Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 16%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 1.1%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 0.2
Durability: question mark 127

Low Risk

Tarik Cohen Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Cohen ranks top 7 among RBs in targets, catches, receiving yards and TDs over the past 3 seasons.
  • But his efficiency has been all over the board: good in 2018 but bad in 2017 and 2019.
  • That means there’s a risk the Bears cut back his target volume this season, which would kill Cohen’s fantasy value.

Passing-game production

In terms of raw production, Cohen has been 1 of the best pass-catching backs in the league over the past 3 seasons. He ranks top 7 at the position in targets (266), catches (203), receiving yards (1,534) and TDs (9) during that span.

But his efficiency has been a rollercoaster ride. It was mostly down in Cohen’s 2017 rookie campaign, when he averaged 6.7 yards per catch on a 74.6% catch rate. His 5.0 yards per target ranked 41st among 51 RBs with 30+ targets. On the plus side, Cohen ranked 10th in that group in yards per route run and 6th in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades.

He was good in basically every metric in 2018, HC Matt Nagy’s 1st year in Chicago. Cohen ranked 3rd in yards per target, 1st in yards per route run and 5th in PFF receiving grades among 39 RBs with 30+ looks.

But he took a major step back this past season, setting career lows in yards per catch (5.8), yards per target (4.4), yards per route run (1.26) and PFF receiving grade. Cohen ranked 42nd in yards per catch, 41st in yards per target, 21st in yards per route run and 30th in PFF receiving grade among 43 RBs with 30+ targets.

Fantasy production

Not surprisingly, 2018 was Cohen’s best fantasy season. He ranked 11th among RBs in PPR points and 17th in non-PPR that year. But even in 2016 and 2018, volume kept Cohen’s fantasy value afloat. He saw 71 targets as a rookie and finished 33rd in PPR points. Last year, he set a career high with 104 targets and parlayed that into a 27th-place PPR finish.

So Cohen can be a top-35 PPR RB even on subpar efficiency — if the B…

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Tarik Cohen Injury History

Date League Injury Details
This player has no recorded injuries