Denver Broncos
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (
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. (