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January 4, 2021 02:28 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Scores in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught five of five targets for 48 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.

Brown recorded season highs in targets, catches and yards, topping Houston's crowded tight end position. While Jordan Akins was considered the primary receiver among the tight ends and Darren Fells his backup, Brown took on a higher profile over the second half of the season. He finished with career highs in targets (16), receptions (14), yards (163) and touchdowns (two). The Texans like Brown's versatility, lining him up at fullback and split wide at times, but the 26-year-old becomes a restricted free agent this offseason while Akins and Fells are still under contract.

December 28, 2020 01:16 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: TE snap leader in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught his lone target for 29 yards and led Houston's tight ends with 27 snaps in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Bengals.

Known primarily for his blocking skills, Brown has impressed coaches with his versatility, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. He's capable of lining up as a traditional tight end, splitting out wide or moving into the backfield at fullback. "He finds ways to make it work and to excel at it. I'm very pleased with Pharaoh. He does a really good job in both the run game and pass game. He's just a good football player," said offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. Brown has nine receptions on 11 targets for 115 yards in 12 games.

December 24, 2020 09:08 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Takes full Thursday reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (ankle) was a full participant during the Texans' practice session Thursday.

Brown popped up on the injury report with an ankle issue Wednesday, but he's quickly back to taking full repetitions as Houston prepares to host Cincinnati in Week 16. A concussion kept the Oregon product inactive Dec. 13 for a matchup against the Bears, but it doesn't appear the recent ankle injury will cost Brown any time.

December 23, 2020 08:00 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Ankle injury surfaces
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

This is a new injury for Brown, and it makes his status uncertain for Week 16. He has two more sessions to upgrade to full speed to ensure he'll be in the lineup in Sunday's game against the Bengals. If Brown's unable to go, Kahale Warring should see more reps behind Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

December 16, 2020 07:00 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Back to work Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (concussion) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Brown sat out last week's loss to the Bears due to the concussion, but he appears on track for a return. Brown has accumulated seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown through 10 games, chipping as a reserve tight end and on special teams. Now healthy, expect Brown to assume his usual No. 2 role at tight end behind starter Jordan Akins for Sunday's game against the Colts.

December 11, 2020 05:12 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Unavailable Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Brown suffered the concussion during last week's loss to the Colts and will miss at least one game while in the concussion protocol. Kahale Warring and Darren Fells will be the reserve options at tight end behind starter Jordan Akins on Sunday.

December 10, 2020 08:24 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Still managing concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (concussion) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice.

Brown suffered the concussion in last week's loss to the Colts, and appears to still be in concussion protocol. The Oregon product likely will need to practice in some fashion this week to have a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Bears. If Brown is forced to sit, Darren Fells and Kahale Warring would be the tight end options behind starter Jordan Akins.

December 6, 2020 08:40 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Concussion ends Week 13 early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Colts.

With Brown confirmed out for the rest of Week 13, Darren Fells and Kahale Warring stand as the No. 2 and 3 options behind starting tight end Jordan Akins. The 26-year-old came down with his first career TD catch three weeks ago against the Browns, but from here, he'll have to clear concussion protocol before being able to play again.

December 6, 2020 02:56 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Leaves with possible concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown left Sunday's game against the Colts to be evaluated for a concussion.

The 26-year-old didn't receive a target before going down with the potential concussion. Brown won't be able to return to Sunday's contest if the concussion is confirmed. Jordan Akins and Darren Fells should operate as Houston's top-two tight ends.

November 27, 2020 08:44 AM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Leads TEs in snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Browns played 30 snaps and was not targeted in Thursday's 41-25 win over Detroit.

Brown led the position group in snaps, but it was a slim margin as Darren Fells (28 snaps) and Jordan Akins (26) also had significant run. And Houston added a fourth tight end to the mix when Kahale Warring was activated from injured reserve. One week after the position group tied a season-high with 11 targets, the four tight ends combined for three targets and zero catches.

November 23, 2020 11:52 AM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Three targets in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England.

