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Week 16 Weather Report

If you’re still reading analysis articles on Fantasy Sharks, congratulation is in order since you’re probably in the thick of your league’s playoffs or in the championship game. But now isn’t the time to sit back and pat yourself on the back. It’s time to hunker down and pay attention to every little detail as there is no more room for even the slightest of errors. One detail often overlooked is weather conditions and how it will affect your players. Weather can be a big factor in games this time of year. So this week, we’ll take a look at the weather forecast for each game’s designated time slot (as of Thursday, Dec. 18th) and how it should affect the teams’ passing, running, kicking, and defensive games.

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Indianapolis @ Jacksonville, Dec. 18th, 7:15 PM EST

Temperature: 62 – 670 F

Wind: 1-4 mph E/SE

Condition: 0% chance of rain

Advice: No change.

Baltimore @ Dallas, Dec. 20th, 7:15 PM CST

Temperature: 39 – 520 F

Wind: 12-15 mph N

Condition: 20% chance of rain

Advice: No change. Weather won’t have much a factor because Texas stadium is mostly indoors.

Cincinnati @ Cleveland, Dec. 21st, 1:00 PM EST

Temperature: 24 – 290 F

Wind: 20-21 mph S/SE

Condition: 65% – 73% chance of snow showers

Advice: Upgrade the defenses and running game. Downgrade the passing and kicking games.

New Orleans @ Detroit, Dec. 21st, 1:00 PM EST

Indoors

Advice: Slightly downgrade the defenses. Upgrade the passing and kicking games.

Miami @ Kansas City, Dec. 21st, 12:00 PM CST

Temperature: 66 – 680 F

Wind: 17-20 mph NW

Condition: 10% – 17% chance of rain

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses and running game. Slightly downgrade the passing and kicking games.

Arizona @ New England, Dec. 21st, 1:00 PM EST

Temperature: 36 – 400F

Wind: 11-12 mph E/NE

Condition: 75% – 95% chance of snow and rain

Advice: There should be some heavy winter weather in the morning before game-time, but it looks like it will warm up a bit before kickoff. However, the field will be ugly and possibly covered with snow/ice. Upgrade the defenses. Slightly upgrade the running games. Downgrade the passing and kicking games.

San Francisco @ St. Louis, Dec. 21st, 12:00 PM CST

Indoors

Advice: Slightly downgrade the defenses. Upgrade the passing and kicking games.

Pittsburgh @ Tennessee, Dec. 21st, 12:00 PM CST

Temperature: 31 – 340 F

Wind: 15-16 mph W/NW

Condition: 27% chance of rain and snow

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses and running games. Slightly downgrade the kicking games. Downgrade the passing games.

San Diego @ Tampa Bay, Dec. 21st, 1:00 PM EST

Temperature: 69 – 740 F

Wind: 6 mph SE/SW

Condition: 5-10% chance of rain

Advice: No change

Buffalo @ Denver, Dec. 21st, 2:05 PM MST

Temperature: 8 – 110 F

Wind: 1-2 mph NE/SE

Condition: 0% chance of rain

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses and running games.

Houston @ Oakland, Dec. 21st, 1:05 PM PST

Temperature: 45 – 490 F

Wind: 7-9 mph S/SE

Condition: 26% chance of rain

Advice: Slightly upgrade defenses.

New York Jets @ Seattle, Dec. 21st, 1:05 PM PST

Temperature: 26 – 320 F

Wind: 8-11 mph E/SE

Condition: 64% chance of snow

Advice: Upgrade the defenses and running games. Slightly downgrade the passing and kicking games.

Atlanta @ Minnesota, Dec. 21st, 3:15 PM CST

Indoors

Advice: Slightly downgrade the defenses. Upgrade the passing and kicking games.

Philadelphia @ Washington, Dec. 21st, 4:15 PM EST

Temperature: 32 – 350 F

Wind: 4-5 mph N/NW

Condition: 80% chance of rain and snow

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses. Slightly downgrade the passing games.

Carolina @ New York Giants, Dec. 21st, 8:15 PM EST

Temperature: 30 – 340 F

Wind: 5-10 mph NE

Condition: 70% chance of rain and snow

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses and running games. Slightly downgrade the passing games.

Green Bay @ Chicago, Dec. 22nd, 7:30 PM CST

Temperature: 14 – 160 F

Wind: 8-15 mph W

Condition: 11% chance of snow

Advice: Slightly upgrade the defenses and running games.

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