The NFL weather forecast for Week 12 could mostly be summed up in one word: “manageable”. It’s not perfect, as there’s some wind, some rain, and some cold weather games, but no one game is particularly troublesome — at least not enough to have a huge effect on your fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
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NFL Week 12 weather updates
Broncos @ Bills. It should be cool and breezy in Orchard Park with temperatures around 40 degrees and a sustained wind of 15 mph (with stronger gusts). Based on over 100 similar weather games across the NFL, passing yards have dipped seven percent and total scoring has dropped nine percent in conditions like this (stats courtesy of RotoGrinders’ NFL WeatherEdge). That’s probably not enough to pull players from this game, but I wouldn’t expect them to be at 100-percent efficiency.
Raiders @ Jets. Decent chance of some rain during the game. The best hope is that the rain will be clear by kickoff, but I expect some lingering showers are likely. Thankfully, we aren’t looking at the kind of heavy rain that can really impact offenses — just a slight negative impact here.
Cowboys @ Patriots. Here’s another game with a chance for rain, but the late-afternoon kickoff time here likely saves us from the worst of it. There’s a chance for some early showers, but not high enough rain chances to worry about.
As always, all forecasts are subject to change prior to kickoff. You can follow me on Twitter (@KevinRothWx), check out the hourly automated NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders, or take a look at WeatherEdge for updates. We’ve also added automated College Football Weather for those NCAA football fans looking for a little weather insight.