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Detroit Lions

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November 22, 2020 05:16 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Lays goose egg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt during Sunday's 20-0 loss to Carolina.

The Lions had severe struggles moving the ball while quarterback Matthew Stafford played through a thumb injury. Prater subsequently received a single field-goal attempt from 51 yards out, which he missed wide left. Having previously attempted at least three field goals in six of nine games in 2020, there seems to a solid chance Prater and the Lions rebound in Week 12 against a Texans defense that is allowing the fourth-most total points per game (28.0) in 2020.

November 16, 2020 04:20 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Walk-off field goal beats Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted three of three field-goal attempts and three of three PATs during Sunday's 30-27 win over Washington.

Including the game-winning field goal from 59-yards out in the final seconds, Prater drilled two kicks from beyond 50 yards, which is his NFL-record seventh career time of doing so. It's also the sixth time in nine games this season that Prater has attempted at least three field goals. Even with the injuries mounting on the Lions defense, Prater and Detroit should be able to find success in Week 11 against a collapsing Panthers defense that was diced for more than 550 total yards and 46 points by Tampa Bay on Sunday.

November 10, 2020 06:36 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Converts two of three FGA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made two of three field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

Prater badly missed his opening FGA from 46 yards wide left but later redeemed himself with kicks from 23 and 45 yards. The veteran has now converted multiple field goals in five of eight game, with 12 total attempts coming from beyond 40 yards. While the Lions offense could struggle if Matthew Stafford (concussion) is forced to miss time, a Week 10 matchup with a middling Washington team is not something to run away from

November 1, 2020 06:20 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Misses FG from 48 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt but made three of three PATs during Sunday's 41-21 loss to the Colts.

Missing his only attempt from 48 yards out, Prater's fantasy performance otherwise suffered from an unlucky combination of Detriot's red-zone success and a number of Matthew Stafford's drive-killing mistakes. The veteran should get back on track in Week 9 against a Vikings defense that has allowed the third-most points per game (32.0) in 2020.

October 27, 2020 07:40 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Makes extra-long PAT for the win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted three of four field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 23-22 victory over Atlanta.

Prater practically won this game for Detroit, first capping off one of the Lions' only successful drives in the first half with a 50-yard field goal as the second quarter expired. Prater then made another from 51 yards out in the third, uncharacteristically missed a go-ahead FGA from 46 in the fourth, then later redeemed himself with a successful 49-yard go-ahead field goal as well as the walk-off PAT that happened to be from 48 yards out due to penalties. Prater has now attempted at least four field goals in three of six games in 2020, and he will remain amongst the highest-upside fantasy options when the Lions take on the Colts in Week 8.

October 20, 2020 01:36 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Converts two of three FGA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made two of three field-goal attempts and four of four PATs during Sunday's 34-16 victory over the Jaguars.

Prater missed wide left from 57 yards out but connected from 31 and 41 yards. While the veteran has been somewhat frustrating to own this season due to near goose eggs in Weeks 2 and 4, Prater has the green light to attempt kicks from 50 yards out on a weekly basis and is usually productive when he gets the opportunities. In a Lions offense that is close to fully healthy, Prater could have a big Week 7 against a Falcons defense that has given up the fifth-most points per game (30.7) in 2020.

October 4, 2020 06:48 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: No field-goal attempts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater did not attempt a field goal but made three of three PATs during Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Saints.

In a weird game where neither team attempted a single field goal, Prater was also hurt by the Lions needing to go for two late in the game. While this is a letdown after Prater's big performance in Week 3, the veteran kicker will remain a solid fantasy option when Detroit reconvenes from its Week 5 bye.

September 29, 2020 07:16 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Big day in desert
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made four of four field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 26-23 victory over Arizona.

Detroit was able to move the ball in the return of receiver Kenny Golladay, but the offense struggled to punch the ball in the end zone. Prater thus benefited with four field-goal tries from within 40 yards. The veteran should continue to see opportunities stemming from the Lions' progressively improving health situation on the offensive side of the roster when Detroit hosts New Orleans at home in Week 4.

September 22, 2020 12:12 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Misses from long distance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt but converted all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 42-21 loss to Green Bay.

