Weather wasn’t much of a factor last week, and based on the Week 3 NFL weather forecast, it shouldn’t be much of an issue this week either despite some wind for Steelers-Browns and rain for Bills-Dolphins. As always, though, RotoGrinders’ meteorologist Kevin Roth will be here throughout the weekend to help us break down the weather updates you need to know ahead of your fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
Before we get into the Week 3 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 3 weather forecast and updates
Forecasts courtesy for Kevin Roth at RotoGrinders
Steelers @ Browns. There’s a slight chance of rain on Thursday, but more worrisome is the 20-30-mph winds expected. Given how weak both team’s passing games are, this could be the final nail in the coffin on starting anyone other than Diontae Johnson, Amari Cooper, and Pat Freiermuth (and even they’re riskier). Both kickers get bumps down, too.
Raiders @ Titans. With a 25-percent chance of rain and winds around 10 mph, conditions won’t be ideal, but they shouldn’t affect Derek Carr, Davante Adams, or Darren Waller. None of the Titans’ receivers are worth playing, but that has nothing to do with the weather.
Bills @ Dolphins. There’s a good chance this game sees some showers (30-50 percent), but it’s unclear how strong or sustained it will be. Given the elite talent on both offenses, you shouldn’t worry about this affecting Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Josh Allen, or Stefon Diggs (or Gabriel Davis if he plays) unless the forecast worsens.
Texans @ Bears. There’s a 25-percent chance of rain and 15-plus-mph winds, which could cause problems for two already poor passing games. Brandin Cooks is the only “must-start” player among the QBs, WRs, and TEs.
Eagles @ Commanders. There’s a 35-percent chance for rain late in this one, but that’s not enough to stop you from starting any usual players in these high-powered offenses.
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.