2015 DRAFT GUIDE
 #5 Matt Prater
 Pos: Kicker
NFL Team: DET
Injury: OK
 Experience: 9
College: UCF
Height: 70
Weight: 195
Born: 8/10/1984
 Year  Tm  Gm  Pts  XPM  XPA  FGM  FGA  17-29  30-39  40-49  50+ 
PROJDET123502632
2014DET110212121268463
2013DEN160757525266586
2012DEN1605555263281053
2011DEN1687303019255833

Summary

Kicker Rank: #13All Players: #484
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 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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Free-agent PK Matt Prater (Lions) had his agent meet with general manager Martin Mayhew at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 20.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
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.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Free-agent PK Matt Prater (Broncos) will work out for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Although the Detroit Lions just signed free-agent PK Alex Henery (Eagles), the team may look at free-agent PK Matt Prater (Broncos) if Henery falters. Henery missed a 52-yard field goal last week against the New York Jets but made one from 51 yards out.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater is being released before he comes off his four-game suspension, according to a source. PK Brandon McManus has won the team's kicking job.
Fantasy Impact: Prater is an All Pro kicker so his off the field issues seem to be enough for the Broncos to turn the page. Prater shouldn't have trouble finding work, though.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater likely will not appeal his four-game suspension, because his attorney and the NFL agreed to the length. Prater was initially facing a one-year suspension.
Fantasy Impact: It will be tough to draft Prater with him missing so much time but he'll be a great waiver-wire add once Week 5 rolls around.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater will be suspended the first four games of the 2014 season for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater (undisclosed) was still sidelined Monday, June 2, with an undisclosed medical issue.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said PK Matt Prater (illness) is feeling much better and will be able to play in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

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