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January 3, 2021 11:08 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Ends regular season with 3.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks posted two tackles in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Hicks recorded 49 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his fifth season with the Bears. Although his tackle totals were similar to the numbers he posted in his other healthy seasons, his sack numbers dropped dramatically in his age-30 season. He's signed with the team through the 2021 season, and unless he can return to the form he showed a few years ago, he'll be considered an inconsistent fantasy option with a limited ceiling.

December 6, 2020 11:44 AM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Ready for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

The 2018 Pro Bowler was forced to sit out last Sunday night's loss to the Packers, and he was subsequently made unavailable for the first practice session of the week Wednesday. Limited sessions Thursday and Friday led to Hicks being handed a questionable tag heading into the weekend. He's seemingly shown enough in pregame warmups to earn his 11th appearance of the season.

December 4, 2020 09:48 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Questionable Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions.

The 31-year-old began the week not practicing, but he was able to participate as a limited participant Thursday and Friday. Hicks appears on track to be available for Sunday's contest after sitting out Week 12.

December 4, 2020 11:44 AM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Upgraded Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.

Hicks failed to suit up in practice Wednesday after missing last week's game, so it's a good sign that he was able to practice in some capacity. Hicks is trending in the right direction for Sunday's contest against the Lions, but if he's forced to miss another game, Mario Edwards and Brent Urban would be in line for the bulk of the Week 13 snaps at defensive end.

December 2, 2020 05:00 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Starts week with missed practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

Hicks hurt his hamstring in Week 11 and failed to suit up in Week 12 as a result. His absence to start the practice week doesn't bode well for the hulking defensive end's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Lions, though Hicks will have two more opportunities to return to practice.

November 29, 2020 07:00 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Missing first game of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Packers.

Hicks was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional matchup, but he'll ultimately be forced to sit out due to his hamstring issue. Brent Urban stands to slot into the starting lineup in replacement of Hicks, which could make things easier for Green Bay on the ground.

November 27, 2020 06:08 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Packers.

Hicks was unable to practice all week, so his questionable designation is seemingly a little optimistic. Still, his final status will be determined by how he is feeling closer to kickoff. If he is ultimately unable to go, look for Brent Urban to replace him at defensive end.

November 26, 2020 04:04 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Sits out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (hamstring) was a non-participant during the Bears' practice session Thursday.

Despite being afforded additional recuperation time with Chicago taking its bye over Week 11, Hicks has still been unable to return to practice after sustaining his hamstring injury in the second half of a Nov. 16 Monday night loss to Minnesota. The 2018 Pro Bowler has generated 39 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks thus far on the season, but if he's unable to go Week 12, it would be one more advantage for the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers offense.

November 17, 2020 03:56 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Dealing with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks suffered a strained right hamstring in Monday's loss to the Vikings, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Hicks didn't return after suffering the injury in the third quarter of Monday game, and his absence was immediately felt on defense, as Vikings running back Dalvin Cook produced 66 of his 96 rushing yards after Hicks exited the game. Luckily, the 31-year-old defensive end has a Week 11 bye to recover, and his return will be vital for a Week 12 road game against Aaron Jones and the Packers.

November 16, 2020 10:32 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Unlikely to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Vikings due to a hamstring injury, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hicks appeared to suffer the injury while chasing down Kirk Cousins during the third quarter, and the team has since tagged him as doubtful to return. Brent Urban will need to step up in Hicks' place.

October 27, 2020 08:32 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Breaks sack drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks tallied a sack and three tackles in Chicago's 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.

Hicks collected his first sack since Week 3, though he now has 4.5 on the season. Hicks is averaging fewer than 3.5 tackles per contest, and unless he can start to boost his tackle totals while getting on another sack streak, he'll continue to be a low-upside IDP option.

October 24, 2020 07:28 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Cleared for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) will play Monday's game versus the Rams.

After missing the first two practices of the week, Hicks kicked his illness and will suit up for the primetime clash. The veteran defensive end started off the year with 3.5 sacks through the first three games, but he's been in a cold spell since then, being blanked in that department over the last three games. Hicks has a tough test to get back on track, as Jared Goff has avoided sacks well this year, getting taken down on just 3.6 percent of dropbacks.

