Fantasy football rankings 2012: WR projections for Week 6

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We provide Week 6 NFL fantasy football projections for wide receivers courtesy of numberFire.com.

We're back for Week 6 of the 2012 NFL season. Thursday Night Football got the week going and Mike Wallace was the wide receiver star of the night. Wallace benefited from an 82-yard touchdown reception, finishing with a pair of receptions for 94 yards and the touchdown.

The wrap of Thursday Night Football means we can get ready for the rest of the Week 6 slate. Make sure and double check your lineups with the Bears, Saints, Panthers and Jaguars going on bye.

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 wide receiver 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 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 twenty WR projections from numberFire, based on standard scoring systems:

1. Victor Cruz - 14.85
2. Roddy White - 14.07
3. Percy Harvin - 13.29
4. Wes Welker - 12.56
5. A.J. Green - 11.98
6. Larry Fitzgerald - 11.32
7. Calvin Johnson - 11.14
8. Reggie Wayne - 10.46
9. Jordy Nelson - 10.23
10. Andre Johnson - 10.19
11. Demaryius Thomas - 9.94

12. Miles Austin - 9.85
13. Antonio Brown - 9.85
14. Michael Crabtree - 9.78
15. Torrey Smith - 9.77
16. Eric Decker - 9.46
17. Dwayne Bowe - 9.45
18. Vincent Jackson - 9.32
19. Julio Jones - 9.14
20. Steve Johnson - 9.05

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 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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