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Height/Weight: 6-0/227 | Birthdate: 12/15/1986 | Birthplace: Baltimore, MD, USA | Team: Houston | College: North Carolina State | NFL Experience: 6 | Salary: /images/football/nfl/players/170x170/584399.png | Owned/Started%: 8/4 | Average Draft Position: 159.50

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Texans part ways with Andre Brown


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) The Texans have released running back Andre Brown on Monday, according to the NFL Network. Houston signed Brown in the offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but fell behind Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson on the depth chart and wasn't even a participant of the team's first preseason game.

Jonathan Grimes leads pack to back up Arian Foster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien clarified the competition at backup running back. Jonathan Grimes is in the lead, and Andre Brown is barely in the discussion. As of now it's Grimes, Alfred Blue and Brown, in that order, behind Arian Foster.

"Grimes’ experience overall probably has him a little ahead of Alfred," O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "But Alfred’s doing a good job for a guy that just got here."

Asked about Brown, O'Brien said: "He’s battling out there. … He’s out there. He’s involved with special teams and things like that. But that’s a challenging position, it’s a competitive position."


There was 'no time left' for Andre Brown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Andre Brown was projected by many as the Texans' No. 2 running back behind Arian Foster. After the first preseason game, Brown's status is murky at best. Brown did not play Saturday despite Foster sitting out.

Coach Bill O'Brien told ESPN.com that the plan at running back was to play Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson. There was "no time left for Andre Brown with so few offensive plays," the report said. Grimes got 10 carries, Blue got five carries and two receptions on five targets, and Johnson had one carry and one catch.

Brown, who ran for 11 touchdowns the past two seasons with the Giants, was not given a snap.


Andre Brown sits out preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Texans running back Andre Brown did not participate in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals. The team did not revealed why Brown was held out of the game. Brown is the frontrunner for the No. 2 running back spot behind Arian Foster.


Alfred Blue to challenge Andre Brown


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/7/2014) The Texans signed running back Andre Brown this offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but ESPN reports that rookie Alfred Blue could push Brown for the No. 2 job.

The report says "Brown has an edge on starting experience. Blue has an edge on youth and lack of mileage." Most likely, if Foster were to get hurt, the Texans would use a tandem of Brown and Blue to replace him.


O'Brien calls Andre Brown a two-down back


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien referred to running back Andre Brown as a first- and second-down back according to Comcast Sportsnet. Brown is likely to serve as the primary backup to Arian Foster this year. 

Typically first- and second-down backs are known for their rushing ability and little else. It's worth noting that Brown has 32 receptions for 189 yards in his last two seasons with the Giants, but his 11 rushing touchdowns and 4.1 rushing average over that same time frame speak to what O'Brien's looking for from him. 


Texans reach deal with Andre Brown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Free agent running back Andre Brown agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans, reports the Houston Chronicle. Brown will back up Arian Foster and ease the loss of Ben Tate, who signed with Cleveland.

Andre Brown visiting Texans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Free agent running back Andre Brown will visit the Texans on Monday, reports Pro Football Talk. Brown ran for 11 touchdowns the past two years with the Giants but averaged 3.5 yards per carry last season.

Andre Brown checking out Raiders


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent running back Andre Brown is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News. Brown appears less likely to return to the Giants after New York signed former Raiders running back Rashad Jennings.

Giants OC: Pass pro 'first and foremost' for running backs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said his running backs must be good pass protectors "first and foremost." That might be bad news for David Wilson and impending free agent Andre Brown, who aren't great at blitz pickup.

"You’d like to have a complete back," McAdoo said. "Obviously, it’s ideal to have a guy who’s functional out of the backfield catching the football, but at the end of the day, if they can’t protect the quarterback, they’re going to have a hard time getting on the field."


Giants GM Reese: We will look for a running back


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/24/2014) With David Wilson's status optimistic but still not definite to return from major neck surgery and Andre Brown a free agent, Giants general manager told the media in Indianapolis that the team will shop for a new running back.

