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Published: Dec. 24, 2012 at 01:52 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 at 03:01 p.m.

Week 16 fantasy football Grinches

For plenty of fantasy owners, it won't be a happy holiday because they were let down by some of their top players. Here are some of the biggest fantasy football Grinches that disappointed in Week 16.

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  • 1. Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans (98.2 percent): 10

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    1. Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans (98.2 percent):

    Foster was pulled from the game with an irregular heartbeat as a precautionary measure. Nonetheless, he left a lot of fantasy owners with lumps of coal in their stockings after posting just 0.90 points in Week 16.

  • 2. Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants (93.5 percent): 9

    2. Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants (93.5 percent):

    There wasn't much rockin' around the Christmas tree for Cruz, who caught three passes for just 21 yards. Then again, he was better than Hakeem Nicks.

  • 3. Tony Gonzalez, TE, Atlanta Falcons (88.6 percent): 8

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    3. Tony Gonzalez, TE, Atlanta Falcons (88.6 percent):

    The ageless wonder looked more like the Ghost of Christmas Past with an anemic 0.90 fantasy points this week. He likely showed plenty of people their own fantasy football mortality.

  • 4. Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers (88.6 percent): 7

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    4. Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers (88.6 percent):

    After the Seattle Seahawks ran off to a big lead, Gore was stuck in the Offense of Misfit Toys. It would have been worse without Gore's 18-yard run in the second half. Consider it his gift to you.

  • 5. Aaron Hernandez, TE, New England Patriots (84.4 percent): 6

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    5. Aaron Hernandez, TE, New England Patriots (84.4 percent):

    Hernandez wasn't able to take advantage of Rob Gronkowski's absence with only 1.30 fantasy points. Bah humbug!

  • 6. Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (77.2 percent): 5

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    6. Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (77.2 percent):

    It was a pretty Silent Night for Wallace, who scored just 1.20 fantasy points, meaning a lot of fantasy owners won't sleep in heavenly peace.

  • 7. Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders (75.3 percent): 4

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    7. Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders (75.3 percent):

    It wasn't a very wonderful life for McFadden, who has played old man Potter to fantasy owners' George Bailey all season long. Every time, McFadden avoids an injury a fantasy owner gets his wings.

  • 8. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers (68.1 percent): 3

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    8. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers (68.1 percent):

    Much like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, Davis' fantasy season hasn't been a pretty sight to behold. It got worse when he was knocked out of Sunday's game with an injury after scoring just 2.70 fantasy points.

  • 9. Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants (66.8 percent): 2

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    9. Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants (66.8 percent):

    As bad as things were for Victor Cruz, they were even worse for Nicks. He wasn't allowed to join in any reindeer games this week, failing to catch a pass and ending with a goose egg in the stat sheets.

  • 10. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (64.7 percent): 1

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    10. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (64.7 percent):

    This Law Firm put in holiday hours, scoring just 1.40 fantasy points after being one of the most productive fantasy backs around in recent weeks.

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