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.
The London series is over, and fantasy football owners reward for enduring the early Sunday mornings is a six-team bye week, the most we’ve had this season. The Cardinals, Ravens, Lions, Texans, Chiefs and Seahawks all get the week off. That means we’re going to have a TON of fantasy talent unavailable this week.
Week 9 NFL schedule and game day weather
|Thu Nov 5||Cleveland Browns||Cincinnati Bengals||8:25 PM||Soldier Field, Chicago||Weather|
|Sun Nov 8||Green Bay Packers||Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte||Weather|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||New York Jets||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Miami Dolphins||Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo||Weather|
|Oakland Raiders||Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 PM||Heinz Field, Pittsburgh||Weather|
|St. Louis Rams||Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis||Weather|
|Tennessee Titans||New Orleans Saints||1:00 PM||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans||Dome|
|Washington Redskins||New England Patriots||1:00 PM||Gillette Stadium, Foxboro||Weather|
|Atlanta Falcons||San Francisco 49ers||4:05 PM||Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara||Weather|
|New York Giants||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:05 PM||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa||Weather|
|Denver Broncos||Indianapolis Colts||4:25 PM||Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis||Ret. Roof|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Dallas Cowboys||8:30 PM||AT&T Stadium, Arlington||Ret. Roof|
|Mon Nov 9||Chicago Bears||San Diego Chargers||8:30 PM||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego||Weather|
Bye: ARI, BAL, DET, HOU, KC, SEA