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.
This week it’s also important to note we have two teams on bye, so get those Patriots and Titans out of your lineup.
Week 4 schedule and game day weather
|Thu Oct 1||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers||8:25 PM||Heinz Field, Pittsburgh||Weather|
|Sun Oct 4||New York Jets||Miami Dolphins||9:30 AM||Wembley Stadium, London||Weather|
|Carolina Panthers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa||Weather|
|Houston Texans||Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM||Georgia Dome, Atlanta||Dome|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM||Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis||Ret. Roof|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 PM||Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati||Weather|
|New York Giants||Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo||Weather|
|Oakland Raiders||Chicago Bears||1:00 PM||Soldier Field, Chicago||Weather|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Washington Redskins||1:00 PM||FedEx Field, Landover||Weather|
|Cleveland Browns||San Diego Chargers||4:05 PM||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego||Weather|
|Green Bay Packers||San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM||Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara||Weather|
|Minnesota Vikings||Denver Broncos||4:25 PM||Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver||Weather|
|St. Louis Rams||Arizona Cardinals||4:25 PM||U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale||Ret. Roof|
|Dallas Cowboys||New Orleans Saints||8:30 PM||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans||Dome|
|Mon Oct 5||Detroit Lions||Seattle Seahawks||8:30 PM||CenturyLink Field, Seattle||Weather|
|Byes: NE, TEN|