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.
We have four teams on bye again this week: Cowboys, Raiders, Rams, Buccaneers.
Week 6 NFL schedule and game day weather
|Thu Oct 15||Atlanta Falcons||New Orleans Saints||8:25 PM||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans||Dome|
|Sun Oct 18||Arizona Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||Heinz Field, Pittsburgh||Weather|
|Chicago Bears||Detroit Lions||1:00 PM||Ford Field, Detroit||Dome|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo||Weather|
|Denver Broncos||Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland||Weather|
|Houston Texans||Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||EverBank Field, Jacksonville||Weather|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis||Weather|
|Miami Dolphins||Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||Nissan Stadium, Nashville||Weather|
|Washington Redskins||New York Jets||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Carolina Panthers||Seattle Seahawks||4:05 PM||CenturyLink Field, Seattle||Weather|
|Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||4:25 PM||Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara||Weather|
|San Diego Chargers||Green Bay Packers||4:25 PM||Lambeau Field, Green Bay||Weather|
|New England Patriots||Indianapolis Colts||8:30 PM||Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis||Ret. Roof|
|Mon Oct 19||New York Giants||Philadelphia Eagles||8:30 PM||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia||Weather|