Matt Prater

#5 K / Detroit Lions / EXP: 12YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 201 lb Age: 34 College: UCF Bye 6

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  • Prater converted his only field-goal attempt as well as his only PAT during Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears. The slumping Lions offense fell prey to a vicious Bears defense, and Prater's production once again suffered as a result. However, fantasy owners can at least be thankful that the kicker's one chance at a field goal came from 50 yards out, a distance from which Prater has now made two of four this season. Detroit should have an easier time offensively in Week 11 when the Lions host an overrated Panthers defense allowing 25.8 points per game, the 10th-most leaguewide.

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  • Prater converted all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Vikings. The Lions offense was even less effective than it was last week against Seattle, especially in the red zone. However, Minnesota's ability to keep Detroit from reaching the painted area ultimately gave Prater a trio of field-goal opportunities, and the veteran rang true on all of his attempts for the sixth time in eight games. While Prater remains one of the most reliable veteran kickers in the game, it might be wise to find another fantasy option in Week 10 when his team travels to the Windy City for an outdoors matchup against a stout Bears defense.

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  • Prater didn't attempt a field goal but nailed both of his PATs during Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle. The Lions shot themselves in the foot multiple times Sunday, blowing multiple chances to score on some occasions and committing crucial turnovers on others. Not only did both Ameer Abdullah and Matthew Stafford lose fumbles that killed two separate drives, but Stafford also threw an interception on the one-yard line near the end of the fourth quarter. It was ultimately a day to forget for Lions fans, and the team will now look to get back on track on the road against an underperforming Vikings unit in Week 9.

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  • Prater converted all four of his field-goal attempts and each of his PATs during Sunday's 32-21 victory over the Dolphins. Already having converted three field goals of 35 yards or less, Prater -- with the Lions up eight points with barely over two minutes remaining in regulation -- put the game away for good on a gutsy 50-yard boot that showed the level of trust the Detroit coaching staff has in the veteran kicker. Through the first six games of the season, Prater and the Lions now rank third in the league with an elite 2.7 field-goal attempts per outing. Look for him to stay productive in Week 8, when Detroit hosts a Seattle defense that has allowed opposing offenses to score a touchdown on less than 60 percent of possessions in 2018.

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  • Prater converted one of two field-goal attempts and all four PATs during Sunday's 31-23 victory over the Packers. Prater connected on a 39-yard attempt in the second quarter but he later misfired on a 55-yarder in the fourth. The kicker would've seen more work, but the Lions scored a touchdown on all four of their trips into the red zone, which was a surprise since Detroit entered the game last in red-zone touchdown percentage. Prater will now enjoy a Week 6 bye before heading to Miami for a road game against the Dolphins in Week 7.

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Completed Games

WK OPP FGA FG XPATT XP 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FPTS
1 NYJ 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
2 @SF 2 2 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 9
3 NE 4 4 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 14
4 @DAL 1 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 6
5 GB 2 1 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 7
6 BYE - - - - - - - - - -
7 @MIA 4 4 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 15
8 SEA 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 @MIN 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9
10 @CHI 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5
PROJECTION 33.4 28.7 37.3 37.3 - - 14 7.2 7 130.4

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
11 11/18 Carolina Panthers 8 6.33
12 11/22 Chicago Bears 2 5.56
13 12/02 Los Angeles Rams 15 7.10
14 12/09 @Arizona Cardinals 11 6.44
15 12/16 @Buffalo Bills 26 8.60
16 12/23 Minnesota Vikings 30 9.44
17 12/30 @Green Bay Packers 18 7.50

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