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Beckham leads a list of guys who deserve coal in their stockings

HALF OF the remaining fantasy owners still in competition would like to send a very large stocking for Odell Beckham Jr. to hang by his chimney this Christmas Eve. After being very good for just about the entire season, he has landed on the naughty list for getting suspended during fantasy championship week.

HALF OF the remaining fantasy owners still in competition would like to send a very large stocking for Odell Beckham Jr. to hang by his chimney this Christmas Eve. After being very good for just about the entire season, he has landed on the naughty list for getting suspended during fantasy championship week.

Santa oughta fill that baby with plenty of coal, now that the NFL has upheld its one-game ban given to Beckham after a series of altercations with Carolina's Josh Norman; the most egregious being a cheap helmet-to-helmet shot from a full sprint.

But for every frustrated Beckham owner who will have to try to win a championship without arguably the game's best wide receiver, there is a corresponding opponent who now will not have to play against Beckham. Sometimes you're the baby. Sometimes you're the diaper.

Most of us, of course, did not reach the finals of our fantasy leagues. Some of the mistakes were operator error - such as benching Eli Manning on the day he scorched the Saints for six touchdowns - while others were made on draft day.

Here then is the 2015 all-coal team. Thanks for ruining the season, fellas.

Peyton Manning, Broncos: Injuries limited Manning to nine games, but even when he was in there, he wasn't very good. Manning's 17 interceptions are still the most in the league even though he hasn't played in more than a month.

Dishonorable mention: Andrew Luck, Colts; Tony Romo, Cowboys; Matt Ryan, Falcons.

Eddie Lacy, Packers: Lacy clinched this spot with Sunday's non-effort against the Raiders. He had three 100-yard games in his previous four, but managed only 23 rushing yards during fantasy playoff week.

Dishonorable mention: DeMarco Murray, Eagles; Le'Veon Bell, Steelers; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks.

Dez Bryant, Cowboys: Missed five games with a foot injury and the three games he played with starting quarterback Tony Romo, Bryant never had more than 48 receiving yards. Keep him in mind next year when a wide receiver misses all of training camp holding out for more money.

Dishonorable mention: Randall Cobb, Packers; Keenan Allen, Chargers; Andre Johnson, Colts; Mike Wallace, Vikings.

Jimmy Graham, Seahawks: Has two touchdowns . . . none after Week 3. Ripped up his knee in Week 12 to put a merciful end to his most dismal season since 2010 when he was a rookie.

Dishonorable mention: None.

We'll wrap up the season next week by looking at the fantasy stars. Send us an email with your vote for fantasy MVP. Throw a sentence in, if you want. Include your name and hometown. Three readers will be randomly selected to receive a Daily News fantasy football T-shirt. Our nominees:

Quarterback: Tom Brady, Cam Newton.

Running back: Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham.

Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen.

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A reminder that the weekly fantasy chats will continue to take place on Thursdays at noon. Click here to submit questions, observations or even to sound off about the Beckham decision.

Quarterbacks: Oakland's Derek Carr needs five TD passes to break Daryle Lamonica's franchise record of 34 set in 1969. Lamonica, it should be noted, threw his 34 in 14 games. He also had 25 interceptions. Ahhh, the AFL . . . Ben Roethlisberger, who missed the earlier meeting with the Ravens because of injury, has never had a 300-yard passing game at Baltimore. The Ravens' defense has just only interceptions this season. Where have you gone, Ed Reed?

Running backs: It's trending that Denard Robinson will get the call again for Jacksonville. The Jags get a New Orleans defense this week that has given up seven total TDs and at least 150 rushing yards to opposing RBs three times in the last five games . . . Karlos Williams is a mid-RB2 as LeSean McCoy's replacement for Buffalo. He'd be higher, but teammate Mike Gillislee has looked pretty good in his limited work for the Bills . . . Oakland's Latavius Murray has had at least 20 carries in three of the last four. The Raiders play a San Diego defense that was ranked 27th against the run coming into last week, but held the Dolphins RBs to 40 yards on 14 carries.