Detroit has struggled to move the ball in the absence of two key offensive pieces, receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot). Combined with the Lions' inability to find the end zone when they were able to get into scoring position Sunday, Prater ultimately wound up with a single field-goal attempt from 57 yards out, which he missed wide right. If Golladay and Vaitai are able to return in Week 3 -- which seems possible -- Prater could be in for a bounce-back performance against a Cardinals team that has pushed the tempo (79.5 offensive snaps per game) through two weeks into the 2020 campaign.

September 15, 2020 12:20 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Three field goals in season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made three of four field goals and both of his PATs during Sunday's 27-23 loss to Chicago.

Prater was one of three kickers league-wide to log at least four field-goal attempts in Week 1, but he missed a 55-yard try wide right. While he won't always get this many opportunities on a weekly basis, the veteran can be counted on for at least a couple per game while quarterback Matthew Stafford is healthy. In eight games with a healthy Stafford in 2019, Prater attempted 2.4 field goals per game, compared to 1.6 FGA per contest in the other eight games without Stafford.

January 4, 2020 12:16 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Accurate from long range
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 23-20 loss to Green Bay.

The 56-yarder Prater cranked through in the fourth was right down the middle and might have have been good from 70-plus yards, given how much room it had to clear the post. Regardless, the veteran's general ability to connect from long range was critical for the Lions' David-Blough-led offense to maintain its lead for most of the game. With the 2019 campaign now in the books, Prater will finish his age-35 season having converted 26 of 31 field-goal attempts and 35 of 36 PATs over 16 games in 2019. Despite both his field goals and field-goal attempts representing four-year lows, the entire Lions offense suffered from the absence of Matthew Stafford (back) over the last half of the campaign. A healthy Stafford should mean good things for all parties involved in 2020, the final year of Prater's current contract.

January 2, 2020 06:56 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Accurate from long range
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra points in Sunday's 23-20 loss against the Packers.

The 56-yarder Prater cranked through in the fourth was dead-center and might have have been good from 70-plus yards, given how much room it had to clear the post. Regardless, the veteran's general ability to connect from long range was critical for the Lions' David-Blough-led offense to maintain its lead for most of the game. With the 2019 campaign now in the books, Prater will finish his age-35 season having converted 26 of 31 field-goal attempts and 35 of 36 PATs over 16 games in 2019. Despite both of his field goals and field-goal attempts representing four-year lows, the entire Lions offense suffered from the absence of Matthew Stafford (back) over the last half of the season. A healthy Stafford should mean good things for all parties involved in 2020, the last year of Prater's current contract with Detroit.

December 29, 2019 11:40 AM
Lions' Matt Prater: Ready for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater (illness) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Prater was added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant and received the questionable tag due to the illness, but it won't end up impacting his availability for Week 17. The 35-year-old is 24-for-29 on field goals and 33-for-34 on extra points this season and will look to finish the 2019 campaign on a strong note.

December 27, 2019 05:00 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Dealing with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers due to an illness, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Prater took every rep during the Lions' first two practices of the week before the ailment limited his activity in Friday's session, prompting Detroit to give him a designation for the regular-season finale. Unless the Lions add another kicker to the 53-man roster prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 17 transactions, Prater probably won't be at any real risk of sitting out against Green Bay.

December 23, 2019 11:00 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Second field goal in three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and both of his PATs during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Green Bay.

The return of Kerryon Johnson didn't bring enough of a lift to the Lions offense to make Prater fantasy-relevant. The limitations of quarterback David Blough simply haven't allowed for many scoring opportunities, and Prater's numbers have suffered. After averaging over 2.2 attempts in the first 11 games of the season, Prater has only attempted five in David Blough's four consecutive starts. It'll remain hard to trust the otherwise dependable Prater during Sunday's season finale against the Packers.

December 16, 2019 03:48 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Hits all three kicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made a 44-yard kick and two extra points in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Prater has now hit 27 straight extra points, and he's connected on 23 of 28 field goals (82 percent). He continues to be excellent from deep as well, making six of seven field goals from beyond 50 yards. Prater could hit some deep bombs in Week 16 at Denver's high altitude.

