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Ryan Succop

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Place Kicker #4
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Busy on extra points in win

Succop did not log any field-goal attempts and converted six of seven extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Through two games, the extreme efficiency of the Buccaneers' offense -- and in the case of Sunday, the defense's ability to also put the ball in the end zone off pick-sixes -- has worked against Succop's fantasy utility, with the veteran attempting just one field goal thus far, a Week 1 game-winning kick. Going into the season, there was a reasonable chance Succop's chances of putting three points on the board would dry up a notable amount in 2021, considering that Tom Brady working with a full season and postseason of experience in an aggressive downfield passing scheme was bound to lead to plenty of touchdowns. Nevertheless, there will still be weeks where Succop is called on for multiple field-goal attempts, and one such instance could certainly come as soon as a Week 3 road showdown versus a stingy Rams defense.

Sep 20, 2021 7:58 AM EST

Nails game-winning kick in opener

Succop drilled a game-winning 36-yard field goal and connected on all four extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-29 win over the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Analysis: Succop picked up right where he left off in the team's 2020 championship season and made his one true pressure kick of the contest without any issues. The veteran could enjoy a strong fantasy campaign while tied to what should be one of the league's most successful offenses, though the improved efficiency the unit might display in its second year under head coach Bruce Arians' system may lead to fewer field-goal opportunities overall.

Sep 10, 2021 8:39 PM EST

Rejoins team

Succop was removed from the COVID-19 list Thursday morning, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Succop rejoins the Bucs with more than enough time to prepare for next Thursday's season opener against Dallas. He doesn't have the strongest leg, but Tom Brady and Co. should keep Succop busy enough to maintain fantasy value this season. He converted 28 of 31 field-goal attempts (91.2 percent) and 52 of 57 PATs (91.2 percent) for the Super Bowl champs last regular season, and he then missed just one kick (a PAT) in four playoff games.

Sep 2, 2021 8:09 AM EST

Slated to come off COVID list

The Buccaneers are expected to activate Succop (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Succop tested positive for the virus back on Aug. 24, which forced him to miss Tampa Bay's exhibition finale. After spending 10 days away from the team, though, he appears as if he'll rejoin his teammates in the requisite amount of time associated with his particular situation. The Bucs still have undrafted rookie kicker Joe Borregales on the active roster, so if Succop is activated Thursday, a corresponding move to cut loose the former likely is in the cards

Sep 1, 2021 6:33 PM EST

Coming off COVID list

The Buccaneers will activate Succop (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Succop missed Tampa Bay's preseason finale due to his placement on the COVID list, but it appears he will clear the league's health and safety protocols Wednesday. With Succop's return imminent, rookie Jose Borregales could end up hitting waivers.

Sep 1, 2021 10:44 AM EST

Won't play Saturday

Succop will miss Saturday's preseason finale against the Texans after testing positive for COVID-19, Luke Easterling of the USA Today reports.

Analysis: Succop will thus be sidelined until he clears the NFL's COVID protocols. In his absence, Jose Borregales is in line to serve as the Buccaneers' placekicker.

Aug 24, 2021 10:49 AM EST

Back with Bucs

The Buccaneers re-signed Succop to a three-year, $12 million contract Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Succop's deal includes $6.25 million in total guarantees. Bringing the veteran kicker back is Tampa Bay's latest attempt to keep the roster that won Super Bowl LV intact, a game which Succop was fittingly perfect in. He converted 28 of 31 field-goal tries on the year in 2020 (90 percent) and 52 of 27 extra-point attempts. As the starting kicker of an offense led by Tom Brady, and which kept most of its offensive weapons intact, Succop will be a tempting option in fantasy drafts.

Mar 17, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Perfect performance in SB LV win

Succop made his only field-goal attempt -- from 52 yards -- and drilled all four extra-point tries during the Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran kicker put a fitting bow on a stellar season with his unblemished effort in Sunday's win. Succop just missed establishing a new career-best field-goal conversion rate with a 90.3 percent tally (28-for-31) during the regular season, with his three misses coming on attempts from beyond 40 yards. The 34-year-old did surprisingly miss five extra-point attempts, but it's difficult to quibble with a kicker who turned in a 9-for-9 tally on field goals and 12-for-13 mark on extra points during a four-game postseason run. Succop played 2020 on a one-year deal that netted him just over $1 million; given his body of work under that pact, he'll be a candidate for a multi-year contract this offseason with a Buccaneers squad that's likely to bring him back after the 12-year veteran brought some long-awaited stability to the kicking position.

Feb 8, 2021 10:07 AM EST

Drills clutch field goal

Succop was successful on his lone field-goal attempt of 46 yards and also converted all four extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-26 win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: High-stakes games and conditions such as the one Succop's one field-goal attempt transpired under Sunday were exactly why the Buccaneers opted to move on from 2019 fifth-round pick Matt Gay after just one season in favor of a more experienced leg. The veteran coolly drilled a 46-yard try with 4:42 remaining after the Packers had closed to within five points, a critical kick that gave Tampa Bay valuable breathing room. Succop will carry a postseason streak of eight straight field goals (on eight attempts) into a Super LV matchup against the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7 that could well afford the 34-year-old plenty of scoring opportunities.

Jan 25, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Perfect performance in victory

Succop converted field-goal attempts of 28, 37 and 36 yards while also drilling all three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 30-20 divisional-round win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop turned it up a notch Sunday after an already impressive 5-for-6 effort in the wild-card win over Washington eight days prior, cooly converting all six of his kicks for his second unblemished kicking effort in the last three contests. Succop has yet to be truly tested from distance in the first two playoff games -- his longest attempt thus far this postseason is from 38 yards -- and he's due to see the intensity and difficulty ramp up in next Sunday's NFC Championship Game at frigid Lambeau Field, where the weather is projected to be unforgivingly cold.

