Wow. Just wow.
On a gross day of opening football that saw 10 of the 12 games go under the Vegas total, Chicago Bears rookie back Tarik Cohen stood out as one of the few bright spots. Even after an offseason of praise for the rookie, a dominant preseason, and reports coming out prior to Week 1 that he had earned himself a regular role, most still weren't ready to buy into the hype.
In fact, hardly anyone deemed him worthy of a roster spot. Last week, we ran a piece on 12 barely-owned players to watch, and Cohen was owned in only 2.3% of leagues as of opening night on Thursday. After racking up 113 total yards and a touchdown on five carries and eight catches (12 targets), Cohen's ownership is sure to spike this week.
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