Game-day update: Some good news for the weather in Miami, as the rain looks like it will have moved out mostly by game-time. The wind could still be an issue though, with a west wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. The team is also without Tyreek Hill, so this could be a shorter passing/run-oriented attack, especially with De’Von Achane getting cleared to play.
We are now in Week 15 of the National Football League season and that means fantasy football playoffs are in full swing. It’s also that time of year where weather usually plays more of a factor on games. This week the bad weather won’t be in Buffalo with lake-effect snow. Instead, it will be much further south in Miami, as the Dolphins host the New York Jets.
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 Dolphins vs. Jets on Week 15
The temperature in Miami for Sunday’s game will be in the upper 70s, but that’s where the niceties end. There will be rain, but the severity and consistency is still hard to pin down this far out. NOAA’s forecast calls for — “Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.”
Unfortunately, the rain isn’t the biggest concern, as it will also be “windy, with a south wind 20 to 24 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.” If those winds are felt on the field Sunday, it will make field goals and deep passes trickier.
This game has an over/under of 37, which has come down around 3 points since opening. Some of that might be due to the weather, but the Dolphins also have injuries to Tyreek Hill and De’Von Achane. If both were to miss, that would impact the overall scoring ability of the Dolphins, especially against a tough Jets defense.