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44 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB

Las Vegas Raiders

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Player Updates

March 13, 2021 10:36 AM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Restructures deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (undisclosed) and the Raiders have come to terms on a restructured contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The details regarding Kwiatkoski's new contract are not completely clear at this point. He joined the Raiders in 2020 after spending his first four seasons in Chicago and ultimately recorded 77 tackles (49 solo), one sack and one interception across 12 games.

December 23, 2020 07:56 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Lands on reserve/COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Kwiatkoski was coming off one of his better performances of the season, notching 10 tackles to pace Las Vegas in last week's loss to the Chargers. It's uncertain whether the linebacker has tested positive for COVID or has been found to be a close contact with someone who has, but he'll miss Saturday's clash with Miami in either case. He should be considered questionable to return for the regular-season finale against Denver as well.

December 18, 2020 09:32 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Notches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski had 10 tackles (five solo) during Thursday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Chargers.

Kwiatkoski enjoyed his second double-digit tackle performance of the year Thursday and led Las Vegas' defense in stops. Since the Raiders' Week 6 bye, Kwiatkoski hasn't dipped below five tackles in a single game.

November 9, 2020 11:44 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski finished with 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 31-26 victory over the Chargers.

Kwiatkoski ended the contest with a team-leading 13 tackles, while Lamarcus Joyner (12 tackles) and Johnathan Abram (10 tackles) also finished in double figures. Kwiatkoski has registered 36 total tackles on the season to go along with two passes defended and a forced fumble in six contests.

October 4, 2020 03:24 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

The 27-year-old missed the past two games with the pectoral injury, but he'll be back on the field for Week 4. Kwiatkoski had six tackles in 26 snaps before exiting the season opener and figures to play a significant role in the middle of the Las Vegas defense.

September 30, 2020 06:44 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Managing injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) was a limited participant for Wednesday's practice, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Kwiatkoski suffered the pectoral injury during the season opener, and he's failed to suit up in game action since. The fact that he's at least suiting up in some fashion for practice is a positive sign, however, look for more snaps out of Raekwon McMillan if Kwiatkoski is forced to miss more time.

September 25, 2020 04:44 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Sitting out Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

Kwiatkoski exited early in the season opener and hasn't practiced since. This will be the second straight game he misses. In Week 2, neither Raekwon McMillan nor Kyle Wilber played much in Kwiatkoski's place, so there's no one-for-one replacement in IDP settings.

September 22, 2020 07:16 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Saints.

Kwiatkoski avoided a torn pectoral muscle, but he'll miss Week 2 and possibly additional games. A rotation of Kyle Wilber and Raekwon McMillan will likely handle the reps at middle linebacker Monday.

September 19, 2020 06:48 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Considered doubtful for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is doubtful for Monday's game versus the Saints, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Although an MRI revealed that Kwiatkoski avoided a torn pectoral muscle, the linebacker is still expected to miss some time. He didn't practice this week, and he'll likely turn his focus to getting healthy for Week 3 versus the Patriots following the prime-time game. Raekwon McMillan is expected to start at middle linebacker in Kwiatkoski's place.

September 14, 2020 03:40 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: MRI yields positive news
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI confirmed that Kwiatkoski avoided a torn pectoral muscle, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While Kwiatkoski avoided a potentially season-ending injury, he could still miss some time. The team doesn't have a definitive timeline for their starting middle linebacker at this time. If he's unable to play in Week 2 versus the Saints, Raekwon McMillan or Kyle Wilber will likely take over the starting gig.

September 14, 2020 09:32 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Optimistic about return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski underwent testing on his pectoral injury Sunday, and it's not expected to be a long-term issue, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Kwiatkoski suffered this injury during Sunday's season opener versus the Panthers and was quickly ruled out of the game, so it sounded like a potentially serious injury. He'll undergo an MRI that will provide an official diagnosis, but it appears he won't face a lengthy recovery. If he misses any time, though, Raekwon McMillan is expected to be the starting middle linebacker.