"Obviously, we can't put all our eggs in that basket," Reese said of Wilson. "We will continue to look for running backs in free agency and the draft as well."


Giants, Andre Brown interested in reunion


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2014) The Giants and running back Andre Brown are interested in a reunion, according to the Star-Ledger.

Brown said Monday that he would love to return to the club. A source familiar with the situation said the team has shown mutual interest. There's some uncertainty with running back David Wilson, which means the team will try and go into the year with other options. Brown said he has family in the area, and would sign a contract "tomorrow" if that's what the team wants. 


Giants running backs combine for 67 rushing yards


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown was benched for a large chunk of Sunday's 20-6 win over Washington after fumbling for the third time in his last four games. He finished the game with 13 carries for 11 yards. He had gained zero yards on his first six carries. 

Peyton Hillis ran the ball 17 times, for 56 yards. He also caught one pass for six yards, but held onto the ball and was the more effective of the two backs. 

Brown finishes the season with 492 rushing yards and three touchdowns over eight games. Hillis ends the year with 247 and two touchdowns over seven games. 


Andre Brown probable Week 17


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown is probable Week 17.

Brown was limited Wednesday, but was able to practice in full both Thursday and Friday. He's coming back from a concussion. 


Andre Brown has nice Week 17 matchup


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/27/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown -- who has been cleared to play after passing concussion tests -- enters Week 17 having fumbled twice in his last three games. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 13, and hasn't gone over 85 rushing yards since Week 12. 

Brown's opponent this Sunday, Washington, has given up seven touchdowns to opposing running backs over the last four games. That run includes a two-touchdown performance from Brown when the teams first met in Week 13. And it was fairly typical of the recent performances by backs against Washington -- not a lot of yards (Brown had 35 rushing yards, LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson were held to 77 or fewer, Steven Jackson had 38), but lots of touchdowns (all four backs scored two touchdowns each). 

No team has given up more touchdowns to running backs than Washington this season. And while there's some worry that the Giants could turn to Peyton Hillis for the scoring, Brown is still the team's starter. The fumble issues may bite into his playing time, though, and his use the last few weeks gives some pause. Add it all up, and you have a possible flex option in deeper Fantasy formats. 


Andre Brown back at practice Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown was back at practice Thursday.

Brown is dealing with a concussion, and passed his concussion test Wednesday. He's on track to play Week 17 as long as his symptoms don't return.


Andre Brown, Peyton Hillis pass concussion tests


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) Giants running backs Andre Brown and Peyton Hillis were limited participants in a jog-through practice Wednesday after passing NFL-mandated concussion tests, reports the New York Post. Brown was forced from the Week 16 win at Detroit, while Hillis hasn't played since suffering a concussion Week 15 vs. Seattle.

Both are on track to play Sunday against Washington.


Andre Brown exits with possible concussion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lions in Week 16 with a possible concussion.

Brown apparently hit his head awkwardly on the turf after losing a fumble in overtime. He was taken back to the locker room on a cart for further tests. He was unable to return for the remainder of the game

Brown did not make much of an impact while he was on the field. He had 16 carries for 40 yards (2.5 yards per carry) and caught two of the three passes thrown his way for 14 yards before the injury.


Andre Brown could have a hard time getting back on track


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown may have a hard time getting back on track from his worst game of the season heading into Sunday's game against the Lions in Week 16.

Brown had 11 carries for a season-low 17 yards on the ground, averaging only 1.7 yards per carry against the Seahawks in Week 15. He has 110 carries for 441 yards and three touchdowns through six games.

Brown will face a Detroit defense that allowed only one 100-yard rusher (LeSean McCoy) since Week 5. The Lions have permitted 98.6 yards per game on the ground, which is the fourth fewest allowed this season. Opposing running backs have averaged 14.29 Fantasy points per game this season against Detroit. Consider Brown a low-end starting option in most formats for Week 16.

Andre Brown has disappointing day in Week 15 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown had his worst performance of the season during a 23-0 loss Week 15 vs. Seattle. Brown was held to 17 rushing yards on 11 carries and 9 yards on four catches.

The Giants offense had just 81 yards after three quarters, so Brown wasn't the only one having trouble getting going Sunday. Though, Brown had just three carries in the third quarter before coach Tom Coughlin replaced him with Peyton Hillis late in the third quarter as New York was trailing 16-0. Brown didn't re-enter the game until midway through the fourth quarter after Hillis left with a concussion.

Brown had at least 35 rushing yards in his previous five games. The Giants are back in action Week 16 at Detroit.


Don't be too quick to take Andre Brown out of active lineups


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown has pretty much been a must-start Fantasy option since his activation from the short-term injured reserve in Week 10. Brown hasn't scored less than seven Fantasy points and is averaging 12.8 Fantasy points through five games.

The Giants' next opponent Week 15 will be the Seahawks, who are one of the best teams in the NFL and have one of the best defenses. Though, Fantasy owners shouldn't immediately consider benching Brown.

It's true running backs are averaging just 13.3 Fantasy points per week, which is the seventh-lowest average, and have totaled just five touchdowns (four rushing) in 13 games against Seattle. However, running backs have been able to move the football against Seattle lately.

In the last six games, running backs are averaging 118.2 rushing yards and 38.7 receiving yards per game. Running backs haven't scored a touchdown in the last six games against Seattle, which is disappointing, but the yards have been there.

Fantasy owners should consider Brown a viable No. 2 Fantasy running back Week 15.


Andre Brown gets back on track with 96 yards of total offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown, who had 35 yards his last time out, bounced back with a solid game but took a backseat to Peyton Hillis in goal-line scenarios during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Brown got off to a fast start with four carries for 26 yards on the ground. He broke for a 19-yard run in the third quarter and remained productive all game until the final period. With the game well out of reach, the Giants relied more on the aerial attack, leaving Brown with only two carries in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 96 yards of total offense, logging 81 yards on 16 carries (5.1 yards per carry) and 15 yards on three receptions in a 37-14 defeat.

Brown has not cracked the century mark since Week 12 against the Cowboys. He'll have his hands full against a stingy Seattle defense at home in Week 15.

Andre Brown has been a Fantasy stud since his return


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown has been a Fantasy force since his Week 10 return from a broken leg, putting up 15 or more Fantasy points (standard scoring) in three of his four games, with three total touchdowns and two 100-plus yard rushing games. 

In Week 14, Brown gets to face off against a Chargers defense that has allowed eight rushing touchdowns over their last five games. The opposition's stable of opposing backs have racked up an average of 22.8 Fantasy points per game against the Chargers in the last five, and three backs in that span have run for 90-plus yards. 

Brown's worst rushing game (35 yards in Week 13 against Washington) was balanced by two touchdowns, and his only other game with fewer than 100 rushing yards (66 yards in Week 11 against Green Bay) was still complemented by 27 receiving yards, pushing him over 90 total. 

Brown should continue his top-level Fantasy output in Week 14, and can be started in most Fantasy formats. 


Andre Brown finds end zone twice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown gained just 35 yards on 14 carries, an average of 2.5 yards per carry, in the Week 13 win at Washington. But he satisfied his Fantasy owners with two touchdown runs, giving him three scores in four games since returning from a broken leg.

Brown ripped off a 23-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Early in the fourth, he lunged across the goal line on second effort for a 1-yard score. Brown caught three of the five passes thrown his way for 23 yards.

Brown visits San Diego in Week 14.


Andre Brown hopes to stay hot


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/29/2013) Giants running back Andre Brown heads into his Week 13 matchup at Washington looking to stay hot. He should continue to do well against the Redskins.

Brown has played three games since coming back from a broken leg in the preseason, and he has at least eight Fantasy points in all three outings, including two games with at least 15 points. Brown faced the Redskins in 2012, and he had eight Fantasy points with a touchdown.

Washington has allowed nine running backs to score double digits in Fantasy points this season with 14 touchdowns. Brown should add to that total, and we consider him a must-start Fantasy option this week.

It will only help Brown's cause that Brandon Jacobs (knee) was ruled out for this game.