We're back for Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season. The Titans and Steelers got things going in Week 6 with a Thursday Night Football upset for Tennessee. Heath Miller and Jared Cook each had solid performances, even if they were not high profile big games. The rest of the NFL is back today and tomorrow with a whole host of big opportunities for tight ends. Remember that the Bears, Saints, Panthers and Jaguars are on bye this week, so make sure and find a replacement for Jimmy Graham.
We have been providing you with rankings all week long, but as Sunday dawns, it would be helpful to have some projections as well. Our Week 6 tight end rankings are based on our pool of knowledge and often a bit of gut instinct. To improve your chances this year, we are going to provide Sunday projections courtesy of the folks at numberFire. numberFire uses a series of mathematical models to break down the action and figure out who exactly is performing well.They use the power of predictive and regressive modeling to more accurately project future performance.
Here are the top ten TE projections from numberFire, based on standard scoring systems:
1. Tony Gonzalez - 11.13
2. Vernon Davis - 9.47
3. Owen Daniels - 9.02
4. Rob Gronkowski - 8.71
5. Brent Celek - 7.98
6. Scott Chandler - 7.10
7. Jason Witten - 6.96
8. Fred Davis - 6.75
9. Kyle Rudolph - 6.58
10. Brandon Pettigrew - 6.24
numberFire claims a higher predictive rate than the major companies (ESPN, CBS, Yahoo!). However, as with anything in fantasy football, we at SB Nation Fantasy view numberFire as just one more weapon in your arsenal to claim victory. The numbers can help over the long term, but there are enough variables week-to-week that multiple sources can provide great value.
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