First, the good news: There isn’t much rain in the Week 6 NFL weather forecast. Now, the bad: A good chunk of games figure to see winds of 10-plus mph. Back to the good: It likely won’t affect many fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions outside of players in the Cardinals-Browns and maybe the Chargers-Ravens game. With the help of RotoGrinders’ meteorologist Kevin Roth, we go over the weather updates you need to know before finalizing your lineups.
Before we get into the Week 6 forecasts, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don’t hesitate to reach out to RotoGrinders’ meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) or check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring.
NFL Week 6 weather updates
Forecasts courtesy for Kevin Roth at RotoGrinders.
Cardinals @ Browns. This figures to be the windiest game of the week with gusts close to 20 mph. Given the lack of “must-start” players in the respective passing games (Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins) and solid pass defenses, it shouldn’t be too difficult to bench the secondary guys. The kickers don’t necessarily need to be benched, but both seem unnecessarily risky.
Chargers @ Ravens. This game could see somewhat similar conditions to the Cardinals-Browns game, but sustained winds don’t figure to be quite as strong. There’s no reason to bench Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Mark Andrews, Marquise Brown, or Mike Williams (if healthy). The kickers present a little more risk, but it’s tough to ever bench Justin Tucker.
Dolphins vs. Jaguars
Chiefs @ Washington
Rams @ Giants
Packers @ Bears
Vikings @ Panthers
All of these games figure to have sustained winds around 10-12 mph. Certain games might be a little gustier — and there’s a small chance of rain for the Dolphins-Jaguars in the UK — but there’s no real reason to worry about any of the players from a fantasy perspective.
All of this is subject to change as we get closer to kickoff. You can follow meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) and check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. For the best weather-related fantasy advice, take a look at WeatherEdge.