3 Falcons who are being under drafted in fantasy this season
By Nick Halden
1. Drake London
Despite a quiet camp Drake London is heading into the season as Atlanta’s primary receiver. His ability and the lack of proven options around him are going to force the rookie to go through a trial-by-fire season similar to what Kyle Pitts dealt with last year. While this may result in a level of inconsistency expected from a rookie London is still being undervalued in drafts this season.
He is a great second option at receiver and is going to benefit from the Falcons’ rebuilding season. They are often going to be playing from behind and forced to pass adding a lot of additional targets London wouldn’t be receiving on a deeper or more talented team.
There is also the fact to consider that Drake certainly has the skill set to turn into a touchdown machine for the Falcons. His size and ability to lose his defender will make him a red zone nightmare for opposing teams who will be trying to stop both Pitts and London a task that is going to prove difficult even with veteran Marcus Mariota at quarterback.
London’s only red flag is his lack of speed making it unlikely he is going to be able to rack up yards consistently after the catch. However, his hands and the fact he is clearly Atlanta’s most talented receiver make him too good of a value pick to pass up.