Goldman posted a sack and three tackles in Chicago's Week 17 victory over Minnesota, wrapping up the season with 39 tackles and three sacks. After picking up seven sacks in 21 games over his first two seasons with the Bears, he's only notched 4.5 over his last 21 games, and he hasn't made the IDP splash that many hoped for after he was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. However, his ability to help the Bears' run defense is a big part of the reason he's signed through 2022, but it's unlikely that he'll turn into a big fantasy factor in the near future.
Goldman signed a four-year extension with the Bears on Friday. Goldman is coming off a solid 2017 campaign with the Bears, where he posted a career-high 44 tackles but also had a career-low 1.5 sacks across 15 games. He was set to enter the final year of his rookie deal in 2018, but the nose tackle is now set to remain with the team through 2022.
Goldman tallied 44 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games to finish his third season with the Bears. Goldman posted a career high with the 44 tackles, but despite playing 608 snaps -- more than 90 more than he's played in either of his first two years with the Bears -- his 1.5 sacks represented the lowest total of his career. He'll enter the fourth and final year of his rookie deal, but he hasn't done enough to be considered a reliable fantasy option at this point of his career.
Goldman (hip) is listed as active for Saturday's game versus the Lions. Goldman will return from a one-game absence for Saturday's divisional matchup. Look for him to resume his usual role at nose tackle assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Goldman (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Goldman's absence likely leaves John Jenkins in line to pick up the start at nose tackle in Week 14.
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