Wide receivers: Doug Baldwin has joined Cris Carter (1995) and Calvin Johnson (2011) as the only players with four consecutive games of at least two TD receptions. In that fifth game, Carter had eight catches for 124 yards and Megatron had five for 130 and one TD. Baldwin had seven catches for 35 yards in a September game against St. Louis, the Seahawks' opponent this weekend . . . Alshon Jeffrey (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.


1. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: at Bal.

2. Cam Newton, Panthers: at Atl.

3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks: vs. Stl.

4. Carson Palmer, Cardinals: vs. GB

5. Tom Brady, Patriots: at NYJ

6. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets: vs. NE

7. Blake Bortles, Jaguars: at NO

8. Aaron Rodgers, Packers: at Ariz.

9. Kirk Cousins, Redskins: at Phi.

10. Tyrod Taylor, Bills: vs. Dal.

11. Matthew Stafford, Lions: vs. SF

12. Derek Carr, Raiders: vs. SD

Running backs

1. Adrian Peterson, Vikings: vs. NYG

2. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers: at Bal.

3. David Johnson, Cardinals: vs. GB

4. Doug Martin, Buccaneers: vs. Chi.

5. Charcandrick West, Chiefs: vs. Cle.

6. Todd Gurley, Rams: at Sea.

7. Latavius Murray, Raiders: vs. SD

8. Matt Forte, Bears: at TB

9. Alfred Morris, Redskins: at Phi.

10. Devonta Freeman, Falcons: vs. Car.

11. Denard Robinson, Jaguars: at NO

12. Alfred Blue, Texans: at Ten.

13. Darren McFadden, Cowboys: at Buf.

14. Tim Hightower, Saints: vs. Jac.

15. Buck Allen, Ravens: vs. Pit.

16. Karlos Williams, Bills: vs. Dal.

17. Danny Woodhead, Chargers: at Oak.

18. Chris Ivory, Jets: vs. NE

19. Lamar Miller, Dolphins: vs. Ind.

20. Jeremy Hill, Bengals: at Den.

Wide receivers

1. Antonio Brown, Steelers: at Bal.

2. Brandon Marshall, Jets: vs. NE

3. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks: vs. Stl.

4. DeSean Jackson, Redskins: at Phi.

5. Calvin Johnson, Lions: vs. SF

6. Allen Robinson, Jaguars: at NO

7. Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs: vs. Cle.

8. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans: at Ten.

9. Sammy Watkins, Bills: vs. Dal.

10. Martavis Bryant, Steelers: at Bal.

11. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos: vs. Cin.

12. Julio Jones, Falcons: vs. Car.

13. Eric Decker, Jets: vs. NE

14. Ted Ginn, Panthers: at Atl.

15. Mike Evans, Buccaneers: vs. Chi.

16. Amari Cooper, Raiders: vs. SD

17. Alshon Jeffery, Bears: at TB

18. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos: vs. Cin.

19. Brandin Cooks, Saints: vs. Jac.

20. Golden Tate, Lions: vs. SF

Tight ends

1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots: at NYJ

2. Greg Olsen, Panthers: at Atl.

3. Jordan Reed, Redskins: at Phi.

4. Delanie Walker, Titans: vs. Hou.

5. Gary Barnidge, Browns: at KC

6. Julius Thomas, Jaguars: at NO

7. Antonio Gates, Chargers: at Oak.

8. Ben Watson, Saints: vs. Jac.

9. Travis Kelce, Chiefs: vs. Cle.

10. Zach Miller, Bears: at TB

11. Zach Ertz, Eagles: vs. Was.

12. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings: vs. NYG


1. Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks

2. Karlos Williams, RB, Bills

3. Denard Robinson, RB, Jaguars

4. Brandon Bolden, RB, Patriots

5. Bryce Brown, RB, Seahawks


1. Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks

2. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Patriots

3. Scott Chandler, TE, Patriots

4. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints

5. DuJuan Harris, RB, 49ers

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