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RB Donald Brown - New England Patriots

5-11, 210Born: 4-11-1987College: ConnecticutDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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Week 3: vs Houston Texans

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. The Patriots are (most likely) reduced to starting their third-string, rookie quarterback from N.C. State, Jacoby Brissett, on Thursday night - look for him to hand off to LeGarrette Blount (23/129/1 rushing vs. Miami last week) and James White (4/19/0 rushing with four targets for 2/10/0 receiving) a whole lot against the pass-rushing/blitz-happy Texans. The running game will be the heart of the offense on Thursday night. The Texans' rush D isn't very generous to opposing backs, averaging 14.8 fantasy points allowed to opposing backs per game (eighth-least in the NFL through 2 games). They have averaged 96 yards rushing allowed per game and given up just one rushing score - last week, the Chiefs were limited to 19/119/0, with almost half of that total coming on two long runs by Spencer Ware (25 yards) and Charcandrick West (28 yards). This looks like a tough matchup for Blount and White - the Texans will concentrate on stuffing the run and dare Brissett to throw the football against their top-five pass D.

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Steelers | Two Pittsburgh players dinged up (Sun Sep 25, 06:35 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster (chest) and S Robert Golden (hamstring) left the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injuries and were unable to return.

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Steelers | Pittsburgh's Friday injury report (Fri Sep 23, 06:57 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB Senquez Golson (foot) and C Cody Wallace (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 3. FB Roosevelt Nix (back) was limited during practice and is listed as doubtful. OG Ramon Foster (elbow) was limited and is listed as questionable. QB Landry Jones (back) and DE Cameron Heyward (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Steelers | Wednesday injury report for Pittsburgh (Wed Sep 21, 08:16 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster (non-injury), CB Senquez Golson (foot), OG Chris Hubbard (non-injury) and C Cody Wallace (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21. FB Roosevelt Nix (back) was limited during practice.

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