Austin Watson

#51 C / Nashville Predators / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 201 lb Age: 23 College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

    LW Rank
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Predators' Austin Watson: Racks up three points Tuesday

      Watson collected a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Senators. The former first round draft pick is a promising prospect, and will get his first extended look in the NHL this season. Through 11 games, Watson has recorded two goals and three assists to go along with a plus-4 rating.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Predators' Austin Watson: Back in lineup Thursday

      Watson (upper body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Watson missed Tuesday's game because of the upper-body injury, but he'll return to the lineup Thursday to face the Ducks, likely rejoining Eric Nystrom and Paul Gaustad on the Preadtors' fourth line.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Predators' Austin Watson: Expected to play Thursday

      Watson (upper body) is expected to play Thursday against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. Watson was held out of Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning with an upper-body injury, but appears poised to return to the Preds' lineup for Thursday's tilt against Anaheim. The 24-year-old forward has tallied one goal in three games with Nashville this season, and will likely return to a bottom-six role if he is indeed able to suit up Thursday against the Ducks.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Predators' Austin Watson: Sidelined with upper-body injury

      Watson missed Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay with an upper-body injury, Adam Vingan of the Tennessean reports. Watson saw his first game action of the season on the Preds' recent road trip, and actually scored his first goal of the season against the Islanders on Thursday. That said, Watson typically skates on the Preds' fourth line and averages just 10-12 minutes per night, giving him marginal fantasy value even when healthy.

    • Watson Hoping To Finally Crack Preds' Roster

      News: Austin Watson's varied skill set makes him an early candidate for one of the Predators' bottom-six players this season, Adam Vingan of The Tennesseean reports.
      Analysis: The 23-year-old Austin Watson has scored at least 20 goals in each of the last three seasons with AHL Milwaukee. He can comfortably play all three forward positions, deliver secondary scoring and play reliable defense, all of which give him a decided advantage over most other players who are more one- or two-dimensional. GM David Poile believes Watson has what it takes to crack the roster this season. "He's certainly benefited from his time in Milwaukee," Poile said of Watson. "His development, playing in lots of situations, playing offensively, defensively and playing a lot at center ice. Last year, playing a lot on the wing. Scoring 20 goals down there I think gives him some good stats coming in here that he's just not a checker, but there is some upside." Keep an eye on Watson's status this September. If he breaks camp with the team, don't be afraid to take a chance on him in the later rounds of your draft.
    • Preds' Watson A Candidate To Make Squad

      News: GM David Poile said Tuesday that he's "very confident" that Austin Watson will make the Predators out of training camp.
      Analysis: Austin Watson hasn't appeared in a game for the Predators since the lockout year of 2012-13, but after back-to-back 40-plus point campaigns at AHL Milwaukee, it appears the team is preparing to clear a spot for him. The 23-year-old should benefit from the expected departures of forwards Matt Cullen and Mike Santorelli in free agency, as it's unclear if the Predators will look to replace them with veteran players. Even if Watson cracks the squad, he seems unlikely to win a top-six role off the bat, which might make it difficult him to attain much fantasy relevance.
    • Preds Ink Watson To Two-Year, Two-Way Deal

      News: Austin Watson signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennesseean reports.
      Analysis: A former first-round pick by Nashville in 2010, Austin Watson has spent the last two seasons with AHL Milwaukee. He led Milwaukee with 26 goals last season, and could have the opportunity to earn a longer look with the Predators in 2015-16.
    • Preds Demote Prospect Watson To Minors

      News: Austin Watson has been assigned to AHL Milwaukee, the Tennessean reports.
      Analysis: With 219 points in 244 games over four seasons in the OHL, Austin Watson is a proven scorer at the junior level, but has yet to put up similar numbers in the AHL. He'll need a bit more seasoning in the minors before he's ready for the NHL. That said, he'll likely be one of the first guys in line for a call-up, should the Preds run into injury trouble this season.
    • Preds' Watson Day-To-Day

      News: Austin Watson suffered a leg contusion at Wednesday's practice, Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean reports.
      Analysis: Austin Watson is being considered day-to-day right now, so keep an eye out for his return. The young center made his NHL debut with the Preds last season, but registered just one goal in six games.
    • Preds Reassign Watson

      News: Austin Watson will be reassigned to AHL Milwaukee, Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean reports.
      Analysis: Austin Watson recorded one goal and a minus-2 rating in six games with the Predators.
    Recommended Stories