5 Atlanta Falcons you should draft on your fantasy team this season
By Nick Halden
3. Drake London
Whether or not the Atlanta Falcons made the right decision drafting Drake London with the 8th overall pick will continue to be debated headed into London’s rookie season. Atlanta has a recent history of doing a great job picking the right receiver with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Kyle Pitts all being pass catchers Atlanta has added recently in the first round.
To be fair there are questions surrounding London’s health and ability to separate at the next level. Drafting Drake London should only be an option if your team has two starting receivers ahead of him. In an offense with Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson in his rookie season, there is reason to wonder what level of production to expect from London in his first season?
However, London’s size and potential make him far too tempting not to draft in the latter half of fantasy leagues as a stash or bench option. London finished last season with 1,084-receiving yards despite playing in only eight games for USC.
Drafting Drake London is a risk but one worth taking considering the rookie receivers’ potential and the fact the Falcons will often be forced to focus on their passing offense.