Some tips this week for fantasy football players:
Players to keep
QB Elvis Grbac, 49ers: San Francisco is 23-9-1 since 1981 in games started by backup quarterbacks.
QB Jeff Blake, Bengals: Posted a 144.3 quarterback rating in past two games against Steelers.
QB Mark Brunell, Jaguars: Has five touchdown passes in past three games, which could be a single-game total facing the hapless Jets.
RB Thurman Thomas, Bills: Has six 100-yard rushing efforts against the Dolphins, second most by a Miami opponent.
Players to sit down
RB LeShon Johnson, Cardinals: Hot streak should end abruptly vs. Cowboys, the top-rated defense in the NFL.
RB Ricky Watters, Eagles: Might be contained by the Giants, who haven't allowed an offensive touchdown in their past eight quarters.
Pub Date: 10/11/96