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Akiem Hicks

27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Chicago Bears

2016 Defensive Stats

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39

Sacks

6

Int

0

FF

2

TD

0

2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Once the Patriots acquired Hicks from the Saints in 2015, he looked like the impact player who current Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace made a third round pick with the Saints in 2012. Once Hicks hit ...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 336   DOB: 11/16/1989  College: Regina  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Akiem Hicks Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Bears in March of 2016.

December 6, 2016  –  Akiem Hicks News

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Hicks notched a pair of sacks and 10 tackles Sunday against the 49ers.

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Akiem Hicks NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 19 CFB 1 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 NO 14 20 10 10 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 NO 16 56 29 27 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 NO 15 41 27 14 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 NE 13 21 9 12 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 25 NO 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 26 CHI 12 39 26 13 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Akiem Hicks – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

694

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Akiem Hicks was on the field for 694 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

55

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Akiem Hicks was on the field for 55 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 716 72
2015 399 34
2015 399 34
2016 694 55
Akiem Hicks 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Hou 62 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Phi 57 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Dal 58 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 54 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Ind 55 7 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jax 50 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 66 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Min 53 3 4 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @TB 64 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 60 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ten 57 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 SF 58 2 10 8 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Det
15 GB
16 Was
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Akiem Hicks
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   336 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.23 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.86 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.75 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   35.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   108 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   26 reps
WEAK
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Akiem Hicks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hicks notched a pair of sacks along with four tackles Monday against the Vikings.

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Hicks recorded a sack, a forced fumble and a tackle Saturday against the Chiefs.

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Hicks has used his combination of size, speed and energy to stand out during Bears camp, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Trbune reports.

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Hicks has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Bears, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Saints have traded Hicks to the Patriots in exchange for Michael Hoomanawanui, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Hicks made eight tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday's win in Atlanta.

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Hicks made six tackles (one solo) in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

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Hicks will start out at defensive end in the Saints' new 3-4 defensive alignment under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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2015

Following an impressive finish to his 2013 sophomore campaign, many predicted a breakout season for Hicks in 2014. Hicks unfortunately underwhelmed, managing only 42 tackles and two sacks in 15 games. Still, Hicks is expected to start at defensive end for the Saints, which could result in a windfall for fantasy owners with the option of starting Hicks at defensive tackle - the position at which he's listed in most fantasy leagues. If he can return to harassing the quarterback, as he did in 2013 when he recorded 56 tackles and 4.5 sacks, IDP owners could reap the benefits of deploying Hicks at a defensive tackle position in which pass rush standouts are scarce.

2014

In only his second year in the league out of tiny Regina College in Canada, Hicks managed 3.5 sacks in his final seven regular season games in 2013 and finished the year with 4.5 sacks and 56 tackles. Almost as importantly as Hicks' marked improvement from a rookie season in which his presence was hardly felt is that the Saints list Hicks as a defensive tackle, despite often lining up as a defensive end in the team's 3-4 defense. If Hicks can continue to build on his sack total in 2014, his value projects to be significantly higher in position-specific IDP leagues given the dearth of quality pass rushers at the defensive tackle position.

2013

Hicks is expected to start at defensive end in the Saints' new 3-4 defense. Hicks was tentatively slated to start at nose tackle, but with the Saints drafting massive DT John Jenkins, Hicks moved to defensive end. While Hicks will still likely see playing time at all three defensive line positions, he holds slightly more value as an end, as it should provide an increased opportunity to rack up a few more sacks.

2012

Hicks was drafted in the third round out of the tiny University of Regina in Canada. Given the weaker competition he faced during his college career, he may have some difficulty contributing right away at the NFL level. At this point in his career, Hicks is expected to back up both Sedrick Ellis and Broderick Bunkley in the defensive tackle rotation.