Ryan Succop

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Place Kicker #4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Place Kicker #4

Ryan Succop News

Perfect showing in finale

Succop drilled a 41-yard field-attempt and both extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop put together a much-needed perfect performance in the regular-season finale after a nightmarish Week 17 in which he missed three kicks overall versus the Panthers. The veteran kicker finished the regular campaign with an 81.6 percent success rate on field goals that qualifies as his lowest in a full season since 2011, but he could be busy in next Monday night's wild-card showdown against a Cowboys team that tied for fourth-most field-goal attempts per game allowed on the road during the season (2.4).

Jan 9, 2023 6:48 PM EST

Misses three times

Succop missed two of three field-goal attempts and one of two extra-point tries in Week 17's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Succop converted from 22 yards but missed field goals from 53 and 26 yards, with the latter attempt blocked. With a missed PAT as well, it was a rough outing for the veteran, who sits just outside the top 10 league-wide in scoring at his position with one game remaining.

Jan 3, 2023 5:50 PM EST

Missed field-goal attempt Sunday

Succop connected on a 21-yard field goal, misfired on a 50-yard attempt and made both his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 34-23 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop missed wide left from 50 yards out just before the eight-minute mark of the second quarter, failing to extend the Buccaneers' 10-0 lead at the time. The veteran was good on his three other kicks on the afternoon, but he now has missed field-goal attempts on back-to-back weeks for the first time this season and is only 2-for-6 on tries from 50+ yards.

Dec 19, 2022 11:14 PM EST

Quiet day in lopsided loss

Succop was short on a 55-yard field-goal attempt short and made his only PAT in the Buccaneers' 35-7 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: The Buccaneers' first drive stalled on the 49ers' 37-yard line and Succop was asked to try his longest field goal of the season, which he didn't come close to making. It was a relatively rare miss for the veteran, who still sports an 85.7 percent success rate in that category but who's now seen three of his four misfires on the campaign come from 50+ yards. Tampa Bay's stagnant offense didn't afford him any chances to atone, but he could well be in store for more opportunities in Week 15 interconference matchup versus the Bengals in the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium.

Dec 13, 2022 7:17 AM EST

Perfect on three kicks

Succop drilled a 21-yard field-goal attempt and both extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 17-16 win over the Saints on Monday night.

Analysis: Succop's first-quarter field goal generated all the Buccaneers' points on the night until there were only three minutes remaining, when Tom Brady threw the first of his two late scoring tosses that keyed the comeback victory. Succop came through with the critical go-ahead extra-point try after the second touchdown to give Tampa Bay the one-point lead with three seconds remaining. Succop has two consecutive perfect performances heading into a Week 14 road battle against a 49ers squad that's allowed an NFL-low 1.3 field-goal attempts per contest.

Dec 5, 2022 9:32 PM EST

Quiet day in loss

Succop connected on his only field-goal attempt (42 yards) and also converted both extra-point tries during the Buccaneers' 23-17 overtime loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop maximized his scant number of opportunities, but he still posted his second straight single-digit tally with just five total points. After missing a field-goal attempt in consecutive games before the Week 11 bye, Succop at least converted his one try Sunday and pushed his success rate back up to 88.5 percent for the season in the process.

Nov 28, 2022 10:12 PM EST

Missed field-goal attempt in win

Succop sent a 52-yard field-goal attempt wide right and connected on all three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 21-16 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop's misfired on a field-goal try for the second straight week, as he'd also had a 52-yard try blocked against the Rams in Week 9. That helped lead to an underwhelming fantasy day overall for the veteran, and put his field-goal percentage under 90.0 percent (88.0 percent), but he does carry a perfect 13-for-13 tally on extra points into the Week 11 bye ahead of a Week 12 clash against the Browns.

Nov 14, 2022 11:03 PM EST

Rare blemish in Week 9 win

Succop converted field-goal attempts of 20, 38 and 50 yards while also seeing a 52-yard try blocked and made his only PAT during the Buccaneers' 16-13 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran kicker still enjoyed a productive afternoon despite the blocked attempt, posting his second straight 10-point performance. The block counted as Succop's first miss since Week 1, but he's still equaling a career high with a 91.7 percent success rate on field goals. Additionally, he continues to benefit from the Buccaneers' inability to consistently close out drives with touchdowns, already compiling 24 field-goal attempts after after averaging 30.5 over his first two Bucs seasons.

Nov 7, 2022 4:29 PM EST

Busy afternoon in Week 6 loss

Succop converted field-goal attempts of 30, 27, 54 and 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 20-18 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop didn't have a chance to attempt an extra point for the second time this season, as the Buccaneers went for a two-point conversion after their one touchdown. However, Succop's perfect tally on field goals served as an extension of what is turning into a potential career-best season for the veteran, who's only missed one attempt all season back in Week 1 and has been perfect on eight PATs as well.

Oct 17, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Another seven-point tally Sunday

Succop converted field-goal attempts from 21 and 44 yards and also drilled his only extra-point try in the Buccaneers' 21-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran kicker turned in another unblemished performance, and he was shorted one PAT opportunity when the Buccaneers went for two points following a Leonard Fournette one-yard receiving score in the third quarter. Succop hasn't been as productive a fantasy kicker overall as was expected coming into the season due to some of the struggles of the frequently short-handed offense, but he's sitting on a 91.7 percent success rate across his 12 field-goal attempts and has been perfect on eight extra-point tries.

Oct 10, 2022 1:00 PM EST

Solid showing in low-scoring loss

Succop made a pair of field-goal attempts of 45 yards apiece and did not attempt any extra points in the Buccaneers' 14-12 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Succop made the most of his scant opportunities Sunday, managing to produce a serviceable six-point tally for fantasy managers with another strong day on field goals. The Buccaneers' offense didn't provide Succop anywhere near the usual number of chances to put points on the board, and Tampa Bay went for two points after its sole touchdown with 14 seconds remaining in the game. Succop's outlook for a Week 4 showdown against the Chiefs is seemingly much brighter, considering the Buccaneers project to have Mike Evans (suspension) and Julio Jones (knee) back, at minimum, to shore up the receiving corps.

Sep 26, 2022 9:17 PM EST

Perfect on four kicks in Week 2

Succop drilled a pair of 47-yard field goals and both of his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 20-10 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran's contributions were key on a day when Tom Brady was dealing with a short-handed receiving corps and a Saints defense that's consistently given him fits in recent seasons. Succop has quickly validated the Buccaneers' decision to roll with him for another season after a training camp/preseason battle with Jose Borregales, going 6-for-7 on field goals and converting all three PATs through two games.

Sep 19, 2022 8:21 AM EST

Busy, productive in Week 1 win

Succop made field-goal attempts of 44, 38, 29 and 47 yards, misfired on a 36-yard try wide left and drilled his PAT in the Buccaneers' 19-3 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.

Analysis: Succop carried over the momentum from his very productive training camp and preseason, when he engaged in a heated job battle with Jose Borregales. Ironically, the one kick Succop missed was his second-shortest attempt of the night, but he was instrumental during a game when the Buccaneers weren't at their sharpest in finishing off drives. The veteran kicker should remain an excellent fantasy asset once again this season due to his connection to the star-studded Tampa Bay offense.

Sep 11, 2022 9:04 PM EST

Another perfect night Saturday

Succop drilled a 30-yard field-goal attempt and converted his only extra-point try in the Buccaneers' 27-10 preseason loss to the Colts on Saturday night.

Analysis: While the veteran was busy making good on his pair of opportunities, competitor Jose Borregales missed his one kick, a 52-yard attempt that sailed wide right in the fourth quarter. With Borregales also having misfired on what would have been a game-winning kick against the Dolphins in the preseason opener and Succop connecting on a 52-yarder against the Titans last week, it seems the latter may have prevailed in what was a close competition most of the summer.

