Tarik Cohen had a strong showing in his first two seasons with Matt Nagy, finishing with 71 and 79 receptions, respectively. He wasn’t able to showcase much in 2020 as he only played three games before going down with an injury (ACL). But he had 15 touches in the two full games he played, which comes out to just over seven in each game, which isn’t drastically off from the pace he had in 2019. All of that to say is he likely would’ve had a similar output in 2020 had he played.
After Cohen’s injury, David Montgomery proved he’s more than capable of being a receiving threat, finishing with 54 receptions. It seems highly probable that Cohen’s workload as a receiver diminishes from the 70+ receptions he had in the two seasons prior. Also, Cohen is coming back from an ACL tear, which is no small feat. He even started training camp on the PUP list due to the injury. There’s a lot of unknown with Cohen returning in 2021.
2021 Bottom Line
Cohen has been a fun option for PPR leagues due to his high volume of receptions, but he carries a lot of risk heading into this season. He’s returning from a major injury, Montgomery will likely eat more into his touches and he didn’t look that great in the three games he played last season. Cohen had just six receptions before his ACL tear, averaging a meager two receptions per game. We’re not expecting much from Cohen in 2021, placing him near RB60 in our rankings (half-PPR).