Does Weather Have an Impact on Fantasy Football?

It’s getting to be that time of the year where weather can have an impact on real life NFL games. As a fantasy football manager it is a concept that you simply cannot overlook. Yes I am going on the record and saying it. Checking the weather reports as a factor going into the process of setting your fantasy football lineup is required! This article will explore the impact of weather on fantasy football output.

It is necessary to realize that there are different categories of weather, all which need their own discussion. This article will focus on rain, snow, extreme cold, and wind. In the context of this article rain is defined as creating conditions where the field and ball are impacted, so a light drizzle would not count. Likewise for snow there has to be a significant accumulation on the ground that will impact the players footing. Extreme cold is defined as temperatures close to zero. Lastly, we will consider windy conditions defined as more than a light breeze, we are talking about those cold Sundays with wind gusts that have an impact on the quarterback’s ability to สมัครเข้าเว็บหลัก ufabet throw the ball.

Our first instinct would be to consider any bad weather condition to be a negative with regards to fantasy football output, however that is simply not the case. Rain and snow actually seem to have a negative effect on the defense more than the offense. Looking back at the 2008 season week 16 saw bad weather games in Buffalo, Chicago and Cincinnati. Those three games produced five 100 yard rushers. Note that these performances all came from the running back position, however quarterbacks and wide receivers can both excel in windy/snowy conditions. While the quarterback may not be able to grip the ball as well, receivers have a huge advantage on slick surfaces. Defenses are at a disadvantage with poor field conditions as it is harder to cut and maintain coverage.