September 13, 2020 03:36 PM
Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski: Ruled out after injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) will not return to the team's Week 1 contest against the Panthers.

Kwiatkoski was making his debut for the team and logged six tackles prior to his exit. The Raiders will hope he is able to return for a Week 2 matchup against the Saints.

March 16, 2020 10:48 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Joining Las Vegas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski is signing with the Raiders, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

The 2016 fourth-round pick bounced in and out of the starting lineup throughout his time with the Bears, finishing things out in 2019 with career highs for starts (eight), tackles (76) and sacks (three). Kwiatkoski should be locked in as a starter now that he's joining a Raiders defense that seems to be perpetually in need of linebacker help. He'll have a shot at a three-down role and IDP value.

December 30, 2019 05:52 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Finishes career year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski notched eight tackles in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the season with 76 tackles, three sacks and an interception.

Kwiatkoski was a strong IDP option after taking over the starting job at linebacker when Danny Trevathan was lost for the season in November. Largely due to opportunity, he easily posted the best season of his career, establishing career-highs in tackles and sacks, and his success could help him land a multiyear contract as he enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. His fantasy value will be determined upon his landing spot.

December 23, 2019 12:48 AM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski tallied 11 tackles in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

With Danny Trevathan on injured reserve, Kwiatkoski continued to fill in admirably by posting at least eight tackles for the third time in four games. He'll be a high-floor IDP option in Week 17 against the Vikings.

December 15, 2019 06:16 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Notches third sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski recorded a sack and five tackles in the Bears 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Kwiatkoski continues to be a solid IDP option while Danny Trevathan misses time, as he's averaged seven tackles over the last four weeks, and if Trevathan misses the Week 16 home contest against the Chiefs, Kwiatkoski will be a solid lineup option for fantasy managers.

December 6, 2019 10:48 AM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Highly productive in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski notched 10 tackles in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.

Kwiatkoski's been filling in for Danny Trevathan, and he's seen a full-time snap share in four of the last five games. During that time, he's posted at least eight tackles on three occasions, making him a strong IDP option as long as Trevathan remains sidelined.

November 30, 2019 12:04 AM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Solid performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski recorded eight tackles in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.

With Danny Trevathan missing his third straight game, Kwiatkoski filled in nicely and finished second on the team in tackles. However, he's been inconsistent with his starting opportunities, making him a risky IDP option as long as Trevathan continues to miss time.

November 10, 2019 06:04 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Massive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski posted a sack, an interception and 10 tackles in Chicago's 20-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Once Danny Trevathan was forced from the game with his arm in a sling, Kwiatkoski took over and posted one of the best games of his career. If Trevathan is forced to miss time, Kwiatkoski could easily slot in as a strong IDP option based on his ability to pile up tackles.

September 29, 2019 08:32 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Strong performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski posted a sack and 10 tackles in the Bears' 16-6 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Kwiatkoski moved into the starting lineup with Roquan Smith (personal) missing this contest. Should Smith be forced to miss additional time, Kwiatkoski would instantly become a viable IDP option.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ CARW 34-3042600000
Mon 09/21@ LVL 24-3400000000
Sun 09/27@ NEL 20-3600000000
Sun 10/04vs BUFL 23-3021300000
Sun 10/11@ KCW 40-3220200200
Sun 10/25vs TBL 20-4534700000
Sun 11/01@ CLEW 16-641500010
Sun 11/08@ LACW 31-261031300000
Sun 11/15vs DENW 37-1262801200
Sun 11/22vs KCL 31-3563900000
Sun 11/29@ ATLL 6-4342610000
Sun 12/06@ NYJW 31-2852700000
Sun 12/13vs INDL 27-4423500000
Thu 12/17vs LACL 27-30551000000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021LV00000000000
2020LV1212815328119904
2019CHI168765620314404
2018CHI16115123000000
2017CHI116493712200002
2016CHI147443410100002
Total6934265 192.073 72139012
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/242
Birthdate:
05/26/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
School:
West Virginia
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: