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Name  Matt Prater
Born  8/10/1984
Height  5-10
Weight  195
College  UCF
10/7/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Kicker Matt Prater is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions. UPDATE: The Lions have offically signed kicker Matt Prater to a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Barring something unforseen, he will be signed within the next 24 hours. Prater immediately becomes fantasy-relevant, as he will be kicking indoors, in Detroit.
10/3/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Kicker Matt Prater suspended for four games due to an alcohol-related violation the league's substance-abuse policy, has been released.
Insight: Its a bit surprising, considering his performance last season, but he did have a big salary and Brandon McManus has been has yet to miss a kick this season, though he hasn't tried on from more than 24 yards.
8/24/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Broncos kicker Matt Prater will miss the first four games of the season due to a league suspension for an alcohol-related violation the league's substance-abuse policy.
Insight: Prater was in danger of a one-year suspension but apparently has a good lawyer. In the Denver offense any kicker will see a lot of work and Prater's four-week replacement should have solid fantasy value for the first month. He'll be eligible to return Week 6 against the New York Jets as the Broncos have a bye in Week 4.
1/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Broncos kicker Matt Prater was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Prater was ill for most of last week, but appears to be ready to go. He was 25-for-26 on field goal attempts, including 6-for-7 from 50-yards or more. He also forced touchbacks on 60 percent of his kickoffs.
10/6/2013 12:18:00 PM
Description: Broncos kicker Matt Prater was a late addition to the injury report, but is expected to play Sunday against Dallas.
Insight: Denver didn't sign any kickers this week, so they appear to have only one choice. He may not try any 50-plus yarders, but should be ok for all those extra points.
7/2/2012 2:10:00 PM
Description: Broncos kicker Matt Prater appears to have agreed to a four-year deal.
Insight: Denver's wideouts aren't the only fantasy players who should see a jump in production with Peyton Manning at the controls. Add in the thin air of Denver which makes for plenty of 50-plus yard bonus opportunities and Prater should be a top-five fantasy kicker in 2012.
12/22/2010 3:03:00 PM
Description: The Denver Post reports that Broncos K Matt Prater will test out his injured groin Wednesday or Thursday before a decision is made about his availability for this weekend.
Insight: While this might be good news for Prater, it shouldn't affect any fantasy owners. There should be plenty of alternative options for week 16. (RapidDraft.com)
12/11/2010 6:03:00 PM
Description: Broncos K Steven Hauschka is expected to replace injured K Matt Prater (groin) against the Cardinals. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Prater owners shouldn't count on Hauschka as a replacement.
12/9/2010 11:01:00 PM
Description: The Broncos added Prater to the injury report on Thursday because of a groin ailment that limited him in practice.
Insight: If Prater were in danger of missing Week 14, the team would have at least tried out replacements already this week and likely signed someone. We'll see if anything changes, though. (RapidDraft.com)
4/4/2010 2:33:00 PM
Description: Broncos K Matt Prater thinks that the NFL's recent change to the overtime rules in the playoffs isn't good for kickers.
Insight: Prater missed five field goals last year, so perhaps he ought to concentrate a bit more on that than thinking about NFL rule changes. (SportsBuff.com)
1/7/2010 8:31:00 AM
Description: Prater hit one field goal and added three extra points on Sunday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Prater finished the season hitting 30-of-35 field goals. (SportsBuff.com)
12/28/2009 10:55:00 PM
Description: Prater hit two field goals and added three extra points on Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Prater now has six field goals over his past two games and continues to be a solid fantasy option. (SportsBuff.com)
12/22/2009 12:44:00 AM
Description: Prater hit 4-of-4 field goals and added one extra point on Sunday against the Raiders.
Insight: Prater hit a long-one from 51 yards and continues to be a strong fantasy option at kicker. (SportsBuff.com)
12/14/2009 7:12:00 PM
Description: Prater was 1-of-2 on field goals had one extra point against the Colts on Sunday.
Insight: Prater had been solid in the past two games for the Broncos and should be busy next week against Oakland. (SportsBuff.com)
12/7/2009 1:10:00 AM
Description: Prater was 3-of-3 on field goals and added a season-high five extra points against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Insight: Prater is now 8-of-8 on field goal attempts over his past three games. (SportsBuff.com)
11/10/2009 9:07:00 AM
Description: Prater kicked a 40-yard field goal and added an extra point in the Broncos' loss to the Steelers on Monday night.
Insight: Prater is now 13-of-17 on field goals this season and has tacked on 15 extra points. (SportsBuff.com)
Steady6/17/2009 9:48:00 AM
Description: Prater led the league in 50-yard field goals with five. He hit 73.5 percent of his field goals.
Insight: Prater hit as many 50-yarders as he did from 40-49. He was jus 5-for-11 from the forties. He had 114 points in his first full season. (SportsBuff.com)
3/30/2009 9:40:00 PM
Description: According to the Denver Post, Prater will remain the placekicker for the Broncos next season.
Insight: Prater started off very well last season but then struggled with consistency. He only made 25-of-34 field goal attempts last season, but was 5-of-6 from 50-or-more yards. (SportsBuff.com)
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