Matt Prater

#5 K / Detroit Lions / EXP: 14YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 201 lb Age: 36 College: UCF Bye 5

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  • Prater made two of three field-goal attempts and four of four PATs during Sunday's 34-16 victory over the Jaguars. Prater missed wide left from 57 yards out but connected from 31 and 41 yards. While the veteran has been somewhat frustrating to own this season due to near goose eggs in Weeks 2 and 4, Prater has the green light to attempt kicks from 50 yards out on a weekly basis and is usually productive when he gets the opportunities. In a Lions offense that is close to fully healthy, Prater could have a big Week 7 against a Falcons defense that has given up the fifth-most points per game (30.7) in 2020.

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  • Prater did not attempt a field goal but made three of three PATs during Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Saints. In a weird game where neither team attempted a single field goal, Prater was also hurt by the Lions needing to go for two late in the game. While this is a letdown after Prater's big performance in Week 3, the veteran kicker will remain a solid fantasy option when Detroit reconvenes from its Week 5 bye.

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  • Prater made four of four field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 26-23 victory over Arizona. Detroit was able to move the ball in the return of receiver Kenny Golladay, but the offense struggled to punch the ball in the end zone. Prater thus benefited with four field-goal tries from within 40 yards. The veteran should continue to see opportunities stemming from the Lions' progressively improving health situation on the offensive side of the roster when Detroit hosts New Orleans at home in Week 4.

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  • Prater missed his only field-goal attempt but converted all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 42-21 loss to Green Bay. Detroit has struggled to move the ball in the absence of two key offensive pieces, receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot). Combined with the Lions' inability to find the end zone when they were able to get into scoring position Sunday, Prater ultimately wound up with a single field-goal attempt from 57 yards out, which he missed wide right. If Golladay and Vaitai are able to return in Week 3 -- which seems possible -- Prater could be in for a bounce-back performance against a Cardinals team that has pushed the tempo (79.5 offensive snaps per game) through two weeks into the 2020 campaign.

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  • Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay. The 56-yarder Prater cranked through in the fourth was right down the middle and might have have been good from 70-plus yards, given how much room it had to clear the post. Regardless, the veteran's general ability to connect from long range was critical for the Lions' David-Blough-led offense to maintain its lead for most of the game. With the 2019 campaign now in the books, Prater will finish his age-35 season having converted 26 of 31 field-goal attempts and 35 of 36 PATs over 16 games in 2019. Despite both his field goals and field-goal attempts representing four-year lows, the entire Lions offense suffered from the absence of Matthew Stafford (back) over the last half of the campaign. A healthy Stafford should mean good things for all parties involved in 2020, the final year of Prater's current contract.

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Completed Games

WK OPP FGA FG XPATT XP 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FPTS
1 CHI 4 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 11
2 @GB 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 @ARI 4 4 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 14
4 NO 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
5 BYE - - - - - - - - - -
6 @JAC 3 2 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 10
7 @ATL 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 13
PROJECTION 30 26 37 37 0.208 8.3 6.8 6 4.42 125.42

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
8 11/01 Indianapolis Colts 8 6.50
9 11/08 @Minnesota Vikings 32 13.17
10 11/15 Washington Football Team 15 7.29
11 11/22 @Carolina Panthers 20 8.14
12 11/26 Houston Texans 14 7.29
13 12/06 @Chicago Bears 31 10.33
14 12/13 Green Bay Packers 9 6.67
15 12/20 @Tennessee Titans 4 5.50
16 12/27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6.86
17 01/03 Minnesota Vikings 32 13.17

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