News:Malcolm Brown ran seven times for 40 yards and a score, and also caught six passes for 43 yards and another score in Texas' loss at K-State on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown had a great game after having a mostly disappointing 2012 campaign. The sophomore battled an ankle injury that cost him almost half of the season. Heading into 2013, Brown will be fighting for carries with Joe Bergeron and Jonathan Gray.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) carried 10 times for 30 yards and caught a two-yard pass in Texas's win against Iowa State on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown had missed the previous five games with an ankle injury, so this was the first step in getting Brown integrated back into the offense.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) is expected to play this week against Iowa State, the Daily Texan reports.
Analysis: He's missed the last five games with the injury. It's not clear what kind of workload he'll get in his first game back, however.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) did not see any action in Texas' win at Texas Tech on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown was probable coming into the game, but Jonathan Gary and the rest of the Longhorns' running game was just fine without him.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against Texas Tech, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown has not played since injuring his ankle on Sept. 29 against Oklahoma State. With Jonathan Gray in the mix, and Joe Bergeron hoarding goal line carries, it will be interesting to see how many touches Brown can get.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against Kansas but will only be available on an emergency basis, OrangeBloods.com's Chip Brown reports.
Analysis: In other words, he won't play unless probably both of Joe Bergeron and Johnathan Gray leave with injury. Malcolm Brown is not a fantasy option Saturday.
News:Malcolm Brown(ankle) is listed as questionable by the official twitter account of Texas football reports.
Analysis: It'd be a shame for Malcolm Brown's owners if he misses this week's fantastic matchup against Kansas, but it sounds like that could very well happen. Jonathan Gray and Joe Bergeron have capably handled the workload in Brown's absence, with the exception of one disastrous game at Oklahoma. When (and if) Brown returns, he will probably split carries with Gray and Bergeron.
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against Baylor, the Fort Worth Telegram reports.
Analysis: This will be the third straight game Malcolm Brown will miss with the injury. Joe Bergeron and Jonathan Gray will carry the load against a porous Baylor defense.
News: Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite refused to say if Malcolm Brown has been practicing, the Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls reports.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against Baylor. Joe Bergeron and Jonathan Gray would split carries in his absence.
UT's Brown Sits With Ankle Injury Against Oklahoma
News:Malcolm Brown (ankle) did not play in Saturday's blowout loss against Oklahoma.
Analysis: There was no good news about Malcolm Brown's status all week, so it was no surprise that he didn't suit up for Saturday's game.
News:Malcolm Brown's (ankle) playing status is uncertain for Saturday's game against Oklahoma, Burnt Orange Nation reports.
Analysis: If Malcolm Brown is unable to go for the second straight game, look for Joe Bergeron to carry the majority of the load, with freshman Johnathan Gray sliding into the backup role.
News:Malcolm Brown will miss Saturday's game against West Virginia with an ankle injury, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: This explains Malcolm Brown's limited workload last week against Oklahoma State last week.
News:Malcolm Brown carried just three times for seven yards in Texas' win at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown's workload is very inconsistent from week to week. At this point, he's a start-at-your-own-risk kind of player.
News:Malcolm Brown carried 21 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns in Texas's win at Ole Miss on Saturday. He also caught two passes for 15 yards.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown had little impact in last week's game against New Mexico, so it was surprising to see him have such a huge workload on Saturday. At this point, it looks like coach Mack Brown is just going to ride the hot hand between Brown and Joe Bergeron.
Texas' Brown Gets Just Two Carries Against New Mexico
News:Malcolm Brown ran twice for five yards, and caught two passes for 23 yards in Texas' win over New Mexico on Saturday.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown was essentially a non-factor in the game. Texas really spread the ball around in the backfield, with no back getting more than 11 carries.
UT's Brown Breaks 100-Yard Barrier Against Wyoming
News:Malcolm Brown carried 14 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in the win over Wyoming on Saturday. He also caught two passes for 15 yards.
Analysis:Malcolm Brown got about half of the workload, which was fully expected. The bright side is that Texas relies heavily on the run, so Brown at half the workload is better than some Big 12 backs with a full workload.
News:Malcolm Brown and fellow sophomore Joe Bergeron are currently sharing time at starting running back, MackBrown-TexasFootball.com reports.
Analysis: It looks like Texas plans on using at least three or four running backs in some fashion. Malcolm Brown and Bergeron look to to get most of the carries, but Senior Jeremy Hills could see the field on third down plays for pass protection reasons. Freshman Johnathan Gray is also a young talent that was highly touted out of high school, so don't be surprised he gets a few carries as well.
News: Texas freshmen running backs Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown are both out for the game against Baylor today due to injuries.
Analysis: This leaves the Longhorns pretty thin at tailback. So far, Cody Johnson has gotten the bulk of the carries but Case McCoy has been winging the ball around quite a bit against a weak Baylor secondary.
News: Texas' freshmen running backs Joe Bergeron (hamstring) and Malcolm Brown (toe) both participated in warm ups and didn't appear to favor anything.
Analysis: This probably means both will play tonight against Kansas State and hopefully won't be limited. Now it just comes down to which receives the bulk of the carries.
News: Texas head coach Mack Brown said the team is preparing this week like it won't have either Joe Bergeron or Malcolm Brown for Saturday's game.
Analysis: And who does that leave? Juniors Jeremy Hills and D.J. Monroe. That's assuming neither Bergeron nor Brown can play, but my guess is that at least one will be able to give it a go.
News: Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker was knocked out early in the game against Missouri with a leg injury.
Analysis: The Longhorns are already very thin at running back with Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron nursing injuries of their own. We'll update when more information becomes available.
News: With Missouri quarterback James Franklin's ability to take off running, running back Henry Josey's success, Texas wide receiver Jaxon Shipley being out and the flurry of talent in the Longhorn backfield, look for both teams to rely heavily on the ground game this Saturday.
Analysis: It's still uncertain if Malcolm Brown will suit up, but if he doesn't, it will probably be Joe Bergeron, a fellow freshman, getting the workload.
News: With the availability of running back Malcolm Brown still in question, Texas currently has Joe Bergeron and Fozzy Whittaker listed as co-starters, but co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite says there's a strong possibility Brown will go on Saturday.
Analysis: Not that it really matters who starts. The Longhorns have spread the wealth to multiple running backs over the course of the season. They have several viable options to carry the football. Still a lot to be decided in the next few days.
News: Texas running back Malcolm Brown will wear a walking boot when not at practice this week, according coach Mack Brown. "Some people might panic if they see him in it but it's standard now," said coach Brown.
Analysis: This doesn't rule him out this week, but he is clearly not fully healed and not a good fantasy play.
News: Texas running back Joe Bergeron pounded Texas Tech with 191 yards and three scores on 29 carries. Fozzy Whittaker also got into the mix with 83 yards and two scores on just 10 carries.
Analysis: Bergeron was the beneficiary of the late scratch to Malcolm Brown (turf toe). With Brown's status unknown, Bergeron and Whittaker could be the lead horses again next week against Missouri.
News: Texas running back Malcolm Brown dressed but did not play Saturday against Texas Tech due to a turf toe injury.
Analysis: Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Brown was not listed on any injury reports and there was no hint of an issue until after kick off. And with the game well in hand, Brown was not needed this afternoon.
News: It was a good day to be a freshman running back for Texas. Joe Bergeron had 13 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns and Malcolm Brown was a workhorse, carrying the ball 28 times for 119 yards and two scores of his own in a win against lowly Kansas.
Analysis: The Longhorns rode their ground game to 441 yards and an easy win over Kansas, who only had 46 total yards. Bergeron came on in the second half and easily had the best game of his young college career, but don't expect him to contribute this much again tin 2011.
News: In case you haven't heard, Kansas ranked second to last in both pass defense and rush defense, so it might be a good time to start running back Malcolm Brown and give David Ash a second chance after his first career start.
Analysis: There haven't been any standout fantasy performers other than Brown for the Longhorns, so it's hard to say exactly who will have a big day, but receivers Jaxon Shipley and Mike Davis could have breakout games if you're in a pinch.
News: Texas running back Malcolm Brown had 19 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.
Analysis: A nice game for Brown against a quality opponent, who is only a freshman and should continue to be a bright spot for the young Longhorns moving forward.
News: Texas freshman running back Malcolm Brown carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and a score Saturday, while Fozzy Whittaker punched it in twice and ran for 63 yards on eight carries.
Analysis: It might be safe to say by now that Brown is a stud and will be something pretty special during his time in Austin. He's the guy in the Longhorn backfield, but it looks like Whittaker is still a solid option because of his goal line carries.
News: Young Case McCoy and David Ash are being thrown right into the fire for their first game as starters. Malcolm Brown will also make his first start as a longhorn after two impressive performances.
Analysis: This is a stay away for fantasy owners regarding any Texas players - other than Malcolm Brown. He is the undisputed guy in the backfield and could put up solid numbers, but there aren't any proven players at quarterback or wide receiver right now.
News: Texas freshman running back Malcolm Brown has been the most impressive back thus far for the Longhorns and has earned the starting job this week against UCLA along with Fozzy Whittaker.
Analysis: This comes as no surprise as Brown has lived up to his billing and put up impressive numbers over the first two weeks. I would expect Brown to see the majority of the carries once again against the Bruins.
News: This week, there wasn't any question who Texas' lead back was. Freshman Malcolm Brown carried the ball 14 times for 68 yards while Fozzy Whittaker ran for a measly four yards on four carries.
Analysis: Brown may have emerged as the Longhorns' top back, but he wasn't even the leading fantasy scorer on the ground - that honor belongs to fullback Cody Johnson, who ran for 12 yards and two scores. Still, his impressive week one performance and his solid numbers against BYU are enough reason to look at adding Brown.
News: Texas offensive coordinator Major Applewhite said that the Longhorns' running back rotation isn't set yet so guys could receive playing time at any given moment.
Analysis: Last week, it just so happened that freshman Malcolm Brown got the looks in the second half, where he put up 86 yards on 16 carries. Fozzy Whittaker was the most productive fantasy back while Joe Bergeron received the least amount of work out of the three-man rotation.
News: Texas running back Fozzy Whittaker ran for a touchdown and caught one as well, running nine times for 33 yards and catching four passes for 55 yards.
Analysis: Whittaker will prove to be valuable if he can continue to be a threat catching the ball out of the backfield. Fellow running back Malcolm Brown also had a nice game, running for 86 yards on 16 carries, but Whittaker was the one with the big fantasy day.