October 22, 2020 06:44 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Sidelined at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice.

It's unclear if this is a COVID-19-related illness, but the fact that he was forced to miss practice isn't a great sign. Hicks has been a strong contributor for the Bears this season, racking up 23 tackles (16 solo) and 3.5 sacks across six games. If the veteran was forced to miss Week 7 against the Rams, Brent Urban and Mario Edwards would be in line for an uptick in snaps.

September 27, 2020 06:56 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Continues hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks posted 1.5 sacks and four tackles in Chicago's 30-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

For the third week in a row, Hicks has recorded a sack while averaging four tackles. Unless he begins to cool off, he'll continue to be an outstanding IDP option at the defensive end position.

September 19, 2020 01:36 AM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Shakes off illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday versus the Giants.

Hicks missed Thursday's practice with an illness but quickly returned to the team. Expect the veteran DE to log a full workload Sunday, looking to shut down Saquon Barkley and pressure Daniel Jones into mistakes. In Week 1, Hicks logged five tackles (four solo) and a sack against the Lions.

September 17, 2020 06:44 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Falls ill Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (illness) didn't suit up in Thursday's practice.

It's unclear how serious the illness is for Hicks, but it was enough to force him to miss valuable practice time. If the illness sidelines Hicks for Sunday's game against the Giants, Mario Edwards or Brent Urban would both be in line for an uptick in snaps.

September 13, 2020 06:28 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Notches sack in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks recorded a sack and four tackles in Chicago's 27-23 victory over the Lions on Sunday.

After missing most of the 2019 season with an elbow injury, Hicks returned to form by being productive as both a tackler and pass rusher. As long as he stays healthy, he'll likely continue to be one of the steadiest defensive line options in the league.

September 9, 2020 06:16 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Cleared for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hicks (quadriceps) wasn't listed on the team's injury report for Wednesday's practice.

Hicks missed most of the 2019 season due to an elbow injury, and his quadriceps injury popped up during training camp. Now healthy, the veteran is expected to assume a starting role in the defense, coming off 65 tackles (51 solo) and 8.5 sacks across 21 games the past two seasons.

August 21, 2020 09:04 PM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: No practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Matt Nagy said Hicks didn't practice Friday because of a quadriceps injury, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Hicks lost most of the 2019 season due to an elbow injury, but he's expected to contribute in a major way this year. In his four seasons in Chicago, Hicks posted 173 tackles, 24 sacks and seven pass breakups over 53 games. While Hicks recovers, expect Brent Urban and Roy Robertson-Harris to rotate in on the first-team defense.

June 26, 2020 08:04 AM
Bears' Akiem Hicks: Bounceback campaign expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano said that Hicks (elbow) is "really eager to get back on the field and be with his brothers out there competing and playing," Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Pagano anticipates having a fully healthy Hicks to utilize in 2020, after the defensive end was limited to just five games last year and noticably hampered when available. Prior to 2019's injury-riddled campaign, Hicks had put together three straight seasons with at least seven sacks. If the 30-year-old is indeed able to avoid any setbacks in his recovery, he'll be primed to make an impact as a key member of Chicago's defensive line for 2020.

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Sun 09/20vs NYGW 17-1321310000
Sun 09/27@ ATLW 30-263141.50000
Sun 10/04vs INDL 11-1933600000
Thu 10/08vs TBW 20-1921300100
Sun 10/18@ CARW 23-1620200000
Mon 10/26@ LARL 10-2412300000
Sun 11/01vs NOL 23-2621300000
Sun 11/08@ TENL 17-2442600000
Mon 11/16vs MINL 13-1931400000
Sun 11/29@ GBL 25-4100000000
Sun 12/06vs DETL 30-3402200000
Sun 12/13vs HOUW 36-722400000
Sun 12/20@ MINW 33-2701100000
Sun 12/27@ JACW 41-1701100000
Sun 01/03vs GBL 16-3520200000
Sun 01/10@ NOL 9-2133600000
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