Prater converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both PATs during Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Patriots. Those who've stuck with Prater in the wake of his disappointing regular-season debut were handsomely rewarded Sunday, and the kicker has now converted six field goals and five extra points over the last two weeks. Considering no other kicker leaguewide has attempted as many field goals through three games -- coupled with the improving state of the Lions offense -- Prater has reestablished himself as one of the better fantasy options at his position.
Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers. Prater bounced back from a forgettable performance in the season opener that saw the kicker miss from distances of 44 and 55 yards. In this one, Prater's longest connection was from only 43 yards, but he had plenty of power behind it and the kick likely would have been good from further out. More importantly, Prater showed why fantasy owners should still keep faith in him. After all, the Lions have been a top-12 team in field-goal attempts each of the past two seasons, and Prater has converted at least 86 percent of them each year.
Prater converted one of three field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets. It was a miserable night for the Lions all around, and Prater's play was no exception. Not only was he wide right on a manageable 44-yard attempt, the strong-legged kicker fell uncharacteristically short on a 55-yarder. Thankfully, he had no trouble with his lone conversion from 21 yards out, which would have been more concerning than anything else that might have happened. Look for Prater -- who's attempted at least 35 field goals each of the last two seasons -- to bounce back in Week 2 against the 49ers.
Prater is set for another season as the Lions' placekicker, MLive.com's Nate Atkins reports. Prater is entering the first season of the three-year extension he signed in October, and the Lions haven't even bothered bringing in a camp leg. He's coming off three straight seasons converting better than 85 percent of his field-goal attempts, including 19 of 24 from 50 yards or longer during that stretch. In addition to his solid track record of accuracy, Prater benefits from playing for a dome team with an above-average offense. While not quite among the elite at his position, he's a solid choice in the closing stages of a draft.
Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 35-11 victory over Green Bay. Prater was flawless Sunday while capping off another strong season in Motown. He now finishes the campaign having connected on 30 of 35 field-goal attempts and 40 of his 41 PATs. Four of his five field-goal miscues came on attempts from beyond 50 yards, while his seven makes from that range were second-most in the league. Under contract with the Lions for another three years thanks to the extension he signed mid-season, Prater will return in 2018 as a fantasy-worthy option at the kicker position once again.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Green Bay Packers||16||7.00|
|13||12/02||Los Angeles Rams||3||4.00|
|17||12/30||@Green Bay Packers||16||7.00|