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5 Matt Prater K

Detroit Lions

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Lions' Matt Prater: Perfect in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Falcons.

Prater couldn't do any wrong Sunday and further bolstered his case for being one of the best kickers in the game. He's now perfect on attempts from any range through three weeks -- and only one of his six field-goal attempts have come from within 40 yards, while three have come from beyond 50. However, playing against the Vikings on the road in Week 4 could give the Lions offense some trouble moving the ball, which slightly curbs Prater's fantasy appeal this time around.

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Lions' Matt Prater: Connects from 56 yards on MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted his only field goal attempt and lone PAT during Monday's 24-10 victory over the Giants.

Prater had an angel on his side Monday, as his lone field goal bounced off the horizontal pipe and luckily found its way through the uprights. While that only made for Prater's second field-goal try in as many games, both of his attempts have been successful and, notably, from 56 yards out or longer. Next week's matchup with the Falcons should be a higher-scoring affair and, assuming that proves true, could lead to more chances for Prater to show off his reputably strong leg.

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Lions' Matt Prater: Quiet in third preseason tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater didn't attempt a field goal but converted all four of his PATs during Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.

The last time Prater went an entire game without attempting a field goal was Week 14 of the 2015 season, so the kicker's minimal usage Friday isn't a great example of what to expect from him this year (he attempted at least two field goals in 12 of 16 games in 2016). Last week's exhibition against the Jets is probably a better indicator, as the Lions offense got off to a much better start and Prater ultimately ended the day with three fields -- including one from 50 yards.

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Lions' Matt Prater: Shines in mock game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater drilled field goals of 55 and 56 yards during the first half of Friday's mock scrimmage, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Prater also made a 43-yarder, but missed a rushed 55-yard attempt the coaches threw in at the very end of the first half. Despite the miscue, Prater was very impressive all things considered and already appears to be in midseason form. The veteran kicker was a perfect seven-for-seven from beyond 50 yards last season -- only Baltimore's Justin Tucker converted more from that range -- and is firmly entering the 2017 campaign as a fantasy-worthy option at kicker.

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Lions' Matt Prater: Kicks two field goals in playoff defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Prater converted two of two field goal attempts during Saturday's playoff game in Seattle.

After tying for seventh in the league with 31 field goals during the regular season, Prater went without an extra point for just the third time the entire season. However, he did nail a game-high 53-yard attempt, one of his longest hits of the season. Look for Prater to return in 2017 as one of the top fantasy options at the kicker position.

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Bye: Week 7
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911/6/17@ GB8:30 pm
1011/12/17CLE1:00 pm
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2007Atlanta Falcons20-00-10-01-30-01-445025.01-11100.0
2007Denver Broncos20-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
2007Miami Dolphins00-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
2008Denver Broncos160-07-88-95-115-625-3456073.539-403997.5
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
2014Denver Broncos00-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
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
2017Detroit Lions30-00-01-11-14-46-6580100.07-77100.0
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2007Atlanta Falcons2471.23122.0000
2007Denver Broncos2767.32526.4000
2007Miami Dolphins000.0000.0000
2008Denver Broncos168365.1196324.7110
2009Denver Broncos167868.4284922.8110
2010Denver Broncos125764.6203425.1131
2011Denver Broncos166964.4471924.7021
2012Denver Broncos169864.3653322.3000
2013Denver Broncos1611464.8813129.7120
2014Denver Broncos000.0000.0000
2014Detroit Lions1100.0000.0000
2015Detroit Lions16455.80317.3000
2016Detroit Lions16258.01132.0000
2017Detroit Lions3565.64123.0000
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2008Denver Broncos16000---0000000---
2009Denver Broncos16000---0000000---
2010Denver Broncos12000---0000000---
2011Denver Broncos16000---0000000---
2012Denver Broncos16000---0000000---
2013Denver Broncos16000---0000000---
2014Denver Broncos0000---0000000---
2014Detroit Lions11000---0000000---
2015Detroit Lions16000---0000000---
2016Detroit Lions16000---0000000---
2017Detroit Lions341394734.8010200034.8
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2014Denver Broncos0000---0---0000/000---
2014Detroit Lions11000---0---0000/000---
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2016Detroit Lions16000---0---0000/000---
2017Detroit Lions3000---0---0000/000---
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2007Denver Broncos200.000000.0000
2007Miami Dolphins000.000000.0000
2008Denver Broncos1633.000000.0000
2009Denver Broncos1611.000000.0000
2010Denver Broncos1211.000000.0000
2011Denver Broncos1611.000000.0000
2012Denver Broncos1632.010000.0000
2013Denver Broncos1600.000000.0000
2014Denver Broncos000.000000.0000
2014Detroit Lions1100.000000.0000
2015Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2016Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2017Detroit Lions300.000000.0000
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2007Denver Broncos200000000
2007Miami Dolphins000000000
2008Denver Broncos1600000000
2009Denver Broncos1600000000
2010Denver Broncos1200010010
2011Denver Broncos1600000000
2012Denver Broncos1600000000
2013Denver Broncos1600000000
2014Denver Broncos000000000
2014Detroit Lions1100000000
2015Detroit Lions1600000000
2016Detroit Lions1600000000
2017Detroit Lions300000000

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