Drake London
  • Drake London

  • WR
  • , Atlanta Falcons
  • 22
  • 213 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Green Bay Packers

One. One target. That's all Drake London saw in Week 1 against the Panthers. And he didn't catch it. London has all the talent in the world. But so far, this hasn't been the offense for him as Atlanta focuses on the run and the jury is still out on Desmond Ridder at quarterback. London is now a deep flex play and maybe better off on the bench for now in Week 2 against the Packers and their secondary led by Jaire Alexander.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Carolina Panthers

You really hope Drake London's second season goes a bit better, production-wise, than his first. There's no question Desmond Ridder is going to constantly be looking for London when Atlanta throws the football. Of course, Atlanta isn't exactly an Air Raid team and Carolina did hold London to under 40 yards in both meetings last season. On the other hand, that was with Marcus Mariota at quarterback. Now London gets a chance to build a connection with Ridder. Consider London a fine flex option this week.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - 2023 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Drake London had some high expectations as a rookie after being the first receiver taken, No. 8 overall, in the 2022 draft. Unfortunately, quarterback play hampered his progress and he eventually struggled to even be a flex option. He did finish with 866 yards on 72 catches but found the end zone just four times. That said, he will gobble up targets. He had the fifth-highest target share in 2022 at 29.4%. With a full offseason to work with Desmond Ridder, London should continue to get targets as one of the clear top options in the Atlanta passing game.

Fantasy Downside
While London will get a full offseason with Ridder, we have no idea what Ridder will be. We saw him near the end of the season and he didn't exactly wow anyone, so the jury is still out on Atlanta's third-round pick from 2022. Atlanta also will want to run the football a lot, especially after investing a top-ten pick in Bijan Robinson, so London's ceiling is a bit capped by that,

2023 Bottom Line
London will see plenty of targets when Atlanta throws the football. It's really just him and Kyle Pitts for the most part on the outside. That volume alone makes him a solid flex option, maybe even a WR2. And if Ridder takes a step forward, London's value grows even more.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Arizona Cardinals

Since Desmond Ridder took over two weeks ago, Drake London has been on a great pace at just the right time for fantasy owners. In two games so far, London has seen 20 targets and has 14 catches for 166 yards. The rookie connection looks to be there early on and could continue in Week 17 as Atlanta hosts an Arizona team that looks ready to pack it in for 2022. Fire up London this week as a strong flex play for the finals.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Baltimore Ravens

Even with the switch in quarterback, Drake London still was featured in the offense last week. London was targeted 11 times by Desmond Ridder and came away with 70 yards on 7 catches. The connection looks good early on between Ridder and London that he looks like he'll still get plenty of opportunities. It's still not an explosive offense in Atlanta, so London should still be viewed as a low-end flex play, but it's not like there's too many other options for the Falcons to throw to.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 at New Orleans Saints

Drake London built some momentum heading into the bye week with one of his best outings of the season -- six catches, 95 yards on 12 targets). Now, it's Desmond Ridder at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota. Still, you have to think Ridder will be looking for London, since there isn't much else in Atlanta. Consider London a borderline flex play this week against the Saints, a team he had 74 yards against in his NFL debut.

by Bill Riccette

ATL WR Drake London - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Drake London's touchdown streak came to an end at two games and he only caught two passes against the Commanders. London has just 31 yards on three catches over his last two weeks. And with Kyle Pitts out, defenses can focus more on London. An already low ceiling feels like it's gotten even lower. London is a tough start this week.

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