Brown has taken on a higher profile the last two weeks, recording five targets, four catches and a touchdown. He was the second-leading tight end in terms of snap count (27, 44 percent) Sunday, but it remains a crap shoot which of Brown, Jordan Akins or Darren Fells could be the leader in production on any given week. The position group could take on a higher profile Week 12 as both Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) are questionable heading into a Thanksgiving Day match in Detroit.

November 16, 2020 08:40 AM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Records lone score
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught two of two targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Browns.

Brown surprisingly led Houston's tight ends in targets -- the first time that's happened in 2020 -- and scored his first touchdown of the season. His 16-yard touchdown catch brought the Texans within one score late in the fourth quarter, but the Browns were able to run out the clock. Brown currently sits third on the depth chart behind Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

November 9, 2020 01:04 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Targeted in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.

He saw added competition for snaps Sunday with the return of Jordan Akins, who had missed three contests with a concussion and ankle injury. Brown finished second among the position group with 25 snaps, behind Darren Fells (33) and ahead of Akins (22), but Akins should receive a greater share going forward. Brown has caught three of four targets for 32 yards in six games this season.

October 26, 2020 11:24 AM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: No catches in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown was not targeted in Sunday's 35-20 loss to Green Bay.

Brown lined up as the No. 2 tight end for a third straight game but was given little attention. Since Jordan Akins (ankle) has been sidelined, Brown has three catches on three targets over the last three weeks. Once Akins returns, Brown will be relegated to third string.

October 19, 2020 09:36 AM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Remains second TE for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught two of two targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans.

Brown stepped in for the injured Jordan Akins (concussion, ankle) for the second straight week and played 30 snaps (42 percent), similar to last week's usage. One of his catches came in the red zone, his first such target of the season. Akins was a limited participant in practice last week before being declared inactive for Sunday, so he may be nearing a return, which would relegate Brown to third on the depth chart.

October 12, 2020 11:56 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Moves up to second on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over Jacksonville.

Brown played a season-high 24 snaps and had his first target of the season as he moved up the depth chart with Jordan Akins (concussion) being sidelined for Week 5. Brown is primarily a blocker, so fantasy managers should expect limited offensive contributions.

September 15, 2020 07:44 PM
Texans' Pharaoh Brown: Bumps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown signed with the Texans' active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans placed Kahale Warring (undisclosed) on injured reserve Tuesday and elevated Brown to the active roster in a corresponding move. Brown played in nine games for the Browns last season and recorded two receptions for 27 yards over 182 offensive snaps.

September 12, 2020 04:44 PM
Pharaoh Brown: Added to Texans' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans signed Brown to their practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brown entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017 as an Oakland Raider. He was most recently with the Browns, who waived him at the end of training camp in 2020. He has two career receptions for 27 yards.

September 6, 2020 05:32 PM
Pharaoh Brown: Heads to waiver wire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown was waived by Cleveland on Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Brown initially made the 53-man roster but was cut after Cleveland claimed Joe Jackson and Vincent Taylor off waivers. The 26-year-old tight end served in a run-blocking role with the Browns last season, so he could be retained on the practice squad.

August 8, 2020 05:00 PM
Browns' Pharaoh Brown: Taken off PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brown (foot) was removed from the active/PUP list Saturday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Brown's stay on the PUP list lasted just over one week as the reserve tight end passed his physical. The 26-year-old will need to string together an impressive training camp in order to earn a roster spot, particularly with Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant locked in atop the positional group.

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2Sun 09/20@ HOUL 33-1600--0
3Sun 09/27@ PITL 21-2800--0
4Sun 10/04vs MINL 23-3100--0
5Sun 10/11vs JACW 30-14144.040
6Sun 10/18@ TENL 36-4222814.0220
7Sun 10/25vs GBL 20-3500--0
9Sun 11/08@ JACW 27-2500-00
10Sun 11/15@ CLEL 7-1022110.5161
11Sun 11/22vs NEW 27-2022211.0180
12Thu 11/26@ DETW 41-2500--0
13Sun 12/06vs INDL 20-2600--0
14Sun 12/13@ CHIL 7-3600--0
15Sun 12/20@ INDL 20-2711111.0110
16Sun 12/27vs CINL 31-3712929.0290
17Sun 01/03vs TENL 38-415489.6141
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