24-Year-Old Cornerback – Atlanta Falcons
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Desmond Trufant in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Desmond Trufant.
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 and two interceptions in two seasons, and he should improve those numbers in his third year. If he can stay healthy, 70-80 tackles and a few interceptions seems likely in 2015.
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.