December 10, 2019 03:00 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Misses only attempt from 45 yards out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt and made his only PAT during Sunday's 20-7 loss to Minnesota.

Prater sailed his one and only attempt from 45 yards wide right and he wasn't afforded a second field-goal chance at any point in the second half. Newly-installed quarterback David Blough simply had a much tougher time moving the ball this week against the Vikings compared to Thanksgiving Day against the Bears. There's at least a chance for a nice rebound in Week 15 if Blough can move the ball against Tampa Bay's 31st-ranked secondary.

November 29, 2019 03:16 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Two more field goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears.

While Prater's stat line was aided by the fact that the Lions' offense stalled twice from within the 10-yard line, he's now attempted at least two field goals in eight of 12 games this year. He also afforded the Lions an extra possession by way of a successful onside kick during the first quarter. Given the relative success that quarterback David Blough had Thursday -- combined with Minnesota's declining defense -- Prater might be worthy of a spot in starting lineups during Detroit's Week 14 game against the Vikings.

November 26, 2019 09:40 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: Three-makes in D.C.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater made three of four field-goal attempts as well as his only PAT during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Washington.

Prater was good from 21, 24 and 49 yards out, but the veteran went wide right from 39 yards on a windy day in Washington. It's unfortunate that miss wound up being the difference in the game, but Prater at least made history by passing Errol Mann for the fourth-most points in Lions history. Prater could have another busy day in Week 13 against the Bears if quarterback Jeff Driskel doesn't have too much trouble getting Detroit into scoring position.

November 18, 2019 05:44 PM
Lions' Matt Prater: No field-goal attempts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater did not attempt a field goal but converted all three PATs during Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Cowboys.

We knew coming into this that Prater may not get many opportunities to produce, but it wasn't because we thought Jeff Driskel would get the team into the end zone four times. It's actually a great sign for Prater's future outlook that Driskel was able to move the ball on a not-terrible Cowboys defense. While the tune may change when the Lions have to play tough Chicago and Minnesota teams in coming weeks, it's possible Driskel could allow Prater to have a respectable outing in the meantime when Detroit travels to Washington D.C. in Week 12.

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Career Kicking Stats
SeasonTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TOTLGBLKPCTXPPCT
2020DET110-04-46-64-74-818-2559072.026-26100.0
2019DET160-011-112-36-97-826-3156183.935-3697.2
2018DET160-08-812-125-73-528-3254087.530-30100.0
2017DET162-24-410-107-87-1130-3558085.740-4197.6
2016DET160-010-104-510-147-731-3658086.131-3393.9
2015DET160-03-38-96-65-622-2459091.736-3992.3
2014DET110-08-84-56-83-521-2652280.821-21100.0
2013DEN162-24-45-58-86-725-2664096.275-75100.0
2012DEN161-17-710-115-93-426-3253081.255-55100.0
2011DEN160-05-68-83-73-419-2559176.030-30100.0
2010DEN120-03-37-74-52-316-1859088.928-2996.6
2009DEN160-014-146-88-102-330-3551085.732-32100.0
2008DEN160-07-88-95-115-625-3456073.539-4097.5
2007DEN20-00-00-00-00-00-0-1270---0-0---
Total1985-588-9190-9878-11257-77318-38364483.0479-48898.2
Career Kickoff Stats
SeasonTeamGKOAVGTBRETRET AVGTDONSIDERECOV
2020DET11452.00416.5000
2019DET161961.081035.7111
2018DET16657.23313.3000
2017DET161658.16915.1010
2016DET16258.01132.0000
2015DET16760.62421.8000
2014DET110---00---000
2013DEN1611464.8813129.7120
2012DEN169864.3653322.3000
2011DEN166964.4471924.7021
2010DEN125764.6203425.1131
2009DEN167868.4285022.3110
2008DEN168365.1196324.7110
2007DEN2767.32526.4000
Total19856264.628326624.45113
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/201
Birthdate:
08/10/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Mayfield Heights, OH, USA
School:
UCF
NFL Experience:
14
Awards: