NFL Week 5 Weather Conditions (Fantasy Football)

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We had the first day of fall a few weeks ago and you are really starting to see it here in some of the games. It won’t be too much longer before we are dealing with frozen tundras and feet of snow (hopefully) but for now, we are in a nice transition season where there is not much impact yet, but still some conditions to keep an eye on as you’ll see in a moment.

Check out the forecasts below and bounce that off of Matt Disorbo’s Whether Weather Really Matters article to see how your game may be impacted by weather. This week make sure to look at the charts for winds.

Remember – games in domes are NOT listed!

Early Morning Game (London Game!)

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills

LOW impact. This is our last London game of the season and it looks like the weather will be “brilliant.” That means “good” per the Harry Potter movies I watched. High temperatures in the low-70s with winds around 5-7 mph.

Early Afternoon Games

New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins

MEDIUM impact. There will be some afternoon rain showers starting around 2:00 p.m., but I’m not expecting them to be long-lasting. At worst, there may be a rain shower moving over the stadium that causes issues for 10 minutes or so. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with winds in the single digits.

New Orleans Saints @ New England Patriots

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LOW impactThe biggest impact on this game will likely be winds, which will be sustained and in the low teens. It’ll also be a cooler game with the high temperature in the low-60s. Aside from the winds, there are no other expected impacts.

Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers

MEDIUM impact. Another cool game, with high temps in the low-50s. Winds are expected to be between 14-16 mph sustained, which is why I bumped this up to “MEDIUM” impact. Windy days tend to impact QBs/WRs more and favor the RBs (for stats see Matt Disorbo’s article linked at the top!).

Late Afternoon Game

New York Jets @ Denver Broncos

LOW impact. Beautiful conditions for this game. Winds in the low single digits and high temp in the mid-70s. Starts any players with confidence (in the weather).

Sunday Night Game

Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49ers

MEDIUM impactKeep an eye on the winds in this game. During game time, winds are expected to be sustained in the low to mid teens gusting up to the low-20s. Temps will be in the high-60s with no rain expected.

Remember that weather, just like football, is a dynamic thing and can change!  Good luck!

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