All things considered, the Week 15 NFL weather forecast is about as good as fantasy football owners could ask for. There’s a little wind, maybe one game with snow, and of course some cold, but ultimately, it doesn’t look like weather will be a big factor in fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions
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NFL Week 15 weather updates
Broncos @ Chiefs. Snow game? Maybe, but like I caution with rain (and even more so with snow), precipipation is tough to nail until the day of, so I’ll keep a watch on this. In the meantime, I wouldn’t try to fade the game or build a lineup around it being snowy. The best guess this far out is snow showers, but not enough to impact play significantly.
Dolphins @ Giants. This will likely be the windiest game of the week, and honestly, that’s not saying much. We are looking at around 15-mph sustained winds, which might be enough to impact a deep throw or long field goal attempt, but it not enough to be a significant difference maker.
Bears @ Packers. There’s cool, then there’s, well, “frozen tundra of Lambeau Field” cold. Temps will be below 20 degrees in this game, and WeatherEdge does show some negative impact when you look at stats from all games played across the NFL in similar weather (sign up for the specifics). That being said, cold is the best of the bad weather scenarios (less impactful than wind or rain or snow), so I’m not expecting big impacts.
Bills @ Steelers. It will be around freezing, but it won’t be so cold that I’m worried about game impacts.
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