Matt Prater, K Detroit Lions

Rankings

DET K Depth Chart

  1. Matt Prater
  2. Kyle Brindza
DET Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
@SD
13
@MIN
8
DEN
2
@SEA
9
ARI
32
CHI
13
MIN
23
@KC
BYE6
@GB
31
OAK
12
PHI
6
GB
17
@STL
29
@NO
7
SF
32
@CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppXP AttXPFG AttFG
1IND----
2KC----
3SEA----
4BYE----
6MIN2231
7NO3311
8ATL1133
9BYE----
10MIA2232
11ARI0022
12NE0043
13CHI4422
14TB4422
15MIN1133
16CHI2232
17GB2200
Totals21212621

Most Recent News

Report: Broncos cut K Brandon McManus, sign Connor Barth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:38pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012.

Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday.

The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright in Denver's 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday. That came on the heels of a game in St. Louis where they passed up field goal attempts of 54 and 55 yards indoors.

McManus' longest field goal was from 44 yards, and he didn't really get the chance for a pressure kick for the AFC West-leading Broncos.

While solid on kickoffs, McManus was 9 for 13 on field goal attempts. His 69.2 percent conversion rate was dead last among NFL kickers, ranking ahead of only Nate Freese and Alex Henery, both of whom were released by Detroit earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Barth, who spent four of his five seasons in Tampa Bay, has plenty of experience in crunch time, although not for a team with quite the Super Bowl aspirations of the Broncos, the story said. Barth has made 84 percent of his career field goal tries. He was the most accurate kicker in Buccaneers history but missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He returned this year but was beaten out by rookie Patrick Murray. The Broncos, of course, kept McManus over Matt Prater who was suspended the first four games of the season and is now with Detroit. Barth has a ton of fantasy potential for those looking to upgrade.

Scouting Report

Wild Card – Matt Prater vs. Dallas Cowboys
Jim Caldwell and the Lions passed on a couple long FG attempts last week in Green Bay, as Matt Prater was called upon for just two extra points. Since joining Detroit in Week 6, Prater was 21-of-26 on FGs, booting multiple field goals in eight of his 11 games. He has a strong leg and should be kicking in great conditions at Dallas on Sunday, but Detroit will be the underdog in however many games they're able to play in the postseason.

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