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Matt Prater 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Matt Prater Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #5
Position: Kicker
Career: 10 Years
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Mayfield Heights, OH
High School: Estero HS [FL]
College: Central Florida
Drafted: Undrafted

Kicker Rankings:
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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Matt Prater 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
118.37 8.88 2 12.00 6.80 21 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2016 Better Defenses in 2016 Better Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
10 No No No Yes No No No No Yes
Matt Prater Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Lions1500000002236102.006.80
2014 Lions110000000212184.007.64
2013 Broncos1600000002575150.009.38
Matt Prater 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Matt Prater has been below his fantasy projection 5 out of 9 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy K ranking was #2 in 2013, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Prater's fantasy game average per year has been going down for 2 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 75 most consistent players overall (ranked 73).
Career Experience Outlook:
Prater is entering his 10th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, Ks in their 10th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.02 from their 9th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Prater has averaged 0.33 fantasy pts per game less than the league K average. The average fantasy pts per game by Ks in 2015 was 7.16.
Depth Chart Change:
Prater has moved up from 2nd to 1st on the depth chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.556) pts per game for Prater. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Joique Bell (2015 Avg: 5.34 Pts/Game) has left the team and Ameer Abdullah (2015 Avg: 5.43 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Wide Receiver position: Calvin Johnson (2015 Avg: 7.17 Pts/Game) has left the team and Marvin Jones (2015 Avg: 4.26 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Timothy Wright (2015 Avg: 3.17 Pts/Game) has left the team and Brandon Pettigrew (2015 Avg: 1.87 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Michael Ola is no longer starting, Don Muhlbach has left the team and Taylor Decker has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Sam Martin has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Prater played last year (110 - 98 - 0 0.529%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (85 - 107 - 0 0.443%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,715) compared to last season's teams (4,615) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Prater had a lower fantasy avg (5.57 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (7.88 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Prater has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (7.41 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (7.20 pts per game), 3rd quarter (7.11 pts per game) and 2nd quarter (6.30 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 4 (9.14 pts per game), week 13 (9.00 pts per game) and week 3 (9.00 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 7 (4.50 pts per game), week 8 (6.00 pts per game) and week 9 (6.00 pts per game).



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