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What to do with Ryan Succop in Super Bowl 55 for DFS and playoff fantasy leagues

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Ryan Succop ahead of the Bucs matchup against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

NFL: NFC Divisional Round-Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, kickers are still a thing in fantasy football, even for the Super Bowl. At least you only have two choices for this one. Fortunately, kicker Ryan Succop of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers happens to be one of two pretty good options, worthy of a spot in your lineup for the big game.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs K Ryan Succop, $5,700

Succop had his lowest scoring outing of the playoffs in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. He kicked just one field goal, a 46-yarder, and four extra points for eight fantasy points in DraftKings leagues. He had three field goals in the Divisional round and four in the Wild Card game, for 12 and 13 points, respectively. It’s also worth pointing out that he’s been perfect on his field goal attempts in the postseason.

The question for kickers when they’re playing the Chiefs is whether or not their team can keep up with Kansas City’s offense for three-pointers to be remotely useful. I think in this case that they can, giving Succop fantasy value.

Succop gets more field goal attempts than Harrison Butker of the Chiefs, 39 versus 32 for the regular season and playoffs. He’s also got an edge in successful attempts, 92.3 to 90.6 percent, which also gives him a slightly higher per game fantasy points average, 9.4 to 8.6.

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You have two choices to make at kicker, both solid option, but Succop has the edge. He’s also $300 cheaper than his Kansas City counterpart in DraftKings leagues.