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Akiem Hicks

28-Year-Old Defensive End – Chicago Bears

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

In the first of a two-year deal that Hicks signed with the Bears in 2016, he came up big with a career-high seven sacks. Now in a contract year, he'll be looking to cash in with another fruitful campa...

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2017 ADP:  75

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Knee      WED PRACTICE:   DNP
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 332   DOB: 11/16/1989
College: Regina  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Akiem Hicks Contract Information:

Signed four-year, $48 million contract extension ($30 million guaranteed) with the Bears in September of 2017.

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Hicks picked up a sack and two tackles in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Saints.

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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 16 54 36 18 7 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2017 27 CHI 10 36 28 8 7 0 0 0 0 2 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
  1. Akiem Hicks
  2. Roy Robertson-Harris
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

572

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Akiem Hicks was on the field for 572 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

24

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Akiem Hicks was on the field for 24 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 399 34
2015 399 34
2016 930 79
2017 572 24
Akiem Hicks 2017 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 Atl 49 5 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 49 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 56 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 @GB 45 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Min 60 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Bal 64 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Car 63 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 59 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 GB 66 6 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Det 61 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12 @Phi
13 SF
14 @Cin
15 @Det
16 Cle
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 Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   332 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.23 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.86 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.75 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   35.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   108 in
POOR
Bench Press:   26 reps
GOOD
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Akiem Hicks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hicks notched a sack along with five tackles in Chicago's 17-3 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

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Hicks notched a sack while adding three stops in Sunday's 27-24 overtime defeat of the Ravens.

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Hicks collected a pair of sacks to go with four tackles in Monday's loss to the Vikings.

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Hicks (foot) practiced in full Saturday, Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Hicks (foot) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.

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Hicks (foot), who was added to the injury report earlier in the day and is listed as questionable, is expected to play Thursday against the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Hicks is questionable for Thursday's game against the Packers with a foot injury.

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Hicks collected four tackles along with a fumble recovery in Sunday's victory over the Steelers.

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Hicks recorded a pair of sacks along with three tackles in Chicago's Week 1 loss to the Falcons.

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Hicks signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Bears on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Hicks posted a sack and three tackles in Sunday's 19-7 win over the Titans.

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Hicks (Achilles) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 the open market, Pace secured his services, signing him to a two-year deal to play the end position in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s system. With the team having upgraded their talent on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, Hicks, who has 9.5 sacks over the last three seasons, will be a player capable of making even more improvement, putting him on the map as a potential IDP option.

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.