Matt Prater

#5 K / Detroit Lions / EXP: 11YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 201 lb Age: 33 College: UCF Bye 7

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  • Lions' Matt Prater: Hits 46-yarder in Tampa
    By RotoWire Staff

    Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PATs during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers. There's a chance Prater could've seen an extra field-goal attempt or two, but quarterback Matthew Stafford tossed two interceptions in Tampa Bay territory during the second quarter. Regardless, Prater did all he could to bounce back from an uncharacteristically inaccurate outing last week in Baltimore. He'll now square off against the Bears in Week 15, a team Prater has converted exactly two field goals against in three meetings dating back to the start of the 2016 season.

  • Prater converted field-goal attempts of 27 and 52 yards and all three PATs during Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Bears. Prater has been the definition of clutch during his tenure in Detroit, as he's now 10 for 10 on kicks within the final four minutes of regulation and the Lions within three points of winning. His 52-yard game-winner Sunday might have been his most impressive of the lot, though, considering it came in 30-degree weather accompanied by Chicago's characteristically strong winds. Sitting top 10 in the league in both field-goal attempts and PATs, Prater should remain busy in a Week 12 matchup against a Vikings defense that prevented the Lions' offense from reaching the end zone in their previous meeting this season.

  • Lions' Matt Prater: Flawless against Cleveland
    By RotoWire Staff

    Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all five PATs during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns. The Lions were effective both running and passing the ball Sunday, which led to increased success in the red zone. Prater thus wasn't called on much, but still salvaged his fantasy output with a flawless performance on his PATs -- an area in which Prater hasn't missed this season. The Central Florida product is now averaging 2.4 field-goal attempts and 2.6 PATs per game entering a Week 11 matchup against the Bears.

  • Lions' Matt Prater: Earning pay raise
    By RotoWire Staff

    Prater converted all five of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers. Fresh off signing a three-year, $11.4 million extension earlier in the week, Prater was the Lions' only source of scoring on a night his team had significant struggles in the red zone. His day could have been even more productive, too, if not for coach Jim Caldwell's questionable decision to go for it on 4th-and-goal at a crucial juncture in the second half. As one of only two kickers on the season to have attempted seven field goals from 50 yards or longer, Prater will proceed into a Week 9 matchup with the Packers as one of the higher-upside legs in the land.

  • Lions' Matt Prater: Agrees to three-year extension
    By RotoWire Staff

    The Lions signed Prater to a three-year, $11.4 million contract extension Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Prater's new deal will keep him in the Detroit through the 2020 season and is worth up to $12.15 million in incentives. The Lions will now have both of their specialists in the fold for the next few seasons after the team previously signed punter Sam Martin to a four-year contract extension last September. Since joining the Lions in 2014, Prater has been one of the top kickers in the league, converting 84 of 98 (85.7 percent) field-goal attempts, including an impressive 19-for-24 (79.1 percent) mark from 50-plus yards. The 33-year-old is enjoying another banner campaign so far in 2017, knocking down all 15 of his extra-point tries while drilling 10 of 12 field goals, with his only misses coming from 56 and 59 yards.

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