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Noah Brown injury: What status means for Week 11 vs. Cardinals

Noah Brown is dealing with a knee injury for Week 11. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

Noah Brown #85 of the Houston Texans runs out of the tunnel prior to an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium on October 15, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Game status update: Brown has been ruled INACTIVE for Sunday’s game.

Game day update: Noah Brown is not expected to play, but will work out pre-game to confirm, per Adam Schefter.

You might see Houston Texans wide receiver Noah Brown on the injury report listed as questionable and think that there’s a chance he’ll play this week. But don’t be fooled. The latest word, via beat reporter Aaron Wilson, is that Brown will not play this week.

That makes sense. Despite the questionable tag, he did not practice at all this week due to his knee injury.

The Texans play the Arizona Cardinals this week with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday.

Noah Brown injury

Fantasy football analysis

Brown was on a tear prior to this week. He put up 325 yards and a touchdown over the last two games, biting off massive chunks of field. A matchup against the Cardinals looked like another chance for him to feast.

Without Brown, both Nico Collins and Tank Dell will have more fantasy appeal. Collins missed last week’s game, but prior to that one he had 54 yards and a touchdown against a tough Buccaneers defense. Dell has three touchdowns in his last two games.

NFL DFS analysis

Nico Collins has solid WR2 appeal this week, and could be in line to lead the Texans in targets and catches. He’s a solid bargain in DraftKings leagues at $6,700. Dell is worthy of a flex spot or a WR3 with upside, and he can be had for just $5,900.

Betting analysis

The more weapons the better, but Brown’s injury shouldn’t do much to sway you from Houston as six-point favorites here. And I certainly wouldn’t be afraid to take the over of 55.5 receiving yards (-115) for Collins or Dell.