Succop made a 26-yard field goal, misfired on a 55-yard attempt and drilled all three extra-point tries in the Buccaneers' 34-24 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Succop's miss is excusable to an extent given the distance, and he was otherwise perfect on the day. The veteran remains a strong week-to-week option irrespective of his underwhelming showing on Sunday, which was largely circumstantial. He'll look to bounce back with a more robust fantasy tally in a Week 4 road battle against the Patriots.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Succop was removed from the COVID-19 list Thursday morning, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
The Buccaneers are expected to activate Succop (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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 Jose Borregales on the active roster, so if Succop is activated Thursday, a corresponding move to cut loose the former likely is in the cards.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New England Patriots||6||5.00|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||12||6.00|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||32||13.33|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||22||8.67|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||12||6.00|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||31||11.33|