Matt Prater
K DET (6)
2 weeks ago

Prater converted one of two field-goal attempts and all four PATs during Sunday's 31-23 victory over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Prater connected on a 39-yard attempt in the second quarter but he later on 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.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
3 weeks ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
4 weeks ago

Prater converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both PATs during Sunday's 26-10 victory over the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Those who've stuck with Prater in the wake of his disappointing regular-season debut were handsomely rewarded Sunday, and the kicker has now converted six field goals and five extra points over the last two weeks. Considering no other kicker leaguewide has attempted as many field goals through three games -- coupled with the improving state of the Lions offense -- Prater has reestablished himself as one of the better fantasy options at his position.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
1 month ago

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Prater bounced back from a forgettable performance in the season opener that saw the kicker miss from distances of 44 and 55 yards. In this one, Prater's longest connection was from only 43 yards, but he had plenty of power behind it and the kick likely would have been good from further out. More importantly, Prater showed why fantasy owners should still keep faith in him. After all, the Lions have been a top-12 team in field-goal attempts each of the past two seasons, and Prater has converted at least 86 percent of them each year.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
1 month ago

Prater converted one of three field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Monday's 48-17 loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

It was a miserable night for the Lions all around and Prater's play was no exception. Not only was he wide right on a manageable 44-yard attempt, the strong-legged kicker fell uncharacteristically short on a 55-yarder. Thankfully, he had no trouble with his lone conversion from 21 yards out, which would have been more concerning than anything else that might have happened. Look for Prater -- who's attempted at least 35 field goals each of the last two seasons -- to bounce back in Week 2 against the 49ers.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
3 months ago

Prater is set for another season as the Lions' placekicker, MLive.com's Nate Atkins reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prater is entering the first season of the three-year extension he signed in October, and the Lions haven't even bothered bringing in a camp leg. He's coming off three straight seasons converting better than 85 percent of his field-goal attempts, including 19 of 24 from 50 yards or longer during that stretch. In addition to his solid track record of accuracy, Prater benefits from playing for a dome team with an above-average offense. While not quite among the elite at his position, he's a solid choice in the closing stages of a draft.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
10 months ago

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three PATs during Sunday's 35-11 victory over Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Prater was flawless Sunday while capping off another strong season in Motown. He now finishes the campaign having connected on 30 of 35 field-goal attempts and 40 of his 41 PATs. Four of his five field-goal miscues came on attempts from beyond 50 yards, while his seven makes from that range were second-most in the league. Under contract with the Lions for another three years thanks to the extension he signed mid-season, Prater will return in 2018 as a fantasy-worthy option at the kicker position once again.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
10 months ago

Prater made a 23-yard field goal and missed from 50 yards in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Bengals, when he also made both his extra points.

EDGE Analysis

Prater has now missed just five of his 33 field-goal attempts this season. With one game remaining, his 121 points are tied for tenth league-wide.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
10 months ago

Prater converted both of his field-goal attempts and both PATs during Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Prater's two field goals put his team on top early and it was a lead the Lions wouldn't relinquish before the final whistle. The Central Florida product hasn't missed a single attempt from any range since his uncharacteristically poor performance against the Ravens in Week 13 and remains an upper-tier fantasy kicker for Detroit's Week 16 matchup with Cincinnati.

Matt Prater
K DET (6)
10 months ago

Prater converted his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PATs during Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

There's a chance Prater could've seen an extra field-goal attempt or two, but quarterback Matthew Stafford tossed two interceptions in Tampa Bay territory during the second quarter. Regardless, Prater did all he could to bounce back from an uncharacteristically inaccurate outing last week in Baltimore. He'll now square off against the Bears in Week 15, a team Prater has converted exactly two field goals against in three meetings dating back to the start of the 2016 season.