Matt Prater

#5 K / Detroit Lions / EXP: 13YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 201 lb Age: 34 College: UCF Bye 5

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    Lions' Matt Prater: No competition for starting role

    Matt Prater's job appears safe in advance of the 2019 season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.The 12-year veteran is entering his sixth season with the Detroit Lions and hasn't missed a game in four years. While Prater's career field-goal conversion rate of 83.8 percent is only 17th among active kickers, it also ranks 24th in NFL history. However, counting only his time in Detroit, Prater's rank jumps to seventh and eighth, respectively, on the back of an 86.3 percent conversion rate. Truly one of the most accomplished kickers in the NFL, Prater isn't being presented with any outside competition ahead of the 2019 campaign.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Flaunts passing ability

    Matt Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and lone PAT during Sunday's victory over Green Bay. He also completed his only pass attempt for an eight-yard touchdown.The record holder for the NFL's longest field goal showed his athleticism isn't contained to his kicking abilities, as Prater dropped a perfect touchdown in the back of the end zone to tight end Levine Toilolo on a faked field goal in the second quarter. Also perfect on his kicking opportunities, Prater had quite the day in the Detroit Lions' 2018 season finale. He'll now close the season having made 28 of 32 field-goal attempts -- including a perfect 20-for-20 from inside 40 yards -- as well as all 27 of his PATs. Prater remains under contract with Detroit for another two seasons.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Perfect against Vikings

    Matt Prater went three-for-three on his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 27-9 loss to Minnesota.Prater somehow had a serviceable fantasy outing despite the Detroit Lions' significant struggles moving the ball against Minnesota's fourth-ranked defense. Having converted multiple field goals in just four of his last nine outings, the strong-legged Prater appears to be a low-floor, high-ceiling fantasy option at this juncture in the season as Detroit approaches its Week 17 season finale in Green Bay.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Misses fourth-quarter field goal

    Matt Prater missed his only field-goal attempt but made his only PAT during Sunday's 14-13 loss to Buffalo.Prater made a critical miscue on a missed 48-yard field goal attempt that would've given the Detroit Lions the lead in the final frame -- which marked the veteran's first missed field goal in the fourth quarter over the past three seasons. Given the Lions' massive offensive struggles in the absence of Marvin Jones (knee), Kerryon Johnson (knee) and Golden Tate (traded), it isn't wise to bet on Prater getting many opportunities to rebound during Detroit's tough Week 16 matchup against the Vikings.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Makes 47-yarder in Arizona

    Matt Prater made his only field-goal attempt and both of his PATs during Sunday's 17-3 victory over Arizona.The Detroit Lions easily won the defensive battle Sunday, but only marginally won the offensive battle while playing in an offense devoid of difference makers outside of receiver Kenny Golladay. In fact, Detroit's pick-six late in the third quarter was the only reason the Lions won by two scores. These struggles only allowed Prater one chance at a field goal, and it could be hard for the offense to afford the kicker more tries in a tougher matchup in Week 15 against the second-ranked Bills defense.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Drills trio of field goals

    Matt Prater converted all three of his field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams.The Detroit Lions' inability to convert in the red zone gave Prater a number of opportunities to rack up points, and the veteran responded with his fourth performance with at least three successful field goals. Now 23-for-26 on FGAs in 2018, Prater will proceed into Week 14 as a quality fantasy option in most formats.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: One field-goal attempt vs. Bears

    Matt Prater converted his lone field-goal attempt and his only PAT during Thursday's 23-16 loss to the Bears.Going up against the Bears' third-ranked scoring defense (19.2 points allowed per game), the Detroit Lions predictably had trouble moving the ball most of the game. However, the veteran could be in for a bounce-back effort in Week 13 when the Lions host the Rams' 23rd-ranked scoring defense (25.6). Through 11 games, Prater has successfully converted 20 of 23 field-goal tries and all 22 of his PATs.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Finds more success from long range

    Matt Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 20-19 victory over Carolina.Prater's day could've been even bigger had a delay of game penalty not forced the Detroit Lions to punt after the team initially lined up for a 58-yard field goal attempt. Prater was otherwise perfect from 32- and 54-yards out. Look for the veteran to again be one of the most trusted kickers in the league in Week 12 against the Bears.

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    Lions' Matt Prater: Converts 50-yarder in Windy City

    Matt Prater converted his only field-goal attempt as well as his only PAT during Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears.The slumping Detroit 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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    Lions' Matt Prater: Drills three field goals in divisional loss

    Matt Prater converted all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Vikings.The Detroit 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.