Player Search Logo

Nik Bonitto

#2 LB,


Photo of Nik Bonitto for fantasy football



RANK: 633





23 yrs


6'3'' / 240 lbs




Impressive in sophomore season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Bonitto (calf) recorded 30 tackles (23 solo), including eight sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble over 15 contests during the 2023 campaign.

Bonitto took a major step forward in his second season, recording the second-highest sack total (8) among Broncos defenders after recording just 1.5 sacks as a rookie. The 24-year-old linebacker also led Denver with 13 tackles for loss. Bonitto has proven to be a solid member of the Broncos improving defense and will look to continue to be a difference maker with the team as he is under contract through the 2025 season. The former second-round selection should continue to see his role grow in Denver in 2024.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

7 NYJ Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 2.539.5151000%0010.500undefinedundefined
8 @JAC Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 1.040.5420200%001100undefinedundefined
10 @TEN Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 2.539.5311110%000000undefinedundefined
11 LV Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.041.5311000%000000undefinedundefined
12 @CAR Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -1.535.5290100%001000undefinedundefined
13 @BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 8.538.510000%000000undefinedundefined
15 ARZ Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.036.5261000%000000undefinedundefined
16 @LA Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.535.524100100%000000undefinedundefined
18 LAC Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -6.540.5270000%000000undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Home Outdoor 7 0undefinedNaNth1655100%0010.500undefinedundefined
Away Outdoor 6 1undefinedNaNth14332167%001000undefinedundefined
Away Dome 1 0undefinedNaNth70000%000000undefinedundefined
Away Retractable Dome 1 0undefinedNaNth420200%001100undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

2022 23 DEN 15 1 26 633th35785167%0031.50010

Leaves game with calf injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Bonitto (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Zac Stevens of reports.

Bonitto had one sack before sustaining the calf injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game. With Thomas Incoom (coach's decision) inactive, Ja'Quan McMillian is a candidate for snaps at weakside linebacker while Bonitto remains sidelined.

Looks good for Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-28

Bonitto (knee) was a full participant at practice Thursday.

Bonitto has been sidelined for Denver's last two games due to a knee injury he sustained in Week 14 at the Chargers, but he now appears to be in line to come back for Week 17. He projects to start on the edge versus a pass-heavy Chargers offense.

No go for Week 16

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Bonitto (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots, Zac Stevens of reports.

Bonitto will miss a second straight game due to a knee injury he suffered in Week 14 versus the Chargers. Jonathan Cooper and Thomas Incoom will likely see increased workloads again in Week 16 versus New England.

Out Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-14

Bonitto (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Lions, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

The starting linebacker left Denver's Week 14 win over the Chargers in the first half and did not return. Bonitto has seven sacks, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2023. Jonathon Cooper replaced him last Sunday.

Won't return Week 14

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Bonitto (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Nick Kosmider of The Athleticreports.

Bonitto was carted from the medical tent to the locker room in the first half of Sunday's game and will not return. He finishes with two tackles, including a shared sack, and Jonathon Cooper will remain at weakside linebacker for the rest of the contest.

Carted off vs. Los Angeles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Bonitto (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.

Troy Renck of Denver 7 News notes that Bonitto threw his helmet off when he went down with the injury before being carted off to the locker room. He had two tackles, including a shared sack, before leaving Sunday's game. Jonathon Cooper figures to see more snaps at weakside linebacker with Bonitto off the field.

Notches 1.5 sacks in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

Bonitto recorded two tackles (one solo), including 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 29-12 win over the Browns.

Bonitto also added one pass defended and one tackle for loss in the contest. The veteran linebacker's 1.5 sacks were his first since Week 5, bringing his total to a team-high seven sacks for the season. Bonitto has the ability to be a playmaker for the Broncos' surging defense, and he'll look to build upon his impressive performance when the Broncos visit the Texans in Week 13.

Two sacks in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-10

Bonitto recorded two sacks in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Jets.

Bonitto's two solo sacks were his only tackles in the contest. Through five games, the 24-year-old linebacker has recorded 15 tackles (12 solo), 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Leading the Broncos in sacks, Bonitto is proving to be a difference-maker on Denver's defense. The veteran will look to continue to build off of this performance in Week 6, but his ability to get to the quarterback will be tested against Patrick Mahomes in a divisional matchup with the Chiefs.

>>> View all Nik Bonitto news