The remnants of Hurricane Ian will cause problems in the east and northeast, especially in Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey. There are some really big matches going on in these places, so it’s worth watching to be sure. There are also a bunch of games in the domes and in good weather, so if you need to switch players, you should be able to find one in a good weather environment.
In the Week 4 Weather Report, we’ll go over which games seem to have the strongest projected gusts of wind, possible precipitation and more. We will also give you the games where we should not you have to worry about the weather, that is, games you can choose in DFS without having an ulcer. Useful weather resources include the National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Worst Weather Games
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Philadelphia Eagles
A northeast wind of around 15 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph, will make it difficult to throw the ball at times. The chance of a rush is 80%, so if the predicted flurries hit, it’s a recipe for sloppy football and it will hurt passing and kicking. Times will be mid 50s and dreary.
Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore has a northeast wind of 11 to 16 mph, with gusts up to 32 mph and a chance of rain around 100%. The temperature will be around 60 degrees. Flurries will of course be the problem for passing and kicking. It will be difficult to seat the posts of these teams and I do not think you can. Pre-match reports at the stadium will be crucial for non-studs, however. These three northeast games will be early, so you should be able to get a good idea of the bad weather before you set your roster.
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants
MetLife will also have a northeast wind around 16 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph, but the chance of rain is just under 60%. Of the three remaining plays of Hurricane Ian’s northeast, this one has the best chance of avoiding the worst of things, but it could still be bad.
Best time games
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Houston Texans
It won’t be chilly, with temperatures in the mid-80s, but no precipitation, below-normal humidity, and winds around 5 mph make this a great game for fantasy players.
New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh will miss rain and temperatures will be in the low 60s. Wind will be 5-10 mph. No problem here for Zach Wilson’s first game of the season.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers
The weather will be fine at Bank of America Stadium. No rain, temperatures in the mid 60’s and wind around 10 mph.
New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
Perfect football in Green Bay as temperatures will be in the 60s, wind will be light at around 5 mph and no rain in sight.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I couldn’t ask for a better time for this Sunday night football game between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes in Tampa. Temperatures will be in the low 70s, no rain and hardly any wind to speak of.
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco will be partly cloudy, with temperatures around 60 degrees Monday evening. The westerly wind will be the problem at 14 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph. At this point it should be fine, but it’s worth checking out as we get closer to playtime.
home sweet dome
Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints (retractable roof)
Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
Washington Commanders vs. Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders