Noah Brown

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #85
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #85

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Just one grab against Washington

Brown caught one of six targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: He and Michael Gallup posted identical awful lines as Dak Prescott completed just 37.8 percent of his passes in the regular-season finale, leading to a season-worst performance by the Dallas offense as a whole. Brown caught only one pass in each of the last three games, ceding looks to T.Y. Hilton, and that's not likely to change in Monday's wild-card clash with the Buccaneers.

Jan 9, 2023 9:45 AM EST

Role dwindles Saturday

Brown caught one of two targets for five yards in Saturday's win over the Eagles.

Analysis: One week after Brown tied his career high with six catches in a two-touchdown performance, he was basically an afterthought in the Dallas offense and watched T.Y. Hilton haul in a huge 52-yard grab in his Cowboys debut. His blocking skills still had him on the field for 55 offensive snaps (76.4 percent), third among Dallas wideouts and well ahead of Hilton's 11, but the additional competition for targets from Dak Prescott will make Brown even more difficult to rely upon from a fantasy perspective.

Dec 25, 2022 6:15 AM EST

Ready for Saturday

Brown (foot) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's game versus the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After being listed as limited on the Cowboys' first two practice reports of the week due to a foot injury, Brown managed to log every rep at Thursday's session, paving the way for him to make his 14th appearance of the season in 15 chances. He's hit a bit of a hot streak of late, gathering in 10 of 15 targets for 134 yards and two touchdowns over the last two contests. Brown may find the going tough, though, Saturday against Philadelphia's No. 1 ranked pass defense (172.4 yards per game).

Dec 22, 2022 1:55 PM EST

Remains limited Wednesday

Brown (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Todd Archer of reports.

Analysis: One day removed from being listed as limited on the Cowboys' first Week 16 injury report due to a foot issue, Brown maintained that activity level Wednesday. He'll have one more chance to get back to full this week, at which point the team may clarify his availability ahead of Saturday's showdown with the Eagles. If he's able to suit up, Brown has put together back-to-back productive outings, amounting to 10 catches (on 15 targets) for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

Dec 21, 2022 1:49 PM EST

Tending to foot issue

Brown was listed as limited by a foot injury on Tuesday's practice estimate, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After a productive first four weeks of the season (18-274-1 line on 27 targets), Brown didn't surpass 50 receiving yards or score a touchdown in any of his next seven appearances. Over the last two games, though, he's found a groove with quarterback Dak Prescott, as he's hauled in 10 of 15 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns. With a health concern plaguing Brown to begin Week 15 prep, his status should be watched as the week continues to get a sense of his potential to play Saturday versus the Eagles.

Dec 20, 2022 3:08 PM EST

Two scores in loss

Brown recorded six receptions on nine targets for 49 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 40-34 loss to Jacksonville.

Analysis: Brown surprisingly led Dallas in targets, though he fell behind CeeDee Lamb in both receptions and yards. The highlights of his performance came on his pair of touchdown grabs, which were from one and 13 yards away. Brown appears to have surpassed Michael Gallup in priority for targets, as he 15 looks combined across his last two games -- resulting in 134 yards and two scores.

Dec 18, 2022 8:03 PM EST

Strong showing against Houston

Brown caught four of six targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Most of that production came on a 51-yard reception to convert a third-and-13 early in the second quarter, but Brown was also clutch on the Cowboys' final series as he made a diving 18-yard catch with just 78 seconds left to help set up Ezekiel Elliott's game-winning score. It was Brown's best performance since he posted a 5-91-1 line back in Week 2, and it appears as though the sixth-year wideout has earned Dak Prescott's trust. Even with James Washington now active, Brown should retain a complementary role in the Dallas passing game for a Week 15 clash with the Jaguars.

Dec 12, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Two catches against Colts

Brown caught both his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's win over the Colts.

Analysis: Both catches came in the first quarter while the game was still in doubt, before the Cowboys' running game and defense began to dominate. Brown hasn't caught more than two passes in a game since Week 7, and with James Washington (foot) back at practice and Odell Beckham coming in for a visit, his role isn't like to grow.

Dec 5, 2022 11:07 AM EST

Two grabs against Minnesota

Brown caught both his targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 40-3 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: The Cowboys didn't need to attack downfield much with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard accounting for two touchdowns each out of the backfield, but Brown still made an impact with a 35-yard catch in the third quarter that set up Zeke's second score of the day. Brown hasn't seen a significant role in the offense since Michael Gallup returned from a knee injury, and his snaps and targets could all but disappear down the stretch if Odell Beckham does end up landing in Dallas.

Nov 21, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Just one catch in OT loss

Brown caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers.

Analysis: After missing the Cowboys' last game before their Week 9 bye due to a foot injury, Brown saw his usual snap share in his return to action. His role as a receiver continues to dwindle, however -- after catching exactly five passes in three straight games to begin the season while Michael Gallup was out, Brown has just 11 receptions on 21 targets for 129 yards in five contests since Week 4. Barring an injury to Gallup or CeeDee Lamp, Brown's target volume isn't likely to increase significantly in Week 11 against the Vikings.

Nov 14, 2022 10:08 AM EST

Good to go for Week 10

Brown (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game at Green Bay, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Brown cleared up any concern about his availability for the Week 10 contest by practicing fully Friday. After missing his first game of the season in the Cowboys' Week 8 win over the Bears, the 26-year-old shouldn't face any major restrictions as he returns to the lineup following a bye week. Expect him to settle back in as Dallas' No. 3 wideout behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

Nov 11, 2022 1:23 PM EST

Logs limited session Thursday

Brown (foot) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Prior to sitting out Week 8 due to a foot injury, Brown didn't practice at all, so his ability to string together back-to-back capped sessions following the Cowboys' Week 9 bye is a positive sign for his upcoming availability. Friday's practice report could provide a clearer picture for his odds to suit up Sunday in Green Bay, and if he ends up active he'll continue to serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

Nov 10, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Limited in practice

Brown (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown and RB Ezekiel Elliott (foot) both missed their first game of the season Week 8, right before a Week 9 bye, and both returned to practice Wednesday as limited participants. While Elliott's status will be of more interest for fantasy purposes, Brown did top 50 yards five times in seven games before the foot injury, enjoying a breakout of sorts at age 26 . Jalen Tolbert filled in as the No. 3 receiver back in Week 8 when Brown was inactive, but the rookie wasn't targeted and played only 43 percent of snaps on offense (compared to 84 percent apiece for CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup).

Nov 9, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Missing first game of season

Brown (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown took a questionable tag into the weekend, despite not practicing in any fashion Wednesday through Friday. The Cowboys held out hope that the receiver might demonstrate enough progress in pregame warmups to suit up Sunday, but he'll ultimately miss his first game of the season. With Brown in street clothes, rookie Jalen Tolbert could get a look in the No. 3 receiver role behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup.

Oct 30, 2022 8:43 AM EST

Questionable after missed practice

Brown (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Patrick Walker of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown handled a full workload in last week's win over the Lions but then was held out of practice all this week. He thus appears truly questionable ahead of the 1:00 ET kickoff, with KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Tolbert on hand to fill in at wide receiver if Brown can't play.

Oct 28, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Sits out again Thursday

Brown (foot) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Brown has opened Week 8 prep with no activity for two days in a row, raising the prospect that he may be unavailable to the Cowboys offense Sunday against the Bears. Ultimately, his status may receive some clarity on Friday's injury report, and if he begins to trend to sitting out this weekend, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup would serve as the main wide receivers for quarterback Dak Prescott.

Oct 27, 2022 1:37 PM EST

Tending to foot issue

Brown didn't practice Wednesday due to a foot injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Brown has been a regular in the Cowboys' passing game all season, logging between 77 and 91 percent of the offensive snaps weekly and producing five occasions of 50-plus yards in seven contests. With no activity whatsoever to begin Week 8 prep, though, his status will be one to watch Thursday and Friday to get a sense of his availability (or lack thereof) for Sunday's contest against the Bears.

Oct 26, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Co-leads team in receptions

Brown secured five of seven targets for 50 yards and lost a fumble in the Cowboys' 24-6 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Brown tied Dalton Schultz for the team lead in receptions and checked in second in receiving yards to CeeDee Lamb, making it a solid bounce-back effort after posting a combined 2-15 line in the prior two games. As Sunday's showing indicates, Brown could be a beneficiary of more consistent production now that Dak Prescott is back under center, and he'll aim to build on his showing in a Week 8 battle against the Bears.

Oct 23, 2022 11:51 PM EST

Only one catch Sunday

Brown caught one of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: The 26-year-old wideout very nearly had a spectacular touchdown catch in the back corner of the end zone just before halftime, but upon review it was ruled he didn't get a second foot or other body part down in bounds after securing the ball. Brown has seen his target volume dwindle the last couple games with Michael Gallup back in action, but the entire Cowboys passing game could get a boost in Week 7 if Dak Prescott (thumb) is able to return to action.

Oct 17, 2022 8:14 AM EST

One catch against Rams

Brown caught one of two targets for five yards in a Week 5 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Michael Gallup was a little more involved in his second game back from a knee injury, hauling in four of five targets to top Brown's output, but the latter was still on the field for 76 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps (42 of 55) compared to Gallup's 55 percent (30 snaps). The entire Dallas passing game will likely need to be a lot more involved in Week 6 against the Eagles -- Cooper Rush attempted only 16 passes against the Rams, with the defense, running game and special teams all dominating -- so even as the No. 3 option, Brown could see a big increase in volume Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Oct 10, 2022 7:57 AM EST

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