Fantasy watch

December 20, 1996

Tips on fantasy football players:

Players to keep

QB Jeff Hostetler, Raiders: Has five touchdowns in his past four games against the Seahawks.

QB Mark Brunnell, Jaguars: The NFL's leader in passing yards faces third-worst defense.

WR Isaac Bruce, Rams: Had four catches for 112 yards in first game against Saints.

QB John Elway, Broncos: Has career-high seven comebacks against Chargers.

Players to sit

QB Jim Harbaugh, Colts: Goes against Bengals, who lead in interceptions (32) and take-aways (42).

QB Brad Johnson, Vikings: Passing average of 218 yards in past three games to end vs. Packers.

RB Jerome Bettis, Steelers: Must face tough Panthers' defense, third in NFC vs. rush (91.8).

RB Leonard Russell, Chargers: Faces the Broncos and their NFL-best run defense (83.3).

Pub Date: 12/20/96

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