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. 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.
Week 3 schedule and game-day weather
|Thu Sep 24||Washington Redskins||New York Giants||8:25 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Sun Sep 27||Atlanta Falcons||Dallas Cowboys||1:00 PM||AT&T Stadium, Arlington||Ret. Roof|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Baltimore Ravens||1:00 PM||M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore||Weather|
|Indianapolis Colts||Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||Nissan Stadium, Nashville||Weather|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||New England Patriots||1:00 PM||Gillette Stadium, Foxboro||Weather|
|New Orleans Saints||Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte||Weather|
|Oakland Raiders||Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland||Weather|
|Philadelphia Eagles||New York Jets||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||St. Louis Rams||1:00 PM||Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis||Dome|
|San Diego Chargers||Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis||Weather|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Houston Texans||1:00 PM||NRG Stadium, Houston||Ret. Roof|
|San Francisco 49ers||Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM||U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale||Ret. Roof|
|Buffalo Bills||Miami Dolphins||4:25 PM||Sun Life Stadium, Miami||Weather|
|Chicago Bears||Seattle Seahawks||4:25 PM||CenturyLink Field, Seattle||Weather|
|Denver Broncos||Detroit Lions||8:30 PM||Ford Field, Detroit||Dome|
|Mon Sep 28||Kansas City Chiefs||Green Bay Packers||8:30 PM||Lambeau Field, Green Bay||Weather|