Austin Watson

#51 LW / Nashville Predators / EXP: YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 204 lb Age: 28 College: None

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Healthy scratch again

    Austin Watson served as a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game Saturday against the Avalanche.Watson is clearly the odd man out in the Nashville Predators' forward corps these days, having watched from the press box for 10 of the team's past 22 games. His fantasy value is about as close to zero as it can possibly get.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Riding pine

    Austin Watson sat out his third consecutive game as a healthy scratch Saturday against the Oilers.Watson has played in just five of the Preds' last 12 games, and looking at his output this season, it's easy to see why. He has just four points in 14 games dating back to the start of December, and he is a combined minus-13 over that span. Watson will likely find his way back into the lineup eventually, but either way, he does not boast a ton of fantasy appeal at this point in time.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Goal and fight Sunday

    Austin Watson scored a goal on two shots, dished three hits and served a fighting major in Sunday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Ducks.Watson fought Nicolas Deslauriers just three seconds into the game. The first period ended better for Watson as his sixth goal of the season tied the game at one. The pesky winger now has 13 points, 95 hits, 49 PIM and 43 shots on goal through 39 contests this season.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Earns assist Saturday

    Austin Watson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.Watson had the secondary helper on Yakov Trenin's insurance tally in the third period. Watson hadn't been on the scoresheet in five games, and he recently spent a pair of games in the press box before Colton Sissons suffered a lower-body injury. The 27-year-old forward has amassed 12 points, 92 hits and 44 PIM in 38 contests this season.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Scoring despite fourth-line role

    Austin Watson scored his team's only goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Stars, snapping a five-game pointless streak.The 28-year-old winger is now up to 10 points on the season (5G, 5A), putting him on pace to crack the 20-point plateau for the first time in his career. Given that he spends most of his time skating on the Preds' fourth line, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats only.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Deposits fourth goal

    Austin Watson scored a goal on two shots, dished five hits and added two PIM in Friday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes.Watson's second-period tally was a deflection of Mattias Ekholm's long-range shot. It also produced the final score. Watson is up to four goals, nine points, 57 hits and 20 PIM in 25 games. At his current scoring pace, he'll easily shatter the career-high 19 points he had in 2017-18.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Pockets pair of assists

    Austin Watson delivered two assists and four shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.Watson's first assist came in the first period, as he won the puck in the neutral zone and sent Mathieu Olivier on a breakaway. Colton Sissons buried the rebound to stretch the Nashville Predators' lead to 3-1. Watson also supplied an assist on Calle Jarnkrok's empty-net goal. The pair of assists put the 27-year-old on the scoresheet for the first time since his four-point game against the Flames on Oct. 31. Watson has eight points, 48 hits and 25 blocked shots in 22 games, playing almost exclusively on the fourth line.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Not contributing offensively

    Austin Watson saw ice time of just 9:56 Saturday against the Blackhawks, and was held off the scoresheet for the 16th time in 19 games this season.Watson is currently averaging a full two minutes less in TOI compared to last season (12:33 vs. 14:30) which does not bode well for his point production. Now with just six points on the season, the fourth-liner finished could finish below the 20-point mark this season given his current pace.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Begins new deal with career night

    Austin Watson scored twice and added a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-5 loss to Calgary.On the same day he signed a three-year contract extension, Watson enjoyed the first four-point game of his NHL career. He had entered the night with just a goal and an assist through his first 12 games this season but ended up figuring in on all but one of Nashville's goals. It made for a nice story to be sure, but Watson has never reached 20 points in a season and has topped seven goals only once, so don't expect Thursday's performance to be a sign of things to come.

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    Predators' Austin Watson: Inks new extension

    Austin Watson agreed on a three-year, $4.5 million extension with the Nashville Predators on Thursday.While Watson is in the midst of a solid game Thursday against the Flames -- he has a goal and an assist -- the team officially announced his new contract extension. The 28-year-old has spent his entire career with the Predators since he was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the 2010 Draft, and Watson has 67 points in 266 games to this point in his career. From a fantasy perspective, the deal won't change much other than solidifying Watson as a depth forward with the team for the next three seasons.