Fantasy football rankings 2012: WR projections for Week 5

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

We provide Week 5 NFL fantasy football projections for wide receivers courtesy of numberFire.com.

We're back for Week 4 of the 2012 NFL season. Thursday Night Football got the week going and Larry Fitzgerald put together another solid week. Fitzgerald has bounced back from a slow start. The big news though was the shoulder injury Danny Amendola suffered. There are reports he could miss up to six weeks, which would be a huge blow to the Rams.

The wrap of Thursday Night Football means we can get ready for the rest of the Week 5 slate. Make sure and double check your lineups with the Lions, Cowboys, Raiders and Bucs 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 4 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.

Julio Jones remains down on numberFire's rankings, but the notable difference this week would seem to be A.J. Green. While SB Nation Fantasy has him at the top of the rankings, numberFire has Green at No. 6. There is a lot of value throughout the Top 10, but this is a modest difference.

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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