Matt Prater
K DET (7)
2 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 (7)
2 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 (7)
2 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 (7)
3 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.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
3 months ago

Prater missed his only field-goal attempt while converting just two of three PATs during Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Prater reportedly battled a sickness in the days leading up to the game, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, but it isn't clear if that had any impact on his performance -- which was easily Prater's worst of the year. In fact, he was previously perfect from within 50 yards and hadn't missed a single PAT all season. It didn't help that the Lions struggled to move the ball, affording Prater minimal chances to redeem himself. While this poor performance doesn't instill much confidence in fantasy owners with the fantasy playoffs in tow, Prater remains the strong-legged marksman he was prior to Week 13 and should continue to be started with confidence.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
3 months ago

Prater converted all three of his field-goal attempts and both PATs during Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Prater was his normal, accurate self Thursday and still hasn't missed from within the confines of Ford Field this season. Furthermore, he's now attempted a kick from 50 yards or longer in nine of 11 games while making seven of 10 from that range. As one of the highest-upside kickers in fantasy, plug Prater into fantasy lineups with confidence for the Lions' Week 13 matchup with the Ravens.

Matt Prater
K DET (7)
3 months 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)
3 months 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)
4 months 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)
4 months 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.