We’ve been getting pretty lucky with NFL weather the last few weeks and, crossing fingers, it looks like we’ll continue that streak.
We’ll go through the games that look to have the worst wind, cold and possible precipitation and also give you the games where we shouldn’t need to worry about weather, i.e., the games you can choose from in DFS without getting an ulcer. Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.
Worst weather games
The Sunday Night Football matchup currently looks like the worst weather game, but for December in Orchard Park, it’s downright balmy. The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of precipitation with temperatures just above freezing. The winds will be around 10-15 mph. At this point, there’s no reason to downgrade any fantasy players in this matchup, but it is worth keeping an eye on the forecast.
This matchup has more rain in the forecast, but little to no wind. The temperature will be in the mid-40s, the wind will be light and the rain will be at a 60 percent chance. As we get closer to Sunday, we should be able to get a more accurate game-time rain forecast.
Better weather games
The Super Bowl LIII rematch will be in perfect weather, as the forecast calls for mid 50s, light wind and clear skies.
For Chicago in December, the forecast looks pretty good. The temperatures will hover in the mid-30s, with clear skies and wind around 10-15 mph.
Arizona won’t have to endure freezing temperatures at Metlife this weekend, as it will be a balmy 54 degrees at kickoff. There is a 25 percent chance of precipitation with winds around 10 mph. We’ll want to keep an eye on the rain and wind as we get closer to Sunday.
Raymond James Stadium will be like playing in a dome, but with sunshine and fresh air. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s, skies will be sunny and wind will be light.
Similar to Tampa, Jacksonville will be in the mid-70s, clear skies and 5-10 mph winds.
There is a slight chance of rain in Cincinnati for this matchup, but light winds and temperatures in the low to mid-40s make this another spot where weather won’t be much of a factor.
We’ll have a 30-40 percent chance of rain, with temperatures in the low 60s with light wind. Unless that rain forecast gets bumped up to 100 percent, we should be good to play all the fantasy players we want in this one.
Miami will be the warmest spot on the Week 14 schedule, with temperatures close to 80 degrees at kickoff. Winds will be light and skies will be clear.
Los Angeles will be Los Angeles. Sunny skies, high 60s, wind around 5 mph.
This game will be played in Glendale Arizona, with sunny skies, temperature in the mid-60s, with light to variable winds.
Philadelphia will have a slight chance of rain, but temperatures in the low 50s with light winds. No weather trouble for Jalen Hurt’s starting debut.
Cleveland looks like the coldest spot on the Week 14 NFL map, but the temperature should stay at or above freezing. Add clear skies and 5 mph winds to that, and you’ve got some perfect football weather.