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Breaking down NFL weather for Week 14 and what it means for fantasy and betting

The weather report can impact fantasy football and betting. We break down the important information you need to prepare for Week 14.

General view of empty New Era Field before the game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots on September 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. New England defeats Buffalo 16-10. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

We’ve been getting pretty lucky with NFL weather the last few weeks and, crossing fingers, it looks like we’ll continue that streak.

We’ll go through the games that look to have the worst wind, cold and possible precipitation and also give you the games where we shouldn’t need to worry about weather, i.e., the games you can choose from in DFS without getting an ulcer. Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.

Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.

Worst weather games

Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills

The Sunday Night Football matchup currently looks like the worst weather game, but for December in Orchard Park, it’s downright balmy. The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of precipitation with temperatures just above freezing. The winds will be around 10-15 mph. At this point, there’s no reason to downgrade any fantasy players in this matchup, but it is worth keeping an eye on the forecast.

New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks

This matchup has more rain in the forecast, but little to no wind. The temperature will be in the mid-40s, the wind will be light and the rain will be at a 60 percent chance. As we get closer to Sunday, we should be able to get a more accurate game-time rain forecast.

Better weather games

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Rams

The Super Bowl LIII rematch will be in perfect weather, as the forecast calls for mid 50s, light wind and clear skies.

Houston Texans at Chicago Bears

For Chicago in December, the forecast looks pretty good. The temperatures will hover in the mid-30s, with clear skies and wind around 10-15 mph.

Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants

Arizona won’t have to endure freezing temperatures at Metlife this weekend, as it will be a balmy 54 degrees at kickoff. There is a 25 percent chance of precipitation with winds around 10 mph. We’ll want to keep an eye on the rain and wind as we get closer to Sunday.

Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium will be like playing in a dome, but with sunshine and fresh air. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s, skies will be sunny and wind will be light.

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Similar to Tampa, Jacksonville will be in the mid-70s, clear skies and 5-10 mph winds.

Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati Bengals

There is a slight chance of rain in Cincinnati for this matchup, but light winds and temperatures in the low to mid-40s make this another spot where weather won’t be much of a factor.

Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers

We’ll have a 30-40 percent chance of rain, with temperatures in the low 60s with light wind. Unless that rain forecast gets bumped up to 100 percent, we should be good to play all the fantasy players we want in this one.

Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins

Miami will be the warmest spot on the Week 14 schedule, with temperatures close to 80 degrees at kickoff. Winds will be light and skies will be clear.

Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles will be Los Angeles. Sunny skies, high 60s, wind around 5 mph.

Washington Football Team at San Francisco 49ers

This game will be played in Glendale Arizona, with sunny skies, temperature in the mid-60s, with light to variable winds.

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia will have a slight chance of rain, but temperatures in the low 50s with light winds. No weather trouble for Jalen Hurt’s starting debut.

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland looks like the coldest spot on the Week 14 NFL map, but the temperature should stay at or above freezing. Add clear skies and 5 mph winds to that, and you’ve got some perfect football weather.

Home sweet dome

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders