|ADP:||Round: 15, Pick: 1|
|Team:||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 218 lb.|
|Born:||September 19, 1986|
|Drafted:||2009 / Rd. 7 (256)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Succop drilled a 48-yard field goal -- his only placekicking opportunity of the game -- in the Buccaneers' 38-3 loss to the Saints on Sunday night.
Analysis: The veteran kicker gave his leg an unwelcome rest in the unexpectedly lopsided loss, providing the only points of the night for the Buccaneers with his fifth field goal of between 40 and 49 yards on the campaign. Succop's three points were a season-low figure for him, but on the brighter side, he's now working on a five-game streak without a missed kick of any kind. He'll look to keep that momentum in what could be a high-scoring Week 10 divisional clash with the Panthers in Carolina.
Succop drilled field goals of 37, 40, 43 and 38 yards and converted his only extra-point try in the Buccaneers' 25-23 win over the Giants on Monday night.
Analysis: The veteran kicker was flawless for the fourth straight game, and his four field goals tied a season high. All of Succop's field goals had importance to varying degree in what turned out to be an unexpectedly narrow win for the Buccaneers, but his 38-yarder with 3:41 remaining was particularly critical in that it proved the difference in the game. Succop heads into what could be another busy night against the Saints in Week 9 with his best field-goal accuracy rate (88.2 percent) since 2016 and a perfect 10-for-10 tally on attempts up to 39 yards.
Succop drilled a 29-yard field-goal attempt and converted all six extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Analysis: The nine-point effort for Succop was certainly solid and represented a maximizing of his opportunities, but for the second consecutive contest, the Buccaneers' extreme offensive efficiency under Tom Brady's stewardship capped the veteran kicker's overall fantasy upside. Succop has seen just two field-goal attempts and a whopping 11 extra-point tries over that span, a stark contrast to a Week 5 loss to the Bears when he was able to successfully hit all four of his three-point chances. Nevertheless, at least Tampa Bay is consistently putting Succop in position to compile points, and he's largely made good by posting an 84.6 percent success rate on field goals and a 96.2 percent figure on point-after attempts.
Succop made his sole field-goal attempt from 50 yards out and drilled all five of his extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran kicker was blessed by a bit of good fortune on his field-goal attempt, getting a favorable bounce off the upright to successfully cap off a six-play, 43-yard drive that was the first of the second half. The 50-yarder served as a season-long distance for Succop and marked his first field goal of at least that distance since the 2018 campaign. Succop continues to carry plenty of fantasy value due to the offense he's attached to, and his 83.3 percent success rate on field goals and 95.0 percent accuracy on extra points has led to a solid tally of 49 points through six games.
Succop connected on field-goal attempts of 39, 35, 46 and 25 yards and also made his only extra-point try in the Buccaneers' 20-19 loss to the Bears on Thursday night.
Analysis: Succop saw plenty of opportunities with the Bears constantly bogging the Buccaneers down on Chicago's side of the field, and he parlayed them into a fruitful fantasy night. The veteran placekicker displayed some accuracy from a respectable distance on the 46-yarder, noteworthy because his only two misses on the season have come from beyond 40 yards. Factoring in his eight-point day (one field goal, five XP) against the Chargers in Week 4, Succop has made it a rewarding four-day period for his fantasy managers. He'll be poised for another busy day in what could be a wire-to-wire battle against the Packers in a Week 6 home showdown on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Succop misfired on a 44-yard field-goal attempt wide left, drilled a 26-yard attempt and converted all five extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 38-31 win over the Chargers on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran kicker fell just short of a perfect day for the second straight week, but his performance was still very rewarding from a fantasy perspective. Tom Brady's clear acclimation to coach Bruce Arians' offensive scheme is clearly working to the benefit of Succop, who's now had the opportunity to attempt 12 kicks overall in the last two games. The 12-year veteran has 28 points overall over his first four contests, with the one concern being that both of his missed field goals have come from beyond 40 yards. He'll look to tighten things up further in a Week 5 Thursday night matchup against a solid Bears defense that could force some drives to stall out short of the goal line.
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