Aug 27, 2022 10:24 PM EST

Impresses with opportunity Saturday

Succop made his only kick of Saturday night's 13-3 preseason loss to the Titans, a 52-yard field-goal attempt.

Analysis: The veteran placekicker likely doesn't have much to prove anyhow, so the sparse number of opportunities on a lackluster night for the Buccaneers offense won't really affect his overall outlook in his job battle with Jose Borregales. However, the fact Succop was able to drill a kick of impressive distance with his one chance certainly does nothing but help his standing, yet the final chapter of the competition should unfold over practice this coming week and Saturday night's road exhibition finale against the Colts.

Aug 21, 2022 1:42 PM EST

Remains in heated job battle

Succop, who went 7-for-7 on field-goal attempts in Thursday's joint practice with the Dolphins, remains in a very close competition with the equally impressive Jose Borregales for the placekicker job, Andrew Crane of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The veteran and Borregales have typically been alternating days where they serve as the sole placekicker in practice, and each seemingly continues to run neck-and-neck with the other. Succop's perfect day Thursday followed a 6-for-7 performance by Borregales on Wednesday, but both kickers have had their share of unblemished and near-perfect efforts thus far. Succop seemingly enjoyed an advantage coming in due to his incumbent status, but if each player performs very similarly during preseason games, the fact Succop's cap hit of $4.5 million significantly outpaces Borregales' $870,000 figure could be the tiebreaker.

Aug 12, 2022 11:39 AM EST

Healthy and competing in camp

Succop, who dealt with an undisclosed offseason injury, has been participating fully in practice since the start of training camp and is competing with Jose Borregales, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The veteran's 83.3 percent accuracy on field goals last season left something to be desired, and his 70.0 percent success rate from 40-49 yards was his lowest in that range since 2014. Succop is therefore going to have to fight for his roster spot this summer, and although the 35-year-old did go a perfect 6-for-6 in Wednesday's practice, Borregales has gone a combined 14-for-16 himself over his first two practice sessions.

Jul 31, 2022 9:37 PM EST

Getting competition this summer

Succop is expected to compete with 2020 Lou Groza Award winner Jose Borregales for the starting placekicker job in training camp, Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: The veteran finished 23rd in field-goal percentage in 2021, going 25-for-30 for a success rate of 83.3 percent. Succop has undoubtedly been key to the team's success over the last two seasons, and he produced the second-highest point tally of his career (131) last season as well. However, the 35-year-old's accuracy on field goals did see a seven-point drop compared to 2020, and the Buccaneers are clearly high on Borregales' potential after putting him on the practice-squad protected list every week last season.

Mar 30, 2022 3:23 PM EST

Closes season with nine points

Succop drilled field-goal attempts of 45 and 31 yards, missed wide right on a 48-yard try, and connected on all three PATs during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.

Analysis: Succop's miss came early in the second quarter but loomed large later, considering the Buccaneers' final margin of defeat. The veteran was otherwise productive in the season-ending loss and drilled nine of his 10 postseason kicks following a reasonably successful regular season in which he posted the second-highest point tally of his career (131). Succop is under contract for 2022 at a cap hit of $4 million, but if the Tampa Bay offense is helmed by a quarterback other than Tom Brady, the 35-year-old could certainly see his fantasy value take a hit.

Jan 24, 2022 2:35 PM EST

Makes all five kicks Sunday

Succop connected on his sole field-goal attempt from 34 yards out and drilled all four extra-point attempts during the Buccaneers' 31-15 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Buccaneers' offense operating at near-peak efficiency, Succop was only called upon for one field-goal try. The seven-point tally wasn't much to write home about for fantasy managers rolling with Succop in postseason contests, but he could be afforded more field-goal opportunities when Tampa Bay goes up against the tough defense of either the Cardinals or Rams in next Sunday's divisional-round matchup.

Jan 17, 2022 8:06 PM EST

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