10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 2
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears
ESPN Ownership: 4.4%
Yahoo Ownership: 11.0%
Tarik Cohen did it all for the Chicago Bears in Week 1. He ran the ball five times, tallying 66 yards, while adding a team-high 12 targets, which he turned into 8 receptions, 47 yards and 1 touchdown. He also handled all 3 of the team's punt returns.
To say Cohen's big game was expected is certainly a stretch, but he posted some similarly impressive numbers in the preseason, racking up 121 yards on 19 carries.
It was especially encouraging for his fantasy value that his workload was already a similar size to that of starter Jordan Howard (13 carries, 5 targets). Cohen has certainly flashed the ability to produce alongside Howard (especially if you're in a PPR league, where those 12 targets are absolute gold), and the potential that his strong play earns him an increase in workload -- or at least solidifies his role -- moving forward gives him some incredibly appealing upside, as well.