Trufant tallied 41 tackles, one sack, 12 pass breakups, two interceptions, one touchdown and two fumble recoveries across 15 games in 2017. Trufant had another excellent season for the Falcons, ultimately finishing as Pro Football Focus' 16th-highest-graded cornerback. However, he again proved to be worth more as a real-life football player than as an IDP asset thanks to his low tackle totals. Considering he hasn't topped 42 tackles in each of the past three years, it's hard to place very much fantasy value on the Washington product in advance of the 2018 campaign, despite his reputation.
Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said Wednesday that Trufant remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Trufant isn't expected to practice Wednesday and appears in serious jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings. With another key cornerback in Brian Poole (back) limited in the team's first practice of the week, the Falcons could be shorthanded in the secondary for the Week 13 matchup.
Trufant left Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a concussion, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. The injury occurred when Trufant collided with teammate Keanu Neal late in the second quarter. With Brian Poole also nursing a back injury, C.J. Goodwin and Blidi Wreh-Wilson could be called upon to play more snaps Sunday against the Vikings if Trufant and Poole are sidelined for that contest.
Trufant exited Sunday's game to be evaluated for a head injury, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports. Trufant is likely being evaluated for a concussion, though that has not been confirmed. With Brian Poole (back) also questionable to return, the Falcons are down to just Robert Alford and C.J. Goodwin at cornerback for the time being.
Trufant racked up five solo tackles, three pass breakups and one interception Monday against the Seahawks. This was easily Trufant's best outing of the season, as he posted season highs in both tackles and pass breakups. Of course, he had extra chances to make an impact against a Seahawks offense that threw the ball 42 times Monday night, so he may have just waltzed into a favorable matchup that will be difficult to match consistently.