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October 15, 2019 09:28 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Huge night in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted all five field-goal attempts and his only PAT during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.

While the Lions presumably wish they didn't have to settle for five field goals in a game that was ultimately decided by a single point, Prater was absolute money in this one. Two of the field goals he drilled were from beyond 50 yards and he had another from beyond 40. Detroit could need Prater's excellence to shine through again in Week 7 should the offense be unable to improve its red-zone efficiency against a tough Vikings defense.

October 1, 2019 10:44 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Perfect against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted all three field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Chiefs.

After missing three kicks in the past two weeks, Prater rebounded in impressive fashion and ultimately connected on attempts from 25, 48 and 53 yards out. The storied veteran is now 48-for-63 on field-goal attempts 50 yards or longer, and his career 76.2 conversion rate on kicks of that distance only trails Robbie Gould's NFL-record 76.3 percent. Prater will continue to be a considerable fantasy option in Week 6 against the Packers after the Lions return from their Week 5 bye.

September 24, 2019 07:48 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Has kick blocked
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made two of his three field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Eagles.

Prater converted from 25 and 33 yards on his two makes, which both came during the second quarter. Although he later had a 46-yarder blocked with under two minutes remaining in the game, Detroit's defense stood tall to preserve the Lions' victory. Through three games, Prater sports 19 points, but has now missed three kicks in his last two outings.

September 16, 2019 08:20 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Performance to forget
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt and one of two PATs during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.

Prater nearly cost Detroit the game with a pair of costly miscues. The first was a missed PAT on the Lions' opening score and the second was a 40-yard field-goal attempt that sailed wide right. However, Prater only missed one other PAT over the past two seasons and has finished in the top half of the league in accuracy each of the past four seasons, so there's plenty of optimism for him to have a rebound performance in Week 3 against the Eagles.

September 10, 2019 05:12 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Perfect in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made both field-goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts in Sunday's 27-27 tie at Arizona.

Prater drilled a 55-yard field goal to start the scoring in the second quarter but didn't have a second chance at a field goal until overtime. The 35-year-old has been one of the more reliable long-range kickers in the league over the last few years, and that seems unlikely to change in 2019.

August 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Drills 61-yard kick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and his only PAT during Friday's preseason loss to the Bills.

Prater boomed a 61-yard kick with time expiring in the second quarter, a kick from a length that hasn't been seen in preseason history since 1999. Few kickers around the league have the trust to take attempts from such a distance.

June 20, 2019 03:20 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: No competition for starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 30, 2018 10:56 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Flaunts passing ability
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 24, 2018 08:40 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Perfect against Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 17, 2018 02:36 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Misses fourth-quarter field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

December 9, 2018 10:32 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Makes 47-yarder in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made his only field-goal attempt and both of his PATs during Sunday's 17-3 victory over Arizona.

The 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.

December 2, 2018 09:44 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Drills trio of field goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted all three of his field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Rams.

The 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.

November 23, 2018 12:28 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: One field-goal attempt vs. Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

November 18, 2018 08:39 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Finds more success from long range
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 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.

November 12, 2018 09:12 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Converts 50-yarder in Windy City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2018 04:36 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Drills three field goals in divisional loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 29, 2018 03:04 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Zero field-goal chances against Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 23, 2018 06:56 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Nails game-sealing FG from 50 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 7, 2018 09:00 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Only two FG attempts against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2018 05:44 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Low usage against Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and three PATs during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cowboys.

The Lions had trouble consistently getting into field-goal range against a Cowboys defense that entered the game sitting in the top 10 in most statistical categories. Prater subsequently fell victim to low usage. However, the veteran is still averaging 2.5 field-goal attempts per game on the season. Therefore, look for him to bounce back in a Week 5 matchup against the Packers in what could be a high-scoring affair, one that will notably be played within the indoor confines of Detroit's Ford Field.

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2007Atlanta Falcons20-00-10-01-30-01-445025.01-11100.0
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2007Miami Dolphins00-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
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2009Denver Broncos160-014-146-88-102-330-3551085.732-3232100.0
2010Denver Broncos120-03-37-74-52-316-1859088.928-292896.6
2011Denver Broncos160-05-68-83-73-419-2559176.030-3030100.0
2012Denver Broncos161-17-710-115-93-426-3253081.255-5555100.0
2013Denver Broncos162-24-45-58-86-725-2664096.275-7575100.0
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2014Detroit Lions110-08-84-56-83-521-2652280.821-2121100.0
2015Detroit Lions160-03-38-96-65-622-2459091.736-393692.3
2016Detroit Lions160-010-104-510-147-731-3658086.131-333193.9
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2018Detroit Lions160-08-812-125-73-528-3254087.530-3030100.0
2019Detroit Lions50-04-42-22-44-412-1455185.711-121191.7
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2007Denver Broncos2767.32526.4000
2007Miami Dolphins000.0000.0000
2008Denver Broncos168365.1196324.7110
2009Denver Broncos167868.4284922.8110
2010Denver Broncos125764.6203425.1131
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2012Denver Broncos169864.3653322.3000
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2015Detroit Lions16455.80317.3000
2016Detroit Lions16258.01132.0000
2017Detroit Lions161757.561014.9010
2018Detroit Lions16657.23313.3000
2019Detroit Lions500.0000.0000
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