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Drake London
ADP: N/A
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 21.5
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210

Drake London's Weekly Outlook

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Drake London's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#30 Wide Receiver

135.1 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 71.2 989.4 6.3 2.5 0.8

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Basic StatsDrake London's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • This 6’4, 219-pounder was a standout football and basketball player in high school.
  • He turned in 3 productive seasons at USC.
    • London posted a 39-567-5 line as a true freshman, finishing 4th on the team in all 3 categories behind senior Michael Pittman, sophomore Amon-Ra St. Brown and junior Tyler Vaughns.
    • His per-game numbers spiked in a COVID-shortened, 6-game 2020 season: 5.5 catches, 84 yards and .5 TDs per game. London beat both St. Brown and Vaughn in receiving yards.
    • London exploded as USC’s alpha last year, averaging 11 catches, 136 yards and .9 TDs across 8 outings. He ranked 1st in the nation in catches per game and 2nd in receiving yards per game. London accounted for 40.2% of USC’s receptions, 43.0% of the receiving yards and 41.2% of the receiving TDs. He ranked 1st among draft-eligible WRs in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades. And his 3.52 yards per route run was good for 5th among 200 WRs with 50+ targets.
  • London’s 2021 campaign ended when he broke his right ankle on October 30. That prevented him from working out at the Combine, although he did some on-field drills at his April 15 Pro Day
  • The Falcons made London the 1st WR off the board in this spring’s draft, selecting him 8th overall.
    • He’s 1 of just 5 WRs over the last 5 drafts to get top-10 draft capital, joining Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Garrett Wilson.
  • London joins a barren Falcons WR group.
    • Russell Gage, who led Atlanta WRs with 94 targets (16.4%) last year, signed with the Bucs in free agency.
    • No other Falcons WR topped 53 targets last season.
    • Olamide Zaccheaus and Frank Darby return from last year’s team.
    • The additions Atlanta made to the position: Bryan Edwards, Damiere Byrd, Auden Tate, Khadarel Hodge, Geronimo Allison, Cameron Batson. None of those guys has topped 604 yards in an NFL season.
  • TE Kyle Pitts and RB Cordarrell Patterson return after finishing 1st and 3rd on the team in targets last year, accounting for 31.2% of the total.
  • HC Arthur Smith returns for his 2nd season in Atlanta. The 2021 Falcons ranked:
    • 29th in total yards
    • 26th in points
    • 19th in pass attempts
    • 16th in pass yards
    • 25th in pass TDs
  • The Falcons traded QB Matt Ryan to the Colts in March. They signed QB Marcus Mariota in free agency and then grabbed QB Desmond Ridder in Round 3 of this year’s draft.
    • Mariota was decent across 5 seasons with the Titans, posting a 62.9% completion rate and 7.5 yards per attempt. He spent the past 2 years backing up Derek Carr in Vegas.
    • Ridder started 49 games at Cincinnati and is lauded for his football IQ. But he has average arm strength and inconsistent accuracy.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Atlanta’s passing game – and offense in general – figures to struggle this year with some combination of Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder under center.

But volume trumps all in fantasy football. London has the talent and situation to claim a big volume this season. He was the 8th overall pick of the draft after an impressive college season. And he faces very little target competition beyond TE Kyle Pitts and RB Cordarrelle Patterson.

Consider the rookie an intriguing WR3 target in fantasy drafts.

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Drake London, WR ATL

2:16pm EST 1/8/23

London hurts foot

Falcons WR Drake London is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the Bucs with a foot injury. We'll update the rookie's status when we know more.

Update: London was cleared to return.

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Falcons WR Drake London tied for the team target lead (8) in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, continuing his run of strong target shares with 30.8% in the game. He caught 5 for a mere 47 yards, a modest fantasy outing. With Atlanta throwing for just 169 yards and no TDs overall, the ceiling was low for the rookie wideout. He'll close out next week against a Buccaneers squad that might be resting starters after clinching the division title with a Week 17 win.

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Falcons rookie WR Drake London has garnered 35% of Falcons targets over the past 3 games, including rookie QB Desmond Ridder's 2 starts. That ranks him 3rd among all WRs over that span, trailing only Tyreek Hill and Michael Pittman Jr. London faces an Arizona defense this week that looks like a negative matchup for WRs by adjusted fantasy points allowed. But Arizona ranks just 19th in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA, has 2 starting corners on the injury report and just lost S Budda Baker to a shoulder fracture. The Cardinals look like a neutral matchup for London at worst. You'll find some caution to our optimism for London in our Week 17 WR rankings, but the rookie lands inside the top 30.

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Falcons WR Drake London led the way in targets (9), receptions (7) and receiving yards (96) in Saturday's loss at Baltimore. It marked his 3rd straight game with at least 9 looks and 6 catches. It was also London's 2nd time reaching 95 yards in that span. That marks 3 strong outings in the 4 games the team has played since losing TE Kyle Pitts for the season. London looks like at least a solid WR3 for PPR lineups against the Cardinals in Week 17. It helps his outlook that rookie QB Desmond Ridder fared better at Baltimore: 218 yards on 22-of-33 passing.

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Falcons rookie WR Drake London drew a team-high 11 targets in Sunday's loss to the Saints, catching 7 for 70 yards. It marked the 2nd straight game of double-digit targets for London, who garnered 42.3% of Atlanta's total attempts in the debut for rookie QB Desmond Ridder. London also accounted for 53.8% of the team's total completions and 72.2% of the receiving yards. That makes London a worthwhile option against Baltimore and Arizona the next 2 weeks, despite the limited QB and offense.

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Drake London, WR ATL
Dynasty MVP 137.8
Position Rank #16 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
434
747
1,195
Dynasty Write-up
Atlanta made London the WR1 in the 2022 class, taking him with the 8th overall pick. He’s 1 of just 5 WRs over the last 5 drafts to get top-10 draft capital, joining Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith and Garrett Wilson. London checks boxes for size, age-adjusted production and tape. While his rookie year underwhelmed, a lot of that can be traced to Atlanta's run-heavy approach. They remain in need of a long-term QB, too.

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