2016 Draft Kit

Week 1 NFL schedule and game day weather — 2015 fantasy football

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 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. Clicking the links on this chart will take you off our site to www.accuweather.com. As it always is with weather forecasts, skies can change in a second so checking the weather the day before or the day of the game will give you the most accurate information.

Rankings: QB | PPR RB | PPR WR | PPR TE | PPR Flex (RB/WR/TE)K | DEF

Projected game scores | Game day weather

Week 1 schedule and weather

Day Away Home Time Stadium GD weather
Thu Sep 10 Pittsburgh Steelers New England Patriots 8:30 PM Gillette Stadium, Foxboro Weather
Sun Sep 13 Carolina Panthers Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM EverBank Field, Jacksonville Weather
Cleveland Browns New York Jets 1:00 PM MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford Weather
Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears 1:00 PM Soldier Field, Chicago Weather
Indianapolis Colts Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo Weather
Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans 1:00 PM NRG Stadium, Houston Ret. Roof
Miami Dolphins Washington Redskins 1:00 PM FedEx Field, Landover Weather
Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams 1:00 PM Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis Dome
Detroit Lions San Diego Chargers 4:05 PM Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego Weather
New Orleans Saints Arizona Cardinals 4:05 PM U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Ret. Roof
Baltimore Ravens Denver Broncos 4:25 PM Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver Weather
Cincinnati Bengals Oakland Raiders 4:25 PM O.co Coliseum, Oakland Weather
Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:25 PM Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Weather
New York Giants Dallas Cowboys 8:30 PM AT&T Stadium, Arlington Ret. Roof
Mon Sep 14 Philadelphia Eagles Atlanta Falcons 7:10 PM Georgia Dome, Atlanta Dome
Minnesota Vikings San Francisco 49ers 10:20 PM Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara Weather

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