DE Akiem Hicks - Chicago Bears

6-4, 318Born: 1-20-1989College: Salve ReginaDrafted: Round 3, pick 89 (2012)

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Summary

Hicks has been a reliable DE2 since joining the Bears 3 years ago and remains one of the more reliable fantasy options at his position. While he may not have the upside to break double digit sacks, he has a high floor with at least 7 sacks in three straight seasons. His strong 2-way play and consistent tackle production is what helps set him apart. The addition of Khalil Mack last year helped draw attention away and make it even easier for Hicks to create pressure so we should expect more of the same from him. There is some risk that his production could take a hit due to the coaching switch from Vic Fangio to Chuck Pagano at defensive coordinator, but it's likely not enough to drop him outside a DE2 value. (May 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 19, 16, 18, 19, 19, 22
Overall Redraft - 51, 37, 45
DE Dynasty - 20, 19, 20, 23
Overall Dynasty - 51, 50, 53

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 CHI 16.0 36.0 17.0 7 2.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0
2017 CHI 16.0 39.0 14.0 8.5 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 CHI 16.0 41.0 13.0 7.5 3.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 38.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 41.0 * * * * * * *

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