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Falcons starting to use Drake London

After the last three weeks, I think we can add Drake London to the party. He looks like he’s going to be a good receiver for a lot of years.

London, recall, was the first receiver chosen back in April, going 8th overall. But he has been underused for the bulk of the season. For a good stretch of the season, the Falcons were getting better production out of Olamide Zaccheaus. Other rookie receivers have been more impressive, including Chris Olave, Christian Watson, Garrett Wilson and George Pickens.

But Atlanta is using London now, and he’s responding. Three weeks in a row he’s caught 6-7 passes for 70-96 yards, which is particularly notable with the Falcons not passing all that much. Over the last three weeks, he’s accounted for over half of their receiving production (259 yards, versus only 223 for the rest of the team combined).

London is large (6-5, 210), and he’s shown the ability to make contested catches – boxing out defenders and pulling down high throws. I don’t think anyone in Atlanta is regretting picking him in the top 10. As that team gets better, with an improved passing offense, he’ll put up big numbers.

If I were walking into a dynasty draft today, I would consider drafting London ahead of guys like DeAndre Hopkins, Amari Cooper and Terry McLaurin. Those guys are all currently better than London, but they’re also a lot older. He’s only 21.

We’ll see how things transpire in Atlanta in the offense. Who’s quarterbacking there? And when are they going to start passing the ball more? But I would think London might finish the 2023 season with top-20 numbers, and better years should be coming.

Below is my list of the top 80 receivers for dynasty purposes. This would be a league where teams hold the rights to players indefinitely. I’m skewing towards younger players, with receivers who’ll be 29-plus years old next year outside the top 10, including Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp and DeAndre Hopkins. Those guys are great right now, but I’m trying to play the long game.

Rankings assume PPR scoring. Rookies tagged with black dots.

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1.MINJustin Jefferson23.5
2.CINJaMarr Chase22.8
3.DALCeeDee Lamb23.7
4.NYJ• Garrett Wilson22.4
5.MIAJaylen Waddle24.1
6.PHIA.J. Brown25.5
7.NO• Chris Olave22.5
8.CINTee Higgins24.0
9.SEADK Metcalf25.0
10.SFBrandon Aiyuk24.8
11.BUFStefon Diggs29.1
12.GB• Christian Watson23.6
13.SFDeebo Samuel27.0
14.MIATyreek Hill28.8
15.PIT• George Pickens21.8
16.CARDJ Moore25.7
17.DETAmon-Ra St. Brown23.2
18.LVDavante Adams30.0
19.TBChris Godwin26.8
20.PITDiontae Johnson26.5
21.ATLDrake London21.4
22.LARCooper Kupp29.6
23.CLEAmari Cooper28.5
24.JACChristian Kirk26.1
25.ARIDeAndre Hopkins30.6
26.INDMichael Pittman25.2
27.DENJerry Jeudy23.7
28.WASTerry McLaurin27.3
29.DET• Jameson Williams21.8
30.PHIDeVonta Smith24.1
31.WAS• Jahan Dotson22.8
32.KCKadarius Toney23.9
33.TEN• Treylon Burks22.8
34.BUFGabe Davis23.8
35.KCJuJu Smith-Schuster26.1
36.TBMike Evans29.4
37.JACCalvin Ridley (susp.)28.0
38.BALRashod Bateman23.1
39.LACMike Williams28.2
40.CHIDarnell Mooney25.2
41.SEATyler Lockett30.3
42.DENCourtland Sutton27.2
43.CLEDonovan Peoples-Jones23.9
44.LACKeenan Allen30.7
45.CHIChase Claypool24.5
46.ARIMarquise Brown25.6
47.HOUNico Collins23.8
48.NEJakobi Meyers26.1
49.LACJosh Palmer23.3
50.WASCurtis Samuel26.4
51.IND• Alec Pierce22.7
52.HOUBrandin Cooks29.3
53.INDParris Campbell25.5
54.NYJElijah Moore22.8
55.NOMichael Thomas29.8
56.BUF• Khalil Shakir22.9
57.GB• Romeo Doubs22.7
58.CARTerrace Marshall22.6
59.NYG• Wan'Dale Robinson22.0
60.JACZay Jones27.8
61.CLE• David Bell22.0
62.HOU• John Metchie22.5
63.DALMichael Gallup26.8
64.KCMecole Hardman24.8
65.NYGDarius Slayton26.0
66.NE• Tyquan Thornton22.4
67.NO• Rashid Shaheed24.3
68.LVHunter Renfrow27.0
69.ARIRondale Moore22.6
70.CINTyler Boyd28.1
71.UFAOdell Beckham30.2
72.BUFIsaiah McKenzie27.7
73.KC• Skyy Moore22.3
74.MINAdam Thielen32.4
75.NYJCorey Davis28.0
76.BALDevin Duvernay25.3
77.NEDeVante Parker29.9
78.TENNick Westbrook-Ikhine25.8
79.GBAllen Lazard27.1
80.LVMack Hollins29.3

—Ian Allan

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