We're back for Week 2 of the 2012 NFL season. The Packers and Bears kicked things off on Thursday, with Cedric Benson providing a nice little bounce-back effort following his stinker against the 49ers. The rest of the NFL though is back today and tomorrow to get you to 2-0 in your fantasy league, or maybe get you off the schneid.
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 2 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 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.
It is not surprising to see Adrian Peterson climbing his way back up the rankings and projections. numberFire sees big things for AP in Week 2 against the Colts. It is an enticing matchup that should yield great results for AP owners. The most drastic difference between our rankings and those of numberFire would be C.J. Spiller. SB Nation ranks hims seventh in standard leagues and fourth in PPR leagues, while numberFire projects him as the No. 24 running back.
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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