We're back for Week 5 of the 2012 NFL season. The Rams and Cardinals got things going in Week 5 with a Thursday Night Football upset for St. Louis. I pray you did not start a Rams or Cardinals tight end because there was nothing to be gained from them. The rest of the NFL is back today and tomorrow with a whole host of big opportunities for tight ends. Remember that the Lions, Cowboys, Raiders and Buccaneers are on bye this week.
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 5 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.
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.
Click the drop-down menu to change between positions.
For more fantasy football news, rankings and analysis, check out SB Nation Fantasy! Our live chat Fantasy War Room is available Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Check out SB Nation's Football Game, Pick 6!