Hicks notched 1.5 sacks along with three tackles in the Bears' Week 17 victory over the Vikings, finishing the season with 55 tackles, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Hicks has been incredibly consistent in his three years with the Bears, as he's posted between 53-55 tackles and 7-8.5 sacks in each campaign. With three years remaining on his contract, he should continue to be a centerpiece of the Bears' defense and a strong IDP at the defensive line position.
Hicks registered a sack and three tackles in Chicago's Week 14 win over the Rams. After not collecting a sack in five straight games, Hicks now has one in three of the last four contests, and fantasy owners should ride him during this hot streak.
Coach Matt Nagy said Thursday that he is "not concerned" about Hicks' Achilles injury, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Hicks did not practice to begin the week and is not expected to do much work Thursday, but Nagy called his absence "precautionary." It's good news that Hicks doesn't appear to be dealing with a long-term injury given how severe Achilles issues can sometimes be, but his status for Sunday's tilt against the Giants is nonetheless murky at best. If Hicks were to remain sidelined for any amount of time, Bilal Nichols would be expected to slot into the starting lineup.
Hicks notched a sack and six tackles in Chicago's 25-20 win over the Vikings on Sunday. After collecting three sacks in the first four games of the season, Hicks broke a five-game sack drought. Of course, two of those sack-less games occurred when Khalil Mack was out of the lineup. Look for Hicks to be a solid IDP the rest of the way while opposing offenses worry about Mack, which will allow the former to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Hicks was ejected from Chicago's Week 4 victory for bumping an official. Before his ejection, Hicks was able to collect a sack and a tackle, which at least gave him strong fantasy value despite his lack of snaps. With three sacks in four games, he's a strong weekly IDP option. After this week's bye, he'll face the Dolphins in Week 6.