In the Week 11 weather report we’ll go through the games that look to have the strongest projected wind gusts, possible precipitation and more. We’ll 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.
Worst weather games
Now that the Bills-Browns game has been moved to Detroit this game is probably the worst one on the slate as far as weather goes. The temperature will be in the mid to high 30’s and skies will be clear, but wind could be a factor. Sustained winds should be 15-20 mph, while gusts could get up into the mid 30s. Wind will be dying down as the day goes on, so these numbers could fall throughout.
The Lions and Giants should have similar weather in New Jersey as the Ravens and Panthers have, with the wind just a slight tick down. High around 38 degrees, sunny skies and wind sustained around 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Both these games could play some havoc on long kicks and deep throws.
Another game with a similar forecast, but the sustained winds should be around 9-18mph with gusts up to the mid 30s. High of 38 and clear skies like the previous games.
Better weather games
Washington Commanders at Houston Texans
There’s a 20% chance of rain with a high of 52 in Houston. Yes, it’s winter in Texas. Winds will be 5-10 mph, which is just fine for football.
Perfect weather in Denver for football, as winds will be around 5 mph, skies will be clear and temperatures will be in the mid-40s.
This game has some of that wind they’re seeing further north, but with sustained winds from 10-15 mph and gusts into the low 20s, it shouldn’t be much of a problem. The high will be around 30 degrees with clear skies.
Clear skies, light winds and temperatures in the mid 60s and falling won’t slow these passing offenses down.