NFL Week 4 weather updates: rain, wind for Texans-Bills, Buccaneers-Patriots, more could affect fancy boot decisions, sit ’em

The NFL Week 4 weather forecast has a few minor wind and light rain issues, but it looks like we’ll get through the first month of the season without any major weather-related panics. Of course, even a game in bad conditions is enough to cause fantasy football owners to over-analyze their decisions to start, sit ’em, so with the help of RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth, we’ve got the weather updates you need to know before you lock your queues.

Before we get into the Week 4 forecast, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how the weather might impact the game (and, potentially, your fantasy, your DFS and your game decisions), feel free to contact RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) or check out the hourly NFL weather forecast on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions impacted historical score.

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NFL Week 4 Weather Updates

Courtesy forecast for Kevin Roth at RotoGrinders.

Lions @ Bear. There is a good chance this game will experience rain at some point, maybe the whole game, but it shouldn’t be too windy. This keeps Allen Robinson and TJ Hockenson in play, but everyone could be unnecessarily risky as they are already on starting bubbles.

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Texans @ Bills. Wind shouldn’t be a problem, but with rain chances hovering around 70%, conditions seem slippery for all or part of this game. The impact will boil down to the force of the rain at any given time. For now, it looks like the worst will be over at kickoff, so don’t panic too much if you see some ugly scenes on the pre-game shows. That doesn’t sound bad enough to bench key players, especially given the Texans ‘mediocrity defense (and Brandin Cooks’ high target volume). The WR3 kickers and bangs (Gabriel Davis) are the only worries.

STANDARD RANKS FOR WEEK 4:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Colts @ Dolphins. The high temperatures (mid-80s), gentle wind (10-13 mph), and the possibility of rain collecting later in the game (20%) are not enough to scare you away from normal newbies in this game ( not if there are so many).

WEEK 4 PPR RANKS:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Seahawks @ 49ers. The winds should really pick up in the second half of this game, but with clear conditions expected, there is no reason to bench the usual starters. The two kickers are the only players who could be better left on the benches.

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Steelers @ Packers. There is a 50-60% chance of rain for this match, but light winds are expected. Barring a sudden downpour, the wet conditions shouldn’t affect the Steelers’ passing play too much, and you’re certainly not going to put Aaron Rodgers or Davante Adams on the bench.

Boucaniers @ Patriots. Expect rain for this one, especially in the second half. Like most other games, you don’t expect a lot of wind so you can’t risk benching key players in the Bucs passing game.

All of this is subject to change as the kick-off approaches. You can follow meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) and check out the hourly NFL weather forecast on RotoGrinders. For the best fantastic weather tips, take a look at WeatherEdge.

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