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.
Hicks notched a sack and four tackles (three solo) in Chicago's 16-14 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Hicks now has two sacks on the season, and he's continued to be a strong IDP since joining the Bears in 2016. With Khalil Mack in town, Hicks stands an excellent chance of topping the career-high 8.5 sacks he posted in 2017.
Hicks has proven to be an excellent pass rusher over the past few seasons, but with the addition of Khalil Mack, he'll be in position to have a career year. It was clear in this contest that with defenses focusing on slowing Mack, Hicks will have plenty of one-on-one matchups to exploit when rushing the passer throughout the course of the season.
Hicks missed some time during the preseason due to a sore knee, but it appears to no longer be an issue with the regular season approaching. He should start at defensive end for the Bears in the opener, looking to build off of a career-high 8.5 sacks in 2017.
Hicks (knee) is being held out of Saturday's preseason game against the Chiefs, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Hicks has been nursing a sore knee for the past couple of days, and the Bears are likely averse to risking their starting defensive end's health in a game that is ultimately non-consequential to him. With Hicks out, look for Bilal Nichols and Roy Robertson-Harris to see additional snaps with the first-team defense.
|12||11/22/18||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||14||20||10.0||10||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||56||29.0||27||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||41||27.0||14||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||13||21||9.0||12||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||3||2||0.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New Orleans Saints||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New England Patriots||13||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||1|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|