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Desmond Trufant ruled out with toe injury against Rams

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This may be the Rams’ most enticing matchup all season.

Atlanta Falcons v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Falcons defense is bad. Very bad. Indescribably bad. It will now be missing one of their top defenders against the Los Angeles Rams and their inconsistent but lethal offense.

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.

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.