24-Year-Old Cornerback – Atlanta Falcons
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Trufant is once again expected to start at cornerback for the Falcons in 2015. Entering his third year in the league, Trufant already has two solid seasons under his belt. He has averaged 65 tackles a...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Desmond Trufant Contract Information:
Signed a four-year $8.16 million deal with the Falcons in July of 2013.
Trufant's fifth-year contract option has been exercised by the Falcons, NFL.com reports.
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Desmond Trufant: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)As a result, the the Falcons' starting left cornerback is unlikely to play in Friday's preseason opener against the Titans, though the report suggests that his absence isn't expected to linger. For now, look for Phillip Adams to fill in for Trufant in the Falcons' base defense.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Trufant said his hand isn't broken, but he did admit that it's very swollen. He finished the game with five tackles (all solo) and one pass defensed, and any sort of absence would be devastating to a defense that's already among the league's worst.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Trufant will start at cornerback for the Falcons, and he is in line for a nice statistical season in his second year in the league. Trufant tallied 70 tackles and two interceptions in 2013, and it wouldn't be surprising if he improved on both of those numbers this year. He's an IDP worth taking a chance on.
The Falcons traded up from the 30th pick to get Trufant, who will likely start in Week 1 after the departures of Brent Grimes (Miami) and Dunta Robinson (Kansas City). Trufant is more athleticism at this point than he is skill, but defensive coordinator Mike Nolan upped the productivity of defensive backs like William Moore and Thomas DeCoud when he arrived in Atlanta, so Trufant will receive effective coaching. He has the ability to play in both man coverage and more rangey zones, and that's important since Atlanta changes up their coverages a fair amount.