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Stephen Nicholas

31-Year-Old Outside Linebacker – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

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35

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1

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0

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1

TD

0

2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Stephen Nicholas in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2014 ADP:

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/1/1983  College: South Florida  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Falcons in February of 2014.

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Stephen Nicholas NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 24 13 - 28 - 1 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2008 25 16 - 7 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 26 16 - 67 - 3 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 27 Atl 16 72 58 14 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Atl 10 31 15 16 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Atl 16 95 71 24 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 30 Atl 14 35 21 14 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stephen Nicholas – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Snap Count Stats

103

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Stephen Nicholas was on the field for 103 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

162

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Stephen Nicholas was on the field for 162 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 877 124
2013 103 162
Stephen Nicholas 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Stephen Nicholas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nicholas tallied 11 total tackles, a sack and a pass defensed in Monday's loss to the 49ers.

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Nicholas (quad) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Nicholas (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle.

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Nicholas (quadriceps) is out for Sunday's game against Arizona.

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Nicholas (quad) said he is not going to practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

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Nicholas suffered a thigh injury in the first half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports. HIs return is questionable.

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Nicholas tallied seven total tackles in Monday's loss to the Jets.

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Nicholas (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.

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Nicholas (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports.

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Nicholas (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Falcons' official site reports.

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Nicolas (hernia) participated in Atlanta's minicamp on Tuesday, the Falcons' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Stephen Nicholas.

2013

If Nicholas can stay healthy the whole year, he should break out in 2013. He was well on his way last year before an ankle injury kept him on the bench in Week 6, and other bumps and bruises limited his snap counts in other games. But Nicholas finished the year with 95 stops in just 877 snaps, adding two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The Falcons run a disproportionate number of nickel formations and don't trust fellow linebacker Akeem Dent in passing situations, leaving Nicholas and Sean Weatherspoon with a monopoly on most of the snaps and many of the tackle opportunities.

2012

Nicolas will start opposite Sean Weatherspoon at outside linebacker for the Falcons. Last season Nicolas was hampered by a knee injury that cost him six games, but he comes into 2012 with a clean bill of health. He should see a spike in tackles with the departure of Curtis Lofton.

2011

Nicholas passed Mike Peterson on the depth chart, and will start at weakside linebacker this season. Peterson racked up 79 tackles as the starter last season, and it's safe to assume Nicholas will put up a similar tackle total.

2010

Nicholas started 13 games and recorded 55 tackles in 2009 and he enters this season as the starter on the strongside. Curtis Lofton hogs all the tackles but Nicholas should improve on his numbers if he can hold off rookie Sean Weatherspoon.

2009

Nicholas is a former fourth round pick who figures to start at strong-side linebacker after posting just nine total tackles as a backup last year. Expect Curtis Lofton and Mike Peterson to hog all the tackles.

2008

Nicholas is a good reserve linebacker who could get IDP consideration pending an injury, but may be a year or two from a chance at a starting spot.

2007

Nicholas was selected in the fourth round of this April's draft. The Falcons are pretty set with their starting linebackers, but they really like Nicholas' speed at the position and he could steal some playing time if Demorrio Williams has any setbacks with his torn pectoral muscle. However, if Williams is healthy, Nicholas will likely see most of his action on special teams.