Drake London

Drake London

22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Atlanta Falcons
2024 Fantasy Outlook
London mostly looked the part of an eighth overall pick in his first two NFL seasons, mixing flashes of brilliance with stretches of poor production in a run-heavy Atlanta offense that had some of the worst QB play in the league. He enters Year 3 as one of the most obvious candidates for a big breakout, after the Falcons fired coach Arthur Smith and signed 35-year-old QB Kirk Cousins to a four-year contract. London did take small steps backward between Year 1 and 2 in terms of target share (29.1 percent to 23.1) and per-route production (2.04 to 1.90), but with his catch rate staying right around 62 percent and his yards per catch rising from 12.0 to 13.1. Forty-three WRs ran more routes than his 493 last year, so volume growth alone would be enough to push him well over 1,000 yards. There's also potential for efficiency improvement, of course, with London turning 23 this summer and finally paired with a quality QB. New offensive coordinator Zac Robinson is a bit of an unknown given that he's never called plays before, but he at least figures to favor the passing game and three-wide formations far more than Smith ever did, having spent the past five years under Sean McVay in Los Angeles. London's stiffest target competition comes from other positions, with TE Kyle Pitts and RB Bijan Robinson also sure to be big parts of the offense, while free-agent addition Darnell Mooney is the Falcons' only other WR that has any track record of earning significant targets. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $21.53 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2022.
Outlook looking up
WRAtlanta Falcons
March 14, 2024
London is positioned to benefit from improved quarterback play going forward, with Kirk Cousins (Achilles) having officially inked a four-year deal worth up to $180 million with the Falcons on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
London has sketched solid behind-the-scenes metrics in each of his first two pro seasons. However, while having to endure a combination of Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke under center, the 2022 first-round pick has also failed to record a 1,000-yard receiving campaign yet. He finished his rookie season with a 72-866-4 line while playing all 17 games, and 2023 with a 69-905-2 line in one less contest. Even coming off an Achilles tear at 35 years old, Cousins promises reliable passing production, with London, Kyle Pitts and Bijan Robinson as his go-to playmakers, in addition to recent addition Darnell Mooney. Cousins threw for 4,000-plus passing yards in seven of his last eight seasons from 2015-22, and regularly hovered around the 30-touchdown range. Considering his improved situation, London figures to be a popular breakout candidate in 2024 fantasy drafts, one who it wouldn't be surprising to see come off the board top-10 at his position.
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How do Drake London's 2023 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
76.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.48
 
% Team Air Yards
30.4%
 
% Team Targets
21.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.7%
 
Drop Rate
2.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
% Targeted On Route
23.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.90
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Drake London's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Big upgrade at QB
WRAtlanta Falcons
March 11, 2024
London will be catching passes from Kirk Cousins in 2024 after the veteran quarterback signed a four-year contract with the Falcons, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Selected eighth overall in the 2022 Draft, London has seen at least 110 targets in each of his first two NFL seasons and totaled 141 catches for 1,771 yards and six touchdowns despite working with a lackluster collection of QBs that included Taylor Heinicke, Desmond Ridder and Marcus Mariota. Cousins represents a huge upgrade under center, potentially setting up London and other Atlanta pass catchers like tight end Kyle Pitts for breakout campaigns. The 35-year-old Cousins did see his 2023 season end early due to a torn Achilles tendon, but the Falcons showed the utmost confidence in his recovery, guaranteeing $100 million of his $180 million deal.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2023
2022
London might not go ahead of Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson if there were a 2022 redraft, but the eighth overall pick showed plenty of signs of his bright future amidst an uneven rookie season. The USC product opened with 214 yards and two TDs his first three weeks before settling into a prolonged slump in an extremely run-heavy offense. London then picked it back up in December to average 6.2 catches and 85.6 yards over his final five games while primarily catching passes from fellow rookie Desmond Ridder, who reportedly will enter 2023 as the starter ahead of offseason addition Taylor Heinicke. Coach Arthur Smith still figures to emphasize the run first and foremost, especially after drafting Bijan Robinson eighth overall this spring, but London saw a massive 29.3 percent target share last season (117 of 400 team targets) and could own a similar portion of the passing game with only TE Kyle Pitts representing serious competition. Also consider that London turns 22 in July, making him the same age as a lot of rookies but with an 866-yard NFL season to his name already.
Isn't it convenient when the team most in need of a wide receiver is the first to pick one in the draft? So it went for London, a three-year starter at USC who averaged 43.6 yards per game as a true freshman, 83.7 as a sophomore and 135.5 as a junior. He went eighth overall to Atlanta, despite missing the final four games last year - plus predraft workouts - after fracturing his ankle in October. It may have been a blessing in disguise, considering the 40-yard dash and other combine drills were never likely to be the strength of London's prospect profile. What he does bring to the table is production, size (6-4, 219) and youth (he turned 22 in July), and he landed with a team where the other candidates for WR snaps are an uninspired mix of journeymen and undrafted guys. The Falcons do have last year's first-rounder, Kyle Pitts, the 21- year-old tight end who eclipsed 1,000 yards as a rookie. They're seemingly counting on London to have a similar immediate impact, though even the success of Pitts' debut campaign illustrates a big part of the downside, as the young tight end scored only one TD on 68 catches. The Atlanta offense isn't likely to get much better with Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder replacing Matt Ryan at QB, unless both Pitts and London prove to be bonafide, ready-made superstars.
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Four catches to close out season
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 7, 2024
London brought in four of nine targets for 41 yards in the Falcons' 48-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
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Quiet again in Week 17
WRAtlanta Falcons
January 1, 2024
London secured four of 10 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' 37-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
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Three catches in Week 16 win
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 24, 2023
London brought in three of four targets for 39 yards in the Falcons' 29-10 win over the Colts on Sunday.
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Contained in Week 15 loss
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 17, 2023
London brought in two of three targets for 24 yards in the Falcons' 9-7 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
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Stellar production in Week 14 loss
WRAtlanta Falcons
December 10, 2023
London brought in 10 of 11 targets for 172 yards in the Falcons' 29-25 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also recorded a two-point conversion catch.
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