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NFL Week 7 Weather Updates: Snow for Chiefs-Broncos, rain for Cowboys-Washington could affect fantasy start 'em, sit 'em decisions

Sporting News logo Sporting News 10/25/2020

We're not going to make it to November before having our first "Snow Game" of the season. The Chiefs and Broncos will likely be playing in the snow in Denver this weekend, and Dallas and Washington figure to be playing in the rain. Other than that, the Week 7 NFL weather forecast looks fairly mild, but anytime there's snow falling, fantasy football owners start to second guess their start 'em, sit 'em decisions.

Before we get into the Week 7 forecasts, here's a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don't hesitate to reach out to Rotogrinders' meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) or check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinder's exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

NFL Week 7 weather updates

Forecasts courtesy for Kevin Roth at RotoGrinders.

Chiefs @ Broncos. This game is going to be absolutely frigid with temps around 20 degrees. We also have a good chance of seeing snow, though the actual amount of snow is a bit of a question mark. The best guess for in-game snow at this point would be maybe an inch total with more snow coming after the game. Regardless of the snow, I think the cold is enough to take some distance off FGs and make throwing and catching a bit harder. It's not impossible to move the ball in these conditions, but it's not ideal

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Cowboys @ Washington. There's about a 70-percent chance of rain during the game, so this one will be played wet. Fortunately, there won't be much wind, so as long as there isn't a downpour, fantasy lineups shouldn't be affected too much. We'll know more about the severity of the rain closer to kickoff, but for now, you can leave any normal starters in your lineups. 

WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

All of this is subject to change as we get closer to kickoff. You can follow meteorologist Kevin Roth on Twitter (@KevinRothWx) and check out the hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. For the best weather-related fantasy advice, take a look at WeatherEdge.

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