It was suggested the Falcons would move Isaiah Oliver out of the starting lineup after Trufant returned. That is not happening so the struggling Oliver will start across from rookie Kendall Sheffield.
Dan Quinn said Desmond Trufant will miss his second consecutive game. Trufant has a toe injury.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) October 18, 2019
The Rams have arguably one of the top wide receiver trios in the NFL with Connor Kupp, Robert Woods, and Brandin Cooks, forcing teams to produce three quality defensive backs to try to keep them in check. With Damontae Kazee still struggling at nickel, this has the makings of a disaster. That’s right, another disaster.
Trufant may have had a few bad plays but has still been the best player in the secondary this season. His loss will be huge. Atlanta’s best hope is to pressure Jared Goff or else he could become the third player to win the Offensive Player of the Week against the Falcons defense in as many weeks.
If you have any of the Rams pass catchers in fantasy football, I’d strongly recommend you starting them regardless of your other options.