Fantasy Football Tarik Cohen: 2018 Player Profile

Fantasy Football Tarik Cohen

If you want highlight reel plays from your running back, then this Tarik Cohen player profile is for you. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Fantasy Football Tarik Cohen

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 36 among running backs.  Number 90 overall.

PPR: Number 33 among running backs.  Number 82 overall.

 

Stats:

FANTASY FOOTBALL TARIK COHEN SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 40 88.9 55 5.9

FANTASY FOOTBALL TARIK COHEN SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 30 144.6 42 9.0

FANTASY FOOTBALL TARIK COHEN USAGE

Carries Carries Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2017 87 5.4 71 4.4

 

Overview: Tarik Cohen is the new hotness. A lot of people love him as a sleeper this year.  At his current ADP, Tarik Cohen is a trap.  He is not going to take away carries from Jordan Howard, no matter how much you might want him to.  He had a lot of touches last year, but a lot of that can be attributed to just how desperate the Bears were for playmakers.  They signed Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton in the offseason, and both of those moves will likely cut into his work in the slot.  People are remembering a couple of strong games early in the season and forgetting that he was barely flex-worthy in most games last year.

Strategy: I like Tarik Cohen the football player, but I’m not sold on Tarik Cohen the fantasy football player.  There are a lot of new players cutting into his opportunities and that makes him feel like a tremendous risk.

Ceiling: If Jordan Howard gets hurt, Tarik Cohen could see an increased workload and end the year as an RB2.

Floor:  What will actually happen is the same thing that happened last year.  He will have a couple of performances that get you really excited about his game early in the season.  Then you will keep putting him in your lineup long after you should have given up on him and end up tanking your fantasy football season.  You can’t help it.  You are a glass half-full guy.  Unfortunately, this means your win column will be a glass fully empty.