The New York Giants will host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17 of the regular season. Kickoff from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 1. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Giants are 5.5 point favorites with an over/under of 38 total points.
Weather needs to be extreme to truly impact games, but when deciding between two players who you like equally, it might be a helpful tie breaker. What we really don’t want to see is 20 mph or higher wind speeds. Rain can cause problems, but unless it is a combination of high winds and rain, we usually don’t want to downgrade our fantasy football players too much.
Weather for Colts-Giants in Week 17
The forecast calls for temps around 52 degrees with partly cloudy skies and no precipitation. There will be a mild wind of about 8-9 miles per hour. Overall, there’s nothing in the forecast that should impact player performance.
This is shaping up to be a good day for football, especially for a January game in the Northeast. There are no fantasy downgrades or betting implications based on weather in this game.