28-Year-Old Kicker – Tennessee Titans
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Twenty-seven kickers had more field-goal attempts than Succop last season, while 25 had more PATs. The Titans finished 30th in points, converting only 48.7 percent of red-zone opportunities (25th), wh...
Ryan Succop Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Titans on a three-year, $7.2 million contract in March of 2015.
Succop agreed to a three-year contract with the Titans on Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
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Ryan Succop: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Succop, who's on track to face his former team, the Chiefs, in the Titans' regular season opener on Sunday, will replace Travis Coons, who had remained on the team's roster following Saturdays' cut-downs. After making 22-of-28 field goal attempts for the Chiefs last season en route to a 118-point campaign, Succop could reemerge on the fantasy radar if the Tennessee offense clicks out of the gate, but in most formats, a wait-and-see approach is in order.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Succop had a solid preseason, but he still lost the kicking battle to rookie Cairo Santos. Though he isn't one of the league's better kickers, Succop kept a job with one team for five seasons, and thus figures to draw interest around the league from kicker-needy teams.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Steady quarterbacking from Alex Smith and an opportunistic defense helped Succop to 52 PATs, the third-highest total in the NFL. That still wasnít enough to vault Succop into the top-tier of kickers, as the Chiefsí high red-zone success rate left room for just 28 field goal attempts, the second-lowest total of his career. A subpar 78.6 percent conversion rate capped Succop at 118 points, a career-best, but by no means elite fantasy production. Succop doesnít have much ability from distance (1-for-4 from 50-plus in 2013), but he'll now have a chance to kick behind the Titans' offense, after catching on with the team in September.
Succop connected on a career-high 28 field goals in his fourth NFL season, putting him roughly in the middle of the pack in that category. Unfortunately, a Chiefs offense that ranked dead last in red-zone scoring afforded Succop just 17 PATs, last among qualifying kickers. With the offseason acquisition of Alex Smith as well as the hiring of a respected offensive mind in coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs figure to score more touchdowns in 2013, so expect at least modest improvement for Succop this year.
Injuries decimated the Kansas City offense last season, and the teamís scoring slumped accordingly, ranking 31st in the league. The NFLís worst red-zone offense (75-percent scoring efficiency) did little to aid Succop Ė his 20 PATs were the second fewest among full-time kickers. The Chiefs have never treated Succop well when it comes to field goals. In fact, last seasonís 30 attempts were the most of his three-year career. The Chiefs will have Jamaal Charles back this season, however, something that could give the offense a small lift.
The Chiefs enjoyed major offensive improvement in 2010, increasing their touchdowns from 31 to 44 and their scoring by 4.5 points per game. Matt Cassel had an excellent 27-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio while the Chiefs running game, led by Jamaal Charles, paced the league in rushing. That didn't mean great things for the second-year kicker, though. Succup was nothing more than an average fantasy kicker, scoring just 102 points. The most glaring problem was a below-average number of field-goal attempts (26 in 16 games). Succup compounded the problem by only converting 76.9 percent, fifth lowest among full-time kickers. Among those who played 16 games, only two kickers made fewer than Succup's 20 field goals last season. Field-goal opportunities could continue to be a problem as the Chiefs posted a solid 59.6-percent red-zone touchdown clip, a trend that has produced less than 30 field-goal attempts each of the last four seasons for the Chiefs. Succup is 3-of-8 on 50-yard field goals in his two NFL seasons. The schedule does him no favors, either, as the team's last eight games are at cold-weather sites.
Succop had a successful rookie season for the Chiefs, missing just one kick inside of 50 yards. He scored 104 points, an impressive total considering the Chiefs offered him just 29 PATs (22nd in the league) and that the team had just 79 kicker points in 2008. Look for the offense to improve this season with new coordinator Charlie Weis and the addition of Thomas Jones in the backfield to team with the emerging Jamaal Charles. Matt Cassel struggled in his first season as the Chiefs starter, but he should improve, at least somewhat, this year, as well. The Chiefs havenít been relevant at the kicking position since 2005, but Succop might be able to reverse that trend to a degree in 2010.
Succop, also known as Mr. Irrelevant in the 2009 NFL Draft, will compete with incumbent kicker Connor Barth in training camp. The former Lou Grouza Award semifinalist has a strong leg, but has struggled at times with his accuracy, hitting just 20 of 30 attempts as a senior (although an abdominal injury could have been a culprit). Scoring opportunities were scarce for Chiefs kickers last season, and even with the expected offensive upgrade fueled by Todd Haley and Matt Cassel, the Kansas City kicker wonít be an attractive fantasy option.