Nakia Watson
Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
While Watson checked in as the primary spell back for the Badgers in 2019 behind Jonathan Taylor, it amounted to just 74 carries for 331 yards and two touchdowns. A big back at 5-foot-11, 229 pounds, Watson doesn’t possess the home run speed of Taylor and needs to work to break more arm tackles. Watson will also need to fend off attempts to take reps from him by a variety of hosts including Isaac Guerendo, Julius Davis and incoming freshman Jalen Berger. Garrett Groshek also figures to handle a chunk of snaps as the passing down back and occasional work in the run game. Read Past Outlooks
Chooses Washington State
April 5, 2021
Watson committed Monday to Washington State, joining the program as a transfer from Wisconsin, Jesse Temple of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Watson couldn't hold off true freshman Jalen Berger for reps in 2020, prompting him to look for opportunities at another school heading into his fourth season of college football. A redshirt sophomore in 2020, Watson will have up to three years of eligibility to use in Pullman. In his final year at Wisconsin, Watson rushed 53 times for 191 yards (3.6 YPC) while failing to catch any of his three targets. Max Borghi is likely locked into a starting role for 2021, so Watson will compete for the No. 2 job.
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Enters transfer portal
Undisclosed
January 1, 2021
Watson (undisclosed) entered the transfer portal Friday and is set to leave Wisconsin, Josh Schafer of 247Sports.com reports.
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Not playing against Wake Forest
Undisclosed
December 30, 2020
Watson (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's Duke's Mayo Bowl against Wake Forest, Zach Heilprin of 1670AM The Zone Madison reports.
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Sits as expected
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December 23, 2020
Watson (undisclosed) didn't take the field during Saturday's regular-season finale versus Minnesota.
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Missing from pregame warmups
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December 19, 2020
Watson isn't present for warmups ahead of Saturday's game versus Minnesota, Zach Heilprin of 1670AM The Zone Madison reports.
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Trudges into end zone
December 15, 2020
Watson rushed 13 times for 23 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against Iowa.
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