Eagles-Buccaneers NFL weather report: What it means for fantasy football and 2024 Wild Card Round betting

Eagles-Buccaneers NFL weather report: What it means for fantasy football and 2024 Wild Card Round betting

The Philadelphia Eagles will head on the road to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs. The Eagles made the NFC playoffs as the No. 5 seed, while the Buccaneers are the No. 4 seed after winning the NFC South. Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida is scheduled for 8:15 PM ET and the game will be broadcast on ESPN/ABC/ESPN+.

With Raymond James Stadium open and one Wild Card game already postponed due to weather, let’s take a look at the forecast for Monday night’s game.

Weather for the Eagles vs. Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round

Forecast via AccuWeather

The high temperature for today is 74 degrees, the low is 64 degrees, and the chance of rain is 88%. The weather description read: “Partly cloudy and warmer with rain and a thunderstorm.” Unfortunately, the forecast gets worse when looking specifically at night. There is a 96% chance of rain with “heavy showers” in the evening.

Imagination/betting effects

The amount of rain should favor the running games for both teams. Eagles running back D’Andre Swift’s rushing yards line is at 58.5 yards at DraftKings Sportsbook, while his rushing attempts line is 14.5. Swift played in 16 games this season and ran for 1,049 yards with five touchdowns on 229 carries. He had 13 carries in his last game but had at least 18 carries in the two weeks before that. Swift has run for at least 61 yards in three straight games, and I like both of his rushes given the projections.

Rachaad White has been a bright spot in Tampa Bay’s offense. The running back played in all 17 regular season games and caught 990 yards and six touchdowns on 272 carries. His rushing line is set at 64.5 with 16.5 rushing attempts. White had at least 17 carries in five of his last six games but had more than 64 receiving yards in just four of those games.

Rain can also affect the passing game. AJ Brown has been ruled out of the game for the Eagles, so DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert should see an uptick in scoring. I would be wary of taking on anything other than receptions from short checks. Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans is seeing the most targets on the team, yet he has only three receptions in each consecutive game.

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