#5 Matt Prater
 Pos: Kicker
NFL Team: DET
Injury: OK
 Experience: 9
College: UCF
Height: 70
Weight: 211
Born: 8/10/1984
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PROJDET123502632
2014DET110212121268463
2013DEN160757525266586
2012DEN1605555263281053
2011DEN1687303019255833

Summary

Kicker Rank: #14All Players: #497
Prater was supposed to have a great season with the Broncos last year but that didn't work out. He was suspended early in the season and the Broncos cut ties with him after he was reinstated by the league. He caught on with the Lions and was their top kicker the last 11 games of the season. He had some shaky moments with his new team, making just 80.8 percent of his field goals for 84 points. The Lions liked what they say, though, and Prater heads into this season s their starting kicker. Prater has at least 133 points two of the past three seasons. Prater has a booming leg and his accuracy has improved through the years.
FANTASY OUTLOOK
Prater has good value, kicking in a dome for a good offensive team. He might miss a few more kicks than your usual starting kicker but his point totals should be just fine for fantasy teams. He can get around 130 points and challenge to be a top-10 fantasy kicker.

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Notes

Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) is active Thursday, Dec. 3, against the Green Bay Packers.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) is expected to play Thursday, Dec. 3, against the Green Bay Packers despite dealing with a cold this week.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) is expected to play Thursday, Dec. 3, against the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) is likely to play in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Dec. 3, considering the Packers haven't signed another kicker this week. Prater was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 2, and is questionable for the game Thursday.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 1.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater (illness) did not practice Monday, Nov. 30.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater missed two extra points yet hit for two field goals from 49 and 51 yards in an 18-16 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Nov. 15.
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Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension Friday, March 6.
Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a surprise because Prater wasn't exactly rock solid with the team last season.
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Free-agent PK Matt Prater (Lions) had his agent meet with general manager Martin Mayhew at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 20.
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Free-agent PK Matt Prater (Broncos) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Impact: Prater has huge potential in this offense. He is worth grabbing if you need a kicker.
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