NFL Week 15 Weather Updates: Wind, rain in forecast could affect fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions

The NFL weather forecast for week 15 doesn’t look dire, but … Overall, there’s a fair amount of light wind and rain (and maybe even a bit of snow in one spot), all of which is more. That manageable for fantasy football owners. But there is always the possibility that things will get worse before the weekend. Kevin Roth, RotoGrinders Meteorologist is here to help us break down the weather updates you need to know before making startup and site decisions.

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NFL Week 15 Weather Updates

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Not only is this game heavily affected by COVID and injuries, it could see rain along with winds over 10 mph. Given the dismal state of Cleveland’s passing game, even the moderate threat of nasty weather is enough to bench players on the edge and raise D / STs.

This could be one of the windiest games of the week, but gusts are expected to only reach between 15 and 18 mph, so there is no reason to bench either player specifically due to the weather. If you’re overly concerned this week that you must win, you may want to avoid kickers, but even that isn’t completely necessary.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

The prognosis here is very similar to that of the Washington-Philadelphia game, so again only kickers are a real concern unless it gets worse.


There is a decent chance this game will see some rain, but it is not yet clear how heavy or consistent it will be. For now, it doesn’t seem too threatening, so don’t worry about the Jets or Dolphins you were planning to start.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Like the Jets-Dolphins, this game provides for some rain. Considering that very few players in either team’s passing games will start, the weather shouldn’t have much of an effect on starting, sitting down decisions. Brandin Cooks is still up for grabs, but that’s it.

Freezing temperatures, little chance of precipitation, winds around 10-15 mph – sounds good for football in Buffalo in December. Overall, this weather is manageable for Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Dawson Knox, but it’s a worrying thing for all other passers / receivers. DJ Moore is still a fringe starter, but watch out for everyone else.

Winds around 10-15 mph shouldn’t have a huge effect on decisions to start, take a seat, including Justin Tucker if you were planning to start it.

Here’s another game with around a 30 percent chance of rain. There is nothing to worry too much about unless the prognosis gets worse.

All of this is subject to change as we get closer to the start. You can follow meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) and take a look at hourly NFL weather forecasts at RotoGrinders. For the best weather-related fantasy tips, take a look at WeatherEdge.