular season, setting him up for another solid season in Year 2 under Nagy in 2019.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tarik Cohen's 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
7.6%
 
Positive Run %
75.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
38.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.7
 
Rushing TD %
3.0%
 
Touches Per Game
10.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
34.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
20.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.66
 
% Team Air Yards
7.6%
 
% Team Targets
18.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.0%
 
Drop Rate
1.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
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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
181 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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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Scores eighth touchdown of season
RBChicago Bears
December 30, 2018
Cohen rushed five times for 24 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 17 victory over the Vikings, and he ended the regular season with 1,189 total yards and eight touchdowns.
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Disappointing effort
RBChicago Bears
December 23, 2018
Cohen rushed six times for 12 yards while catching one pass for an additional seven yards in Chicago's Week 16 victory over the 49ers.
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Scores, fumbles in win
RBChicago Bears
December 16, 2018
Cohen ran for 21 yards on five carries and added 31 yards and a touchdown on five receptions during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Packers. He lost a fumble during the contest.
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Solid in limited touches
RBChicago Bears
December 9, 2018
Cohen rushed nine times for 69 yards and pulled in all four of his targets for another 20 yards in Sunday's 15-6 win over the Rams.
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Wows through multiple means in loss
RBChicago Bears
December 2, 2018
Cohen rushed eight times for 30 yards, hauled in 12 of 14 targets for 156 yards and returned two punts for 15 yards in the Bears' 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants on Sunday. He also completed a game-tying, one-yard touchdown pass with three seconds remaining in regulation.
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