Drake London

Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver
Atlanta Falcons
Wide Receiver
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Career-high 95 receiving yards

London caught six of 12 targets for 95 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: London was targeted on half of Marcus Mariota's 24 pass attempts and set a career high with 95 receiving yards. All six of the rookie's receptions went for at least 10 yards, including a 37-yard catch in the second quarter. With Kyle Pitts (knee) out for the year, London will have to build off his career-high performance and emerge as Atlanta's top pass catching option moving forward.

Dec 4, 2022 1:20 PM EST

Meager production in loss

London logged two receptions on four targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 19-13 defeat to the Commanders.

Analysis: London finished second on the team in receptions, targets and yards behind Olamide Zaccheaus. The rookie first-round pick continues to be limited in Atlanta's run-heavy offense, but despite Zaccheaus' breakout game, London figures to be the Falcons' go-to pass catcher in the absence of Kyle Pitts (knee). London will look to bounce back against the Steelers in Week 13 before Atlanta heads into its Week 14 bye.

Nov 28, 2022 9:06 AM EST

Two-yard touchdown in win

London reeled in one of three targets for two yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 win against the Bears.

Analysis: London gave the Falcons an early 7-0 lead with a two-yard score to finish the first drive of the game. However, the rookie wideout saw only two targets the rest of the way and failed to secure another catch, marking his second game with one or fewer receptions. Regardless, London has now scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and has four scores across 11 appearances, though he's failed to top 50 receiving yards in eight straight games after reaching that plateau in each of his first three career contests.

Nov 21, 2022 7:39 AM EST

Finds end zone in loss

London brought in five of six targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 25-15 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The rookie found the end zone for the first time since Week 3 on a tough seven-yard grab between two defenders just past the midway point of the third quarter. London still couldn't clear the 40-yard mark, however, making it four consecutive games for the first-round selection under that modest threshold. London's upside is likely to be capped as long as Marcus Mariota remains in a starting role, but he'll hope to boost his numbers in a Week 11 matchup at home a week from Sunday against the inconsistent Bears defense.

Nov 10, 2022 8:49 PM EST

Key fumble in loss

London brought in three of seven targets for 23 yards and lost a fumble in the Falcons' 20-17 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: London once again put up modest numbers, but his day was all the more forgettable thanks to the rookie allowing Khalil Mack to strip the ball from him after five-yard reception at the Chargers' six-yard line early in the third quarter. London has now failed to top 40 receiving yards in six consecutive games, an unfavorable streak he'll aim to snap in a Week 10 divisional matchup against the Panthers on Thursday night.

Nov 6, 2022 4:31 PM EST

Four receptions in win

London reeled in 4 of 5 targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 37-34 overtime win over the Panthers.

Analysis: London was on the field for 59 offensive snaps, most among Atlanta's wideouts, and finished second on the team in receptions. However, he turned those catches into a modest 31 yards, with the majority of his production coming on a 17-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. After securing 16 of 25 targets for 214 yards and two scores across the first three games of his career, the rookie has mustered just 14 receptions for 132 yards over his last five appearances. London will look to get back on track against the Chargers in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2022 7:40 AM EST

Targeted once in loss

London recorded one catch on one target for nine yards in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Marcus Mariota attempted only 13 passes on the day, but London's ability to command only one target is still a concern. London is likely to see his volume tick back up moving forward -- he has at least six targets in five of seven games this season -- though he has now failed to top 40 yards in four consecutive games. However, it is worth noting that he appeared on the injury report with a knee injury early in the week leading up to Sunday's game -- an issue that could have hampered him in this performance.

Oct 23, 2022 8:07 PM EST

Avoids injury report

London (knee) wasn't listed on the Falcons' first Week 6 injury report Wednesday, Scott Bair of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: London was impacted late in the fourth quarter of this past Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay by a knee issue, which caused him to limp to the sideline. He's managed to avoid the injury report entirely just three days later and thus is clear for a Week 6 matchup with the 49ers, who have allowed the 13th-fewest receiving yards per game (148) but just two TDs to opposing wide receivers through five contests this season.

Oct 12, 2022 3:45 PM EST

Spotted at practice

London (knee) is present for practice Wednesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: London limped off the field late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 21-15 loss to Tampa Bay and never had a chance to return after the Bucs sealed the game with three first downs (the first two coming on penalties). The rookie's 33.9 percent target share is good for second best in the NFL, but only the Bears have attempted fewer passes than the Falcons, and London has caught just nine of 20 passes for 106 yards the past three games after starting his career with 160 yards the first two weeks. He at least seems to have avoided a serious injury and appears on track to play this coming Sunday against a stout 49ers defense.

Oct 12, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Sees team-high seven targets

London (ankle) caught four of seven targets for 35 yards during Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Per Josh Kendall of The Athletic, London picked up an ankle issue late in the fourth quarter and appeared to limp off the field, but he never went into the injury tent. The rookie first-round pick failed to haul in his first two targets and had a 24-yard reception called back due to a holding call in the first quarter, but he caught all four of his targets in the second half, including two receptions on a touchdown drive that ended with a 19-yard pass to Olamide Zaccheaus. With Kyle Pitts (hamstring) sidelined, London was the clear No. 1 target, but Tampa Bay's stout secondary made life difficult for the rookie. London will look to get back on track against San Francisco in Week 6.

Oct 9, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Just two catches on seven targets

London had two receptions on seven targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Atlanta's passing game was a non-factor despite the team getting the victory, resulting in poor stat lines for London and the rest of the receiving corps. The Falcons' first-round pick from this year's draft led the team with seven targets, with no other wideout receiving more than two. London had been a reliable starting fantasy option prior to Sunday's dud, so fantasy managers should remain confident heading into a matchup against Tampa Bay next Sunday.

Oct 2, 2022 6:04 PM EST

Catches go-ahead TD in win

London caught three of six targets for 54 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-23 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: London failed to haul in any of his three first-quarter targets, but he got on the board with a 30-yard gain to start the second quarter. He wasn't targeted again until he secured a 14-yard, go-ahead touchdown at the end of the third quarter. The rookie first-round pick garnered a secondary role to Kyle Pitts, who led the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards after a quiet start to the season. However, London still garnered a sizable role and continues to exceed expectations to start his career. Through three games, London has caught 16 of 25 targets for 214 yards and two scores.

Sep 25, 2022 5:37 PM EST

Making strong impression

London recorded eight receptions on 12 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: London dominated targets among the Atlanta pass catchers, as Mariota recorded only 26 pass attempts for the game. London showed the ability to get open in various positions on the field, highlighted by a four-yard touchdown catch as receptions that went for gains of 22 and 19 yards. London has topped 70 receiving yards in each of his first two games in the NFL and appears to have emerged as Marcus Mariota's top target in Atlanta.

Sep 18, 2022 6:47 PM EST

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