Bilal Nichols
Bilal Nichols
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After being selected by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. Nichols played 327 snaps and recorded 28 tackles to go with three sacks. With his strong season, he's earned the No. 1 spot on the depth chart at defensive end, and with the presence of Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd on the defense, he should be able to get sack opportunities so that he can build on his strong rookie season. In IDP leagues, he's not a player who'll be drafted by most, but if he gets off to a hot start, he'll be a player to monitor as a waiver addition. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.76 million contract with the Bears in May of 2018.
Will play Week 8
DEChicago Bears
October 27, 2019
Nichols (knee) is active Week 8 against the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
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.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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215
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Nichols joins the Bears after being selected in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. He showed excellent athleticism for a 306-pound player by posting a 4.95-second 40 and a 7.45-second three-cone drill. Should his athleticism show well in the preseason, he could immediately contribute to the defense as a rotational player with potential to produce as a pass rusher. However, he'll need to work his way into a starting role before being considered a solid IDP option.
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Pops up late on injury report
DEChicago Bears
Knee
October 25, 2019
Nichols (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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Active in Week 7
DEChicago Bears
October 20, 2019
Nichols (hand/knee) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Saints.
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Listed as questionable
DEChicago Bears
Knee
October 18, 2019
Nichols (hand/knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Practicing without limitations
DEChicago Bears
October 17, 2019
Nichols (hand) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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Out Week 5
DEChicago Bears
Hand
October 4, 2019
Nichols (hand) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders in London.
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