Jan 18, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Makes five of six kicks in win

Succop converted field-goal attempts of 29, 23, 38 and 37 yards and made one of two extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-23 wild-card win over Washington on Saturday night.

Analysis: None of the field-goal attempts were much of a challenge for the ultra-accurate veteran, who's now made seven straight three-point tries dating back to Week 17. However, point-after attempts bedeviled Succop to an extent during the regular season -- he misfired on five overall -- and Saturday saw a continuation of that inconsistency. Succop will strive for a flawless effort in the pristine kicking conditions of the Superdome in next Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Saints.

Jan 10, 2021 6:39 PM EST

Back to perfection in finale

Succop converted three field-goal attempts (29, 38 and 25 yards) and all five extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 44-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Eight days after missing a season-high three kicks against the Lions, Succop managed to close out the regular season in pristine form. The 3-for-3 tally on field goals allowed Succop to finish with a 90.3 percent success rate in that category, the second-best showing of his career. The veteran did produce a more pedestrian 91.2 percent mark (by PAT standards) on extra points, but two of his five misses for the season in that area came in that Week 16 rout of Detroit. Overall, Succop is certainly one of the most reliable kicking options in this year's postseason, and his connection to a Buccaneers offense that seemed to really hit its stride late in the campaign helped lead to the 34-year-old's leg getting its most extensive workout (88 total kick attempts) of any of his 12 seasons.

Jan 4, 2021 1:03 PM EST

Misses three kicks in victory

Succop missed his only field-goal attempt -- from 42 yards out -- and also went 5-for-7 on extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 47-7 win over the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: It was hard to find fault with anything anyone associated with the Buccaneers offense did in the 40-point win, but unfortunately for Succop, his performance left itself open to criticism. The veteran kicker's 42-yard miss midway through the fourth quarter obviously had no real bearing on the final outcome, but it did snap a 10-game streak of perfection for Succop on three-point tries and was his second misfire of the season from a distance of between 40 and 49 yards. His extra-point flubs were even more concerning, as they sunk his success rate on point-after attempts to 90.4 percent (47-for-52). Succop has certainly still been impressive overall with a career-high122 points on the season, but the occasional hiccups are a concern to an extent with the postseason right around the corner.

Dec 27, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Perfect on five kicks in win

Succop made a 27-yard field goal attempt and all four extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran had been on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the week, but he was out there as expected Sunday and delivering his usual stellar performance. Succop has now been perfect on field goals in 10 straight games, pushing his success rate on three-point tries to 92.6 percent on the campaign, a career-best figure. Succop has missed three extra points on the season, but overall, his attachment to Tampa Bay's aggressive offense has made him an extremely valuable fantasy commodity.

Dec 20, 2020 8:42 PM EST

Comes off COVID-19 list

The Buccaneers activated Succop (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Analysis: Succop only spent a few days on the COVID list after having been moved there Tuesday. The kicker can safely be considered on track to draw his usual start against the Falcons on Sunday.

Dec 18, 2020 8:15 AM EST

Shifts to COVID-19 list

The Buccaneers placed Succop (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Succop either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person. If it's the latter, Succop has a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons. Otherwise, the team likely will call up Greg Joseph from the practice squad to kick in Week 15.

Dec 15, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Busy in Week 14 win

Succop made field-goal attempts of 18 and 48 yards and drilled two of three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 26-14 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop improved to 24-for-26 in field-goal attempts on the season with Sunday's perfect showing in that category, extending his streak without a miss to nine games in the process. However, he misfired on an extra point for the second time in the last four contests after Rob Gronkowski's two-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Nevertheless, with another productive showing, Succop continued to reward fantasy managers holding him on their rosters as the postseason began in many leagues, and he'll have a solid chance to repeat the feat against the Falcons in Week 15.

Dec 13, 2020 8:39 PM EST

Another unblemished performance

Succop made his sole field-goal attempt (26 yards) while also converting all three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran kicker found field-goal opportunities to be at a premium with the Buccaneers having to push for touchdowns once down 17-0 after one quarter, but he was still able to turn in his second straight perfect performance and seventh in the last eight games overall. Succop has now equaled his career-best 91.7 percent success rate on field goals, as he's missed on just two such kicks all season.

Nov 30, 2020 8:38 AM EST

Perfect on four kicks

Succop converted a 38-yard field-goal attempt and all three extra-point tries during the Buccaneers' 27-24 loss to the Rams on Monday night.

Analysis: It was a relatively quiet night for the veteran kicker, as the Rams defense short-circuited two Buccaneers drives with interceptions and also turned Tampa Bay over on downs once. Succop did maximize each opportunity he was given, putting together his sixth unblemished kicking line of the season. The 12-year veteran's field-goal conversion rate is now up to an impressive 91.3 percent, which currently qualifies as the second-highest figure he's ever generated. He'll look to play a bigger role in a Week 12 showdown against the Chiefs that could feature plenty of offensive fireworks.

Nov 24, 2020 11:33 AM EST

Racks up 16 points in win

Succop made field goals of 23, 24, 21 and 40 yards and converted four of five extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 46-23 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran placekicker was extremely busy courtesy of the Buccaneers' prolific offensive effort, and the fact all of his field-goal attempts came from very manageable distances certainly helped his cause. Succop did have a third-quarter extra-point try blocked, his second miss of a point-after attempt this season. Looking ahead to Week 11, Succop could be in for another productive effort in a Monday night matchup versus a Rams defense that could well cause Tampa Bay's offense to bog down short of the goal line on multiple occasions.

Nov 15, 2020 7:09 PM EST

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