Update, Nov. 3 — London has been ruled OUT for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Mack Hollins and Van Jefferson will be new starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke’s top receivers.
Drake London OUT for the Falcons on Sunday.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) November 3, 2023
Update, Nov. 2 — London was not spotted at Thursday’s practice open to the media. Atlanta is making a change at quarterback, and Taylor Heinicke could struggle if he doesn’t have his top wide receiver.
Don’t see Falcons WR Drake London during open to the media portion of practice Thursday.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) November 2, 2023
Calais Campbell & David Onyemata are back.
#Falcons WR Drake London (groin injury) will not practice today.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) November 1, 2023
Fantasy football implications for Week 9
London is currently the team’s leader in receiving yards with 438 for the season. However, things are changing this week in Atlanta — head coach Arthur Smith announced that the Falcons would be benching starting quarterback Desmond Ridder and putting in experienced backup Taylor Heinicke.
It’s hard to say right now which receivers may see a big uptick in fantasy points with Heinicke now behind the wheel, but if London is out, we can expect to see some action from wide receivers Mack Hollins and Van Jefferson. Tight ends Kyle Pitts and Jonnu Smith may be worked into the passing game more, as well, and KhaDarel Hodge would likely replace London in the WR lineup.