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Chris Brown | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
College: Colorado
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (93) / TEN

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Texans beat writer John McClain doesn't see Chris Brown back with the Texans.
Neither do we. The Texans will make running back a top priority in the offseason and there will be no room for a plodding veteran like Brown with Arian Foster and Steve Slaton on the roster. Wed, Jan 13, 2010 11:15:00 AM

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Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that Chris Brown will see limited snaps against the Patriots this week.

Kubiak plans to roll with Arian Foster and Ryan Moats. "I think they're going to play more than Chris (Brown), just from a standpoint of the job they're doing," he said. Although Brown is the team's best pass blocker, he is a poor NFL running back.
Tue, Dec 29, 2009 10:25:00 AM

Chris Brown ran just three times for two yards and caught two passes for four yards against St. Louis in Week 15.

Brown started again, but Arian Foster played more often than him early in the game. Foster was eventually pulled for fumbling at the end of a 13-yard catch, and Ryan Moats took over as the Texans' primary back for the rest of the game. Brown isn't going to be re-signed by Houston this offseason.
Sun, Dec 20, 2009 04:00:00 PM

Chris Brown rushed just three times for seven yards against the Seahawks in Week 14.

Brown started, but he took a back seat to Ryan Moats and rookie Arian Foster the rest of the way. He even missed out on a short-yardage touchdown when Moats converted an easy 4-yard score. With Foster looking like the best of the bunch Sunday, Brown should be avoided again next week at St. Louis.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 04:32:00 PM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak confirmed Wednesday that Chris Brown is the team's new starting tailback.

Ryan Moats is the one getting weeded out despite his team-high 15 touches in Week 13. Rookie Arian Foster will take Steve Slaton's spot in the rotation, Kubiak said, meaning the recent practice squad addition would get most of the work on passing downs. The Texans' backfield should be monitored closely, but avoided for fantasy purposes against Seattle this week.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 03:11:00 PM

With Steve Slaton on injured reserve, Chris Brown is the Texans' probable starting tailback in the final four weeks.

Ryan Moats saw nearly double the touches Brown did last week, though, so this will be a very tricky situation for fantasy owners going forward. Brown will get all goal-line work. Houston does have a fairly favorable stretch run schedule (vs. SEA, @ STL, @ MIA), so Moats and Brown should be owned in all leagues. Just don't expect more than flex/RB3-caliber fantasy stats.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 01:10:00 PM

Chris Brown ran for just 15 yards and a touchdown on six carries, and caught two balls for 11 yards in the Texans' Week 13 loss.

Brown also threw an interception in the end zone on one of the worst play calls we've ever witnessed. Houston was down 23-12, in desperate need of a touchdown, and took the ball out of Matt Schaub's hands at the Jags' eight-yard line. Brown threw a duck (to put it mildly) right into the hands of S Gerald Alexander for an easy pick. Don't look for Brown's role to increase soon.
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 04:14:00 PM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak announced Friday that Chris Brown will start at running back over Steve Slaton in Week 13.

Slaton's ball security has not been an issue of late; his neck injury is the problem. Kubiak called Slaton a game-time decision for Sunday's clash with the Jaguars' top-ten run defense. Brown, however, hasn't been productive enough for confident fantasy use. He's averaging just 3.6 YPC with a measly 292 total yards in nine 2009 appearances and will split the backfield with Ryan Moats if Slaton is inactive. Avoid this situation in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Dec 4, 2009 01:31:00 PM

Chris Brown totaled 56 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries and caught three passes for 20 yards in Week 12 against the Colts.

Brown has double-digit carries in back-to-back weeks and a total of 37 touches in the past three games. He got the call near the goal line for a five-yard touchdown in the first quarter and has grabbed hold of a clear workload split with Steve Slaton.
Sun, Nov 29, 2009 04:10:00 PM

Texans beat writer John McClain speculates that Chris Brown could start against the Colts Sunday.

McClain adds that Brown could also get as many carries (11) as he did last week. He apparently thinks that because Steve Slaton (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday, but that injury is not known to be serious. No matter who starts, look for an even split in snaps between Slaton and Brown.
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 08:06:00 AM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak attributed Chris Brown's extra playing time Monday night to his ability to hold onto the football and pick up blitzes in previous weeks.

Neither Steve Slaton nor Brown is giving the team much as a runner, so Kubiak decided to go with the player who would make the fewest mistakes in a physical game. Ryan Moats didn't see a single carry. Averaging just 3.3 YPC on the season, Brown is a poor bet to continue seeing the lion's share of the carries.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 06:57:00 PM

Chris Brown ran the ball 11 times for 36 yards in Week 11.

Brown also caught three passes for 17 yards in the loss. Coach Gary Kubiak seemed to go with more of the physical route in the backfield to try and match the Titans smash-mouth defensive style. He still isn't worth much in fantasy but that could change if an injury occurs.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 12:32:00 AM

Chris Brown ran seven times for 22 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in the Texans' Week 8 win.

Ryan Moats leapfrogged Brown, getting the nod as Houston's featured back with Steve Slaton benched after the first quarter. Brown stayed active as a "change of pace" runner and saw some short-yardage carries, but still needs at least one injury to be a consistent contributor in fantasy football.
Sun, Nov 1, 2009 04:07:00 PM

Chris Brown had just four carries for 15 yards and caught a four-yard pass in the Texans' Week 7 victory.

Brown is averaging just six touches per game on the season. His role seemed to be in the rise with nine carries for 45 yards last Sunday, but it didn't translate to this week. Brown also did not get the call in a first-quarter goal-line situation. Steve Slaton executed from a yard out for the TD.
Sun, Oct 25, 2009 04:41:00 PM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak heaped praise on backup RB Chris Brown Monday.

Brown came in as the Texans' "closer", rushing for the majority of his 45 yards in the fourth quarter. "I'm going to continue with the role I see Chris in ," Kubiak said. "Obviously, Chris responded (against the Bengals). He was much better, especially good at the end of that game." Brown has 32 carries on the season while Steve Slaton has 91. Expect that kind of split to continue.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 11:19:00 AM

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