Is Tarik Cohen the next Darren Sproles? In a word… Yes. Cohen’s best comparable player on PlayerProfiler.com is Sproles. In fact, Cohen is the only player in the database that RotoUnderworld’s algorithm compared to Sproles based on advanced stats, metrics, and analytics profiles.
Both Cohen and Sproles checked in at 5-6, 180-pounds coming out of college. Both are exceptionally quick and fast, translating great speed and quickness into on-field dominance at the college level. Sproles was a workhorse at Kansas State, and Cohen was a mini bell cow at North Carolina A&T. Both Cohen and Sproles are electric in space while demonstrating a rare ability to absorb a massive workload in college despite weighing only 180-pounds. They are analytically similar, which is critical.
Remember Branden Oliver? After making a couple big plays while wearing number 43, many analysts compared Branden Oliver to Darren Sproles two year ago. Objective, quantitatively-generated metrics showed that Branden Oliver is not at all similar to Darren Sproles.
As we look ahead to week 2 of the NFL season, Tarik Cohen should challenge Jordan Howard to be the Bears’ primary back and Darren Sproles will likely secure a place atop of the Eagles depth chart.
Cohen and Sproles are dopplegängers and are set up to exceed all expectations in fantasy football this season.