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Weather concerns in Cleveland


#1

I’m starting to panic about the weather in Cleveland. The forecast calls for wind and heavy rain, up to an inch per hour.

I have Big Ben and AB so this could really mess with that. My backup QB is Luck and that seems risky, but may be better than starting Big Ben in a hurricane.

Is there any reason to even consider starting Brandin Cooks over AB if the weather is as bad as they say?


#2

NEVER bench AB. Never.
I think I’d play Luck, though.


#3

Never bench AB.

Also, I just read on twitter that the weather as getting blown out of proportion. Just check it tomorrow before the games start to see how it is.


#4

People are overreacting IMO. You should still play your stars. Just temper expectations.

Luck over Big Ben is understandable. Cooks over AB is not. As others stated, never bench AB


#5

Once per year everyone overreacts to a weather situation and we have to be reminded to not get carried away by the forecast. I’m not saying this game is that game - because high winds are the most impactful on fantasy numbers - but it’s always a good reminder to not get so wrapped up in weather, etc that we make awful calls.


#6

The only thing less accurate than peoples fantasy football projections? Weather forecasts.


#7

If the wind is over 20 mph stats show that it can drastically affect offensive output. Rain doesn’t really bother me much, but wind does. I have the same two QBs and have taken Big Ben out in favor of Luck. That game is indoors and I expect Indy to be in a shoot out or trying to come back from being down so there should be a lot of throwing going on.

As stated, don’t bench AB. Temper expectations, but in a bad weather situation he could still easily catch a WR screen and take it all the way, or rack up a ton of short catches to go along with the running game.


#8

True, but this isn’t simply a weather forecast. It’s what remains of Tropical Storm Gordon. This is not regular wind and rain. Going to be a lot of sad AB owners on Monday.


#9

this is really the most likely scenario, I agree. but the Cleveland weather guys says he doesn’t even know how people are going to be able to sit in the stands for this game, let alone have Ben throw a football for a 5-10 yard screen. I really hope the NFL moves this game.


#10

Looks overblown this morning in the live look in from the stadium it was raining and the wind still might be around 18-20 mph but it didn’t look brutal. The higher wind seems to be coming around 4pm.


#11

JuJu is scaring me too. I benched him for AP