Mostly calm weather week

As we prepare for Week 2, let’s take a look at the weather forecast for games across the league and what impact it will have on fantasy football. There are six matches played in roofed stadiums. Except for rain in Florida, there shouldn’t be a major impact on the weather.

All times listed are in the Eastern time zone. Forecasts for the second week are provided by reports from the National Weather Service.

Weather forecast will be updated as needed.

The NFL Week 2 weather report is fantasy impact

Las Vegas Raiders at Buffalo Bills | Sunday, 1 pm

Starting expectations: Low 70s, partly cloudy, winds 5-10 mph

There were some reports that this match might see rain in the second half, but that threat appears to have now faded. For all intents and purposes, this is as close to ideal weather conditions as you could ask for. Whichever player you normally start in this game remains the same.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals | Sunday, 1 pm

Starting expectations: Low 70s, partly sunny, winds around 5 mph

There is a chance of rain during this match, but the current forecast is around 20%. The biggest concern is the possibility of thunderstorms in the immediate area around or after 3 PM ET. If any lightning strikes get too close, we could see a lag in the game. It’s not a high probability and is more of an inconvenience than a big bet or fantasy handicap.

From a fantasy perspective, this weather forecast shouldn’t have much impact on the game. There shouldn’t be enough rain to cause major concerns, and wind should have little or no effect on passing games.

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars | Sunday, 1 pm

Starting expectations: High 80s, 40% chance of thunderstorms, winds 5-10 mph.

This game is a prime candidate for a delay due to lightning strikes in the area. Most of the storms are expected to come in around 3 PM ET, so they could have an impact in the second half. The good news is that the rain does not appear to be accompanied by strong winds.

There could be an impact on the offense from a pass and fumble standpoint. However, the impact is unlikely to be high enough to change the status of your fantasy options. If the rain becomes heavy, we may see increased usage in the running game, but this will also be somewhat dependent on the game scenario and situation.

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Sunday, 1 pm

Starting expectations: Low in the 90s with a heat index around 100, 60% chance of rain, winds around 10 mph.

This game is interesting in terms of weather and we can see a lag in it. There are some thunderstorms in the forecast for the afternoon, so you may be out of the area by the time the game is scheduled to start. The rest of the day is expected to see light rain, which should not have a major impact.

This could be a game where things start slow with some sloppy play if a big storm passes through the stadium just before kick-off. We may also see interruptions in warm-ups, which could result in some players appearing uncomfortable at first until they settle down.

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The good news is that the winds aren’t supposed to be that strong, so the overall impact should be limited. There may be times when Tampa’s pregame coverage cuts out, and it will look bad if a thunderstorm rolls through, but it’s a game that keeps your nerve as a fantasy manager.

If it’s rainy early on, it could lead to a conservative attack and put things into perspective. However, with storms likely to come in waves, it is difficult to be certain when each storm will strike and what impact it will have.

Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans | Sunday, 1 pm

Starting expectations: Highs in the 80s, mostly sunny, winds around 10 mph

The Chargers vs. Titans matchup looks to be pretty comfortable weather-wise, and there’s unlikely to be much impact on the fantasy or betting elements of this game.

Washington leaders at denver broncos | Sunday at 4:25 p.m

Starting expectations: Mid 80s, sunny, wind 5-10 mph

The biggest threat to this game may be the wind, but current forecasts are only 15 mph. From that perspective, if the wind is blowing, it may be better to play down and sit on the pass catchers. Right now, there’s little change here from what you’d normally look to do with your fantasy option.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots | Sunday at 8:20 pm

Starting expectations: – Low 60 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5 – 10 knots per hour

Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day and evening in Foxboro. There is some talk of showers around 1am, so it will be worth watching to see if they are expected to arrive early.

However, other than that, this appears to be a quiet game weather-wise, which should suit the Dolphins’ high-octane passing game. Miami couldn’t have asked for a quieter New England-seeming evening than the one it got.

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers – Monday, 7:15 p.m

Starting expectations: High temperature is 60 degrees, mostly clear, and very little wind

Like most of this week’s weather forecast, there is no immediate cause for concern in Charlotte Monday night. There is expected to be some wet weather and thunderstorms Monday morning, but they should clear up before kickoff.

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What makes matters even better is that the following days look clear, so there is no real risk of bad weather early on.

Cleveland Browns over Pittsburgh Steelers | Monday at 8:15 pm

Starting expectations: – Low 60 degrees, partly cloudy, wind 5 – 10 knots per hour

The Browns and Steelers on Monday night may have a slight weather issue in terms of rain alone. The current forecast calls for a rain chance of around 20% on Monday, but with more than 24 hours until kick-off, that could change.

It’s not entirely clear when the rain is expected to hit Pittsburgh, so some caution is in order. The positive news for fantasy managers is that the winds are expected to be low, and it doesn’t quite look like they will blow on Monday.

The simple truth here is that from a fantasy perspective, there probably weren’t a lot of pass rushers you were counting on. Even then, the player you may have been looking at, Amari Cooper, is now questionable to play and is a tough player to start with a lot of uncertainty.

Games played in courts with a retractable roof

  • Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons | Sunday, 1 pm
  • Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions | Sunday, 1 pm
  • Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans | Sunday, 1 pm
  • New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals | Sunday at 4:05 p.m
  • San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams | Sunday at 4:05 p.m
  • New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys | Sunday at 4:25 p.m

It must be sunny during the match. When the Cowboys play late afternoon games, there’s always a chance the sun will shine through the windows of AT&T Stadium and get into the receiver’s eyes. This shouldn’t cause major problems from a fantasy perspective.

The home teams must decide 90 minutes before the match whether or not the roof will be closed. If there is any threat of bad weather in the area, they usually choose to play it safe.

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