Paul Worrilow
Paul Worrilow
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Paul Worrilow in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Ravens in August of 2019.
Working out for Eagles
LBFree Agent
September 10, 2019
Worrilow worked out for Philadelphia "recently," Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Worrilow announced his retirement Aug. 24, just one day after signing a contract with Baltimore. In fairness, the 29-year-old was dealing with a knee injury at the time of the announcement and now appears to be fully healthy.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Paul Worrilow
Gameday Injuries: Week 8
Gameday Injuries: Week 8
October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017
With a pair of receivers shaping up as game-time decisions, Juan Carlos Blanco gives you the latest on who's trending toward suiting up or sitting heading into Week 8.
IDP Analysis: Turn Down for Watt
September 8, 2016
Mario Puig looks at the who's rising and falling in the IDP world, including a seemingly quick return from a back injury for J.J. Watt, who is not expected to be limited Week 1.
Team Previews: Atlanta Falcons
July 20, 2016
Mike Wendt details the Falcons' looming season, as their high-flying offense aims for a return to the postseason.
IDP Analysis: Kwon Alexander's Big Game
November 6, 2015
Rookie fourth-round pick Kwon Alexander posted 11 tackles, one sack, and one interception last week.
IDP Analysis: Tuitt Arrives For Pittsburgh
October 2, 2015
After a sluggish rookie year in 2014, Stephon Tuitt is looking like a monstrous emerging talent for Pittsburgh.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
Worrilow comes to Detroit after losing his starting middle linebacker job in Atlanta to Deion Jones last season. He has a clear path to another starting gig with the Lions, but it isn't at the same position where he averaged 135 tackles per season in 2013 and 2014. Rather, he's the front runner for a role as a first-string outside linebacker, a position that is much less conducive to high tackle totals. With that said, DeAndre Levy posted 151 tackles and 2.5 sacks in a similar spot with the Lions during the 2014 campaign, so there remains hope Worrilow could resurface on the IDP radar.
Worrilow burst onto the scene in his first two years in the league, racking up more than 125 tackles in both seasons, but he couldn't keep up with that pace last year, finishing with 95 tackles. While that number is still substantial, Worrilow proved to be a liability in pass coverage at times, and opposing offenses took note. He's a solid run stopper, but he enters training camp in a battle with rookie Deion Jones for the right to start at middle linebacker. Even if Worrilow wins the job, he'll likely be subbed out for Jones on third down or in obvious passing situations, so it seems unlikely Worrilow will be the IDP force he was during his first two seasons in the league.
On a per-snap basis, Worrilow might be the league's most prolific tackler. Unfortunately, he hasn't been particularly effective in real football, and his exact role is in question after the Atlanta defense underwent changes in the offseason. The Falcons added Brooks Reed, Justin Durant and O'Brien Schofield in free agency and then drafted Clemson's Vic Beasley eighth overall. Durant and Schofield are backups, but Reed and Beasley will definitely play. Still, new coach Dan Quinn praised Worrilow this offseason, and Worrilow is still expected to start. With 269 tackles in his first two years, Worrilow can pile up stats — if he's on the field.
Of all the breakout IDP stars of 2013, Worrilow was almost certainly the most surprising. An undrafted rookie out of Delaware, Worrilow was completely off the IDP radar at the season's start, serving as no more than the fourth linebacker for the Falcons. He had just 11 tackles heading into Week 8, at which point injuries piled up on the Atlanta starters. You could say those injuries allowed Worrilow to get his foot in the door, but it'd be more accurate to say he kicked it down. In his final 10 games of the year, Worrilow raced to 116 tackles, which would project to 185 tackles over a full season. Those numbers seem almost impossible to sustain, but Worrilow was incredibly consistent, exceeding double-digit tackles in six of the final nine weeks while dropping below nine tackles just once. Betting on a 10-game sample size for an LB1 investment is risky, but Worrilow's upside makes it a worthwhile gamble. He's locked in as a three-down player in Atlanta.
Will compete for a depth linebacker position in 2013.
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Will retire
LBFree Agent
August 24, 2019
Worrilow (knee) will retire one day after signing a contract with the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Nearing deal with Ravens
LBFree Agent
Knee - ACL
August 23, 2019
Worrilow (knee) is expected to sign a contract with the Ravens on Friday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Struggles to return from injury
LBFree Agent
Knee - ACL
August 19, 2019
Worrilow, who was released by the Eagles on Sunday, noted that he has struggled to return to full health following his ACL tear last year, Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Let go by Philly
LBFree Agent
Knee - ACL
August 18, 2019
The Eagles released Worrilow (knee) on Sunday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
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Remains week-to-week
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
Knee - ACL
August 3, 2019
Worrilow (knee) is considered week-to-week and is not expected to return in the immediate future, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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