We're back for Week 7 of the 2012 NFL season. Thursday Night Football got things going quite impressively as the 49ers and Seahawks got big games from their running backs. Frank Gore rushed for 131 yards on 16 carries, while Marshawn Lynch rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries.
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 7 running back 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.
This week features one particularly tough decision as C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson are both getting healthy and worth considering against a fairly awful Tennessee Titans defense. I would argue both are worth starting, and you could even consider starting both if you have both on your roster. It is never an easy call, but this is a matchup for which it might prove valuable.
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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