Hitchens completed 2018 with 135 tackles (81 solo) over 15 games during 2018.
Although Hitchens didn't do much else of note for fantasy purposes, he finished fifth in the NFL in tackles thanks to a move from Dallas to Kansas City last offseason, boosting him onto the fantasy radar. Set for the second year of a five-year deal with the Chiefs in 2019, Hitchens should sit near the top of the IDP options again next season and could top his output from 2018 if he can stay on the field for all 16 games.
Hitchens racked up 12 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
Hitchens logged his second straight game with double digit tackles, and performed admirably against Seattle's run-heavy offense. The 26-year-old has been a valuable IDP asset this season, with 126 tackles through 14 games.
Hitchens had 11 tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 29-28 loss to the Chargers.
Hitchens has produced well throughout the season, yet Thursday was the first time he reached double-digit tackles since Week 6 at New England. The 26-year-old has 114 total tackles and a forced fumble through 13 games and has a matchup against the run-heavy Seahawks on tap in Week 16.
Hitchens notched 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's Week 13 matchup with the Raiders.
Hitchens exited the game for a bit with a quad injury, but that didn't prevent from reaching double digits in tackles for the fifth time this season. Barring an injury, the fifth-year linebacker is a lock to reach triple-digit tackles for the first time in his career, making him a valuable IDP option in many formats. He needs just four Sunday against the Ravens to reach triple digits, a total he has surpassed in all but two of the games he's played in this season.
Hitchens was questionable to return after suffering a quad injury in the first half of Sunday's game. Now that he's back, expect Hitchens to assume his normal role as one of the starting linebackers for Kansas City.
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||15||135||81.0||54||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|