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44 Nick Kwiatkoski ILB

Las Vegas Raiders

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%9%
Key Stats
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16683101

Player Updates

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.

September 15, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Set for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Kwiatkoski popped up on the injury report Friday after he was limited with a knee injury. Now that he's officially active, expect the 2016 fourth-round pick to resume his usual role on special teams.

September 13, 2019 04:20 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's contest against Denver, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Kwiatkoski was healthy until being limited in Friday's practice by this knee issue. If he can manage to suit up Sunday, he'll likely be limited to his usual role on special teams.

January 7, 2018 01:40 AM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Finishes 2017 with 49 tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski registered a pair of sacks and a forced fumble along with 49 tackles in 11 games in his second season with the Bears.

Kwiatkoski became a regular in the Bears' linebacker corps in Week 10 after injuries and suspensions left the Bears thin at the position. After collecting sacks in two straight games, he failed to notch another in any of the last six games. He also failed to exceed three tackles in any of his first four starts, but he finished the season on a high note while averaging 8.67 tackles in the last three games of the year. He's signed for the next two years, but unless he can permanently move into the starting lineup he won't be a reliable IDP.

November 20, 2017 08:36 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Sacks quarterback in second straight contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski recorded a sack and three tackles in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.

Although Kwiatkoski has recorded four or fewer tackles in three of the four games he's played this season, he's collected sacks in each of his last two matchups. He's not an elite IDP option at linebacker, but his production in the two games since returning to the lineup makes him an interesting streaming option while he stays hot.

November 13, 2017 08:08 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Notches sack in Week 10 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski collected a sack and 10 tackles in Chicago's 23-16 loss to the Packers.

Although he was active in Week 7, this was the first real playing time Kwiatkoski has received since Week 2, and he was the most productive Bears defender in this game. When Danny Trevathan (calf) returns, the coaching staff will likely have to decide whether to keep Kwiatkoski or Christian Jones in the starting lineup. Whomever is declared the starter will have IDP value based on the potential to post big tackle numbers.

October 22, 2017 12:08 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Active Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is active for Sunday's tilt against Carolina.

Kwiatkoski has sat out the Bears' last four games. Now that he's back, look for Kwiatkoski to return to the starting lineup and bump Christian Jones back to a depth role.

October 21, 2017 12:56 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Kwiatkoski hasn't played a snap since Week 2 against the Bucs, and this is the second straight week he's received a Friday questionable designation. The second-year linebacker is set to be a starter when he returns, so that full workload should blossom into a nice fantasy contribution. However, he should still be considered a wait-and-see option until that time comes.

October 16, 2017 03:38 AM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Ruled out for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Kwiatkoski's absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the Bears' defense in Week 6, as he only appeared on 23 defensive snaps so far this season.

October 13, 2017 03:08 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Kwiatkoski was listed as doubtful ahead of a Week 5 matchup with the Vikings, so the questionable designation shows progress. Nevertheless, he hasn't played a snap since Week 2, so he may not see a full allotment of playing time even if he's able to suit up.

October 9, 2017 07:12 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Inactive Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is inactive for Monday's game against the Vikings.

Kwiatkoski was originally listed as doubtful to play, so him being ruled out Monday isn't a surprise. With fellow inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (suspension) not playing either, the Bears will turn to a combination of John Timu, Christian Jones and Jonathan Anderson to man the middle of the defense.

October 7, 2017 04:00 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Status for Monday in jeopardy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (chest) did not practice Saturday and is marked as doubtful for Monday's game against the Vikings, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Kwiatkoski has been battling injuries everywhere he has looked over the past several weeks so his availability for Monday appears bleak at the moment. If Kwiatkoski can't suit up, Christian Jones should be the primary beneficiary.

September 28, 2017 08:36 PM
Bears' Nick Kwiatkoski: Out for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kwiatkoski (chest) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Packers.

Kwiatkoski injured his chest in Week 2 and was always trending towards sitting out Thursday after not practicing on a short week. John Timu will likely see extended work in Kwiatkoski's absence.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
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2019CHI168765620314404
2018CHI16115123000000
2017CHI116493712200002
2016CHI147443410100002
Total5722184 139.045 614408
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/242
Birthdate:
5/26/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
School:
West Virginia
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: