Matt Prater
K DET (7)
3 days ago

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Prater has been the definition of clutch during his tenure in Detroit, as he's now 10 for 10 on kicks within the final four minutes of regulation and the Lions within three points of winning. His 52-yard game-winner Sunday might have been his most impressive of the lot, though, considering it came in 30-degree weather accompanied by Chicago's characteristically strong winds. Sitting top ten in the league in both field-goal attempts and PATs, Prater should remain busy in a Week 12 matchup against a Vikings defense that prevented the Lions offense from reaching the end zone in their previous meeting this season.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
1 week ago

Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all five PATs during Sunday's 38-24 victory over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions were effective both running and passing the ball Sunday, which led to increased success in the red zone. Prater thus wasn't called on much, but still salvaged his fantasy output with a flawless performance on his PATs -- an area from which Prater hasn't missed this season. The Central Florida product is now averaging 2.4 field-goal attempts and 2.6 PATs per game entering a Week 11 matchup against the Bears.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
2 weeks ago

Prater converted three of four field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Monday's 30-17 victory over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Prater missed his third field goal of the season Monday on a 55-yard attempt that hit the crossbar. Other than that miscue, Prater rang true on his other attempts and remains perfect from within 49 yards. Especially given the Lions' tremendous startling offensive struggles in the red zone, Prater should remain busy in Week 10 when the Lions host a Browns team that's surrendered 25.3 points per game in 2017, which ranks fifth-last in the league.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
3 weeks ago

Prater converted all five of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Fresh off signing a three-year, $11.4 million extension earlier in the week, Prater was the Lions' only source of scoring on a night his team had significant struggles in the red zone. His day could have been even more productive, too, if not for coach Jim Caldwell's questionable decision to go for it on fourth-and-goal at a crucial juncture in the second half. As one of only two kickers on the season to have attempted seven field goals from 50 yards or longer, Prater will proceed into a Week 9 matchup with the Packers as one of the higher-upside legs in the land.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
1 month ago

The Lions signed Prater to a three-year, $11.4 million contract extension Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prater's new deal will keep him in the Detroit through the 2020 season and is worth up to $12.15 million in incentives. The Lions will now have both of their specialists in the fold for the next few seasons after the team previously signed punter Sam Martin to a four-year contract extension last September. Since joining the Lions in 2014, Prater has emerged as one of the top kickers in the league, converting 84 of 98 (85.7 percent) of his field-goal attempts, including an impressive 19-for-24 (79.1 percent) mark from 50-plus yards. The 33-year-old is enjoying another banner campaign so far in 2017, knocking down all 15 of his extra-point tries while drilling 10 of 12 field goals, with his only misses coming from 56 and 59 yards.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
1 month ago

Prater converted one of two field-goal attempts and all five PATs during Sunday's 52-38 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Prater remained flawless in the PAT column Sunday and could have had a bigger day had he connected on a 56-yard field-goal attempt in the third quarter. While the Central Florida product has now misfired twice in the past three weeks, both misses came from at least 55 yards out, making it hard to dock Prater too much -- if at all. In fact, it's better that he attempted those kicks and missed than having not attempted them at all, as those plays showcased the Lions' high level of trust in their veteran leg. Detroit now has a bye in Week 7 with a tough matchup against the Steelers on deck.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
1 month ago

Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all three PATs during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Prater didn't get many opportunities to score in this one as the Lions largely struggled to move the ball, both on the ground and through the air, until late in the game. While it's concerning that he's been limited to one field-goal attempt in three of five games this year, Prater attempted at least two field goals in 13 of 17 games last season, which suggests he should see a larger workload more often than not moving forward.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
2 months ago

Prater converted two of three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 14-7 victory over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Prater finally missed a field goal in 2017, though it admittedly came from a distant 59 yards out -- which, despite the fact he missed it, still shows the Lions' willingness to deploy their high-powered kicker from long range. Other teams around the league don't have that same level of trust in their kickers, which helps make Prater one of the highest-upside legs in fantasy. The two-time Pro Bowler is now up to eight field goals through four weeks and will look to keep his solid season going in Week 5 when the Lions host the Panthers.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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 -- which isn't a surprise given Prater's reputation for having a strong leg.