NFL Week 1 Weather Conditions (Fantasy Football)
It’s rare for weather to have a significant impact on an NFL game. In reality, the weather from week to week is fairly ordinary with minimal impacts on the pitch, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you should overlook when trying to get every advantage over your opponents. Weather is another variable among others that all go into the imaginative calculations of who should start.
Throughout the season, this article will help you know how to factor the weather into your decisions. We hope that using a low, medium, or high scale will help lead you and your team to the promised land! Let’s go! (As a side note – the games in the domes are always rated “low”).
Early afternoon games
Cincinnati Bengals – Cleveland Browns
Low impact. Winds will be in the high single digits gusting to the low teens. High temperature up to 74 degrees. There is a very small chance of rain, but I don’t expect it to affect play.
San Francisco 49ers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Low impact. Winds are light, brisk in the low 70s. There is a small possibility of rain, but it will not affect the game much.
Arizona Cardinals @ Washington Commanders
Medium effect. I expect some rain around D.C. for several hours before kickoff and for it to end early in the first quarter. It doesn’t seem like anything substantial, but it has the potential to create some problems early in the game. Potential thunderstorms across the region will also add to the effects of previous rain. High temperatures in the mid-70s.
Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens
Medium effect. Similar to the game in D.C., we will have some rain in the morning before kickoff in Baltimore, but this rain appears to be noticeably weaker. However, we cannot rule out scattered rain or thunderstorms during the match. High temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s.
Late afternoon games
Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Low impact. High temperatures in the mid-70s, with winds in the single digits.
Las Vegas Raiders x Denver Broncos
Medium effect. Rain and thunderstorms are expected across the region. Expect sustained winds in the high single digits to reach peaks. The worst-case scenario is that a thunderstorm moves over the field, but in that case, the NFL would likely delay the game until it moves. High in the low 70s.
Philadelphia Eagles x New England Patriots
Medium effect. Just as with our other games on the East Coast, due to the rain earlier and some thunderstorms, I expect some impact on the field. The rain will likely end before halftime during the second quarter, but look for wet conditions throughout the game. High temperatures in the mid-70s.
Los Angeles Rams – Seattle Seahawks
Low impact. Winds in the high single digits, no rain, and clouds. Beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest! High temperatures in the 70s.
Sunday night game
Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Medium effect. Following the trend for the rest of our East Coast games this week, we will have rain for several hours before kickoff and then there will be a high chance of rain during the game. There is also the possibility of some thunderstorms throughout the evening. Temperatures during games are in the high 60s/low 70s.
Monday night game
Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
Low impact. The good news is that the bulk of the rain causing problems for Sunday’s matches will largely be outside the area but a stray shower will still be needed in the evening with high humidity throughout the entire match. Winds will remain in the single digits with temperatures in the low 70s.
Weather is a dynamic thing and can change! Monitor your local weather source before kickoff to see if anything changes noticeably. good luck!