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98 Bilal Nichols DT

Chicago Bears

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July 30, 2021 04:04 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Takes part in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (toe) practiced Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nichols suffered a toe injury back in June, so it's encouraging to see him back on the practice field in the early days of training camp. The veteran looks set to reprise his usual starting role at defensive end across from Akiem Hicks (foot).

June 19, 2021 03:24 AM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Injures toe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols is nursing a toe injury, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

The severity of Nichols' toe injury is unknown at this time. He saw his snaps increase in each of the last three seasons in Chicago and recorded a career high in tackles and sacks in 2020 with 40 and five, respectively. He currently projects to start opposite Akiem Hicks at defensive end this year.

January 4, 2021 06:32 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Shows improvement in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols was inactive for the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Nichols has seen his snaps increase in each of his three seasons with the Bears, and he ended the season with 591 snaps to go along with career highs in tackles with 40 and sacks with five. He's signed with the team through 2021, and it's possible that he continues to show improvement and could become a player to watch in IDP leagues.

December 20, 2020 05:40 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Continues hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recorded a sack and seven tackles in the Bears' 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Nichols recorded a sack for the third straight game, giving him six sacks since Week 6, and he also exceeded four tackles for the first time this season. He'll potentially be in position to continue his hot streak in Week 16 against the Jaguars.

December 13, 2020 06:28 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Records fourth sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recorded a sack and two tackles in Chicago's 36-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Nichols has posted between three and four tackles in six of his last eight games while recording four sacks since Week 6, and his upside games give him IDP value in deep leagues.

December 6, 2020 06:00 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Intercepts a pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols picked off a pass while adding a sack and four tackles in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

After a slow start to the season, Nichols has averaged three tackles along with thee sacks over the last seven games, but he'll likely he remain a low upside fantasy option in the fantasy playoffs.

October 18, 2020 06:08 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Posts first sack of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recorded a sack and three tackles in Chicago's 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Nichols is averaging fewer than two tackles per game, and unless he sees a spike in production, his IDP value will remain minimal.

December 30, 2019 05:56 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Underwhelming in second season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols recovered a fumble and added a tackle in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the campaign with 27 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Nichols made a slight improvement in tackles per game over his rookie season, but after posting three sacks and two forced fumbles last season, it was disappointing that he failed to produce any stats other than tackles. Signed through 2021, Nichols will continue to be a depth option in deep IDP leagues.

October 27, 2019 11:40 AM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Will play Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is active Week 8 against the Chargers.

Despite a late appearance on the injury report, Nichols has managed to avoid the inactive list and will presumably be set to start at defensive end opposite Roy Robertson-Harris. Abdullah Anderson is the only other healthy option at the position after Brent Urban was a healthy scratch, so the organization must have been confident in the health of Nichols and his ability to take on a meaningful snap count.

October 25, 2019 03:00 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Pops up late on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Nichols wasn't on the Bears' injury report Wednesday or Thursday, but he surfaced as a limited participant for Friday's workout. It's never a good sign to be added to the injury report late in a week, although Nichols often takes it easy during indoor practices like Friday's. He's in line for a major role on defense again with Akiem Hicks (elbow) on Ir if he can suit up.

October 20, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Active in Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand/knee) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Saints.

Nichols finally overcame his broken hand this past week, but a knee issue that cropped up during the final practice of the week threatened his availability yet again coming into Sunday. However, it's now confirmed he'll be ready to slide back into his usual right defensive end spot for the first time since Week 2.

October 18, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand/knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Nichols logged two full practices to begin the week, but he was a limited participant Friday and appears to have picked up a knee injury. A decision on his availability may come down to a game-time decision before Sunday's 4:25 EST p.m. kickoff.

October 18, 2019 09:00 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Practicing without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Nichols appears to have put the Bears' bye week to good use. He's practiced in full for two straight days and looks fully recovered from the fractured hand he suffered Week 2. Barring any setbacks, expect Nichols to slide back into his starting role against the Saints on Sunday.

October 4, 2019 01:40 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Out Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders in London.

Nichols will miss his third straight contest after suffering a fractured hand Week 2 against the Broncos. Roy Robertson-Harris should fill in at defensive end once again for the Bears.

September 27, 2019 02:36 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Out again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

This will be Nichols' second straight absence since suffering a broken hand in the Week 2 win over the Broncos. Roy Robertson-Harris is expected to fill in at defensive end once again in Nichols' absence.

September 21, 2019 02:52 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) will not play in Monday's game against the Redskins.

Nichols was unable to practice all week after breaking his hand in Sunday's win over the Broncos. In his absence, look for Roy Robertson-Harris to fill his void at defensive end.

September 19, 2019 01:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Nursing broken hand
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols suffered a broken hand during Sunday's win over the Broncos and is not expected to play Week 3, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Nichols isn't expected to land on IR and could eventually suit up with a club on his hand, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. In any case, Nichols will likely miss Monday's tilt against Washington. Expect Roy Robertson-Harris to slot into the starting lineup as long as Nichols is unable to go.

September 17, 2019 06:16 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Dealing with wrist issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (wrist) isn't expected to land on injured reserve, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

The fact that an IR stint was a possibility signals that Nichols will likely miss some time, but it'll apparently be less than eight weeks. The team currently has only has four healthy defensive linemen, so they'll likely bring in some depth to back up Roy Robertson-Harris, who is expected to fill in for Nichols.

September 15, 2019 10:52 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (hand) was ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Nichols started the game at defensive end after shaking off a knee injury, but now he has another hand issue to deal with. Roy Robertson-Harris will fill in opposite Akiem Hicks for the time being. He was spotted with a cast on his right hand after the game.

September 15, 2019 03:08 PM
Bears' Bilal Nichols: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nichols (knee) will play in Sunday's road contest against Denver, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Nichols didn't pop up on the injury report until Friday, so this news is positive considering the timing of his injury. The 22-year-old played 32 defensive snaps in Week 1, and it's reasonable to expect he'll be in line for similar work Sunday.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ DETW 27-2311200000
Sun 09/20vs NYGW 17-1311200000
Sun 09/27@ ATLW 30-2601100100
Sun 10/04vs INDL 11-1930300000
Thu 10/08vs TBW 20-1900000000
Sun 10/18@ CARW 23-1621310000
Mon 10/26@ LARL 10-2403300000
Sun 11/01vs NOL 23-2622400000
Sun 11/08@ TENL 17-2410110000
Mon 11/16vs MINL 13-1913400000
Sun 11/29@ GBL 25-4112300000
Sun 12/06vs DETL 30-3422411100
Sun 12/13vs HOUW 36-711210000
Sun 12/20@ MINW 33-2716710000
Sun 12/27@ JACW 41-1701100100
Sun 01/03vs GBL 16-3500000000
Sun 01/10@ NOL 9-2134700000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021CHI00000000000
2020CHI1616401624517703
2019CHI1312271512000001
2018CHI14628208300000
Total433495 51.044 817704
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/313
Birthdate:
09/14/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Chester, PA
School:
Delaware
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: