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Texans TE Pharaoh Brown on schedule to play Week 2 after limited practice

The Houston Texans are back at practice for Week 2. We break down the news that Pharaoh Brown was limited with an ankle and shoulder injury Friday

Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) carries the ball in the third quarter during the football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans on September 12, 2021 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Friday update: Brown returned to practice on Friday and was limited. It appears he will be able to go against the Browns this week.

Thursday update: It’s not looking good for Pharaoh Brown, who was the Texans second best receiver last week, as he missed another practice on Thursday, per the injury report. Jordan Akins would likely be next in line for usage behind Pharaoh and could have some TE2 appeal.

Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown did not practice on Wednesday as the team prepares to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, per Aaron Wilson. Wilson adds that Brown did not finish last Sunday’s game due to an ankle and shoulder injury.

Fantasy football implications

The 27-year-old tight end was Houston’s second-leading receiver behind Brandin Cooks in their 37-21 Week 1 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown had 4 receptions (5 targets) for 67 yards.

Brown also scored 6.70 fantasy points and played 75.6% of Texans’ offensive snaps, which led all their tight ends. Nevertheless, it’s not good news to hear Brown did not practice as that would hurt Houston’s tight end depth. If the fourth-year pro cannot play on Sunday, we should expect to see more Jordan Akins and Anthony Auclair. Akins played 60% of snaps in Week 1, but did not register a single catch, despite being targeted twice. Auclair played 42% of snaps against the Jacksonville Jaguars.