We kick off Week 10 like we have every week this season, with a look at the schedule and links to the weather.
But first, I just wanted to take a few minutes and thank you for reading Chinstrap Ninjas. We’ve had a good season. I hope you’ve been using our rankings and advice. The research has led me to a lot of success both in season long and in daily fantasy.
It’s not like the season is almost over, but we are well past the halfway point, which means your playoff hopes should be coming into focus.
It also means wintry weather will start playing a part in games. A storm is expected to bring blizzard-like conditions to Denver and Wyoming on Wednesday.
Weather can have a profound effect on fantasy baseball, even washing half a slate of games completely.
It’s rare weather that wipes an NFL game off the schedule, but clear skies, high winds, rain, snow and cold can have positive and negative affects on skill positions across the board.
Severe wind, cold and rain may affect quarterbacks and kickers most, boosting a team’s running attempts. That said, you almost never want to bench your studs over weather concerns. Offensive players have to deal with a slippery pigskin and poor field conditions, but unlike defenders, they know where they are going. Defenders have to react to cuts and jukes. Explosive direction shifts lead to spinouts and open receivers/running lanes.
A few years ago, we received permission from Accuweather.com to link to the weather from each of the NFL stadium cities. Click the links on the chart to go to www.accuweather.com’s forecast for the stadium. As it always is with weather forecasts, skies can change in a second so check the weather the day before or the day of the game to get the most accurate information.
The London series is over, as is last week’s brutal six-team bye week. This week we have four teams on vacation, some with major fantasy implications, most notably the Falcons, who are joined by the Colts, Chargers and 49ers. So that means no Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones, Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Danny Woodhead, Andrew Luck, or 49ers defense (for offensive players to go off against, of course).
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Week 10 schedule and game day weather
|Thu Nov 12||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets||8:25 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Sun Nov 15||Carolina Panthers||Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||Nissan Stadium, Nashville||Weather|
|Chicago Bears||St. Louis Rams||1:00 PM||Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis||Dome|
|Cleveland Browns||Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland||Weather|
|Dallas Cowboys||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa||Weather|
|Detroit Lions||Green Bay Packers||1:00 PM||Lambeau Field, Green Bay||Weather|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Baltimore Ravens||1:00 PM||M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore||Weather|
|Miami Dolphins||Philadelphia Eagles||1:00 PM||Sun Life Stadium, Miami||Weather|
|New Orleans Saints||Washington Redskins||1:00 PM||FedEx Field, Landover||Weather|
|Minnesota Vikings||Oakland Raiders||4:05 PM||O.co Coliseum, Oakland||Weather|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Denver Broncos||4:25 PM||Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver||Weather|
|New England Patriots||New York Giants||4:25 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Arizona Cardinals||Seattle Seahawks||8:30 PM||U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale||Ret. Roof|
|Mon Nov 16||Houston Texans||Cincinnati Bengals||8:30 PM||Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati||Weather|