Tarik Cohen, RB Chicago Bears

General Info

  • Height: 5' 6"
  • Weight: 179 lbs
  • DOB: 07-26-1995
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Bears Beat: RB roles may depend on opponent

Monday, October 8, 2018, 7:29pm

NBC Sports Chicago - [Full Article]

Jordan Howard will continue to get the ball going forward. How much compared to Tarik Cohen will vary by opponent, and that’s a change for Howard, who previously could count on 20-plus carries with regularity, regardless of who the Bears were playing.

“Jordan understands what we’re trying to do as a team,” Nagy said. “And he also understands, and we’ve talked, that he has a major part of this offense. He has a big-time role. But if it’s an advantage to us to go a different direction for that game or for that play or that series, we’re going to do that. As long as our guys understand that, we’ll be in good shape."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Nagy is more willing than his predecessors to use Cohen as a pure running back, thus cutting into Howard’s playing time. Of Cohen’s 107 offensive snaps in 2018, 72 have been as a running back (67 percent); in 2017, 189 of his 360 snaps (53 percent) were as a running back. Howard and Cohen have been on the field at the same time for 23 snaps through four games. The story went on to say the ability to motion Cohen from out wide to next to Mitch Trubisky, or vice versa, allows Nagy to dictate favorable matchups in a way he can’t with Howard.

Scouting Report

Week 11 vs. Minnesota Vikings

Tarik Cohen had just 44 yards last week, but he did finish with a score. He also had a solid PPR outing, finishing with six receptions on seven targets. He's now had 6+ catches in four of his last seven games.

Cohen gets a fairly tough matchup this week vs. the Vikings, who have allowed the eighth-fewest fantasy points against opposing backs. Most of Cohen's production this season has been based on his ability to make at least one big play. He carries somewhat of a risk, especially in a poor matchup, and is best viewed as an RB2.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
16
@GB
6
SEA
27
@ARI
20
TB
BYE31
@MIA
19
NE
25
NYJ
21
@BUF
28
DET
5
MIN
28
@DET
24
@NYG
13
LAR
16
GB
17
@SF
5
@MIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@GB525005.00316045.334.17.128/7040.0%
2SEA48002.001170117.002.53.521/6631.8%
3@ARI5530010.60315035.006.89.830/7440.5%
4TB1353004.0871211817.2923.430.429/6147.5%
5BYE--------------
6@MIA531116.207900912.8616.123.134/7048.6%
7NE614002.338691128.6214.322.342/8251.2%
8NYJ540008.001701370.0017.018.038/6657.6%
9@BUF65000.8318028.001.32.328/5154.9%
10DET715102.14629074.8310.416.431/5754.4%
Per game6.2227.110.220.114.364.1148.330.335.4411.7610.6614.7731.22/66.3347.40%
Totals56244214.363743534911.7695.9132.9281/59747.40%
Previous Games vs. MIN
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201717@MIN313004.33614082.332.78.719/5633.93%
20175MIN613002.171-601-6.000.71.717/6127.87%
Average4.5013.000.000.003.253.504.000.004.50-1.841.705.2018.00/58.5030.90%